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Four Toledo City Council members accused of accepting bribes

Earlier today, the FBI took several Toledo City Council members into custody. Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes, and Gary Johnson have been accused of accepting cash in exchange for votes, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court on Tuesday, June 30.  The criminal case appears to have begun in March 2018, and

Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio: Power and responsibility

To protect and to serve. Five short, simple words on every  Toledo police car that describe a lofty aspiration.  To protect Toledoans.  And to serve us. And in that short phrase lies the weight of responsibility expected of those carefully selected and trained to  serve in the Toledo Police Department. We are told that police

Bike Trails Created Through Careful Planning

Did you ever want to know where bike trails come from? Here’s the nitty-gritty.  Wabash Cannonball Trail The Wabash Cannonball Trail is a rails-to-trails corridor that was acquired in 1994 by the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG). TMACOG acted as the coordinating partner between the entities that would own the trail. The trail

Bluff Street Village: Tiny Homes, Big Hearts

Bluff Street is a ghost town. Every lot stands empty, with all but one uninhabited home now demolished. Like many streets in the Monroe/Auburn neighborhood in which it resides, it has suffered from decades of poverty, blight, and disinvestment. Across from Bluff Street are two entities that took notice. Monroe Street United Methodist Church and

A Roundup of Toledo’s Favorite Patios

Summer is here and it’s time to shake off that cabin fever. What better way to do so than by taking advantage of one of Toledo’s many restaurants offering patio seating? Check out our 2019 Patio Guide, and then read our roundup for more of the Toledo Area’s best spots. Downtown The Blarney 601 Monroe St.,