Press Releases - Community Interest


Oct 30

Tasmanian Devils Now on Exhibit at the Toledo Zoo

The time has finally arrived! The Toledo Zoo is thrilled to announce that three new Tasmanian devils, Nugget, Tatiana and Orchid, are now on exhibit in Tembo Trail. Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrissi) are the largest living carnivorous marsupial ...

Posted By: Andi Norman | Category: Community Interest



Oct 30

Bikers of Northwest Ohio 26th Annual Toy Run

Fire up the hog for a ride for the kids! Join the Bikers of Northwest Ohio as they ride through Toledo, having fun while raising money to give toys to kids in our area! Check-In : 10:00 a.m. - noon at Toledo Speedway $10 rider entry fee (Cash vs. ...

Posted By: Susie Ybarra | Category: Community Interest



Oct 26

Open House Planned at East Toledo Heartbeat Office

Heartbeat of Toledo is hosting an Open House at its new East Toledo Prenatal and Parenting Center on Thursday, November 5, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The office is located at 101 Main Street, Suite 2, in the historic Weber Block Building. ...

Posted By: Pat Todak | Category: Community Interest



Oct 26

Zoo Says, Thanks A Million!

The Toledo Zoo welcomed its one millionth visitor for 2015 today, Monday, October 26. Mr. Scott Hayes and his two children of Ypsilanti, Michigan were greeted at the Anthony Wayne Trail admission gate and presented with a wonderful gift package ...

Posted By: Andi Norman | Category: Community Interest



Oct 21

“The Gift of Bees” Focus of S.A.V.E. Lecture

Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, Inc. (S.A.V.E.) presents Tony Siebeneck aka “The Bee Man,” on Tuesday, November 10, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. ...

Posted By: Helene Sheets | Category: Community Interest



Oct 21

Library Observes National Friends of Libraries Week

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will spend the entire week of October 18-24, 2015, celebrating its Friends of the Library (FOL) group as part of the 10th Annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. The Friends of the ...

Posted By: Rhonda Sewell | Category: Community Interest



Oct 21

Epworth Trunk-or-Treat & Holy Smoke BBQ 10/25

Epworth's Trunk-or-Treat & Holy Smoke BBQ is Sunday, October 25! TRUNK-OR-TREAT will go from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and is FREE to the entire community! Be sure to wear your costumes and be ready to Trunk-or-Treat for candy. We’ll have games to ...

Posted By: Tami Norris | Category: Community Interest



Oct 16

50 To Be Sworn In as U.S. Citizens at Lourdes University

On Friday, November 6, a group of up to 50 men and women will be sworn in as United States citizens during a Naturalization Ceremony held at 2 p.m. in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The Honorable Judge ...

Posted By: Helene Sheets | Category: Community Interest



Oct 16

Tent City Returns to Toledo Oct. 23-25

Annual Homeless Advocacy Event Aims to Serve Community's UnhousedTOLEDO, OHIO — Each year, hundreds of guests and volunteers flock to Tent City for hot meals, warm clothes, medical services, social services or a warm, dry place to sleep. But ...

Posted By: Sarah Ottney | Category: Community Interest



Oct 08

Veteran's Day Fundraiser to Help House Homeless Veterans

A national organization dedicated to service has joined forces with a local nonprofit focused on a national effort to house homeless veterans nationwide. Together, National Exchange Club and Veterans Matter, both based in Toledo, have announced a ...

Posted By: Sarah Ottney | Category: Community Interest



Oct 08

Mayor's Forum planned for Oct. 23 at Tent City

A Mayor's Forum will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 on the opening night of Tent City, located downtown at the Civic Center Mall. All seven Toledo mayoral candidates -- Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, former mayor Mike Bell, former mayor Carty ...

Posted By: Sarah Ottney | Category: Community Interest



Oct 08

Tent City Homeless Awareness Project returns Oct 23-25

1Matters.org is a Toledo nonprofit whose mission is to leverage community compassion and deliver it to those on the streets and in the shelters, with the goal of helping people return to domestic autonomy. Tent City is an annual three-day awareness ...

Posted By: Sarah Ottney | Category: Community Interest



Oct 05

2nd Annual Red Cross Blood Drive on 10/15 Honors Tim Berta

Red Cross Club at Lourdes University hosts 2nd Annual Blood Drive honoring Tim Berta On Thursday, October 15, the Red Cross Club of Lourdes University will host its 2nd annual blood drive in honor of alumnus Tim Berta. The blood drive takes place in ...

Posted By: Ori Rife | Category: Community Interest



Oct 01

Volunteers Honored at the Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo relies on a dedicated corps of 700+ volunteers who give more than 60,000 hours to the Zoo each year. On Thursday, September 24, the Zoo recognized its top volunteers of the year in four categories: Departmental, Development, Zoo-Ed ...

Posted By: Andi Norman | Category: Community Interest



Oct 01

Bowling Tournament to Benefit Local Cancer Patients

Ron and Fran Kusz are celebrating the life of their daughter Kathy who is a breast cancer survivor. The couple is hosting a Bowling Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, October 10 at noon being held at Miracle Lanes, 5030 Jackman Road. The entire ...

Posted By: Jean Schoen | Category: Community Interest



Oct 01

Inaugural Halloween Candy Buy Back 2015

Local Novi Michigan Dentist takes stand against sweets on the street this Halloween NOVI, MICHIGAN – Earn cash for your candy and support the troops. Goldstein Dental Group is putting their ‘money where their mouth is’ and have ...

Posted By: Rebekah Carpenter | Category: Community Interest



Sep 24

Follow the Toledo Zoo on Social Media

TOLEDO, Ohio – The Toledo Zoo is social! This past week, the Toledo Zoo launched its first ever blog. The blog can been viewed at www.toledozooblog.org and focuses on the more intimate and behind-the-scenes sides of the Zoo. The first post ...

Posted By: Andi Norman | Category: Community Interest



Sep 24

Dine Out for the Cure to Benefit Komen Northwest Ohio!

DINE OUT FOR THE CURE! Eat at participating restaurants on Race for the Cure day and Komen Northwest Ohio will benefit WHO Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio WHAT Dine Out for the Cure! Eat at participating restaurants on Findlay Race for the Cure day ...

Posted By: Jill Borkowski | Category: Community Interest



Sep 24

5K Race/Walk to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 20, 2015 Contact: Maggie Billings 419-930-8811 RebuildingDreams5k@gmail.com (TOLEDO)—Rahab’s Heart is hosting “Rebuilding Dreams in the ’04,” a 5K race and walk to raise awareness of human ...

Posted By: Laurie Bertke | Category: Community Interest



Sep 20

Toledo Fair Housing Center Client Seeks Opportunity, Faces Discrimination

Case Successfully Resolved in Client’s Favor Standing up for a client’s right to safe and equitable housing, Toledo Fair Housing Center successfully resolved a case through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development on ...

Posted By: Sarah Jenkins | Category: Community Interest



Sep 20

2nd Annual Motorcycle Run: End Family Violence

Please Join Us Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at the Zenobia Shriners (8048 Broadstone Rd. Perrysburg, Ohio 43551) for a Motorcycle Run to End Violence in Families. Registration will be held from 12:30 P.M. until 1:45 P.M. Cost is $25.00 which ...

Posted By: Emily | Category: Community Interest



Sep 16

We are a Church Fully Affirmative That God Loves Everyone

We are a church who believes any and everyone has the right to praise and worship Jesus Christ our Lord - no matter who you are or what lifestyle you are living. We also believe everyone has the right to be married and our pastor performs all types ...

Posted By: Pastor Dewey Edwards | Category: Community Interest



Sep 16

Foster Care and Adoption Training Program

Lucas County Children Services (LCCS), in conjunction with the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program, is now offering improved and updated classes to prepare adults in Northwest Ohio to become foster and/or adoptive parents. The program has been ...

Posted By: Julie Malkin | Category: Community Interest



Sep 09

'Perrysburg Village Voices' Book Talk on September 16

On Wednesday, September 16, local author Richard Baranowski will discuss his new book Perrysburg Village Voices: Hometown Stories of the Past. The book, to be released September 12, is a collection of 50 interviews of local residents transposed to ...

Posted By: Rose Mills | Category: Community Interest



Sep 09

Toledo Native Sons and Daughters Rally at the Park

Join us at our Rally at the Park- Wildwood Metropark (5100 Central Ave) Sunday 9/13/15- Noon to 3pm. We will play field games, grill up hot dogs provided by Rudy's, and people can learn about this fun activity group! Come check us out, and start ...

Posted By: Steve | Category: Community Interest



Sep 02

Lifelong Learning Offers Fun Lineup of Classes, Lectures and Travel Opportunities

The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program has compiled a great lineup of classes, lectures and travel opportunities. Friday Lectures and Hot TopicsOnce a month, Lifelong Learning offers a Friday lecture at 10 a.m. followed by a Hot Topic ...

Posted By: Helene Sheets | Category: Community Interest



Sep 02

Grizzly Bear Cubs Arrive at Toledo Zoo

The two recently orphaned female grizzly bear cubs from Yellowstone National Park have arrived safely at the Toledo Zoo. To ensure their health and wellness, the cubs will undergo the standard quarantine process of anywhere from 30 to 60 days before ...

Posted By: Andi Norman | Category: Community Interest



Aug 28

UTMC PA Students 5k Race

TOLEDO, OH – Health and wellness is about more than just medicine, it’s about building community and supporting those in need. Toledo’s medical student community embodies this belief each year as the University of Toledo Physician ...

Posted By: Kelli Sanow | Category: Community Interest



Aug 28

Apples for Everyone

Johnston Fruit Farms hosts a day for the community to come out and pick apples for the underserved. Come out and enjoy a day filled with fun! This festive fall event will feature children’s games and crafts, a petting zoo, vendors, live music, ...

Posted By: Angi LaGreca | Category: Community Interest



Aug 26

Toledo Zoo Kicks Off Capital Levy Renewal Campaign

Community leaders from around the region gathered at the Toledo Zoo today to kick off the Zoo’s 2015 Capital Levy Renewal Campaign. This 1 mill, ten-year levy is a renewal, not a new tax. This capital levy will support:· ...

Posted By: Andi Norman | Category: Community Interest