Press Releases - Community Interest


Feb 19

Scramble For Food

Help us fight childhood hunger and have some fun at The Scramble For Food! MONDAY, July 15, 2019 BELMONT COUNTRY CLUB – Perrysburg Lunch at 11:30 AM • 1 PM Shotgun Awards, Cocktails, Buffet to Follow *Traditional scramble format. *Skill ...

Posted By: Brittany | Category: Community Interest



Feb 14

Toledo Library Helps Local Kids Prepare for Kindergarten

Countdown to Kindergarten at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library is both a kindergarten readiness storytime for kids and a program to inform parents and caregivers of the skills that their children will need when beginning ...

Posted By: Kelsey Cogan | Category: Community Interest



Feb 13

Cheap and Chic Event on March 2nd to Benefit Zepf Center

Cheap and Chic Event to Benefit Zepf Center Don’t Skirt the Issue on March 2 Who doesn’t love to shop and now you can shop till you drop on March 2nd from 10-4 at the Zepf Wellness Center, 2272 Collingwood. Eight local retailers ...

Posted By: Pat Nowak | Category: Community Interest



Feb 08

8th Annual “Have A Heart Restock Drive” assists local pantries

On Monday, March 18, the Sylvania Franciscan Village (SFV) kicks off its 8th annual Have a Heart Restock Drive to supply personal care items to six area outreach pantries: Bethany House, Claver House, Helping Hands of St. Louis, Our Lady of Lourdes ...

Posted By: Laurie Bertke | Category: Community Interest



Feb 07

Toledo Zoo Discounts and Coupons

TOLEDO, Ohio — Need an inexpensive yet entertaining activity to drive away the winter blahs? Your Toledo Zoo is here to help with a half-off admission coupon! The coupon is available online at toledozoo.org now through Friday, March 1 and is ...

Posted By: Shayla Moriarty | Category: Community Interest



Feb 07

Save the Date for Bethany House 10th Annual Celebrity Wait Night

Toledo, Ohio—Bethany House’s 10th Annual Celebrity Wait Night will take place on Monday,April 8, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Mark your calendar now!The event will take place at The Real Seafood Company and Zia’s at the Docks ...

Posted By: Deidra Lashley | Category: Community Interest



Feb 07

Lourdes University Alumni Board Presents: Women Together

Lourdes University Alumni Board presents their series Women Together, Wednesday, February 20, at the Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe Street, at 5:30PM. Special guest speaker, Rita N.A. Mansour, will present on the topic of Financial ...

Posted By: Nicolas Mayta Canalle | Category: Community Interest



Feb 07

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser at bd’s Mongolian Grill

Lourdes University’s Department of Campus Ministry and the Linking Interest, Needs and Knowledge (LINK) Student Organization hosts its 8th annual Mission Trips fundraiser Tuesday, February 26, at bd’s Mongolian Grill, 5001 Monroe St, at ...

Posted By: Nicolas Mayta Canalle | Category: Community Interest



Feb 04

Lourdes University Presents Black History Month Celebration

Lourdes University and the Office of Multicultural Services and Diversity presents the annual Black History Month Celebration ‘The Stars Within Us: Black Excellence and the Arts’, with special guest Spoken Word Artist, Ed Mabrey on ...

Posted By: Briana A. Peters | Category: Community Interest



Jan 30

Toledo Library Director Announces Retirement

At the Jan. 24 Toledo Lucas County Public Library Board of Directors meeting, longtime Director Clyde Scoles announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2019. With more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Scoles has dedicated his career to championing ...

Posted By: Kelsey Cogan | Category: Community Interest



Jan 30

Partners in Education Receives $25,000 FCA Foundation Grant to Support Youth Literacy

Recently, Partners in Education was awarded a $25,000 grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC. The grant will support youth literacy via the Mentors in Toledo Schools program. “Partners in ...

Posted By: Michelle Klinger | Category: Community Interest



Jan 30

Toledo Lucas County Public Library Joins NewsGuard in News Literacy Partnership

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library System has teamed up with NewsGuard to provide library patrons with a news literacy tool to help them assess the reliability of the news and information websites they see online.For the past two years, the ...

Posted By: Kelsey Cogan | Category: Community Interest



Jan 25

Burger King on Laskey Road to Hold Grand Reopening (February 2nd)

The Burger King restaurant located at 1856 W. Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio has undergone an extensive interior and exterior remodel and will celebrate its Grand Reopening on Saturday, February 2nd from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The public is invited to ...

Posted By: Paula Gallagher | Category: Community Interest



Jan 25

Be Kind to Yourself

On Tuesday, February 12th at the WW Knight Nature Preserve (Perrysburg, OH) from 6:00pm-7:30pm, the Education Series will celebrate ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ week and coincide with the question, “how are you kind to ...

Posted By: NAMI Wood County | Category: Community Interest



Jan 15

24-Hour ‘Fill the Freezer’ Casserole Marathon benefits those in need

On Friday, January 18, 2019, Lourdes University’s Mission and Ministry Office is hosting “Fill the Freezer” 24 Hour Marathon. Starting at 3pm, Lourdes students, faculty, and staff will work shifts making casseroles over a 24-hour ...

Posted By: Briana Peters | Category: Community Interest



Jan 14

Sylvania Franciscan Village celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with prayer service, panel discussion

The Sylvania Franciscan Village is pleased to host an ecumenical prayer service, commemoration and panel discussion in honor of the life and legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Ebeid ...

Posted By: Laurie Bertke | Category: Community Interest



Jan 11

Lucas County Democratic Party Seeks Applications for Lucas County Coroner Vacancy

On January 8, 2019, Dr. James Patrick, the Lucas County Coroner, will be stepping aside after decades of service to Lucas County. Dr. Patrick has grown the Lucas County Coroner’s Office into a regional forensic center. Under Ohio Law, the ...

Posted By: Kurt Young | Category: Community Interest



Jan 11

Lifelong Learning offers fun & educational 2019 day trips

The Lourdes University Lifelong Learning program presents fun, hassle-free day trips throughout the year. To make reservations, call 419-824-3707 or email lifelong@lourdes.edu.I’m Getting Sentimental Over YouSaturday, March 9$56 for members; ...

Posted By: Helene Sheets | Category: Community Interest



Jan 11

Two Additional Members Appointed to Metroparks Board

Two additional members of the Metroparks Board of Park Commissioners, Kevin Dalton and Molly Luetke, were sworn in this morning by Judge Jack Puffenberger in Lucas County Probate Court. Current board president Scott Savage was sworn to a fifth term ...

Posted By: Scott Carpenter | Category: Community Interest



Jan 11

Toledo Library goes Fine Free

Fines for late items/materials have always been part of the Library experience. But should they be?Charging overdue fines is not a strong motivator to return Library materials on time. For many families in the Lucas County community, overdue fines ...

Posted By: Kelsey Cogan | Category: Community Interest



Jan 11

Project PJ 2019

Project PJ collections are now through February 28th. Help us collect bedtime essentials for children in need throughout Northwest Ohio. We are currently collecting pjs, pillows, pillow cases, blankets, books, hygiene items, stuffed animals, ...

Posted By: Cheri | Category: Community Interest



Dec 20

Toledo Zoo Volunteer Program Lauded

TOLEDO, Ohio – Leaders influence others first by who they are and then by what they do. Toledo Zoo’s volunteer program is considered a leader and model for Zoo’s around the world and recently received several prominent awards for ...

Posted By: Shayla Moriarty | Category: Community Interest



Dec 20

Toledo Zoo & O-I Recognized

TOLEDO, Ohio – Teamwork makes the dream work. Toledo Zoo and Owens-Illinois have been working together to realize the collective dream of bettering our community for more than 30 years. Recently, this partnership was honored by the local ...

Posted By: Shayla Moriarty | Category: Community Interest



Dec 20

Mientkiewicz returns as Mud Hens manager Mike Hessman joins Toledo coaching staff

TOLEDO, OH- The defending IL West Division Champs manager, Doug Mientkiewicz, will return to lead the Toledo Mud Hens for the 2019 season. Mike Hessman, Mud Hens and Minor League Baseball’s home run king will join the team as hitting coach. ...

Posted By: Andi Roman | Category: Community Interest



Dec 14

City of Toledo and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to Build Multi-Sport Youth Athletic Field in Old South End Neighborhood

Toledo, OH – The city of Toledo, together with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, today announced plans to design and construct a new youth development park located in the Old South End neighborhood that will feature a 75,000-square-foot ...

Posted By: Katy Ford | Category: Community Interest



Dec 14

Tierra Raiti Wins Concerto Competition

TOLEDO, OH – Toledo School for the Arts student violinist, Tierra Raiti won the Junior Division of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends Young Artist Concerto Competition.The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends sponsor a Young Artist Solo Concerto ...

Posted By: Laura Doles | Category: Community Interest



Dec 07

The Toledo Humane Society to Host a Fun-Filled Snowy Paws Day Camp!

Looking for something fun for your kids to do over Holiday break? Look no further, the Toledo Area Humane Society is offering a three-day Snowy Paws Day Camp for children ages 7 to12 years old.This three-day camp runs from Dec. 26 to Dec. 28, 2018 ...

Posted By: Jackie Kinnee | Category: Community Interest



Nov 30

Lucas County Auditor Kicks Off the 2018-2019 Dog Licensing Season, December 1, 2018

Anita Lopez, Lucas County Auditor is happy to announce the start of the 2018-2019 Dog Licensing Season. The Auditor encourages all Lucas County Dog owners to renew their licenses as soon as possible at any of the county's, thirty-one (31) vendor ...

Posted By: Anita Lopez | Category: Community Interest



Nov 28

Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge Will Reopen Friday, Nov. 30

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge connecting downtown Toledo and East Toledo will reopen at or before 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.The bridge was closed Sept. 24 for Toledo Waterways Initiative work to install an 84-inch pipe connecting a combined sewer ...

Posted By: Ignazio Messina | Category: Community Interest



Nov 28

“Santa, St. Francis & the Animals” to bring Christmas joy and benefit Humane Ohio

Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, Inc. (S.A.V.E.) presents “Santa, St. Francis & the Animals” on Saturday, December 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Canticle Center, 5335 Silica Drive, in Sylvania. The event is free and open to the ...

Posted By: Helene Sheets | Category: Community Interest