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Lucas Co. commissioners to proceed with sales tax boost
The Lucas County Commissioners voted unanimously today to push ahead with plans for a quarter-percent sales tax increase. But taxpayers will still have two public hearings and a final vote before the one-quarter-of-one-percent increase can take effect next year.

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Group works hard to get pets back to owners
Good Samaritans use social media to reunite hundreds of pets, owners.

Rev. 'Slim' Lake gets 5 years in prison
Street preacher convicted of selling, possessing drugs after entering Alford plea.

Man gets 15 years in 1983 slaying
Pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and rape of Whitehouse woman.

'Frequent fliers' key to jail overcrowding
Officials believe they can reduce inmate population by targeting repeat offenders.

Campbell signs extension with UT
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A bittersweet walk down memory lane
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