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Start High School Declaration Day recognizes students with post-graduation plans

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Start High School is recognizing students for having a plan post-graduation.

Cymai Carter is a senior graduating from Start and in the fall, she’ll be attending Washington State University.

As Carter and her classmates approach graduation, the school held its second annual “E Certificate” ceremony to recognize those who already have a plan for the future.

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Washington Local one step closer to starting construction on new middle school

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One of northwest Ohio’s largest school districts is looking to replace some of its older buildings. That’s why Washington Local is looking to build a whole new school.

Washington Local plans to start construction on Quast Lane this summer. This comes after Toledo City Council approved the permit earlier this month.

People who live in the area are excited about the new addition, which is coming at no cost to them.

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Notre Dame Academy students successful at state speech and debate competition

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Notre Dame Academy’s Speech and Debate Team had a successful weekend at a state tournament.

Six of the team’s students placed in the top 10 in the state and the team was the highest ranking from the Toledo district at the Ohio Speech and Debate Association’s State Tournament

Students Aya Kanaan and Ashley Thind were semifinalists in the duo interpretation category and placed ninth in the state, according to academy spokesperson Kitty Slight.

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Free hospitality certification sessions held at Terra State Community College

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Like many other professions, people who work in hospitality have to stay up to date on certifications to keep working.

That’s why Terra State Community College is using federal funding to offer some classes for free.

Every five years, those in the hospitality industry have to recertify in the ServSafe Ohio Food Handler Course.

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Toledo football clinches MAC West title, punches ticket to conference championship game

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Last season, Toledo football was able to capture the Mid-American Conference championship, their first since 2017. Now, the Rockets will get the chance to go back-to-back.

UT beat Eastern Michigan 49-23 on Wednesday to clinch the MAC West title and punch their ticket to the conference title game.

The last time the Rockets won consecutive conference championships was when they captured three straight from 1969-71.

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Rockets basketball ready for 2023-24 season

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TOLEDO, Ohio — It’s a great time of year for Toledo sports fans, as the Rockets football team is standing at the top of the Mid-American Conference.

And next month, the University of Toledo’s basketball season tips off.

The Rockets are ready to land at Savage Arena once again for the 2023-24 season.

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Toledo and Bowling Green hold week 6 college football press conferences

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The Toledo and Bowling Green football programs are both celebrating after their wins over the weekend.

The Rockets moved to 2-0 in Mid-American Conference play after beating Northern Illinois, 35-33, at the Glass Bowl on Saturday.

Toledo now moves to 4-1 overall on the season as they get ready to hit the road to play UMass for a non-conference matchup on Saturday, Oct. 7 for a noon kickoff.

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Here are the 2023 Ohio Blue Ribbon Schools

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OHIO — The U.S. Department of Education designated 19 Ohio schools as Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023 on Tuesday.

The 19 are a part of 353 schools nationwide to receive the designation. The honor is “based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups on assessments,” according to the U.S. Department of Education.

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Who is better? BGSU or UT? Check out what U.S. News and World Report thinks

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TOLEDO, Ohio — A northwest Ohio rivalry added a new wrinkle when the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University finished tied in the “Best Colleges” rankings released by the U.S. News & World Report.

UT and BGSU were both ranked at No. 280 for best national universities and at No. 151 for top public schools.

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Toledo Public Schools announces new Electric Vehicle Center

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo Public Schools said Wednesday it will break ground on a $5.7 million Electric Vehicle Center on the Toledo Technology Academy (TTA) campus.

TPS Superintendent Romules Durant said the project is a team approach and was spearheaded by U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, who secured $1.25 million in federal funding for the new center.

“For America to remain a leader and for Toledo to be at the center in the new propulsion age and the new age of clean energy and power, we have to educate to the future,” Kaptur said.

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