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53-year-old Millbury resident starts nursing career

A 53-year-old Owens Community College non-traditional student, Jeff Burnside of Millbury, made his life-changing decision several years ago to leave the manufacturing industry because of its bleak outlook in Northwest Ohio.

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It’s on the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Government (TMACOG)’s “to do” list — widen U.S. Route 20 through Stony Ridge to five lanes.

And, it’s a high priority — No. 5 on a list of 60 items from TMACOG’s 2007-2035 Transportation Plan Draft Project List compiled in February 2007.

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Bond has been set at $100,000 for a Lake Township man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend.

Township police said Jeffery Acers, 46, of 3630 Eastpointe Dr., was being held in the Wood County jail after being charged with attempted murder.

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A few I's still need to be dotted and some T's need to be crossed, but the Genoa Homecoming celebration will resume in 2009.

Marilyn Reeder, media coordinator and advisor for the Genoa Chamber of Commerce, said the event will be held May 29-30 at Veterans' Memorial Park in Genoa.

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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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Ebola outbreak

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