“Diner Man’s life’s work finds home at Henry Ford

Richard J.S. Gutman, historian and collector of images and artifacts related to the history of American diners, has donated his collection to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. The collection holds over 7,000 pieces of art, photographs, menus, stools and more, and represents over 30 years of fascination and work by Gutman, frequently referred to

A Story Worth Living

Local filmmaker and actress Vanessa Leonard makes her directorial debut with A Story Worth Living, which explores the impact of mental illness. The film was shot almost entirely in Toledo, though there are also scenes filmed in Columbus and Morgantown, West Virginia. In keeping with the theme of A Story Worth Living, the trailer is

All hail, King & Queen Pittie!

Toledo’s PET Bull Project has lots of fun activities in store to celebrate lovable pits, including— wait for it— the crowning of Pittie King and Queen! This, along with a doggy costume contest, make their upcoming event a can’t-miss-it-event for dog lovers, but they have lots of practical reasons to attend as well: free training,

Max Boyle Wows John Legend on The Voice

23-year-old Toledo native Max Boyle made quite a splash on a recent episode of The Voice, where judges John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stephani and Blake Shelton were blown away by his rendition of Ed Sheeran’s “Wayfaring Stranger.” Boyle, who we recently featured as an up-and-coming pop artist, made the cut and will be on

Toledo Express Airport to be Renamed after NASA icon

Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz’s plan to rename the Toledo Express Airport to the Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport is coming closer to fruition. Toledo City Council voted unanimously to approve the name change, which is meant to honor the Toledo-native NASA icon, who served as flight director for both Apollo 11 and the successful rescue

Secor Metropark expands

Big changes for Metroparks Toledo are in the works after the acquisition by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy of Spuyten Duval golf course, adjacent to Secor Park, allowed for a 226-acreage expansion and three additional miles of trails, making Secor the third largest in Lucas County. Restoring the natural environment and improving water quality, all

Restaurant Makeover Show Now Casting

The production company that brought us the beloved reality shows Naked and Afraid, Bar Rescue, and others is now looking for Mexican restaurant proprietors for its newest venture. If your application is accepted and you are cast to be in the show, you and a partner will be flown out to Mexico City to learn

Striking for the Planet

Toledo-area residents prepare to take a stand for environmental issues by participating in the #GlobalClimateStrike on Friday, September 20. Area events include “The Grownups Join the Youth,” as workers from around the city are encouraged to be #OutOfOffice and visit the fountain outside One Government Center, 640 Jackson St., from 11-2pm. Then, they can learn

National Welcoming Week is September 13-22

Celebrate the diverse cultures that strengthen our community during National Welcoming Week, September 13-22. On Saturday, September 14 at 11am, US Together Toledo will host the Welcoming Toledo picnic, a community potluck, at the Sylvania YMCA and JCC (6465 Sylvania Ave.). On Tuesday, September 17 at 6pm, share stories about the people, places, ideas and

Cast Your Votes for Toledo City Council

Now’s the time to vote in the Toledo City Council primary election, with early voting already in full swing for Districts 1 through 5, as several candidates try to get their names on the November ballot. Vote early through the end of August at the Early Vote Center (1301 Monroe St.) from 8am-5pm. Or vote

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