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Council will weigh request to turn over city loan program
The administration of Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson is looking to wash its hands of a controversial, taxpayer-funded loan program that handed out nearly $2.4 million over 25 years that never was collected. Toledo City Council this week will review a request to hand the program over to the Economic and Community Development Institute, a nonprofit agency based in Columbus that has a local office. That would transfer up to $1.3 million to the organization, along with authority to operate the loan program.

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