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Income tax revenue is up, but money the City of Toledo gets from the state local government fund, estate tax, and tangible personal property tax is down or disappeared entirely.

That means the city’s estimated tax receipts for 2012 and 2013 are down. Meanwhile, East Toledo residents say they are seeing their streets, neighborhoods, and infrastructure crumble around them.

Northwood City Council, in a special meeting on Wednesday, unanimously approved the city’s 2012 budget.

A special meeting had been called after council was unable to pass the budget on Dec. 15.

Currently there are 40 horizontally-fractured natural gas wells in Ohio — and 4,000 more expected in the next four years.

Even though eastern Ohio is where most of the natural gas drilling activity is now taking place, this presents an economic opportunity for Northwest Ohio businesses.

The Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Thomas Zich for the 1991 murder of his wife, whose body was found in the trunk of her car parked on an East Toledo street.

The appeals court affirmed the guilty verdict reached by a Lucas County Common Pleas Court jury in 2009 – a case that drew widespread interest because it had been a cold case reopened and involved several police agencies.

Seneca Petroleum Corporation is expanding its operations in East Toledo on the former site of the Interlake Iron Corporation Plant on Front Street.

“The land is kind of unique because the land was originally a coke plant,” said Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Chief Operating Officer Matt Zapara.


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