Celebrating the 2017 Solar Eclipse

By now, you probably know to watch out for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. While Toledo isn’t within the path of totality, we boast a significant partial view, with 82% exposed, from 1:02PM to 3:38PM. Want to know where you should go to celebrate this rare celestial event? Local community and science

Today, Support Local Musicians and Trans Rights

Want to help support trans rights and local musicians? Today’s your day. On Friday, August 4, the online music platform will donate 100% of their profits to the Transgender Law Center, a nonprofit that works to change law, policy, and culture for the better. To learn more about Bandcamp’s stand, read their statement here. We’re encouraging

Personal to political: Activism and feminism in the local literary community

Zines can be an overlooked form of literature and artistic expression, perhaps because they are a mostly underground and non-mainstream platform. However, the Toledo area has a more active zine scene coming out into the foreground. Marissa Medley, a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University (BGSU) where she studied Arts Administration and Creative Writing,

Stay in for Lunch: Downtown Toledo’s Delivery Options

Need some new ideas for lunch during the workweek? Tired of ordering the same thing from the same place? Check out these restaurants that deliver lunch in downtown Toledo. The Blarney Irish Pub  601 Monroe St. If you can’t get to the pub, have the pub brought to you! Order before 11:30am, and The Blarney

Barry’s Is Coming Downtown And It’s Everything (Bagel) To Me

If you’re from Toledo, if you’ve lived in Toledo, if you’ve visited Toledo, if you’ve even heard the word “Toledo,” you probably know one thing: The Glass City goes wild for Barry Bagels. Since the locally-owned chain was founded in 1972 by the late Barry Greenblatt, Barry Bagels has expanded, opening eleven locations in Ohio and Michigan,

Start Your Weekend With A Time-Tested Combo

When it comes to perfect combos, cannabis and pizza rival peanut butter and jelly. Of course, you can always enjoy them all at once, but that decision is on you, buddy. We ain’t complete hedonists, but we are gluttons— especially when the weekend hits. If you are too, celebrate the preferred pair of college kids everywhere and

Look Up: Glass City Balloon Race Returns To Toledo, Bigger and Better

“I don’t think they’re going up,” a crew member standing near me speculates to his fellow hot air balloon teammates. “That balloon took off like a shot and it was pretty erratic. They don’t like that.” By “they”, he means the group of about 10 pilots standing off to the side of the launching area, discussing

We Don’t Like Flowers As Much As Tom Waniewski

Earlier this week, The Blade published an article with one of the worst quotes we’ve ever heard from a local politician: “If a woman has her flowerpot stolen that is as much of a crime as someone shot in the central city.” That was Tom Waniewski, a Republican Toledo District 5 councilman currently running for Mayor of

Lucas County Proposes Plan To Build New Jail On Angola Road

Criminals are going to enjoy the scenic views of lush green fields and trees…. if everything goes according to Lucas County’s new plan. The Lucas County Commissioners, Tina Skeldon Wozniak, Pete Gerken and Carol Contrada announced the proposed plan to purchase 30 acres of land along Angola Road to create a new Lucas County Correctional