All posts by Joel Sensenig

3rd Annual Maumee Film Festival gears up

The Maumee Film Festival, a chance for Toledo area filmmakers to show their skills behind the camera, is hosted at the Maumee Indoor Theater, Saturday, Sept. 23. This year’s panel of judges, who personally watch and rank the submitted films, includes Katie Holmes, her sister Tamera Fretti and Maumee native and actor Robert Knepper, best

Toledo’s Little Elephant shoots, records touring bands

Little Elephant’s Rob Courtney is doing better in Toledo. For the past four years, Little Elephant— a studio Courtney owns with partners Brian Gross-Bias and Mark Metzger— has been shooting videos, in Little Elephant’s living room studio, of bands traveling through Toledo and uploading them to the studio’s own YouTube channel. Last year, the trio

Toledo’s Lead Law: Questions over fairness and cost of compliance

Despite the pushback and a slow start with compliance,  the city’s lead ordinance won’t be evicted from the Toledo’s Municipal Code any time soon. Passed by Toledo City Council last August, the ordinance— which requires lead-safe certificates for buildings built before 1978 with one to four rental units— has drawn the ire of some landlords