A mere three months after crossing the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was still a hero to the entire nation. One August afternoon, Lindbergh flew over downtown Toledo and dropped off a message.
Insurance man John L. Parker was murdered at the Sylvania Golf Club’s 15th tee in 1933. The killer was eventually caught, but not after a bizarre turn of events.
Swimming in the Maumee River was but a minor chapter in the civic career of Ned Skeldon.
A Toledo and Western Railway interurban was broadsided by a Big Four train in February, 1908 when its driver disregarded signals to stop, killing eight and injuring sixteen others.
On a hot Saturday morning in June, 1930, eight Toledoans set out on a speedboat to attend an Elks picnic on Pelee Island and never made it.
At age 7, I wanted to know why Old Orchard was named Old Orchard. So I asked The Blade.
Jame Farr, Toledo’s reigning favorite son, was well covered by The Blade in his early years.