Toledo native Marcus Jackson was honored with an Ohioana Book Award in the poetry category for his book Pardon My Heart, a poetry collection that focuses on the Great Migration— the movement of African Americans from the south to the north and west starting in the early 1900s. Jackson, a University of Toledo alum and instructor in Ohio State’s MFA program, will be honored at a ceremony in the Ohio Statehouse on October 17. The Ohioana Book Awards have been honoring Ohio’s literary talent— Toni Morrison and James Thurber among them— since 1942.
Five local Veterans reflect on their time in the service.
A life of balance may look effortless, but achieving balance takes work— a lot of work— no matter who you are. From looking good to feeling good, we asked health professionals for their best advice on finding your center. Sarah Stierman, MD FAAD FASDP | co-owner Dermatology Associates & Ada Aesthetics 12780 Roachton Rd., Perrysburg.
Toledo native Joyce Brown has spent her life challenging norms— and herself. Joyce Lathan Brown is a native Toledoan who knows who she is. She achieved that self-knowledge on her path to becoming Ms. Texas Senior America. Joyce’s accomplishments echo the goal of the pageant, which “seeks recognition of the achievements of senior women, motivating