Saturday, August 16 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-17 01:42:26 GMT
Five years of planning and discussion is finally paying off. On Saturday, ground was broken for the Glass City Dog Park. It's located on the site of the former South Toledo YMCA along the Anthony WayneMore >>
It's located on the site of the former South Toledo YMCA along the Anthony Wayne Trail.
Dogs came with their owners, many of them with plans to check out and join the park.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Deandre Connell said he was doing homework when a bolt of lightning struck a tree outside the living room window. The current traveled through the ground, blowing him off the couch. (8/19/2014) More >>
Deandre Connell said he was doing homework when a bolt of lightning struck a tree outside the living room window. The current traveled through the ground, blowing him off the couch. (8/19/2014)
Toledo Public Schools is
considering organizing a school to help students whose primary language is
The district is still in the
early stage of planning, but the school could potentially be for students in
Kindergarten through second grade. Lesson plans would be taught in Spanish and
English to help students reach their full potential without a language barrier.
There are more than 2,000
Hispanic students in Toledo Public Schools. Baldemar Velasquez, the president
of the farm labor organizing committee, says there is a need for the school.
"We have changing demographics in
our community with many immigrant workers, many that did not show up in the
last census," Velasquez said. "I think this is a good way to reach out to a particularly
vulnerable group of young people that are going to have special problems."
There is no timeline in place for
when this school could open. TPS plans to start the program at a Head Start
location this fall.