Money to advance criminal justice reform
The Lucas County Board of Commissioners will award $100,000 in grant funding to local community groups in an effort to support criminal justice reform. The program, part of the county’s participation in the MacArthur Foundation Safety + Justice Challenge, is aimed at advancing racial equality in the system and reducing population in the area’s jails. Among the organizations receiving grants of up to $10,000 each are All-In Academy, Inc., Believe
Center, the Frederick Douglass Community Association (pictured), the African American
Police League and more.
Kranz Airport can take flight
The Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport should expand its staff and develop a five-
year business plan, according to a report by Campbell-Hill Aviation Group. The report,
commissioned by the City of Toledo and Lucas County, was aimed at reviewing the
effectiveness of Airport operations based on public data, interviews and other factors. Among the study’s recommendations were that the Airport should expand its marketing staff to make it more appealing to airlines, as well as adding positions of Airport Director and Airport Air Service and Marketing Manager. Read the full study at toledo.oh.gov/airport-study
The Mayor’s Chair
Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz has added another leadership position to his resume.
Kapszukiewicz has been selected to serve as the Chair of the Community Development & Housing Committee for the United States Conference of Mayors. The group, a non-partisan organization of American mayors whose cities (more than 1,400 across the United States) have a population of 30,000 or more, held its winter meeting in January in Washington D.C., with a summer meeting scheduled to take place in June.
A charitable Nature
Nature’s Nursery is one of 13 wildlife rehabilitation centers
in the United States to receive part of a $100,000 grant from the Avangrid Founda-
tion, a charitable arm of energy company AVANGRID. The money is earmarked to buy
food for the seven “ambassador raptors” with permanent homes at the Nursery. “The support that Nature’s Nursery received from Avangrid Foundation is essential to our ability to be timely and effective in our response to wildlife res-cues,” said Allison Schroeder,
Glass City Scholarships
Glass City Federal Credit Union is offering five scholarship awards for area students— one for $2,500 and an additional four for $1,000 each. To be eligible, students must be attending a 2 or 4-year accredited post- secondary institution during the 2022-23 school year; have a parent or guardian who is a member of Glass City Federal, or be a member
themselves; and complete and submit an application and essay. Deadline for
consideration is March 31, so interested students should get an application from any
Glass City Federal branch or online at glasscityfcu.com.