The Press Newspaper
When Toledo city council voted unanimously to approve selling the Marina District to Chinese developers last week, Scott Prephan of Perrysburg-based Prephan enterprises could not have been prouder.
Toledo is in the national news again, and this time it’s because of a pending $200 to $300 investment by Chinese developers into a 69 acre parcel of land on the east side.
The EF-4 tornado that swept through Wood and Ottawa counties on June 6, 2010 destroyed 100 homes, killed seven people, destroyed Lake High School, and forced families to rebuild homes.
Since that night one year ago, businesses along its route have also had to rebuild.
At least four businesses along State Route 795 suffered damage, and a Mexican restaurant sits near the rebuilt Lake Township Administration Building still looking much like it did after the tornado hit.
Northwood City Council has decided it wants the fire chief position to be full-time, reversing its previous support that the position be part time.
Council voted 6-1 to advertise for a full time fire chief at a May 26 meeting.
The Safety Committee is now recommending that the position be full-time, according to Councilman Randy Kozina, a member of the Safety Committee.
Meeting in a special session Tuesday, the Lake school board has approved a revised five-year forecast that includes more than $1 million in spending cuts for the fiscal year starting July 1.
A major portion of the spending cuts will be realized through attrition of personnel and a new contract with the Wood County Educational Service Center, which provides the district with services for its special education program.
Jeff Carpenter, district treasurer, said three teachers who are retiring won’t be replaced for the 2011-12 school year.
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