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Likely Toledo mayoral candidate Keith Wilkowski has nearly twice as much cash on hand for the election as the current officeholder, Carty Finkbeiner, according to semiannual campaign finance reports filed with the Lucas County Board of Election. "I am pleased that we were able to raise a substantial amount of money in a short amount of time," Mr. Wilkowski said yesterday.





There's a proud tradition at the Wood County Fair that can be traced back to the early 1980s. It comes from the ground meat of a whole hog squeezed into a quarter-pound sausage patty. More than 10,000 are sold to fair-goers annually, between the clutches of a hamburger bun. Throughout rural Wood County - and especially within the fairgrounds - it is known as Pork-A-Lean.

In its quest for answers regarding the expenditure of $80,000 in taxpayer money to renovate part of the city-owned Erie Street Market, Toledo City Council yesterday took the unusual step of subpoenaing a concert promoter selected by Mayor Carty Finkbeiner to renovate and revitalize that venue. Councilman D. Michael Collins said he wants to be sure local promoter Robert Croak will appear before council's committee of the whole on Wednesday. "I could have asked him, but with his criminal record, he has a very high number of times he failed to appear in court," said Mr. Collins, a former Toledo police officer.

Ohio State was ranked No. 3 in the first USA Today college football coaches preseason poll released yesterday. The Buckeyes, preseason favorites to win a fifth straight Big Ten championship, are ranked behind No. 1 Georgia and No. 2 Southern California. OSU will play Sept. 13 at USC in an early-season showdown. Each received 14 first-place votes, while Georgia had 22.

In 1968, raising a child was not an option for Ms. Toth. She was 18, unmarried, middle class, and coming of age in the years before the 1973 ruling in Roe vs. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion. Ms. Toth s mother sent her away to spend her pregnancy out of town, with cousins of the family doctor, and arranged for the baby s adoption with the help of the physician.

In the weeks since Mary Abrell's oldest son was killed outside a church festival about a block from her East Toledo home, she has been praying for his killer. She asked God to provide the person responsible for fatally shooting her 19-year-old son, Kenneth Kimble, Jr., with the courage to go to the police. "I want God to help me through this and I want God to help him," she said. "It would be best for him to turn himself in. He would be at ease."

Preseason camp is college football's purgatory. It is tortuous exertion in unbearable heat, normally accompanied by humidity that weighs on the participants like a cement jacket. Players are not customarily eager or anxious or excited about the walking through those gates to get this ordeal started, but a number of the Ohio State Buckeyes used those very terms to describe their feelings on the eve of the start of their training camp. Tomorrow they get their first in-person, up-close, live-action look at Terrelle Pryor, the quarterback of the future for the Buckeyes who might just be good enough to revamp the playbook of the present.



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