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Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

Area motorcycle enthusiasts interested in enhancing their knowledge about safe driving are invited to enroll in a Motorcycle Safety Training class being offered weekly through October Owens Community College’s Workforce and Community Services.

The Motorcycle Safety Training program is the only basic motorcycle-rider course offered in Wood County and is one of only 20 permanent training locations in Ohio.

More perch, fewer walleye.

The Lake Erie Committee has recommended a total catch limit of slightly more than 12 million pounds of yellow perch for the 2009 season, an increase of about 1.85 million pounds from last year.

The State Controlling Board has authorized the release of $200,000 for public road improvements in Perrysburg Township for an expansion project at First Solar, Inc.

The township has also committed to the project, which includes upgrading water and sewer lines on Cedar Park Boulevard.

As Oregon moves ahead with plans to widen Wheeling Street, some on council last week expressed concerns that it would contribute to drainage problems already in the area.

The city has installed temporary flow meters in the sanitary sewer system to help reduce or eliminate excessive storm water, or inflow and infiltration (I&I) from the wastewater collection system.

Home foreclosure filings last year increased in 62 of 88 Ohio counties and jumped by double digits in 27 counties, according to a review by Policy Matters Ohio of court records.

Lucas County ranked second behind Cuyahoga County in the number of filings per 1,000 population – 9.86 - or 4,359 filings among a population of 441,910.