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A glut of kittens and cats at the Toledo Area Humane Society this spring has prompted the shelter to reduce its adoption fees for the felines to just $5 on Fridays until June 29.

The flood of cats and kittens has filled up limited space at the shelter, according John Dinon, executive director of the Humane Society.

An amendment sponsored by State Representative Randy Gardner, (R- Bowling Green), which allocates $3.35 million to address algae problems in Lake Erie, is included in the Mid-Biennium  Budget Review set for Gov. John Kasich’s signature.

The fund calls for $3 million for the department of natural resources to implement voluntary guidelines for farmers designed to reduce run-off from their fields.

Tuesday will mark the first day of a new chapter in East Toledo — the opening of the 290,000 square foot Hollywood Casino Toledo on the banks of the Maumee River.

The land-based $200 million casino is on a 44-acre site off the Miami Street exit just west of I-75 and five minutes from downtown Toledo.  The doors will open to the public at 2 p.m., and police expect heavy traffic on Interstate 75 near the Miami Street exit.

FirstEnergy rate plan questioned

A proposed rate plan submitted by FirstEnergy to the Public Utilities Commission will result in higher than necessary rates for customers, according to the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, which has filed testimony with the PUCO in the case.

A public hearing – one of three planned in the state – will be held June 7 in Toledo, offering consumers the chance to offer their input.

Northwood City Administrator Dennis Recker unexpectedly stepped down from his position on Monday after just 19 months on the job.

Mayor Mark Stoner confirmed Monday evening that Recker left for good earlier in the day, but had characterized his departure as a retirement rather than a resignation.

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