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Toledo sees rise in income tax collection

toledoblade.com — Income tax collections for the city of Toledo through June 30 are up almost 4 percent from collections in 2013, according to the city's finance director. At the end of the second quarter, the city had collected $71.545 million, Finance Director George Sarantou said Thursday at a city council meeting.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @CRandyCole: Toledo income tax (much larger part of budget than state LGF) rises, again and again @IgnazioMessina toledoblade.com/local/2014/08/…

Dave Hackenberg: Hens go to Durham for hitting help

toledoblade.com — Mud Hens' infielder Wade Gaynor, who has been scuffling around the Mendoza line of late, was in the cage late Thursday afternoon when the batting practice pitcher stopped throwing and started preaching. Leon Durham, the Hens' hitting coach, told Gaynor his swing was off kilter; his bat was on the wrong path.
Aug 01, 2014

Dave Hackenberg writes about @MudHens hitting coach Leon "Bull" Durham and his bobblehead ... toledoblade.com/DaveHackenberg…

Barry Greenblatt, founder of Barrys Bagels, dies at 65

toledoblade.com — Barry Greenblatt, founder of Barry Bagels, has died, a spokesman for the Toledo-based bagel franchise said today. Mr. Greenblatt, 65, died on Thursday night. A native of Detroit, Mr. Greenblatt opened the first Barry Bagels as the Bagel Place in Sylvania in 1972 with partner and bagel-maker Peter Johnson.
Aug 01, 2014

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Aug 01, 2014

RT @toledonews: BLADE ALERT: Barry Greenblatt, the founder of Barrys Bagels, has died at age 65. tol.bz/UFzDkr pic.twitter.com/zF0lSwMzaz

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toledoblade.com — After 11 innings the Toledo Mud Hens finally topped the Norfolk Tides 8-7 Thursday, July 31, 2014. This is the Mud Hens first win over the Tides this season. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michigan residents Kathy Burke, left, and her sister Nancy Burke wear plastic rain gear to shield themselves from the weather ...
Aug 01, 2014

Check out @intro2pj photo gallery from @MudHens extra-inning win over Norfolk Thursday ... toledoblade.com/gallery/IN-PIC…

West Toledo check-cashing business robbed

toledoblade.com — A West Toledo check-cashing business was robbed today, police said. A man went into Check 'n Go, 5200 Monroe St., at about 5:35 p.m., and robbed the store, according to initial reports. The suspect did not show a weapon, police said. The man was carrying a black backpack and an orange hat.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @toledonews: More details here: tol.bz/1kqT0tA MT @taylordungjen: Check & Go robbed just moments ago by a man wearing a "blue ho…

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toledoblade.com — A number of animals were seized from a residence at 651 South Crissey Road in western Lucas County Thursday, July 31, 2014. Officers were called to the residence on report of a neglected horse. One horse was taken from the property and the other had to be euthanized.

Detroit Tigers purchase contract of outfielder Ezequiel Carrera from Toledo Mud Hens

toledoblade.com — As a result of Detroit's trade that brought former Cy Young winner David Price to the Tigers, the team has purchased the contract of outfielder Ezequiel Carrera from the Mud Hens. Carrera will take the roster spot opened by Austin Jackson, who was traded along with pitcher Drew Smyly and minor-league infielder Willy Adames to acquire Price.