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        With the spring planting season near, George Jensen is asking area fruit and vegetable growers to think ahead and remember that the produce still in the fields and orchards after the harvest is food for those less fortunate.

        Jensen, also known as Tater, is a Hunger Relief Advocate of the Society of St. Andrew, who’s been organizing volunteer gleaners for about 20 years and is entertaining thoughts of retiring as he approaches his 80th birthday. But not yet.

        The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will designate the open waters of Lake Erie’s Western Basin as impaired for recreation due to harmful algae and drinking water due to the presence of mycrocystin, a toxin that caused Toledo to ban tap water for two days in 2014.

        The designation would cover the basin from the Michigan/Ohio state line to the Marblehead Lighthouse. Previously, only the shoreline area of the Western Basin and drinking water intakes have been designated as impaired.

         Pilkington North America, Inc. has received a covenant not to sue under the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) after the company investigated and remediated the East Broadway industrial warehouse property in Northwood.

        The 79.4 acre property, located at 1769 East Broadway, was first developed in 1924. In the late 1980s, the property was used as a glass grinding, polishing and finishing plant. The southwestern-most portion of the property is currently occupied by Mike’s Hauling and Demolition Co. where a new warehouse building was constructed, according to the Ohio EPA.

        An East Toledo man was arraigned at the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas on March 14 after being indicted for the alleged rape, gross sexual imposition, and abduction of a woman who was shopping at Goodwill on Navarre Avenue in Oregon.

        Jesus L. Escalara, Sr., of 523 Potter Street, pled not guilty.

        On Feb. 21, Escalara allegedly entered a dressing room at Goodwill, 3249 Navarre Ave., and sexually assaulted a 29 year old female customer who had been trying on clothes in a dressing room at approximately 11:30 a.m.

        Some walked; others held a moment of silence. Some read the names of the 17 victims of the shooting a month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

        In varying ways, area students Wednesday took part in a national demonstration against gun violence in schools.

 

 

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