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Northwood Mayor Mark Stoner said he will make a recommendation to the Safety Committee later this month on his proposed Advanced Life Support (ALS) system in the volunteer fire department.

Stoner had proposed the plan in June, but some on council balked, saying it was too expensive to implement. The plan would guarantee that a paramedic would respond to ALS calls. Currently, there is no such guarantee.

An austerity plan that includes closing Graytown and Carroll elementary schools if an operating levy on the November ballot fails has been approved by the Benton-Carroll-Salem school board.

The schools would be closed starting with the 2012-13 school year, reducing personnel by six teaching and 10 non-teaching positions.

The Birmingham Hall of Fame’s 35th Annual Inductee and Scholarship Banquet will be held Oct. 16 at St. Stephen School Hall, 2018 Consaul St. in East Toledo.

The celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour. The “World Famous Chicken Paprikas and Pig in the Blanket” dinner will be served family-style at 6 p.m. Guest speaker for this event is Tod Kowalczyk, head basketball coach for The University of Toledo Rockets.

Humane Ohio, a federally licensed non-profit organization, has announced that it will begin offering free spaying and neutering of feral and owned cats in East Toledo.

According to Jill Borkowski, marketing manager for Humane Ohio, the organization began offering to fix what the agency calls “free roaming” cats in the 43609 zip code, which encompasses Toledo’s old south end, in April 2010.

Susan Swain, of Moline, is an animal lover, but that love can only go so far.

Like many homeowners across the country, the Swains are being visited and sometimes harassed by the dozen or so feral cats that have taken up residence in her neighborhood – some in her back yard.

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