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.
What were some of the best books you had a chance to read this year? Share your discoveries with a virtual group of friends. The Wood County District Public Library hosts a Google Meet session, The Best Books We Read in 2020, on Thursday, December 17. Join the chat, share your ideas and get some
Nathan Elias, a Toledo native now living in Florida, grabbed attention two years ago with his debut chapbook of poems entitled Glass City Blues. The author has followed up with The Reincarnations, an eclectic collection of short stories. Elias is also currently working on a novel, Coil Quake Rift, scheduled for publication early next year.
Remember OJ’s Knife? No, not the actual physical object— the band. What? You never heard of them? They were huge in the 90’s! Probably the biggest rock group that ever came out of Toledo! They even played a gig at the Glass Bowl! Seriously, you don’t remember them? Don’t worry, that is because OJ’s Knife
Bestselling author, mobile eye doctor and Catholic speaker Dr. John R. Wood will be the guest at the Catholic Business Network’s next free event on Thursday, December 3. Entitled The Extraordinary Mission, the event will see Dr. Wood discussing issues related to the body, faith and more. Dr. Wood has authored three books, The Light
The work of Dayton native Jess Montgomery will take center stage at the Wood County District Public Library’s monthly Coffee Talk Book Discussion. The Widows, a thrilling mystery set in 1920’s Ohio, is the subject for the virtual meeting. The book tells the tale of a woman whose sheriff husband is murdered while transporting a
Harbor, a mental health service provider, is teaming up with the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Northwest Ohio to present a discussion about Sam Quinones’ harrowing book Dreamland. A look at the opiate epidemic over the course of 15 years, Dreamland follows its story from the streets to the clinics and all places
Nichole Craig’s family has always had a thing for the supernatural. When she was in tenth grade, her parents took her on a trip to St. Augustine’s in Florida, a location known for its ghost tours. It has always been a fun aspect of growing up, though Craig herself is still on the fence about
“Years and years ago, we had something called shop class in our high schools,” said Ken Rusk, owner of Everdry Waterproofing of Toledo. “That got replaced, back in the 80’s, by rooms of computers. Which is fine, because we needed to learn those skills. At the same time, (however), it eliminated the chance for a
After a long layoff, forced by the quarantine orders, Black Kite Coffee on Collingwood recently restarted an Open Mic Night. Held on a bi-weekly basis on Tuesdays at 5:30pm, the Black Kite’s Open Mic welcomes artists of all stripes, from musicians to poets and more. Spearheaded by UT alumnus and Toledo native Samuel Rudd, the
If you’ve ever felt absolutely certain that the first draft of that novel you stowed away in a filing cabinet might just be the next New York Times bestseller, you’re in good company. Most literary types have fostered the notion, hoping for the prized end goal most every writer: publication. But how does one make
Your ZIP code is more than just your address— it’s part of your identity. The Toledo City Paper has made an effort to express that point since 2016, when we joined The Fair Housing Center, The Arts Commission, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and (new this year!) Toledo Area Parent in asking Toledoans to submit