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Firefighters killed

TOLEDO: Two firefighters battling a blaze at an apartment complex near downtown Toledo were killed on Sunday, city officials said.

Two firefighter fatalities were reported to the Lucas County coroner’s office Sunday, deputy coroner Dr. Maneesha Pandey told the Toledo Blade.

Pandey said autopsies are scheduled for today and that the names of the victims aren’t being released pending family notification and identification.

The firefighters were attacking the blaze around 3:30 p.m. in a six-unit apartment building on Magnolia Street near the Huron Market when they became disoriented, a battalion chief told WTOL-TV.

Ray Abou, the building’s owner, told the Blade that there were seven tenants in six apartments in the building and all are believed to be OK.

AKRON

Ward 1 meeting

AKRON: Ward 1 Councilman Rich Swirsky will host a meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Portage Path Elementary, 55 S. Portage Path.

City officials will provide an update on the combined sewer overflow project. Salsbury-Schweyer Landscape Designers will make a presentation on “green infrastructure.”

CUYAHOGA FALLS

Piloting classes

CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Akron Sail and Power Squadron is offering a 10-week class on piloting, starting Tuesday.

The class will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through April 1 at Cuyahoga Falls High School, 2300 Fourth St. The fee is $150.

For information, contact Dan Gifford at 330-929-6045 or email at dgifford001@neo.rr.com.

TALLMADGE

Public meeting

TALLMADGE: The city of Tallmadge will hold a public meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in City Council chambers at 46 North Ave. to present and discuss the proposed improvements of state Route 91.

Representatives from the city, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and URS Corp. will be present.

Dinner meeting

AKRON: Preservation Alliance of Greater Akron will hold its annual dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Historic Town Hall, 10 Tallmadge Circle, Tallmadge.

Kathleen H. Crowther, executive director of the Cleveland Restoration Society, will speak on Historic Preservation as a Community Development Tool.

Dinner will be catered by the Firehouse Grille and Pub.