The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

An investigation into the March 26 fire that heavily damaged a Hanley Road home in Lake Township hasn’t determined the cause of the blaze, said Mark Hummer, township police chief.

The chief said township personnel and the Ohio Fire Marshal’s office conducted the investigation of the home at 3890 Hanley Road.

It was a bright and sunny day on Feb. 11, Merl Downs thought he’d go to the bank and maybe meet a friend for lunch.

After drawing out some cash at the Curtice branch of the National Bank of Ohio, Downs, of Reno Beach, called his buddy, Chris Zimmerman, to see if he’d like to have lunch. The pair decided to meet in Pemberville, where Zimmerman lives.

A sluggish economy took its toll on revenues, causing the Wood County Board of Commissioners to approve 2012 general fund appropriations of $37.1 million – a little more than $1million less than 2011 appropriations and the lowest since 2006.

While sales tax revenues have been positive, other revenue sources – property taxes, investment income, and the local government fund – continue to decline, the commissioners note in the county’s annual report.

Regional Growth Partnership Director Dean Monske says there are reasons foreign investors want to bring their families and business operations to Toledo.

“Why Toledo? Because this is a great spot,” Monske said in a presentation to the East Toledo Club during a monthly luncheon at the Weber Block. “They can protect their capital anywhere — New York, L.A., maybe Boston.

Cost estimates for proposed streets projects are expected to be in the hands of members of Genoa Village Council.

“Once we get that we can begin prioritizing them,” said Village Administrator Kevin Gladden.

Rich Hertzfeld of Poggemeyer Design Group of Bowling Green attended a recent council meeting to talk about the spring project’s list.

replace Andrew Jackson $20 bill?

Do you agree that Harriet Tubman should replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill?
336337607 [{"id":"111","title":"Yes","votes":"13","pct":24.53,"type":"x","order":"1","resources":[]},{"id":"112","title":"No","votes":"40","pct":75.47,"type":"x","order":"2","resources":[]}] ["#194e84","#3b6b9c","#1f242a","#37414a","#60bb22","#f2babb"] sbar 160 160 /component/communitypolls/vote/45-do-you-agree-that-harriet-tubman-should-replace-andrew-jackson-on-the-20-bill No answer selected. Please try again. Thank you for your vote. Answers Votes ...