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War, as seen through the letters of veterans and their families, is the subject of an exhibit at the Main Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo.

“War Comes Home: The Legacy” features the personal correspondence from most major conflicts in U.S. history – from the Civil War through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – displayed on 13 interpretive panels.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on September 30 issued a final permit renewal for Envirosafe Services of Ohio, Inc., (ESOI), a hazardous waste facility at 876 Otter Creek Road in Oregon.

The facility submits an operating permit renewal request to the state every 10 years. The last time the agency approved a Hazardous Waste Facility Installation and Operation Permit to Envirosafe was on Dec. 29, 2005. The permit expired on Dec. 29, 2015. The facility submitted a request to the Ohio EPA for a renewal on June 30, 2015. The facility is allowed to operate under the terms of the expired permit until the director of the Ohio EPA issues or denies the renewal permit.

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is seeking a 2.9-mill property tax renewal and an additional .8 mill levy, and the 9-1-1 public safety communication system is requesting a 0.7 mill renewal on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.

Jason Kucsma, deputy director of The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, said fifty percent of the library’s budget comes from property taxes.

Failure to pass the levies would mean “severe” cuts in library services over the next several years, he said.

A $311,676 grant was awarded to The Imagination Station, the hands-on science learning center in Toledo, it was announced last week.

The grant is from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) National Leadership Grants for Museums. The funding will bolster efforts by Imagination Station to help parents, program staff, and volunteers to promote an interest in science and to facilitate research and integration of design features to improve the quality of visitor experience.

District 3 Councilman Peter J. Ujvagi says Toledo has lost $87 million over the last six years because of tax revenue the state no longer distributes to local government

In 2008, state government distributed to Toledo just under $25 million from local government funds, estate taxes and property tax disbursements. In 2016, that was closer to $8 million — a difference of $17 million.

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