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Sergeant Bryan Hollingsworth Promoted to Lieutenant

Bryan Hollingsworth has been part of the Toledo Police Department since 2001. Serving as Sergeant since 2013, he has been promoted in a ceremony attended by family, friends, and colleagues. Now he is the newly promoted Lieutenant Commander of the personnel section. toledopolice.com

Pet Advocates Join Forces—Humane Ohio and Toledo’s PET Bull Project

Partnering to create a larger food bank, Humane Ohio and Toledo’s PET Bull Project recently joined forces. Humane Ohio is a need-based, low-cost spay/neuter clinic and food bank that distributed over 59,000 lbs. of food last year. Toledo’s PET Bull Project provides free training for pet owners, education about spaying/neutering, and as advocates to eliminate

The Fair Housing Center Appoints New President/CEO

Marie M. Flannery was recently appointed as the new president and CEO of The Fair Housing Center. The agency, promoting diversity since 1975, brings Flannery back to her home state of Ohio from California, where she worked most recently at Inland Fair Housing in Ontario, CA. Her previous experience includes fighting housing discrimination, investigating loan

Preserving Your Family Treasures Workshop at the TMA

Intoxicated by the season’s spirit of nostalgia? Spend the holiday season learning how to care for the papers, photographs and other memorabilia important to your family during a workshop led by Alison Huftalen, the Toledo Museum of Art’s head librarian, and TMA archivist Julie McMaster. The Preserving Your Family Treasures Workshop will involve a discussion

TARTA Receives Auditor of State Award for Financial and Ethical Standards

For the second year in a row, TARTA has received the Auditor of State Award for government entities that have little to no reported weaknesses in their financial reporting or complaints about ethics. Congrats to our area transit authority that provides 3.1 million passenger trips every year! tarta.com

Nine New Volunteers for the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVPatrol) with TPD

In 2000, the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. and the Toledo Police Department partnered to create the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVPatrol) program. The free service, available to Toledo residents, connects senior volunteers with seniors in the community for wellness checks, socialization, and more. Recently, nine senior volunteers graduated from the RSVPatrol

Mercy Health Offers 3D Mammography

Mercy Health—Perrysburg Medical Center is now offering 3D mammography. This 15-minute test could save your life. Mercy Health women’s imaging centers uses high quality digital mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRIs to get fast, accurate results. 3D mammography uses X-rays to produce images of breast tissue in order to detect lumps, tumors or other abnormalities.

Bob Deitche’s “Tatum’s Town” Wins Award of Excellence

Bob Dietche’s Tatum’s Town: The Story of Jazz in Toledo, Ohio (1915-1985) reflects on the heavy influence of Toledo on years of jazz, complete with historic photographs. The book received a certificate of merit in Best Historical Research in Recorded Jazz by the 2018 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence which has recognized

Device Advice Offered at Toledo Libraries

Smartphones, tablets, laptops, apps and maps can be confusing. Don’t let the digital divide stop you from accessing information, free movies, audiobooks, and more, during the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) series of Device Advice programs. Held as part of the Library’s growing list of technology training programs, the Device Advice series will be

Laurie Gross Appointed to ALA Board of Governors

Laurie Gross, president of Gross Electric, was recently appointed to the American Lighting Association (ALA) Board of Governors. Gross, who has been an active member of the ALA, a national trade association representing the residential lighting industry, for over 40 years says “I am honored and excited to join the Board of Governors.” Gross joins

Polish Cultural Center Hosts Polish Hall of Fame Dinner

Join the Polish Cultural Center in celebrating admirable Poles during the first Polish Hall of Fame award dinner. Locals were nominated by the public and the inductees include Sr. Ann Francis Klimkowski and John Augustyniak in the category of faith, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Smigielski and The Walinski Family (Richard, Thaddeus, Nicholas, and Nicholas Jr.)

Fairview Skilled Nursing Under New Management

Formerly known as Fairview Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, the healthcare company has changed ownership and is now named Continuing Healthcare Solutions. The locations, spread throughout Ohio, still offer rehabilitation, assisted living services, and long-term, respite, and Alzheimer’s care. The Toledo facility is located at 4420 South Ave. To schedule a tour or get in touch,

Venture the Old West End During Tours de Noel

Want to peek inside the gorgeous, historic homes of the Old West End? See five beautifully decorated homes along with the Milmine-Stewart House (Old West End Antiques), First Congressional Church and Glenwood Lutheran Church during the Women of the Old West End’s annual 2018 Tours de Noel. Noon-7pm, Sunday, December 2. $12, presale. $15, day

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission Welcomes Hall of Fame Inductees

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission announced Hall of Fame inductees–– Dr. Errol Alexander, Dr. Joseph Carter Corbin, Speaker Jo Ann Davidson, James Obergefell, Renee Powell and William Powell. The Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame acknowledges Ohio citizens who advocate for human and civil rights to achieve the goals of equality and inclusion. The induction

Renaissance Hotel Receives Four-Diamond Status

The Renaissance Hotel Downtown Toledo at 444 N. Summit St. was recently named a Four-Diamond hotel by AAA. The ratings are based on property evaluations conducted by anonymous, professional inspectors. Edgar Avila, Executive Vice President for AAA in Northwest Ohio said “It’s a testament to the growth of Toledo.” The hotel was restored last year

Murthy Gokula Opens Family Medicine and Geriatrics Connected

Patients commonly complain about the pace of healthcare— between hospital visits, appointments with specialists, and waiting rooms, the process of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment often seems slow. In recent years, telemedicine has allowed healthcare professionals to use telecommunications technology to share information, images, and more, remotely, improving care for patients in their homes, workplaces or