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Local communities have prepared a list of shovel-ready projects they hope will get funding from the federal stimulus bill recently passed by Congress. Officials have only a couple of weeks to submit the projects to state officials, who will decide which communities will get the millions of dollars allocated for infrastructure improvements.

Northwood’s list includes road resurfacing and intersection improvements, according to Administrator Pat Bacon. The projects include an intersection improvement at Bradner and Curtice roads. Concrete abutments at the intersection make it difficult for vehicles to turn at the intersection.

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Lucas County’s Living Green, Saving Green pilot project will demonstrate how homeowners can easily cut energy costs and reduce carbon emissions with the installation of different energy efficient products in 11 homes next week.
 
The homes, chosen by an independent review panel comprised of representatives from the United Way of Greater Toledo, Owens Corning, Neighborhood Housing Services, Gross Electric, and Columbia Gas, will be retrofitted with products donated by donating companies.
 
The products will be installed by the participating homeowners, Living Green Saving Green volunteers, and corporate sponsors.

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Jay Hellwig starts his work day around 8 a.m. and he likes to end it by 6 p.m.

"The work we do is a lot of residential work," Hellwig said, "And they don't want you to get there too early. Some evenings we get called out for a service call. Our line of business is a service we offer, so we have to cater to the customer."

Six years ago when Hellwig wanted to sell his family's business, Elmore Hardware, he had the complete backing of his wife, Joanne. The family's new business would be called Lighthouse Residential and Commercial Services.

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It may be just a room in the Harris-Elmore Public Library but its impact extends well beyond Ottawa County.
 
For nearly 40 years Grace Luebke collected materials for the library’s local history room, which is named after the woman who considered it a labor of love to compile the myriad documents that told the stories of so many in the community.
 
“We remember with gratitude Grace Luebke February 10, 1920 – February 14, 2009” a line on the library’s Web site says.

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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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Ebola outbreak

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