Drag Racer Clay Millican: The One Question You CAN’T Ask Him…

National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Top Fuel racer Clay Millican is a friendly fellow. He answers questions thoughtfully, tells interesting anecdotes about growing up (and still living) in his small community back in Drummonds, Tennessee, and is excited to show pictures of his parent’s small grocery store that he worked at before becoming a professional

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The upcoming November 7 general election will decide the next Toledo mayor, fill a vacant at-large seat and six out of 12 Toledo City Council district seats. However, the race for Mayor is the highest level of office on the ballot, and without significant state or national political pushes, some candidates on the local level

Mud Hens and Jeff: Crowded House

I’m from Los Angeles and so I tend to do sports the way my fellow Angelenos do it: show up late and leave early. But I went to the Saturday game and lo and behold, I was early. On top of that, it was a full house, which is good for Hens baseball, bad for

Toledo’s Opening Up: DORA for the (boozy) Explorer

Following the May 2015 decision by Ohio lawmakers to allow for cities to create outdoor refreshment areas, Toledo City Council gave the UpTown neighborhood the OK to create our city’s first outdoor public-drinking area back in December of 2016. Finally, in June of that year, bar-goers along Adams Street began drinking between the boundaries of

Indie Rock and Donuts: CryFace Releases New Studio Album, Suds, on June 16

CryFace will release a long-awaited studio album, Suds, on June 16, 2017. It marks the Blissfield-based quartet’s first legitimate effort with professionally produced material, with the release heralded by a show at uptown’s Ottawa Tavern. The Toledo City Paper caught up with band members Ian Cotter, Levi Makula, Daniel Cotter, and Robert Neyrinck to discuss

Toledo Federation of Art Societies celebrates its 100th Anniversary

On Friday, June 9, the Toledo Federation of Art Societies, venerable civic sister of the Toledo Museum of Art, will begin a series of public events to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The gala opening party, complete with birthday cake and a one-night-only exhibition of highlights from the TFAS collection, will begin at 6pm in the

Toledo Declared The (Second) Best Food Town of the Midwest

Do you think Toledo has good eats? Well, the general public agrees. During the month of May, Midwest Living Magazine hosted the Greatest Midwest Food Town competition. The online contest asked the public to vote for the favorite from a list of nominated towns (that we detailed previously). As Toledoans know, we’re hungry. Not just

Artist Joanna Manousis self-reflects in Nature Morte

In Nature Morte, on view until June 17 at River House Arts in Toledo, British-born artist Joanna Manousis holds up a mirror to our collective soul, inviting us to meditate on nature, memory, time and our place in the world and in the cosmos. Self-reflection, both literal and figurative, is a recurring theme in this

Jazzy fundraising for the Great Lakes Arts & Jazz Festival

Can’t wait until the 3rd annual Great Lakes Arts & Jazz Festival? The fall festival lands on Saturday, September 9, but you can still celebrate the rich legacy of Toledo jazz with festival supporters on Thursday evenings at The Summit in downtown Toledo. Presented with the H-Factor Jazz Show (88.3fm, 4-6pm Sundays), Thursday Jazz @

National Donut Day: A Holiday We Need

There’s a national day for (almost) everything, and 90% of the time they aren’t worth celebrating. National Gardening Exercise Day (what does this even mean?) is planted on June 6. National Read in The Bathtub Day bubbles up on February 9. National Tell A Lie Day is on April 6 (or is it?). National Rounds