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Toledo’s District 3 city councilman and councilman and mayoral candidate Joe McNamara discussed outrage at the Mayor Michael Bell administration for the city’s demolition of the Ravine Park pool.

Craig said he found out about the demolition, which was already underway, on Wednesday from photos posted on the East Toledo Historical Society’s Facebook page. East Toledo officials believe the razing began last Monday.

“There are walls down, there are pieces of cement literally down and it’s just the pool part of it right now. They are going to work their way up to the rest, I imagine,” said Jodi Gross, East Toledo Family Center community builder and spokesperson for One Voice for East Toledo.

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Air permit expected this month for power plant

Developers of a planned natural gas-fired electric power plant to be built in the City of Oregon anticipate approval this month of a final air emissions permit by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and a start to the construction of the $860 million project by the spring of next year.

William Siderewicz, a managing partner of North America Project Development, said Wednesday he expects the EPA to issue the air permit “within the next week or two.” 

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Damschroder bill puts limits on drones
A bill limiting the use of drones by law enforcement agencies was introduced Wednesday in the Ohio House of Representatives by Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont).

House Bill 207 was introduced in response to law enforcement agencies seeking to purchase and use unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, he said.

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Oregon School Board President P.J. Kapfhammer was found guilty of disorderly conduct in Maumee Municipal Court last week stemming from an incident in February at Clay High School in which he attempted to get an unidentified autistic man to identify himself.

Kapfhammer had been charged in Oregon Municipal Court with disorderly conduct, a minor misdemeanor, as well as menacing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor charge, on February 13, following the Feb. 1 incident.

Oregon Municipal Judge Jeffery Keller recused himself from the case, which was then transferred to the Maumee court.

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Oak Harbor resident Chris Camp gets excitable just talking about it.

Camp, a U.S. Army veteran and former attack helicopter battalion crew member, has competed in three Tough Mudder events and plans to do lots more. It’s in his blood now.

For those who aren’t familiar with Tough Mudder events, they are hardcore 10- to 12-mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test a person’s all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. More than one million participants have competed worldwide to date, and more than $5 million has been raised for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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NFL domestic violence

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