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Monroe City Councilmen debate mask mandate

“There isn't an exact straight path to anything with some of this, and it's truly hard to understand where we are at because we've never been here → Read More

Rezoning of former Nike base approved

Frenchtown Township Board votes 5-1 to create industrial development district along Telegraph Road. → Read More

Summerfield Township seeks road millage renewal

Summerfield Township is seeking a renewal of its two, 1- mil road construction and improvement levies on the Aug. 4 primary. → Read More

Whipple had rewarding career as chief, fire inspector

Ronald A. Whipple, who was killed in a traffic accident Wednesday, retired in 2018 after 45 years with the Bedford Township Volunteer Fire Department as a → Read More

Follow up: Teacher, coach dies in crash

Longtime coach and teacher Ray A. Moran was the victim of a medical emergency that led to a traffic accident last week. → Read More

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in county

Cases of COVID-19 within Monroe County continue to rise.The Monroe County Health Department on Friday reported a total of 667 cases of COVID-19 within → Read More

ALCC getting makeover

The Opportunity Center at ALCC soon will receive a massive internal makeover.Monroe City Council on Monday unanimously approved a $660,000 contract with C. → Read More

Bedford Township hall quiet despite reopening

The Bedford Township Government Center reopened for appointments last week, but so far there has been little to no foot traffic inside the building. → Read More

Monroe's city park events still on hold

"Given the fluctuating nature of the situation, it is too early to predict the fall availability at this point," said Loretta LaPointe, Director → Read More

Nortel Lanes site for sale; owners say property will be hard to let go

"The interest has been high on the property," listing agent John Harwood. → Read More

COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Monroe County

Monroe County now has 602 cases of COVID-19 since mid-March, when the first cases were reported in Michigan. → Read More

Q: When will parking lot at St. Mary's Park get repaired?

Patrick Lewis, director of engineering and public services for the City of Monroe, said that he and his staff are aware of the problem, but a long-term → Read More

Family seeking justice in child abuse case

Family members of a local child who is believed to be the victim of abuse protested the actions of the Monroe County Prosecutor's Office Saturday. → Read More

Marking history

In 1874, the father-and-son team of Robert and William McKay were commissioned to construct a stone bridge over a rail line near Howard, Ohio.Now 146 → Read More

Expert expects COVID-19 to get worse as flu season approaches

Mark Smolinski is a noted pandemic expert and St. Mary Catholic Central graduate. → Read More

Discussion, but no action for now, on Custer statue location

Some Monroe City Council members questioned whether relocating a 110-year-old statue of Gen. George Armstrong Custer would be of benefit as compared to → Read More

Dia’s father: ’It’s God’s plan’

Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia, who was shot and killed Saturday, was a graduate of Bedford High School. → Read More

Improvements to Labor Park in city to start

This week, a Temperance contractor will begin complete renovation of the exterior areas surrounding the Arthur Lesow Community Center and Navarre Library, → Read More

New overnight experience to open at Sterling State Park

Visitors to Sterling State Park will be able to experience a new overnight experience starting next month. → Read More

Local campers undeterred by virus pandemic

Debbie McComb has been camping at Pirolli Park Campground for five years. → Read More