TARTA in the age of social distancing

For many Toledoans, public transportation is a necessity. According to a 2015 transportation survey conducted by The Ability Center of Greater Toledo, 19.1% of respondents reported using services from the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) regularly.  According to survey respondents, most trips are for medical appointments, shopping and work, with the core demographic including

Women Entrepreneurs to hold first conference

Women Entrepreneurs with a Purpose hold their first Women’s Conference, Stepping into Success, with keynote speaker Dr. Stacia Pierce. A life coach and motivational speaker, Pierce is the founder and CEO of LifeCoach2Women.com and winner of Oprah Winfrey’s 2010 OWN contest. Stepping into Success will also feature a panel discussion led by Alexis Means of

CANCELED: Womxn of Color Symposium at University of Toledo

UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been canceled. Issues and topics that affect women, womxn and femmes at all levels of the University of Toledo will be discussed as part of the third annual Womxn of Color Symposium. With the theme “The Personal is Political,” the event will feature workshops, presentations and more

Lake Erie Bill of Rights ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge has dealt a blow to Toledo activists’ efforts to protect Lake Erie from environmental catastrophe. Senior U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary ruled on February 27 that the Lake Erie Bill of Rights was unconstitutional. Passed by Toledo voters in February of 2019, the Bill of Rights was intended to allow private citizens

Fourth Annual Democracy Day at City Council

Citizens from all walks of life will take advantage of the chance to speak about corporate influence on society at the fourth annual Democracy Day. The event is a yearly public forum held at Toledo City Council Chambers, created as the result of an initiative put to voters in 2018. This year’s topics include the

United Way of Greater Toledo’s 2-1-1 phone line

On February 11— 2/11— the United Way of Greater Toledo held a number of events in honor of National 2-1-1 Day, to draw attention to its 2-1-1 service for the Toledo area. 2-1-1 is a free, non-emergency phone line where Toledo residents can ask for assistance for connections to help and human service programs throughout

Halim Clinic now offers free dental care

Since 2017, the Halim Clinic in Holland has offered free medical services to individuals without health insurance. Beginning in October, the Clinic’s free service regimen expanded to include dental care. The clinic, an initiative by Muslim doctors in the Toledo area, has a mission inspired by the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad. The Halim Clinic

City of Toledo Receives Grant to fight homelessness

Toledo facilities that provide housing and assistance to the homeless will be bolstered by a grant given by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City of Toledo has received $3.4 million to be used to aid programs aimed at curbing homelessness. The funds will be distributed to partners in the Glass City,

New Concepts funded to fight addiction

As part of a continuing effort to combat opioid addiction among minority communities, Lucas County has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The money, part of $12 million the state received to improve access to treatment for individuals throughout Ohio, will fund the Opioid Response