New book an examination of mental health treatments from years past

Located at the corner of South Detroit and Arlington Avenues, Toledo State Hospital was operational from 1888 until the early 1980s. Its emphasis on the cottage model — as opposed to the sterile, more traditional, institutional facilities prevalent during its time — made the hospital for the mentally ill a progressive example of compassionate care. 

TPS aims to bolster teacher recruitment with new grant money

Toledo Public Schools announced that it has been named the recipient of a $10.3 million grant from the Department of Education, as part of its Teacher Incentive Fund program. The grant money, paid over the course of three years, will be used in an effort to recruit and retain talented educators, particularly in the Scott

New trail connects Hawkins School and Botanical Gardens

Toledo Public Schools and Metroparks Toledo announced the construction of a new bike path connecting Hawkins Elementary School and Toledo Botanical Gardens. The project, planned for over two years, is the beginning of an expanded partnership between TPS and Metroparks. The planned trail will eventually surround the entirety of the Botanical Garden, as well as

GM announces big Toledo investment

General Motors has announced plans to invest $39 million in the Toledo Transmission Operations facility on W. Alexis Rd. The new money will upgrade and improve the production of GM’s eight-speed, rear wheel drive transmission produced at the site. The facility, which was opened in 1916, employs over 1,700 workers.

CITY WATCH December 2020

WEDNESDAY 2 YPAC Holiday Howler – Young Professionals for Animal Conservation host this walk-through of the Lights Before Christmas. Participants not only can enjoy the Zoo’s annual holiday celebration, but will also be treated to stops at Beastro Bar for a cocktail or hot cocoa, visit reindeer at the Nancy L. and Martin Davidson Barnyard

Lights Before Christmas making Zoo merry and bright

Toledo’s favorite festival of holiday lights has returned with the 2020 installment of the Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo. Featuring over one million lights and 200 illuminated animal images, Lights Before Christmas has charmed area audiences since 1986. Open through New Year’s Eve. Unlimited visits for members, $21 for non-members. 3-8pm, Sundays-Thursdays, 3-9pm,

Holiday shopping at Hensville

Although Winterfest won’t take place until next year, Hensville will still provide some seasonal fun for Toledoans. Fifth Third Field will host a Holiday Night Market, December 18 through 20. The open air event will feature vendors from around the area selling a variety of crafts and holiday items around the stadium concourse. Food and

Get to the Point (Place) for the holiday

Despite the fact that things are more than a little different this year, the spirit of the season lives on at the 2020 edition of Christmas in Point Place/Shoreland on Sunday, December 6. The annual Christmas Tree lighting at 5:30 pm will take place with attendees asked to stay in or near their cars. The

Red tide: Budget woes in City Politics

    At least the local election is over.      No fussing or whining, no frivolous lawsuits or wild unsupported allegations, no petulance or juvenile pouting. Nope, not here, buddy, and not now.      The votes are counted and certified. Stick a fork in it, Gertrude, ‘cause it’s done. Election post mortem      Sorta like the meteoric rise

TOP CHEF 2020 WINTER EDITION: Season’s Eatings!

Ho ho ho and happy holidays! With the changing nature of the season due to the pandemic, one thing remains constant– great holiday food! Toledo’s best chefs share some of their favorite winter traditions and season’s eatings you can try at home. Rob Campbell Your restaurant: Chef Rob’s Side Hustle Pizza. Your cooking style, in

Closed a little longer: Imagination Station postpones reopening

The Imagination Station announced today that its planned November 20 reopening has been postponed due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. “The science center was fully prepared to open with strict COVID-19 procedures and policies in place, however, the rapid spread of the virus has resulted in this carefully thought out decision,” wrote Lori Hauser,

Lights Before Christmas 2020!

It’s time to start dashing through the snow (well, when the snow gets here) and head out for one of the most beloved traditions of the holiday season! The 2020 Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo, sponsored by Key Bank, is open from November 20 until December 31! With over one million lights, the