The Press Newspaper
The Toledo Fire and Rescue Arson Investigative Unit continue to examine multiple fires that have occurred throughout the city and are asking for residents’ help.
The department was offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest of individuals involved, but late Thursday police had a breakthrough and arrested an arson suspect, 18-year-old Joshua Havermale of 502 Potter Street, East Toledo.
Genoa councilman Eric Hise resigned effective immediately at the end of Monday night’s regular meeting.
Hise, who was just over a year and a half into his four-year term, said in a telephone interview after the meeting that personal health issues forced his decision. He has been struggling with severe back problems for several months. As a result, Hise said he anticipates surgery and rehabilitation in the near future that will prevent him from attending meetings and maintaining a concentrated focus on village business, he said. He already retired from his bonding company job late last year but retains part ownership in a local bar.
With a struggling economy on the minds of voters, two area school districts will attempt to pass operating levies Tuesday to offset the loss of state aid and other revenue as well as preventing future spending cuts.
The administration and school board of the Lake Local School District are asking voters for approval of a 4.75-mill, continuing levy while voters in the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will decide a 3.9-mill, 5-year emergency property tax issue.
Excessive heat and humidity forced the temperatures toward 100 degrees and the heat index to 115 last week, significantly increasing the risk of heat-related illness.
It is no different for animals.
After the National Weather Service in Cleveland issued an excessive heat warning during most of the Ottawa County Fair, keeping animals cool became a priority.
A member of a citizens’ committee that recommended two revisions to the Northwood city charter blasted council at a July 14 council meeting for failing to place them on the ballot for this fall.
Voters must approve any changes made to the city charter.
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