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Obama trumpets $600M in grants to spur job training
Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs. With the economy recovering and unemployment still stubbornly high at 6.7 percent, Obama portrayed skills training as critical to maintaining the U.S. competitive edge.

290 missing in Korea ferry disaster
6 people were killed; most passengers were students.

Focaccia’s adds market downtown
Co-owner pleasantly surprised by response.

Arbitrator settles 2 cases
Complaints were against Lucas County Sheriff's Office employees.
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$1M bond for Toledoan accused of murder
Felonious assault charge that had been filed against Jerome Carter dismissed.

Judge dismisses vicious dog case
Swanton owner was accused of not registering "pit-bull" type dog.

State group chastises local elections board
‘Complete dysfunction’ is alleged in Lucas County


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