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During a season in which the phrase "hustle and bustle" is perfectly descriptive and people are battling over the last game system/device/toy in the store, it is nice to stop the busy-ness for a few minutesMore >
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"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night. More >
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LUCAS COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Ron Reil had enough. Mosquitoes were swarming his backyard in north Toledo.
He complained to the Toledo Area Sanitary District, and they sent out a fogging crew.
"A lot of swatting," Reil said. "Bug zappers. We got some chickens that are taking care of a lot of them but can't get them all."
That's right, chickens.
Ron is one of the 400 complaints the district has received since Wednesday.
Four trucks go out five nights a week. Two crews have been working overtime, focusing strictly on private calls from folks like Ron.
"It's very nice to know the district is doing this for us. It only took one call and it was a quick response," he said.
The district attacks mosquitoes like a military blitz. Drivers start out in western Lucas County and work their way east. They're already on their second pass.
"We've had a lot of rain in June," said Lee Mitchell, of the sanitary district. "We're more than four inches above normal for the year in precipitation. That results in more mosquitoes."
Mitchell says the mosquitoes have reached epidemic proportions, the worst since 2008. But the district does not have enough manpower or resources to go after them in a bigger way.
"Which sounds surprising since we have a mosquito control budget of $2.3 million," he said. "In a year like this, it's not enough."
According to Mitchell, mosquitoes live four to six weeks. Locally, they're not expected to die off for another three weeks, even with the help of pet chickens.
A 50-year-old woman carrying her pet dog was struck and killed as she crossed a street in Peoria Wednesday evening. The victim's name has not yet been released. The driver of the truck was merging andMore >
The driver of the truck was merging and hit the woman near 73rd Avenue and Cactus Road, Peoria police said.More >
Friday, November 8 2013 12:57 PM EST2013-11-08 17:57:21 GMT
A Lebanon father of three is accused of drugging one of his children in order to have sex with her young friend, according to court documents. Robert Chesters, 42, was arrested after having a relationshipMore >
ALebanonfather of three is accused of drugging one of his children in order to have sex with her young friend, according to court documents.More >