Hurray for Hemp

On July 30, Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 57 decriminalizing hemp, a move that opens up new possibilities for Ohio businesses selling the non-psychoactive cannabis product. The Ohio Department of Agriculture has created a hemp program allowing universities to grow crops for research and testing of CBD.

“Black Men: Unfiltered” Documentary Features Toledo Men

Ruth Leonard, director of Black Men: Unfiltered, has initiated a Kickstarter campaign to continue her four-part documentary series. In it, she interviews black men in Toledo from all walks of life, talking to them about their trauma, views on masculinity and other topics that promote the dialogue so necessary for healing. Learn more about the

TARTA Introduces the EZfare app

Say goodbye to purchasing bus fare with exact change or ahead of time at various locations across town— TARTA recently launched the EZfare app to give riders a much easier way to pay. All you have to do is download the app at the App Store or Google Play store, then purchase daily, weekly or

Wilderness Inquiry Canoemobile arrives to the Glass City

Wilderness Inquiry Canoemobile arrives in the Glass City this summer! This fun, educational program, involves canoeing on the Maumee River, while learning about history, ecology, water quality and more. Youth can register through local organizations (YMCA, church groups, etc.) or call to be placed with a group. No registration is required for the Watershed Festival,

Unholy History

Delve into Toledo’s history with a drive-it-yourself, 20-location tour created by local historian and blogger Tedd Long.

Women Rule

Professor of Egyptology Dr. Kara Cooney discusses ancient queens in the National Geographic Live presentation “When Women Ruled the World.” This second event in the three-part Nat Geo Live speaker series is an exploration of the strong influence of various queens, despite history books largely ignoring their accomplishments. $5-$25. 7-9pm. Thursday, May 30. The Toledo

Eight Was Great

The ghost of ninety-three There are lots of anomalies in City Politics. Relics of by-gone days, anachronisms that once may have had a purpose but make no sense in the modern world. Like the County Recorder, a position which made sense when there were two or three literate folks in the Swamp, and only one

A Collective Conversation

Social justice advocate and educator Jane Elliott presents “A Collective Conversation: Race Through 2019 Eyes.” Hosted by YWCA of Northwest Ohio and other community organizations, the event begins with a presentation by Elliott, followed by local experts weighing in, and small-group discussions about ongoing concerns in race relations. $50. 9am-3pm. Monday, April 29. Radisson Hotel,

Cedar Point Opens May 11th

May 11th is Cedar Points’ opening day, a must-visit park for roller coaster enthusiasts. With 18 coasters ranging in scariness, from the Woodstock Express (for kids) to the mild excitement of the Iron Dragon to the most terrifying 205-foot-high Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point has coaster fun for the whole family. Daily admission tickets start at

New Growth on Summit Street

The SeaGate Centre gets revamped with a new ballroom and adjacent Hyatt Hotel In a press conference led by the Board of Lucas County Commissioners, two major developments to further the economic development of downtown Toledo were announced: a new dual-purpose Hyatt hotel and the revamping of the SeaGate Centre, which will include the addition