All posts by Sean Nestor

The future of Bancroft: Beal Properties acquires Church of the Living God

The main worship hall of the former Church of the Living God, 2158 Collingwood Boulevard. Photo credit: Sean Nestor. Along Collingwood Boulevard, formerly known as the Avenue of Churches, in Toledo’s historic Old West End, half a dozen magnificent churches stand. They were built over a century ago, during the height of Toledo’s economic prosperity.

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