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Imagine going to the grocery store and seeing “Honeyka” brand honey next to Tony Packo’s pickle relish.

If that day arrived, it would be two food brands with roots in Birmingham, East Toledo’s historic Hungarian neighborhood.

That is the dream of the Birmingham Development Corporation, creating a cottage industry that is bottling and selling honey it manufactures and processes out the 100-year-old Magyar Garden on York Street.

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At least three warm breakfasts a week are part of the new menu at the Ottawa County Jail since Chef’s Best began providing meal service for the inmates.

Chef’s Best Catering of Port Clinton started cooking June 1 for the prisoners at the Ottawa County Detention Facility located at the Ottawa County Courthouse and the misdemeanor jail at the county complex off Buckeye Boulevard.

Their contract specifies meals at $1.95 each and will be in effect for three years, Sheriff Steve Levorchick said.

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Parents, teachers and community members received a special gift from the students at Jerusalem Elementary School during the school’s annual Jet Jamboree held on Monday, June 3.

The special day of fun was made even more memorable thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Jerusalem Parents Group (JPG), teachers and the students themselves.

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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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