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Restaurant Inspections: 12/5

Recently released inspections reports of Lucas County food-service operations. No violations: Oakdale Elementary School, 1620 East Broadway, inspected Oct. 20. The Alley Way, 28 N. Erie, inspected Oct. 21.
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Woman dies in three vehicle crash on I-75

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Bowling Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a three vehicle crash on Dec. 3 at 10:13 p.m. The crash involved three vehicles and occurred on I-75 near mile post 171 in Henry Township. A 30-year-old from Toledo was driving northbound in a...

Lucas County Coroner seeks family of 62-year-old man

The Lucas County Coroner's Office is asking for the public's help in finding family members for a 62-year-old man found dead in his home. Howard McArthur, 62, was found on Nov. 14 on the floor of his bedroom, the coroner's office said. The address and cause of death were not specified.

Idaho police seek to question Toledo man about child's disappearance

Nearly a year and a half after 5-year-old Michael Vaughan disappeared in Idaho, local police want to question a Toledo man to determine what he might know about the child’s disappearance.  Adrien Lucienne, 32, of Toledo, was one of four people identified by the Fruitland Police Department on Thursday who might know about the boy’s disappearance.  Brandon Shurtliff, 30, Sarah Wondra, 35, and Stacey Wondra, 30, were also named as people who might have information to help solve the mystery.  The Fruitland Police Chief, J.D. Huff, said that police now believe the child was abducted, killed, and buried on a property owned by the Wondras.

Daily Log: 12/3

Births ProMedica Flower Hospital Paige and Nicholas Jacoby, Sylvania, girl, Dec. 1. Sierra and Ian Clouse, Martin, Ohio, boy, Dec. 2.
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Vehicle struck by gunfire on Potomac Drive

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Toledo Police Department is investigating an shooting that occurred on Sunday morning. Police responded to shots fired and multiple vehicles hit on Potomac Drive around 1 a.m. Upon arrival, officials confirmed that one white vehicle was shot at, but it was empty. Around the same...
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For Nursing Graduate, Empathy is Career Skill That’s Personal

In a couple of weeks, Katherine “Kitty” McMillan graduates with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. But that wasn’t her original plan. While first taking classes at The University of Toledo through the College Credit Plus program in high school at the age of 14, McMillan, now 20, was certain she would major in law and social thought and minor in political science.

Security measures to ramp up at One Government Center

The security breach of a room containing tax documents has prompted city officials to request rekeying every door in One Government Center. The Toledo City Council Finance, Debt and Budget Oversight Committee reviewed the proposal last week, which calls for an appropriation of approximately $50,000 to rekey all 200 doors at the government building. The city’s public safety director Brian Byrd would oversee one master key and each director would oversee individual keys specific to his or her department. In addition, the city’s human resources department would maintain a database that would track those keys. Some rooms will also only lock from the interior in cases of an emergency, Mr. Byrd told committee members. “This was an overall strategy, to increase the security of our employees of the building,” he said. The proposal will likely be forwarded to council for consideration at its Tuesday meeting, committee chair George Sarantou said after the meeting. Once approved, the work to change the locks would begin immediately.
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No injuries after house fire on Campbell Street

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire on Dec. 3 just before 10 p.m. The battalion chief said all residents got out safe but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Additionally, crews had trouble at first because the closest...

Tyree "Sir Maejor" Conyers-Page Fundraising AGAIN After a Federal Judge BANS it

A master of impersonation, Tyree "Sir Maejor" Conyers-Page created a social media account named Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta (BLMGA) and raised funds with GoFundMe. Page opened a bank account named “Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta, Inc.” in 2018 with Page as the only signatory on the account. A complaint was filed with the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center in April 2020 alleging that Page was impersonating Black Lives Matter. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Cleveland Division, Toledo Resident Agency, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio arrested Sir Maejor Page, a.k.a. Tyree Conyers-Page of Toledo, Ohio. Judge James R. Knepp II in Ohio banned Page from fundraising. Page continues to solicit funds via Cash App on Twitter from loyal followers using his adoptive mother's accounts.

Artist destroys her own art on the spot while raising money for non-profit

TOLEDO, Ohio — Artist Brenda Singletary doesn’t create art to see it destroyed, but she’s willing to pay that price to raise money for worthy causes. Singletary held an art burning on Saturday to raise money for Once is Enough, a non-profit organization that helps families affected by domestic violence.

Editorial: Bar exam needed at UT

The Ohio Supreme Court last week announced the results of law school grads taking their bar examination for the first time. On one hand, the University of Toledo’s first-time passage rate on the bar exam, 75 percent, is markedly higher than it was at one time. In 2001, only 58 percent of first-time would-be lawyers passed the test, which was seventh best of the state’s nine law schools. Read more Blade editorials

Enjoy 20 Different Kinds of Pies at this Ohio Diner

There is no shortage of iconic food establishments in the state of Ohio. Old-school and family-owned, these beloved businesses remain popular community staples and they are often regarded as being the place to go if you're looking for unbeatable, delicious food.

Toledo women’s basketball mauls Missouri State in 91-63 victory

Toledo’s lead just kept growing. The Rockets roared out to a 9-2 lead over Missouri State on Sunday afternoon at Savage Arena. Then it grew to 16-6 and, finally, 26-11 late in the first quarter. The second quarter didn’t get much better for the visiting Lady Bears. Or the third. Or the fourth. When the buzzer sounded at the end of the game, Toledo had put the finishing touches on a resounding 91-63 victory.

Cheap Lucas County properties, many with big problems, hit the auction block next week

If you're looking for a fixer-upper at a bargain price, there's a decent chance you'll see something that piques your interest at the Lucas County Auditor's annual forfeited-land sale. Several of this year's 50 or so houses, buildings, and slices of land up for auction Friday have potential if you squint. And for many bidders — especially if a property can be had for only a few hundred bucks, or a couple grand — a little potential is good enough. "For some individuals, it's the opportunity of a lifetime," Auditor Anita Lopez said. "They can't afford to go through a normal mortgage process, to qualify for a home loan. "They're going to fix it up and rehab it, and this is going to be their dream home."

New Ohio House speaker first representing Toledo area

COLUMBUS — When Rep. Derek Merrin raises his right hand to take the oath as Ohio's Speaker of the House, he will become one of the youngest to ever hold the gavel and the only one to ever represent part of Toledo. He will be the first from the Toledo suburbs in more than half a century. “As speaker, I'm going to work on policies that benefit the entire state of Ohio, but Lucas County and northwest Ohio have a special place in my heart,” he said. “I think from a public policy standpoint, northwest Ohio has many times been left out of discussions and not given its appropriate due. “I'm very concerned about all corners of the state,” the three-term representative said. “The corners of the state that aren't within the three C's are struggling economically, and we've got to get policies in this state that benefit every single Ohioan in every region of this state.”
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Brownfield project moves forward upon council approval

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Toledo City Council members are preparing to approve some of their federal relief money for the Lucas County Land Bank. The money approved will be used to tackle some of the Brownfield properties, some of which have left bad memories for community members. Both the...

J. Foster Jewelers pegs $300,000 jewelry giveaway to snowy Christmas

It is far more than sentimentality that has Phil Kajca watching for a white Christmas this year. The founder of J. Foster Jewelers in Maumee has made a big bet — one he hopes he loses — that it won’t snow four inches or more on Christmas Day as measured at Toledo Express Airport. If it does, J. Foster Jewelers will reimburse shoppers the full price for any item bought in the store between Nov. 13 and Nov. 30, including diamond rings, gold bracelets, necklaces, watches or any other merchandise, Mr. Kajca said. It’s a promotion the store has run in each of the last 10 years. The goal is to juice sales in November and give customers a contest to win valuable merchandise on the off-chance a snowstorm hits metro Toledo on Christmas Day.