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Ottawa County will be introducing a discount card program in June to help consumers with the cost of prescription drugs, the county’s board of commissioners has announced.
 
Under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties, the commissioners signed an agreement to make free prescription drug discount cards available to county residents.
 
The program offers an average savings of 22 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs, according to the association.

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The International Boxing Club is getting a bad name, through no fault of its own.

The IBC, formerly located at the Andrews River East Building in East Toledo, has ran into a new problem since its move downtown.

East Toledo native and Waite graduate Harry Cummins, executive director of the IBC, now located at 1717 Adams St., wants area residents to know that the IBC does not go door-to-door for its fundraising efforts. Nor do IBC members stand outside area businesses asking people for donations.

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Oregon is working to cut costs of building a new senior center, estimated last year to cost $5.3 million.
 
The Area Office on Aging has committed $1 million when plans are finalized, Mayor Marge Brown said at a council meeting March 23.
 
Administrator Ken Filipiak is working to cut costs “so its halfway reasonable,” said Brown.
 
“Rome wasn’t built in a day,” she said.

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Toledo City Council last Tuesday voted 6-3 against issuing a special use permit for a proposed convenience store at 2346 Seaman Road.
 
Third District Councilman Mike Craig, whose district encompasses East Toledo, voted in favor of the special use permit. Craig, who had appeared at a press conference with Mayor Carty Finkbeiner on February 16 to express opposition to the store, had changed his mind and voted for the special use permit. He did not return a message to The Press for comment.
 
Council members who voted against the permit were Wilma Brown (District 1), D. Michael Collins (District 2), George Sarantou, Joe McNamara (At-Large), Frank Szollosi, (At-Large), and Michael Ashford (District 4).

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The Ottawa County Transit Board plans to hire a design firm within a month to make plans for a new vehicle storage facility that is receiving federal stimulus funding.
 
Bill Lowe, director of the Ottawa County Transportation Agency, said contract bids for the 27,500-square-foot facility could be opened by September or October.
 
He said design plans will cost about $350,000 and construction will be about $3.5 million.

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