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Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but too often alcohol turns the party into a tragedy, making this iconic holiday one of the most deadly days of the year on the nation’s roads.

This Fourth of July, Lucas County is stepping up police presence throughout the region as part of the ongoing “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement crackdown to catch and arrest impaired drivers who put themselves and others at risk.

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Several Distinguished Alumni were recognized at the East Toledo Neighborhood House Reunion held June 18 at the Millbury Firemen’s Hall,

Michael J. Almaguer was born in Toledo, attended Oakdale Elementary and Waite High School, graduating in 1966. One of 10 children in his family, during his childhood, he spent many summer days at the East Toledo Neighborhood House (ETNH), playing games and working in the wood shop.

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The history of the Village of Walbridge predates its actual incorporation in 1913 by more than 70 years when settlers arrived in what was called the Great Black Swamp.

A woman heading the Walbridge Centennial Committee has a long history with the Wood County village. And though Darlene Limmer lives in the nearby City of Rossford, her ties to the village remain strong.

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Did you ever watch a “controlled house burn?”

Most might think it starts with just a pile of straw and a flick of a match. Think again. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of watching the Northwood Volunteer Fire Department do a controlled burn on a house in Northwood. The purpose was to assist in training new NVFD recruits, as well as those from Lake Township and the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District.

Trainers from these departments as well as from Perrysburg City Fire Department and the Toledo Refinery (old Sun Oil) Safety Department were on hand for the burn.

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The Village of Walbridge is throwing a party this year to observe its centennial and many events are planned to coincide with the July 4th holiday.

Much of the celebration will be at Loop Park where there will be food, entertainment, and displays of memorabilia July 4-6.

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