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Published: Monday, 2/9/2009

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OAK HARBOR, Ohio - A day after more than 175 ice fishermen were rescued from a floe in Lake Erie, a number of them were back on the ice Sunday trying to retrieve their stranded equipment. This time, however, they appeared to be staying on the side of the ice connected to the shore, according to law enforcement officers. "There are some folks who are trying to recover the equipment they left out there," said Lucas County Sheriff James Telb. "I don't expect we'll have any rescue efforts today."

Health officials have no shortage of figures and formulas for measuring our burgeoning girth. We're this many pounds overweight, so much percentage above ideal body fat, or some somber number of points beyond optimal body mass index.

For generations, the neighborhood known as Library Village was home to Toledoans who rose each morning, punched time clocks, and set to work making something.

Jerry Sigler has reached numerous milestones during three-plus decades of coaching girls basketball at Northview. He added to an already impressive resume by collecting his 600th career coaching victory after Northview destroyed Southview.

It starts at 6 a.m. every weekday in Toledo and continues nonstop for hours, a persistent drumbeat on the radio air waves: Barack Obama's stimulus plan is larded with corruption, pork-barrel politics, and waste. Liberalism is destroying the country.

Gina Sonora had special reason to be fearful when she learned that her son, Jose, was a passenger on the Toledo Public Schools bus that overturned in a collision Friday on Airport Highway, sending 10 students and three adults to area hospitals. Jose, 15, has hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting normally.

They still have three City League basketball games remaining, but the Waite Indians achieved a grand slam of sorts Friday night by surviving for a 66-65 victory in a thriller at Start before a packed crowd of over 1,500.

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