Press Releases - Community Interest


May 29

2018 Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy Details Announced

Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz announced details of the 2018 Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy during a news conference today. The initiative was launched last year to inspire civic engagement and participation.The next Engage Toledo Ambassador ...

Posted By: Ignazio Messina | Category: Community Interest



May 29

Accomplished Seniors Complete Their Final Year at TSA

TSA Recognizes Strong Academic and Artistic Record of Sixteenth Graduating Class Toledo, OH — Ninety-one seniors are candidates for graduation from Toledo School for the Arts this spring. The ceremony will be held at the Valentine Theatre on ...

Posted By: Laura Doles | Category: Community Interest



May 29

New Rhinoceros at Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO, Ohio — Swaagat, Aashish (ah-sheesh). Welcome, Aashish. The Zoo is excited to introduce a new three and a half-year-old male Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) as its newest resident. Aashish arrived today from his birthplace, The ...

Posted By: Kim Haddix | Category: Community Interest



May 29

Stefan Robert Bates Memorial & Overdose Awareness Event

MONTPELIER, OHIO -- On Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.., FI Community Housing, Inc. and No More Heroin will present the “Stefan Robert Bates Memorial & Overdose Awareness Event” at the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier, ...

Posted By: Robin Higginbotham | Category: Community Interest



May 08

Toledo Takes ECHL 'Best Ice' for Third Year

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced today that the Toledo Walleye are the 2017-18 recipient of the League’s Best Ice Award. It is the third consecutive year that Toledo has received the award.“Jesus Rivera and his team raised the ...

Posted By: Andi Roman | Category: Community Interest



May 08

Summer Opportunities at the Toledo Zoo

TOLEDO, Ohio — Summer vacation means Toledo Zoo Summer Safari Camps sponsored by Toby & Sue Cardone and the Cardone Financial Group. These affordably priced week-long day camps offer campers ages four to 15 an opportunity to enjoy the Zoo in ...

Posted By: Shayla Moriarty | Category: Community Interest



May 08

Cardinals Invited to Play In Prestigious Basketball Event

OREGON, OH - The 2018-19 Cardinal Stritch Varsity Boys Basketball team has been invited to take part in the Premier Health Flyin' To The Hoop High School National Basketball Invitational next season. The 17th year of this internationally ...

Posted By: Paulette Cousino | Category: Community Interest



May 08

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Out of the Darkness Toledo Community Walk Held in hundreds of cities across the country, they give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. When you ...

Posted By: Peggy Myers | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Toledo Lucas County Public Library Awarded for Excellence in Reference Services

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library was selected as the 2018 winner of the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Services, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, for the Living Better, Spending Smarter page. As a one-stop shop for personal finance, ...

Posted By: Leighann Wood | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Toledo Area Humane Society Gears up for First Annual TAHS Restaurant Week

Toledo, OH – We are getting revved up here at the Toledo Area Humane Society for our 33rd Annual Bark in the Park! What better way to get the community excited then by combining a love for food and passion for animals together into one GREAT ...

Posted By: Abbey Hall | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Toledo-Area Police Win Best Dressed in Nation

The next time you see a Perrysburg Township police officer, take notice of the uniform: it's one of the sharpest in the nation according to the North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers & Distributors (NAUMD). The Perrysburg Township PD ...

Posted By: Alyssa Darah | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Toledo Zoo Saddened by Death of Masai Giraffe

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Toledo Zoo is sad to report that Bahati, a four-year-old female Masai giraffe, was humanely euthanized today due to rapidly declining health. Bahati was born at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere on December 13, 2013. She was ...

Posted By: Shayla Moriarty | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Pet Extravaganza

In this crazy world in which we live it is nice to bring the scale back down to the community. It is time to take a break and reconnect with our animal friends. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church is once again hosting the Pet Extravaganza Saturday ...

Posted By: Kristi Shepler | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Sunshine Communities Opens Homes for all Disabilities People

Sunshine Communities has opened two new fully-accessible homes for residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These Family Care Homes in Toledo offer opportunities for more independent living and meaningful connections to the ...

Posted By: Sara Wilson | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Ready, Set, Spring! Health Event

Join us for our annual Minority Health Month event! This year our theme is 'Ready, Set, Spring!' We will be having an event on April 19, 2018 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Uptown Green Park (1904 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604). We will be ...

Posted By: Ashley Payment | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Our Sustainable Future – Ready or Not, Here We Come!

Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment (SAVE) presents Our Sustainable Future – Ready or Not, Here We Come! at 7:30 p.m. on April 24th. The featured guest is John Krochmalny, retired Industrial Technologies Faculty from Northwest State ...

Posted By: Julian Johnson | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

Luminations!

On Saturday, April 28th, Lourdes University hosts its annual, premier scholarship fundraising event – Luminations! – at the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. Each year, an audience of more than 500 guests gathers to ...

Posted By: Julian Johnson | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

6th Annual Karl Rahner Lecture

The Sylvania Franciscan Village (SFV) presents the 6th Annual Karl Rahner Lecture in honor of Father Jim Bacik from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31st. Guest Lecturer Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P., will address “Ordinary Grace: Human Life As ...

Posted By: Julian Johnson | Category: Community Interest



Apr 17

14th annual Toledo Plant Exchange

The Toledo Plant Exchange invites all to share the pleasure of working the soil, on Sat. May 5. Drop off your plants (weed-free and labeled) and gently used gardening paraphernalia from 8:30 to 10am in the underground parking garage at Main Library ...

Posted By: Tahree Lane | Category: Community Interest



Mar 20

Toledo Zoo Announces New Partnership

TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo Zoo and ProMedica are exemplifying the old adage that together everyone achieves more through their new partnership to renovate the Zoo’s 80+ year old Museum of Science. Today, the two organizations will announce ...

Posted By: Shayla Moriarty | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Toledo ranked third in the nation by Site Selection Magazine for economic development among mid-size cities

Site Selection Magazine ranked Toledo third in the nation for economic development among mid-size cities.The national magazine released its 2017 Governor’s Cup Awards today. Toledo outperformed Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, according to ...

Posted By: Ignazio Messina | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

TSA Students Collaborate with QSI Fabrication Inc.

TOLEDO, OH – TSA students from the classroom of Joy Carson, Stephen Johnston and Leslie Taylor are beginning a collaborative project with QSI Fabrication Inc. to learn more about design and development, while gaining educational experience in ...

Posted By: Laura Doles | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Partners in Education to Provide Educational Opportunities for Family House Shelter Residents

Toledo, OH – Partners in Education, an organization dedicated to enhancing student success through community engagement, is proud to announce a partnership with Family House Shelter, which provides homeless families in crisis with ...

Posted By: Michelle Klinger | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Proposed Changes to Board of Community Relations, Youth Commission

The Kapszukiewicz administration today proposed changes to city boards and commissions.The administration asked Toledo City Council during its agenda review meeting to consider abolishing the Youth Commission. Funding for the Youth Commission ...

Posted By: Ignazio Messina | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Toledo Botanical Garden Joins Metroparks

The City of Toledo, Metroparks Toledo, Toledo Public Schools and the Arts Commission are working together to ensure that Toledo Botanical Garden remains one of the region’s cultural gems.An ordinance introduced by the administration and ...

Posted By: Scott Carpenter | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Mud Hens and Tigers Extend Affiliation

TOLEDO, OH – The Toledo Mud Hens and the Detroit Tigers have extended their player development agreement through the 2020 season, cementing a relationship between these two historic franchises that dates back more than 30 years. Toledo has ...

Posted By: Andi Roman | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Milestones Award Luncheon

YWCA of Northwest Ohio is honored to celebrate seven amazing women this year for their outstanding contributions to our community during the 23rd annual Milestones Awards luncheon, held at the Seagate Centre, Wednesday, March 28th from 11:30am ...

Posted By: Marla Garner | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Cultivating Community: Gardens for Good

Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 Lucas County residents struggle with food insecurity? You can help! Do you, your neighbors, or your faith-based community have an interest in gardening? Consider starting a commuity garden or growing extra produce ...

Posted By: Suzanne Saggese | Category: Community Interest



Mar 06

Gear Up for Bike Month

Start planning now for Bike Month in May. How will you participate? May 9 Bike to School Day Schools hold special events to encourage young students to walk or cycle to school. Cycle with your children. May 12 Bike Day at the Toledo Farmers ...

Posted By: Mary Pat McCarthy | Category: Community Interest



Feb 14

The Franciscan Center announces March events

The Franciscan Center of Lourdes University is pleased to announce the March slate of events. Saturday, March 3The Toledo Symphony’s Welltower Mozart & More series presents Concerto Nos. 5 & 20 at 2:30 p.m. featuring William Eddins, conductor ...

Posted By: Helene Sheets | Category: Community Interest