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State and local governments are scaling back on next year’s budgets in response to the economic downturn.

In Northwood, companies like Johnson Controls, Oakley Industries and Faurecia - all auto parts suppliers – have cut hours from three shifts to just one, according to Administrator Pat Bacon. That means approximately $300,000 less in anticipated income tax revenue for the city.

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Northwood City Council has established a Recreation and Parks board to streamline recreation and parks programs and activities.

The five member board will be appointed by the mayor and approved by council. Two members of the board must be from the Northwood Local Board of Education, or appointed by the school board.

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There was barely enough room in the German-American Festival Society club house to seat everyone who came to hear developer Larry Dillin speak at an Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Nearly 90 guests knew they were going to get an earful about the Marina District, Southwyck Mall, and Levis Commons — Dillin’s three Toledo area projects — but what about East Toledo, Main Street, the Woodville Road Corridor, and the Woodville Mall?

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Marina District announcement to put Toledo on the map

Marina District developer Larry Dillin says his company is holding back a “public announcement that could put Toledo on the national and international map.”

Dillin, president of Dillin Corporation, told an Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce luncheon audience that if this announcement comes to fruition, “It’s something that will be new to the United States.”

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Memories and emotions came flooding back for Jim Reitzel when he and other World War II veterans flew with Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio to Washington, D.C., on Aug. 20.

The veterans visited the World War II Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery and took a tour of Washington.

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