All posts by Sean Nestor

Toledo According To DeShawn Willis

DeShawn Willis is proof that it matters where you make it.  A lifelong resident of Toledo, DeShawn has been cutting grass for area residents for seven years. The quality of his work and tireless commitment to getting the job done resulted in his client base growing enough that he incorporated Lake Lawn two years ago.

Do you know who polices the police? Check out this primer on local reform measures

Following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, police reform— particularly concerning relations between law enforcement and Black citizens— has consumed the national spotlight. Locally, the explosive conflict between civilian protesters and local law enforcement in downtown Toledo on May 30 resulted in a renewed call for changes in policing by city officials. Here’s

Local Voices That Matter

The Community Solidarity Response Network of Toledo organized a rally on Saturday, May 30 held in front of the Safety Building which houses the offices of the Toledo Police Department.  The rally was to protest unchecked violence against Black citizens. Inspired by the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Louisville and