As outsiders looking in, we were always sold on Ottawa Hills. At its birth in 1915, Ottawa Hills needed to be sold to Toledo home buyers and newspaper readers.
Hey, who wouldn’t be? But when police did nothing, residents turned to a Lucas County Probate Court judge to help break up the orgies – or more accurately, drinking parties – in Harbor View.
In the 1920s, the Sylvania village mayor’s court became a hub of enforcement of the Volstead Act.