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.
The Toledo tradition happens again, as it does every late August weekend every year, and you should go.
Obviously a diet of fires, disasters and big events gets tiresome, so on any typical day can something be found to talk about or to jog the memory? Yes.