Exorcising Pain through Prince

Religion. According to Oxford Languages, the top definition of the noun “religion” comprises “the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.” But in the 21st Century, the language authority’s tertiary definition of religion seems better suited to encompass a broader application of the word, as “a pursuit

All About Absentee Voting: What you need to know

Who can request an absentee ballot and when? Any qualified voter may request an absentee ballot right now or at any time before noon on Saturday, October 31. Where can I get an application for an absentee ballot? Applications for Lucas County residents can be found at https://co.lucas.oh.us/documentcenter/view/623   Absentee Application How do I submit an

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We have long been warned that, if we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. Knowing our roots, understanding the past, teaches how history makes us who we are. History is a story that is always being written— it is as much a part of today as it is a part

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

City Sips 2020

Lift your glass Join us in a toast, raising our glass to the service industry. It’s no secret that our favorite bartenders, servers, and other restaurant and bar workers have struggled to regain a foothold in these uncertain times, despite recently re-opened doors. So, this summer, we’re coming together with a two-part pledge: First, let’s

Protesting a Broken System

Organizer Ruth Leonard paced the crosswalk outside of the Toledo Police Safety Building, motivating the gathering crowd through her megaphone. A diverse group cheered her on through masked faces. Many carried signs, and all stood in solidarity for a cause. No one could anticipate the impending chaos ahead. The Police Accountability March, hosted by the

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

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