Profiles

Fifty Years of Fighting for Workers’ Rights

Born in Texas in 1947, by the age of 12 Velasquez lived in Ohio with his family, picking crops in the summer and working at a cannery in the winter.

Mary Alice Powell Looks Back At Decades Of Food Reporting

Profiles: Mary Alice Powell looks back at decades of food reporting

Profiles: Duke Wheeler

Wheeler Farms’ owner is living out his post-retirement dreams.

Kelly Broadway: Her Life Is A Continuous Song

Kelly Broadway (and her last name provides a hint) is a vocalist, comedienne, musician, entertainer, instructor, and actress and, when you hear her sing, you will agree she is absolutely awesome.

April Profile: State Rep. Michael Ashford

Ohio State Rep. Michael Ashford

Q&A WITH Mark Feldstein gift product producer extraordinaire

Ever wonder where all of those novelty and gift products you see in the stores come from? An entrepreneur right here in Toledo, Mark Feldstein began his company basically as a one-man show, setting up as a manufacturer’s representative organization which specialized in hand-held electronics. Over time Feldstein realized that the real potential for the

Q&A WITH Deborah Barnett

During Deborah Barnett’s 36 years as a member of the Huntington Bank team, she has had many different roles. She served appointments to boards at the City of Toledo, Toledo Public Schools and the University of Toledo. She has also been involved with many civic organizations, including the Toledo Zoo, Promedica, the Greater Toledo Urban

Q&A WITH Mike Ferner

A long-time environmentalist and well-known community and peace activist, Mike Ferner was elected to two terms on Toledo City Council where he sponsored the largest investment in energy efficiency for municipal buildings in Ohio. He is the author of “Inside the Red Zone: A Veteran For Peace Reports from Iraq,” (Praeger/Greenwood), based on his two