I started writing about the Lorraine Motor Hotel but somehow ended up at the Jefferson Avenue Circus.
For a few days in June, 1985, Spencer Township was firmly in the national media spotlight as the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department conducted a large-scale dig for evidence of a Satanic cult.
The brief city employee strike in 1979 was a blow to Toledo’s image.
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.
J. Edgar Hoover himself came to Toledo to arrest Alvin Karpis confederate Harry Campbell.
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.