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Nursing home visitation is not limited to friends and family, nor is it limited to the holiday season. Visits help residents maintain connections with their communities and have a high quality of life.

The Ohio Department of Aging has declared Dec. 24-31, 2011 as the sixth annual “Visit a Nursing Home Week” in Ohio and encourages all Ohioans to use the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day to continue a tradition or develop a new habit of sharing their time and compassion with residents all year long.

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation jointly released a new Port of Toledo Economic Impact Study which indicates that the port generates nearly 7,000 jobs and vessel and cargo activity creates more than $1 billion in economic impact.

“There is a lot of good news that comes out of this study. It really validates what we do everyday and take for granted,” said Paul Toth, president and CEO of the port authority. “These are significant numbers.”

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is expected to conduct an Access Management Study on Navarre Avenue (State Route 2) to examine the safety of vehicles pulling out of businesses onto the busy thoroughfare.

“There are a lot of accidents on Navarre between Coy and I-280,” Paul Roman, director of public service, said recently at an Oregon City Council meeting in response to a question by former Councilman Kathy Pollauf about brush obscuring the view of vehicles attempting to pull out of access drives on Navarre.

Advocates are urging state leaders to act on legislation which would help protect gay students from bullying in Ohio's schools.

House Bill 208 would add sexual orientation, gender identity and other enumerated protections to Ohio's anti-bullying law.

Ed Mullen, executive director of Equality Ohio, says a recent videotaped attack of a gay Chillicothe teen in a classroom shows that these incidents are becoming more common.

Five persons, including two East Toledo women, have been arrested on charges of solicitation and promoting prostitution after detectives from the Wood County Sheriff’s Department conducted a vice operation Wednesday at a North Baltimore hotel.

According to the sheriff’s department, charges of solicitation have been filed against three men:

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