Sunday, July 27 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:57:03 GMT
A dive team is searching for the body of a 34-year-old man from the Toledo area, believed to have drowned in a Jet Ski accident on Saturday. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in a private pond inMore >>
The body of 34-year-old Jason Mitchell, from Perrysburg, was located by divers around 1pm on Sunday in about seven feet of water.More >>
The Toledo-Lucas County Housing Fund, Inc. and the Lucas
County Land Bank have announced a collaboration that will provide additional
dollars to community housing needs by reducing administrative expenses and
The housing fund is ending operations, with transfer of
assets and operations to the land bank. Lucas County Treasurer Wade
Kapszukiewicz says this means less money going toward staff and overhead and
more money going toward improving the local housing stock.
"We'd be able to streamline those costs, achieve a more
efficient program to make those dollars go farther," he said. "Since 2011,
we've worked together to provide gap financing for projects which otherwise
wouldn't be funded."
TLCHF President Linda Furney says the move is being made
because of their confidence in the land bank.
"There are many projects that can't move forward because
they don't have a match," she said.
The Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity is among the
organizations which have benefited over the past few years with funding
provided through the housing fund and land bank.
"My husband and I flew over Cloverdale today in our helicopter from Findlay. We took these pictures in hope that it would stir up a sense of desperation and need for people to help the families affected."More >>
"My husband and I flew over Cloverdale today in our helicopter from Findlay. We took these pictures in hope that it would stir up a sense of desperation and need for people to help the families that were affected by this tragedy."More >>
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