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A grass roots effort in Ottawa County to collect personal stories of residents who’ve had frustrating experiences with the health care system was scheduled to wrap up June 27 with an event at Gem Beach in Catawba Island.
Twenty-three people met initially June 6 at the home of Nancy Beadle, Danbury Township, as part of the Organizing for America effort to share anecdotes about encounters they’ve had with the medical establishment.
Tom Critch is a collector.
It started about 30 years ago, and the memorabilia just keeps piling up.
"I went to all these games, and people throw that stuff away," said Critch, of East Toledo. "Then they try to get some of that stuff back and it's hard to get. Everybody asks me, 'What do you save all that stuff for?' I tell them if I have the program, I can go back and look at it.
"I look at the state tournament programs and try to see how long the coaches have been there. It's kind of like a fun job to do. It takes a while to do all that stuff, but it's just fun for me."
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The Genoa’s Farmer’s Market, which began its third season in May, has reduced the number of days the market will be open. Last year there were 27 market days, according to Cindy Nolte, market coordinator, and this year there will be a total of 13.
The market will run from May through October, but it will only be held every other week.
The change, she said, is due to a lack of support from the community and requests from the venders.
David Combs and his girlfriend, Jill Gulch, have started a Web site, Forgotten Felines of Toledo, to help find good homes for abandoned cats they’ve taken in.
Combs and Gulch started taking in cats two-and-a-half years ago when they moved to Elgin Avenue in East Toledo and noticed the felines entering and exiting an abandoned house next door, near an alley.
“Eventually, winter came. One cat was really nice and he would come up to the back door,” said Combs. “We felt sorry for him and started feeding him. There was a blizzard coming, so we brought him inside. We got him fixed up and found him a home. He was such a sweet cat.”
Area libraries are bracing for the possibility of more cuts to hours and services as the governor and state legislature come down to the wire balancing the next biennium budget.
Gov. Ted Strickland’s latest proposal includes reductions in the Public Library Fund for fiscal 2010 of about $112.5 million and $114.8 million in 2011 as part of a plan to fill a gap of about $3.2 billion.
Ohio’s Public Library Fund receives 2.22 percent of general revenue fund tax receipts. The monies are distributed to counties based on a statutory formula.
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