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Decline in home values threaten East Toledo neighborhoods
Written by John Szozda   
Monday, 09 December 2013 10:17

HousingHeaderSmallIn this special report Housing in East Toledo: A Downward Spiral or Opportunity?, Press reporters look at the precipitous decline in housing values, what contributed to that decline, the emergence of absentee landlords and what is being done to rekindle the American Dream of owning a home.

Oregon to seek grants for more tornado sirens
Written by Kelly Kaczala   
Monday, 09 December 2013 12:05

Five sirens are not enough to adequately warn residents in Oregon of oncoming tornados, according to City Administrator Mike Beazley at a committee of the whole meeting on Monday. He said the city wants to install four more to fill in the gaps.

Beazley discussed the matter with the Lucas County Emergency Management Agency after a resident from Starr Avenue told council at a meeting on Nov. 25 that he did not hear tornado sirens go on when a tornado tore through the city on Nov. 17, causing property damage in some parts of the city.

Oak Harbor police look for home invader
Written by Cynthia L. Jacoby   
Monday, 09 December 2013 12:06

Oak Harbor police continue to look for the person who slipped into an occupied home undetected recently, stole a few dollars and then took off.

The home invasion happened at an East Ottawa Street home the evening of Nov. 11, Police Chief Steve Weirich said.

“The wife was home that night in her bedroom. She heard a noise but didn’t really think that much about it,” the chief said.

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