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Today 21 Oct Lucas

Mostly cloudy late this Morning, then becoming partly sunny. A chance of Showers late this morning. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest Winds 15 to 20 Mph with Gusts up to 30 Mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Tonight 21 Oct Lucas

Mostly cloudy. Much cooler with Lows in the lower 40s. West Winds 10 to 15 Mph, becoming northwest after midnight. Gusts up to 30 Mph.

Fri 22 Oct Lucas

Partly sunny. Cooler with Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest Winds 5 to 10 Mph.

Fri 22 Oct Lucas

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. West Winds around 5 Mph.

Sat 23 Oct Lucas

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. West Winds 5 to 10 Mph.

Sat 23 Oct Lucas

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

Sun 24 Oct Lucas

Partly sunny with a chance of Showers in the Morning, then mostly cloudy with Showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Sun 24 Oct Lucas

Showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Mon 25 Oct Lucas

Showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Mon 25 Oct Lucas

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of Showers. Lows in the mid 40s.

Tue 26 Oct Lucas

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.

Tue 26 Oct Lucas

Partly cloudy in the Evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Wed 27 Oct Lucas

Partly sunny. A chance of Showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

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Lambertville, Toledo Suburban Airport (1.9 miles)

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Man facing charges after allegedly using counterfeit bills at Franklin Park Mall

Semaj Shorts, 20, is facing charges after he allegedly used counterfeit money at four stores in...
Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 10:30 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - An Indianapolis man is facing charges after he allegedly passed counterfeit money at four stores in the Franklin Park Mall on Thursday.

Semaj Shorts, 20, was arrested after allegedly using counterfeit $100 bills at the stores in the mall. According to court documents, Shorts was found with five other counterfeit bills in his pockets.

Shorts had an own-recognizance bond set by a judge on Friday. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 10.

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Toledo, Ohio

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This article is about the city in Ohio. For the metropolitan area, see Toledo metropolitan area.

City in Ohio, United States


City of Toledo
Images, from top left to right: Downtown Toledo, University Hall, Toledo Museum of Art, Lucas County Courthouse, Tony Packo's Cafe, Anthony Wayne Bridge, Fifth Third Field

Images, from top left to right: Downtown Toledo, University Hall, Toledo Museum of Art, Lucas County Courthouse, Tony Packo's Cafe, Anthony Wayne Bridge, Fifth Third Field

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The Glass City


"Laborare est Orare" (To Work is to Pray)[1]

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Toledo is located in Ohio


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Toledo (the United States)

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Coordinates: 41°39′56″N83°34′31″W / 41.66556°N 83.57528°W / 41.66556; -83.57528Coordinates: 41°39′56″N83°34′31″W / 41.66556°N 83.57528°W / 41.66556; -83.57528
CountryUnited States
 • MayorWade Kapszukiewicz (D)
 • City83.83 sq mi (217.13 km2)
 • Land80.49 sq mi (208.47 km2)
 • Water3.34 sq mi (8.66 km2)
Elevation614 ft (187 m)
 • City287,208
 • Estimate 


 • RankUS: 79th
 • Density3,388.94/sq mi (1,308.48/km2)
 • Urban507,643 (US: 80th)
 • Metro608,145 (US: 89th)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes

Zip codes[5]

  • 43601, 43603-43615, 43617, 43620, 43623, 43635, 43652, 43654, 43656-43657, 43659-43661, 43666-43667, 43681-43682, 43697, 43699
Area codes419, 567
FIPS code39-77000
GNIS ID1067015[6]

Toledo (tə-LEE-doh) is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States.[7] A major Midwestern United States port city, Toledo is the fourth-most-populous city in the U.S.state of Ohio, after Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, and according to the 2020 census, the 79th-largest city in the United States. With a population of 270,871 it is the principal city of the Toledo metropolitan area. It also serves as a major trade center for the Midwest; its port is the fifth busiest in the Great Lakes and 54th biggest in the United States.[8][9] The city was founded in 1833 on the west bank of the Maumee River, and originally incorporated as part of Monroe County, Michigan Territory. It was re-founded in 1837, after the conclusion of the Toledo War, when it was incorporated in Ohio.

After the 1845 completion of the Miami and Erie Canal, Toledo grew quickly; it also benefited from its position on the railway line between New York City and Chicago. The first of many glass manufacturers arrived in the 1880s, eventually earning Toledo its nickname: "The Glass City." It has since become a city with a distinctive and growing art community, auto assembly businesses, education, thriving healthcare, and well-supported local sports teams. Downtown Toledo has been subject to major revitalization efforts, allowing a bustling entertainment district.


See also: Timeline of Toledo, Ohio

The region was part of a larger area controlled by the historic tribes of the Wyandot and the people of the Council of Three Fires (Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Odawa). The French established trading posts in the area by 1680 to take advantage of the lucrative fur trade. The Odawa moved from Manitoulin Island and the Bruce Peninsula at the invitation of the French, who established a trading post at Fort Detroit, about 60 miles to the north. They settled an area extending into northwest Ohio. By the early 18th century, the Odawa occupied areas along most of the Maumee River to its mouth. They served as middlemen between the French and tribes further to the west and north. The Wyandot occupied central Ohio, and the Shawnee and Lenape occupied the southern areas.[10][11]

When the city of Toledo was preparing to pave its streets, it surveyed "two prehistoric semicircular earthworks, presumably for stockades." One was at the intersection of Clayton and Oliver streets on the south bank of Swan Creek; the other was at the intersection of Fassett and Fort streets on the right bank of the Maumee River.[12] Such earthworks were typical of mound-building peoples.

19th century[edit]

According to Charles E. Slocum, the American military built Fort Industry at the mouth of Swan Creek about 1805, as a temporary stockade. No official reports support the 19th-century tradition of its earlier history there.[12]

The United States continued to work to extinguish land claims of Native Americans. In the Treaty of Detroit (1807), the above four tribes ceded a large land area to the United States of what became southeastern Michigan and northwestern Ohio, to the mouth of the Maumee River (where Toledo later developed). Reserves for the Odawa were set aside in northwestern Ohio for a limited period of time. The Native Americans signed the treaty at Detroit, Michigan, on November 17, 1807, with William Hull, governor of the Michigan Territory and superintendent of Indian affairs, as the sole representative of the U.S.[13]

More European-American settlers entered the area over the next few years, but many fled during the War of 1812, when British forces raided the area with their Indian allies. Resettlement began around 1818 after a Cincinnati syndicate purchased a 974-acre (3.9 km2) tract at the mouth of Swan Creek and named it Port Lawrence, developing it as the modern downtown area of Toledo. Immediately to the north of that, another syndicate founded the town of Vistula, the historic north end.[14] These two towns bordered each other across Cherry Street. This is why present-day streets on the street's northeast side run at a slightly different angle from those southwest of it.

In 1824, the Ohio state legislature authorized the construction of the Miami and Erie Canal and in 1833, its Wabash and Erie Canal extension. The canal's purpose was to connect the city of Cincinnati to Lake Erie for water transportation to eastern markets, including to New York City via the Erie Canal and Hudson River. At that time no highways had been built in the state, and it was very difficult for goods produced locally to reach the larger markets east of the Appalachian Mountains. During the canal's planning phase, many small towns along the northern shores of Maumee River heavily competed to be the ending terminus of the canal, knowing it would give them a profitable status.[15] The towns of Port Lawrence and Vistula merged in 1833 to better compete against the upriver towns of Waterville and Maumee.

The inhabitants of this joined settlement chose the name Toledo:

"but the reason for this choice is buried in a welter of legends. One recounts that Washington Irving, who was traveling in Spain at the time, suggested the name to his brother, a local resident; this explanation ignores the fact that Irving returned to the United States in 1832. Others award the honor to Two Stickney, son of the major who quaintly numbered his sons and named his daughters after States. The most popular version attributes the naming to Willard J. Daniels, a merchant, who reportedly suggested Toledo because it 'is easy to pronounce, is pleasant in sound, and there is no other city of that name on the American continent.'"[14]

Despite Toledo's efforts, the canal built the final terminus in Manhattan, one-half mile (800 m) to the north of Toledo, because it was closer to Lake Erie. As a compromise, the state placed two sidecuts before the terminus, one in Toledo at Swan Creek and another in Maumee, about 10 miles to the southwest.

Among the numerous treaties made between the Ottawa and the United States were two signed in this area: at Miami (Maumee) Bay in 1831 and Maumee, Ohio, upriver of Toledo, in 1833.[16] These actions were among US purchases or exchanges of land in order to accomplish Indian Removal of the Ottawa from areas wanted for European-American settlement. The last of the Odawa did not leave this area until 1839, when Ottokee, grandson of Pontiac, led his band from their village at the mouth of the Maumee River to Indian Territory in Kansas.[17][18]

Bird's eye view of Toledo drawn in 1870

An almost bloodless conflict between Ohio and the Michigan Territory, called the Toledo War (1835–1836), was "fought" over a narrow strip of land from the Indiana border to Lake Erie, now containing the city and the suburbs of Sylvania and Oregon, Ohio. The strip—which varied between five and eight miles (13 km) in width—was claimed by both the state of Ohio and the Michigan Territory due to conflicting legislation concerning the location of the Ohio-Michigan state line. Militias from both states were sent to the border but never engaged. The only casualty of the conflict was a Michigan deputy sheriff—stabbed in the leg with a pen knife by Two Stickney during the arrest of his elder brother, One Stickney—and the loss of two horses, two pigs and a few chickens stolen from an Ohio farm by lost members of the Michigan militia. Major Benjamin Franklin Stickney, father of One and Two Stickney, had been instrumental in pushing Congress to rule in favor of Ohio gaining Toledo.[19] In the end, the state of Ohio was awarded the land after the state of Michigan was given a larger portion of the Upper Peninsula in exchange.[20] Stickney Avenue in Toledo is named for Major Stickney.

A postcard of Toledo in 1876

Toledo was very slow to expand during its first two decades of settlement. The first lot was sold in the Port Lawrence section of the city in 1833. It held 1,205 persons in 1835, and five years later it had gained just seven more persons. Settlers came and went quickly through Toledo and between 1833 and 1836, ownership of land had changed so many times that none of the original parties remained in the town. The canal and its Toledo sidecut entrance were completed in 1843. Soon after the canal was functional, the new canal boats had become too large to use the shallow waters at the terminus in Manhattan. More boats began using the Swan Creek sidecut than its official terminus, quickly putting the Manhattan warehouses out of business and triggering a rush to move business to Toledo. Most of Manhattan's residents moved out by 1844.

The 1850 census recorded Toledo as having 3,829 residents and Manhattan 541. The 1860 census shows Toledo with a population of 13,768 and Manhattan with 788. While the towns were only a mile apart, Toledo grew by 359% in ten years. Manhattan's growth was on a small base and never competed, given the drawbacks of its lesser canal outlet. By the 1880s, Toledo expanded over the vacant streets of Manhattan and Tremainsville, a small town to the west.[15][21]

In the last half of the 19th century, railroads slowly began to replace canals as the major form of transportation. They were faster and had greater capacity. Toledo soon became a hub for several railroad companies and a hotspot for industries such as furniture producers, carriage makers, breweries, glass manufacturers, and others. Large immigrant populations came to the area.

20th century[edit]

In the 1920s, Toledo had one of the highest rates of industrial growth in the United States.[22]

Toledo continued to expand in population and industry, but because of its dependence on manufacturing, the city was hit hard by the Great Depression. Many large-scale WPA projects were constructed to reemploy citizens in the 1930s. Some of these include the amphitheater and aquarium at the Toledo Zoo and a major expansion to the Toledo Museum of Art.

The post-war job boom and Great Migration brought thousands of African Americans to Toledo to work in industrial jobs, where they had previously been denied. Due to redlining, many of them settled along Dorr Street, which, during the 1950s and 60s was lined with flourishing black-owned businesses and homes. Desegregation, a failed urban renewal project, and the construction of I-75 displaced those residents and left behind a struggling community with minimal resources, even as it also drew more established, middle-class people, white and black, out of center cities for newer housing.[23] The city rebounded, but the slump of American manufacturing in the second half of the 20th century during industrial restructuring cost many jobs.

By the 1980s, Toledo had a depressed economy.[24] The destruction of many buildings downtown, along with several failed business ventures in housing in the core, led to a reverse city-suburb wealth problem common in small cities with land to spare.

21st century[edit]

In 2018, Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. invested $700 million into an East Toledo location as the site of a new hot-briquetted iron plant, designed to modernize the steel industry. The plant is slated to create over 1200 jobs and be completed in 2020.[25]

Several initiatives have been taken by Toledo's citizens to improve the cityscape by urban gardening and revitalizing their communities.[26] Local artists, supported by organizations like the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo and the Ohio Arts Council, have contributed an array of murals and beautification works to replace long standing blight.[27] Many downtown historical buildings such as the Oliver House and Standart Lofts have been renovated into restaurants, condominiums, offices and art galleries.[28]


Toledo is located at 41°39′56″N83°34′31″W / 41.66556°N 83.57528°W / 41.66556; -83.57528 (41.665682, −83.575337).[29] The city has a total area of 84.12 square miles (217.87 km2), of which 80.69 square miles (208.99 km2) is land and 3.43 square miles (8.88 km2) is water.[30]

The city straddles the Maumee River at its mouth at the southern end of Maumee Bay, the westernmost inlet of Lake Erie. The city is located north of what had been the Great Black Swamp, giving rise to another nickname, Frog Town. Toledo sits within the borders of a sandy oak savanna called the Oak Openings Region, an important ecological site that once comprised more than 300 square miles (780 km2).[31]

Toledo is within 250 miles (400 km) by road from seven metro areas that have a population of more than two million people; they are Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Chicago.


Toledo, as with much of the Great Lakes region, has a humid continental climate (KöppenDfa), characterized by four distinct seasons. Lake Erie moderates the climate somewhat, especially in late spring and fall, when air and water temperature differences are maximal. However, this effect is lessened in the winter because Lake Erie (unlike the other Great Lakes) usually freezes over, coupled with prevailing winds that are often westerly. And in the summer, prevailing winds south and west over the lake bring heat and moisture to the city.

Summers are very warm and humid, with July averaging 75.4 °F (24.1 °C) and temperatures of 90 °F (32 °C) or more seen on 18.8 days.[32] Winters are cold and somewhat snowy, with a January mean temperature of 27.5 °F (−2.5 °C), and lows at or below 0 °F (−18 °C) on 5.6 nights.[32] The spring months tend to be the wettest time of year, although precipitation is common year-round. November and December can get very cloudy, but January and February usually clear up after the lake freezes. July is the sunniest month overall.[33] About 37 inches (94 cm) of snow falls per year, much less than the Snow Belt cities, because of the prevailing wind direction. Temperature extremes have ranged from −20 °F (−29 °C) on January 21, 1984, to 105 °F (41 °C) on July 14, 1936.

Climate data for Toledo, Ohio (Toledo Express Airport), 1991−2020 normals,[a] extremes 1871−present[b]
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 71
Mean maximum °F (°C) 55
Average high °F (°C) 34.7
Daily mean °F (°C) 27.5
Average low °F (°C) 20.3
Mean minimum °F (°C) −2
Record low °F (°C) −20
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.37
Average snowfall inches (cm) 12.3
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in)13.5 10.9 11.5 12.3 12.9 10.6 9.6 9.3 9.1 10.7 10.5 12.2 133.1
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in)9.2 7.8 4.3 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 2.0 6.3 30.9
Average relative humidity (%) 74.2 72.9 70.5 66.2 66.3 69.0 71.8 75.6 76.2 72.5 75.6 78.6 72.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours126.0 142.2 183.7 213.7 265.9 288.2 299.3 263.7 220.3 180.4 106.5 90.2 2,380.1
Percent possible sunshine43 48 50 53 59 63 65 62 59 52 36 32 53
Average ultraviolet index1 2 4 6 7 9 9 8 6 4 2 1 5
Source 1: NOAA (relative humidity and sun 1961−1990)[34][32][35][33]
Source 2: Weather Atlas[36]


See also: List of tallest buildings in Toledo, Ohio

Neighborhoods and suburbs[edit]

Main article: Neighborhoods in Toledo, Ohio

The Old West End is a historic neighborhood of Victorian, Arts & Crafts, and other Edwardian-style houses. The historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Beverly
  • Birmingham
  • DeVeaux
  • Crossgates
  • Five Points
  • Downtown
  • East Toledo
  • Franklin Park
  • Garfield
  • Glendale-Heatherdowns (Byrne-Heatherdowns Village)
  • Harvard Terrace
  • Library Village
  • North Towne
  • Old Orchard
  • Old West End
  • Old South End
  • Old Town
  • ONE Village (includes the Polish International Village, Vistula, & North River)
  • ONYX (includes historic Kuschwantz and Lenk's Hill neighborhoods)
  • Ottawa
  • Point Place
  • Reynolds Corners
  • Roosevelt
  • Scott Park
  • Secor Gardens (includes the University of Toledo)
  • Southwyck
  • Wernert's Corner
  • Trilby
  • University Hills
  • Uptown
  • Warehouse District
  • Warren Sherman
  • Westgate
  • Westmoreland

According to the US Census Bureau, the Toledo Metropolitan Area covers four Ohio counties and one Michigan county, which combines with other micropolitan areas and counties for a combined statistical area. Some of what are now considered its suburbs in Ohio include: Bowling Green, Holland, Lake Township, Maumee, Millbury, Monclova Township, Northwood, Oregon, Ottawa Hills, Perrysburg, Rossford, Springfield Township, Sylvania, Walbridge, Waterville, Whitehouse, and Washington Township. Bedford Township, Michigan including the communities of Lambertville, Michigan, Temperance, Michigan, and Erie Township, Michigan are Toledo's Michigan suburbs, just above the city over the state line in Monroe County.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[37]2020 census[38]
Map of racial distribution in Toledo, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people: White, Black, Asian, Hispanic or Latino of any raceor Other(yellow)

As of the 2010 census, the city proper had a population of 287,128. It is the principal city in the Toledo Metropolitan Statistical Area which had a population of 651,429 and was the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the state of Ohio, behind Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Akron.[42] The larger Toledo-Fremont Combined Statistical Area had a population of 712,373. According to the Toledo Metropolitan Council of Governments, the Toledo/Northwest Ohio region of 10 counties has over 1 million residents.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimated Toledo's population as 297,806 in 2006 and 295,029 in 2007. In response to an appeal by the City of Toledo, the Census Bureau's July 2007 estimate was revised to 316,851, slightly more than in 2000,[43] which would have been the city's first population gain in 40 years. However, the 2010 census figures released in March 2011 showed the population as of April 1, 2010, at 287,208, indicating a 25% loss of population since its zenith in 1970.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 287,208 people, 119,730 households, and 68,364 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,559.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,374.3/km2). There were 138,039 housing units at an average density of 1,710.7 per square mile (660.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 64.8% White, 27.2% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.4% of the population (The majority are Mexican American at 5.1%.) Non-Hispanic Whites were 61.4% of the population in 2010,[44] down from 84% in 1970.[40]

There were 119,730 households, of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 19.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.9% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.01. There was a total of 139,871 housing units in the city, of which 10,946 (9.8%) were vacant.

The median age in the city was 34.2 years. 24% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 313,619 people, and 77,355 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,890.2 people per square mile (1,502.0/km2). There were 139,871 housing units at an average density of 1,734.9 per square mile (669.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.2% White, 23.5% African American, 0.3% Native American,1.0% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.5% of the population in 2000. The most common ancestries cited were German (23.4%), Irish (10.8%), Polish (10.1%), English (6.0%), American (3.9%), Italian (3.0%), Hungarian, (2.0%), Dutch (1.4%), and Arab (1.2%).[45]

In 2000 there were 128,925 households in Toledo, out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out, with 26.2% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,546, and the median income for a family was $41,175. Males had a median income of $35,407 versus $25,023 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,388. About 14.2% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.


In 2018, the city was ranked 43rd of the Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America.[46]

In the second decade of the 21st century, the city had a gradual peak in violent crime. In 2010, there was a combined total of 3,272 burglaries, 511 robberies, 753 aggravated assaults, 25 homicides, as well as 574 motor vehicle thefts out of what was then a decreasing population of 287,208.[47] In 2011, there were 1,562 aggravated assaults, 30 homicides, 1,152 robberies, 8,366 burglaries, and 1,465 cases of motor vehicle theft. In 2012, there were a combined total of 39 murders, 2,015 aggravated assaults, 6,739 burglaries, and 1,334 cases of motor vehicle theft. In 2013 it had a drop in the crime rate.[48] According to a state government task force, Toledo has been identified as the fourth-largest recruitment site for human trafficking in the US.[49]


One SeaGate, the tallest building in Toledo, is the location of Fifth Third Bank's Northwest Ohio headquarters.
PNC Bank Building, formerly the Ohio Bank Building. Built in 1932, it is the 3rd tallest in Toledo.

Before the industrial revolution, Toledo was important as a port city on the Great Lakes. With the advent of the automobile, the city became best known for industrial manufacturing. Both General Motors and Chrysler had factories in metropolitan Toledo, and automobile manufacturing has been important at least since Kirk started manufacturing automobiles,[50] which began operations early in the 20th century. The largest employer in Toledo was Jeep for much of the 20th century. Since the late 20th century, industrial restructuring reduced the number of these well-paying jobs.

The University of Toledo is influential in the city, contributing to the prominence of healthcare as the city's biggest employer. The metro area contains four Fortune 500 companies: Dana Holding Corporation, Owens Corning, The Andersons, and Owens Illinois. ProMedica is a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Toledo. One SeaGate is the location of Fifth Third Bank's Northwest Ohio headquarters.

Glass industry[edit]

Toledo is known as the Glass City because of its long history of glass manufacturing, including windows, bottles, windshields, construction materials, and glass art, of which the Toledo Museum of Art has a large collection. Several large glass companies have their origins here. Owens-Illinois, Owens Corning, Libbey Incorporated, Pilkington North America (formerly Libbey-Owens-Ford), and Therma-Tru have long been a staple of Toledo's economy. Other offshoots and spinoffs of these companies also continue to play important roles in Toledo's economy. Fiberglass giant Johns Manville's two plants in the metro area were originally built by a subsidiary of Libbey-Owens-Ford.

Automotive industry[edit]

Several Fortune 500 automotive-related companies had their headquarters in Toledo, including Electric AutoLite, Sheller-Globe Corporation, Champion Spark Plug, Questor, and Dana Holding Corporation. Only the latter still operates as an independent entity.

Faurecia Exhaust Systems, a $2 billion subsidiary of France's Faurecia SA, is in Toledo.

Toledo is the Jeep headquarters and has two production facilities dubbed the Toledo Complex, one in the city and one in suburban Perrysburg. During World War II, the city's industries produced important products for the military, particularly the Willys Jeep.[51]Willys-Overland was a major automaker headquartered in Toledo until 1953.

Industrial restructuring and loss of jobs caused the city to adopt new strategies to retain its industrial companies. It offered tax incentives to DaimlerChrysler to expand its Jeep plant. In 2001, a taxpayer lawsuit was filed against Toledo that challenged the constitutionality of that action. In 2006, the city won the case by a unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Cuno.

General Motors also has operated a transmission plant in Toledo since 1916. It manufactures and assembles GM's six-speed and eight-speed rear-wheel-drive and six-speed front-wheel-drive transmissions that are used in a variety of GM vehicles.[52]

Green industry[edit]

Belying its Rust Belt history, the city saw growth in "green jobs" related to solar energy in the 2000s.[53] The University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University received Ohio grants for solar energy research.[54]Xunlight and First Solar opened plants in Toledo and the surrounding area.[55] In May 2019 Balance Farms began operation of a 8,168 square foot indoor aquaponics farm in downtown Toledo.[56]

Arts and culture[edit]

Fine and performing arts[edit]

Toledo is home to a range of classical performing arts institutions, including The Toledo Opera, The Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Jazz Orchestra and the Toledo Ballet. The city is also home to several theaters and performing arts institutions, including the Stranahan Theater, the historic Valentine Theatre, the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, the Collingwood Arts Center and the Ohio Theatre.

The Toledo Museum of Art is located in a Greek Revival building in the city's Old West End neighborhood. The Peristyle is the concert hall in Greek Revival style in its East Wing; it is the home of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, and hosts many international orchestras as well. The Museum's Center for Visual Arts addition was designed by Frank Gehry and opened in the 21st century. In addition, the museum's new Glass Pavilion across Monroe Street opened in August 2006. Toledo was the first city in Ohio to adopt a One Percent for Art program and, as such, boasts many examples of public, outdoor art.[57] A number of walking tours have been set up to explore these works, which include large sculptures, environmental structures, and murals by more than 40 artists, such as Alice Adams, Pierre Clerk, Dale Eldred, Penelope Jencks, Hans Van De Bovenkamp, Jerry Peart, and Athena Tacha.[58]


Toledo has a rich history of music, dating back to their early to mid-20th century glory days as a jazz haven. During this time, Toledo produced or nurtured such jazz legends as Art Tatum, Jon Hendricks, trombonist Jimmy Harrison, pianist Claude Black, guitarist Arv Garrison, pianist Johnny O’Neal, and many, many others.[59] Later jazz greats from Toledo include Stanley Cowell, Larry Fuller, Bern Nix and Jean Holden.

Other well-known singers and musicians with Toledo roots include Teresa Brewer, Tom Scholz, Anita Baker, Shirley MurdockAmerican Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox, The Rance Allen Group, Lyfe Jennings and Weezer bassist Scott Shriner.[60] Rance Allen Died at age of 71. Oct 31,2020

In popular culture[edit]

The hit television show M*A*S*H featured actor and Toledo native Jamie Farr as Corporal Maxwell Klinger, also a Toledo native who shared many local references in the show, making the minor-league Toledo Mud Hens baseball team and hot dog eatery Tony Packo's Cafe famous around the world.

The Kenny Rogers 1977 hit song "Lucille" was written by Hal Bynum and inspired by his trip to Toledo in 1975.[61]

Toledo is mentioned in the song "Our Song" by Yes from their 1983 album 90125. According to Yes drummer Alan White, Toledo was especially memorable for a sweltering-hot 1977 show the group did at Toledo Sports Arena.[62]

The season 1 episode of the Warner Bros television series Supernatural titled "Bloody Mary" was set in Toledo.[63]

The popular phrase "Holy Toledo," is thought to originally be a reference to the city's array of grand church designs from Gothic, Renaissance and Spanish Mission. There are many other theories as well.[64][65]

Toledo is the setting for the 2010 television comedy Melissa & Joey, with the first-named character being a city councilwoman.[66]

Other movies and TV shows set in a fictionalized version of Toledo include A.P. Bio, Feed and Kiss Toledo Goodbye. The Tony Curtis vehicle, Johnny Dark was primarily shot in Toledo.

John Denver recorded "Saturday Night In Toledo, Ohio," composed by Randy Sparks. He wrote it in 1967 after arriving in Toledo with his group and finding no nightlife at 10 p.m.[67] After Denver performed the song on The Tonight Show, Toledo residents objected. In response, the City Fathers recorded a song entitled "We're Strong For Toledo". Ultimately the controversy was such that John Denver cancelled a concert in Toledo shortly thereafter. But when he returned for a 1980 concert, he set a one-show attendance record at the venue, Centennial Hall, and sang the song to the approval of the crowd.[68]


  • Auto Racing – Toledo Speedway is a local auto racetrack that features, among other events, stock car racing and concerts. The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) has its headquarters in Toledo.
  • Baseball – The Toledo Mud Hens are one of Minor League Baseball's oldest teams, having first played in 1896. They play at Fifth Third Field which was completed in 2002. They have won one American Association title and three International League titles. The Mud Hens are the Triple-A affiliate of the MLBDetroit Tigers.
  • Boxing - Jack Dempsey won the world heavyweight boxing championship from Jess Willard on July 4, 1919.
  • Golf – Inverness Club is a golf club in Toledo. It is known for hosting six majorUSGA events, most recently the 1993 PGA Championship. In 2020, Inverness Club hosted the LPGA Drive-On Championship,[69] and in 2021, it hosted the Solheim Cup.[70] The U.S. Senior Open took place at Inverness in 2003 and 2011. Highland Meadows Golf Club has been home to the LPGA's Marathon Classic in the nearby suburb of Sylvania since 1984 (yearly except for 1986 and 2011).
  • Hockey – The Toledo Walleye are an ECHL hockey team that began play at the Huntington Center in 2009. The Walleye are an affiliate of the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, and the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL. Toledo has a rich history of pro hockey, which includes 11 championships between four teams in the International Hockey League and ECHL.
  • Football – The Toledo Reign are a women's full-contact tackle football team in the Women's Football Alliance. Established in 2003, the Reign plays regular season games from April through June. The Toledo Crush of the Legends Football League played at the Huntington Center in 2014 after relocating from Cleveland, where it played from 2011 to 2013.[71] The Toledo Maroons played in the Ohio League from 1902 until 1921 and the NFL from 1922 until 1923 before moving to Kenosha, Wisconsin.[72]
  • Roller Derby – The Glass City Rollers is a full member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. The league was formed in 2007 and became a full member of the WFTDA in 2012. Their bouts are held at the International Boxing Club in the suburb of Oregon.
  • Soccer - Founded in 2017, Toledo Villa FC is a semi-professional soccer team located in Toledo, OH. The team plays out of the United Soccer League (USL) League Two. The club is committed to its vision to place the best product on the pitch, develop players that are committed to upholding the traditions of the game, inspire young athletes for the future of the game and provide a model business that positively impacts the community.
  • Wrestling – Toledo could be proudly called a "Wrestling Capital of the World," as the city hosted the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) Congress in 1966, two editions of World Championships (both freestyle and Greco-Roman), seventeen editions of Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, and numerous high-profile international duals were held at the Toledo Field House and Centennial Hall.

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • The Toledo Zoo was the first zoo to feature a hippoquarium-style exhibit. In 2014 it was ranked as the #1 zoo in the country by USA Today.[73]
  • The National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) is located in the Marina District, downstream from downtown Toledo.[74]
  • Adjacent to the NMGL, the Col. James M. Schoonmaker is a former Cleveland-Cliffs lake freighter open to the public as a museum. Moored in the Maumee River, the ship was recently repainted in the original Shenango Furnace fleet colors and, on 1 July 2011, rechristened with her original name.[74]
  • The R. A. Stranahan Arboretum is a 47-acre (190,000 m2) arboretum maintained by the University of Toledo.[75]
  • Tony Packo's Cafe is located in the Hungarian neighborhood on the east side of Toledo known as Birmingham; it features hundreds of hot dog buns signed by celebrities.[76]
  • The Toledo Metroparks system includes over 12,000 acres (49 km2) of land, and features the University/Parks Bicycle Trail and the Toledo Botanical Garden.[77]
  • On January 15, 1936, the first building to be completely covered in glass was constructed in Toledo. It was a building for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company and marked a milestone in architectural design representative of the International style of architecture, which was at that time becoming increasingly popular in the US.[citation needed]
  • The Imagination Station hands-on science museum (formerly COSI Toledo), is located downtown.[78]
  • The Toledo Lucas County Public Library was 4-star rated for 2009 by the Library Journal, and it is sixth among the biggest-spending libraries in the United States.[79]
  • Hollywood Casino Toledo opened on May 29, 2012.[80]


Colleges and universities[edit]

These higher education institutions operate campuses in Toledo:

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Toledo Public Schools operates public schools within much of the city limits, along with the Washington Local School District in northern Toledo. Toledo is also home to several public charter schools including two Imagine Schools. Additionally, several private and parochial primary and secondary schools are present within the Toledo area. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo operates Roman Catholic primary and secondary schools in 19 counties in Northwest Ohio, including Lucas County and the Toledo area.[82] Notable private high schools in Toledo include:


Main article: Media in Toledo, Ohio

The eleven-county Northwest Ohio/Toledo/Fremont media market includes over 1 million residents.[citation needed]The Blade, a daily newspaper founded in 1835, is the primary newspaper in Toledo. The front page claims that it is "One of America's Great Newspapers." The city's arts and entertainment weekly is the Toledo City Paper. From March 2005 to 2015, the weekly newspaper Toledo Free Press was published, and it had a focus on news and sports. Other weeklies include the West Toledo Herald, El Tiempo, La Prensa, Sojourner's Truth, and Toledo Journal. Toledo Tales provides satire and parody of life in the Glass City. The Toledo Journal is an African-American owned newspaper. It is published weekly, and normally focuses on African-American issues.

Eight television stations are in Toledo. They are: WTOL 11 (CBS), WTVG 13 (ABC), WTVG-DT2 (CW), WNWO 24 (NBC), WGTE 30 (PBS), WUPW 36 (Fox), WLMB 40 (Independent), and WMNT 48 (MyNetworkTV). WBGU 27 (PBS) in Bowling Green is also viewable. Toledoans can also watch the adjacent Detroit market stations, both over-the air and on cable. There are also fourteen radio stations licensed in Toledo.



Major highways[edit]

The Veterans' Glass City Skyway

Three major interstate highways run through Toledo. Interstate 75 (I-75) travels north–south and provides a direct route to Detroit and Cincinnati. The Ohio Turnpike carries east–west traffic on I-80/90. The Turnpike serves Toledo via exits 52, 59, 64, 71, and 81. The Turnpike connects Toledo to Chicago in the west and Cleveland in the east.

In addition, there are two auxiliary interstate highways in the area. Interstate 475 is a 20-mile bypass that begins in Perrysburg and ends in west Toledo, meeting I-75 at both ends. It is cosigned with US 23 for its first 13 miles. Interstate 280 is a spur that connects the Ohio Turnpike to I-75 through east and central Toledo. The Veterans' Glass City Skyway is part of this route, which was the most expensive ODOT project ever at its completion. This 400-foot (120 m) tall bridge includes a glass covered pylon, which lights up at night, adding a distinctive feature to Toledo's skyline.[92] The Anthony Wayne Bridge, a 3,215-foot (980 m) suspension bridge crossing the Maumee River, has been a staple of Toledo's skyline for more than 80 years. It is locally known as the "High-Level Bridge."

Mass transit[edit]

Local bus service is provided by the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority; commonly shortened to TARTA. Toledo area Paratransit Services; TARPS are used for the disabled. Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines whose station is located at Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza which it shares with Amtrak. Megabus also provides daily trips to Ann Arbor, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. Toledo has various cab companies within its city limits and other ones that surround the metro.


Toledo Express Airport, located in the suburbs of Monclova and Swanton Townships, is the primary airport that serves the city. Additionally, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is 45 miles north. Toledo Executive Airport (formerly Metcalf Field) is a general aviation airport southeast of Toledo near the I-280 and Ohio SR 795 interchange. Toledo Suburban Airport is another general aviation airport located in Lambertville, MI just north of the state border.

Railroads at present[edit]

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Toledo and other major cities under the Capitol Limited and the Lake Shore Limited. Both lines stop at Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, which was built as Central Union Terminal by the New York Central Railroad—along its Water Level Route—in 1950. Of the seven Ohio stations served by Amtrak, Toledo was the busiest in fiscal year 2011, boarding or detraining 66,413 passengers.[93] Freight rail service presently in Toledo is operated by the Norfolk Southern Railway, CSX Transportation, Canadian National Railway, Ann Arbor Railroad, and Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway. All except the Wheeling have local terminals; the Wheeling operates into Toledo from the east through trackage rights on Norfolk Southern to connect with the Ann Arbor and CN railroads.

Railroads in the past[edit]

Historically, Toledo was a major rail hub where the New York Central (later, the Penn Central), Baltimore and Ohio, Wabash Railroad, Nickel Plate Road, Ann Arbor Railroad, Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad, Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway, Pennsylvania Railroad, Chesapeake and Ohio Railway/Pere Marquette Railway, Wheeling and Lake Erie railroads moved a large amount of freight to and from Toledo's many industries such as Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass, and Willys-Overland (Jeep) Motors. Most of these companies used Central Union Terminal on Emerald Avenue. The Ann Arbor Railroad used its station on Cherry Street. The Pennsylvania Railroad used its station on Summit Street.[94][95][96]


Toledo had a streetcar system and interurban railways[97] linking it to other nearby towns but these are no longer in existence. Seven interurban companies radiated from Toledo. In the early 1930s, three of the seven, the Cincinnati and Lake Erie from Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, and Springfield, the Lake Shore Electric from Cleveland, and the Eastern Michigan Ry from Detroit, moved a large amount of freight and number of passengers between those heavily industrialized cities. The Great Depression and growing inter city competition from trucks on newly improved roads by the Ohio caused abandonment of all by 1938, and some interurban lines much earlier.[98] The interurban station where all lines met and exchanged passengers was on N. Summit Street. Freight was exchanged in a rail yard with a warehouse off Lucas Street.[99]


Originating in Toledo, ProMedica is an integrated healthcare organization founded in 2009. It has grown rapidly to become the country's 15th largest non-profithealth care system in the United States, with 2018 revenues of $7 billion.[100] It is headquartered on Madison Avenue in Downtown Toledo and maintains 13 hospitals in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, including ProMedica Toledo Hospital, the largest acute care hospital in the area.[101]

Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo's first hospital and part of Mercy Health Partners, holds the highest designation for treating high-risk mothers and babies, is a Level I Trauma Center for children and adults, and is an accredited Chest Pain Center.[102] It is located in the Vistula Historic District on the city's north side.

There are also 18 community health centers in Toledo.[103] Some examples include the Cordelia Martin Community Health Center, the East Toledo Community Health Center, and the Monroe Street Neighborhood Center.



The Division of Water Treatment filters an average of 80 million gallons of water per day for 500,000 people in the greater Toledo Metropolitan area.[104] The Division of Water Distribution serves 136,000 metered accounts and 10,000 fire hydrants and maintains more than 1,100 miles (1,800 km) of water mains.[105]

The National Guard delivering water during the 2014 event

In August 2014, two samples from a water treatment plant toxin test showed signs of microcystis. Roughly 400,000, including residents of Toledo and several surrounding communities in Ohio and Michigan were affected by the water contamination. Residents were told not to use, drink, cook with, or boil any tap water on the evening of August 1, 2014.[106] The Ohio National Guard delivered water and food to residents living in contaminated areas. As of August 3, 2014[update], no one had reported being sick and the governor had declared a state of emergency in three counties.[107][108] The ban was lifted on August 4.[109]

Notable people[edit]

Main article: List of people from Toledo, Ohio

Sister cities[edit]

Toledo was twinned with Toledo, Spain, in 1931, creating the first sister city relationship in the United States.[110][111]

Toledo's sister cities are:[112][113]

  • LebanonBeqaa Valley, Lebanon
  • GermanyCoburg, Germany
  • IndiaCoimbatore, India
  • GermanyDelmenhorst, Germany
  • PakistanHyderabad, Pakistan
  • BrazilLondrina, Brazil
  • ChinaNanchong, China
  • PolandPoznań, Poland
  • ChinaQinhuangdao, China
  • HungarySzeged, Hungary
  • TanzaniaTanga, Tanzania
  • SpainToledo, Spain
  • JapanToyohashi, Japan

See also[edit]


  1. ^Mean monthly maxima and minima (i.e. the highest and lowest temperature readings during an entire month or year) calculated based on data at said location from 1991 to 2020.
  2. ^Official records for Toledo were kept at downtown from January 1871 to January 1943, Toledo Municipal Airport from February 1943 to December 1945, Metcalf Field from January 1946 to 11 January 1955, and at Toledo Express Airport since 12 January 1955. For more information, see ThreadEx.


  1. ^"laborare est orare". Retrieved March 28, 2020.
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  4. ^"Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
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  9. ^"Port Industry Statistics". Retrieved May 1, 2020.
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  11. ^R. Douglas Hurt, The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720–1830 (Indiana University Press: Bloomington, 1998), pp. 8–12
  12. ^ abCharles E. Slocum, "Forts Miami and Fort Industry", Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications, Volume XII, 1903; hosted at American History and Genealogy Project, accessed 26 December 2015
  13. ^"Treaty Between the Ottawa, Chippewa, Wyandot, and Potawatomi Indians". World Digital Library. November 17, 1807. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  14. ^ abFederal Writers' Project (1940). The Ohio Guide. US History Publishers. ISBN .

Oh weather toledo franklin park

The Toledo area is a treasure trove of shopping, giving visitors the opportunity to engage in some serious retail therapy.

The Franklin Park Mall is the cornerstone of commerce in the area, featuring over 160 retailers, Cinemark 16 & XD theatres and a variety of restaurants and food options.

Additionally, Toledo features two separate outdoor malls to further provide shoppers with access to fashion, food and fun. In Perrysburg, The Town Center at Levis Commons offers 50+ shops, 15+ restaurants, 12 movie screens, and hotels. The Shops at Fallen Timbers, Maumee’s premiere retail destination, is also home to over 50 shops, a movie theater, a hotel, and some of the area’s best food options.

Smaller boutiques, specialty shops and antique malls throughout the area give visitors the chance to hunt for the ideal find, from the quirky to the conventional. 

So, save some space in that suitcase, and take a gander at the many retailers below to plan your shopping excursion when in town.

Franklin Park Mall

5001 Monroe St.
Toledo, OH 43623


Franklin Park Mall is Toledo’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination with over 160 specialty retailers, Cinemark Franklin Park 16 & XD, and dining to suit from casual, sit-down restaurants, to quick eats in the Food Court.

Anchored by Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, and Dick's Sporting Goods, Franklin Park Mall is home to your favorite retailers including Toledo’s only Apple Store, BoxLunch,  J.Crew Mercantile, Skechers and Banana Republic.  With destinations such as Francesca’s, Zumiez, Chico’s, H&M, PINK, Sephora, Pandora, Forever 21, Abercrombie & Fitch, and our popular outdoor shopping promenade which includes DSW, Old Navy, Bravo, Black Rock Grill, Dave & Buster's and Ulta Cosmetics and Salon, Franklin Park Mall provides the greatest retail offerings in Northwest Ohio. 

Franklin Park Mall is easily accessed from US-23, I-475, I-75 and the Ohio Turnpike.

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Franklin Park Mall

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Libbey Glass Factory Outlet

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Town Center at Levis Commons

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Copper Moon Studio


LIVE BLOG | Officially more than a foot of snow in Toledo; closings include Franklin Park, health department, more

TOLEDO, Ohio — Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan are in the crosshairs of the season's biggest expected snowstorm, with snowfall totals reaching up to a foot in some spots by Tuesday. 

Ahead of the storm, which First Alert Meteorologist Robert Shiels describes as near-blizzard conditions, several organizations and events are canceling or postponing activities, as travel will be nearly impossible in spots. 

Check back on this live blog often for the latest developments as WTOL 11 reporters in the field and your trusted First Alert weather team bring you updates.

We want to see YOUR updates, too! Text your photos to 419-248-1100 to let us know how you're faring in the snow. Your snow stories may be featured on air or online. 

4 p.m.: Republic refuse service resumes Wednesday

Collections by Republic will resume on Wednesday and continue through Saturday. For the remainder of the week, collections will be on a one-day delayed schedule.

Republic is reminding residents to ensure that carts and cans are placed curbside in a location where they do not interfere with snow removal operations.  All materials intended for collection must be placed out prior to 7 a.m. and must be free of snow and ice.

For customers with commercial front load dumpsters and industrial roll-off containers, Republic is asking that these containers are free and clear of snow and can easily be accessed.

3:50 p.m.: TARTA service updates

  • Now that Lucas County is downgraded to a Level 2 snow emergency, TARTA’s fixed-route bus schedule will operate on its normal weekday service for the remainder of Tuesday with the last line-up at the Downtown Transit Hub at 7:30pm tonight.
  • TARTA fixed route bus service will end at 6 p.m. This will be the final line-up at the Downtown Transit Hub.
  • Wednesday, TARTA will offer the option of same-day Call-a-Ride reservations until 1:30 p.m. due to no Call-a-Ride service and reservations being available today. Call-a-Ride is a curb-to-curb service offered from 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. in Ottawa Hills, Sylvania, Sylvania Township, Maumee and Rossford.
  • Wednesday, TARTA and TARPS services will operate on their normal weekday schedules.

3:15 p.m.: AAA rescue calls

Updated Emergency Rescue Team calls: Since midnight, AAA’s Roadside Rescue Team has received more than 245 calls for help from stranded northwest Ohio area drivers.

3:15 p.m.: Rossford trash service

Mayor Neil MacKinnon III says Waste Management told him "as of right now the plan is to proceed with normal garbage collection tomorrow."

Noon: TARTA  service updates

TARTA's Rider Information Line is closed due to the Level 3 Snow Emergency.

The Information and Reservation Line will remain open. Please expect delays as wait times are longer than normal. This number is 419-382-9901.

Call-A-Ride service has been canceled for the remainder of the day. Call-A-Ride reservations will not be available for the remainder of the day Tuesday.

TARTA’s fixed route bus service now has access to Royer Rd at Franklin Park Mall and Southwyck Blvd.

11:05 a.m.: AAA driver rescues

Since midnight, AAA’s Roadside Rescue Team has received more than 175 calls for help from stranded Northwest Ohio area drivers.  AAA said it is seeing increases in calls for extrications as drivers contend with snowy roads.

As temperatures begin to plummet to single digits, AAA reminds drivers that breakdowns occurring during extreme temperatures can be dangerous, especially for the elderly and very young. For those who must go out, preparation is key to a safe trip.

10:40 a.m.: Franklin Park Mall, Fallen Timbers closed

Franklin Park Mall will be closed Tuesday. Franklin Park Mall is scheduled to reopen at 11 a.m. on for regular operating hours. Restaurant, theater and some store hours may vary. Customers are encouraged to contact the business in question directly for operating status.

Fallen Timbers in Maumee is also closed due to Lucas County's Level 3 snow emergency. 

10:30 a.m.: Metroparks Toledo

Keep in mind that a Level 3 in Lucas County means that Metroparks Toledo's 19 parks are closed.

8:30 a.m.: Perrysburg updates

There will be a one-day delay for Refuse and Recycling pick-up for the remainder of the week.

Additionally, the City of Perrysburg Municipal Court will be CLOSED today, due to inclement weather and the Level 3 snow emergency.

8 a.m.: Officially more than a FOOT of snow for Toledo

First Alert Meteorologist Chris Vickers says we're officially over one FOOT of snow in Toledo. The wind has piled snowdrifts to 4 FEET in rural areas.

This snow was far more than the famous blizzard of '78, but the winds were nowhere near what was experienced then.  It's still a rare and significant snow storm.

 Records indicate this was the 4th largest 2-day snowstorm in Toledo's history!

7:50 a.m. Toledo City Council meeting canceled 

Toledo City Council Meeting has been canceled and will be rescheduled for  Wednesday at 2 p.m. 

7:40 a.m.: Some TARTA services canceled/suspended

  • Route #3 - Service suspended until further notice/will be evaluated every hour.
  • Call-a-Ride - Service suspended until further notice/service area for Sylvania and Maumee will be reevaluated at 11 a.m.
  • School routes - In conjunction with school closures, all school routes are canceled.
  • Route #26 - Cannot service Brook Park.
  • Route #15 - Cannot service the Mayo loop/ Mayo St.

Also, TARTA's Information Line is temporarily closed but the website remains active:

7:30 a.m.: What is 'shaved Parmesan' snow, Ryan? 

7:30 a.m. - Ottawa Hills (and lots of other schools) closed today

Check the status of your school district, and businesses and events, here: 

6:20 a.m. - TARPS and TARTA service updates 

TARTA’s Information Line and TARPS Customer Service Line will open later Tuesday morning. 

When TARTA regular services resume Tuesday, there will be a Cherry Street Line-Up. No service on Huron Street for the safety of riders. 

5:50 a.m. Toledo Lucas-County Health Department closed due to inclement weather

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is closed Tuesday due to a Level 3 Snow Emergency. The health department will reopen Wednesday as weather permits. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

How WTOL viewers - and their pets - are enjoying the Feb. 15 snowfall

5:00 a.m. - Williams County vaccine clinic canceled Tuesday; health dept. will reschedule appointments

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Williams County will be closed Tuesday due to the snowstorm. 

The health department will contact people who have scheduled appointments to set another date and time.

4:30 a.m. - Wood County Committee on Aging won't home deliver meals Tuesday

The Wood County Committee on Aging will not deliver home-delivered meals on Tuesday due to the Level 3 Snow Emergency which is in effect in Wood County. 

This decision is made for the safety of our seniors, the volunteers who deliver meals throughout Wood County, and our drivers. A total of 35 routes are delivered Monday through Friday serving over 800 homebound seniors daily.

All home-delivered meals clients were provided two shelf-stable meals in October 2020 for their use should the agency be unable to deliver for a day.

All Wood County Seniors Centers will be closed on Tuesday as well.

2:42 a.m. - Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank reschedules distribution event

The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank food box distribution event scheduled for Feb. 16 has been rescheduled to Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James C. Caldwell Community Center.

2:16 a.m. - Lucas County under Level 3 snow emergency

Lucas County Sheriff Mike Navarre has declared a Level 3 snow emergency in Lucas County.

LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.


11:10 p.m. - Visibility takes a dive; near blizzard conditions

Near McLaren St. Luke's Hospital, visibility is below a quarter of a mile.

11 p.m. - Crafty way of clearing snow

Need to clear snow from a parking lot? Here's one way to do it with a four wheeler, a truck and a good old fashioned shovel.

WTOL 11 Reporter Tyler Paley confirms conditions are perfect for snow angels

10:41 p.m. - Fremont Municipal Court closed to the public Feb. 16

Fremont Municipal Court will be closed to the public tomorrow, Feb. 16, for the entire day due to inclement weather. 

If you have a scheduled court date for tomorrow please contact your attorney or the clerk’s office at 419-332-1579 on Wednesday regarding the rescheduling of your court date. If you have a scheduled appointment with the probation department please call 419-552-5024 on Wednesday for further instruction.

10 p.m. - Over 200 closures and delays reported for schools, businesses and events

Check our Closings and Delays page and watch on air and on our free WTOL 11 News app for the latest updates.

9:37 p.m. - Toledo Public Schools closes for Tuesday

Superintendent Dr. Romules Durant has announced TPS will be closed on Tuesday due to weather conditions.

9:21 p.m. - Winds kicking up

Our First Alert Weather Team is tracking the wind now, as northeast gusts up to 26 miles per hour are logged at Toledo Express Airport.

9 p.m. - Big 11 Schools all mostly closed

The BIG 11 schools are closed at 9:02 p.m. except TPS. Bowling Green is remote.

Check on ALL the area schools here: /closings

8:40 p.m. - Toledo libraries closed

All locations of the Toledo-Lucas County Library will be closed Tuesday due to the weather.  

7:30 p.m. - Ottawa Hills delay

Ottawa Hills joins the dozens of area schools that have already called a delay for Tuesday. Superintendent Adam Fineske notes in a tweet that he'll assess conditions in the morning and if things are worse or Lucas County goes to a Level 3, Ottawa Hills may close. 

Check the status of all schools here: /closings 

7:25 p.m. - Firefighters battle blaze in Henry County

All residents safely escaped a house fire in southwest Henry County on Monday night on State Route 108, south of Holgate. It was reported this afternoon around 4:30 p.m. People are asked to stay off of SR 108 between Holgate and Miller City right now. Firefighters are having issues and keeping water supply at this time. Putnam County firefighters are assisting. The Red Cross is also assisting the residents.  

7:20 p.m. - Free pizza for plow drivers

Pisanello's Pizza in Bowling Green is offering free pizzas to snowplow drivers Monday night. A Facebook post from the pizzeria says if plow drivers give them a call while they're out on their route and roll up in their plow, the free pizza is theirs. The phone number is 419-352-5166 

"We're apparently about to get hit with snow! And, we've got too much dough! Tell you what, if you're a snow-plow driver and you give a call TONIGHT, you get a free pizza! Call us on your route, roll up in your plow, we've got you covered!"

7:10 p.m. - Snow is piling up

In just 30 minutes, the snow went from light and fluffy to heavy and blowing. Check out how much snow piled up on First Alert Meteorologist John Burchfield's GoPro lens between 6:30 and 7 p.m.!

6:50 p.m. - 1-car crash on turnpike in Erie County

A  single-vehicle crash is reported in Erie County on the Ohio Turnpike. This accident is not blocking the turnpike and there are no injuries, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Contrary to some other accounts online, there is no 20-car pileup, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

6:40 p.m. - Tiffin University goes remote

All Tiffin University campus classes and offices will move to a remote schedule Tuesday and the physical campus will be closed.

5:45 p.m. - Republic rubbish services suspended 

Republic Services is suspending collections for Tuesday in the Toledo service area, which includes Lucas County and the northern half of Wood County. In Michigan, the service area covers the southern portion of Monroe County and the eastern half of Lenawee County.

Collections are expected to resume on Wednesday. Collections for the remainder of the week will be on a one-day delayed schedule.

5:20 p.m. - Snow and wind picking up

The snow and the wind are both starting to pick up, according to First Alert Meteorologist John Burchfield, who's probably trying to get a last run or walk in before the storm hits: 

5:12 p.m. - Toledo library locations

All Toledo Lucas County Public Library locations will close Monday at 6:30 p.m. due to weather conditions.

4:50 p.m. - Schools making plans for Tuesday morning

There will be no transportation for Bowling Green City Schools on Tuesday -
students and teachers will meet remotely.

Stay up to date with all the delays and cancellation decisions made by local superintendents here: /closings

Or text the word CLOSINGS to 419-248-1100. 

4:45 p.m. - ProMedica physicians offices and classes - Know before you go

All ProMedica hospitals are OPEN. ProMedica Physicians offices in Ohio and Michigan - CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM APPOINTMENT

The following ProMedica facilities are closed and events are canceled Feb. 16 due to the weather:

  • ProMedica Physicians offices in Ohio and Michigan – **CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM APPOINTMENT**
  • All other ProMedica outpatient services and programs  **CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM APPOINTMENT**
  • PTN Paramedic Renewal Class – Middleton Twp – CANCELED
  • ProMedica Physicians Cardiology – Drs. Karamali & Cassavar -- Perrysburg and Defiance, OH – CLOSED
  • ProMedica Physicians Ear, Nose, and Throat, Dr. Mucha – Adrian and Tecumseh, MI – CLOSED
  • ProMedica Physicians Family Medicine – Adrian -- CLOSED
  • ProMedica Physicians Family Medicine Newport - Dr. Chartier – CLOSED
  • ProMedica Physicians Monroe Family Medicine – Dr. Tilson & Dr. Istephan – CLOSED
  • ProMedica Physicians Monroe Gastro – Monroe, MI – CLOSED

4:40 p.m. - Calm before the storm

WTOL 11's Tyler Paley's hands-free camera sees clear-ish roadways on the highway, but he notes "all bets are off" in just a few hours. 

4:30 p.m.

Toledo police are ready for their #snowpatrol duty! They're outfitted from head to toe in cold weather tactical gear, including "sweet polarized goggles." 

Chief George Kral also weighed in on Twitter, saying, "

3:15 p.m.

Owens Community College is closing campus Monday at 5 p.m. and will re-open on Wednesday. This is for both the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. This includes all face-to-face and synchronous web courses. Students should check their syllabi, as there are certain programs, such as the nursing clinical, that will continue to meet.

We'll be sharing major closures to this blog as they come in. For all other closures and delays, check this link periodically: /closings

If you are an administrator with a code to our delays/closings website, that portal is here: /closings-admin

2 p.m. - COVID-19 vaccine clinics postponed

Several COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the area have pushed back their planned Tuesday clinics, anticipating that driving will be a problem. Clinics at UTMC, the Lucas County Rec Center, McLaren St. Luke's, Mercy-Health Perrysburg Hospital and Wood County Health Department have been rescheduled at this time. 

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