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Buffalo visits Toledo following Chatman’s 23-point showing

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Buffalo takes on the Toledo Rockets after Sy Chatman scored 23 points in Buffalo’s 76-59 loss to the Akron Zips.

The Rockets have gone 6-2 at home. Toledo averages 79.2 points while outscoring opponents by 1.3 points per game.

The Bulls are 1-3 in conference play. Buffalo has a 1-8 record against opponents over .500.

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Point Place man wants to create a new league that lets local kids play sports for free

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Anyone with kids who play sports knows that it can be expensive.

The fees, along with the cost of equipment, shoes and more can really add up.

And most parents want their children to stay active, just without a cost that breaks their budget.

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$2.9 million project in NW Ohio to fill regional manufacturing jobs

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TOLEDO, Ohio — JobsOhio, a state nonprofit, announced Thursday a $2.9 million pilot project to fill northwest Ohio manufacturing jobs.

The project is in partnership with the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and the Regional Growth Partnership and intends to connect those seeking jobs in the manufacturing industry and regional companies looking to hire through a “full-time recruitment partner” and a marketing campaign across 17 counties.

J.P. Nauseef, the president and CEO of JobsOhio, said the project is prepared to meet a demand of more than 14,000 jobs in the region.

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Toledo City Council considering wiping out medical debt for nearly 25,000 Toledoans

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TOLEDO, Ohio — It’s a reality for many of us; a trip to the doctor’s office turns into something more and that leads to a bill you just didn’t expect.

But now, Toledo City Council is looking at an option that could pay some of that medical debt off and it might help tens of thousands of people here in the Glass City.

“No one expects to get sick, no one expects to get injured, no one expects to have an anesthesiologist be out of network when they’re in surgery,” Toledo City Council member, Michele Grim said.

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Ohio politicians campaign at Toledo Labor Day Parade ahead of November general election

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Labor Day might be a day off for most of the country, but for Ohio’s politicians and political hopefuls, it’s an opportunity to bump elbows with a valuable voting population: union workers.

“It’s great to be down here and walking with all of these folks,” Nancy Larson, a democratic candidate for Ohio House District 41, said. “It’s really good energy and I support labor, and it’s wonderful to see so many people coming out.”

It’s a longstanding tradition for both tenured officials and first-time hopefuls on the campaign trail to walk in Toledo‘s Labor Day Parade.

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New effort to combat Toledo eviction crisis

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The Lucas County Commissioners and local leaders announced plans to fortify protections against eviction on Thursday.

During a press conference held at the One Government Center, representatives of various organizations including the Homelessness Board, Pathway, Inc., The Fair Housing Center United Way of Greater Toledo, and Legal Aid of Western Ohio rallied together forming the Eviction Prevention League.

“Fewer and fewer persons in eviction court is a goal. Greater housing security for our community is a goal,” Lucas County’s Commissioner Gary Byers said.

Commissioner Pete Gerken echoed his fellow board members sentiments, saying eviction prevention is a high priority.

“Sometimes relationships between tenants and landlords can be troubling. Sometimes there’s bad communication but once they [tenants] are evicted their chaos becomes tenfold and we need to prevent that,” Gerken said.

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