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      Grant to fund patrolling of Toledo's historic neighborhoods

      Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs announced about $1.25 million will pay for about 70 percent of their wages for the next three years of service.
      The Toledo Police Department received a grant Wednesday that will go towards hiring ten additional officers.Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs announced the $1.25 million grant will go towards implementation of the department's Community Corridor Initiative and will pay for about 75 percent of the officers' wages for the next three years of service.Officers will patrol five of Toledo's historic neighborhoods and small businesses. These areas include the corridors of Lagrange Street, Cherry Street Legacy, Main Street, Broadway, and Sylvania Avenue.The ten additional officers will increase the task force to 75 cadets. The class is scheduled to start Tuesday, Oct. 15, and graduate in April 2014.The Toledo City Council will have to approve the grant before releasing funds.