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Notre Dame Academy volleyball team does epic ice bucket challenge

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The Notre Dame Academy Volleyball team took the ice bucket challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS to a new level by teaming up with M&R Redi-Mix and their dads. The mixer was filled with water and ice and the girls lined up for the challenge.They also threw down the gauntlet to the St. John's Jesuit Titan Football team. Good luck Titans, it will be tough to top this one!

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Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

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Residents of a small Canadian island are being warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie. The blue-green algae blooms causing the warning are the same stuff that contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people in the Toledo area earlier this month.
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Michigan holding virtual job fair Wednesday

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Job seekers and employers will be able to connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career fair. The MiVirtualCareerFair is set for Wednesday. It's to feature three-dozen employers and is expected to be the largest such event to date. More than 140 employers and 20,750 job seekers have connected since MiVirtualCareerFair debuted two years ago. During the fairs, job seekers can explore customized employer booths, interact with participating employers and search... More>>

UN panel says crimes against humanity spreading in Syria

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GENEVA (AP) - The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.The commission says the widespread and systematic killings by Islamic State, which now controls a swath of north and eastern Syria, occurred both in the northern city of Aleppo and in the western city of Raqqa where the group has its headquarters.A four-member commission chaired by Braz... More>>

Possible future of the Houston Astrodome

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HOUSTON (AP) - The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world's largest, according to the newest proposal for reusing the stadium and saving it from demolition. The pitch came from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official, during a news conference Tuesday on the floor of the 49-year-old county-owned building. Emmett said while some people feel the structurally sound but dilapidated sta... More>>

Summer salt prices too high for Northwood

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Winter 2013-14 is a hard one to forget. Most still vividly remember the bitterly cold days, endless snowfall, and icy roads that triggered Level Three snow emergencies. Northwood Administrator Bob Anderson says they were able to move money around last year to buy extra salt. But this year, they face another problem. A ton of salt cost about $33 bucks this time in 2013. Today, it's $134 dollars for the same amount. Northwood leaders, like those in Lake Township, have decided not to buy in the ... More>>

Council approves rate hikes, financing to improve water system

The city's water continues to be the focus of discussion, nearly four weeks after the crisis. On Tuesday, Toledo City Council approved some changes to help move forward. Council approved rate hikes and money for expansion at the troubled Collins Park Water Treatment Plant. More>>

Youth group rallies to get guns off Toledo streets Video included

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A former gang member is appealing to kids to get guns off the streets. The organizers of an anti-gun rally in central Toledo hope to work with police. Boss Angels is a local youth organization. The leader says they've been collecting guns and are hoping to work out a safe way to bring the weapons to police. “Something must be done,” says Reverend Slim Lake, the founder of Boss Angels Incorporated, a youth organization in its second year. Its latest effort is to get guns off the street. ... More>>

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  • Blade Briefing: New Toledo Bishop

    Blade Briefing: New Toledo Bishop

    T.K. Barger, The Toledo Blade's religion editor, joins us to talk about what the appointment of Bishop Designate Daniel Thomas means for the Diocese of Toledo.

    T.K. Barger, The Toledo Blade's religion editor, joins us to talk about what the appointment of Bishop Designate Daniel Thomas means for the Diocese of Toledo.

  • Students, volunteers describe new bishop as “vivacious” and “outgoing”

    Students, volunteers describe new bishop as “vivacious” and “outgoing”

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:09:13 GMT
    "He's so personable and open,” says Alexis Nester, a junior at Central Catholic High School. 
    "He's so personable and open,” says Alexis Nester, a junior at Central Catholic High School. 

  • City Council approves Toledo sewer rate hike

    City Council approves Toledo sewer rate hike

    Toledoans are facing the fact that sewer rates are officially going up. Toledo City Council has approved the increase that is set to start in 2015. It’s all part of the Toledo Waterways Initiative, a multi-million dollar project to upgrade the systems and prevent raw sewage run off from getting into Lake Erie, in turn helping to fight algal blooms.
  • Beating the heat on the cheap

    Beating the heat on the cheap

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:41:55 GMT
    Handel's Ice Cream expects big crowds after the start of school.
    Handel's Ice Cream expects big crowds after the start of school.
  • Blade Briefing: OSU Football

    Blade Briefing: OSU Football

    The Ohio State Buckeyes are gearing up for another season of football. David Briggs of The Toledo Blade joins us with a look ahead.
  • First day of class at TPS

    First day of class at TPS

    Toledo Public Schools students headed back to class Tuesday morning. Some were apprehensive, while most parents were excited to drop their kids off.
  • Video released of suspect wanted in serial robberies

    Video released of suspect wanted in serial robberies

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:20:59 GMT
    Toledo police release surveillance video of a man accused of robbing several stores. Police say the suspect has hit seven times. A matter of fact they say he's hit 6 times in the last 5 days. This is video from the robbery on Sunday at the Stop -N- Go Carryout on Laskey road. Police say the suspects MO is he asks the clerk for change. When she opens the register the suspect grabs the cash. It appears the cashier tried to pin the robbers hands, but he got away with the money. Police believe th...
    Toledo police release surveillance video of a man accused of robbing several stores. Police say the suspect has hit seven times. A matter of fact they say he's hit 6 times in the last 5 days. This is video from the robbery on Sunday at the Stop -N- Go Carryout on Laskey road. Police say the suspects MO is he asks the clerk for change. When she opens the register the suspect grabs the cash. It appears the cashier tried to pin the robbers hands, but he got away with the money. Police believe th...
  • Toledo's Water Treatment Commissioner resigns

    Toledo's Water Treatment Commissioner resigns

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:43:45 GMT
    Toledo's Water Treatment Commissioner has resigned.David Leffler was in charge of Toledo's Collins Park Water Treatment Plant. Recently Toledo Mayor, D. Michael Collins, asked for his resignation, claiming he had lost confidence in Leffler.
    Toledo's Water Treatment Commissioner has resigned.David Leffler was in charge of Toledo's Collins Park Water Treatment Plant. Recently Toledo Mayor, D. Michael Collins, asked for his resignation, claiming he had lost confidence in Leffler.
  • Introducing Toledo's new Bishop: Complete Speech

    Introducing Toledo's new Bishop: Complete Speech

    The new Bishop of Toledo is introduced to the media. Here are his complete remarks.

    The new Bishop of Toledo is introduced to the media. Here are his complete remarks.

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    Pope Francis names Bishop for Toledo Diocese

    Pope Francis names Bishop for Toledo Diocese

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:13:52 GMT
    From the Diocese of August 26, 2014 — The Holy Father, Pope Francis, today named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo in America.
    From the Diocese of August 26, 2014 — The Holy Father, Pope Francis, today named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo in America.
  • FEMA evaluating Detroit flooding damage

    FEMA evaluating Detroit flooding damage

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:15 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:15:36 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is starting preliminary evaluations of the damage caused by massive flooding in the Detroit area earlier this month.The Detroit Free Press reportsFEMA will begin checking the area Tuesday following a request by Gov. Rick Snyder for the agency's help last week. The federal assessment has to happen before Michigan can request a disaster declaration from President Barack Obama.A FEMA spokeswoman says six teams will work with state and local ...
    DETROIT (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is starting preliminary evaluations of the damage caused by massive flooding in the Detroit area earlier this month.The Detroit Free Press reportsFEMA will begin checking the area Tuesday following a request by Gov. Rick Snyder for the agency's help last week. The federal assessment has to happen before Michigan can request a disaster declaration from President Barack Obama.A FEMA spokeswoman says six teams will work with state and local ...
  • Family of Walmart shooting victim wants surveillance video released

    Family of Walmart shooting victim wants surveillance video released

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:08:51 GMT
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - Family members of a man fatally shot by police at a southwestern Ohio Wal-Mart store are again asking for public release of the video surveillance.The family's attorney will hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss their renewed requests for public release of the video and answers to other questions about the shooting of 21-year-old John Crawford III. Crawford was shot Aug. 5 in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. His family members say they disagree with any prelimina...
    BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) - Family members of a man fatally shot by police at a southwestern Ohio Wal-Mart store are again asking for public release of the video surveillance.The family's attorney will hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss their renewed requests for public release of the video and answers to other questions about the shooting of 21-year-old John Crawford III. Crawford was shot Aug. 5 in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. His family members say they disagree with any prelimina...
  • Detroit resuming water shutoffs

    Detroit resuming water shutoffs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:54:24 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit is scheduled to resume shutting off water to customers for unpaid bills.Monday marked the end of the water shutoff moratorium, and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department was expected to send crews out Tuesday to turn off service to customers who owe money and haven't made payment arrangements.Detroit says the last of a series of "water fairs" held Saturday helped at least 1,300 residents avoid having their taps run dry after the shutoff moratorium. Detroit says 25,00...
    DETROIT (AP) - Detroit is scheduled to resume shutting off water to customers for unpaid bills.Monday marked the end of the water shutoff moratorium, and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department was expected to send crews out Tuesday to turn off service to customers who owe money and haven't made payment arrangements.Detroit says the last of a series of "water fairs" held Saturday helped at least 1,300 residents avoid having their taps run dry after the shutoff moratorium. Detroit says 25,00...
  • Michigan lawmakers announce grant for the Great Lakes

    Michigan lawmakers announce grant for the Great Lakes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:51:07 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin have announced $488,000 in funding for a regional partnership to restore habitat in the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes Commission will lead the initiative and work with state and local agencies on the habitat restoration.A $488,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will pay for the work.The Democratic lawmakers are members of the Great Lakes Task Force. They led an effort to pass the Great Lakes...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin have announced $488,000 in funding for a regional partnership to restore habitat in the Great Lakes.The Great Lakes Commission will lead the initiative and work with state and local agencies on the habitat restoration.A $488,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will pay for the work.The Democratic lawmakers are members of the Great Lakes Task Force. They led an effort to pass the Great Lakes...
  • TFD investigates fire on Stickney

    TFD investigates fire on Stickney

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:30 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:30:28 GMT
    Toledo Fire and Rescue crews are investigating a fire at a bike club. It happened around 4:30am on the 3200 block of Stickney Avenue between Clay and Booth. Battalion Chief on scene says the fire started
    Toledo Fire and Rescue crews are investigating a fire at a bike club. It happened around 430am on the 3200 block of Stickney Avenue between Clay and Booth. Battalion Chief on scene says the fire started in a small office in the back of the building. When crews arrived the building was secure and no one was inside. No injuries are being reported. The cause of
  • TPS holds open houses before first day of class

    TPS holds open houses before first day of class

    Several TPS locations held open houses Monday night before Toledo Public Schools students head back to class Tuesday.
  • Residents get hands-on lesson about Maumee River conditions

    Residents get hands-on lesson about Maumee River conditions

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-08-26 03:03:58 GMT
    The Lake Erie Waterkeeper group hosts a tour of the Maumee every summer. This year was especially important because of the growing algae bloom in Lake Erie. More than two dozen people took a two-hour look at the river and nearby facilities that impact its condition."I wanted to learn about the phosphorus issue and the health of our Great Lakes and the whole region and what we as citizens can do to help remedy the situation," says Gary Majeski, a member who tagged along from the Sierra Club. ...
    The Lake Erie Waterkeeper group hosts a tour of the Maumee every summer. This year was especially important because of the growing algae bloom in Lake Erie. More than two dozen people took a two-hour look at the river and nearby facilities that impact its condition."I wanted to learn about the phosphorus issue and the health of our Great Lakes and the whole region and what we as citizens can do to help remedy the situation," says Gary Majeski, a member who tagged along from the Sierra Club. ...
  • TWI project will mean high sewer rates

    TWI project will mean high sewer rates

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:15:06 GMT
    Toledo sewer customers, your rates will go up dramatically over the next six years.
    Toledo sewer customers, your rates will go up dramatically over the next six years.
  • CW Network has a new home!

    CW Network has a new home!

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:50:56 GMT
    The CW Network has a new home! Beginning Monday, September 1, CW13 premieres broadcasting popular programs to viewers throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. CW programs include hit series such as; The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Resign, America's Next Top Model, Supernatural, and Whose Line Is It Anyway. Coming soon will be The Flash and Jane the Virgin. All programs will be presented in High Definition. CW13 will also feature your favorite syndicated hits including; Big Bang Theory,...
    The CW Network has a new home! Beginning Monday, September 1, CW13 premieres broadcasting popular programs to viewers throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. CW programs include hit series such as; The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Resign, America's Next Top Model, Supernatural, and Whose Line Is It Anyway. Coming soon will be The Flash and Jane the Virgin. All programs will be presented in High Definition. CW13 will also feature your favorite syndicated hits including; Big Bang Theory,...
  • Local shelters/rescues in desperate need of foster homes

    Local shelters/rescues in desperate need of foster homes

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:13:56 GMT
    Most shelters and rescues around the region are overflowing with cats and kittens. For various reasons, some of the kittens come in when they are just days old and require care 24/7. That's where foster homes come into play. The foster homes are a life line for so many animals especially the newborns and those that need care around the clock, but there's a shortage of these vital heroes. Tully is just like most kittens, she's full of energy. It was a much different story earlier this summer...
    Most shelters and rescues around the region are overflowing with cats and kittens. For various reasons, some of the kittens come in when they are just days old and require care 24/7. That's where foster homes come into play. The foster homes are a life line for so many animals especially the newborns and those that need care around the clock, but there's a shortage of these vital heroes. Tully is just like most kittens, she's full of energy. It was a much different story earlier this summer...
  • More babies being born addicted to heroin

    More babies being born addicted to heroin

    A rise in heroin use is putting an enormous strain on Lucas County Children's Services. More addicted mothers means more babies born addicted to heroin, which means more babies being taken into protective care with children services.
  • Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

    Soldier dies after shooting herself in Virginia

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:47:57 GMT
    An active shooter has been reported at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia.
    An enraged soldier barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia Army base, threw objects around the office and then fatally shot herself in the head Monday as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her,...
  • BGSU Rec Center Reopens with a beautiful facelift

    BGSU Rec Center Reopens with a beautiful facelift

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:36:18 GMT
    After four years of planning including a year of construction, Bowling Green State University students can hit the gym at their renovated Recreation Center.
    After four years of planning including a year of construction, Bowling Green State University students can hit the gym at their renovated Recreation Center.
  • Blade Briefing: UM Football

    Blade Briefing: UM Football

    The University of Michigan Wolverines are gearing up to take the field Saturday. Coming off a 7-6 campaign and an embarrassing loss to Kansas State in the bowl game, could this be the make-or-break season for head coach Brady Hoke? Rachel Lenzi of The Toledo Blade joins us to discuss.
  • Prices of homegrown peaches at premium after winter wipes out crop

    Prices of homegrown peaches at premium after winter wipes out crop

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:11:57 GMT
    The owner of MacQueen Orchards in Holland cut down 1,500 peach trees last week. His orchard has produced only two percent of its normal crop. That means the price of homegrown peaches is at a premium.

    The owner of MacQueen Orchards in Holland cut down 1,500 peach trees last week. His orchard has produced only two percent of its normal crop. That means the price of homegrown peaches is at a premium.

  • TPS Back to School Bash for teachers, administrators

    TPS Back to School Bash for teachers, administrators

    Students at Toledo Public Schools are getting ready to head back to class, and TPS administrators and teachers are getting ready for the first day of school. Before school starts, district leaders wanted to show the staff some support.
  • Reward fund set in murder victim's case

    Reward fund set in murder victim's case

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:00:42 GMT
    The Maritime Academy Foundation has set up a reward fund. They hope you will help up the ante to generate tips in the case of Tyler McIntoush. "We are encouraging the entire community to please take part. This is something that affects all of us and all of our children," said the president of the Maritime Academy Foundation Renee Marazon. She wants the murder of one of their own solved. They've created a reward fund in the case of Tyler McIntoush. One of their star students. "He was very well...
    The Maritime Academy Foundation has set up a reward fund. They hope you will help up the ante to generate tips in the case of Tyler McIntoush. "We are encouraging the entire community to please take part. This is something that affects all of us and all of our children," said the president of the Maritime Academy Foundation Renee Marazon. She wants the murder of one of their own solved. They've created a reward fund in the case of Tyler McIntoush. One of their star students. "He was very well...
  • Minor injuries after small plane crash in Williams Co.

    Minor injuries after small plane crash in Williams Co.

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:53:50 GMT
    The Williams County Sheriff's Department confirms that there was a small plane crash near Edgerton. The call came in at 12:10 p.m. and it was a single engine plane crash on SR 49, between CR F and CR H.One person was onboard and suffered minor injuries.
    The Williams County Sheriff's Department confirms that there was a small plane crash near Edgerton. The call came in at 12:10 p.m. and it was a single engine plane crash on SR 49, between CR F and CR H.One person was onboard and suffered minor injuries.
  • Living in Early Ohio Reenactment at Ft. Meigs

    Living in Early Ohio Reenactment at Ft. Meigs

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:19:36 GMT
    It is the simple life. Dipping candles to use to light your home. Shaving and carving wood to build your own furniture. And cooking over a fire.
    It is the simple life. Dipping candles to use to light your home. Shaving and carving wood to build your own furniture. And cooking over a fire.
  • Hydrant flushing in Bowling Green

    Hydrant flushing in Bowling Green

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:51:44 GMT
    The City of Bowling Green's Water Distribution Division is in the process of flushing fire hydrants throughout the City's water distribution system. This work will be on-going for several weeks and will occur daily, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:30 pm.
    The City of Bowling Green's Water Distribution Division is in the process of flushing fire hydrants throughout the City's water distribution system. This work will be on-going for several weeks and will occur daily, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:30 pm.
  • Cleveland couple charged in 1-year-old son's death

    Cleveland couple charged in 1-year-old son's death

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:34:00 GMT
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    A Cleveland couple are charged with aggravated murder in the July death of their 18-month-old son. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Phelps and 22-year-old Anika McCorvey-Phelps had an initial court appearance Monday.
    A Cleveland couple are charged with aggravated murder in the July death of their 18-month-old son. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Phelps and 22-year-old Anika McCorvey-Phelps had an initial court appearance Monday.
  • Michigan schools train for laws requiring EpiPens

    Michigan schools train for laws requiring EpiPens

    Training is taking place to prepare every public school in Michigan to have epinephrine injectors to treat allergic reactions starting this academic year.
    Training is taking place to prepare every public school in Michigan to have epinephrine injectors to treat allergic reactions starting this academic year.
  • Ohio's sixth racino to open this week in Dayton

    Ohio's sixth racino to open this week in Dayton

    Ohio's newest racino is ready to open in Dayton.
    Ohio's newest racino is ready to open in Dayton.
  • U.S. journalist freed from Syria

    U.S. journalist freed from Syria

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:50:21 GMT
    After being held hostage for around two years the U.S. government says an American journalist is free.Peter Theo Curtis, of Massachusetts, was held by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria. U.S. national security adviser says Curtis is now safe and outside of Syria. No details have been released about Curtis' abduction or release.Days prior to this release, a web video showing the murder of another American journalist, James Foley was put out by an Islamic state group. Foley was kidnapped in 2012...
    After being held hostage for around two years the U.S. government says an American journalist is free.Peter Theo Curtis, of Massachusetts, was held by an al-Qaida linked group in Syria. U.S. national security adviser says Curtis is now safe and outside of Syria. No details have been released about Curtis' abduction or release.Days prior to this release, a web video showing the murder of another American journalist, James Foley was put out by an Islamic state group. Foley was kidnapped in 2012...
  • Guardians tops summer films

    Guardians tops summer films

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:16:52 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - "Guardians of the Galaxy" became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama "If I Stay." With an estimated $17.6 million in its fourth weekend of release, the Marvel space adventure passed "Transformers: Age of Extinction" to become the summer's biggest domestic hit with a cumulative total of $252 million. The Warner Bros. tearjerker "If I Stay" failed to top the box office with a...
    NEW YORK (AP) - "Guardians of the Galaxy" became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama "If I Stay." With an estimated $17.6 million in its fourth weekend of release, the Marvel space adventure passed "Transformers: Age of Extinction" to become the summer's biggest domestic hit with a cumulative total of $252 million. The Warner Bros. tearjerker "If I Stay" failed to top the box office with a...
  • Iceland lowers volcano alert

    Iceland lowers volcano alert

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:47:17 GMT
    Iceland has lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red, saying there is no sign of an eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano.
    Iceland has lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red, saying there is no sign of an eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano.
  • Goodyear christens 'Wingfoot One'

    Goodyear christens 'Wingfoot One'

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:42:50 GMT
    Ohio-based Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. has christened its new airship, launching the next generation of its well-known blimps.
    Ohio-based Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. has christened its new airship, launching the next generation of its well-known blimps.
  • Ohio households feeling pinch despite growing economy

    Ohio households feeling pinch despite growing economy

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:40:39 GMT
    he Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments by charter schools that they are entitled to equipment bought by their management company with taxpayer dollars without having to pay for the property.
    he Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments by charter schools that they are entitled to equipment bought by their management company with taxpayer dollars without having to pay for the property.
  • Court will hear dispute on charter school equipment

    Court will hear dispute on charter school equipment

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:38:49 GMT
    The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments by charter schools that they are entitled to equipment bought by their management company with taxpayer dollars without having to pay for the property.
    The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments by charter schools that they are entitled to equipment bought by their management company with taxpayer dollars without having to pay for the property.
  • Billboard campaign draw attention to women

    Billboard campaign draw attention to women

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:36:54 GMT
    Visitors Visitors to three Ohio cities will soon see billboards pointing out how one group believes that the state slights women.
    Visitors Visitors to three Ohio cities will soon see billboards pointing out how one group believes that the state slights women.
  • Frigid witner wipes out Ohio peach crop

    Frigid witner wipes out Ohio peach crop

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:33:49 GMT
    Farm markets around Ohio are overflowing with tomatoes, peppers and corn; just don't expect to find many Ohio-grown peaches.
    Farm markets around Ohio are overflowing with tomatoes, peppers and corn; just don't expect to find many Ohio-grown peaches.
  • Hotels sprout on I-75 in SW Ohio

    Hotels sprout on I-75 in SW Ohio

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:31:38 GMT
    Major new retail developments and plans for a sports complex have helped spur a boom in hotel building along Interstate 75 in southwestern Ohio.
    Major new retail developments and plans for a sports complex have helped spur a boom in hotel building along Interstate 75 in southwestern Ohio.
  • Clinton no threat to some Dems

    Clinton no threat to some Dems

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:28:30 GMT
    Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.
    Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.
  • Another wicked winter predicted by Farmers Almanac

    Another wicked winter predicted by Farmers Almanac

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:22:58 GMT
    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - The folks at the Farmers' Almanac are feeling a bit smug after correctly predicting the past nasty winter, which featured relentless snowstorms and a polar vortex. Editors of the 198-year-old publication in Maine are projecting more of the same in a few months. The latest edition officially goes on sale this week. It forecasts colder-than-normal and wetter-than-usual weather for three-quarters of the country east of the Rocky Mountains. The publication, not to be confus...
    LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - The folks at the Farmers' Almanac are feeling a bit smug after correctly predicting the past nasty winter, which featured relentless snowstorms and a polar vortex. Editors of the 198-year-old publication in Maine are projecting more of the same in a few months. The latest edition officially goes on sale this week. It forecasts colder-than-normal and wetter-than-usual weather for three-quarters of the country east of the Rocky Mountains. The publication, not to be confus...
  • Rap mogul Suge Knight involved in nightclub shooting

    Rap mogul Suge Knight involved in nightclub shooting

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:19:59 GMT
    Marion "Suge" Knight, 49, was hurt after being shot. The shooting happened early Sunday morning at the 10AK club West Hollywood. It all happened around 1:30.He is expected to survive. The watch commander from the Los Angeles County sheriff's department says that two others were hit.Knight was shot at in 2005 at a MTV awards pre-party in Miami.Knight is the founder of Death Row Records. He helped make megastars ot of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
    Marion "Suge" Knight, 49, was hurt after being shot. The shooting happened early Sunday morning at the 10AK club West Hollywood. It all happened around 1:30.He is expected to survive. The watch commander from the Los Angeles County sheriff's department says that two others were hit.Knight was shot at in 2005 at a MTV awards pre-party in Miami.Knight is the founder of Death Row Records. He helped make megastars ot of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
  • Fire destroys family home in Whitehouse

    Fire destroys family home in Whitehouse

    Sunday, August 24 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-08-24 15:02:53 GMT
    A family is without a place to live after an early morning fire. It happened at a home in the 6900 block of Providence in Whitehouse. According to the fire chief, when crews arrived on the scene the detached garage was fully engulfed. The fire quickly spread to the house, causing the roof to collapse. A neighbor woke up the family and everyone made it out safely. Firefighters say it appears the home is a total loss with damages nearing $200,000. The State Fire Marshal is coming out the scene ...
    A family is without a place to live after an early morning fire. It happened at a home in the 6900 block of Providence in Whitehouse. According to the fire chief, when crews arrived on the scene the detached garage was fully engulfed. The fire quickly spread to the house, causing the roof to collapse. A neighbor woke up the family and everyone made it out safely. Firefighters say it appears the home is a total loss with damages nearing $200,000. The State Fire Marshal is coming out the scene ...
  • Earthquake strikes near San Francisco

    Earthquake strikes near San Francisco

    Sunday, August 24 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-08-24 14:05:31 GMT
    Early this morning around 3:30 a.m., a 6.0 magnitude moderate earthquake rumbled the ground of northern California.
    Early this morning around 3:30 a.m., a 6.0 magnitude moderate earthquake rumbled the ground of northern California.
  • Archbold Marching Blue Streaks going high-tech

    Archbold Marching Blue Streaks going high-tech

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-08-24 12:57:36 GMT
    When the Marching Blue Streaks take the field during halftime, you'll hear the Familiar Friday night sounds of woodwind, brass and percussion. What you won't hear are the silent touch-screens that keep them in line. Archbold's marching band is taking a cue from Ohio State University, And using I-pads to run through marching drills."We saw that they were using their I-pads for drill," says band director Beth Voll, "and since we already had the I-pads, we figured maybe we could do the same thin...
    When the Marching Blue Streaks take the field during halftime, you'll hear the Familiar Friday night sounds of woodwind, brass and percussion. What you won't hear are the silent touch-screens that keep them in line. Archbold's marching band is taking a cue from Ohio State University, And using I-pads to run through marching drills."We saw that they were using their I-pads for drill," says band director Beth Voll, "and since we already had the I-pads, we figured maybe we could do the same thin...
  • Car break-ins and vandalism in Willys Parkway neighborhood

    Car break-ins and vandalism in Willys Parkway neighborhood

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-08-24 03:58:46 GMT
    Willys Parkway Toledo Blockwatch group are warning residents to keep an eye out for crooks. A recent bout of smash and grabs has many on alert once again.
    Willys Parkway Toledo Blockwatch group are warning residents to keep an eye out for crooks. A recent bout of smash and grabs has many on alert once again.
  • Passenger charged in pre-flight cellphone dispute

    Passenger charged in pre-flight cellphone dispute

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:06:59 GMT
    Cleveland authorities say a Maryland traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with aggravated disorderly conduct.
    Cleveland authorities say a Maryland traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with aggravated disorderly conduct.
  • Ohio river dyed red accidentally

    Ohio river dyed red accidentally

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:05:09 GMT
    A city official says mistakenly dumped dye was to blame when part of a western Ohio river turned red earlier this week.
    A city official says mistakenly dumped dye was to blame when part of a western Ohio river turned red earlier this week.
  • Household income drops in Ohio

    Household income drops in Ohio

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:02:57 GMT
    Real median household incomes drop 11 percent since 2008.
    Real median household incomes drop 11 percent since 2008.
  • Ohio military base workers qualify for buyouts

    Ohio military base workers qualify for buyouts

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:00:36 GMT
    Early retirement and buyout offers at Ohio's largest military base will be available to only a few dozen of the more than 500 base employees who applied for them.
    Early retirement and buyout offers at Ohio's largest military base will be available to only a few dozen of the more than 500 base employees who applied for them.
  • Marine sanctuary seeks historic status for wrecks

    Marine sanctuary seeks historic status for wrecks

    Saturday, August 23 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-23 20:59:10 GMT
    The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula is seeking federal historic status for four shipwrecks.
    The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula is seeking federal historic status for four shipwrecks.
  • Ohio mailing absentee ballot applications

    Ohio mailing absentee ballot applications

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:29:48 GMT
    Ohio's elections chief will soon mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters with up-to-date addresses ahead of the fall election.
    Ohio's elections chief will soon mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters with up-to-date addresses ahead of the fall election.
  • MI Dems campaiging together

    MI Dems campaiging together

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:26:43 GMT
    U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters is campaigning with Sen. Debbie Stabenow for a third straight day in Michigan.
    U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters is campaigning with Sen. Debbie Stabenow for a third straight day in Michigan.
  • Congressman sorry about Soviet medals in ad

    Congressman sorry about Soviet medals in ad

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:25:33 GMT
    A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced over a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that featured Soviet military medals.
    A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced over a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that featured Soviet military medals.
  • Dems reframe debate on health care

    Dems reframe debate on health care

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:23:27 GMT
    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.
    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.
  • Ohio Dems focus on turnout

    Ohio Dems focus on turnout

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:21:45 GMT
    With hopes of winning the governorship damaged, Ohio Democrats are shifting resources away from the top of the ticket into a coordinated victory campaign focused on getting out the vote.
    With hopes of winning the governorship damaged, Ohio Democrats are shifting resources away from the top of the ticket into a coordinated victory campaign focused on getting out the vote.
  • Arrest made for armed robbery in Ida

    Arrest made for armed robbery in Ida

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:01:25 GMT
    A BP gas station in Ida, MI was robbed Tuesday. According to Monroe County Sheriff, deputies arrested a male in connection to the robbery.Sheriff detectives received an arrest warrant from the Monroe County Prosecutors Office on Friday.The suspect was arrested in the parking lot of Cabela's in Dundee on Saturday morning. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Detective Bureau at 734-240-7530.
    A BP gas station in Ida, MI was robbed Tuesday. According to Monroe County Sheriff, deputies arrested a male in connection to the robbery.Sheriff detectives received an arrest warrant from the Monroe County Prosecutors Office on Friday.The suspect was arrested in the parking lot of Cabela's in Dundee on Saturday morning. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Detective Bureau at 734-240-7530.
  • Teenager arrested for murder after 3 month search

    Teenager arrested for murder after 3 month search

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-08-23 12:47:10 GMT
    After months without a break, a teenager is in jail, charged with a murder from May. Michael Gaston Junior is behind bars this morning. Toledo police and a swat team took him into custody yesterday. The murder itself happened in the middle of the day on Joffre in Toledo. In June, police charged Gaston with murder in the shooting death of Sheymarr Noble. Three others were wounded in that midday shooting.
    After months without a break, a teenager is in jail, charged with a murder from May. Michael Gaston Junior is behind bars this morning. Toledo police and a swat team took him into custody yesterday. The murder itself happened in the middle of the day on Joffre in Toledo. In June, police charged Gaston with murder in the shooting death of Sheymarr Noble. Three others were wounded in that midday shooting.
  • Authorities warn incoming students of potential campus crime

    Authorities warn incoming students of potential campus crime

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:23:42 GMT
     As college campuses welcome back thousands of students, campus police are getting ready for an increase in crime that inevitably happens each year. Authorities want to make sure students make their own safety a priority.
     As college campuses welcome back thousands of students, campus police are getting ready for an increase in crime that inevitably happens each year. Authorities want to make sure students make their own safety a priority.
  • Motorcycle crash at Dorr and Byrne

    Motorcycle crash at Dorr and Byrne

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:09:43 GMT
    Police were called to the scene of a motorcycle crash Friday night. It happened at the intersection of Dorr and Byrne just after 10 p.m. Dispatch could only tell us that a car and motorcycle were involved in the crash. We're still waiting on information about injuries.
    Police were called to the scene of a serious motorcycle crash Friday night. It happened at the intersection of Dorr and Byrne just after 10 p.m.
  • Stop the violence: a new call to promote peace in Toledo

    Stop the violence: a new call to promote peace in Toledo

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:08:25 GMT
    Shawonna Wynn says she is constantly haunted by the thoughts and memories of her brother, Ricky Arnaz Layson. The 35-year-old was shot and killed on July 8 at R D Auto Sales on Lewis Avenue."I refuse to sit back and just be silent," says Shawonna. "Something has to happen, we can't just shake our heads anymore." Wynn organized Friday's event at the Infinity Lounge in his memory. The talent show, panel discussion, and poetry showcase focused on promoting peace."We can't just say something is ...
    Shawonna Wynn says she is constantly haunted by the thoughts and memories of her brother, Ricky Arnaz Layson. The 35-year-old was shot and killed on July 8 at R D Auto Sales on Lewis Avenue."I refuse to sit back and just be silent," says Shawonna. "Something has to happen, we can't just shake our heads anymore." Wynn organized Friday's event at the Infinity Lounge in his memory. The talent show, panel discussion, and poetry showcase focused on promoting peace."We can't just say something is ...
  • 20,000 people expected at Toledo Pride Fest

    20,000 people expected at Toledo Pride Fest

    Friday, August 22 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-23 01:49:06 GMT
    The fifth annual Toledo Pride Festival runs August 22-24. The festival features more than a dozen local and national bands, more than 75 food and merchandise vendors as well as a number of faith and community organizations.The goal of the event is to promote unity, acceptance and awareness of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The main event is Saturday, August 23 at Promenade Park. Other events throughout the weekend include the Pride Parade on Saturday morning, and ...
    The fifth annual Toledo Pride Festival runs August 22-24. The festival features more than a dozen local and national bands, more than 75 food and merchandise vendors as well as a number of faith and community organizations.The goal of the event is to promote unity, acceptance and awareness of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The main event is Saturday, August 23 at Promenade Park. Other events throughout the weekend include the Pride Parade on Saturday morning, and ...
  • Schools brace for Common Core learning curve

    Schools brace for Common Core learning curve

    It's something a lot of people in education are talking about: Common Core. The new computer-based testing will be implemented in Ohio Schools this fall, but some state lawmakers say they want to repeal it. 13abc's Kristian Brown reports that, in the meantime, schools are bracing for the learning curve. Common Core Practice Test: http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/
  • Help coming for Detroit water shutoffs

    Help coming for Detroit water shutoffs

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:08:42 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is contributing $2 million to help Detroit water customers pay overdue bills and assist low-income city residents with the cleanup of debris left over from recent flooding.The Lansing-based nonprofit organization says Friday that $1.7 million is to help people manage their water bills. The rest will go to flooding cleanup.It will be administered through the United Way for Southeastern Michigan which is partnering with the Detroit Water ...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is contributing $2 million to help Detroit water customers pay overdue bills and assist low-income city residents with the cleanup of debris left over from recent flooding.The Lansing-based nonprofit organization says Friday that $1.7 million is to help people manage their water bills. The rest will go to flooding cleanup.It will be administered through the United Way for Southeastern Michigan which is partnering with the Detroit Water ...
  • Shifting into high gear at Toledo Transmission

    Shifting into high gear at Toledo Transmission

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:05:07 GMT
    New details about the new product being built at GM's Toledo Transmission plant. When GM first announced it would build the new 8 speed in Toledo, the only vehicle it was going in was the Corvette. That has changed and it will now be used in a number of trucks and SUV's including the 2015 Silverado, Suburban and Yukon with 6.2 liter engines. Bob Widmer is the launch manager for the new 8 speed line, "Is there a chance it will eventually be used in cars? Yes, but you will have to stay tuned ...
    New details about the new product being built at GM's Toledo Transmission plant. When GM first announced it would build the new 8 speed in Toledo, the only vehicle it was going in was the Corvette. That has changed and it will now be used in a number of trucks and SUV's including the 2015 Silverado, Suburban and Yukon with 6.2 liter engines. Bob Widmer is the launch manager for the new 8 speed line, "Is there a chance it will eventually be used in cars? Yes, but you will have to stay tuned ...
  • BGSU students moving in for new school year

    BGSU students moving in for new school year

     

  • Now Open: Spud Budley’s

    Now Open: Spud Budley’s

    A new restaurant opened up its doors in Sylvania today.
  • USS Niagara kicks off Antique Boat Show in Toledo

    USS Niagara kicks off Antique Boat Show in Toledo

    The USS Niagara kicks off the Antique Boat Show in Toledo. The tall ship is currently docked at the Great Lakes Museum, and that's where we find 13abc's Melissa Voetsch with more.
  • Blade Briefing: Big cheese at The Andersons

    Blade Briefing: Big cheese at The Andersons

  • City says latest water toxin tests show non-detectable levels

    City says latest water toxin tests show non-detectable levels

    An all clear tonight from the City of Toledo on its water supply. Friday afternoon's results show a non-detectable level of toxins from the algae bloom in the Lake Erie. The 13abc I-Team is taking you inside the treatment plant to see how exactly how the treatment process is working.
  • 4,000 pounds of potato salad destroyed at German American Festival

    4,000 pounds of potato salad destroyed at German American Festival

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:58:32 GMT
    Four-thousand pounds of potato salad, sauerkraut, and packets of sour cream for potato pancakes were destroyed in a trailer fire at the German American Festival in Oregon.Fire crews say the generator overheated and caught on fire around 6 a.m. Friday morning.
    Four-thousand pounds of potato salad, sauerkraut, and packets of sour cream for potato pancakes were destroyed in a trailer fire at the German American Festival in Oregon.Fire crews say the generator overheated and caught on fire around 6 a.m. Friday morning.
  • Snyder wants FEMA to conduct damage assessment

    Snyder wants FEMA to conduct damage assessment

    Gov. Rick Snyder wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a preliminary damage assessment following the flooding that ravaged parts of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.
    Gov. Rick Snyder wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a preliminary damage assessment following the flooding that ravaged parts of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.
  • Christie heading to Ohio in September

    Christie heading to Ohio in September

    Gov. Chris Christie has added another politically important state to his fundraising tour for fellow GOP candidates.
    Gov. Chris Christie has added another politically important state to his fundraising tour for fellow GOP candidates.
  • TFD responds to electrical fire

    TFD responds to electrical fire

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-08-22 10:29:40 GMT
    Toledo Fire and Rescue crews responded to an electrical fire at a two story duplex. It happened around 5:20a.m. on the 700 block of Indiana Ave. Chief on scene says fire started in the middle bedroom
    Toledo Fire and Rescue crews responded to an electrical fire at a two story duplex. It happened around 520a.m. on the 700 block of Indiana Ave. Chief on scene says fire started in the middle bedroom due to problems with the homes electrical wiring. There were four people living upstairs and two living in the downstairs unit. No injuries are being reported. Th
  • Sylvania estimates water crisis cost $1.5M in lost revenue

    Sylvania estimates water crisis cost $1.5M in lost revenue

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:05:51 GMT
    The Sylvania Chamber of Commerce estimates businesses lost a total of nearly $1.5 million dollars in economic revenue during the three-day water ban.
    The Sylvania Chamber of Commerce estimates businesses lost a total of nearly $1.5 million dollars in economic revenue during the three-day water ban.
  • Suspect charged with murder after shooting at strip club

    Suspect charged with murder after shooting at strip club

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:22:08 GMT
    Witnesses tell 13abc a fight broke out inside the Chez Joey gentleman's club around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. We're told tables and chairs were thrown, leading up to gunfire. Marcus Osley, 28, was shot during the altercation and later died from his injuries. Police have arrested Keevon Johson, 34, and charged him with murder in the killing.
    Witnesses tell 13abc a fight broke out inside the Chez Joey gentleman's club around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. We're told tables and chairs were thrown, leading up to gunfire. Marcus Osley, 28, was shot during the altercation and later died from his injuries. Police have arrested Keevon Johson, 34, and charged him with murder in the killing.
  • Customers stock up on water cases after rumors of another ban

    Customers stock up on water cases after rumors of another ban

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:21:26 GMT
    Hannah Ogden decided she wasn't going to take any chances on the water. She bought two 24-pack cases Thursday evening after hearing rumors that Toledo was going back under a ban."It wasn't hectic like that or anything like it was the previous time, but the entire aisle where the water normally is was empty," says Ogden.Over at The Andersons Store on Talmadge Road, shelves were nearly two-thirds full. While the city never issued a warning or advisory, it didn't stop some customers from buying ...
    Hannah Ogden decided she wasn't going to take any chances on the water. She bought two 24-pack cases Thursday evening after hearing rumors that Toledo was going back under a ban."It wasn't hectic like that or anything like it was the previous time, but the entire aisle where the water normally is was empty," says Ogden.Over at The Andersons Store on Talmadge Road, shelves were nearly two-thirds full. While the city never issued a warning or advisory, it didn't stop some customers from buying ...
  • Water quality improving around Toledo's water intake

    Water quality improving around Toledo's water intake

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:44:19 GMT
    Finally the heat, humidity, and summer storms are here, and the new turbulent weather pattern is good news. Thursday's harmful algae levels are dropping near Toledo's water intake for now.
    Finally the heat, humidity, and summer storms are here, and the new turbulent weather pattern is good news. Thursday's harmful algae levels are dropping near Toledo's water intake for now.
  • Most Ohio schools saying goodbye to calamity days

    Most Ohio schools saying goodbye to calamity days

    After last year's brutal winter, most Ohio schools are saying goodbye to calamity days and will be changing to an hour-based schedule, similar to schools in Michigan.
  • “Stand Up to Cancer Night” at Sunday’s Mud Hens game

    “Stand Up to Cancer Night” at Sunday’s Mud Hens game

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:56:52 GMT
    You can help fight cancer and cheer on the Mud Hens this weekend. Fifth Third is hosting "Stand Up to Cancer Night" on Sunday The night at the ballpark is part of Fifth Third's ongoing effort to help raise money for cancer research. So far the bank has helped raise more than $2 million for Stand Up to Cancer, a national effort to fight the disease. The bank offers special debit and credit cards that help bring in money for the organization. Through their "Pay to the Order Of" campaign the ...
    You can help fight cancer and cheer on the Mud Hens this weekend. Fifth Third is hosting "Stand Up to Cancer Night" on Sunday The night at the ballpark is part of Fifth Third's ongoing effort to help raise money for cancer research. So far the bank has helped raise more than $2 million for Stand Up to Cancer, a national effort to fight the disease. The bank offers special debit and credit cards that help bring in money for the organization. Through their "Pay to the Order Of" campaign the ...
  • Now Open: Little Mouse Preschool

    Now Open: Little Mouse Preschool

    Parents have a new option when it comes to preschool for their kids. The Little Mouse Preschool decided to open in Sylvania Township after another preschool at Franciscan Academy Closed.
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  • Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

    Lake Erie island warned not to use well water

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:38:35 GMT
    Residents of a small Canadian island are being warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie. The blue-green algae blooms causing the warning are the same stuff that contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people in the Toledo area earlier this month.
    Residents of a small Canadian island are being warned not to drink their well water because of potentially toxic algae in Lake Erie. The blue-green algae blooms causing the warning are the same stuff that contaminated the drinking water of about 400,000 people in the Toledo area earlier this month.
  • Beating the heat on the cheap

    Beating the heat on the cheap

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:41:55 GMT
    Handel's Ice Cream expects big crowds after the start of school.
    Handel's Ice Cream expects big crowds after the start of school.
  • Breaking News

    Pope Francis names Bishop for Toledo Diocese

    Pope Francis names Bishop for Toledo Diocese

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:13:52 GMT
    From the Diocese of August 26, 2014 — The Holy Father, Pope Francis, today named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo in America.
    From the Diocese of August 26, 2014 — The Holy Father, Pope Francis, today named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo in America.
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  • Notre Dame Academy volleyball team does epic ice bucket challenge

    Notre Dame Academy volleyball team does epic ice bucket challenge

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:40:14 GMT
    The Notre Dame Academy Volleyball team took the ice bucket challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS to a new level by teaming up with M&R Redi-Mix and their dads. The mixer was filled with water and ice and the girls lined up for the challenge.They also threw down the gauntlet to the St. John's Jesuit Titan Football team. Good luck Titans, it will be tough to top this one!
    The Notre Dame Academy Volleyball team took the ice bucket challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS to a new level by teaming up with M&R Redi-Mix and their dads. The mixer was filled with water and ice and the girls lined up for the challenge.They also threw down the gauntlet to the St. John's Jesuit Titan Football team. Good luck Titans, it will be tough to top this one!

  • Michigan holding virtual job fair Wednesday

    Michigan holding virtual job fair Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:08:52 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Job seekers and employers will be able to connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career fair. The MiVirtualCareerFair is set for Wednesday. It's to feature three-dozen employers and is expected to be the largest such event to date. More than 140 employers and 20,750 job seekers have connected since MiVirtualCareerFair debuted two years ago. During the fairs, job seekers can explore customized employer booths, interact with participating employers and search...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Job seekers and employers will be able to connect through a State of Michigan-sponsored online career fair. The MiVirtualCareerFair is set for Wednesday. It's to feature three-dozen employers and is expected to be the largest such event to date. More than 140 employers and 20,750 job seekers have connected since MiVirtualCareerFair debuted two years ago. During the fairs, job seekers can explore customized employer booths, interact with participating employers and search...
  • Summer salt prices too high for Northwood

    Summer salt prices too high for Northwood

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:16:09 GMT
    Winter 2013-14 is a hard one to forget. Most still vividly remember the bitterly cold days, endless snowfall, and icy roads that triggered Level Three snow emergencies. Northwood Administrator Bob Anderson says they were able to move money around last year to buy extra salt. But this year, they face another problem. A ton of salt cost about $33 bucks this time in 2013. Today, it's $134 dollars for the same amount. Northwood leaders, like those in Lake Township, have decided not to buy in the ...
    Winter 2013-14 is a hard one to forget. Most still vividly remember the bitterly cold days, endless snowfall, and icy roads that triggered Level Three snow emergencies. Northwood Administrator Bob Anderson says they were able to move money around last year to buy extra salt. But this year, they face another problem. A ton of salt cost about $33 bucks this time in 2013. Today, it's $134 dollars for the same amount. Northwood leaders, like those in Lake Township, have decided not to buy in the ...
  • NationalMore>>

  • Possible future of the Houston Astrodome

    Possible future of the Houston Astrodome

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:00:06 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world's largest, according to the newest proposal for reusing the stadium and saving it from demolition. The pitch came from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official, during a news conference Tuesday on the floor of the 49-year-old county-owned building. Emmett said while some people feel the structurally sound but dilapidated sta...
    HOUSTON (AP) - The iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome could come back to life as an indoor park that county officials say would be the world's largest, according to the newest proposal for reusing the stadium and saving it from demolition. The pitch came from Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, the county's top elected official, during a news conference Tuesday on the floor of the 49-year-old county-owned building. Emmett said while some people feel the structurally sound but dilapidated sta...
  • Iceland lowers volcano alert

    Iceland lowers volcano alert

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:47:17 GMT
    Iceland has lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red, saying there is no sign of an eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano.
    Iceland has lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red, saying there is no sign of an eruption at the Bardarbunga volcano.
  • Clinton no threat to some Dems

    Clinton no threat to some Dems

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:28:30 GMT
    Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.
    Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.
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