Category: Profiles

Tricia Cullop: Blue Collar, Gold Standard

UT Women’s Basketball Coach demands hard work, high standards

Toledo Serves: Tony Muir

In honor of Veterans Day, meet some local veterans. Name: Tony Muir Branch: Air Force Colonel; Chief of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division at the 601st Air Operations Center  Years Served: 32 years, retiring in...

Toledo Serves: Kenneth Collins

In honor of Veterans Day, meet some local veterans. Name: Kenneth Collins Branch: Army Years Served: Two years, 1954-1956 Where Served: Oahu, Hawaii Status: Non-active/peacetime Tell me about your service: I started in the reserves, where you are at...

Billie Johnson, Area Office on Aging President/CEO, Retires

She may be the most interesting and influential Toledoan you've never heard of. Billie Johnson is her name and in her lifetime, she has carved a legacy of caring and love and...

Salt Business Connects Toledo to the World

“I didn't pick salt. It picked me.” Linda Syzmanski had been an interior designer for over 30 years when the recession hit in 2008. Most people weren’t spending money on the interiors...

Phillip Roth: The Toledo Fur Connoisseur

Roth Furs is a family-owned business that’s been around for about 120 years and has spent the last 80 supplying the greater Toledo area with furs, leathers and cashmeres. Located 232 N...

Warren and Yolanda Woodberry: Making Moves that Matter

Two things are very clear when students walk into the Chess Room at Jones Leadership Academy.  One is that Warren and Yolanda Woodberry always show up as the best version of who...

Paula Hicks-Hudson Ohio Born, Family Oriented

When asked for her fondest childhood memory, Paula Hicks-Hudson says, “My best memory of growing up in Hamilton was the sense of community.  It seems as if all the adults I encountered...

Judy Paschalis: at home with a budding backyard naturalist

Judy Paschalis lived in South Toledo for years surrounded by houses and neighbors, but two years ago she and her husband found a new place to call home. After the move she...

The Mrs. behind Mr. Lightbulb

  Shining a light on Sharon Stephens, the manager of Mr. Lightbulb, reveals a no-nonsense, yet amiable  woman, making sure the lights are on around the Greater Toledo area for the last 48...

Toledo’s New Fire Chief Allison Armstrong

Allison Armstrong is a team player and problem solver. A good firefighter needs to be. And since 2000, her devotion to being one of the team for the Toledo Fire and Rescue...





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