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Health issues inspire effort to help children in hospital
University of Toledo graduate has been delivering pouches -- including items such as crayons, coloring books, and teddy bears -- to children being treated at Mercy Children’s Hospital. Recently, her efforts were nominated to Taylor Automotive Group’s 12 Days of Christmas charity distribution, which agreed to give her a $100 gift card to Walmart to help her buy supplies.

Lucas County mulls effect of higher tax rate
Will sales tax of 7.25% drive shoppers away?

Local priest becomes bishop
Father Paul led Rossford’s St. George Orthodox Cathedral.

Stray is being treated at shelter
Ailing hips keep older dog from adoption.

It’s skate time as Winterfest begins
Fifth Third Field frozen as hockey, exhibits will rule for next 10 days.
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This year's pop culture moments
Ice buckets, weddings, consciously uncoupling, and more.

Christmas tree disposal at hand
Communities offer sites to get rid of symbolic firs.


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Fire engulfs southwest Ohio home
Family of four can’t be found, authorities fear residents were inside.
20 minutes ago

Turkish teen freed from custody
16-year-old was jailed for allegedly insulting President Erdogan.
26 minutes ago

3 S. Korea workers die at future nuke plant
Workers apparently inhaled toxic gas at plant construction site.
1 hour ago

Suspect in 3 city robberies arrested
Shoe Show, Dollar General, and Monroe Pharmacy were all hit in mid December.
2 hours ago

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Jack Lessenberry
Conservation a prime objective
Detroit Zoo’s director has transformed the institution into an…
Mary Bilyeu
The 12 Days of Christmas meal
It would cost $27,673.22 to buy all of the gifts mentioned in the song.
Matt Markey
Feeding the hungry always in season
Hunger has no political flavor, no ethnic boundaries, no racial element.
David Shribman
GOP presidential race comes into focus
Jeb Bush gives shape to the Republican campaign.
Keith Burris
The festival of light, birth
For those of us of a certain age, the holiday is full of memories.
Blurbs From The 'Burg
Lighting up Perrysburg
Request for reader photos of their displays.
Keith Burris
Self-sacrifice routine for modern cop
All Americans grieve when police officers are killed.

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