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The Ohio State Legislature last week approved a bill to combat the housing foreclosure crisis.

The Home Foreclosure Prevention Bill places a moratorium on home foreclosures and provides reasonable solutions that would allow families to have the opportunity to save their homes, according to State Rep. Matt Szollosi (D. Toledo), speaker pro tempore.

“Lucas County has the second highest rate of foreclosure in the state, up 15 percent last year,”said Szollosi. “This bill will help keep families in their homes.”

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Last Monday morning, Barbara Locker, of Eastpointe, couldn’t help noticing the ruckus her dog was making in one corner of her yard.

“He was back there barking, and I saw a female duck pacing back and forth on the other side or our fence, just carrying on terribly,” said Locker, who has lived in her Eastpointe home with her husband for 18 years.

Ducks like to hang out in her neighbor’s pool on occasion, she said.

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Members of the Genoa school board plan to appoint a committee to meet with the district’s coaches and administrators and discuss the formation of a new league for the 2011-12 school year.

Superintendent Dennis Mock said the board has tentatively agreed to join with four other members of the Suburban Lakes League - Otsego, Lake, Woodmore, and Eastwood – and form a league that also includes Rossford.

The Rossford school board last week approved a resolution showing “its serious intent to join a newly-formed league with Otsego, Lake, Genoa, and Eastwood schools at this time,” said Lisa Spotts, a spokesperson for the administration.

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The East Toledo Club will host its 76th annual flag raising ceremony Monday, Memorial Day, 7:30 am at the flagpole at Pearson Park.

 The Color Guard and Rifle Squad from Christ Dunberger Post 537 will raise the flag. Taps will be played followed by a short prayer. Breakfast at the Macomber Lodge will follow.

Douglas J. Kigar, former United States Army Specialist 4th Class Medic and a 1969 graduate of Waite High School, will speak. Kigar served from 1970 to 1976. The public is invited.

A fund-raising drive for a memorial at the Allen Township starts this week, organizers said.

The memorial for township fire fighters and military veterans will be built in an addition to the township cemetery.

Details of the fund-raising effort will be announced May 25 during a Memorial Day service that starts at 11 a.m., said Dan Helle, one of the organizers.

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