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Friday, December 19, 2014
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Lucas County may increase sales tax to 7.25%
Purchases of vehicles, appliances, clothes, and other items sold in Lucas County could be taxed an extra 0.25 percentage points under a proposal being considered by the Lucas County Commissioners.

An appeal to our readers
Message from Publisher and Editor-In-Chief John Robinson Block.

Being a good neighbor
Man moves trash and recycle bins to street for others.

‘Hensville’ gets $4M state tax relief
Vacant buildings to be transformed into entertainment district.

Cuban cigars still 'pipe dream'
Local customers have already inquired after Obama announcement.

Falcons ending on a high note
Bowl game is last hurrah for BGSU seniors.

'Wild' a journey of self-discovery
Reese Witherspoon stuns in film based on best-selling memoir.

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BREAKING NEWS

Caramel apples linked to 5 deaths
CDC says prepackaged treats connected to 28 illnesses around the country.
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Ohio jobless rate down to 5% in Nov.
Lowest unemployment rate for stat since 2001.
10 minutes ago

2 dead in explosion, fire at oil rig
2 reported hurt in southeastern Oklahoma.
23 minutes ago

Chrysler recalls about 288,000 Ram pickups
Axles can seize or drive shafts can fall out.
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COLUMNS & BLOGS

Keith Burris
How to reduce class, race divides
We can save the lives of young men in our city.
Kirk Baird
‘Boyhood’ grows on critics
Voted Best Picture of 2014 by the Detroit Film Critics Society.
Mary Bilyeu
Drink for future scholars
Burger Bar 419 hosting TPS fund-raiser.
Matt Markey
Mich. DNR investigates poaching
Wolves, bull moose may have been poached in Nov.
Jack Lessenberry
Motor City is better, but needs tune-up
Crisis may be over, but now comes the hard part.
Keith Burris
2 raps on race, class, and the law
Relationships are the key to understanding.
Barbara Hendel
Around Town: 12-18
Season sparkles with holiday parties.


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