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Statewide farm tour promotional material states that the Magyar Garden in East Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood is over 60-years-old.

Lucas County Administrator and longtime Birmingham resident Peter Ujvagi says the community garden’s roots can be traced back over a century.

The Magyar Garden is once again becoming a popular gathering place for gardening with 37 families putting down plots. Gardeners are arriving from as far away as Genoa and other East Toledo neighborhoods.

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The Ohio Environmental Council sees some positive items in the state’s proposed two-year operating budget bill being discussed in the legislature; but there are also potential damaging amendments.

Jack Shaner, deputy director of the OEC, said Monday he’s pleased with plans unveiled in the Senate to direct the sale of $26 million in bonds for the Clean Ohio Fund and add $600,000 to a fund for increasing water quality monitoring and stemming the spread of toxic algae in Lake Erie and inland lakes.

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Utility shutoffs began this week for more than a dozen Genoa residents who have fallen behind on payments.

“This is never a good time for anybody - the residents, the girls in the billing office, me and the guys who have to go out there and shut utilities off. It’s the toughest part of our jobs,” said Village Administrator Kevin Gladden.

Village council was forewarned at its Monday meeting. Gladden cautioned them they might receive some telephone calls in the aftermath of shutoffs.

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Grant hearings scheduled in Ottawa, Sandusky counties
A second public hearing to review Ottawa County’s application for Community Development Block Grant funding is set for June 13 at 11 a.m. in the assembly room of the Ottawa County Courthouse, 315 Madison St., Port Clinton.

The county is eligible to receive $102,000 for Fiscal Year 2013.

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Three people were injured Monday in a two-vehicle accident on State Route 795 at the northbound on-ramp of I-280 in Lake Township.

According to the Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Dennis Miller, 66, Millbury, was driving west on Rout 795 and hit the passenger side door of an eastbound vehicle that had turned left in front of him, attempting to enter the on-ramp.  The accident occurred about 6 p.m.

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$15 Hourly wage

The "Fight for $15" campaign proposes a $15/hour wage for fast food workers. Do you agree?
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