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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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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