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Gov. John Kasich’s plan to privatize and lease the Ohio Turnpike has met with considerable opposition from across the state. But Kasich is prepared to make a Request for Proposals (RFP) and pursue the plan, according to State Rep. Matt Szollosi (49th District).

“The turnpike issue is a raging issue for folks in the northern part of the state,” said Szollos. “Kasich is going to
make that a priority in the fall or early part of next year. The Republican majority in both the House and Senate has given him the authority to pursue privatization. At this point, the administration is going to hire a consultant to advise it on the lease of the turnpike.”

The Lake Township trustees are asking the Ohio Department of Transportation to conduct a study of traffic speed along a stretch of Walbridge Road between Fostoria Road and State Route 51.

The trustees Tuesday approved a resolution supporting the study, including a request the speed limit along that stretch of Walbridge be reduced from 55 mph to 35 and additional stop signs be placed at the corner of Walbridge and Millbury roads. Currently, there are only stop signs on Millbury Road at the intersection.

For the staff at The Press, taking in a free roaming cat was a win-win situation, beneficial for the animal as well as staff members.

According Melinda Sandwisch, assistant office manager, Princess Peaches Pumpkin Pie, a.k.a. “Peaches,” came to The Press a few months ago and has made herself right at home.

Rolling Stone is calling it a “pulse-racing thriller.”

For a group of local women, the review of the film “The Ides of March,” which opened in theaters Oct. 7, is a gross understatement.

The Birmingham Hall of Fame’s 35th Annual Inductee and Scholarship Banquet will be held Oct. 16 at St. Stephen School Hall, 2018 Consaul St. in East Toledo.

The celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour. The “World Famous Chicken Paprikas and Pig in the Blanket” dinner will be served family-style at 6 p.m. Guest speaker for this event is Tod Kowalczyk, head basketball coach for The University of Toledo Rockets.


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