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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.

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

Seneca County crash kills man
27-year-old failed to yield, was not wearing seat belt.
40 minutes ago

Mich. brothers take on wrestling after trek
Teen walked 40-miles with brother on back for cerebral palsy awareness.
1 hour ago

Detroit-area man convicted in murder plot
Bondage ’master’ had wife killed in 2012.
4 hours ago

Uber suspends Portland operations
Ride-hailing app launched without city officials’ approval.
5 hours ago

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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.
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.
Kirk Baird
‘Boyhood’ grows on critics
Voted Best Picture of 2014 by the Detroit Film Critics Society.
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.
Mary Bilyeu
Drink for future scholars
Burger Bar 419 hosting TPS fund-raiser.


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