TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — About a dozen demonstrators protested a man's recent death while in police custody at a Toledo hospital.

The demonstrators protesting Sunday outside Toledo's government center carried posters with messages including "Justice 4 Aaron Pope" and "Black Lives Matter." Aaron Pope died March 27 after Toledo officers responded to a 911 call saying he was acting out of control.


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Toledo has died five days after suffering cardiac arrest while driving during a snowstorm. A city spokeswoman, Stacy Weber, says Mayor D. Michael Collins died Friday at the University of Toledo Medical Center. The 70-year-old Collins was in his first term. He was a former police officer and City Council member.

Doctor: Too Soon For Prognosis On Toledo Mayor's Recovery

Feb 2, 2015

A doctor in Ohio says the mayor of Toledo is still in critical condition a day after he suffered cardiac arrest while driving during a snowstorm.
The mayor's condition hasn't changed and he remained heavily sedated Monday.
Mayor D. Michael Collins has been in intensive care since he was found unconscious after crashing his SUV into a utility pole Sunday. Two passers-by broke out a window to reach the mayor before performing CPR.
His doctor says it's too early to know the timing or likelihood of his recovery.

Senator Sherrod Brown (right) compared algae-filled water with clear water on a recent visit to Stone Lab on Lake Erie. Researcher Justin Chaffin is on the left.
Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Ohio’s U.S. Senators have introduced two bills that address the problems with toxic microcystins, a result of the bacteria known as blue-green algae, in the state’s waters. Toxins from algal blooms in Lake Erie caused a two-day shutdown of Toledo’s water system in August, and algal blooms have been reported in lakes around the state including Grand Lake St. Mary’s and Buckeye Lake.

Collin O'Mara, President of the National Wildlife Federation, held up a glass of algae-filled water from Lake Erie after the toxins produced by the algae shut down Toledo's water system.
National Wildlife Federation Staff

Nothing brings consensus like a crisis. During Toledo’s recent drinking-water ban, conflicting ideas about how to test for toxins caused confusion for decision-makers, and hat problem sparked rare, swift action by multiple layers of government to create a uniform, statewide protocol.

Child Sex Trafficking: A Statewide Problem

Jan 11, 2012

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking will soon surpass drugs and guns as the largest illegal enterprise in the country. And the most prevalent form is child sex trafficking. On a national report card Ohio was given a “D” on it’s response.  Sarah Buckingham reports from Toledo – a city that’s on the frontlines of the tackling the problem.

 “We’re gonna shoot up Lagrange Street, one of the typical areas where we’ll do a sting…” Pete Swartz investigates child sex trafficking with an FBI task force in northwest Ohio.