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The Press Newspaper

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Thousands of birding enthusiasts will flock to Northwest Ohio on May 3-12 for the fourth annual The Biggest Week in American Birding event.

The three previous Biggest Week events drew more people than the one before it, and this year’s festival will draw birders not only nationally but from such countries as Panama, Ecuador, Guatemala, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan and China.

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Residents of the Gibsonburg Exempted Village School District will decide a request for a 1 percent, 10-year income tax on the May 7 primary election ballot.

The resolution approved by the school board to place the issue on the ballot requests $950,000 annually for operating expenses from an income tax levy.

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After months of speculation, the Ohio Department of Transportation has released its official construction and closure schedule for the $28.7 million renovation of The Anthony Wayne Bridge, also knows as Toledo High Level Bridge.

Theresa Pollick, ODOT spokesperson, and engineers Dave Geckle and Mike Lopez announced the schedule to an estimated crowd of 60 concerned citizens who gathered Thursday at the East Toledo Center at a meeting sponsored by the East Toledo Club.

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The Ironwood Peacock/Co-op Community Organization will hold a neighborhood festival this summer to celebrate families and the history of the East Toledo neighborhood.

Mary Wilson, founder and president of the Ironwood/Peacock organization, said the festival will be held Friday and Saturday, August 23-24, at the Edgar Holmes Park, located in the 1200 block of Ironwood.

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Mayor Mike Seferian plans to more aggressively recruit city residents for seasonal help after members of council raised questions about hiring non-residents.

Seferian received council approval to hire several residents and a couple of non-residents for seasonal help at a council meeting on Monday. Among those hired was Nick Kaiser, of Lambertville, Michigan, as a maintenance worker in the water treatment plant for $8 per hour. Kaiser last summer had worked in the recreation department.

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