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A federal tax incentive that is due to expire at the end of the year has been an integral part of the success the Black Swamp Conservancy has had in protecting agricultural land and other natural areas from development, says Kevin Joyce,  the conservancy’s executive director.

Organizations representing land trusts are supporting measures in Congress that would make the incentive for land donations permanent.

Joyce says a permanent incentive would help more families save their land and choose conservation over land development.

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A century is a long time to keep a business afloat, but Reddish Sporting Goods

has managed to do just that.

Reddish Sporting Goods moved to 400 Main St. six years ago, but the family-owned business has been an East Toledo fixture since 1909.

"We opened up our shop in 1991," said Gary Reddish, who owns the business with his wife, Debra. "Previous to that, my father (Maxwell) had the sporting goods store. When he died in 1990, we put together our own shop and opened in 1991.

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Men claiming to be conducting a property survey for the City of Oregon were able to gain entry to a Holly Drive residence and steal cash from the eldery homeowner, police said.

One man said he needed to look at the homeowners’ back yard while others apparently went into the home while the 83-year-old owner was distracted.

The incident occurred July 8.

According to police, the homeowner was cleaning a lawn mower in his front yard when a large red Ford, possibly an SUV, pulled into his driveway.

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Garden and art lovers alike will find enjoyment just outside Elmore at Schedel

Arboretum and Gardens.
 
“It’s very beautiful out here and we’re just trying to get the word out that we’re here”, said events coordinator Veronica Sheets. “We’re teased about being the hidden garden or the secret garden because so many people just stumble on us on their own.”
 
Seventeen acres of “well manicured” gardens intertwined with artwork play host to annual garden seminars, guided tours and other events. Enthusiasts of all ages are invited to explore the grounds.

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Jerusalem Township trustees are considering alternatives to spending over $300,000 to continue getting patrolled by Lucas County deputy sheriffs.
 
Recently, Lucas County Commissioners decided to cut the sheriff’s budget next year as a result of the recession. Since the Ohio Revised Code does not require the county to provide police protection to township residents, Lucas County deputies will no longer provide patrols to eight townships in Lucas County unless townships pay for the service. The county expects to save $5.1 million as a result. 
 
“The sheriff’s job is to keep the peace and run a jail,” Pete Gerken, president of the Lucas County Commissioners, said last week. “And in tight economic times, we certainly are going back to those core services that we can afford to deliver. Right now, we just can’t afford to pay for townships that don’t pay for their own police services. Everyone’s cutting their budgets, and this is just one of the unfortunate aspects of our budget.”

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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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