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At a time when our state budget faces painful cuts, Ohio policymakers are overlooking hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars that could be saved by implementing Medicaid reform recommendations.
That is what we found in a recent audit we conducted to study the progress made to improve Ohio’s Medicaid program.
 
Medicaid is the most expensive single item in the state budget and it is extremely important to measure the progress made toward the cost-saving recommendations provided in the 2006 Medicaid performance audit study.

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More temporary flow meters are needed in the city’s sanitary sewer system that would help reduce or eliminate excessive storm water, or inflow and infiltration (I&I) from the wastewater collection system.
 
The city installed temporary flow meters at five locations last September in the sanitary sewer system
 
Significant rainfall sparked I&I issues last July, when several residents complained about flooded basements.

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Third District Councilman Mike Craig has had a change of heart and will oppose a request for a special use permit for a proposed convenience store at 2346 Seaman Street in East Toledo.
 
Craig, whose district encompasses East Toledo, told The Press earlier this month that he was not opposed to a convenience store at the site, located at the intersection of Seaman and Van Buren Avenue. He said he had met with the owner, Said Saleh, who is requesting the special use permit so he can install coolers and sell prepackaged sandwiches for the WIC program.
 
The site, which consists of three parcels, is occupied by a two-story building that was built in 1912.

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Ohio law covering military veterans’ service discharge records will change in April and many of those records on file in the offices of county recorders will not be considered public record.
 
“These records will not be open for inspection and the public may not purchase copies of them for 75 years after they are recorded,” said Virginia Park, Ottawa County Recorder.

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Wind turbines are starting to show up everywhere.
  
From the ones near Bowling Green that have been in existence near Route 6 for several years, to a new one built by the Toledo Zoo last August, and even a turbine that was completed at Clay High School in September. Now you will see two more smaller versions in the Woodville area.
 
At a Woodville council meeting last November, Glen Levy, representing Skystream Wind Turbines, gave a presentation to the members of council and other interested parties about residential wind turbines (also referred to as windmills). What prompted the presentation is that two Woodville area residents, Steve Green and Miriam Obermyer, were each planning to have a wind turbine installed on their properties by Levy’s company.

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NFL domestic violence

Will the recent reports of domestic abuse by NFL players affect your viewing of professional football?
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