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Allegiant Air to expand service to Orlando

Allegiant Air won't start flying to Toledo Express Airport until Thursday, but it already has announced plans to increase its local service.

On Feb. 8, two days will be added to the airline's schedule between Toledo and Orlando Sanford International Airport, which will begin with four-days-a-week service next week.

Strong demand for the service led to Allegiant's decision to expand its schedule as the peak Florida vacation season begins in early February.

The initial days for Allegiant's Toledo-Sanford flights will be Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday and Saturday service will be added Feb. 8. The airline also will launch a Toledo-Las Vegas route with four-days service on Thursday.

A reverse prostitution sting in North Toledo Thursday resulted in six arrests.

The city police department's special enforcement bureau yesterday identified those arrested and the charges against them as: Charles D. McGhee, 47, of 750 Southover Rd., misdemeanor soliciting from a motor vehicle; Richard L. Roberts, 35, of 4200 Frey Rd., Northwood, misdemeanor soliciting from a motor vehicle; Gerald R. Theis, 43, of Tiffin, misdemeanor soliciting from a motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon, a felony; Barbara A. McCardell, 36, of Toledo, two charges of misdemeanor soliciting; Tammy Hall, 32, of 1227 Tecumseh St., loitering to solicit, and Evelyn Hines, 33, of 907 Ontario St., two charges of misdemeanor soliciting.

The sting was performed by members of the police department's vice unit on Lagrange Street at Dexter and Superior streets.

Fire yesterday forced a South Toledo man to seek alternative housing on at least a temporary basis.

A mobile home at 3002 Airport Hwy., Lot 11, part of the Buckland-Statler park, caught fire about noon. Investigators attributed the cause to an electrical malfunction.

Occupant Dan Kimdell was being provided temporary housing by the American Red Cross, Battalion Fire Chief Eric Renzhofer said. Damage was estimated at $5,000, the chief said.

Two people were hurt yesterday when a car hit a disabled tractor-trailer on the shoulder of northbound I-75 north near Ottawa River Road, police said.

Shane Feeny, 20 of Walbridge, and his passenger, Katy Ledford, 20, of Erie, Mich., were taken to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, where he was treated, and she was undergoing treatment last night, a hospital spokesman said.

Mr. Feeny was northbound on I-75 about 1:30 p.m. when he attempted to change lanes, went off the right shoulder, and hit a truck owned by Integrity Transportation, of Huron, Ohio, parked there. The collision blew a tire on the left rear of the trailer. No one was in the tractor at the time, police said. Mr. Feeny was cited for operating without due regard for safety.

BOWLING GREEN - The Wood County Board of Health agreed Thursday night to condemn seven properties with buildings that health officials have been unable to get the owners to make safe.

Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper said his department would use its $70,000 demolition fund to tear down the six houses and one commercial building that are unsafe because of problems with roofs and support beams and other structural issues.

The properties are 12294 and 12273 Fort Meigs Blvd., Perrysburg; 25808 High View Lane, Perrysburg; 348 Walnut St., Risingsun; 3531 Goodrich Ave., Northwood;15320 King Rd., Haskins, and 10130 Sugar St., Milton Center.

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