Keeping our teachers in Toledo

As Toledo loses young professionals to other cities, a new initiative has sprung up in the form of a collaboration between the University of Toledo and Toledo Public Schools. Teach Toledo is an initiative that seeks to both educate teachers and keep them local while providing students with a diverse population of educators. The first

Toledo GROWs Honey Harvest event

Beekeeping ain’t for the faint of heart, but the same swarms that strike fear into the heart of us commoners strike literal gold for others. See the gold-hued magic that is local honey during Toledo GROWs Honey Harvest. Watch the honey extraction process, from hive to jar, and take home some of your own during

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

Zepf Center introduces new Ambulatory Detox Unit

Despite efforts to reduce our opiate problem, Ohio continues to lead the nation in overdose deaths. To help people get off heroin— and then stay off heroin— detox services are needed. To expand access, the Zepf Center introduced an Ambulatory Detox Unit in July, to provide care and treatment in the form of a six-day

The LPGA Marathon Classic stops in Sylvania

The LPGA Marathon Classic, one of the premier events in professional women’s golf, takes place at Highland Meadows Golf Club, starting Thursday, July 20. Kroger is holding a special BOGO deal on Weekly Grounds passes (which include parking). 100 percent of the profits from the sale will be donated to an eligible charity. Kids 17

The second annual Toledo Loves Love Fest comes to Adams Street

It’s written on the wall, literally— Toledo Loves Love. Join Equality Toledo on Adams St. at 13th for the second annual Toledo Loves Love Fest. Enjoy live music, drag performers, theater companies, DJs and more during this celebration of diversity and inclusion. Donations benefit Equality Toledo’s fight for education and activist and anti-defamation efforts to

The Compassion Experience makes a stop in Maumee

What does global poverty look like? Get a sense of what life is like for some living in extremely poverty-stricken areas around the world during The Compassion Experience, an interactive tour coming to Maumee. Created by Compassion International, the four-day event will provide a sense of what it is like to live on less than

Was The (Attempted) Temporary Suspension Of Toledo’s DORA A Fair Fight?

UPDATE: At 3:10pm, we received the following press release from Chief of Police George Kral:  “After further discussion with the parties involved with the Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA), Toledo Police Chief George Kral has decided to re-instate normal operation of the DORA for Friday night. The decision to suspend the DORA was made before

Robert Easter Jr. returns home to Toledo

If someone hasn’t made this guy Toledo’s official Native Son yet, they ought to. Undefeated boxing legend-in-the-making, Robert Easter Jr., returns to his hometown to battle Russian, Denis Shafikov. Defending his IBF lightweight title and his 19-0 professional boxing record, 14 of Easter’s wins have come by knockout. An alternate on the U.S. Olympic boxing

Toledo Mud Hens collaborate with Team Recovery

Breaking from theme’s, like Star Wars Day and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Night, the Toledo Mud Hens tackle a serious subject: heroin, with Hens and Heroin. The ball club has pledged 100 percent of the proceeds from the evening to helping with area addiction recovery. The Mud Hens collaborate with Team Recovery for