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Oregon school board members Jeff Ziviski and P.J. Kapfhammer want to increase the pick-up locations for the new bus shuttle service for Clay High School students.

The shuttle service, which started last week, has 12 pick-up points. Clay High School students have gone without busing since last year when it was eliminated by the board due to budget constraints. The board later agreed to provide limited transportation to high school students, saying the district’s finances had improved enough to provide the bus shuttle.

A survey of residents in East Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood revealed that 32 percent of residents have experienced vandalism in a six-month period.

Twenty-eight percent experienced vandalism or theft inside their home, and 50 percent know of a neighbor who was a victim.

Scrappers, sliced tires, drug deals, and boom boxes

Last summer, businessman Rob Horvath complained that semi-trucks were illegally using Consaul Street in East Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood.

Tuesday night at the Birmingham Library, residents told Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs that 18-wheel trucks are still finding their way down Consaul un-ticketed and often unnoticed by police.

Jerusalem Township got its brand new $333,000 Pierce fire truck — the culmination of years of research by Chief Harold L. “Larry” Stanton.

“The truck isn’t something that just popped up. It was something that was brought to the attention of the trustees by the fire department, and then, of course, one step led to another,” said Trustee Joe Kiss.

Officials studying the feasibility of a regional emergency dispatch center in northern Wood County are hoping their proposal fits the criteria of a new state program that offers financial incentives for local governments to come up with innovative ideas in the sharing and delivering of services.

Through the program, called the Local Government Innovation Fund, the Ohio Department of Development is trying to promote efficiency and collaboration among local entities.

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