23-year-old shooting victim was at wrong place, wrong time, says sister

TOLEDO, Ohio — We're learning more about a Toledo woman who was shot and killed in a double homicide Saturday. The shooting happened at the Birmingham Terrace Apartments on Consaul Street in east Toledo. Brittany Gromley of Warren said her sister Elisa Molina, 23, and the other victim, Willie Walker...
Picture for 23-year-old shooting victim was at wrong place, wrong time, says sister

Sylvania police identify body recovered from Flower Hospital pond

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Sylvania City Police detectives have identified a body that was found in a pond in front of ProMedica Flower Hospital. Officers had been dispatched to a water rescue Monday at 2:45 p.m. Sylvania Township firefighters extracted a man who has now been identified as 26-year-old Adam Robinson,...
Picture for Sylvania police identify body recovered from Flower Hospital pond
Toledo, OHToledo Blade

Toledo man sentenced to prison for sexual conduct, possessing explicit videos of children

A North Toledo man on probation for drug offenses was sentenced Tuesday by a Lucas County judge to 11 years in prison for inappropriately touching a teenage boy he met online. Nicholas Provost, 29, of the 5300 block of North Detroit Avenue, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a third-degree felony, and six counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, all fourth-degree felonies, for incidents between Aug. 27 and Sept. 27, 2020.

Powerball adding an extra drawing night in August

Powerball will be adding an extra drawing night, meaning there are more ways to possibly hit the jackpot. Lottery systems in Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, Iowa and Oregon have announced the additional night. All 48 U.S. lotteries will sell tickets for the Powerball drawing on Monday nights, Fox4 reported. Illinois officials...
Lucas County, OHToledo Blade

Restaurant Inspections: 07/26

Recently released inspection reports of Lucas County food-service operations. Days Inn, 1704 Tollgate, Maumee, inspected June 28. Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Co., 3100 Main, Maumee, inspected June 29. Deet’s BBQ Trailer, 2963 Navarre, Oregon, inspected June 25. Sleep Inn & Suites, 1761 Meijer, Oregon, inspected June 30. YMCA Child Development Center...
Oregon, OHSandusky Register

You're Not the First Person with a Gambling Problem

Many of us have been looking forward to getting back to normal. As the months have passed, we’ve seen improvements over last year, maybe reuniting with family and friends, or just getting out a little more. However, this year has brought challenges of its own, causing many of us to struggle with ongoing uncertainty. If you’ve recognized that you’re feeling unsettled, spending more than you can afford on gambling, having a hard time coping, taking bigger risks, or generally behaving or acting in ways that you know are causing harm to you or your loved ones, there’s no better time than now to make some positive adjustments. Try these tips and activities that can help you minimize or stop gambling altogether.
Maumee, OHToledo Blade

Outdoors: Rare chicks thriving in Maumee Bay sanctuary

Four tiny birds, resembling little gray cotton balls, bounce along on the sand at Maumee Bay State Park, oblivious to their celebrity. Besides the excitement and celebration the piping plover chicks have created locally, they are also responsible for a significant brouhaha on the national front. The Great Lakes population...
Lucas County, OHToledo Blade

Enjoy the big picture in nature

When we talk about gardening, it is usually about the plants. We focus on fruits and vegetables growing in the garden, the harvesting of the produce, and ultimately the enjoyment associated with the consumption of the harvest. We enjoy the benefits that plants provide to us — shade, sound and sight barriers, wind protection, and of course the aesthetics of flowers, fruits, bark, and the overall silhouette.
Wood County,

Take a summer getaway with library’s virtual vacation trivia

Take a summer getaway without leaving your house: The Wood County District Public Library is vacationing with Virtual Vacation Trivia starting Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. Pack a bag and test knowledge of travel destinations with this trivia contest. To play, head to WCDPL’s Facebook page and click on the link to a Google Form starting at 4 p.m. on Aug. 24. The form will be open for the competition for 24 hours. After the winners are chosen, the form will be left available for anyone to play for fun.

Lyons hosting annual chicken barbeque

The 62nd Annual Chicken Barbeque is slated for this weekend in Lyons. The northern Fulton County community will have several events to entertain attendees Friday and Saturday at the community park. Chicken Dinners will be available Saturday starting at 11 a.m. Chicken only will be $7 while dinners will be...