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“Oh my God, I’m going to die.”

That was Peggy Wulf’s initial thought when she entered the studio for her first “hot yoga” class.

“I had never done any yoga before,” the Curtice woman said. “And when I opened the doors, the heat and the humidity in the room kind of took my breath away.”

Wulf’s reaction is typical, according to fitness and preventative health care professional Joe (Barocsi) Sparks, a native East-Sider who offers the classes daily at his Perrysburg studio.

Conducted in a room heated to around 100 degrees with a humidity level of about 60 percent, each class lasts for 90 minutes and takes participants through 26 traditional yoga poses - twice.

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The German-American Festival (GAF), the Toledo area’s oldest, largest and greatest ethnic festival, returns to its familiar Oregon grounds Aug. 28 through 30.

As always, authentic German food, beverages and entertainment will be in full abundance, including continuous live music at three stages from local Germanic and ethnic bands, an old world-style Bier & Wein Garten, the Import Haus featuring steins, linens and other gift items, new amusement rides and the fest’s signature 56’ by 40’ wooden dance floor in the main Fest Zelt tent – a 100’ by 265’ clear span without poles.

According to Timothy Pecsenye, festival chair, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever.

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Oregon City Council on Monday will vote on a proposed agreement with Envirosafe Services of Ohio, Inc., that would include dropping its appeal with the Environmental Review Appeals Commission (ERAC).

ERAC is reviewing an appeal by the city of a decision by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency that allows the hazardous waste landfill to vertically expand Cell M, the facility’s only active landfill at 867 Otter Creek Road.

The Ohio EPA’s director on Sept. 15, 2005, approved an application for a modification of Envirosafe’s permit to increase the allowable elevation of Cell M at the facility from the limits in the facility’s original permit issued in 1991 by the Ohio Hazardous Waste Facility Board to 714 feet above the mean sea level.

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For famed East Toledo artist Bernie Andrews, being diagnosed with colon cancer

was a surprise. Finding out about it weeks after being admitted to St. Charles Hospital was even more shocking.

According to Lewie Andrews, Bernie’s father, his son was made aware of his condition just two days ago, after going through major surgery.

“In the last two days he has woken up and he is beginning to understand what people are saying to him,” Lewie said. “He did not know where he was or what had happened to him.”

According to Lewie, Bernie, 58, had visited a VA clinic in Ann Arbor three weeks ago with stomach issues. Doctors had told him that he was constipated and gave him medicine to deal with the discomfort. While with his parents, Bernie fell to the ground and 911 was called.

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The operator of a 7-Eleven store in Walbridge is enlisting the help of residents and local elected officials to reverse a decision by the corporation’s management to end the sale of gasoline at the store after the Labor Day holiday.

Gail Adler, the franchisee for the store at 200 N. Main Street, and her son-in-law, Mike Doyle, have started a petition drive to gather signatures to “save the pumps” at the store, hoping the petitions will give them some leverage in an appeal to management.

“I’m willing to travel to Illinois (7-Eleven division headquarters) to pitch our case,” Doyle said.

In a letter to the Wood County commissioners, Adler and Doyle say monthly gas sales at the store are usually around 40,000 gallons.

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$15 Hourly wage

The "Fight for $15" campaign proposes a $15/hour wage for fast food workers. Do you agree?
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