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In The Good News Department...

Hello Toledo and Happy Wednesday,

Hope you are having a great week. 

Like so many of you, my wife Sarah and I have been preparing for back to school at our house. We took our daughter Emma to her first year of college. Our son Will returned for his junior year of High School.  Our wish for you and your families is the same as my own: a safe, engaging, and rewarding school year for all. 

A couple of feel-good news stories I wanted to highlight this week.  

The first is the wonderful story of Toledo Firefighter Myles Copeland. You may recall I gave him a key to the City a few weeks ago for his bravery and heroism as he leaped into action to save the life of a man who suffered from a serious heart attack on the basketball court. 

This week, On the Road with Steve Hartman, on CBS, shared a story of a reunion of the two men, the first since the incident. 

In another great story about Toledo history, in honor of the International Year of Glass, The Toledo Blade did a piece about how the Glass Keys to the City are made

Festivities for the International Year of Glass are ongoing. This week, you can head to the Franklin Park Mall and take advantage of a community glass art installation. I will be there, too! 

Have a great week, Toledo! 

Jazz Fest Is This Weekend 

Join us this weekend, Sunday, August 28 from noon to 10:00 PM for the inaugural Glass City Jazz fest in Glass City Metropark. Admission is free but the lineup is priceless! Make sure to get an update at the link below on parking and shuttle information.  

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Resuming Normal Water Utility Operations

Beginning September 1, the Department of Public Utilities will be resuming regular operations, including water shutoff for non-payment. Residents with a past due water balance have a number of options when it comes to paying their bill.

It is Rocket Week in Toledo! 

The City of Toledo is excited to once again participate in UToeldo Rocket Week!   This year was made even more special with the celebration of 150 years in Toledo. 

Join us for a community pep rally in Levis Square Park Downtown tomorrow, August 25 at 12:15.  Foodtrucks, live music, cheerleaders, and fun! 

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Meter Replacements Are Happening NOW

In several Toledo neighborhoods, smart meter replacements are happening now. When you get a postcard from the City of Toledo, act to get your appointment scheduled. The above-identified neighborhoods should pay attention! Not sure? Use the link below to search the map by your address.   
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UNCF Walk September 17

Join us for a walk to support UNCF's mission to support HBCUs and the students they serve. Grab some friends and sign up for a team.  

 Gun Buy Back 

The Lucas County Prosecutors Office is hosting a Gun Buyback event at the Frederick Douglass Center on September 10, from 10 am to 2 pm. Participants can receive up to $250 in gas gift cards to any BP location for each firearm turned in, no questions asked. Thanks to Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates for hosting this event. The community can dispose of unwanted guns functioning or nonfunctioning, and ammunition to the Toledo Police Department for disposal.

A Great Toledo Weekend! 

I was pleased to join so many friends and neighbors at two great community events this weekend. First up was the African American Men's Wellness Walk.  Health screenings and information benefited just over 100 people before the walk even began.  
The Pride Parade was amazing.  We had so much fun.  I was very pleased to be joined by Kid Mayor Evelyn Bush.  

Toledo Fire Promotions!

Congratulations to members of the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department on their promotions. We know they will continue to serve the residents of Toledo with excellence. They are:  Lt. Gina Shubeta, Lt. Allan Skomer, Lt. Nicholas Simon, Lt. Frank Villarreal, Lt. Joseph Cira, Lt. Crystal Spain, Lt. Travis Davis, Lt. Jamie Morelock, and Lt. Benjamin Cranston.

Upcoming Events

Summer Drop-in Programs
Varies Daily
City of Toledo Parks

Pools Open
Thu/Fri 3-7 p.m. 
Sat/Sun 2-6 p.m.
Navarre, Pickford, and Willys Pools
*Last day for pools is September 4

Let's Get Moving: Walking Program
Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Willys Park
Farmers Market 6:30-7:30 p.m. farmers market nutrition coupons accepted.

Refuse and Recycling Drop-Off
Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bowsher High School 


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By The Numbers

Year To Date
46,998  calls to Engage Toledo
22,212  service requests made through Engage Toledo app
59,960  potholes filled
6,236,943  pounds of debris cleaned from streets with street sweepers
3,309,629  pounds of debris removed from alleys
2,675,582  pounds of debris removed by the Clean Toledo blight team
4,785  tires collected
1,447  trees trimmed
192  water main breaks repaired
1,199,827  feet of sanitary sewers cleaned
5,692  feet of storm sewers cleaned
5,484  building inspections completed
5,199  permits issued
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