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Adrian sculpture controversy Video included

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The city plans to remove the piece and replace it with another after parents complained it’s a sexually suggestive statue they don’t want to have to explain to their kids.

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Pothole progress in Toledo Video included

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It's been a long winter for road crews and area drivers.Potholes have plagued the city for months, but there is some light at the end of the tunnel."We've done almost 47,000 to date," Dave Welch, Commissioner of Streets, Bridges and Harbor for the City of Toledo said.While it's a step in the right direction, Welch says they still have about 800 more on the to-do list."The good thing is, we've moved beyond triage," Welch told 13abc. "We're working on major road repairs where we come in and do ... More>>

I-Team investigation: Personal information found in dumpster

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Your 9 digit Social Security number can be worth its weight in gold, especially to identity thieves. Now a shocking report about ID cards packed with personal information that were discovered in a dumpster right here in Toledo. The 13abc I-Team is investigating how it happened.
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Amanda Bacon sentenced to life in prison Video included

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A judge has sentenced Amanda Bacon to life in prison for the murder of her infant son. A jury found the Toledo woman guilty on murder and child endangerment charges last week. More>>

Ottawa Hills boy grows hair to help others Video included

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A young boy from Ottawa Hills did something that will help change the life of another child. He cut his hair for Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to children in need.After nearly three years of growing his hair, it came off quickly but what 10 year old Campbell Streak-Jensen did will have a lasting impact on someone he will probably never meet, "It just felt right to do it. It was in my heart to do it."Of course it took awhile to get his new haircut shaped up and as wo... More>>

Local birding festival keeps getting bigger Video included

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Birders bring 37 million to the local economy each spring. More>>

BG Pantry forced to Relocate Video included

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The Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry has been serving hungry families since 1984. Now the fate of the pantry is up in the air. Tonight the pantry is making a desperate plea to the public. More than 200 people living in the Bowling Green area turn to the Bowling Green Christian Pantry when times are tough. One third of the people served here are children. Shirley Woessner is the coordinator for the pantry. She tells 13 ABC, "The people are sometimes embarrassed we've had people sit here... More>>

Restaurant Report Card - April 24, 2014

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Glass City Marathon forecast

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Cool, breezy, but dry. More>>

Toledo Zoo in running for best in the U.S.

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The Toledo Zoo is in the running to be named the best in the country. More>>

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  • 13abc honored with 16 Emmy nominations

    13abc honored with 16 Emmy nominations

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:59:36 GMT
    13abc is once again Toledo's most honored station. The Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences released its 2014 Emmy nominations on Thursday. 13abc captured 16 nominations, including one for Station Excellence.In addition to that honor, we received nominations for our morning and evening newscasts as well as our weekend newscasts. 13abc Sports Director Dave Holmes received five nominations, including one for Football Friday which is shared with four others...
    13abc is once again Toledo's most honored station. The Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences released its 2014 Emmy nominations on Thursday. 13abc captured 16 nominations, including one for Station Excellence.In addition to that honor, we received nominations for our morning and evening newscasts as well as our weekend newscasts. 13abc Sports Director Dave Holmes received five nominations, including one for Football Friday which is shared with four others...
  • Now Open: Optivue Vision

    Now Open: Optivue Vision

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:54:45 GMT
    An area eye care provider is celebrating its grand re-opening. Optivue Vision opened its doors Thursday at its renovated Maumee branch. The new upgrades include more space and more frame options for customers. Optivue Vision has been in Northwest Ohio since the 1950s. It has four other locations in the greater Toledo area.
    An area eye care provider is celebrating its grand re-opening. Optivue Vision opened its doors Thursday at its renovated Maumee branch. The new upgrades include more space and more frame options for customers. Optivue Vision has been in Northwest Ohio since the 1950s. It has four other locations in the greater Toledo area.
  • Blade Briefing: Tom Noe fraud report

    Blade Briefing: Tom Noe fraud report

    A new report is out that details the Tom Noe investment scandal. Tom Troy of The Toledo Blade joins us with the details.
  • Firefighters battle two separate fires

    Firefighters battle two separate fires

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:47:08 GMT
    Toledo Fire Department battled two separate fires on Thursday morning.
    Toledo Fire Department battled two separate fires on Thursday morning.
  • 22-year-old killed in overnight crash

    22-year-old killed in overnight crash

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:54:35 GMT
    A 22-year-old was killed after his vehicle slid off the road and landed in a ditch. The deadly crash happened just after midnight on Thursday morning near the intersection of State Route 613 and Township Road 232.
    A 22-year-old was killed after his vehicle slid off the road and landed in a ditch. The deadly crash happened just after midnight on Thursday morning near the intersection of State Route 613 and Township Road 232.
  • GM 1st quarter profit down 86%

    GM 1st quarter profit down 86%

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:25:16 GMT
    It looks like a massive recall took a huge bite out of General Motors profit in the first quarter of the year. The automaker says profits fell 86 percent. This marked the company's worst quarterly performance since it posted a net loss after leaving bankruptcy protection in 2009. GM says the recall of seven million vehicles, because of a faulty ignition switch issue, cost the company $1.3 billion.
    It looks like a massive recall took a huge bite out of General Motors profit in the first quarter of the year. The automaker says profits fell 86 percent. This marked the company's worst quarterly performance since it posted a net loss after leaving bankruptcy protection in 2009. GM says the recall of seven million vehicles, because of a faulty ignition switch issue, cost the company $1.3 billion.
  • New arena planned for downtown Akron

    New arena planned for downtown Akron

    A new 8,500-seat arena is being planned for downtown Akron.
    A new 8,500-seat arena is being planned for downtown Akron.
  • National Drug Take-Back Day

    National Drug Take-Back Day

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:20 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:20:02 GMT
    On April 26th, the Drug Enforcement Administration offers Ohioans a chance to dispose of unwanted and expired medications during the eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
    On April 26th, the Drug Enforcement Administration offers Ohioans a chance to dispose of unwanted and expired medications during the eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
  • Vigil planned for 4 boaters lost on fishing trip

    Vigil planned for 4 boaters lost on fishing trip

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:11:33 GMT
    Friends and family are gathering to remember four people who went on a fishing trip and never returned. Amy Santus, 33, and her niece, Paige Widmer, 16, were found dead last week. Bryan Huff and Andrew Rose are still missing. Friends and family will hold a vigil at Turtle Point Marina this Friday in their honor.
    Friends and family are gathering to remember four people who went on a fishing trip and never returned. Amy Santus, 33, and her niece, Paige Widmer, 16, were found dead last week. Bryan Huff and Andrew Rose are still missing. Friends and family will hold a vigil at Turtle Point Marina this Friday in their honor.
  • French Ambassador visits NW Ohio

    French Ambassador visits NW Ohio

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:35:58 GMT
    French Ambassador to the United States, Francois Delattre and Congressman Bob Latta made their way around Northwest Ohio Wednesday, as part of a cultural and diplomatic visit to the area.First Findlay, then the Glass City."We, France, are among the leading foreign investors in Ohio and especially in northwest Ohio," Ambassador Delattre said.France and Ohio have a strong partnership, one Congressman Latta calls meaningful."It's very important, not just because of our cultural ties, but our eco...
    French Ambassador to the United States, Francois Delattre and Congressman Bob Latta made their way around Northwest Ohio Wednesday, as part of a cultural and diplomatic visit to the area.First Findlay, then the Glass City."We, France, are among the leading foreign investors in Ohio and especially in northwest Ohio," Ambassador Delattre said.France and Ohio have a strong partnership, one Congressman Latta calls meaningful."It's very important, not just because of our cultural ties, but our eco...
  • Rossford students get pre-prom reality check on drunk driving

    Rossford students get pre-prom reality check on drunk driving

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:01:54 GMT
    Rossford High School students got a reality check about the dangers of drinking and driving three days before their prom.
    Rossford High School students got a reality check about the dangers of drinking and driving three days before their prom.
  • Erik Kynard wins supermarket high jump

    Erik Kynard wins supermarket high jump

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:00 GMT
    Toledo's own Erik Kynard won a silver medal in the high jump at the 2012 Olympics, but check out the competition he just won in Iowa!
    Toledo's own Erik Kynard won a silver medal in the high jump at the 2012 Olympics, but check out the competition he just won in Iowa!
  • Higher cemetery fees, road money considered as sources to fund pools

    Higher cemetery fees, road money considered as sources to fund pools

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:59:34 GMT
    Toledo City Council members are looking at several ideas to raise money to pay for pools this summer. Among the ideas on the table are raising fees to play on city golf courses, raising cemetery fees for burial at city cemeteries or using road money.The Parks and Recreation Committed met on Wednesday afternoon. The 2014 budget includes a plan to open four city pools this summer: Navarre, Pickford, Roosevelt, Willys and the Savage splash pad. The money came from savings in the general fund aft...
    Toledo City Council members are looking at several ideas to raise money to pay for pools this summer. Among the ideas on the table are raising fees to play on city golf courses, raising cemetery fees for burial at city cemeteries or using road money.The Parks and Recreation Committed met on Wednesday afternoon. The 2014 budget includes a plan to open four city pools this summer: Navarre, Pickford, Roosevelt, Willys and the Savage splash pad. The money came from savings in the general fund aft...
  • 'Bachelorette' contestant Eric Hill dies in paragliding accident

    'Bachelorette' contestant Eric Hill dies in paragliding accident

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:12 GMT
     One of the competitors on Andi Dorfman's upcoming season of "The Bachelorette" has died, his sister confirmed.Eric Hill, an adventurer who sought to visit every country in the world in less than 1,200 days, was involved in paragliding accident Sunday that left him in a coma. He died this morning."Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away.
     One of the competitors on Andi Dorfman's upcoming season of "The Bachelorette" has died, his sister confirmed.Eric Hill, an adventurer who sought to visit every country in the world in less than 1,200 days, was involved in paragliding accident Sunday that left him in a coma. He died this morning."Eric shared his final journey with us this morning as all his immediate family were able to be at his side when he passed away.
  • GM gives rare look inside Defiance Foundry

    GM gives rare look inside Defiance Foundry

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:43:34 GMT
    General Motors offered a rare glimpse inside its Defiance Plant on Wednesday. It's not often people have a chance to go behind the scenes at teh casting operations facility. Since 2010, GM has invested more than $200 million into the operation.The public was treated to a tour and a vehicle showcase. Employees showcased the precision sand process that is used to produce engine blocks for GM vehicles. The facility makes engine components like cylinder blocks, cylinder heads and crankshafts.
    General Motors offered a rare glimpse inside its Defiance Plant on Wednesday. It's not often people have a chance to go behind the scenes at teh casting operations facility. Since 2010, GM has invested more than $200 million into the operation.The public was treated to a tour and a vehicle showcase. Employees showcased the precision sand process that is used to produce engine blocks for GM vehicles. The facility makes engine components like cylinder blocks, cylinder heads and crankshafts.
  • Police: drunk couple told kids to walk home alone at 3 a.m.

    Police: drunk couple told kids to walk home alone at 3 a.m.

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:29:57 GMT
    A Sandusky couple is facing child endangering charges. Police say Angela Jackson and Tobias Reed were drunk at an Easter Party when they told their kids to walk home at three in the morning. Jackson called police when they arrived home and no one knew where her children were. The police report says the children went home, but argued with Jackson's teenage son and decided to go to a friends' house.
    A Sandusky couple is facing child endangering charges. Police say Angela Jackson and Tobias Reed were drunk at an Easter Party when they told their kids to walk home at three in the morning. Jackson called police when they arrived home and no one knew where her children were. The police report says the children went home, but argued with Jackson's teenage son and decided to go to a friends' house.
  • School resource officers train for active shooter

    School resource officers train for active shooter

    School resource officers train all the time to prepare for an active shooting. On Tuesday, school officers from across our area pretended a gunman ran into a school and started shooting. 13abc's Alexis Means was the only reporter there as officers took part in the training.
  • Toledo Museum of Art will be full of flowers

    Toledo Museum of Art will be full of flowers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:16:46 GMT
    The Toledo Museum of Art will be in full bloom for a special event in May.It's called "Art in Bloom." Part of the event pairs up professional florists and glassblowers to come up with a work of art for auction.Money from the four day celebration will be used to help keep art a central part of our community through art education programs and projects. The hot shop in the Glass Pavilion at the museumis a place where modern day glass masterpieces are created. Jeff Mack is the Glass Studio Man...
    The Toledo Museum of Art will be in full bloom for a special event in May.It's called "Art in Bloom." Part of the event pairs up professional florists and glassblowers to come up with a work of art for auction.Money from the four day celebration will be used to help keep art a central part of our community through art education programs and projects. The hot shop in the Glass Pavilion at the museumis a place where modern day glass masterpieces are created. Jeff Mack is the Glass Studio Man...
  • College student allergic to exercise

    College student allergic to exercise

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:50:46 GMT
    UT student Catlin McComish has an unusual allergy. She's allergic to working out too hard. Catlin explains When I get to a certain level of exertion..my core body temperature obviously rises....which in turn causes a lot of mass cells to be released which in turn causes me to go into analphabetic shock."The condition put an end to her promising soccer career at UT. Trainers have tried everything to help Catlin, from having her wear a cooling vest to cool showers. Nothing worked.UT's team doct...
    UT student Catlin McComish has an unusual allergy. She's allergic to working out too hard. Catlin explains When I get to a certain level of exertion..my core body temperature obviously rises....which in turn causes a lot of mass cells to be released which in turn causes me to go into analphabetic shock."The condition put an end to her promising soccer career at UT. Trainers have tried everything to help Catlin, from having her wear a cooling vest to cool showers. Nothing worked.UT's team doct...
  • Blade Briefing- April 23 - France comes to the area

    Blade Briefing- April 23 - France comes to the area

    Blade Briefing- April 23 - France comes to the area
  • Helping students cope with death and tragedy

    Helping students cope with death and tragedy

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:18:30 GMT
    In the past week, multiple teenage students in our area have died in accidents. Now school districts are working to help students cope with the tragedies. From homework, to standardized tests, students have a lot on their plates but many of them are also dealing with death of a classmate. Yesterday, a Oregon junior high school student died in a car crash. Zachery Brantley, 14, was thrown from a car, after the driver lost control on Howard Road. In Monroe County, an 18-year-old and two oth...
    In the past week, multiple teenage students in our area have died in accidents. Now school districts are working to help students cope with the tragedies. From homework, to standardized tests, students have a lot on their plates but many of them are also dealing with death of a classmate. Yesterday, a Oregon junior high school student died in a car crash. Zachery Brantley, 14, was thrown from a car, after the driver lost control on Howard Road. In Monroe County, an 18-year-old and two oth...
  • Entertainment District proposed for downtown Toledo

    Entertainment District proposed for downtown Toledo

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:05:59 GMT
    Empty buildings and store fronts downtown could soon have new life under a Community Entertainment District.Nothing has been approved just yet, but many are excited about the idea of new growth."I'd welcome a new entertainment district," Adam Ramos, who lives in Bowling Green saidRamos likes to take trips of I-75 to visit restaurants and attractions in downtown Toledo."We mainly hang around the ball park, but we love all the restaurants around here," he said.Toledo City Council is working to ...
    Empty buildings and store fronts downtown could soon have new life under a Community Entertainment District.Nothing has been approved just yet, but many are excited about the idea of new growth."I'd welcome a new entertainment district," Adam Ramos, who lives in Bowling Green saidRamos likes to take trips of I-75 to visit restaurants and attractions in downtown Toledo."We mainly hang around the ball park, but we love all the restaurants around here," he said.Toledo City Council is working to ...
  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    A few patients who have lost their sight due to a rare disorder are regaining some vision thanks to a procedure performed at the University of Michigan.
    A few patients who have lost their sight due to a rare disorder are regaining some vision thanks to a procedure performed at the University of Michigan.
  • Ohio state park facilities to be modernized

    Ohio state park facilities to be modernized

    State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio's state parks over the next two years.
    State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio's state parks over the next two years.
  • UT Carlson Library closed due to flooding

    UT Carlson Library closed due to flooding

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:03:57 GMT
    The Carlson Library at the University of Toledo is shut down Tuesday night due to flooding.
    The Carlson Library at the University of Toledo is shut down Tuesday night due to flooding.
  • Police to target panhandlers

    Police to target panhandlers

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:56:18 GMT
    Toledo mayor D. Michael Collins (I) sent an email to police chief William Moton, Monday, requesting the police crack down on aggressive panhandlers.
    Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins sent an email to Police Chief William Moton on Monday, requesting the police crack down on aggressive panhandlers.
  • Former hospital employee faces charges over computer use

    Former hospital employee faces charges over computer use

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:27:37 GMT
    An alleged breach of a local hospital system's computer network has a former employee facing criminal charges. Tuesday that former Promedica employee faced a judge and then talked to the 13abc I-team about the charges. Christiane Perkins facing 17 felonies, all but one are for unauthorized use of a computer. The last one for menacing. They date back to 2010 over something the defendant calls an issue of jealously. Perkins appeared for an arraignment Tuesday, pleading not guilty to the cha...
    An alleged breach of a local hospital system's computer network has a former employee facing criminal charges. Tuesday that former Promedica employee faced a judge and then talked to the 13abc I-team about the charges. Christiane Perkins facing 17 felonies, all but one are for unauthorized use of a computer. The last one for menacing. They date back to 2010 over something the defendant calls an issue of jealously. Perkins appeared for an arraignment Tuesday, pleading not guilty to the cha...
  • Federal Appeals Court rules ProMedica must give up St. Luke’s Hospital

    Federal Appeals Court rules ProMedica must give up St. Luke’s Hospital

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:12:03 GMT
      ProMedica plans to appeal the decision.

      ProMedica plans to appeal the decision.

  • Police: No info about “suspicious” item that closed I-75

    Police: No info about “suspicious” item that closed I-75

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:09:56 GMT
    We have a follow-up on the "suspicious" item found along I-75 in Toledo Monday morning, prompting police to close the highway down for hours. Officers say they can't say what the package is, only that
    We have a follow-up on the "suspicious" item found along I-75 in Toledo Monday morning, prompting police to close the highway down for hours.
  • Jeep drives in more jobs

    Jeep drives in more jobs

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:07:20 GMT
    One of the companies helping drive down the local unemployment rate is Jeep. In fact, the Toledo Assembly Complex is in the middle of adding about 1,000temporary, part time workers to the ranks.
    One of the companies helping drive down the local unemployment rate is Jeep. In fact, the Toledo Assembly Complex is in the middle of adding about 1,000temporary, part time workers to the ranks.
  • Accused Toledo animal hoarder pleads not guilty

    Accused Toledo animal hoarder pleads not guilty

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:35:41 GMT
    A Toledo man charged with hoarding more than two dozen cats and dogs pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty Tuesday. Michael Suiter is accused of keeping the animals in unsafe conditions. He was released
    A Toledo man charged with hoarding more than two dozen cats and dogs pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty Tuesday.
  • New medical simulation center at UT

    New medical simulation center at UT

    It's the most radical change yet in teaching medical students, and it's almost like something out of science fiction. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch takes us on a tour of the new multi-million dollar simulation center at UT's Health Science Campus.
  • Blade Briefing: ProMedica and St. Luke’s ruling

    Blade Briefing: ProMedica and St. Luke’s ruling

    Marlene Harris-Taylor of The Toledo Blade
  • Counselors on hand after middle school student killed in crash

    Counselors on hand after middle school student killed in crash

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:41:20 GMT
    Counselors are on hand at an Oregon school Tuesday after a student was killed in a car accident Monday night. Fassett Middle School student Zachery Brantley was killed in the crash.
    Counselors are on hand at an Oregon school Tuesday after a student was killed in a car accident Monday night. Fassett Middle School student Zachery Brantley was killed in the crash.
  • University of Toledo cuts ribbon on new health care facility

    University of Toledo cuts ribbon on new health care facility

    The University of Toledo cut the ribbon on a new health care facility. The new facility teaches students to care for patients using human simulators.
    The University of Toledo cut the ribbon on a new health care facility. The new facility teaches students to care for patients using human simulators.
  • Taking MS Head-On

    Taking MS Head-On

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:02:30 GMT
    When the Reeves Northrup Memorial Bike to the Bay turns 25 this June 21st, it will be extra special for Christine Kajfasz. She has lived with MS for 29 years and will ride in the event for the first time. But this is no easy feet, not for someone with half the horsepower she wishes she could use.
    When the Reeves Northrup Memorial Bike to the Bay turns 25 this June 21st, it will be extra special for Christine Kajfasz. She has lived with MS for 29 years and will ride in the event for the first time. But this is no easy feet, not for someone with half the horsepower she wishes she could use.
  • High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

    High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:57:19 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory. Justice Anthony Kennedy said voters chose to eliminate racial preferences beca...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory. Justice Anthony Kennedy said voters chose to eliminate racial preferences beca...
  • Ann Arbor plans to ban smoking in public areas

    Ann Arbor plans to ban smoking in public areas

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:12:10 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Ann Arbor is moving forward with plans to curb smoking in the city. The Michigan Daily reports City Council passed an anti-smoking ordinance 9-2 Monday night to make smoking near bus stops and within 20 feet of city buildings a civil infraction. The ordinance also will prohibit smoking in certain areas of parks. Punishment could be a $25 fine or community service. Council member Christopher Taylor was among those in favor of the ordinance, saying it's "not a tremendous...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Ann Arbor is moving forward with plans to curb smoking in the city. The Michigan Daily reports City Council passed an anti-smoking ordinance 9-2 Monday night to make smoking near bus stops and within 20 feet of city buildings a civil infraction. The ordinance also will prohibit smoking in certain areas of parks. Punishment could be a $25 fine or community service. Council member Christopher Taylor was among those in favor of the ordinance, saying it's "not a tremendous...
  • Ohio State vaccinates for mumps after outbreak

    Ohio State vaccinates for mumps after outbreak

    Ohio State University has started a campaign to vaccinate more students and employees against mumps as an outbreak continues to spread.
    Ohio State University has started a campaign to vaccinate more students and employees against mumps as an outbreak continues to spread.
  • University to move big tree for building project

    University to move big tree for building project

    Plans for a $135 million addition to the University of Michigan's business school include moving a 65-foot-tall tree that's thought to be more than 200 years old.
    Plans for a $135 million addition to the University of Michigan's business school include moving a 65-foot-tall tree that's thought to be more than 200 years old.
  • Ohioans encouraged to dispose of medications

    Ohioans encouraged to dispose of medications

    The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is encouraging Ohioans to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's "Drug Take-Back Day" next weekend.
    The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is encouraging residents to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's "Drug Take-Back Day" next weekend.
  • Toledo considers using tax dollars for wall art

    Toledo considers using tax dollars for wall art

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:37:04 GMT
     It used to be called graffiti, but now, some want the city to sanction murals on city buildings and even pay for it.
     It used to be called graffiti, but now, some want the city to sanction murals on city buildings and even pay for it.
  • Police investigate threat to Oak Harbor Middle School

    Police investigate threat to Oak Harbor Middle School

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:05:31 GMT
    Students were sent home early after a threat was made against Oak Harbor Middle School Monday. All students are safe. Police are on scene and are investigating. School athletic events have been cancelled
    Students were sent home early after a threat was made against Oak Harbor Middle School Monday.
  • Now Open: ComForcare

    Now Open: ComForcare

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:49:18 GMT
    If you're looking for help getting around your home, a new service is available for you in the Toledo area called “ComForcare.”
    If you're looking for help getting around your home, a new service is available for you in the Toledo area called “ComForcare.”
  • Local effort to protect NW Ohio land

    Local effort to protect NW Ohio land

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:43:06 GMT
    Thousands of acres here in Northwest Ohio are permanently protected thanks to the work of a grass roots organization. The Black Swamp Conservancy protects land ranging from farms to wetlands and woodlands.As of right now, the grouphas more than 100 properties in its land trust ranging from less than a quarter of an acre up to hundreds of acres.Board President Eric Kraus says they're focused now on getting even more people involved in protecting land for the generations to come,"We give lando...
    Thousands of acres here in Northwest Ohio are permanently protected thanks to the work of a grass roots organization. The Black Swamp Conservancy protects land ranging from farms to wetlands and woodlands.As of right now, the grouphas more than 100 properties in its land trust ranging from less than a quarter of an acre up to hundreds of acres.Board President Eric Kraus says they're focused now on getting even more people involved in protecting land for the generations to come,"We give lando...
  • Blade Briefing: Homestead Exemption Legislation

    Blade Briefing: Homestead Exemption Legislation

    Some city leaders are pushing legislation that would prevent seniors from losing the homestead exemption on water, sewer and trash collection fees. That was one of the topics discussed at a committee meeting Monday. Ignazio Messina of The Toledo Blade joins us to talk about the details.
  • Tight security at Glass City Marathon

    Tight security at Glass City Marathon

    In light of the Boston Marathon bombing last year, security is being heightened at this weekend's Glass City Marathon.
  • Toledo man indicted for death of ex-wife

    Toledo man indicted for death of ex-wife

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:38:10 GMT
    A grand jury has handed down a murder indictment for a Toledo man accused of strangling his ex-wife. Prosecutors say Ronald Boaston killed Brandi Gonyer-Boaston in February.
    A grand jury has handed down a murder indictment for a Toledo man accused of strangling his ex-wife. Prosecutors say Ronald Boaston killed Brandi Gonyer-Boaston in February.
  • Oak Harbor marathon runner returns to Boston 1 year after bombing

    Oak Harbor marathon runner returns to Boston 1 year after bombing

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:11:38 GMT
    Apling was in Boston at the time of the bombings last year. He witnessed the explosion just over an hour after he finished the race. He said it sounded like a cannon was being shot.
    Apling was in Boston at the time of the bombings last year. He witnessed the explosion just over an hour after he finished the race. He said it sounded like a cannon was being shot.
  • Stoway teen's story raising eyebrows

    Stoway teen's story raising eyebrows

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:37:37 GMT
    Experts are questioning the veracity of a 16-year-old boy’s story after he said he stowed away in the wheel well of a plane and survived a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.
    Experts are questioning the veracity of a 16-year-old boy’s story after he said he stowed away in the wheel well of a plane and survived a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.
  • I-75, I-280 reopen after "suspicious package" found

    I-75, I-280 reopen after "suspicious package" found

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:09:32 GMT
    A portion of I-75 was shut down for hours Monday morning after a report of a suspicious package. Toledo Police shut down I-75 Northbound and Southbound between Manhattan and Alexis road.
    A portion of I-75 was shut down for hours Monday morning after a report of a suspicious package. Toledo Police shut down I-75 Northbound and Southbound between Manhattan and Alexis road.
  • Insurance agency warns medical expenses could jump

    Insurance agency warns medical expenses could jump

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:01:17 GMT
    A Maumee insurance agency is seeing a trend of higher up front costs associated with medical care. Kevin Intagliata of The Ashley Group said because of the healthcare mandate, a lot of people have higher out of pockets now than they might have anticipated. One Toledoan said she was asked to pay more than ten times what she was expecting.
    A Maumee insurance agency is seeing a trend of higher up front costs associated with medical care. Kevin Intagliata of The Ashley Group said because of the healthcare mandate, a lot of people have higher out of pockets now than they might have anticipated. One Toledoan said she was asked to pay more than ten times what she was expecting.
  • Bus crash on US 20 injures student

    Bus crash on US 20 injures student

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:10:51 GMT
    Ohio State Highway Patrol says a driver crashed into the back of a school bus Monday morning. It happened in Williams County on US 20 shortly after 7 a.m.
    Ohio State Highway Patrol says a driver crashed into the back of a school bus Monday morning. It happened in Williams County on US 20 shortly after 7 a.m.
  • 1 of 4 waives key hearing in Detroit mob attack

    1 of 4 waives key hearing in Detroit mob attack

    Four males ages 17 to 30 are returning to court for a hearing on whether they should stand trial for the severe beating of a suburban man who accidentally struck a 10-year-old with his pickup truck on Detroit's...
    A 17-year-old charged with attempted murder in the beating of a Detroit-area motorist has waived his right to a probable cause hearing and will move his case directly to trial court.
  • Angie's List tips for an affordable wedding

    Angie's List tips for an affordable wedding

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:29:30 GMT
    The dress, the cake, the flowers, and the invitations…When you add it all up the average wedding costs almost $30,000! In today's Angie's List report, we have how to pull off your big day without breaking the bank. Brian Blume and Jill Zook will walk down the aisle and say 'I do' this November."I've been to enough weddings and seen enough of brides literally running around in their wedding dress freaking out directing traffic an hour before their wedding and I didn't want that.
    The dress, the cake, the flowers, and the invitations…When you add it all up the average wedding costs almost $30,000! In today's Angie's List report, we have how to pull off your big day without breaking the bank. Brian Blume and Jill Zook will walk down the aisle and say 'I do' this November."I've been to enough weddings and seen enough of brides literally running around in their wedding dress freaking out directing traffic an hour before their wedding and I didn't want that.
  • Wild turkey season opening in Ohio

    Wild turkey season opening in Ohio

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:28:24 GMT
    Ohio's spring season for hunting wild turkeys opens Monday with youths allowed to begin hunting the popular game bird this weekend.
    Ohio's spring season for hunting wild turkeys opens Monday with youths allowed to begin hunting the popular game bird this weekend.
  • Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:28:10 GMT
    Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing.
    Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing.
  • Invasive carp's DNA found in eastern Ohio river

    Invasive carp's DNA found in eastern Ohio river

    Bighead carp DNA has been discovered in eastern Ohio's Muskingum River, raising concerns the invasive fish might have found a new route to Lake Erie.
    Bighead carp DNA has been discovered in eastern Ohio's Muskingum River, raising concerns the invasive fish might have found a new route to Lake Erie.
  • Search crews come up empty handed after another day on the water

    Search crews come up empty handed after another day on the water

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:46:17 GMT
    The search resumes today for two men who disappeared on Lake Erie. Bryan Huff and Andrew Rose were out with two women on Wednesday for a fishing trip. The four were out catching fish on the lake in Carroll Township and were presumably on the way in for night, but never returned. The two women, Amy Santus and Paige Widmer, were found dead in the water nearby the partially capsized boat. According to investigators both women were wearing life jackets and died from drowning. The Ohio Depar...
    The search resumes today for two men who disappeared on Lake Erie. Bryan Huff and Andrew Rose were out with two women on Wednesday for a fishing trip. The four were out catching fish on the lake in Carroll Township and were presumably on the way in for night, but never returned. The two women, Amy Santus and Paige Widmer, were found dead in the water nearby the partially capsized boat. According to investigators both women were wearing life jackets and died from drowning. The Ohio Depar...
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  • GM 1st quarter profit down 86%

    GM 1st quarter profit down 86%

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:25:16 GMT
    It looks like a massive recall took a huge bite out of General Motors profit in the first quarter of the year. The automaker says profits fell 86 percent. This marked the company's worst quarterly performance since it posted a net loss after leaving bankruptcy protection in 2009. GM says the recall of seven million vehicles, because of a faulty ignition switch issue, cost the company $1.3 billion.
    It looks like a massive recall took a huge bite out of General Motors profit in the first quarter of the year. The automaker says profits fell 86 percent. This marked the company's worst quarterly performance since it posted a net loss after leaving bankruptcy protection in 2009. GM says the recall of seven million vehicles, because of a faulty ignition switch issue, cost the company $1.3 billion.
  • High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

    High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:57:19 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory. Justice Anthony Kennedy said voters chose to eliminate racial preferences beca...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices said that a lower federal court was wrong to set aside the change as discriminatory. Justice Anthony Kennedy said voters chose to eliminate racial preferences beca...
  • Court upholds Ohio killer's death sentence again

    Court upholds Ohio killer's death sentence again

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:38:42 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who fatally shot his girlfriend three decades ago while on parole for killing his wife. The court's decision in the case of Von Clark Davis of Butler County involved the third time Davis had been sentenced to death for the 1983 shooting of Suzette Butler. The Supreme Court ruled 6-1 Tuesday to uphold Davis' death sentence after a lower court also backed the sentence. The 67-year-old Davis was first convicted o...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man who fatally shot his girlfriend three decades ago while on parole for killing his wife. The court's decision in the case of Von Clark Davis of Butler County involved the third time Davis had been sentenced to death for the 1983 shooting of Suzette Butler. The Supreme Court ruled 6-1 Tuesday to uphold Davis' death sentence after a lower court also backed the sentence. The 67-year-old Davis was first convicted o...
  • Poll

  • Modern technology is replacing traditional school tools: iPads for notebooks/text books, SMARTboards over chalkboards & Infant Simulators instead of "flour sack" babies. Do kids have it easier now?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    YES: Older generations couldn't rely on technology. The had to do much more for themselves.
    59%
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  • Adrian sculpture controversy

    Adrian sculpture controversy

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:05:22 GMT
    The city plans to remove the piece and replace it with another after parents complained it’s a sexually suggestive statue they don’t want to have to explain to their kids.

    The city plans to remove the piece and replace it with another after parents complained it’s a sexually suggestive statue they don’t want to have to explain to their kids.

  • Pothole progress in Toledo

    Pothole progress in Toledo

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:18:38 GMT
    It's been a long winter for road crews and area drivers.Potholes have plagued the city for months, but there is some light at the end of the tunnel."We've done almost 47,000 to date," Dave Welch, Commissioner of Streets, Bridges and Harbor for the City of Toledo said.While it's a step in the right direction, Welch says they still have about 800 more on the to-do list."The good thing is, we've moved beyond triage," Welch told 13abc. "We're working on major road repairs where we come in and do ...
    It's been a long winter for road crews and area drivers.Potholes have plagued the city for months, but there is some light at the end of the tunnel."We've done almost 47,000 to date," Dave Welch, Commissioner of Streets, Bridges and Harbor for the City of Toledo said.While it's a step in the right direction, Welch says they still have about 800 more on the to-do list."The good thing is, we've moved beyond triage," Welch told 13abc. "We're working on major road repairs where we come in and do ...
  • I-Team investigation: Personal information found in dumpster

    I-Team investigation: Personal information found in dumpster

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:44:39 GMT
    Your 9 digit Social Security number can be worth its weight in gold, especially to identity thieves. Now a shocking report about ID cards packed with personal information that were discovered in a dumpster right here in Toledo. The 13abc I-Team is investigating how it happened.
    Your 9 digit Social Security number can be worth its weight in gold, especially to identity thieves. Now a shocking report about ID cards packed with personal information that were discovered in a dumpster right here in Toledo. The 13abc I-Team is investigating how it happened.
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