Swanton, OH


SWANTON VILLAGE COUNCIL: Land Use Codes Topic Of Discussion

PLANNING COMMISSION … Roger DeGood, Chairman of the Planning Commission, speaks to council during the January 23rd meeting. The council meeting began on January 23, 2023, at 6:00PM. There were four members present with two members having been excused. A prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was said before...
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WATCH: Toledo Police Department shows footage of armed man shot dead by officers

TOLEDO, Ohio — UPDATED STORY: Toledo Police Department releases footage of officers fatally shooting armed man. Toledo police officers fatally shot a man Wednesday night after a 911 call from a woman reported that her husband was shooting a gun, and that she too may have possibly been shot at a house on the 5700 block of Hill Avenue.

Current Snow Emergencies For Counties & Municipalities

SWANTON, OH – Due to the ongoing snowfall, in order to facilitate the cleaning of streets and alleys and to expedite the free flow of vehicular traffic, no owner or operator of any vehicle shall park or permit such vehicle to be parked on any street or alley at any time when the accumulation of snow upon the roadway exceeds three inches during any period of 24 hours or less. (Swanton Codified Ordinances 73.05).

South Toledo man acquitted of murder

A South Toledo man was acquitted by a Lucas County Common Pleas jury on Wednesday of a murder charge stemming from a shooting in late 2020 at the Byrneport Apartments. Tre’Vonne Darrington, 31, did not deny that he shot Alex Day, then 31, following a confrontation in which he and Katrina Phillips, Darrington’s former girlfriend, both said Mr. Day barged into Ms. Phillips’ Byrneport residence, where Darrington was living at the time. But Darrington and his lawyer argued the Nov. 3, 2020, shooting was in self-defense. Defense lawyer Anthony Richardson also sought to cast doubt on evidence police entered concerning the distance between Darrington and Mr. Day when they were shot. While police witnesses testified that a .380-caliber shell casing found in front of Ms. Phillips’ apartment was 60 feet or more from where Mr. Day was shot in the back of the head, Mr. Richardson cited a 9-mm shell found closer to the dying man — and apparently crushed by an emergency vehicle responding to the scene — as that of the bullet that could have killed him.

Henry County Sheriff’s Office investigates fatal crash

HENRY COUNTY, Ohio (WTVG) -The Henry County Sheriff’s Office investigates a fatal crash on Thursday. According to a statement released by the sheriff’s office, officers received a call of an accident at the intersection of SR-16 and SR-18 at approximately 4:03 p.m. The sheriff’s office’s initial investigation found...


A man from Ohio was arrested Thursday morning following a chase in White Township. Troopers say at 11:25 a.m., a member from the Troop A barracks initiated a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Aveo near Route 286 and Stonebreaker Road as the driver, identified only as a 34-year-old man from Toledo, had a warrant out for his arrest in Ohio.

University of Toledo Medical Center Completes Record 200 Kidney Transplants in 2022

The University of Toledo Medical Center completed a record 200 successful kidney transplants in 2022 while maintaining its status as one of the fastest kidney transplant programs in the country. “These are life-changing procedures,” said Dr. Obi Ekwenna, transplant surgeon at UTMC and associate professor. “We’re proud of these milestones,...

Climate Friday | Why was Wednesday's snow so hard to shovel?

TOLEDO, Ohio — Winter weather finally arrived this week, chipping away at the snowfall deficit and delivering heavy snow and wet accumulations to the region. In the last few editions of Climate Friday, we've explained the causes of this unseasonably mild and dry winter weather. This week, we'll recap our biggest snowfall of the season and explain the science behind this heavy, wet snow.

Woman sentenced in relation to a 2022 shooting

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) -A Bowling Green woman was sentenced Thursday in relation to a 2022 alleged shooting. According to court documents, Demetria Barboza plead no contest and was found guilty of attempted felonious assault. Barboza was sentenced to three years of probation. Barboza was accused of shooting Chad Oswald at...

Man convicted of charges related to August shooting at party

A South Toledo man was convicted early Friday afternoon of attempted murder and felonious assault for a shooting at a late-summer party in central Toledo. A Lucas County Common Pleas jury deliberated for slightly over six hours before returning its guilty verdicts against Jermaine Jackson, 27, of the 1500 block of Bow Street, who they agreed with prosecutors shot Terrence Turner several times at close range Aug. 21 during a party in a house in the 1600 block of Avondale Avenue. The felonious assault conviction stems from several shots he also fired toward Nieejah Johnson after she fled the house along the street. Judge Stacy Cook scheduled sentencing for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Judge sets bond for man charged for 2021 Toledo murder

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A judge has set bond for the man who is facing charges for a December 2021 Toledo murder. Titus Crittendon appeared in court on Jan. 25 for a bond hearing. According to court records, a judge set his bond at $1 million at no 10% .

Ditch maintenace to restrict stretch of Eckel Junction

Lanes will be reduced along Eckel Junction Road when Perrysburg begins ditch maintenance on Feb. 7, the city announced in a news release.  The restrictions will occur from the railroad crossing just west of the CAT dealership at 13107 Eckel Junction Rd, through Taylor Hyundai at 12681 Eckel Junction Rd. Sediment and vegetation will be removed from the ditch on the south side of the road.   “This project is necessary to ensure that stormwater is adequately conveyed away from personal property, streets, and sidewalks to protect the health and safety of our community,” the news release said.  “Excess surface and subsurface water must be removed through manmade ditches to prevent flooding and these drainage corridors must be maintained.”