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is almost here and a bad forecast has many parents demanding Toledo's trick-or-treating
be moved to another night.
forecast is calling for heavy rain and high winds on Thursday, but Toledo's
trick-or-treating is still scheduled for 6-8 that night. Some communities have
moved their hours to a different night, but many, like Toledo, are sticking to
Toledo Police Patrolmen's Association (TPPA) is blaming Mayor Mike Bell for not
changing the time. TPPA President Dan Wagner believes the mayor said on the
radio that Halloween could not be rescheduled because police overtime would be
needed and the union could file a grievance. Wagner says overtime is not an
issue and he wants the date changed for trick-or-treating.
said Wednesday evening that he never blamed police or claimed the overtime was
pay the union person $100 if they can find where I said that ever," Bell said. "What
I said is that it's not an issue, it's not a police issue, it had nothing to do
with being a police issue. It's an issue of figuring out whether the weather is
going to be bad enough or not to be able to cancel it."
says he will meet with TPD and police departments from surrounding communities
Thursday to determine if the weather will be a major issue.