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  • Mott Library moving across Dorr St.

    Mott Library moving across Dorr St.

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:39:33 GMT
    Built in 1972 and last renovated in '97, Mott Library is due for some updates."We need more room for technology," says Charlie Oswanski, the Facilities Operations Superintendent for the Toledo Lucas County Public Library System. "In that community, there's a wait almost always for a computer."That's just one of the reasons the location is moving, but just a few feet away. System officials plan to build a new 15,000-square foot building right across Dorr Street next to the current MLK Element...
    Built in 1972 and last renovated in '97, Mott Library is due for some updates."We need more room for technology," says Charlie Oswanski, the Facilities Operations Superintendent for the Toledo Lucas County Public Library System. "In that community, there's a wait almost always for a computer."That's just one of the reasons the location is moving, but just a few feet away. System officials plan to build a new 15,000-square foot building right across Dorr Street next to the current MLK Element...
  • Family of murdered Toledo teen prepares for funeral

    Family of murdered Toledo teen prepares for funeral

    He was shot and killed while walking home. As the Toledo teenager's family prepares to bury him, Tyler McIntoush’s says she hopes an arrest is made soon.

    He was shot and killed while walking home. As the Toledo teenager's family prepares to bury him, Tyler McIntoush’s says she hopes an arrest is made soon.

  • Perrysburg talks Louisiana renovation

    Perrysburg talks Louisiana renovation

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:15:43 GMT
    City leaders in Perrysburg are looking at a beautification and renovation project in the downtown area.The $2.3 million proposal includes installing brick at intersections between the railroad tracks and Front street. There are also plans for landscaping down Louisiana and a round-a-bout with the Commodore Perry statue as the centerpiece, complete with fountains."I hope Commodore Perry has a place of honor. If it makes it more beautiful and popular, I'm all for it," Mary Stockwell, a frequent...
    City leaders in Perrysburg are looking at a beautification and renovation project in the downtown area.The $2.3 million proposal includes installing brick at intersections between the railroad tracks and Front street. There are also plans for landscaping down Louisiana and a round-a-bout with the Commodore Perry statue as the centerpiece, complete with fountains."I hope Commodore Perry has a place of honor. If it makes it more beautiful and popular, I'm all for it," Mary Stockwell, a frequent...
  • Riverdale teacher resigns

    Riverdale teacher resigns

    After months on suspension, Barb Williams has officially resigned from the Riverdale School District. Her departure comes after she was caught on surveillance camera pushing a 6-year-old student. 13abc's Amy Montgomery talked with the school board about what's next for the district.

    After months on suspension, Barb Williams has officially resigned from the Riverdale School District. Her departure comes after she was caught on surveillance camera pushing a 6-year-old student. 13abc's Amy Montgomery talked with the school board about what's next for the district.

  • Local animal shelters overwhelmed by kittens

    Local animal shelters overwhelmed by kittens

    It’s busy season for just about every animal shelter in the region. In fact, many of them are so full they are adding crates to house even more animals. The biggest issue for shelters at the moment? Too many kittens.

    It’s busy season for just about every animal shelter in the region. In fact, many of them are so full they are adding crates to house even more animals. The biggest issue for shelters at the moment? Too many kittens.

  • Blight Authority to focus on community-based clean-up

    Blight Authority to focus on community-based clean-up

    Toledo has another tool in fighting blight. It's similar to the mayor's “Tidy Town” effort, but 13abc's Bill Hormann says the “Blight Authority” is more community-based.

    Toledo has another tool in fighting blight. It's similar to the mayor's “Tidy Town” effort, but 13abc's Bill Hormann says the “Blight Authority” is more community-based.

  • Suspect wanted in attempted kidnapping from Days Inn

    Suspect wanted in attempted kidnapping from Days Inn

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:04:34 GMT
    Toledo police are looking into a bizarre case.  A woman tells police someone tried to take her 2-month-old son from her hotel room.
    Toledo police are looking into a bizarre case.  A woman tells police someone tried to take her 2-month-old son from her hotel room.
  • Construction begins on Toledo's first off-leash dog park

    Construction begins on Toledo's first off-leash dog park

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:12:24 GMT
    After years of talk, Toledo's first dog park is moving forward. An official groundbreaking for the Glass City Dog Park is set for August. There are more than 62,000 registered pups in Lucas County but there is no place for dogs to run freely. In a matter of weeks, that's changing. "This is about quality of life and improving Toledo," says Steve Serchuk, a board member with Toledo Unleashed. Serchuk works with the non-profit Toledo Unleashed. They've worked to build a dog park for five yea...
    After years of talk, Toledo's first dog park is moving forward. An official groundbreaking for the Glass City Dog Park is set for August. There are more than 62,000 registered pups in Lucas County but there is no place for dogs to run freely. In a matter of weeks, that's changing. "This is about quality of life and improving Toledo," says Steve Serchuk, a board member with Toledo Unleashed. Serchuk works with the non-profit Toledo Unleashed. They've worked to build a dog park for five yea...
  • Obama admin promoting job training grants in Toledo

    Obama admin promoting job training grants in Toledo

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:10:53 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Two members of President Barack Obama's administration are visiting northwestern Ohio to promote job training programs. U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne (AR'-nee) Duncan and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will be in Toledo on Tuesday to tour a public school that focuses on technology and job training. The Toledo Technology Academy won a $3.8 million federal grant for helping employers work with the school system and the students. The two officials also will tou...
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Two members of President Barack Obama's administration are visiting northwestern Ohio to promote job training programs. U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne (AR'-nee) Duncan and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will be in Toledo on Tuesday to tour a public school that focuses on technology and job training. The Toledo Technology Academy won a $3.8 million federal grant for helping employers work with the school system and the students. The two officials also will tou...
  • Michiganders asked to "respect the rattlesnakes"

    Michiganders asked to "respect the rattlesnakes"

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:40 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:40:31 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents have been asked to respect rattlesnakes in light of a recent incident at an Ann Arbor botanical garden.A report filed by the University of Michigan Police Department says a young girl was bitten by an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake earlier this summer. The child was not wearing shoes, so police don't know if she stepped on the snake before it bit her leg. She was treated at a local hospital.Experts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources te...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents have been asked to respect rattlesnakes in light of a recent incident at an Ann Arbor botanical garden.A report filed by the University of Michigan Police Department says a young girl was bitten by an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake earlier this summer. The child was not wearing shoes, so police don't know if she stepped on the snake before it bit her leg. She was treated at a local hospital.Experts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources te...
  • Firefighters battle vacant house fire

    Firefighters battle vacant house fire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:41 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:41:22 GMT
    Firefighters battled an early-morning house fire near the intersection of Dryden and Vermass.The fire broke out at about 4:00 this morning.Fortunately, no one was hurt.Firefighters are still investigating what caused those flames.
    Firefighters battled an early-morning house fire near the intersection of Dryden and Vermass.The fire broke out at about 4:00 this morning.Fortunately, no one was hurt.Firefighters are still investigating what caused those flames.
  • West Nile virus found in Ottawa Hills

    West Nile virus found in Ottawa Hills

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:22:07 GMT
    West Nile is in Northwest Ohio. Biologists are confirming that 30 mosquitos tested positive for the virus. The test site where the infected mosquitos were found is in the Ottawa Hills area by Central Avenue. 30 mosquitos gathered around the second week of July were found to be carrying the virus. Health officials warn just one bite from an infected mosquito can give you the virus. In most people, West Nile feels like the flu, with aches, pains and fatigue. In some, the virus can be very ...
    West Nile is in Northwest Ohio. Biologists are confirming that 30 mosquitos tested positive for the virus. The test site where the infected mosquitos were found is in the Ottawa Hills area by Central Avenue. 30 mosquitos gathered around the second week of July were found to be carrying the virus. Health officials warn just one bite from an infected mosquito can give you the virus. In most people, West Nile feels like the flu, with aches, pains and fatigue. In some, the virus can be very ...
  • Bryan police chief stepping down; new chief named

    Bryan police chief stepping down; new chief named

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:25:04 GMT
    Could new leadership bring a break in a cold case murder that the 13abc I-Team profiled recently? The community of Bryan may soon find out. There will be a new police chief in Bryan starting Mid-September. And that chief will have one major case hanging over his department as it has been over the last 5 years. Bryan police chief Jeff Arnold submitted his resignation Friday and the city council voted to accept it in a special meeting Monday. He will leave his post September 14th.
    Could new leadership bring a break in a cold case murder that the 13abc I-Team profiled recently? The community of Bryan may soon find out. There will be a new police chief in Bryan starting Mid-September. And that chief will have one major case hanging over his department as it has been over the last 5 years. Bryan police chief Jeff Arnold submitted his resignation Friday and the city council voted to accept it in a special meeting Monday. He will leave his post September 14th.
  • Toppled rail cars remain along tracks after Springfield Twp. train derailment

    Toppled rail cars remain along tracks after Springfield Twp. train derailment

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:06:26 GMT
    25 days after a train derailed at the Crissey Road Crossing, 11 overturned rail cars and piles of other parts remain between the tracks and Old Airport Highway. 
    25 days after a train derailed at the Crissey Road Crossing, 11 overturned rail cars and piles of other parts remain between the tracks and Old Airport Highway. 

  • Amazing reunion between local woman and her horse

    Amazing reunion between local woman and her horse

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:50:37 GMT
    An update to a story we first brought you last week. Charges are expected to be filed Tuesday against the owner of four horses in Sandusky County. Sandusky County investigators are calling it the worst case of horse abuse they've seen. The horses were discovered by a passing motorist at a home in Woodville Township July 19th. The motorist called animal cruelty investigators, who seized the horses that night.One of the horses was in such bad shape it had to be euthanized. A second horse named...
    An update to a story we first brought you last week. Charges are expected to be filed Tuesday against the owner of four horses in Sandusky County. Sandusky County investigators are calling it the worst case of horse abuse they've seen. The horses were discovered by a passing motorist at a home in Woodville Township July 19th. The motorist called animal cruelty investigators, who seized the horses that night.One of the horses was in such bad shape it had to be euthanized. A second horse named...
  • Toledo breaks ground on city’s first dog park

    Toledo breaks ground on city’s first dog park

    After years of talk, Toledo's first dog park is moving forward. A groundbreaking for the Glass City Dog Park is set for August. 13abc's Christina Williams breaks down the plan for the new facility.
  • Harmful algae blooms at Lake Erie beach

    Harmful algae blooms at Lake Erie beach

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:27:41 GMT
    The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is warning residents of the Harmful Algal Blooms present at the Lake Erie Beach in Maumee Bay area. Cyanobacteria are blue-green algae found in Ohio’s lakes, ponds, and slow-moving streams. The type of bacteria currently in Ohio’s lakes have caused Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) which produce toxins that could affect the health of people who come into contact with water where HABs are present.Under the right water conditions, which usually occur in the wa...
    The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is warning residents of the Harmful Algal Blooms present at the Lake Erie Beach in Maumee Bay area. Cyanobacteria are blue-green algae found in Ohio’s lakes, ponds, and slow-moving streams. The type of bacteria currently in Ohio’s lakes have caused Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) which produce toxins that could affect the health of people who come into contact with water where HABs are present.Under the right water conditions, which usually occur in the wa...
  • Lucas County to unify economic development efforts

    Lucas County to unify economic development efforts

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:57:38 GMT
    Lucas County will change the way it attracts jobs to the area by unifying economic development efforts into one county department.
    Lucas County will change the way it attracts jobs to the area by unifying economic development efforts into one county department.
  • Pedestrian killed in early morning crash

    Pedestrian killed in early morning crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:23:17 GMT
    Nazia H. Awadawas struck and killed this morning near the Franklin Avenue and Delaware Avenue intersection in Toledo. Police say, around 5:00 this morning, Awada stepped out onto Franklin Avenue and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Awada was transported to St. Vincent's ER where she was pronounced dead. Investigators say it doesn't appear that alcohol or speed were factors. The investigation is still on-going.
    Nazia H. Awadawas struck and killed this morning near the Franklin Avenue and Delaware Avenue intersection in Toledo. Police say, around 5:00 this morning, Awada stepped out onto Franklin Avenue and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Awada was transported to St. Vincent's ER where she was pronounced dead. Investigators say it doesn't appear that alcohol or speed were factors. The investigation is still on-going.
  • Christian music fest rocks West Toledo

    Christian music fest rocks West Toledo

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:20:10 GMT
    Christian music filled the air in West Toledo Sunday at the annual Exclaim music festival at the Monsignor Schmit CYO Athletic Complex.
    Christian music filled the air in West Toledo Sunday at the annual Exclaim music festival at the Monsignor Schmit CYO Athletic Complex.
  • City has new weapons in the war on sinkholes

    City has new weapons in the war on sinkholes

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:08:13 GMT
    Toledo has some new weapons in the war against sinkholes and that new technology could save a lot of time and money.
    Toledo has some new weapons in the war against sinkholes and that new technology could save a lot of time and money.
  • Art on the Mall puts spotlight on UT

    Art on the Mall puts spotlight on UT

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:37:55 GMT
     The threat of severe weather didn't keep visitors away from Art on the Mall at the University of Toledo on Sunday.
     The threat of severe weather didn't keep visitors away from Art on the Mall at the University of Toledo on Sunday.
  • North Toledo Toys R Us closes down

    North Toledo Toys R Us closes down

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:32:00 GMT
     Sunday was the last day to shop at the Toys R Us store on Alexis Road in North Toledo.
     Sunday was the last day to shop at the Toys R Us store on Alexis Road in North Toledo.
  • Neighbors shocked by "preventable" drowning

    Neighbors shocked by "preventable" drowning

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:19:43 GMT
     Neighbors in Erie Township were shocked to hear about the drowning death of 34-year-old Jason Mitchell of Perrysburg. He drowned Saturday evening after falling off a jet ski in a private lake on Sterns Road.
     Neighbors in Erie Township were shocked to hear about the drowning death of 34-year-old Jason Mitchell of Perrysburg. He drowned Saturday evening after falling off a jet ski in a private lake on Sterns Road.
  • Group restoring plane that flew Lake Erie islands

    Group restoring plane that flew Lake Erie islands

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:54:28 GMT
    The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation has worked for a decade to restore a 1929 plane that flew for Island Airlines to the Lake Erie Islands in 1946-1952. The aircraft held 12 people and transported islanders and visitors daily.
    The Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation has worked for a decade to restore a 1929 plane that flew for Island Airlines to the Lake Erie Islands in 1946-1952. The aircraft held 12 people and transported islanders and visitors daily.
  • Missing teens found safe

    Missing teens found safe

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:40:17 GMT
     A missing Wood County teenager has been located and is safe according to the Wood County Sheriff's Office.
     A missing Wood County teenager has been located and is safe according to the Wood County Sheriff's Office.
  • Motorcycle crash ties up traffic in Bowling Green

    Motorcycle crash ties up traffic in Bowling Green

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:11:40 GMT
     A Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash tied up traffic on Main Street in Bowling Green.
     A Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash tied up traffic on Main Street in Bowling Green.
  • Small plane crashes in Hancock Co., 2 dead

    Small plane crashes in Hancock Co., 2 dead

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:48:48 GMT
     Two people were killed in an early morning small plane crash near Findlay on Sunday.
     Two people were killed in an early morning small plane crash near Findlay on Sunday.
  • Weather postpones vigil for murdered teen

    Weather postpones vigil for murdered teen

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:33:54 GMT
    The threat of severe weather postponed a planned candlelight vigil and bell ceremony for Tyler McIntoush that was scheduled for Sunday at 8 p.m. at the teen's school, The Maritime Academy of Toledo.
    The threat of severe weather postponed a planned candlelight vigil and bell ceremony for Tyler McIntoush that was scheduled for Sunday at 8 p.m. at the teen's school, The Maritime Academy of Toledo.
  • Drowning victim's body recovered in Monroe County

    Drowning victim's body recovered in Monroe County

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:42:55 GMT
     The body of a 34-year-old man who drowned after falling off the back of a Jet Ski while riding in a private lake on Sterns Road in Erie Township was recovered Sunday afternoon.
     The body of a 34-year-old man who drowned after falling off the back of a Jet Ski while riding in a private lake on Sterns Road in Erie Township was recovered Sunday afternoon.
  • Group retoring Lake Erie island plane

    Group retoring Lake Erie island plane

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:32:02 GMT
    A northern Ohio group restoring a Ford Tri-Motor plane to flying condition hopes it will help future generations appreciate the aircraft's role in developing the Lake Erie Islands region and commercial aviation. ..
    A northern Ohio group restoring a Ford Tri-Motor plane to flying condition hopes it will help future generations appreciate the aircraft's role in developing the Lake Erie Islands region and commercial aviation. ..
  • Skyhawk ride cable snaps, 2 hurt at Cedar Point

    Skyhawk ride cable snaps, 2 hurt at Cedar Point

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-27 16:39:42 GMT
    SANDUSKY, Ohio - Two people were injured Saturday night by a ride at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky.A cable on the Skyhawk swing ride's carriages disconnected at around 10 p.m., according to a Cedar Point spokesperson.The cable then came in contact with two guests. One victim was treated and released at the scene. The other was transported to a local hospital for evaluation, the spokesperson adds.Ride crews had immediately shut down the Skyhawk ride and notified the park's emergen...
    SANDUSKY, Ohio - Two people were injured Saturday night by a ride at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky.A cable on the Skyhawk swing ride's carriages disconnected at around 10 p.m., according to a Cedar Point spokesperson.The cable then came in contact with two guests. One victim was treated and released at the scene. The other was transported to a local hospital for evaluation, the spokesperson adds.Ride crews had immediately shut down the Skyhawk ride and notified the park's emergen...
  • Sunday Weather Update - 11:30 a.m.

    Sunday Weather Update - 11:30 a.m.

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:33:17 GMT
    Another weekend day, another threat of severe weather.
    Another weekend day, another threat of severe weather.
  • Man shot, officer assaulted in two separate attacks

    Man shot, officer assaulted in two separate attacks

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:28:02 GMT
    Two separate assaults have Toledo police launching two investigations at Norwich Apartments.Around 3 a.m. Sunday, the Toledo Crime Log reports an officer was assaulted at the complex on Norwich, near Reynolds and Airport Hwy.Details of that assault are not yet available.Around that same time, police report someone at the apartment complex was shot in the back.According to 13abc's media partner, The Blade, another person drove that shooting victim to UTMC.Still no word on the condition of the ...
    Two separate assaults have Toledo police launching two investigations at Norwich Apartments.Around 3 a.m. Sunday, the Toledo Crime Log reports an officer was assaulted at the complex on Norwich, near Reynolds and Airport Hwy.Details of that assault are not yet available.Around that same time, police report someone at the apartment complex was shot in the back.According to 13abc's media partner, The Blade, another person drove that shooting victim to UTMC.Still no word on the condition of the ...
  • Robber punches employee at Findlay Village Mall

    Robber punches employee at Findlay Village Mall

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:07:40 GMT
    Findlay police are looking for a robber who punched a man at the Findlay Village Mall. It happened around 11:20 p.m. Saturday at the mall on Tiffin Avenue. Police say an employee was locking up for the night, when someone punched him and demanded money. That victim says he then chased the robber in the parking lot and told him he knew who he was.The alleged assailant ran north, near Plaza Street. He's described as a young man, wearing a black bandanna over his face. The victim had minor injur...
    Findlay police are looking for a robber who punched a man at the Findlay Village Mall. It happened around 11:20 p.m. Saturday at the mall on Tiffin Avenue. Police say an employee was locking up for the night, when someone punched him and demanded money. That victim says he then chased the robber in the parking lot and told him he knew who he was.The alleged assailant ran north, near Plaza Street. He's described as a young man, wearing a black bandanna over his face. The victim had minor injur...
  • Amie's, Charlie's take top honors at Pizza Palooza

    Amie's, Charlie's take top honors at Pizza Palooza

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-07-27 14:55:37 GMT
    Pizza lovers are in heaven this weekend at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania as nine pizza vendors vie for top taste honors at Pizza Palooza.
    Pizza lovers are in heaven this weekend at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania as nine pizza vendors vie for top taste honors at Pizza Palooza.
  • Deadly Monroe County crash

    Deadly Monroe County crash

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-27 14:38:10 GMT
     A 26-year-old man was killed and two others were injured when a car slammed into a parked semi-trailer in a driveway in Monroe County.
     A 26-year-old man was killed and two others were injured when a car slammed into a parked semi-trailer in a driveway in Monroe County.
  • Local dancers get master class from pros

    Local dancers get master class from pros

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:25:36 GMT
    Some local dancers got the lesson of a lifetime on Saturday. Dance professionals Victor Smalley and Angel Armas, are known for their work on Dance Moms and So You Think You Can Dance held a Master Class workshop in Temperance. Dancers had the opportunity to learn new techniques.
    Some local dancers got the lesson of a lifetime on Saturday. Dance professionals Victor Smalley and Angel Armas, are known for their work on Dance Moms and So You Think You Can Dance held a Master Class workshop in Temperance. Dancers had the opportunity to learn new techniques.
  • Peace Run makes stop in Toledo

    Peace Run makes stop in Toledo

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:21:32 GMT
    An international run that aims to bring people together for peace made its way through Toledo on Saturday.The Sri-Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global relay that makes stops all over North America. The race is named for its founder, who started the race back in 1987.This year's race began in New York City in April and has made stops all over the U.S. Toledo is the only Ohio stop this year. The race covers about 100 miles a day with each member of the team running about 10 miles a day. U...
    An international run that aims to bring people together for peace made its way through Toledo on Saturday.The Sri-Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global relay that makes stops all over North America. The race is named for its founder, who started the race back in 1987.This year's race began in New York City in April and has made stops all over the U.S. Toledo is the only Ohio stop this year. The race covers about 100 miles a day with each member of the team running about 10 miles a day. U...
  • Man drowns after Jet Ski accident in Erie Township

    Man drowns after Jet Ski accident in Erie Township

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:13:01 GMT
    A dive team is searching for the body of a man believed to have drowned after a Jet Ski accident in a private pond in the 1900 block of Sterns Road in Erie, Michigan.
    A dive team is searching for the body of a man believed to have drowned after a Jet Ski accident in a private pond in the 1900 block of Sterns Road in Erie, Michigan.
  • Art On The Mall to feature over 100 artists

    Art On The Mall to feature over 100 artists

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:21:48 GMT
    Art on the Mall returns to the University of Toledo campus on Sunday.More than 100 artists will display unique artwork, plus there will be plenty of food, a beer garden and musical entertainment.The even runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Centennial Mall.
    Art on the Mall returns to the University of Toledo campus on Sunday.More than 100 artists will display unique artwork, plus there will be plenty of food, a beer garden and musical entertainment.The even runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Centennial Mall.
  • Mom honors son lost to skin cancer with proud to be pale

    Mom honors son lost to skin cancer with proud to be pale

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:01:11 GMT
    A Sylvania mother is granting her son's dying wish by spreading awareness about skin cancer and raising money fight melanoma. Kim Hartzell's son died at the age of 25 from melanoma three years ago.
    A Sylvania mother is granting her son's dying wish by spreading awareness about skin cancer and raising money fight melanoma. Kim Hartzell's son died at the age of 25 from melanoma three years ago.
  • MI primary could cause a stir in House

    MI primary could cause a stir in House

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:01:01 GMT
    Primary voters will begin determining what could be one of the bigger shake-ups in Michigan's congressional delegation in years.
    Primary voters will begin determining what could be one of the bigger shake-ups in Michigan's congressional delegation in years.
  • Glass City Con celebrates anime, Japanese pop culture

    Glass City Con celebrates anime, Japanese pop culture

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:56:17 GMT
    Glass City Con at the Seagate Convention Center this weekend celebrated Japanese pop culture with video gaming, anime screening and artwork. Organizers encouraged visitors to show up in costume. The convention runs until 2 a.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
    Glass City Con at the Seagate Convention Center this weekend celebrated Japanese pop culture with video gaming, anime screening and artwork. Organizers encouraged visitors to show up in costume. The convention runs until 2 a.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Bikers ride for kids' sake

    Bikers ride for kids' sake

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:34:43 GMT
    Motorcyclists hit the road for the 6th annual Ride For Kids' Sake to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio.
    Motorcyclists hit the road for the 6th annual Ride For Kids' Sake to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio.
  • 6 house fires in one night leave firefighters exhausted.

    6 house fires in one night leave firefighters exhausted.

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:22:34 GMT
    Toledo Fire crews were busy Friday and Saturday. Six houses caught on fire in one night.
    Toledo Fire crews were busy Friday and Saturday. Six houses caught on fire in one night.
  • Neighbors call for end to blight

    Neighbors call for end to blight

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:15:21 GMT
    North Toledo neighbors marched calling for an end to blight on Saturday. The One Village council and their supporters want their streets cleaned up and too their message block by block, marching past several boarded-up properties.
    North Toledo neighbors marched calling for an end to blight on Saturday. The One Village council and their supporters want their streets cleaned up and too their message block by block, marching past several boarded-up properties.
  • Algae toxin spurs Ohio warning at Maumee Bay beach

    Algae toxin spurs Ohio warning at Maumee Bay beach

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:54:43 GMT
    The state is warning swimmers at a Maumee Bay State Park about potential hazards from toxic algae again appearing in Lake Erie's western basin.
    The state is warning swimmers at a Maumee Bay State Park about potential hazards from toxic algae again appearing in Lake Erie's western basin.
  • Ohio's economy is slowly growing

    Ohio's economy is slowly growing

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:22:56 GMT
    Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs. J
    Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs. J
  • Amber Alert canceled for missing Ohio girl

    Amber Alert canceled for missing Ohio girl

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:58:13 GMT
    An Amber Alert issued for an Ohio child who police say was taken by her father has been canceled.  Officials say Kelcie Hawkins has been found safe. Police are still looking for the girls father.
    An Amber Alert issued for an Ohio child who police say was taken by her father has been canceled.  Officials say Kelcie Hawkins has been found safe. Police are still looking for the girls father.
  • Saturday Forecast Update - 10:30 a.m.

    Saturday Forecast Update - 10:30 a.m.

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:41:52 GMT
    We’re still on track for a few storms late this afternoon and into the evening.
    We’re still on track for a few storms late this afternoon and into the evening.
  • Loved ones looking for answers in Toledo murder case

    Loved ones looking for answers in Toledo murder case

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:09:20 GMT
    Eddie Byrd started cutting Tyler McIntoush's hair when he was only 8-years-old. The Toledo barber was devastated to hear the carefree 16-year-old was shot and killed Thursday morning."They stole her son, my customer, and a friend," says Byrd. "We cant see him grow up can't see him graduate. It's just, emotions are messed up right now."According to police, the shooting happened near Collingwood and Boston Place just after 3 a.m. Today, a small memorial now sits near that spot. McIntosh's frien...
    Eddie Byrd started cutting Tyler McIntoush's hair when he was only 8-years-old. The Toledo barber was devastated to hear the carefree 16-year-old was shot and killed Thursday morning."They stole her son, my customer, and a friend," says Byrd. "We cant see him grow up can't see him graduate. It's just, emotions are messed up right now."According to police, the shooting happened near Collingwood and Boston Place just after 3 a.m. Today, a small memorial now sits near that spot. McIntosh's frien...
  • Riverdale teacher accused of child endangering resigns from district

    Riverdale teacher accused of child endangering resigns from district

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:04:52 GMT
    The Riverdale School teacher caught on camera being physical with a student has resigned. Superintendent Eric Hoffman tells 13abc he received Barb Williams’ resignation letter Friday. Hoffman will not release the letter at this time. He tells 13abc he will give the letter to the school board Monday at its meeting where the board is expected to formally act on the resignation. Hoffman would only say the letter says she will resign immediately.
    The Riverdale School teacher caught on camera being physical with a student has resigned. Superintendent Eric Hoffman tells 13abc he received Barb Williams’ resignation letter Friday. Hoffman will not release the letter at this time. He tells 13abc he will give the letter to the school board Monday at its meeting where the board is expected to formally act on the resignation. Hoffman would only say the letter says she will resign immediately.
  • Springfield Twp. tries donating old dump to Habitat for Humanity

    Springfield Twp. tries donating old dump to Habitat for Humanity

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:04:49 GMT
    The 13abc I-Team investigated the property and uncovered it was the focus of a lawsuit and there are still Ohio EPA restrictions. 
    The 13abc I-Team investigated the property and uncovered it was the focus of a lawsuit and there are still Ohio EPA restrictions. 

  • Blade Briefing: Toledo house on “Dead Files”

    Blade Briefing: Toledo house on “Dead Files”

    You've seen the shows that investigate paranormal activity in homes and buildings. Now one of them is featuring a house right here in Toledo. Kirk Baird of The Toledo Blade joins us with a preview.
  • Chrysler recalls some Toledo built Cherokees

    Chrysler recalls some Toledo built Cherokees

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:13:10 GMT
    Chrysler is recalling some Toledo built Jeep Cherokees. It affects the newest models, the 2015 Jeep Cherokees. The issues are shocks and struts. Here are the models on the recall list: 2015 Jeep Cherokee, 2014 Ram 1500 and the 2015 Chrysler 200. All these vehicles were assembled in a 16 day period ending June 6th. According to a Chrysler statement the shocks and struts were not up to company standards and the issues was identified by a supplier.
    Chrysler is recalling some Toledo built Jeep Cherokees. It affects the newest models, the 2015 Jeep Cherokees. The issues are shocks and struts. Here are the models on the recall list: 2015 Jeep Cherokee, 2014 Ram 1500 and the 2015 Chrysler 200. All these vehicles were assembled in a 16 day period ending June 6th. According to a Chrysler statement the shocks and struts were not up to company standards and the issues was identified by a supplier.
  • 3 killed in Fulton County crash

    3 killed in Fulton County crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:45:39 GMT
    Three people are dead after a crash between a semi and a car in Fulton County Thursday evening. It happened around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of County Road l and State Route 109. Troopers say the semi was headed northbound on State Route 109, when the car ran through a stop sign. Witnesses tell 13abc the semi actually drove over the top of the car. The three people inside were all killed. The semi driver was not injured.
    Three people are dead after a crash between a semi and a car in Fulton County Thursday evening. It happened around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of County Road l and State Route 109. Troopers say the semi was headed northbound on State Route 109, when the car ran through a stop sign. Witnesses tell 13abc the semi actually drove over the top of the car. The three people inside were all killed. The semi driver was not injured.
  • 5-foot gator found in creek along Roachton Rd.

    5-foot gator found in creek along Roachton Rd.

    A mother and daughter bike ride for ice cream turned into a close encounter of the "alligator kind." The pair spotted a 5-foot gator in a creek along Roachton Road. But that's not the really weird part of the story.
  • Muddy the Mudhen up for Best Minor League Mascot

    Muddy the Mudhen up for Best Minor League Mascot

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:51:36 GMT
    It's your chance to show your Toledo Mud Hens pride! You can help make Muddy the Mudhen the top mascot in the minor league. He's facing off against 13 other mascots. You can pick your favorite in the league round until August 4, then in the championship round until August 11. Click here to vote, and you can keep voting as many times as you like.
    It's your chance to show your Toledo Mud Hens pride! You can help make Muddy the Mudhen the top mascot in the minor league. He's facing off against 13 other mascots. You can pick your favorite in the league round until August 4, then in the championship round until August 11. Click here to vote, and you can keep voting as many times as you like.
  • I-Team: FBI joins murder investigation in Bryan

    I-Team: FBI joins murder investigation in Bryan

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:40:49 GMT
    The 13abc I-Team uncovering new information in a cold case murder that rocked a small northwest Ohio community. We’ve learned the FBI is part of the investigation into the death of 91-year-old Grace Kennedy. She was found murdered inside her home in Bryan in 2009. Today her killer is still on the loose and her family wants answers. 
    The 13abc I-Team uncovering new information in a cold case murder that rocked a small northwest Ohio community. We’ve learned the FBI is part of the investigation into the death of 91-year-old Grace Kennedy. She was found murdered inside her home in Bryan in 2009. Today her killer is still on the loose and her family wants answers. 
  • Lawmakers talk immigration, yet again

    Lawmakers talk immigration, yet again

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:01:05 GMT
    Nearly 60,000 South American children are still stuck at our nation’s southern border, and now, they’re stuck in the middle of a political battle. Members of Congress are trying to come up with a plan to deal with the influx of unaccompanied children who have traveled thousands of miles - turning themselves in to U.S. authorities to escape from desperate situations in countries like El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. But still –there’s no compromise in sight. “For those that are not leg...
    Nearly 60,000 South American children are still stuck at our nation’s southern border, and now, they’re stuck in the middle of a political battle. Members of Congress are trying to come up with a plan to deal with the influx of unaccompanied children who have traveled thousands of miles - turning themselves in to U.S. authorities to escape from desperate situations in countries like El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. But still –there’s no compromise in sight. “For those that are not leg...
  • T-Town Initiative tackles blight in East Toledo

    T-Town Initiative tackles blight in East Toledo

    The City of Toledo is taking steps to tackle blight. They’re calling it the T-Town Initiative. 13abc’s Tony Geftos was there Thursday as the program got underway in East Toledo.

    The City of Toledo is taking steps to tackle blight. They’re calling it the T-Town Initiative. 13abc’s Tony Geftos was there Thursday as the program got underway in East Toledo.

  • Apt. fire victims say they haven’t received community donations

    Apt. fire victims say they haven’t received community donations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:54:31 GMT
    It has been nearly two months since a fire destroyed Hidden Trails apartment complex in Monroe. 50 families lost their homes and all of their belongings. Now former tenants say they haven't received some of the donations made by the community to help them rebuild their lives. 13abc's McKenzie Kuehnlein has the story. Buffalo Wild Wings on Telegraph in Monroe, Michigan is donating 20% of purchases on Wednesday, July 30 to help the victims. Click here to print the certificate.
    It has been nearly two months since a fire destroyed Hidden Trails apartment complex in Monroe. 50 families lost their homes and all of their belongings. Now former tenants say they haven't received some of the donations made by the community to help them rebuild their lives. 13abc's McKenzie Kuehnlein has the story. Buffalo Wild Wings on Telegraph in Monroe, Michigan is donating 20% of purchases on Wednesday, July 30 to help the victims. Click here to print the certificate.
  • Parents of 16-year-old shot and killed overnight speak out

    Parents of 16-year-old shot and killed overnight speak out

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:49:30 GMT
    Searching for a suspect after police say someone gunned down a 16-year-old boy in cold blood. The teen's parents are pleading for help tracking down whoever killed their son.The shooting happened a little after three this morning near Collingwood and Nottingham. Police are reviewing cell phone records and other evidence in this case. They don't have a motive for the killing. "They found my son my heart my baby boy my pride they found my son dead on the streets of toledo" A father is distraug...
    Searching for a suspect after police say someone gunned down a 16-year-old boy in cold blood. The teen's parents are pleading for help tracking down whoever killed their son.The shooting happened a little after three this morning near Collingwood and Nottingham. Police are reviewing cell phone records and other evidence in this case. They don't have a motive for the killing. "They found my son my heart my baby boy my pride they found my son dead on the streets of toledo" A father is distraug...
  • Toledo Troopers star Linda Jefferson talks with 13abc

    Toledo Troopers star Linda Jefferson talks with 13abc

    They are considered to be the greatest female football team to ever live, and they're from Toledo! A film is in the works to document the "Toledo Troopers," and this weekend they will be inducted into the Women's Football Foundation's Hall of Fame. 13abc's Kristian Brown sat down with the superstar of the team, Linda Jefferson.
    They are considered to be the greatest female football team to ever live, and they're from Toledo! A film is in the works to document the "Toledo Troopers," and this weekend they will be inducted into the Women's Football Foundation's Hall of Fame. 13abc's Kristian Brown sat down with the superstar of the team, Linda Jefferson.
  • Cedar Point among nominees for best U.S. theme park

    Cedar Point among nominees for best U.S. theme park

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:43:06 GMT
    Sandusky's Cedar Point is in the running to be named best theme park in the country. The park is competing with 19 other sites for the top spot as part of a readers' choice contest put on by USA Today and 10Best.The online voting ends at noon August 11.In a 10Best contest this spring, readers named the Toledo Zoo the best zoo in the country.
    Sandusky's Cedar Point is in the running to be named best theme park in the country. The park is competing with 19 other sites for the top spot as part of a readers' choice contest put on by USA Today and 10Best.The online voting ends at noon August 11.In a 10Best contest this spring, readers named the Toledo Zoo the best zoo in the country.
  • Large fire damages three vacant homes

    Large fire damages three vacant homes

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:42:00 GMT
    Toledo firefighters are investigating the cause of a large fire Thursday morning that damaged three vacant homes.  The flames broke out around 2:00 a.m. in the 1000 block of Harding Drive near South Hawley.  Witnesses say flames broke out at one home and then quickly spread to houses on both sides.  No injuries were reported.
    Toledo firefighters are investigating the cause of a large fire Thursday morning that damaged three vacant homes.  The flames broke out around 2:00 a.m. in the 1000 block of Harding Drive near South Hawley.  Witnesses say flames broke out at one home and then quickly spread to houses on both sides.  No injuries were reported.
  • City hosting East Toledo clean-up on Thursday

    City hosting East Toledo clean-up on Thursday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:36:47 GMT
    An old, abandoned, overgrown factory field near Milroy Street is changing for the better day by day. Neighbors got city permission to start cleaning up the field after a Toledo worker mowed the lawn last Friday. Since then they've been cutting weeds, hauling trash and peeling metal off an old work trailer. They would like to see it completely cleared out."The neighbors were out, and talked to the city and they said we'll tell you what: we'll come back, we'll clean some more up," says East T...
    An old, abandoned, overgrown factory field near Milroy Street is changing for the better day by day. Neighbors got city permission to start cleaning up the field after a Toledo worker mowed the lawn last Friday. Since then they've been cutting weeds, hauling trash and peeling metal off an old work trailer. They would like to see it completely cleared out."The neighbors were out, and talked to the city and they said we'll tell you what: we'll come back, we'll clean some more up," says East T...
  • Nov. levy for Springfield schools a "back up plan"

    Nov. levy for Springfield schools a "back up plan"

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:56:46 GMT
    Springfield Local Schools are moving forward to put a levy on the November ballot, but school leaders say it's only as a back up.Voters will see a 7.9 mill levy on the August 5th ballot. If it's shot down, board members want to put it on the November ballot and in order to do that, they have to file the paperwork before the August results are known. Wednesday, board members unanimously approved putting a levy, with the same millage, on in November.Sherri Koback, the board president says the l...
    Springfield Local Schools are moving forward to put a levy on the November ballot, but school leaders say it's only as a back up.Voters will see a 7.9 mill levy on the August 5th ballot. If it's shot down, board members want to put it on the November ballot and in order to do that, they have to file the paperwork before the August results are known. Wednesday, board members unanimously approved putting a levy, with the same millage, on in November.Sherri Koback, the board president says the l...
  • Best Buy hiring for several positions

    Best Buy hiring for several positions

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:35:09 GMT
    Three area Best Buy locations are currently looking to fill several different positions. The stores that are hiring are the location at Monroe and Secor in Toledo, the store on Spring Meadows Drive in Holland and the store on Fremont Pike in Perrysburg. Between all three stores, the company is looking to hire about 30 people or more. It is hiring full time, part time and seasonal employees. To apply, visit bestbuy-jobs.com.
    Three area Best Buy locations are currently looking to fill several different positions. The stores that are hiring are the location at Monroe and Secor in Toledo, the store on Spring Meadows Drive in Holland and the store on Fremont Pike in Perrysburg. Between all three stores, the company is looking to hire about 30 people or more. It is hiring full time, part time and seasonal employees. To apply, visit bestbuy-jobs.com.
  • Autopsy results for BGSU grad found in landfill could take weeks

    Autopsy results for BGSU grad found in landfill could take weeks

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:13:56 GMT
    It could be weeks until we know how a BGSU graduate died in Cleveland. Friends say they last saw 22-year-old Cory Barron at a concert at Progressive Field over the weekend. Police found his body in a landfill Tuesday. Investigators say Barron may have crawled or fallen into a trash chute in the stadium. The Lorain County coroner's office is performing an autopsy, but officials say the results will take about three weeks. Family and friends will remember Barron Thursday night with a candl...
    It could be weeks until we know how a BGSU graduate died in Cleveland. Friends say they last saw 22-year-old Cory Barron at a concert at Progressive Field over the weekend. Police found his body in a landfill Tuesday. Investigators say Barron may have crawled or fallen into a trash chute in the stadium. The Lorain County coroner's office is performing an autopsy, but officials say the results will take about three weeks. Family and friends will remember Barron Thursday night with a candl...
  • Chinese lantern may have sparked N. Baltimore plastics plant blaze

    Chinese lantern may have sparked N. Baltimore plastics plant blaze

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:06:08 GMT
    Large stacks of plastic pallets in the yard of HPJ Industries on West Boundary Street started burning last Thursday around 11 p.m. sending massive flames more than 100 feet into the air for hours. 
    Large stacks of plastic pallets in the yard of HPJ Industries on West Boundary Street started burning last Thursday around 11 p.m. sending massive flames more than 100 feet into the air for hours. 

  • Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

    Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

    With barely enough to cover lifesaving needs, and with even fewer donors each day, the American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is asking for your help to prevent a crisis.
  • Teen followed and robbed by 2 suspects speaks out

    Teen followed and robbed by 2 suspects speaks out

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:18:17 GMT
    These are the two suspects accused of robbing two teenage boys Saturday. We spoke with one of the victims. We can't show you his face, but the 15 year old says he and his buddy had just left the University of Toledo recreation center and were on the University trail. "We're riding along and just saw some people that we were just a little leery of. We wanted to avoid them so we got off to a Toledo side street up the trail here," said the victim. The teens cut through this neighborhood on their...
    These are the two suspects accused of robbing two teenage boys Saturday. We spoke with one of the victims. We can't show you his face, but the 15 year old says he and his buddy had just left the University of Toledo recreation center and were on the University trail. "We're riding along and just saw some people that we were just a little leery of. We wanted to avoid them so we got off to a Toledo side street up the trail here," said the victim. The teens cut through this neighborhood on their...
  • Residents split on Springfield Schools August levy

    Residents split on Springfield Schools August levy

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:11:30 GMT
    Springfield Local Schools says they need funding and are asking homeowners for support. In two weeks, voters head to the polls for a special election, but residents are split on another new tax. Springfield has a 7.9 mil levy on the august 5th ballot. It will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $280 a year and generate $5.5 million each year for the district. But not everyone is on board. 13abc’s Christina Williams talked with some residents who say the district should make do with wha...
    Springfield Local Schools says they need funding and are asking homeowners for support. In two weeks, voters head to the polls for a special election, but residents are split on another new tax. Springfield has a 7.9 mil levy on the august 5th ballot. It will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $280 a year and generate $5.5 million each year for the district. But not everyone is on board. 13abc’s Christina Williams talked with some residents who say the district should make do with wha...
  • TPD looking for suspects who robbed 2 teenage boys

    TPD looking for suspects who robbed 2 teenage boys

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:10:04 GMT
    Toledo police are looking for the suspects who robbed two teens.
    Toledo police are looking for the suspects who robbed two teens.
  • Jamie Farr pool opens as attendance dips

    Jamie Farr pool opens as attendance dips

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:08:11 GMT
    A small ceremony ushered in the opening of Jamie Farr Pool on North Summit St, Wednesday even as numbers indicate attendance at the pools is sinking again this year.
    A small ceremony ushered in the opening of Jamie Farr Pool on North Summit St, Wednesday even as numbers indicate attendance at the pools is sinking again this year.
  • Morning soaker comes with light show

    Morning soaker comes with light show

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:40:11 GMT
    Many of us were awakened by thunderstorms early Wednesday morning.
    Many of us were awakened by thunderstorms early Wednesday morning.
  • Governor helps kick off 161st Ohio State Fair

    Governor helps kick off 161st Ohio State Fair

    It's time for the Ohio State Fair.
    The annual Ohio State Fair has kicked off in Columbus.
  • Wood County athletes bring home 25 medals from State Games

    Wood County athletes bring home 25 medals from State Games

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:04:19 GMT
    Twenty-four Wood Co. athletes from Wood Lane went to Columbus to compete at the Ohio Special Olympics Summer Games. They brought home 25 medals.
    Twenty-four Wood Co. athletes from Wood Lane went to Columbus to compete at the Ohio Special Olympics Summer Games. They brought home 25 medals.
  • Motorcycle ride Saturday for Pioneer accident victim

    Motorcycle ride Saturday for Pioneer accident victim

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:48:46 GMT
    Kaleb McLaughlin graduated from North Central High School in 2012.The following year, Kaleb lost his life when the car he was in veered off the road."In a small town, we're all family," said Ed Kidston, the mayor of Pioneer. "When a tragedy happens to one individual in town, it affects the whole town."The accident happened near Pioneer, on Williams County Road P.Kaleb was the passenger, his fiance was behind the wheel. She survived, and for the past year, those who knew Kaleb have been coping...
    Kaleb McLaughlin graduated from North Central High School in 2012.The following year, Kaleb lost his life when the car he was in veered off the road."In a small town, we're all family," said Ed Kidston, the mayor of Pioneer. "When a tragedy happens to one individual in town, it affects the whole town."The accident happened near Pioneer, on Williams County Road P.Kaleb was the passenger, his fiance was behind the wheel. She survived, and for the past year, those who knew Kaleb have been coping...
  • Arrest made in overnight shooting

    Arrest made in overnight shooting

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:40:00 GMT
    A man accused in a late-night shooting in Toledo is now behind bars.  Investigators say 41-year-old Christopher Bourn and another man tried to rob Jeffery Burks at Dorr and Bell around 11:30 PM Tuesday.
    A man accused in a late-night shooting in Toledo is now behind bars.  Investigators say 41-year-old Christopher Bourn and another man tried to rob Jeffery Burks at Dorr and Bell around 11:30 PM Tuesday.
  • Skies still safe following MH17 disaster, lawmakers say

    Skies still safe following MH17 disaster, lawmakers say

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:00:25 GMT
    On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration canceled flights to Tel Aviv, Israel after a rocket landed too close to the airport. This latest news comes off the heels of downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Now lawmakers are saying passenger safety is the number one priority in the skies. “There are enough things to be fearful of in this world without starting to think if 'I get on this plane is it going to be shot down.' It isn’t so, so unusual,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said. Brown sa...
    On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration canceled flights to Tel Aviv, Israel after a rocket landed too close to the airport. This latest news comes off the heels of downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Now lawmakers are saying passenger safety is the number one priority in the skies. “There are enough things to be fearful of in this world without starting to think if 'I get on this plane is it going to be shot down.' It isn’t so, so unusual,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said. Brown sa...
  • Fremont community mourns loss of missing man

    Fremont community mourns loss of missing man

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:20:36 GMT
    Those who knew Cory Barron in Fremont called him sweet, kind and a good man from a good family. Most in the tight-knit community were stunned to hear about his death."Deep down you pray that good will come out of it," says Timberly Kidwell, who coached Cory's sister. "You hate to hear that something like this is the outcome. I can't reiterate how great of a family this is, my heart is broken for them."Friends and family first reported the 22-year-old missing after they couldn't find him follo...
    Those who knew Cory Barron in Fremont called him sweet, kind and a good man from a good family. Most in the tight-knit community were stunned to hear about his death."Deep down you pray that good will come out of it," says Timberly Kidwell, who coached Cory's sister. "You hate to hear that something like this is the outcome. I can't reiterate how great of a family this is, my heart is broken for them."Friends and family first reported the 22-year-old missing after they couldn't find him follo...
  • Body of missing BGSU grad found in landfill

    Body of missing BGSU grad found in landfill

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:07:26 GMT
    A young man's body was found in a landfill in Lorain County Tuesday. Sheriff's investigators say the body is that of 22-year-old Cory Barron of Fremont. The BGSU graduate was last seen Friday at a concert at Progressive Field. Investigators say he left one group of friends to meet another and then vanished. An autopsy is set for Wednesday to determine how he died.
    A young man's body was found in a landfill in Lorain County Tuesday. Sheriff's investigators say the body is that of 22-year-old Cory Barron of Fremont. The BGSU graduate was last seen Friday at a concert at Progressive Field. Investigators say he left one group of friends to meet another and then vanished. An autopsy is set for Wednesday to determine how he died.
  • New BOE, new direction says Husted

    New BOE, new direction says Husted

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:05:09 GMT
    Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted (R), made an unusual appearance in Toledo, Tuesday, to give a pep talk to the new Lucas County Board of Elections.
    Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted (R), made an unusual appearance in Toledo, Tuesday, to give a pep talk to the new Lucas County Board of Elections.
  • Vandals slash six flags on Main St. in Flag City, USA

    Vandals slash six flags on Main St. in Flag City, USA

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:02:53 GMT
    “I don’t know how anybody could do this to the American flag!” says Karl Kuhlman, a Findlay business owner. “It’s disrespectful.”
    “I don’t know how anybody could do this to the American flag!” says Karl Kuhlman, a Findlay business owner. “It’s disrespectful.”

  • Tenant accused of murdering landlord

    Tenant accused of murdering landlord

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:30:09 GMT
    A man is behind bars tonight, accused of murdering his landlord. Lenawee County sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Thorn Anderson Tuesday afternoon for the murder of Larry Smith.
    A man is behind bars tonight, accused of murdering his landlord. Lenawee County sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Thorn Anderson Tuesday afternoon for the murder of Larry Smith.
  • What exactly is ozone?

    What exactly is ozone?

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:04:32 GMT
      Ozone is natural and even necessary but can irritate the lungs
      Ozone is natural and even necessary but can irritate the lungs
  • Local girl appears on national television

    Local girl appears on national television

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:48:34 GMT
    Progeria is known as the aging disease. It is a rare, fatal, genetic condition that only affects about 100 children around the world. Several of them live in our region and one of them,Carly Kudzia, is about to be featured on national television. Carly is an amazing little girl who may change the way you look at life. She and her family recently traveled to New York City for the taping of the Katie Couric show. They're hoping the show will bring more attention to progeria and help unlock th...
    Progeria is known as the aging disease. It is a rare, fatal, genetic condition that only affects about 100 children around the world. Several of them live in our region and one of them,Carly Kudzia, is about to be featured on national television. Carly is an amazing little girl who may change the way you look at life. She and her family recently traveled to New York City for the taping of the Katie Couric show. They're hoping the show will bring more attention to progeria and help unlock th...
  • Horrific case of alleged horse abuse in NW Ohio

    Horrific case of alleged horse abuse in NW Ohio

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:44:54 GMT
    Investigators are calling it a horrifying case of alleged animal abuse. A passerby alerted authorities to some extremely thin horses at a farm in Woodville Township in Sandusky County. We do want to warn you some of the pictures in this story are graphic. Sandusky County Animal Cruelty Investigator Kelly Askins is calling this the worst case of horse abuse she's ever seen. Over the weekend workers and volunteers seized four horses but only three of them survived, "We've dealt with thin hors...
    Investigators are calling it a horrifying case of alleged animal abuse. A passerby alerted authorities to some extremely thin horses at a farm in Woodville Township in Sandusky County. We do want to warn you some of the pictures in this story are graphic. Sandusky County Animal Cruelty Investigator Kelly Askins is calling this the worst case of horse abuse she's ever seen. Over the weekend workers and volunteers seized four horses but only three of them survived, "We've dealt with thin hors...
  • Lucas County starts early Head Start this Fall

    Lucas County starts early Head Start this Fall

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:01:20 GMT
    Toledo Day Nursery will serve as an Early Head Start site this Fall. Early Head Start will offer full day, full year programs for children zero to 3...a first for Lucas CountyKristi Hannan is the Early Head Start Director. She tells 13ABC, "Its really another opportunity to provide more services to pregnant women, infants, and toddlers...this gives us more chances to reach families there are a large number of infant and toddlers living in poverty who would benefit from the comprehensive servi...
    Toledo Day Nursery will serve as an Early Head Start site this Fall. Early Head Start will offer full day, full year programs for children zero to 3...a first for Lucas CountyKristi Hannan is the Early Head Start Director. She tells 13ABC, "Its really another opportunity to provide more services to pregnant women, infants, and toddlers...this gives us more chances to reach families there are a large number of infant and toddlers living in poverty who would benefit from the comprehensive servi...
  • McComb boil advisory lifted

    McComb boil advisory lifted

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:20:49 GMT
    The village of McComb's boil advisory is no longer in effect.
    The village of McComb's boil advisory is no longer in effect.
  • Salvation Army offers free school supplies for students

    Salvation Army offers free school supplies for students

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:50:48 GMT
    Every year, The Salvation Army coordinates a school supply donation drive with the aim of supplying over 1,200 students in Northwest Ohio with a back pack and the supplies to start the school year off on the right foot.If you would like supplies for your student, you must attend an application session and bring the following: identification, proof of residence, proof of income and proof of the children you would like supplies for. Tools for School assistance applications will accepted at the ...
    Every year, The Salvation Army coordinates a school supply donation drive with the aim of supplying over 1,200 students in Northwest Ohio with a back pack and the supplies to start the school year off on the right foot.If you would like supplies for your student, you must attend an application session and bring the following: identification, proof of residence, proof of income and proof of the children you would like supplies for. Tools for School assistance applications will accepted at the ...
  • Suspect in Temperance standoff surrenders

    Suspect in Temperance standoff surrenders

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:22:08 GMT
    Monroe county sheriff's deputies are involved in a standoff with a man in Temperance, Michigan. It's happening off of Stoneybrook Lane near Jackman and Dean.
    Monroe county sheriff's deputies are involved in a standoff with a man in Temperance, Michigan. It's happening off of Stoneybrook Lane near Jackman and Dean.
  • American Red Cross issues urgent call for blood and platelet donors

    American Red Cross issues urgent call for blood and platelet donors

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:11:35 GMT
    The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.According the agency donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected.
    The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.According the agency donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected.
  • Dry but not drought

    Dry but not drought

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:12:50 GMT
    Dry and cool don't usually go hand in hand but that's how our summer is playing out.
    Dry and cool don't usually go hand in hand but that's how our summer is playing out.
  • Southwyck's future depends on next 120 days

    Southwyck's future depends on next 120 days

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:29:08 GMT
    Weed cutting crews are sprucing up the vacant property where Southwyck Mall once stood, making the site look good to potential buyers.
    Weed cutting crews are sprucing up the vacant property where Southwyck Mall once stood, making the site look good to potential buyers.
  • Donations needed to get Mustangs to Michigan

    Donations needed to get Mustangs to Michigan

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:16:16 GMT
    The Mustang is known as the symbol of the American west, and a Lenawee County woman has rescued five of the horses from Washington State. Debra Garza of Tecumseh says the Mustangs have all had training to get them used to people and they are ready to head east next month, but a couple of them had medical issues and very large vet bills. Garza is hoping the community will help cover the cost of getting them a ride to Michigan. “Our wild horses are nearing extinction,” Garza says. “I’m not s...
    The Mustang is known as the symbol of the American west, and a Lenawee County woman has rescued five of the horses from Washington State. Debra Garza of Tecumseh says the Mustangs have all had training to get them used to people and they are ready to head east next month, but a couple of them had medical issues and very large vet bills. Garza is hoping the community will help cover the cost of getting them a ride to Michigan. “Our wild horses are nearing extinction,” Garza says. “I’m not s...
  • Lenawee Co. Sheriff IDs victim in Irish Hills homicide

    Lenawee Co. Sheriff IDs victim in Irish Hills homicide

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:59:39 GMT
    Sheriff Jack Welsh says this was not a random act. Detectives believe 66-year-old Larry Smith knew his killer.

    Sheriff Jack Welsh says this was not a random act. Detectives believe 66-year-old Larry Smith knew his killer.

  • Help for Families of Heroin Addicts

    Help for Families of Heroin Addicts

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:55:49 GMT
    There is help for family members of Heroin Addicts. Whether it's loosing a loved one to a heroin overdose or living with an active addict who can't get clean.There are informational kits that you can get by going to www.awake.org. The boxes contain a number of different resources you can connect with to get you or your family member help. There are box kits that also contain in home drug and alcohol tests. If the test comes out positive, it gives you instructions on where to go to get a more ...
    There is help for family members of Heroin Addicts. Whether it's loosing a loved one to a heroin overdose or living with an active addict who can't get clean.There are informational kits that you can get by going to www.awake.org. The boxes contain a number of different resources you can connect with to get you or your family member help. There are box kits that also contain in home drug and alcohol tests. If the test comes out positive, it gives you instructions on where to go to get a more ...
  • Firefighters battle massive barn fire in Northwood

    Firefighters battle massive barn fire in Northwood

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:30:41 GMT
    Multiple agencies battled a massive barn fire that broke out shortly after 9:30 PM Sunday night. on Andrus near East Broadway in Northwood.
    Multiple agencies battled a massive barn fire that broke out shortly after 9:30 PM Sunday night. on Andrus near East Broadway in Northwood.
  • Neighbors hopeful deal means Reynolds Corridor redevelopment

    Neighbors hopeful deal means Reynolds Corridor redevelopment

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:52:41 GMT
    Neighbors in South Toledo are talking about the real estate deal that could mean a new life for the former Southwyck Mall property. Those who remember the glory days of the Reynolds Road Corridor are hopeful that change is coming to the now-blighted area.
    Neighbors in South Toledo are talking about the real estate deal that could mean a new life for the former Southwyck Mall property. Those who remember the glory days of the Reynolds Road Corridor are hopeful that change is coming to the now-blighted area.
  • 17-year-old Lydia Ko wins Marathon Classic

    17-year-old Lydia Ko wins Marathon Classic

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:43:59 GMT
    More than $200-thousand is waiting for the winner of the 2014 Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning & O-I.
    Seventeen-year-old Lydia Ko broke free from a late tie with So Yeon Ryu, hitting a wedge to 4 feet for birdie on the 72nd hole on Sunday to win the Marathon Classic.
  • Scavenger hunt entertains kids at Marathon Classic

    Scavenger hunt entertains kids at Marathon Classic

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:29:05 GMT
    Kids got a change to compete in a competition of their own at the Marathon Classic on Sunday.
    Kids got a change to compete in a competition of their own at the Marathon Classic on Sunday.
  • City of Toledo plans to buy Southwyck mall property

    City of Toledo plans to buy Southwyck mall property

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:19:06 GMT
    After years without a plan, the City of Toledo plans on buying Southwyck. The city has a 120-day purchase agreement to buy the former mall property for 3 million dollars.
    After years without a plan, the City of Toledo plans on buying Southwyck. The city has a 120-day purchase agreement to buy the former mall property for 3 million dollars.
  • Cline family accepts burial plot donation

    Cline family accepts burial plot donation

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:42:59 GMT
    The family of a little girl killed in a fire on Friday has decided to accept a donation of a burial plot from  strangers who just wanted to help.
    The family of a little girl killed in a fire on Friday has decided to accept a donation of a burial plot from  strangers who just wanted to help.
  • Dry July continues, but drought not expected

    Dry July continues, but drought not expected

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:24:05 GMT
    We are nearly 3 weeks deep into July and so far only 0.29" of rain has fallen at the Toledo airport for the entire month.
    We are nearly 3 weeks deep into July and so far only 0.29" of rain has fallen at the Toledo airport for the entire month.
  • Deadly crash leaves man dead, children injured in Hancock County

    Deadly crash leaves man dead, children injured in Hancock County

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:13:49 GMT
    A man is dead and two children and a woman are injured after a crash Saturday night in Hancock County.
    A man is dead and two children and a woman are injured after a crash Saturday night in Hancock County.
  • Firefighters rescue 4 people from burning Toledo apartment

    Firefighters rescue 4 people from burning Toledo apartment

    Sunday, July 20 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-20 19:20:33 GMT
    Toledo Firefighters rescued four people from a burning apartment complex early this morning. A Lieutenant with the Toledo Fire Department says the call came at 6:50 a.m.The fire started on the third floor of the Arlington South apartments. Firefighters rescued four people from the burning building and brought them to safety. At this time, the fire is out and an investigator is on the scene. Six people, making up two families, are without a home and receiving assistance from the Red Cross.
    Toledo Firefighters rescued four people from a burning apartment complex early this morning. A Lieutenant with the Toledo Fire Department says the call came at 6:50 a.m.The fire started on the third floor of the Arlington South apartments. Firefighters rescued four people from the burning building and brought them to safety. At this time, the fire is out and an investigator is on the scene. Six people, making up two families, are without a home and receiving assistance from the Red Cross.
  • Police: alcohol a factor in crash that seriously injured 3

    Police: alcohol a factor in crash that seriously injured 3

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:56:46 GMT
     Police think alcohol may be to blame for a Wood County accident that seriously injured three people.
     Police think alcohol may be to blame for a Wood County accident that seriously injured three people.
  • Mother, daughter go head-to-head in auctioneer competition

    Mother, daughter go head-to-head in auctioneer competition

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:05:41 GMT
    They work together in the family business, but when it comes to competition, they go head to head.In Toledo, Beth Rose is a well-known auctioneer.She comes from a long-line of bid callers, and so does her daughter.At 28 years of age, Sara Rose-Bytnar is mastering the family business and trying to one-up her own mother.During the International Auctioneer Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, Sara took first runner up in the women's division for bid calling.To do so, she had to out-bid her mom....
    They work together in the family business, but when it comes to competition, they go head to head.In Toledo, Beth Rose is a well-known auctioneer.She comes from a long-line of bid callers, and so does her daughter.At 28 years of age, Sara Rose-Bytnar is mastering the family business and trying to one-up her own mother.During the International Auctioneer Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, Sara took first runner up in the women's division for bid calling.To do so, she had to out-bid her mom....
  • Kids set up lemonade stand to help family who lost daughter in fire

    Kids set up lemonade stand to help family who lost daughter in fire

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:41:17 GMT
    Two young girls set up a lemonade stand to raise money for a family who lost a daughter in a deadly West Toledo fire.
    Two young girls set up a lemonade stand to raise money for a family who lost a daughter in a deadly West Toledo fire.
  • Mud Dog Challenge helps Heroes in Action

    Mud Dog Challenge helps Heroes in Action

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:30:14 GMT
    Local competitors put in heroic efforts battling mud pits, rope walls and slides to help America's heroes at the Mud Dog Challenge course in Swanton.
    Local competitors put in heroic efforts battling mud pits, rope walls and slides to help America's heroes at the Mud Dog Challenge course in Swanton.
  • Rower's eye view of Dragon Boat Race

    Rower's eye view of Dragon Boat Race

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:25:15 GMT
    The Dragon Boats hit the Maumee River Saturday at International Park. This is the 13th year for the festival. Over thirty teams skimmed over the water and among the rowers was 13abc Meteorologist Kelly Heidbreider who even strapped a camera on her hat to give a rower's eye view of the event.
    The Dragon Boats hit the Maumee River Saturday at International Park. This is the 13th year for the festival. Over thirty teams skimmed over the water and among the rowers was 13abc Meteorologist Kelly Heidbreider who even strapped a camera on her hat to give a rower's eye view of the event.
  • African American Festival promotes culture, good health

    African American Festival promotes culture, good health

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:21:31 GMT
     Tens of thousands turned out for the African American Festival at UT over the weekend. 
     Tens of thousands turned out for the African American Festival at UT over the weekend. 
  • Outpouring of help for family that lost little girl in fire

    Outpouring of help for family that lost little girl in fire

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:18:15 GMT
    Five-year-old Olivia Cline died early Friday morning in a house fire on Von Wormer Street. Now there is an outpouring of support from the community to help the family lay the little girl to rest.
    Five-year-old Olivia Cline died early Friday morning in a house fire on Von Wormer Street. Now there is an outpouring of support from the community to help the family lay the little girl to rest.
  • A baby heat wave expected next week

    A baby heat wave expected next week

    Saturday, July 19 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-19 21:38:50 GMT
    The mercury could top 90 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday.
    The mercury could top 90 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Ottawa County Fair honors veterans

    Ottawa County Fair honors veterans

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:51:33 GMT
    The Ottawa County Fair is in full swing this weekend, featuring everything from chainsaw carving to tractor pulls to a fishing derby and a pie eating contest and the crowning of a Fair Queen and King.
    The Ottawa County Fair is in full swing this weekend, featuring everything from chainsaw carving to tractor pulls to a fishing derby and a pie eating contest and the crowning of a Fair Queen and King.
  • 84-year-old driver injured after losing control of car

    84-year-old driver injured after losing control of car

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:08:27 GMT
    The Hancock County Sheriff's Office says an 84-year-old driver was injured in a one vehicle crash on CR 216 near TR 247 in Cass Township just before 11 a.m. on Saturday.
    The Hancock County Sheriff's Office says an 84-year-old driver was injured in a one vehicle crash on CR 216 near TR 247 in Cass Township just before 11 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Radar can measure rain totals

    Radar can measure rain totals

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-07-19 15:45:34 GMT
    We're lucky to have lots of great tools in the First Warning Forecast Center. One of them is called VIPIR.
    We're lucky to have lots of great tools in the First Warning Forecast Center. One of them is called VIPIR.
  • Arson registry helps Ohio investigators track criminals

    Arson registry helps Ohio investigators track criminals

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-07-19 15:35:44 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio's registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses. When Ohio joined the few states that require such offenders to register with authorities, officials hoped it would help solve more cases, deter repeat offenses and prevent deaths and property damage. The usefulness of the registry, created last July, is difficult to evaluate. The Ohio Attorney General's Office runs the software that houses the data...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio's registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses. When Ohio joined the few states that require such offenders to register with authorities, officials hoped it would help solve more cases, deter repeat offenses and prevent deaths and property damage. The usefulness of the registry, created last July, is difficult to evaluate. The Ohio Attorney General's Office runs the software that houses the data...
  • 5-year-old girl killed in Toledo house fire identified

    5-year-old girl killed in Toledo house fire identified

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:52:15 GMT
    Toledo firefighters pulled one person from a burning home early Friday morning. Crews responded to a house fire just after 1:00 AM in the 6000 block of Van Wormer Dr.
    Authorities have identified the little girl who was killed in a West Toledo house fire. An official from the Toledo Fire Department tells us five-year-old Olivia Cline died early Friday morning.
  • Equestrian therapy program needs help to stay open

    Equestrian therapy program needs help to stay open

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:21:27 GMT
    An equestrian therapy program in Oak Harbor is facing closure. Now program leaders are asking for your help to keep their barn doors open. Visit http://www.ridersunlimited.org/ to find out more about how you can help.
    An equestrian therapy program in Oak Harbor is facing closure. Now program leaders are asking for your help to keep their barn doors open. Visit http://www.ridersunlimited.org/ to find out more about how you can help.
  • Crash brings down pole on Bancroft

    Crash brings down pole on Bancroft

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:13:42 GMT
    Part of Bancroft between Callumet and Irvington was shut down Friday night after a car hit a pole. Police say it started when a driver was trying to make a left into a driveway, when a car coming from behind was going too fast and didn't realize the other vehicle was turning. The car clipped the other vehicle before hitting a power pole and spinning out of control. No one was hurt.
    Part of Bancroft between Callumet and Irvington was shut down Friday night after a car hit a pole. Police say it started when a driver was trying to make a left into a driveway, when a car coming from behind was going too fast and didn't realize the other vehicle was turning. The car clipped the other vehicle before hitting a power pole and spinning out of control. No one was hurt.
  • Man accused of fondling boy in hospital restroom

    Man accused of fondling boy in hospital restroom

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:08:44 GMT
    A man from Erie, Michigan is facing a felony sex charge after investigators say he fondled a boy in a hospital restroom. The complaint filed against Dean Elmer accuses him of going into a restroom, pulling down a 13-year-old boy's shorts and fondling the teen. Elmer also faces a vandalism charge. Court documents indicate, when hospital and Toledo Police tried to arrest him, he kicked out a window at the hospital and tried to climb out to elude officers. Elmer's due in court Monday.
    A man from Erie, Michigan is facing a felony sex charge after investigators say he fondled a boy in a hospital restroom. The complaint filed against Dean Elmer accuses him of going into a restroom, pulling down a 13-year-old boy's shorts and fondling the teen. Elmer also faces a vandalism charge. Court documents indicate, when hospital and Toledo Police tried to arrest him, he kicked out a window at the hospital and tried to climb out to elude officers. Elmer's due in court Monday.
  • July 2014 is the 7th coldest on record so far

    July 2014 is the 7th coldest on record so far

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:02:56 GMT
    If July ended today, the month would be the 7th coldest July ever recorded in the Glass City.
    If July ended today, the month would be the 7th coldest July ever recorded in the Glass City.
  • IRS scammers on the prowl

    IRS scammers on the prowl

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:27:23 GMT
    Tax season is over, but a whole new wave of IRS scammers are on the prowl. The Toledo Better Business Bureau has been getting an increase of calls and emails. And The Toledo Police Department is investigating a local IRS scam. Fiona Floyd of Toledo was just having a typical day at the office last week.After an unexpected phone call, she was in tears and relying on co-workers for support."If I had been alone somewhere, I would have been so panicked," she said.Fiona and her husband, Mike Floyd ...
    Tax season is over, but a whole new wave of IRS scammers are on the prowl. The Toledo Better Business Bureau has been getting an increase of calls and emails. And The Toledo Police Department is investigating a local IRS scam. Fiona Floyd of Toledo was just having a typical day at the office last week.After an unexpected phone call, she was in tears and relying on co-workers for support."If I had been alone somewhere, I would have been so panicked," she said.Fiona and her husband, Mike Floyd ...
  • St. Francis running back recovering after shooting

    St. Francis running back recovering after shooting

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-18 22:08:57 GMT
    St. Francis Football running back 16-year old Keontae Johnson is recovering from serious injuries he received in a drive by shooting Saturday night in North Toledo. 3 other teens injured in the shooting were treated and released. While police continue to look for suspects, Johnson's classmates are doing what they can to support him by holding a blood drive. Friends and Coaches of Johnson describe him as a fighter, and they are confident he'll pull through this challenge. Meantime, police are...
    St. Francis Football running back 16-year old Keontae Johnson is recovering from serious injuries he received in a drive by shooting Saturday night in North Toledo. 3 other teens injured in the shooting were treated and released. While police continue to look for suspects, Johnson's classmates are doing what they can to support him by holding a blood drive. Friends and Coaches of Johnson describe him as a fighter, and they are confident he'll pull through this challenge. Meantime, police are...
  • Toledo Police looking for missing 15-year-old

    Toledo Police looking for missing 15-year-old

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:07:45 GMT
    Police are searching for 15-year-old Kiersten Dyer. Toledo Police posted a picture of the girl on their Facebook page Friday. Officers say she went missing from her North Toledo home on Tuesday. Dyer is 5’4’’ tall and weighs 170 pounds. Anyone who with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.
    Police are searching for 15-year-old Kiersten Dyer. Toledo Police posted a picture of the girl on their Facebook page Friday. Officers say she went missing from her North Toledo home on Tuesday. Dyer is 5’4’’ tall and weighs 170 pounds. Anyone who with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.
  • New plaintiffs added to cancer cluster lawsuit against Whirlpool

    New plaintiffs added to cancer cluster lawsuit against Whirlpool

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:59:46 GMT
    The owners of the former Whirlpool Park property in Green Springs have joined the lawsuit alleging Whirlpool Corporation’s Clyde factory released dangerous chemicals in the air and dumped toxic sludge at the former park site.
    The owners of the former Whirlpool Park property in Green Springs have joined the lawsuit alleging Whirlpool Corporation’s Clyde factory released dangerous chemicals in the air and dumped toxic sludge at the former park site.

  • North Baltimore blaze melts siding of nearby homes, church

    North Baltimore blaze melts siding of nearby homes, church

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:43:49 GMT
    The State Fire Marshal’s Office is asking the public for help to determine if last night’s blaze at a plastics plant in North Baltimore was intentional or an accident.
    The State Fire Marshal’s Office is asking the public for help to determine if last night’s blaze at a plastics plant in North Baltimore was intentional or an accident.

  • Inside the Golf Channel

    Inside the Golf Channel

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:37:48 GMT
    Our camera got rare, behind-the-scenes access inside the Golf Channel's control room.
    Our camera got rare, behind-the-scenes access inside the Golf Channel's control room.
  • Thousands expected at African American Festival this weekend

    Thousands expected at African American Festival this weekend

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:16:28 GMT
    Thousands of people are expected to attend the 10th annual African American Festival this weekend. It's a family-friendly event hosted by the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union and the University of Toledo.
    Thousands of people are expected to attend the 10th annual African American Festival this weekend. It's a family-friendly event hosted by the Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union and the University of Toledo.
  • A portion of SR 582 in Wood County will close next week.

    A portion of SR 582 in Wood County will close next week.

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:41:24 GMT
    Beginning on Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25 SR 582 (Middleton Pike) will be closed between Pemberbille Road and North Fostoria Road. ODOT is planning to replace some culverts there. The following detour will be set up: SR 199; SR 105; US 23.
    Beginning on Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25 SR 582 (Middleton Pike) will be closed between Pemberbille Road and North Fostoria Road. ODOT is planning to replace some culverts there. The following detour will be set up: SR 199; SR 105; US 23.
  • Woman claims she was drugged at a Put-In-Bay bar

    Woman claims she was drugged at a Put-In-Bay bar

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:12:51 GMT
    The Ottawa Count Sheriff's office is investigating several complaints of women claiming they were drugged at Put-In-Bay.
    The Ottawa Count Sheriff's office is investigating several complaints of women claiming they were drugged at Put-In-Bay.
  • Could you pay thousands just to see your doctor?

    Could you pay thousands just to see your doctor?

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:10:25 GMT
    The 13abc I-Team is investigating the "new" cost of health care. Some people are now paying thousands of dollars just for the chance to see their doctor. It's all part of the program to become a VIP, an MDVIP. It's like getting perks, but not at a nightclub or sporting event, this is for your health. It is going to cost you.
    The 13abc I-Team is investigating the "new" cost of health care. Some people are now paying thousands of dollars just for the chance to see their doctor.
  • Multiple departments battle large fire in North Baltimore

    Multiple departments battle large fire in North Baltimore

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:28 AM EDT2014-07-18 09:28:25 GMT
    Courtesy: Angela PayneCourtesy: Angela Payne
    Multiple fire departments are battling a massive blaze in North Baltimore. The flame broke out around 11 p.m. Thursday night. We have a crew on the way to the scene and will bring you any new information when we get it.
    Multiple fire departments are battling a massive blaze in North Baltimore. The flame broke out around 11 p.m. Thursday night. We have a crew on the way to the scene and will bring you any new information when we get it.
  • Skeletal Remains found in Oregon

    Skeletal Remains found in Oregon

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:05:25 GMT
    Oregon police are investigating the discovery of what appear to be human remains.
    Oregon police are investigating the discovery of what appear to be human remains.
  • Ohio Lottery logs record sales, $904M in profits

    Ohio Lottery logs record sales, $904M in profits

    The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites.
    The Ohio Lottery is reporting another year of record-high sales and profits, boosted partly by revenue from new video lottery terminals at three racino sites.
  • Scammers hit new low targeting dying patients

    Scammers hit new low targeting dying patients

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:52:16 GMT
     Scammers are sinking to a new low, stealing from sick and dying patients looking for assistance with their medical bills.
     Scammers are sinking to a new low, stealing from sick and dying patients looking for assistance with their medical bills.
  • Internet users help grieving dad

    Internet users help grieving dad

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:10:02 GMT
    The story is going viral after hundreds of tech-savvy people across the country answer the call to help give a Northwest Ohio family a special memory.
    The story is going viral after hundreds of tech-savvy people across the country answer the call to help give a Northwest Ohio family a special memory.

  • Visitor parking helps neighbors earn money during golf tournament

    Visitor parking helps neighbors earn money during golf tournament

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:54:27 GMT
    Crowds visiting the Marathon Classic need a place to park and that's the highlight of the year for many homeowners near the course
    Crowds visiting the Marathon Classic need a place to park and that's the highlight of the year for many homeowners near the course
  • Marathon Classic goes through sun, flooding

    Marathon Classic goes through sun, flooding

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:37:23 GMT
    Tournament organizers couldn't ask for better weather or luck this week, but that's not always the case.
    Tournament organizers couldn't ask for better weather or luck this week, but that's not always the case.
  • Marathon Classic reminds visitors to follow the rules

    Marathon Classic reminds visitors to follow the rules

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:17:54 GMT
     If you're planning to come out to the Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows for the weekend, there are some rules you'll need to follow.
     If you're planning to come out to the Marathon Classic at Highland Meadows for the weekend, there are some rules you'll need to follow.
  • Toledo mail processing center back on chopping block

    Toledo mail processing center back on chopping block

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:05:21 GMT
    The Toledo mail processing center is still on the chopping block, leaving hundreds of workers at the center in limbo. This comes after some of the processing at the center was moved to Columbus, Ohio and Pontiac, Michigan last year. The closure is slated for January 2015. The United States Postal Service claims there won’t be any firings, just retirements and relocations. "There are hundreds of jobs at stake in our region,” said Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). Kaptur helped delay full closure fo...
    The Toledo mail processing center is still on the chopping block, leaving hundreds of workers at the center in limbo. This comes after some of the processing at the center was moved to Columbus, Ohio and Pontiac, Michigan last year. The closure is slated for January 2015. The United States Postal Service claims there won’t be any firings, just retirements and relocations. "There are hundreds of jobs at stake in our region,” said Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). Kaptur helped delay full closure fo...
  • Man, 21, dies after apparent drowning in Fostoria

    Man, 21, dies after apparent drowning in Fostoria

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:57:17 GMT
    The Fostoria fire department is responding to a drowning at the Fostoria reservoir number 2. The call came in this evening.Firefighters have little information about the victim, but say that person has died.Stay with 13abc for the latest details.
    The Fostoria fire department is responding to a drowning at the Fostoria reservoir number 2. The call came in this evening.Firefighters have little information about the victim, but say that person has died.Stay with 13abc for the latest details.
  • 1,000+ volunteers keep Marathon Classic moving

    1,000+ volunteers keep Marathon Classic moving

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:34:24 GMT
    For the last twenty-five years, the ninth hole has been Ron Reynolds' post. The Columbus volunteer faithfully drives up year after year to lend a hand. His main task is to keep the crowd quiet while a golfer is on the course, but Ron says he continues to come back because of his love for the game."I worked in the tournament when I lived here in Toledo and I've started taking a week vacation every year to come back," he tells 13abc. "It's one of the best things I do all year."From getting the...
    For the last twenty-five years, the ninth hole has been Ron Reynolds' post. The Columbus volunteer faithfully drives up year after year to lend a hand. His main task is to keep the crowd quiet while a golfer is on the course, but Ron says he continues to come back because of his love for the game."I worked in the tournament when I lived here in Toledo and I've started taking a week vacation every year to come back," he tells 13abc. "It's one of the best things I do all year."From getting the...
  • Promedica breaks ground on health and wellness center

    Promedica breaks ground on health and wellness center

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:57:47 GMT
    Construction on a multi-million dollar health and wellness center is officially underway in Sylvania.Wednesday, Promedica officially broke ground on a three story, $45 million dollar health and wellness center."It's a beautiful building," Tim Grohnke, Vice President of Facilities, Improvement and Maintenance at Promedica said. "A lot of glass, a lot of light so I think it will be a great environment for the patients that visit."The center will move primary care physicians, specialists, diagno...
    Construction on a multi-million dollar health and wellness center is officially underway in Sylvania.Wednesday, Promedica officially broke ground on a three story, $45 million dollar health and wellness center."It's a beautiful building," Tim Grohnke, Vice President of Facilities, Improvement and Maintenance at Promedica said. "A lot of glass, a lot of light so I think it will be a great environment for the patients that visit."The center will move primary care physicians, specialists, diagno...
  • Smokestack implosion bystander: "It was loud and it was awesome!”

    Smokestack implosion bystander: "It was loud and it was awesome!”

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:59:01 GMT
    Arriving early, dozens of people waited to watch an iconic part of the Glass City skyline crumble. “It's just an eyesore,” says Kathy Okonski, who lives on the East Side.
    Arriving early, dozens of people waited to watch an iconic part of the Glass City skyline crumble. “It's just an eyesore,” says Kathy Okonski, who lives on the East Side.

  • Now Open: Fowl & Fodder

    Now Open: Fowl & Fodder

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:56:41 GMT
    It's an up-and-coming restaurant giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "local fare." "Fowl Fodder" is serving up local foods to local people. It's a farm-to-table-style eatery using the freshest ingredients grown locally in Northwest Ohio. A Kickstarter campaign was launched earlier this year to help the restaurant open its doors. It features signature sandwiches, tacos, soups and salads. You can try it yourself when it officially opens its door Friday on Central Avenue.
    It's an up-and-coming restaurant giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "local fare." "Fowl Fodder" is serving up local foods to local people. It's a farm-to-table-style eatery using the freshest ingredients grown locally in Northwest Ohio. A Kickstarter campaign was launched earlier this year to help the restaurant open its doors. It features signature sandwiches, tacos, soups and salads. You can try it yourself when it officially opens its door Friday on Central Avenue.
  • Fitzgerald airs first campaign ad

    Fitzgerald airs first campaign ad

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:37:18 GMT
     Ed Fitzgerald is the Democratic candidate for governor is airing his first television ad but voters are not tuned in.
     Ed Fitzgerald is the Democratic candidate for governor is airing his first television ad but voters are not tuned in.
  • Lucas Co Sheriff's office investigates heroin overdoses as homicides

    Lucas Co Sheriff's office investigates heroin overdoses as homicides

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:04:06 GMT
    The Lucas County Sheriff's Office has joined hands with other agencies to fight the heroin epidemic. Investigators are now treating heroin overdoses like homicides. Firefighters and hospital officials will now notify the sheriff's office when someone dies of an overdose. "People are dying families are getting crushed. The epidemic is growing its not going away," said Lucas County commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak. County leaders mapped out the number of heroin overdoses and say they are devas...
    The Lucas County Sheriff's Office has joined hands with other agencies to fight the heroin epidemic. Investigators are now treating heroin overdoses like homicides. Firefighters and hospital officials will now notify the sheriff's office when someone dies of an overdose. "People are dying families are getting crushed. The epidemic is growing its not going away," said Lucas County commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak. County leaders mapped out the number of heroin overdoses and say they are devas...
  • July cold challenges more records

    July cold challenges more records

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:37:56 GMT

    Wednesday will likely be the coldest July day since 2003.

    Wednesday will likely be the coldest July day since 2003.

  • Marina District smoke stacks set for demolition

    Marina District smoke stacks set for demolition

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:05:23 GMT
    A major change to the landscape of the Marina District is coming. Two of the three smoke stacks on the east side are set to come down and in dramatic fashion. Crews are in place for the implosions at the former Toledo Edison steam plant. The stacks are coming down for good Wednesday afternoon. The project is a major undertaking. Crews have been prepping the site since last week. They want to make sure everything is ready and in place before the detonation. Crews have drilled holes and plac...
    A major change to the landscape of the Marina District is coming. Two of the three smoke stacks on the east side are set to come down and in dramatic fashion. Crews are in place for the implosions at the former Toledo Edison steam plant. The stacks are coming down for good Wednesday afternoon. The project is a major undertaking. Crews have been prepping the site since last week. They want to make sure everything is ready and in place before the detonation. Crews have drilled holes and plac...
  • Sylvania businesses aim for hole-in-one during Marathon Classic

    Sylvania businesses aim for hole-in-one during Marathon Classic

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-16 02:36:10 GMT
    Joshua Spangler doesn't mind sacrificing space on his large, corner-lot lawn if it means cash in hand for people needing close parking to the Highland Meadows Golf Club. The Sylvania homeowner expects to see a lot of people in his neighborhood in the coming days as the Marathon Classic Golf Tournament kicks into high gear."Yesterday we had about eight cars, today was maybe two or three," says Spangler, who has lived at his home for almost two years. "I expect this weekend to be a little chaot...
    Joshua Spangler doesn't mind sacrificing space on his large, corner-lot lawn if it means cash in hand for people needing close parking to the Highland Meadows Golf Club. The Sylvania homeowner expects to see a lot of people in his neighborhood in the coming days as the Marathon Classic Golf Tournament kicks into high gear."Yesterday we had about eight cars, today was maybe two or three," says Spangler, who has lived at his home for almost two years. "I expect this weekend to be a little chaot...
  • Toledo firefighter injured battling house fire

    Toledo firefighter injured battling house fire

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:44:53 GMT
    A Toledo firefighter was taken to the hospital with burns after battling a house fire Tuesday afternoon. The fire was in the 3000 block of Maple in Toledo. The battalion chief tells 13abc crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and flames pouring from the house. We're told people do live at the home, but no one was inside at the time. One firefighter had minor burns to his ears and was taken to the hospital. Investigators are looking in to what caused the fire. They say it appears to ...
    A Toledo firefighter was taken to the hospital with burns after battling a house fire Tuesday afternoon. The fire was in the 3000 block of Maple in Toledo. The battalion chief tells 13abc crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and flames pouring from the house. We're told people do live at the home, but no one was inside at the time. One firefighter had minor burns to his ears and was taken to the hospital. Investigators are looking in to what caused the fire. They say it appears to ...
  • Funnel Clouds Possible Over Lake Erie Through Wednesday

    Funnel Clouds Possible Over Lake Erie Through Wednesday

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:04:25 GMT
    Pic from Cindy overlooking the Catawba PeninsulaPic from Cindy overlooking the Catawba Peninsula
    The cool weather can cause funnels and waterspouts over Lake Erie
    The cool weather can cause funnels and waterspouts over Lake Erie
  • Security breach at Lucas County jail

    Security breach at Lucas County jail

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:09:17 GMT
    A security breach at the Lucas County jail. Jail administrators say a man walked through a door that was propped open.The Lucas County Sheriff is investigating which employee left the door propped open outside of the booking are where inmates are released. Yesterday a man came thru door and ended up on the second floor of the jail. "He thought that that was a way to one of the ways to enter the back of the facility. He didn't give us a problem," said Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp.The man wa...
    A security breach at the Lucas County jail. Jail administrators say a man walked through a door that was propped open.The Lucas County Sheriff is investigating which employee left the door propped open outside of the booking are where inmates are released. Yesterday a man came thru door and ended up on the second floor of the jail. "He thought that that was a way to one of the ways to enter the back of the facility. He didn't give us a problem," said Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp.The man wa...
  • Now Open: Ka’Bloom Flowers & Gifts

    Now Open: Ka’Bloom Flowers & Gifts

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:54:49 GMT
    It's a new shop delivering plenty of natural beauty. Ka’Bloom Flower and Gifts is the newest business to open in downtown Sylvania. The unique floral boutique celebrated its grand opening Tuesday with an honorary ribbon-cutting ceremony. The flower and gift shop offers hundreds of varieties of fresh cut flowers at affordable prices.
    It's a new shop delivering plenty of natural beauty. Ka’Bloom Flower and Gifts is the newest business to open in downtown Sylvania. The unique floral boutique celebrated its grand opening Tuesday with an honorary ribbon-cutting ceremony. The flower and gift shop offers hundreds of varieties of fresh cut flowers at affordable prices.
  • Immigration crisis heats up, lawmakers respond

    Immigration crisis heats up, lawmakers respond

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:20:30 GMT
    The future is uncertain for nearly 60,000 Central American children. It’s a crisis impossible to ignore and it’s shifting the immigration debate on Capitol Hill, leaving lawmakers with only three weeks to reach an agreement with the White House before summer recess. “These are children of parents who thought it was safer to send their child north into an unknown future, than stay in Guatemala and probably face death,” said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The first round of deportations ...
    The future is uncertain for nearly 60,000 Central American children. It’s a crisis impossible to ignore and it’s shifting the immigration debate on Capitol Hill, leaving lawmakers with only three weeks to reach an agreement with the White House before summer recess. “These are children of parents who thought it was safer to send their child north into an unknown future, than stay in Guatemala and probably face death,” said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The first round of deportations ...
  • Youth crews work to clean up Toledo blight

    Youth crews work to clean up Toledo blight

    Neighborhood blight is coming down one lot at a time. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch shows us how a city-county partnership is taking care of a big summertime problem.
  • Police investigate attempted abduction in BG

    Police investigate attempted abduction in BG

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:31:46 GMT
    BOWLING GREEN, OH - Bowling Green Police are searching for thewoman who may have tried to abduct a child.Theattempted abductionhappenedMonday around 4p.m. on South Church Street nearWooster.Police say an 11-year-old girl was walking in the area when a woman told her to get inside a car. The suspect is described as a heavy-set woman, with short hair, and appears to be in her mid-30's."I don't know if this was a misunderstanding or someone who really wanted to harm a child. We are going to go o...
    BOWLING GREEN, OH - Bowling Green Police are searching for thewoman who may have tried to abduct a child.Theattempted abductionhappenedMonday around 4p.m. on South Church Street nearWooster.Police say an 11-year-old girl was walking in the area when a woman told her to get inside a car. The suspect is described as a heavy-set woman, with short hair, and appears to be in her mid-30's."I don't know if this was a misunderstanding or someone who really wanted to harm a child. We are going to go o...
  • Fire breaks out at Oregon alfalfa plant

    Fire breaks out at Oregon alfalfa plant

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-07-15 11:38:58 GMT
    Oregon firefighters battled flames at the Toledo Alfalfa Mills early Tuesday.The mills are on Stadium Road near Navarre. Firefighters rushed to the scene around 2:30 a.m. We're told the fire began in one of the towers. A ladder truck was called in to put out the flames.
    Oregon firefighters battled flames at the Toledo Alfalfa Mills early Tuesday.The mills are on Stadium Road near Navarre. Firefighters rushed to the scene around 2:30 a.m. We're told the fire began in one of the towers. A ladder truck was called in to put out the flames.
  • Ohio Turnpike EZ Pass Scam

    Ohio Turnpike EZ Pass Scam

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-07-15 10:33:11 GMT
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Turnpike officials are warning their E-ZPass customers of an email scam. Officials said Monday that emails from the sender "EZPass Info" are likely attempts to steal personal information from some of the 150,000 customers who use the automated E-ZPass system to automatically pay tolls on the northern Ohio thoroughfare. The email says the customer owes money and asks the receiver to click a link to download an invoice. The same e-mail scam also has been reported in New ...
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Turnpike officials are warning their E-ZPass customers of an email scam. Officials said Monday that emails from the sender "EZPass Info" are likely attempts to steal personal information from some of the 150,000 customers who use the automated E-ZPass system to automatically pay tolls on the northern Ohio thoroughfare. The email says the customer owes money and asks the receiver to click a link to download an invoice. The same e-mail scam also has been reported in New ...
  • Toledo man finishes 3,000-mile bike ride

    Toledo man finishes 3,000-mile bike ride

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-15 03:10:31 GMT
    A Toledo man pedaled more than 3,000 miles to raise awareness about gun violence. Charles Veley left the Glass City on his bike on June 11. He made it to Los Angeles less than a month later. Now back home in Toledo, Veley says he met hundreds of people during his trip who signed his shirt and banner. His goal was to talk to police officers and others about ways they've curbed gun violence and to inspire the people of Toledo to pursue their own goals. "No matter what you do, no matter what...
    A Toledo man pedaled more than 3,000 miles to raise awareness about gun violence. Charles Veley left the Glass City on his bike on June 11. He made it to Los Angeles less than a month later. Now back home in Toledo, Veley says he met hundreds of people during his trip who signed his shirt and banner. His goal was to talk to police officers and others about ways they've curbed gun violence and to inspire the people of Toledo to pursue their own goals. "No matter what you do, no matter what...
  • Vandals strike Swan Creek Metropark community building

    Vandals strike Swan Creek Metropark community building

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-15 03:08:19 GMT
    Broken glass, busted door handles and fixtures ripped straight from the wall....it wasn't what Swan Creek workers were expecting when they opened the park's small community building on Sunday morning. Investigators say someone or a group of people threw a rock through a large back window to break in, and wreaked havoc once inside."Doors, door handles, drywall that type of thing was heavily damaged," says Joe Fausnaugh, the Chief Metroparks Ranger. "It appears to be more vandalism than theft r...
    Broken glass, busted door handles and fixtures ripped straight from the wall....it wasn't what Swan Creek workers were expecting when they opened the park's small community building on Sunday morning. Investigators say someone or a group of people threw a rock through a large back window to break in, and wreaked havoc once inside."Doors, door handles, drywall that type of thing was heavily damaged," says Joe Fausnaugh, the Chief Metroparks Ranger. "It appears to be more vandalism than theft r...
  • Building where firefighters killed demolished

    Building where firefighters killed demolished

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-07-15 03:02:36 GMT
    As the walls came tumbling down, crowds gathered at the corner of Magnolia and Huron to remember."It happened right here in front of my house," Jennifer Owensby, who lives in the neighborhood said. "It was a very sad tragedy."It was nearly 7 months ago, when the apartment building caught fire.Toledo fire Privates Jamie Dickman and Steve Machcinski were two of the firefighters who rushed to the scene.They never made it out."I was just blown away you know," Karen McMahon, who lives in the area,...
    As the walls came tumbling down, crowds gathered at the corner of Magnolia and Huron to remember."It happened right here in front of my house," Jennifer Owensby, who lives in the neighborhood said. "It was a very sad tragedy."It was nearly 7 months ago, when the apartment building caught fire.Toledo fire Privates Jamie Dickman and Steve Machcinski were two of the firefighters who rushed to the scene.They never made it out."I was just blown away you know," Karen McMahon, who lives in the area,...
  • Sheriff warns of man posing as Time Warner worker in Monclova Twp.

    Sheriff warns of man posing as Time Warner worker in Monclova Twp.

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:42:44 GMT
    Investigators say no one has been hurt so far and nothing has been reported stolen.  But if there is a poser, he’s believable.
    Investigators say no one has been hurt so far and nothing has been reported stolen.  But if there is a poser, he’s believable.

  • Lathrop announces move to downtown Toledo

    Lathrop announces move to downtown Toledo

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-14 22:24:34 GMT
    Lathop Company announced it will move from its Maumee site on Dussel Drive to downtown Toledo by spring, 2015.
    Lathop Company announced it will move from its Maumee site on Dussel Drive to downtown Toledo by spring, 2015.
  • Toledo considering buying--not renting--Government Center

    Toledo considering buying--not renting--Government Center

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:36:29 GMT
    Toledo has operated city government out of One Government Center on Jefferson Street since 1983. The rent’s been very affordable at $7 a square foot but the state has let the maintenance go and wants to increase the rent. The building is 22-floors tall and Toledo occupies 8-floors. But now Mayor Collins is thinking the city might rather buy the building for a buck than rent. The mayor’s chief of staff, Bob Reinbolt says, “So we’re doing our cost analysis and we’re looking at it.” A lot of the...
    Toledo has operated city government out of One Government Center on Jefferson Street since 1983. The rent’s been very affordable at $7 a square foot but the state has let the maintenance go and wants to increase the rent. The building is 22-floors tall and Toledo occupies 8-floors. But now Mayor Collins is thinking the city might rather buy the building for a buck than rent. The mayor’s chief of staff, Bob Reinbolt says, “So we’re doing our cost analysis and we’re looking at it.” A lot of the...
  • 4 teens recovering after weekend drive-by

    4 teens recovering after weekend drive-by

    Four teenagers are recovering after a drive-by shooting over the weekend. Police identified the four teens as 16-year-old Keontae Johnson and 17-year-olds, Marquis Robinson, James Arnold and Rondale Ensley. The attack happened early Saturday morning on East Streicher near Lagrange. The mother of one of the victims says her son was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Suspect wanted for theft from elderly woman

    Suspect wanted for theft from elderly woman

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:53:06 GMT
    Maumee Police Detectives are investigating a theft from an elderly woman who was shopping at a local store in Maumee. Police says, as the victim was shopping for groceries, the suspect reached into her purse and stole her wallet. The suspect immediately went to two different stores and used a stolen credit card to purchase several hundred dollars in gift cards. She was seen driving a silver SUV with an unknown license plate. If anyone can identify this suspect, you’re asked to call Detec...
    Maumee Police Detectives are investigating a theft from an elderly woman who was shopping at a local store in Maumee. Police says, as the victim was shopping for groceries, the suspect reached into her purse and stole her wallet. The suspect immediately went to two different stores and used a stolen credit card to purchase several hundred dollars in gift cards. She was seen driving a silver SUV with an unknown license plate. If anyone can identify this suspect, you’re asked to call Detec...
  • Former Clay HS athletic trainer sentenced to year in prison for sex with student

    Former Clay HS athletic trainer sentenced to year in prison for sex with student

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:42:39 GMT
    Melinda Rober will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.
    Melinda Rober will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.

  • Witnesses say kids ran from vacant house before it burned down

    Witnesses say kids ran from vacant house before it burned down

    Sunday, July 13 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-14 03:26:57 GMT
     A massive house fire in a vacant house kept Toledo firefighters busy on Sunday evening. Fire broke out around 5:45 p.m. in the 1100 block of Newbury Street.
     A massive house fire in a vacant house kept Toledo firefighters busy on Sunday evening. Fire broke out around 5:45 p.m. in the 1100 block of Newbury Street.
  • Local protest over Middle East crisis

    Local protest over Middle East crisis

    Sunday, July 13 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-07-14 03:19:24 GMT
    Local protestors called for an end to violence in the Middle East.  Organizer Jinan Shibat called for Israel to stop firing rockets into Gaza. "You have Palestinians dying."
    Local protestors called for an end to violence in the Middle East.  Organizer Jinan Shibat called for Israel to stop firing rockets into Gaza. "You have Palestinians dying."
  • Lucas Co. GOP reacts to RNC in Cleveland

    Lucas Co. GOP reacts to RNC in Cleveland

     

  • Wood Co. Sheriff highlights sex trafficking warning signs

    Wood Co. Sheriff highlights sex trafficking warning signs

    The Wood County Sheriff's Office is cracking down on sex trafficking. Today deputies spent the day handing out stickers and flyers to local businesses. The flyers have warning signs of labor and sex trafficking and a 24 hour hotline to call if you see trouble.
  • 46 become citizens at Archbold naturalization ceremony

    46 become citizens at Archbold naturalization ceremony

    46 people who live in Northwest Ohio are now US citizens after a naturalization ceremony in Archbold this Independence Day.

    46 people who live in Northwest Ohio are now US citizens after a naturalization ceremony in Archbold this Independence Day.

  • Perrysburg Fire Dept. cuts concern union

    Perrysburg Fire Dept. cuts concern union

    The Perrysburg Fire Department is catching some heat of its own. The department has cut firefighters, which is sparking concerns with the local fire union.
  • Thieves steal medallions from veterans’ graves

    Thieves steal medallions from veterans’ graves

    A cemetery in Wauseon was struck by thieves, and they targeted the graves of veterans. 13abc's McKenzie Kuehnlein explains what the crooks did that has left a community furious.
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