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A dive team is searching for the body of a 34-year-old man from the Toledo area, believed to have drowned in a Jet Ski accident on Saturday. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in a private pond inMore >>
The body of 34-year-old Jason Mitchell, from Perrysburg, was located by divers around 1pm on Sunday in about seven feet of water.More >>
Working together is the key to successful tourism in Ohio. That's why the movers and shakers in the local industry Thursday May 8 came to Destination Toledo's National Tourism Week celebration.
Local tourism took a big hit back in 2009 because of the recession. It's rebounded, thanks in part to attractions like the new National Great Lakes Museum, Imagination Station's Titanic Exhibit and Birder's Week in Oak Harbor.
"Our town has the same brand as everyone else in the community: 'You will do better in Toledo.' We make family experiences better in Toledo, we think, than other parts of the region," said Rich Nachazel, Destination Toledo.
Hotel, restaurant and attraction officials learned Ohio has a $38 billion tourism industry. Folks are now willing to travel regardless of economic conditions.
"So we may tighten up how much we drive when the economy is good or bad. But one thing we don't neglect to do is get together with family and friends," said Melinda Huntley of the Ohio Travel Association.
Folks at Destination Toledo's event are being told that by working together, they're the cog in the wheel that will make tourism grow.