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In an effort to keep commercial buildings from deteriorating and becoming public eyesores, Northwood is looking at adding a building maintenance section to its zoning code.

City Administrator Bob Anderson said the current zoning code addresses building maintenance to some degree, “but I don’t know if it’s strong enough.”

“It’s not comprehensive,” said Anderson. “The idea here is to have something that just addresses building maintenance.”

The proposal would require the repair and upkeep to the exterior of commercial buildings.

For Ray Frick, owner of Fricker's restaurants, growing up on Toledo's east side has left him with fond memories as well as lessons that he still lives by today.

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Ray Frick. (Photo courtesy
Waite Alumni Association

“I grew up between Nevada and Idaho and I remember it as being a wonderful time,” Frick said. “I had a wonderful family and I really have no complaints. It was a typical middle class neighborhood. I had great friends and we just had a great time. Everyone took care of everyone. We all looked out for each other.”

Al Thompson left Northwest Ohio on August 17 on a bicycle ride around the perimeter of the United States in an effort to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children.

Here is an excerpt from his blog, which you can follow by going to presspublications.com and clicking on the icon on the upper right.


Happy Holiday Tidings All -

On the move again . . . well . . . kind of.

Family Farm and Home plans to open a store in Lake Township by early spring 2016.

The new store will be located at 3700 Williston Road in a building where a Steve & Barry’s store had been located prior to the building and 11.2-acre parcel going into forfeiture.

Family Farm and Home, a family-owned company based in Adrian, Michigan, offers a merchandise line geared to rural and suburban lifestyles, including pet, horse and livestock feeds and accessories, farm supplies, home heating, lawn and garden equipment, hardware, automotive, work clothing and footwear.

This year – 2015 – has marked the 175th anniversary of the founding of Ottawa County in 1840.

To celebrate this event, a new book titled “Ottawa County 175th Anniversary” will be available next summer. But as we near the end of this anniversary year, it’s a particularly good time to recognize this milestone date.

Ottawa County is a wonderful county with a diverse population and an important heritage. And it is an interesting county. It is the longest county in the state and has more miles of coastline than any other county. We have more boats, sell more fishing licenses and have more campsites than any other Ohio county. It is a fascinating place for people to live, work and enjoy recreational facilities. So here’s a reminder that we can observe this anniversary year by thinking of our county’s heritage.

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