All posts by Athena Cocoves

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

5 Virtual Events In Toledo: The Week of April 23

Need something to do? Toledoans are finding new ways to connect from a distance.  Here are five upcoming virtual events to add to your calendar:  Sunday, April 26 at 8pm Buncha Idiots  This virtual party serves as a fundraiser for the employees of the Village Idiot. See new never-before-seen music videos by Jake Pilewski, Kyle

7 To-Go Cocktails To Try This Week

It might still be a while before you can pull up to a seat at a bar, but you can bring the bar home, thanks Toledo-area restaurants offering carry-out, curbside, delivery and more. Here are five local restaurants that are keeping patrons in good spirits with imaginative mixed-drinks, available to-go.  Please remember— according to the

Spoil Yourself: 6 Toledo Sweet Shops That Deliver

While there are 250+ Toledo-area restaurants offering carry-out, curbside, delivery and more to satisfy your savory cravings, settling the desires of your sweet tooth can be more difficult.  Fortunately, some of the area’s best doughnut shops, bakeries and sweet shops are ready to deliver decadent desserts straight to your door.  Here are a few places

Support Ohio’s Restaurant Workers With Virtual Tips

The American restaurant industry has long been the bread and butter of the economy, as the second-largest private-sector employer in the country.  Employing 15.6 million Americans and 585,000 Ohioans, the restaurant industry comprises about 4% of the nation’s annual GDP. Ohio restaurants generate $2.6 billion in yearly sales.  While those stats are impressive, as the

Virtual Experience: New Abstract Works from Aaron Bivins at 20 North Gallery

Toledo artist Aaron Bivins made a name for himself with lush, impressionistic landscapes, but he’s shocking viewers with a new series of bold abstract works.  See the paintings as part of his solo exhibit at 20 North Gallery, Around the Corner: Aaron Bivins Abstract, on view through June 27. “My painting style is usually Impressionism. However, when I