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Edward Schimmel, a Northwood councilman, is running for mayor. An attorney, he is currently serving his second term on council.525EdSchimmel

He wants to draw new jobs to the city, address blighted residential and commercial properties, and improve communication between the city and residents.

“I was born and raised in Northwood,” said Schimmel. “This is where I went to school, where I operate my law practice, and where my wife and I are raising our family. My decision to run for mayor is predicated on making the city a more prosperous place to live and work. I want to help the city provide good government for the residents and the businesses that call our city home.”

Schimmel noted the impact the Great Recession has had on Northwood, which saw deep budget cuts and many vacant buildings due to failing businesses.

Sandy Drabik Collins, the widow of late Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, ended months of speculation and officially announced that she will run for Toledo mayor in the November election to fulfill the remaining two years of her late husband’s term.

The announcement was held May 20 at her campaign headquarters located in Foundation Park at the corner of Glendale and South Byrne Road –the same campaign headquarters used by Mr. Collins for his 2013 mayoral campaign.

Polling conducted in April by Stan Odesky & Associates gave Mrs. Collins some encouragement about running. “I helped develop Mike’s platform when he was elected in 2013. I know what has been accomplished. I know what parts of the platform still need to be met. I know what his next steps would have been. The fact that this research shows that voters want Mike’s platform and policies continued made me feel more confident about running for mayor in November,” she said.

Over a half million dollars in state funds will be used to help monitor and analyze water quality in the Western Basin of Lake Erie.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) will install 13 streamgages to monitor flood and water quality assessment data in various locations throughout Lake Erie, according to State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon).

“The funds have been committed and already approved,” Sheehy told The Press last week.

Last August, 500,000 Toledo water customers in Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan were left without clean drinking water for three days after toxic algae blooms contaminated the water supply at the Collins Park water treatment plant in East Toledo. Samples from the plant, which draws its water from the Western Basin, showed that microcystin, produced by blooms of cyanobacteria, was detected at levels that exceeded the safety threshold established by the World Health Organization.

Two neighboring school districts with levy requests on the May 5 ballot have tentative plans to cut spending on operations by a combined $1.8 million if they don’t receive additional revenues.

In their levy campaigns, however, the administrations and school boards of the Genoa and Woodmore districts, are citing different reasons for how they arrived at their current financial situations.

In the Genoa district, voters will decide an additional 5-mill, 5-year emergency levy that would, if approved, generate approximately $1.025 million annually, and a 5-mill, 5-year renewal levy that generates about $400,000 a year.

The administration has been focusing on the loss of revenue from the state during presentations at forums and meetings with residents to promote the levies.

“The bottom line for us is our problem stems from reductions by the state,” Bill Nye, treasurer, said in a recent interview.

The district receives about half of its operating revenues from the state and about a third from local real estate taxes.

Revenues from tangible personal property taxes – levied on business inventory and equipment - have dropped as the state phased those taxes out. Reimbursements from the state to help schools and local governments by offsetting the loss of revenues have also dropped.

A judgment against a woman for unjust enrichment stemming from her stay at a Gibsonburg health care facility has been upheld by the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals.

The appeals court agreed with a judgment by the Sandusky County District Court against Elena Miniet for $13,837

Miniet had been a resident of the Wood Lane Health Care facility since 2008, In August 2012, she lost her Medicaid benefits and didn’t pay the facility from October 2012 through November 2013, when she was discharged and moved to another facility, according to court records.

Gibsonburg Health LLC filed suit for breach of contract, unjust enrichment and related violations and sought $13,837 in damages and the district court ruled in its favor.

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