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Because of today’s poor housing market, local community organizations are now spending their resources helping individuals facing foreclosure instead of renovating homes.

As a result, Housing East Revitalization Corporation is consolidating its operations with Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Toledo, Inc.

Both NHS, with offices on Second Street in East Toledo, and Housing East, under the auspices of its long-time director, Paul “Pat” Hecklinger, were in the business of renovating homes in older neighborhoods. Both are having a difficult time finding buyers for their product in today’s market.

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The Ottawa County Health Department has announced the clinic schedule for the week of Oct. 27-31. Unless otherwise noted, all clinics are held at the health department offices, located at 1856 E. Perry St., Port Clinton. Appointments may be made by calling 419-734-6800 or toll-free in Ottawa County at 1-800-788-8803.

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The Press has learned that Jerusalem Township Trustee Rodney Graffis must repay the township $20,174.04 for health insurance reimbursements he illegally received for health insurance coverage, according to a 2007 state audit.

The report, released on Thursday by the Ohio State Auditor’s Office, stated Graffis was already getting health insurance coverage through his union.

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Taking advantage of a warm autumn evening, approximately 150 people stood in the parking lot near the front entrances of the Maumee Bay State Park Lodge on Tuesday hoping to catch a glimpse of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.

Obama had been staying at the lodge in Oregon since Sunday, Oct. 12, to prepare for his final debate with Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on Wednesday.

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Oregon Police Sgt. Kelly Thibert’s lawsuit against the city, the police division, Mayor Marge Brown, and Police Chief Richard Stager last week is the third discrimination case against the city in the last several years.

Virginia Todd sued the city in the early 1990s after she was passed over for a promotion for lieutenant, despite earning the highest score on the promotional exam. A male officer, instead, was promoted to lieutenant. Todd eventually was promoted to lieutenant after a court ruled in her favor.

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