The Press Newspaper
The City of Toledo awarded two grants to upgrade the façade of two buildings on Main Street in East Toledo.
Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner announced the grants at a press conference on Tuesday.
The Merrit Building, at 113 Main Street, and the Friedman Building, at 117 Main Street, need new roofs, windows and a coat of paint, according to Bob Krompak, economic development specialist with Neighborhood Housing Services. NHS informs commercial property owners of eligible grants, helps with grant applications, provides consultation and arranges financing and technical assistance.
The Merrit Building was completely unusuable, he said, as were the second and third floors of the Friedman Building.
“They needed general façade work to upgrade the look of the buildings,” he said.
Court rules in favor of lakefront landowners
By Larry Limpf
The legal argument over where Lake Erie shoreline property becomes private land shifted in favor of land owners with the 11th Ohio District Court of Appeals ruling property lines change with the water level.
The court ruled last week the land beneath the water is open to the public and lakefront property residents own the land above the waterline.
The ruling essentially upholds a ruling by the Lake County Commons Pleas Court in December, 2007.
“By setting the boundary at the water’s edge, we recognize and respect the private property rights of littoral owners, while at the same time, provide for the public’s use of the waters of Lake Erie and the land submerged under those waters, when submerged. The water’s edge provides a readily discernible boundary for both the public and littoral landowners,” the appeals court wrote.
Former Jerusalem Township Trustee Ray Cedoz was remembered
last week as a trustee who cared about his community, and had a common sense approach to running the township.
Cedoz died Monday, Nov. 9, of pneumonia. He was 75-years-old.
Cedoz, a lifelong resident of the township, had battled cancer for a long time, according to his wife, Jeanette, whom he had been married to for 56 years.
As trustee, Cedoz was passionate about the township and was widely known for listening to both sides of an issue.
A petition drive to maintain gasoline service at the 7-Eleven store in Walbridge has garnered more than 1,000 signatures.
Gail Adler, the franchisee for the store at 200 N. Main Street, and her son-in-law, Mike Doyle, embarked on a petition drive after being notified by the company it plans to stop selling gasoline at the store after the Labor Day holiday.
The two had said they hoped the petitions would give them some leverage with the corporate office as they try to continue the service.
Last week, Doyle said a division manager told him the decision to close the gasoline pumps could be delayed for another year.
On Nov. 11, 2009, Coy Elementary fourth- and fifth-graders invited
veterans to come to the school for a special Veterans Day program.
The program began with Christ Dunberger Post of the American Legion posting the colors, followed by Coy Boy Scouts leading the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance, and a moment of silence.
The fourth grade then shared a poem titled, “Just a Common Soldier,” by A. Lawrence Vaincourt and some fifth-grade students read essays they had written on the topic of, “What Freedom Means to Me.”
The program continued with the playing of “Armed Service Medley.” As each service song played, the veterans stood to be recognized.
The program concluded with each student introducing the veteran he or she brought to the program and a presentation of flag pins.
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