A spectacular fire in May of 1975 brought down the Tiedtke’s building at Summit and Adams. But what brought Tiedtke’s, the business, down?
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.
When it comes to retail in Toledo, the Franklin Park Mall churns on like a juggernaut, The Andersons and Southwyck are gone entirely, but Westgate is a shadow of its former self.
On the same day in 1972, two Toledo institutions announce plans to close their venerable doors.
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.
“Do you know Toledo?” the Toledo News-Bee asked on May 19, 1927. “Do you know why Toledo, your home, holds a grip upon your heart from which you will never be released?”
With very little fanfare save a front-page announcement, a thin fourteen-page edition marked the end of the The Toledo News-Bee on August 2, 1938.