A huge explosion at the Maumee Chemical Co. in 1962 killed ten and injured 46 and was felt all over East Toledo.
Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, probably Toledo’s worst winter event.
The king of tornadoes in the Toledo area will likely always be Palm Sunday, 1965, but it wasn’t the first destructive tornado in the area.
One of the biggest storms to ever strike Toledo happened on a holiday evening in 1969, and eventually became known as the Ohio Fireworks Derecho.
Harold Brandman, a 23-year-old copy clerk for The Blade, was stopped at Logan Street and the Anthony Wayne Trail on a Saturday morning, June 10, 1961, when he heard a loud scraping sound.
The ice broke on the Maumee in March, 1908, and the steamer Yuma, torn from its mooring, took out a good chunk of the former Cherry Street Bridge.
Ten people, eight of them children, died in a July, 1963 accident southeast of Genoa on Woodville Road.