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  • Man found dead in barn fire, woman escapes

    Man found dead in barn fire, woman escapes

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:29:06 GMT
    One man is dead after an overnight barn fire in northern Monroe County.The sheriff's office says that barn went up in flames just before 1 a.m. Monday.It happened outside of Carelton, MI, near the intersection of Colf and Sumpter.Investigators say a 54-year-old lived in an apartment above the barn. His body was found inside.According to deputies, the man's girlfriend managed to get out alive, with burns on her hands and feet.The sheriff is waiting to release the man's identity until his famil...
    One man is dead after an overnight barn fire in northern Monroe County.The sheriff's office says that barn went up in flames just before 1 a.m. Monday.It happened outside of Carelton, MI, near the intersection of Colf and Sumpter.Investigators say a 54-year-old lived in an apartment above the barn. His body was found inside.According to deputies, the man's girlfriend managed to get out alive, with burns on her hands and feet.The sheriff is waiting to release the man's identity until his famil...
  • Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

    Water Advisory: Toxins near South Bass Beach

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:25:51 GMT
    For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun...
    For the first time this year, an algal bloom advisory is in effect for South Bass Island. Testing at the State Park Beach shows high levels of toxins in the water. It was 13 parts per billion of microcystin. That's prompting Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency to post a public health advisory.The "orange flag" cautions older people, those very young or anyone with a compromised immune system to stay out of the water near South Bass Beach. 20 parts per billion of microcystin would have laun...
  • No human cases of the West Nile Virus in Michigan this year

    No human cases of the West Nile Virus in Michigan this year

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:17:22 GMT
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for getting the virus.Ned Walker, an expert at Michigan State University, says the virus needs hot weather to become potent. The National Weather Service reports only a handful of days of 90 degrees or higher since June...
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Just two years after 17 deaths, Michigan so far is reporting no human cases of West Nile virus in 2014.A snowy winter and wet spring might lead to more mosquitoes, the carrier of West Nile. But that doesn't automatically translate into a greater risk for getting the virus.Ned Walker, an expert at Michigan State University, says the virus needs hot weather to become potent. The National Weather Service reports only a handful of days of 90 degrees or higher since June...
  • Humane Society: Unethical for investigator to keep rescued horses

    Humane Society: Unethical for investigator to keep rescued horses

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:18:39 GMT
    A fight is brewing over two horses rescued by the Humane Society of Sandusky County.
    A fight is brewing over two horses rescued by the Humane Society of Sandusky County.
  • Fashionably late benefit raises $24,000 for breast cancer research

    Fashionably late benefit raises $24,000 for breast cancer research

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:31:42 GMT
    The Fashionably Late benefit at Centennial Terrace was a huge success this year, raising more than $24,000 to fight breast cancer.
    The Fashionably Late benefit at Centennial Terrace was a huge success this year, raising more than $24,000 to fight breast cancer.
  • Libraries closed, trash pick up pushed back for Labor Day

    Libraries closed, trash pick up pushed back for Labor Day

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:53:34 GMT
    Just a reminder that Labor Day is a national holiday, so expect all banks, Post Offices and government offices to be closed on Monday.
    Just a reminder that Labor Day is a national holiday, so expect all banks, Post Offices and government offices to be closed on Monday.
  • AAA offering tipsy tow for holiday weekend

    AAA offering tipsy tow for holiday weekend

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:20:29 GMT
    AAA is offering its Tipsy Tow service for the holiday weekend. If you've had too much to drink, you and your car can get a free ride home for a distance of up to 10 miles.The offer runs from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP ( 1-800-222-4357) for assistance.
    AAA is offering its Tipsy Tow service for the holiday weekend. If you've had too much to drink, you and your car can get a free ride home for a distance of up to 10 miles.The offer runs from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP ( 1-800-222-4357) for assistance.
  • MDA car show continues to raise money to fight Muscular Dystrophy.

    MDA car show continues to raise money to fight Muscular Dystrophy.

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:05:02 GMT
    Toledoan Scott Michalak  brings his prize 1941 Willys to the MDA Labor Day Weekend Car Show every year. He makes it a family event with his brothers and dad bringing their classic cars too. They love to show off all of their hard work, but these motor heads also have soft hearts.
    Toledoan Scott Michalak  brings his prize 1941 Willys to the MDA Labor Day Weekend Car Show every year. He makes it a family event with his brothers and dad bringing their classic cars too. They love to show off all of their hard work, but these motor heads also have soft hearts.
  • Man robbed in room of Monroe Co. motel

    Man robbed in room of Monroe Co. motel

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:01:30 GMT
    A man staying at a local motel says he was held up at gunpoint while in his room.
    A man staying at a local motel says he was held up at gunpoint while in his room.
  • Slight risk for severe storms late Monday

    Slight risk for severe storms late Monday

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:56:43 GMT

     The best chance for rain will be late evening Monday into the early morning hours on Tuesday.

     The best chance for rain will be late evening Monday into the early morning hours on Tuesday.

  • Our Brother's Place thanks patrons with block party

    Our Brother's Place thanks patrons with block party

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:56:22 GMT
     The second annual Our Brother's Place Block Party took place in Downtown Toledo on Sunday. The event offered free food and a good time.
     The second annual Our Brother's Place Block Party took place in Downtown Toledo on Sunday. The event offered free food and a good time.
  • Bicyclist hurt in hit-and-run, driver not found

    Bicyclist hurt in hit-and-run, driver not found

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:24:45 GMT
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking for your help tracking down the person behind the wheel of a vehicle when it crashed into a man on a bicycle and drove off.It happened overnight, just after 1 a.m. Sunday, on State Route 107 near Montpelier.Troopers say Troy Presnell, who's 50 and from Montpelier, was hit from behind.The accident left Presnell with serious injuries.According to the bicyclist, the vehicle that hit him sped away.Presnell was air-lifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.If y...
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking for your help tracking down the person behind the wheel of a vehicle when it crashed into a man on a bicycle and drove off.It happened overnight, just after 1 a.m. Sunday, on State Route 107 near Montpelier.Troopers say Troy Presnell, who's 50 and from Montpelier, was hit from behind.The accident left Presnell with serious injuries.According to the bicyclist, the vehicle that hit him sped away.Presnell was air-lifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.If y...
  • Lima police find bike stolen from autistic child

    Lima police find bike stolen from autistic child

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:15:33 GMT
    In Lima, a family with an autistic child has its bike back.Lima police posted this picture to Facebook. At the beginning of the month, officers reported the bike and its trailer were stolen. The family told police they were very upset because the bike rides provided a great sense of joy for the autistic child. Friday afternoon, a Lima police officer spotted someone riding the bike. That person is now under arrest for receiving stolen property, and the bike and its trailer have been returned t...
    In Lima, a family with an autistic child has its bike back.Lima police posted this picture to Facebook. At the beginning of the month, officers reported the bike and its trailer were stolen. The family told police they were very upset because the bike rides provided a great sense of joy for the autistic child. Friday afternoon, a Lima police officer spotted someone riding the bike. That person is now under arrest for receiving stolen property, and the bike and its trailer have been returned t...
  • September will start off wet

    September will start off wet

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:12:08 GMT
    It is likely rain will be above average through the first 2 weeks of the new month.
    It is likely rain will be above average through the first 2 weeks of the new month.
  • Hip-hop festival disappoints organizer, fans

    Hip-hop festival disappoints organizer, fans

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:32:29 GMT
    The problem-plagued Perrysburg Hip-Hop concert at the Mexican American festival disappointed both the organizer and fans.
    The problem-plagued Perrysburg Hip-Hop concert at the Mexican American festival disappointed both the organizer and fans.
  • Lucas County deputies honored

    Lucas County deputies honored

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:30:31 GMT
     The Lucas County Sheriff honored eight deputies at the Sheriff's Department's second annual picnic.

     The Lucas County Sheriff honored eight deputies at the Sheriff's Department's second annual picnic.


  • Suspected serial robber arrested

    Suspected serial robber arrested

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:27:17 GMT
    A man wanted by police in a series of robberies has been arrested. Jonathan Reed is in the Lucas County Jail charged with four counts of robbery.
    A man wanted by police in a series of robberies has been arrested. Jonathan Reed is in the Lucas County Jail charged with four counts of robbery.
  • Hip hop festival a go despite missing headliners

    Hip hop festival a go despite missing headliners

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:24:20 GMT
    A much-anticipated hip-hop concert at the Perrysburg Heights Community Center is still on for Saturday night, despite missing headliners.
    A much-anticipated hip-hop concert at the Perrysburg Heights Community Center is still on for Saturday night, despite missing headliners.
  • Fathers' Ice Water Challenge aims to connect families

    Fathers' Ice Water Challenge aims to connect families

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-08-30 22:54:43 GMT
    It was a new spin on the ice bucket challenge on Saturday. More than a dozen area dads got soaked at the Fathers' Ice Water Challenge. Kids poured buckets of cold water on their dads. Organizers say it's a way of connecting kids with men who can have a positive effect on their lives.
    It was a new spin on the ice bucket challenge on Saturday. More than a dozen area dads got soaked at the Fathers' Ice Water Challenge. Kids poured buckets of cold water on their dads. Organizers say it's a way of connecting kids with men who can have a positive effect on their lives.
  • Train hits empty car, deputies search for driver

    Train hits empty car, deputies search for driver

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:33:18 GMT
    New details this morning from a train crash we first told you about Friday night on 13abc Action News at eleven o'clock.A cargo train hit an empty car that was stopped on the tracks, just south of Bradner.This happened on Bradner Road near the Greensburg Pike in Montgomery Township.No one on the train was hurt.The crash prompted a search for the driver or whoever was inside of that car.Overnight, Wood County Deputies said they were using thermal imaging cameras to find any people in the dark ...
    New details this morning from a train crash we first told you about Friday night on 13abc Action News at eleven o'clock.A cargo train hit an empty car that was stopped on the tracks, just south of Bradner.This happened on Bradner Road near the Greensburg Pike in Montgomery Township.No one on the train was hurt.The crash prompted a search for the driver or whoever was inside of that car.Overnight, Wood County Deputies said they were using thermal imaging cameras to find any people in the dark ...
  • Police searching for drive-by shooters

    Police searching for drive-by shooters

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:15:37 GMT
    Toledo Police are looking for the people responsible for a drive-by shooting Friday night in North Toledo.
    Toledo Police are looking for the people responsible for a drive-by shooting Friday night in North Toledo.
  • Put-in-Bay Police Department under investigation

    Put-in-Bay Police Department under investigation

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:48:50 GMT
    The Put-in-Bay Police Department is under investigation.The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says it has received a number of complaints against Put-in-Bay officers. A
    The Put-in-Bay Police Department is under investigation.The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says it has received a number of complaints against Put-in-Bay officers. A
  • Woman hospitalized after crash at Airport and Reynolds

    Woman hospitalized after crash at Airport and Reynolds

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:51:02 GMT
    A woman is in the hospital after an early morning crash involving a car and a van at Airport and Reynolds. A woman in the car suffered minor injuries. The driver of the van was not hurt.
    A woman is in the hospital after an early morning crash involving a car and a van at Airport and Reynolds. A woman in the car suffered minor injuries. The driver of the van was not hurt.
  • Rossford switches dispatch provider

    Rossford switches dispatch provider

    Saturday, August 30 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:29:24 GMT
    Rossford City Council approved a contract with this week with the Wood County Sheriff to provide dispatch services.
    Rossford City Council approved a contract with this week with the Wood County Sheriff to provide dispatch services.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit at the Latino Fest

    Entrepreneurial spirit at the Latino Fest

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 16:55:09 GMT
    The Latino Fest has a strong 20 year tradition on the banks of the Maumee River, celebrating local hispanic culture with great food. You expect to grab tacos, tamales, nachos and rice and beans. And you expect to hear some great music. And Mexicans living in this region can also expect to get some help.
    The Latino Fest has a strong 20 year tradition on the banks of the Maumee River, celebrating local hispanic culture with great food. You expect to grab tacos, tamales, nachos and rice and beans. And you expect to hear some great music. And Mexicans living in this region can also expect to get some help.
  • Large fire in downtown building caught on camera

    Large fire in downtown building caught on camera

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:50:07 GMT
    New video of a fire in a brick building near the Amtrak station. This happened during the 7 o'clock hour Friday evening. 13abc viewer Richard Trevino captured this video of the flames. Firefighters tell us the fire was in a business at 300 Morris. That address is listed as Mandell-Vasquez, Incorporated. No one was hurt. Investigators are still working to find out what started the fire.
    New video of a fire in a brick building near the Amtrak station. This happened during the 7 o'clock hour Friday evening. 13abc viewer Richard Trevino captured this video of the flames. Firefighters tell us the fire was in a business at 300 Morris. That address is listed as Mandell-Vasquez, Incorporated. No one was hurt. Investigators are still working to find out what started the fire.
  • Mexican-American Fest kicks off in Perrysburg

    Mexican-American Fest kicks off in Perrysburg

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:32:20 GMT
    Good music, delicious eats, and lots of dancing are three staples at the annual Mexican American Festival in Perrysburg. The yearly event brings in thousands of dollars to the Perrysburg Heights Community Center. Organizers needed a successful festival in 2013 to keep the center open. This year their financial outlook is better, but there are still big plans for the money. "We are finally going to step back in the neighborhood," says Jason Craig who runs the center and the festival. "We're ...
    Good music, delicious eats, and lots of dancing are three staples at the annual Mexican American Festival in Perrysburg. The yearly event brings in thousands of dollars to the Perrysburg Heights Community Center. Organizers needed a successful festival in 2013 to keep the center open. This year their financial outlook is better, but there are still big plans for the money. "We are finally going to step back in the neighborhood," says Jason Craig who runs the center and the festival. "We're ...
  • Michigan Health Director Stepping Down

    Michigan Health Director Stepping Down

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:27:14 GMT
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says that state health Director Jim Haveman is resigning after having a mild stroke. Snyder said in a statement Thursday that Haveman originally planned to remain as head of the Michigan Department of Community Health into 2015 but moved up his departure because of the Memorial Day stroke. Snyder says Haveman will quit Sept. 12 and says Chief Deputy Director Nick Lyon will become director. The governor credits Haveman with promoting "an ambitious health ...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says that state health Director Jim Haveman is resigning after having a mild stroke. Snyder said in a statement Thursday that Haveman originally planned to remain as head of the Michigan Department of Community Health into 2015 but moved up his departure because of the Memorial Day stroke. Snyder says Haveman will quit Sept. 12 and says Chief Deputy Director Nick Lyon will become director. The governor credits Haveman with promoting "an ambitious health ...
  • Group wants Redskins name barred from Minnesota Field

    Group wants Redskins name barred from Minnesota Field

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:24:35 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf. The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a news conference outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1q9vzoU ) reported. The Minnesota Vikings are leasing the university's stadium for two seasons while their new $1 billion stadium is built on the site of the former Metrodome in downto...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A coalition demanded Thursday that the NFL team from Washington be barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf. The National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a news conference outside TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1q9vzoU ) reported. The Minnesota Vikings are leasing the university's stadium for two seasons while their new $1 billion stadium is built on the site of the former Metrodome in downto...
  • Court sides with State in Blogger Threat Case

    Court sides with State in Blogger Threat Case

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:53:51 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday. In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund's arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records under a "security records" exception to state law. The court disagreed. "(A) public ...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio acted legally in withholding records documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich from a political blogger who requested them, the Ohio Supreme Court decided Wednesday. In an unsigned opinion, the high court rejected the Democratic-leaning blog Plunderbund's arguments that the state Public Safety Department had improperly denied its request for public records under a "security records" exception to state law. The court disagreed. "(A) public ...
  • I-Team learns Texas murder suspect hid with Toledo grandmother

    I-Team learns Texas murder suspect hid with Toledo grandmother

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:54:30 GMT
    A Texas man sits behind bars in Lucas County accused of killing a Texas police officer. And the 13abc I-Team has learned he sought safety from those charges at his grandmother's home. This whole thing started in San Antonio where the murder happened. Police there reportedly made contact with Jerry Idrogo and that's when Toledo police picked him up. As police try to pinpoint exactly how he got there a woman who answered the door at his home says she knows exactly why he picked Toledo
    A Texas man sits behind bars in Lucas County accused of killing a Texas police officer. And the 13abc I-Team has learned he sought safety from those charges at his grandmother's home. This whole thing started in San Antonio where the murder happened. Police there reportedly made contact with Jerry Idrogo and that's when Toledo police picked him up. As police try to pinpoint exactly how he got there a woman who answered the door at his home says she knows exactly why he picked Toledo
  • Local cargo business gets big boost from Port Authority

    Local cargo business gets big boost from Port Authority

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:51:52 GMT
    The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to help bring new business to a cargo sorting facility at the airport. BX Solutions started up at the Port Authority ownedproperty in 2011, after Bax Global closed its operations there. At one point,BX had hundreds of employees but that number is down to dozens.BX Solutions worked with Amazon for two years but when the work with Amazon ended, the workforce was cut to about 50 people. Paul Toth is the Port Autho...
    The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to help bring new business to a cargo sorting facility at the airport. BX Solutions started up at the Port Authority ownedproperty in 2011, after Bax Global closed its operations there. At one point,BX had hundreds of employees but that number is down to dozens.BX Solutions worked with Amazon for two years but when the work with Amazon ended, the workforce was cut to about 50 people. Paul Toth is the Port Autho...
  • Arraignment rescheduled after Toledo firefighter charged with 2nd DUI in 2 years

    Arraignment rescheduled after Toledo firefighter charged with 2nd DUI in 2 years

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:13:32 GMT
    45-year-old Todd Steele is facing several charges, including drunk driving, after he was pulled over by police earlier this week.
    45-year-old Todd Steele is facing several charges, including drunk driving, after he was pulled over by police earlier this week.

  • Ohio State hears from ex-band director's backers

    Ohio State hears from ex-band director's backers

    Supporters of the fired Ohio State University marching band director say they plan to show up in force for a meeting of the university trustees.
    Ohio State trustees have heard from a designated band alumnus and an outraged parent without further comment on the firing of marching band director Jonathan Waters.
  • Temporary fence around pond where body of senior found

    Temporary fence around pond where body of senior found

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:25:43 GMT
    A temporary fence is now in place around a private pond in Perrysburg. That's after an elderly man somehow fell into the water and died. It happened last week, at the senior living center "Saint Clare Commons."Rescue crews recovered the body of John Voland, along with a motorized wheelchair. Voland, who was 94, lived at the facility. The director tells 13abc the temporary fence will stay up until the completion of the internal investigation and the one by police.
    A temporary fence is now in place around a private pond in Perrysburg. That's after an elderly man somehow fell into the water and died. It happened last week, at the senior living center "Saint Clare Commons."Rescue crews recovered the body of John Voland, along with a motorized wheelchair. Voland, who was 94, lived at the facility. The director tells 13abc the temporary fence will stay up until the completion of the internal investigation and the one by police.
  • TMA's Glass Pavilion closed, city workers rupture A.C.

    TMA's Glass Pavilion closed, city workers rupture A.C.

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:08:54 GMT
    Inside of the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion, it can get hot. After all, the hands-on section is called the "Hot Shop."The rest of the museum has to stay cool, to keep the completed pieces from melting or weeping. Right now, a sign on the door shows: "The glass pavilion will be closed today due to a utility issue."The air conditioning is out. City crews digging into Parkwood to repair a sewer line severed the air conditioning lines. These underground pipes act like ducts, funneling air...
    Inside of the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion, it can get hot. After all, the hands-on section is called the "Hot Shop."The rest of the museum has to stay cool, to keep the completed pieces from melting or weeping. Right now, a sign on the door shows: "The glass pavilion will be closed today due to a utility issue."The air conditioning is out. City crews digging into Parkwood to repair a sewer line severed the air conditioning lines. These underground pipes act like ducts, funneling air...
  • Most of final smokestack torn down

    Most of final smokestack torn down

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:55:59 GMT
    Demolition crews say everything went as planned when the imploded part of the third smokestack at the former Acme plant in Toledo. The blast took down 225 feet of the 300 foot stack along the Maumee River on Friday morning.City leaders say they had to take down more than two-thirds of the structure to comply with Federal Aviation Administration standards.
    Demolition crews say everything went as planned when the imploded part of the third smokestack at the former Acme plant in Toledo. The blast took down 225 feet of the 300 foot stack along the Maumee River on Friday morning.City leaders say they had to take down more than two-thirds of the structure to comply with Federal Aviation Administration standards.
  • Labor Day drivers prepare for construction

    Labor Day drivers prepare for construction

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:25:03 GMT
    Construction season is still in full swing, making it a little harder for holiday travelers. Work crews will not be out this weekend, but permanent work zones will still stay in place.
    Construction season is still in full swing, making it a little harder for holiday travelers. Work crews will not be out this weekend, but permanent work zones will still stay in place.
  • Former Monroe Co. 4-H leader facing child pornography charges

    Former Monroe Co. 4-H leader facing child pornography charges

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:28:16 GMT
    50-year-old Robert Stumpmier was already scheduled to go to trial next month for accusations of sex crimes with a 16-year-old boy.
    50-year-old Robert Stumpmier was already scheduled to go to trial next month for accusations of sex crimes with a 16-year-old boy.

  • Authorities investigation 3 bus accidents

    Authorities investigation 3 bus accidents

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:15:39 GMT
    The start of the school year is off to a bumpy start for some kids riding the bus, after 3 bus accidents in less than 24 hours. A bus driver even received a ticket for one accident. Sylvania Township police say a truck driver did not yield at a stop sign for the bus and the two collided. This happened near Cory and Springbrook. None of the junior high students on the bus were hurt. The truck driver was taken to the hospital with neck and back injuries. Yesterday a Washington local school bus ...
    The start of the school year is off to a bumpy start for some kids riding the bus, after 3 bus accidents in less than 24 hours. A bus driver even received a ticket for one accident. Sylvania Township police say a truck driver did not yield at a stop sign for the bus and the two collided. This happened near Cory and Springbrook. None of the junior high students on the bus were hurt. The truck driver was taken to the hospital with neck and back injuries. Yesterday a Washington local school bus ...
  • Local program that feeds children gets big boost from the state

    Local program that feeds children gets big boost from the state

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:46:38 GMT
    Tens of thousands of children live at or below the poverty level in Lucas County. For many of them, that often means going hungry. That's where Feed Lucas County Children comes in. The program feeds just over five thousand children daily. The organization is working to feed even more children but they can't do that without help. Every day is busy in the Feed Lucas County Children kitchen. Even though they serve thousands of meals, Executive Director Tony Siebeneck says they're only reaching...
    Tens of thousands of children live at or below the poverty level in Lucas County. For many of them, that often means going hungry. That's where Feed Lucas County Children comes in. The program feeds just over five thousand children daily. The organization is working to feed even more children but they can't do that without help. Every day is busy in the Feed Lucas County Children kitchen. Even though they serve thousands of meals, Executive Director Tony Siebeneck says they're only reaching...
  • Closures planned for final smoke stack implosion.

    Closures planned for final smoke stack implosion.

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:25:47 GMT
    The City of Toledo will close numerous roads around thelast remaining smoke stack to make sure everyone remains at a safe distance. Beginning Friday, August 29 at 8:00 AM, South Marina between Front and Riverside will be closed. Also at this time, Riverside will be closed between Main and South Marina. Beginning at 9:30 AM, the following will be closed:Carbon - at FrontEast Broadway - at FrontElgin - at FrontEssex - at FrontFront - between I-280 and Essex (major closure)Licking - at FrontMary...
    The City of Toledo will close numerous roads around thelast remaining smoke stack to make sure everyone remains at a safe distance. Beginning Friday, August 29 at 8:00 AM, South Marina between Front and Riverside will be closed. Also at this time, Riverside will be closed between Main and South Marina. Beginning at 9:30 AM, the following will be closed:Carbon - at FrontEast Broadway - at FrontElgin - at FrontEssex - at FrontFront - between I-280 and Essex (major closure)Licking - at FrontMary...
  • Put-In-Bay bar manager indicted for rape

    Put-In-Bay bar manager indicted for rape

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:09:08 GMT
    An Ottawa County grand jury has indicted a Put-In-Bay bar manager on rape charges.Christopher Blessing is accused of raping a co-worker. Blessing faces two rape charges from an incident back in May. The victim told police that after work she was invited out for drinks with Blessing. She told police she didn't remember anything until 2:30am when she says the sexual assault happened. The victim went to a Michigan hospital later that next night and that's when police were notified. Blessing appe...
    An Ottawa County grand jury has indicted a Put-In-Bay bar manager on rape charges.Christopher Blessing is accused of raping a co-worker. Blessing faces two rape charges from an incident back in May. The victim told police that after work she was invited out for drinks with Blessing. She told police she didn't remember anything until 2:30am when she says the sexual assault happened. The victim went to a Michigan hospital later that next night and that's when police were notified. Blessing appe...
  • Wendy's raises more than $10k for Adopt America

    Wendy's raises more than $10k for Adopt America

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:26:57 GMT
    Adopt America Network is a national organization headquartered here in Toledo. Its goal is to place foster children into permanent homes. Over the past month, six Wendy's in our area held a donation drive. It was called "Sandcastle Bricks." For one dollar, they donated a brick, put your name on it, put it on the wall, and all of that money went to AAN. Over the course of July, those 6 Wendy's managed to raise more than $10,000. That will place at least two children into permanent homes."Our w...
    Adopt America Network is a national organization headquartered here in Toledo. Its goal is to place foster children into permanent homes. Over the past month, six Wendy's in our area held a donation drive. It was called "Sandcastle Bricks." For one dollar, they donated a brick, put your name on it, put it on the wall, and all of that money went to AAN. Over the course of July, those 6 Wendy's managed to raise more than $10,000. That will place at least two children into permanent homes."Our w...
  • Former student sues band director and school district

    Former student sues band director and school district

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:15:53 GMT
    Brianna Linkfield used to attend Jefferson HighSchool. She says last yearshe witnessed her band mate being duct taped by her band director Brian Sullivan . Instead of being silent, the honor roll student says she blew the whistle and paid the price.
    Brianna Linkfield used to attend Jefferson HighSchool. She says last yearshe witnessed her band mate being duct taped by her band director Brian Sullivan . Instead of being silent, the honor roll student says she blew the whistle and paid the price.
  • Local schools gearing up for football in new stadiums

    Local schools gearing up for football in new stadiums

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:47:03 GMT
    Southview Cougar fans have a lot to look forward to this football season.The bleachers, field and everything around it are brand new, a first for the school."It's cool, it's big!" said Chase Henderman, a junior at Southview."I'm pumped," Tim He, a Southview student said. "The stadium looks great and I think it's going to be great."The Cougar football team has never had a home field.Instead home games were played at Northview. "It's hard to support your team when we don't even play at our scho...
    Southview Cougar fans have a lot to look forward to this football season.The bleachers, field and everything around it are brand new, a first for the school."It's cool, it's big!" said Chase Henderman, a junior at Southview."I'm pumped," Tim He, a Southview student said. "The stadium looks great and I think it's going to be great."The Cougar football team has never had a home field.Instead home games were played at Northview. "It's hard to support your team when we don't even play at our scho...
  • West Toledo neighbors look for ways to improve quality of life

    West Toledo neighbors look for ways to improve quality of life

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:40:58 GMT
    Norris Finley has been the Sleepy Hollow block watch leader for six years. Besides keeping an eye on properties and suspicious activity, he also works to maintain a high quality of life. "We like to think of it as one of the better neighborhoods in Toledo," Finley tells 13abc. "I am dedicated to try and keep it that way."Other neighborhood and block watch leaders joined city and TPD officials Wednesday night. Most of them enjoy their community and say crime is an issue, but not overwhelming....
    Norris Finley has been the Sleepy Hollow block watch leader for six years. Besides keeping an eye on properties and suspicious activity, he also works to maintain a high quality of life. "We like to think of it as one of the better neighborhoods in Toledo," Finley tells 13abc. "I am dedicated to try and keep it that way."Other neighborhood and block watch leaders joined city and TPD officials Wednesday night. Most of them enjoy their community and say crime is an issue, but not overwhelming....
  • Long-term NOAA study shows wetland loss

    Long-term NOAA study shows wetland loss

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:09:30 GMT
    "We lost 90% wetlands in this area, so yes we've recovered some, but we've got a lot of work to do,"
    "We lost 90% wetlands in this area, so yes we've recovered some, but we've got a lot of work to do,"
  • Free lunch for Toledo elementary students

    Free lunch for Toledo elementary students

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:44:33 GMT
    All elementary students at Toledo Public Schools started getting a free breakfast last year and this year they can all take advantage of a free lunch too. The free breakfast and lunch programs are paid for through a federal subsidy. Toledo gets that subsidy because the majority of the children in the district qualify for the free and reduced lunch program.Jennifer Spoores is the Glenwood principal, "It can be the difference between anA and anF grade for a student. A student who eats a healthy...
    All elementary students at Toledo Public Schools started getting a free breakfast last year and this year they can all take advantage of a free lunch too. The free breakfast and lunch programs are paid for through a federal subsidy. Toledo gets that subsidy because the majority of the children in the district qualify for the free and reduced lunch program.Jennifer Spoores is the Glenwood principal, "It can be the difference between anA and anF grade for a student. A student who eats a healthy...
  • Heavy police security planned for Perrysburg Hip Hop Festival

    Heavy police security planned for Perrysburg Hip Hop Festival

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:42:32 GMT
    The rapper Coolio will perform at the Perrysburg Community Center in Perrysburg Heights, but promoted headline acts Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Naughty By Nature will not.
    The rapper Coolio will perform at the Perrysburg Community Center in Perrysburg Heights, but promoted headline acts Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Naughty By Nature will not.

  • Police ID serial robber

    Police ID serial robber

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:32:37 GMT
    Police say thanks to the help of the public they've identified a serial robber, but they still have to catch him. Toledo police say the suspect in this video is Jonathan Reed. Reed is accused of robbing several businesses since August 20th. This morning the fugitive task force went to a house on Glenn street looking for him. This lady who did not want to show her face says police were everywhere. "It looked like they had two under covers two cop cars and the dogs out," said a neighbor. Police...
    Police say thanks to the help of the public they've identified a serial robber, but they still have to catch him. Toledo police say the suspect in this video is Jonathan Reed. Reed is accused of robbing several businesses since August 20th. This morning the fugitive task force went to a house on Glenn street looking for him. This lady who did not want to show her face says police were everywhere. "It looked like they had two under covers two cop cars and the dogs out," said a neighbor. Police...
  • Smokestack at old Acme plant to be shortened

    Smokestack at old Acme plant to be shortened

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:28:44 GMT
    The city of Toledo is getting ready to implode the last standing smokestack at the former Toledo Edison Plant. Crews will implode the stack August 29 at 10 a.m. The event is expected to wrap up an hour later. The implosion will leave the bottom 100 feet of the stack standing.
    The city of Toledo is getting ready to implode the last standing smokestack at the former Toledo Edison Plant. Crews will implode the stack August 29 at 10 a.m. The event is expected to wrap up an hour later. The implosion will leave the bottom 100 feet of the stack standing.
  • 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 ...
  • Youth group rallies to get guns off Toledo streets

    Youth group rallies to get guns off Toledo streets

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-08-27 02:57:52 GMT
    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. ...
    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. ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Heat, humidity, & storms this week

    Heat, humidity, & storms this week

    Sunday, August 24 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-08-24 22:12:51 GMT
    The steamy weather will set the stage for thunderstorms late on Tuesday.
    The steamy weather will set the stage for thunderstorms late on Tuesday.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2014 is still dry, but the numbers are catching up

    2014 is still dry, but the numbers are catching up

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:21:13 GMT
    Rainfall is slightly above normal for August so far.
    Rainfall is slightly above normal for August so far.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • “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 ...
  • FBI: Dealers moved $1 million dollars in heroin

    FBI: Dealers moved $1 million dollars in heroin

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:07:56 GMT
    Dozens are charged in a federal heroin indictment filed today. Twenty six people are named in the 55 count indictment. Around six this morning one hundred law enforcement officers hit the streets to make arrests. Police opened this investigation four years ago. All the suspects were picked up except four. Authorities say this group moved about one million dollars in drugs. This is exclusive video taken by a 13abc viewer as FBI agents rounded up suspected drug dealers . 26 people are accused o...
    Dozens are charged in a federal heroin indictment filed today. Twenty six people are named in the 55 count indictment. Around six this morning one hundred law enforcement officers hit the streets to make arrests. Police opened this investigation four years ago. All the suspects were picked up except four. Authorities say this group moved about one million dollars in drugs. This is exclusive video taken by a 13abc viewer as FBI agents rounded up suspected drug dealers . 26 people are accused o...
  • Ford taken off November ballot

    Ford taken off November ballot

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:31:54 GMT
    The Lucas County Board of Elections has voted to pull Jack Ford from the November ballot. The long time Democrat was running as an Independent for the State Senate seat now held by Democrat Edna Brown. After about two hours of discussion on Thursday the Board of Elections voted unanimously to uphold the protest filed by Steve Steel, the head of the Lucas County Democratic Party. The Board voted 4 to nothing to uphold the protest. We spoke with Ford right after the vote, "I am disappointed,I...
    The Lucas County Board of Elections has voted to pull Jack Ford from the November ballot. The long time Democrat was running as an Independent for the State Senate seat now held by Democrat Edna Brown. After about two hours of discussion on Thursday the Board of Elections voted unanimously to uphold the protest filed by Steve Steel, the head of the Lucas County Democratic Party. The Board voted 4 to nothing to uphold the protest. We spoke with Ford right after the vote, "I am disappointed,I...
  • Elderly man found dead in pond

    Elderly man found dead in pond

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:19:03 GMT
    The Perrysburg Police have confirmed that a body was pulled from the pond on the property of St. Clare Commons. They tell us the incident is under investigation.Police will not say whether the victim was a resident of the facility.
    The Perrysburg Police have confirmed that a body was pulled from the pond on the property of St. Clare Commons. They tell us the incident is under investigation.Police will not say whether the victim was a resident of the facility.
  • Police investigation early morning shooting at Toledo club

    Police investigation early morning shooting at Toledo club

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:15 AM EDT2014-08-21 08:15:03 GMT
    Toledo police are investigating a shooting outside a downtown Toledo gentleman's club.  It happened around 1:00 AM at Chez Joey on Monroe Street.  Witnesses say at least one person was shot after a fight.
    Toledo police are investigating a shooting outside a downtown Toledo gentleman's club.  It happened around 1:00 AM at Chez Joey on Monroe Street.  Witnesses say at least one person was shot after a fight.
  • Perrysburg business owners criticize roundabout plans

    Perrysburg business owners criticize roundabout plans

    Plans for a roundabout in downtown Perrysburg were met with criticism, and a lot of it, from small business owners. It all happened during Perrysburg's economic development meeting Wednesday night.
  • Perrysburg Costco plans moving forward

    Perrysburg Costco plans moving forward

    Plans to bring a new Costco store to Perrysburg are moving forward. The warehouse club recently bought 28 acres of land at the corner of Dixie Highway and Eckel Junction Road.
  • Monitoring the root cause of the algal bloom

    Monitoring the root cause of the algal bloom

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:47:55 GMT
    The 13abc I-Team taking you to the experts tracking what's going into the Maumee River that's causing that Lake Erie algal bloom. Too much of the toxic algae triggered the "do not drink" order at the start of the August. The Maumee River is one of the lake's greatest water sheds, running more than 130 miles from Indiana through Ohio to the lake. Changes to it could make all the difference. One local university is at the forefront of tracking what's going into the river.
    The 13abc I-Team taking you to the experts tracking what's going into the Maumee River that's causing that Lake Erie algal bloom. Too much of the toxic algae triggered the "do not drink" order at the start of the August. The Maumee River is one of the lake's greatest water sheds, running more than 130 miles from Indiana through Ohio to the lake. Changes to it could make all the difference. One local university is at the forefront of tracking what's going into the river.
  • St. Joseph teachers train for an active shooter

    St. Joseph teachers train for an active shooter

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:17:54 GMT
    Last week teachers at St. Joseph school were the latest to receive training on how to respond if a gunman comes into the school. The program is called ALICE which stands for alert lockdown inform counter and evacuate has been taught to teachers across the nation. These teachers were taught that they don't have to sit in the classroom and wait for the shooter to find them. They can take action or defend themselves. St. Joseph teachers started their alice training with a traditional lockdown. T...
    Last week teachers at St. Joseph school were the latest to receive training on how to respond if a gunman comes into the school. The program is called ALICE which stands for alert lockdown inform counter and evacuate has been taught to teachers across the nation. These teachers were taught that they don't have to sit in the classroom and wait for the shooter to find them. They can take action or defend themselves. St. Joseph teachers started their alice training with a traditional lockdown. T...
  • Laptops stolen from Clay Avenue Middle School

    Laptops stolen from Clay Avenue Middle School

    An area charter school is searching for a thief who took off with more than two dozen laptops. It happened at Imagine Clay Avenue Middle School on Horace Street. 13abc’s Christina Williams explains how the theft is sparking immediate security changes.
  • Perrysburg unveils water plan in wake of crisis

    Perrysburg unveils water plan in wake of crisis

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:04:43 GMT
    Perrysburg Schools is stock piling water just in case another water ban goes into effect while students are in school.Today they received 100 cases of water. Aura Norris is Perrysburg's Executive Director of Human Resources and Operations. She tells 13ABC,"We want to have school continue we want the kids to feel comfortable coming to school...we have bottled water and paper products so that we can prepare food that doesn't involve water." Aura Norris is Perrysburg's Executive Director of Huma...
    Perrysburg Schools is stock piling water just in case another water ban goes into effect while students are in school.Today they received 100 cases of water. Aura Norris is Perrysburg's Executive Director of Human Resources and Operations. She tells 13ABC,"We want to have school continue we want the kids to feel comfortable coming to school...we have bottled water and paper products so that we can prepare food that doesn't involve water." Aura Norris is Perrysburg's Executive Director of Huma...
  • Local volleyball tourney raises $1M to fight breast cancer

    Local volleyball tourney raises $1M to fight breast cancer

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:56:13 GMT
    Dozens of teams from around the region will gather along the banks of the Maumee River this weekend for the annual Pollyball Tournament. The event is in memory of Polly Hylant-Tracy who lost her battle against breast cancer in 1990. In the last 23 years they've raised nearly a million dollars for breast cancer awareness and detection programs. Margery Vasher was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36. More than a decade later she is once again battling the disease..in fact she ...
    Dozens of teams from around the region will gather along the banks of the Maumee River this weekend for the annual Pollyball Tournament. The event is in memory of Polly Hylant-Tracy who lost her battle against breast cancer in 1990. In the last 23 years they've raised nearly a million dollars for breast cancer awareness and detection programs. Margery Vasher was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36. More than a decade later she is once again battling the disease..in fact she ...
  • Lake Twp. foregoes salt purchases after price quadruples

    Lake Twp. foregoes salt purchases after price quadruples

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:53:29 GMT
    Lake Township trustees have decided not to go through a state program to buy salt for the coming winter. They say the price is just too high. We're told last year salt was $32 per ton. This year the quote is $133 per ton. Trustees tell 13abc a letter from ODOT cites reasons like the extreme weather and available trucking for the hike. The township has about 450 tons of leftover salt. For now, they plan to wait and see whether the price comes down.
    Lake Township trustees have decided not to go through a state program to buy salt for the coming winter. They say the price is just too high. We're told last year salt was $32 per ton. This year the quote is $133 per ton. Trustees tell 13abc a letter from ODOT cites reasons like the extreme weather and available trucking for the hike. The township has about 450 tons of leftover salt. For now, they plan to wait and see whether the price comes down.
  • Perrysburg School District Water Plan

    Perrysburg School District Water Plan

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:08:05 GMT
    Letter from Perrysburg School District to parents: Dear Parents, Guardians, Faculty and Staff Members,On Sunday, August 2, 2014, many residents in the Perrysburg School District and throughout Greater Toledo were not able to drink or use tap water in their homes or businesses. All six of the Perrysburg School District buildings were impacted as well. The purpose of this letter is to share with parents and residents our response if this event were to occur again during the school year. Like ...
    Letter from Perrysburg School District to parents: Dear Parents, Guardians, Faculty and Staff Members,On Sunday, August 2, 2014, many residents in the Perrysburg School District and throughout Greater Toledo were not able to drink or use tap water in their homes or businesses. All six of the Perrysburg School District buildings were impacted as well. The purpose of this letter is to share with parents and residents our response if this event were to occur again during the school year. Like ...
  • TARTA hopes all on board new bus station plan

    TARTA hopes all on board new bus station plan

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:03:01 GMT
    Last year, TARTA proposed a downtown bus station in place of its downtown bus loop.
    Last year, TARTA proposed a downtown bus station in place of its downtown bus loop.
  • Danbury Township under boil advisory

    Danbury Township under boil advisory

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:03:35 GMT
    A boil advisory has been issued for about 300 residents in Danbury Township due to a water line break according to the Ottawa County Sanitary Engineering Department.
    A boil advisory has been issued for about 300 residents in Danbury Township due to a water line break according to the Ottawa County Sanitary Engineering Department.
  • Kasich quiet on Dem. challenger's troubles

    Kasich quiet on Dem. challenger's troubles

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:11:32 GMT
    Ohio's governor is staying mum on his Democratic challenger's recent campaign problems.
    Ohio's governor is staying mum on his Democratic challenger's recent campaign problems.
  • Students pack bottled water in school supplies this year

    Students pack bottled water in school supplies this year

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:51:56 GMT
    Local students and schools take measures for the possibility of another water crisis
    Local students and schools take measures for the possibility of another water crisis
  • Government fine-tunes site for vehicle recall checks

    Government fine-tunes site for vehicle recall checks

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:46:21 GMT
    The federal government launched a new website to help consumers keep up-to-date on vehicle recalls.
    The federal government launched a new website to help consumers keep up-to-date on vehicle recalls.
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