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In East Toledo at Work: A History of Business and Industry of East Toledo by Larry R. Michaels and Ronald J. Mauter, a chapter titled “Sixteen Tons and What Do You Get?” describes the old Ironwood neighborhood of East Toledo.

“The Ironville community further north on Front Street…grew up as early as the 1860s around heavy industry that was dependent on shipping on the river. The iron ore and coke plants gave the community its name, and other industries, such as shipbuilding and oil refining, arrived soon after,” states the book, copyrighted in 2006 and published by Bihl House Publishing Company.

After convening an emergency meeting Wednesday, the Lake school board re-approved the resolution needed for placing a 4.75-mill, 5-year levy on the November ballot.

The board had met Tuesday and adopted the same resolution, said treasurer Jeff Carpenter, but the required number of board members wasn’t present as some were out of town or had job responsibilities.

The Aug. 13 burglary of a Woodville Road home in Lake Township by armed men appears to not to be a random act, Mark Hummer, township police chief, said last week.

He said evidence collected at the scene indicates the residence at 1539 Woodville Road was intentionally hit by three men who took a cell phone and cash.

When Elmore native Loren Hall posed for a photo atop a locally-made bicycle in 1892, the youngster probably didn’t realize the Elmore Manufacturing Co. would reach a nationwide market with the “Elmore Roadster” that cost about $100.

Seven years later the company, headed by Harmon Becker and his sons, would cease bicycle production and focus on manufacturing what would be called the Elmore Car in a Clyde, O. plant. That vehicle would also be sold to a large market and be used by taxi companies in Washington, D.C.

The potential owner of the closed Brunner Elementary building plans to turn the site into a business hub and rental hall.

Gary Moritz, of Curtice, attended Monday night’s Genoa Planning Commission Committee meeting to discuss his offer to buy the building from the Genoa School District, schools superintendent. Dennis Mock said. The deal hinges on rezoning the site from the R-1 classification to B-1, which is more suitable for light business.

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