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Jim "Basketball" Jones is a very popular man.

The Northwood resident, a native of Melrose Park, Ill., juggles basketballs for a living. But that's not the entire story.

During his peformances, Jones delivers motivational messages to his audience about learning to deal with and overcome learning disabilities. Jones, 43, was diagnosed with dyslexia near the end of his first grade year.   

According to the Web site www.ldonline.com, dyslexia is a language-based learning disability.

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Curtice resident Troy Neff, a well-known political commentator, suffered three stab wounds during a road rage fight in Perrysburg Township at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

“I’m recovering. A little bit of pain yet, but I’m starting to get a little bit better,” Neff told The Press from his home Thursday.

“I’ve had three stab wounds. One was in the back of the shoulder. One was a deep cut down to the bone of my triceps, about six inches long. The other was a stab to the palm of my hand underneath my thumb — that little, cushy part there.

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Throughout history, it has conjured up images of witchcraft and magic. In the Middle Ages, it was burned alive for its supposedly supernatural powers.

In North America, it is considered unlucky to cross paths with it.  

Many shelters during the month of October ban its adoption out of concern it may be abused as a result of the image it portrays on Halloween.

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The Perrysburg Municipal Court last week set bond at $300,000 for a 20-year-old woman charged in the recent murder of a Northwood man.

Sarah E. Bunch, of 1929 Sharon Drive, is currently in the Wood County jail for allegedly murdering Robert Porter, of 350 West Andrus Road earlier in the week.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. last Monday, Dec. 8, Northwood police and fire departments responded to a fire at Porter’s residence. The fire was quickly extinguished. But while searching the residence, Porter’s body was found in a rear room.

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Jerusalem Township trustees have shown an interest in funding a third School Resource Officer (SRO) for the Oregon City Schools District.

Jeff Ziviski, vice president of the school board, said last week that Jerusalem Township trustees are considering funding a third SRO to cover Eisenhower Middle School because the building is in the township.

Mayor Marge Brown at Monday’s council meeting said that a city councilman had asked her to contact Jerusalem Township trustees and Lucas County Commissioners to see if any funding was available for a third SRO.

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$15 Hourly wage

The "Fight for $15" campaign proposes a $15/hour wage for fast food workers. Do you agree?
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