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WTOL 11 Investigates: Children 35 times more likely to have identities stolen than adults Video included

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More than ever, your children are the target of scam artists. We are constantly on the lookout for identity theft, but your kids are 35 times more likely to fall victim to identity theft than an adult. More>>

Special Report: Summer heat can be deadly - how to stay safe Video included

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Heat related illness is a deadly consequence that strikes every summer. In fact, the number of deaths (~400 per year) attributed to heat make it the greatest weather-related killer nationwide. More>>

Call 11 for Action: Contractor makes it right after $8,000 'miscommunication' Video included

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When we met Perrysburg homeowner Lynn Hankins earlier this month, he was out $8,000 and all he had to show for it was a massive trench in his backyard. More>>

Call 11 for Action: Perrysburg man spends thousands, sees no progress on garage

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Weeks after he shelled out thousands of dollars for a freestanding garage, Perrysburg resident Lynn Hankins was left with only a large trench in his back yard. So he called the Ohio Attorney General and the Call 11 for Action Office. More>>

Cracking the pricing code: Price tag secrets will save you money Video included

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You see what you think is important on price tags; "half off," "clearance," "big discounts." Turns out, you may be looking right past the most important thing on the tag. More>>

WTOL 11 Investigates: How much are tax payers spending on city employees?

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If you live or work in Toledo, you pay taxes to Toledo. That means you're helping pay the 2,900 full-time employees of the city of Toledo. But pay them how much? More>>

StormTrack Weather Blackout: Protect yourself during weather-related power outages

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When the lights go out during a storm, it's not a big deal if they come back soon. But what do you do when you're left in the dark for days or even weeks? More>>

Call 11 For Action: City to keep trucks off residential streets after WTOL asks questions

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Rick Shriner was fed up with large trucks barreling down his residential street, so he called Call 11 for Action. After WTOL starting asking questions, the city will soon be enforcing weight limits on city streets for the first time in 5 years. More>>

WTOL 11 Investigates: How clean is the water at Lake Erie beaches?

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Water quality advisories are not uncommon at Lake Erie beaches, and are often caused by animal or human waste. Swimming in water with elevated levels of bacteria can make you sick. More>>

SPECIAL REPORT: How to protect your home from burglars

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We've compiled a list of safety strategies, tips, and things you can do to your home now to make it safe and protect it from thieves. More>>

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  • St. Francis Hospital takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    St. Francis Hospital takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:56:07 GMT
    St. Francis Hospital in Columbus is taking part in the challenge. On Tuesday, President and CEO Robert Granger and other members of the hospital's leadership team stood by as the ice cold water streamed
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    St. Francis Hospital in Columbus is taking part in the challenge. On Tuesday, President and CEO Robert Granger and other members of the hospital's leadership team stood by as the ice cold water streamed down their backs.More >>
  • Uptown Columbus previews fall event series

    Uptown Columbus previews fall event series

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:53:03 GMT
    There will be plenty to do in Uptown Columbus this fall. Uptown Columbus announced their fall event series on Tuesday. Some events will be coming back this season, such as "Blues, Brew And Q," the popular
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    There will be plenty to do in Uptown Columbus this fall. Uptown Columbus announced their fall event series on Tuesday. Some events will be coming back this season, such as "Blues, Brew And Q," the popular concert series and the continuation of Saturday Market Days. More >>
  • Examining race relations in Columbus

    Examining race relations in Columbus

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:37 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:37:09 GMT
    The Missouri crisis is rekindling a debate in America: race relations between blacks and the men and women in blue. News Leader 9's Roslyn Giles hit the streets to find out how African American men in
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    The Missouri crisis is rekindling a debate in America: race relations between blacks and the men and women in blue. News Leader 9's Roslyn Giles hit the streets to find out how African American men in this community see the issue. More >>
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