Tag Archives: The City

Four Toledo City Council members accused of accepting bribes

Earlier today, the FBI took several Toledo City Council members into custody. Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes, and Gary Johnson have been accused of accepting cash in exchange for votes, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court on Tuesday, June 30.  The criminal case appears to have begun in March 2018, and

June 17 2020—Marketplace Changes

Downtown Sylvania welcomes a new boho-style boutique and space to support local musicians and artists. Hip To The Groove Boutique, at 5665 Main St., looks to open in mid-July, though the shop recently hosted a pop-up for Napoleon-based women’s shop, Wenleemae Boutique. The budding business is housed in the Signature Look Studio space, next to

Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio: Power and responsibility

To protect and to serve. Five short, simple words on every  Toledo police car that describe a lofty aspiration.  To protect Toledoans.  And to serve us. And in that short phrase lies the weight of responsibility expected of those carefully selected and trained to  serve in the Toledo Police Department. We are told that police

Curbside service now available at Toledo Library branches

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library recently announced that library materials are available for curbside pickup beginning June 1. “We know the community is eager to return materials and check out new material,” said the Library’s executive director Jason Kucsma. “We recommend that you continue to reduce unnecessary travel and defer returning your materials as

Protests Demanding Police Accountability Set For Saturday

How long is a police officer with a history of misconduct held accountable? Locally, the Toledo Police Department retains officer disciplinary records for a maximum of five years, according to a negotiated agreement between the City of Toledo and the Toledo Police Patrolman’s Association Local 10.   Varying levels of oversight  The level of oversight and the rules

Lake Erie: Dead or Alive

The Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR) – an innovative new law that grants legal personhood to Lake Erie with the intent of enabling stronger legal action against its polluters— is widely seen as Toledo’s frustrated response to government inaction. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has always had the ability to enforce provisions of the