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        An East Toledo man was arraigned at the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas on March 14 after being indicted for the alleged rape, gross sexual imposition, and abduction of a woman who was shopping at Goodwill on Navarre Avenue in Oregon.

        Jesus L. Escalara, Sr., of 523 Potter Street, pled not guilty.

        On Feb. 21, Escalara allegedly entered a dressing room at Goodwill, 3249 Navarre Ave., and sexually assaulted a 29 year old female customer who had been trying on clothes in a dressing room at approximately 11:30 a.m.

        Some walked; others held a moment of silence. Some read the names of the 17 victims of the shooting a month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

        In varying ways, area students Wednesday took part in a national demonstration against gun violence in schools.

        The annual spring Easter event at the Country Lane Tree Farm this year will be especially poignant for owners John and Melissa Bowlander.

        Called the Easter Bunny hayride/egg hunt and baby animal tour – and scheduled for March 24, 25 and 31 - it will be the first public event at the farm since a fire last month.

        A grant of $150,000 in the state’s latest capital appropriations budget bill for renovating the Genoa Civic Theatre will help pay for a variety of projects, mayor Ken Harsanje says, but a majority of the funding will be used to upgrade the elevator.

        “We have to get the elevator fixed. If we don’t get it repaired then we can’t do much in the building,” the mayor said. “That’s the priority and we’re expecting it to cost about $100,000.”

        With the contract with Mercy LifeStar for 24-hour emergency medical service set to expire at the end of March, Lake Township Fire Chief Bruce Moritz said Tuesday he’s confident the township will be able to assume responsibility for the service.




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