Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:24:25 GMT
The search is on for the woman who allegedly stole items from a little boy's gravesite in Richland County. According to Ontario Police, several people have contacted them concerning gravesite thefts atMore >
The search is on for the woman who allegedly stole items from a little boy's gravesite in Richland County.More >
Sunday, April 20 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:02:28 GMT
Video from a fishing trip that ended in tragedy earlier this week was posted to an outdoors website sometime before the boat capsized. It's believed Andrew Rose sent the video to the website, ‘Black SwampMore >
It's believed Andrew Rose sent the video to the website, ‘Black Swamp Ohio Outdoors'.More >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:04 GMT
A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to...More >
A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or...More >
While Mayor Mike Bell participated in early voting, mayoral candidate Mike Collins cast his vote in Toledo Tuesday morning. Both sides hosted events election night as they waited to learn who would lead the Glass City next.
Collins voted around 8:15 a.m. at the Church of the Cross on Cass Road in south Toledo. Although an independent, he said he felt very comfortable watching events unfold at the Teamsters Local 20 with the backing of major labor unions. Before casting his vote, Collins joined others at a Teamsters breakfast at 4:30 a.m.
Collins thanked voters for their support at Elmhurst Elementary School in west Toledo Tuesday afternoon. He said he received good feedback and believes he did what he needed to do to become mayor.
"It consumes you as a person and so, I'll be relieved to a large extent when it's over with. You know, it's a humbling experience. And I sincerely hope I have the privilege of leading the citizens of this city and taking Toledo in a new direction," said Collins.
Mayor Bell does not have support from the fire and police organizations like he did in the last election four years ago. However, Bell ran on the message that he was the mayor who made tough decisions during tough times, which meant balancing the budget without laying off police officers and firefighters, while still committing to repaving roads, building new fire stations, and focusing on infrastructure issues.
Bell and his supporters watched election results at Table 44 on Monroe Street in downtown. As the election was came to a close, he made it clear that the city needs to support the new mayor.
"This is just a great city. And so, what I think has to happen, though, is that people have to get around the new mayor. And that is important, because this is about unity here. This isn't about any one person. No city can fall apart because one person has moved one place or another," said Bell.
Although Collins is still getting used to being called "mayor elect," he says his first order of business - as promised in his campaign - is reopening the Northwest District Police Station, which was closed by the Bell administration. It would be staffed with a special victims and domestic violence unit, as well as a life duty officer to take reports during the week.
Collins says he also plans to meet with Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs in the near future, to determine what changes are needed in the department, including if he should remain in charge.
"The Northwest District Police Station will be open before April the 1st, we will immediately go in and evaluate the condition of the building. I would like the Bell administration to at least give us that opportunity now," said Collins.
The size of Toledo's government could change under Collins, as he intends to explore the option of offering early retirement incentives to employees.
Rob Wiercinski will have more about Collins' victory in his reports tonight on WTOL 11 News starting at 5!
Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:20:28 GMT
The family of a little boy paralyzed after a gas station shooting that killed his father has added a stranger to the ranks of their family because of what she did for the 10-year-old boy. The woman doesn'tMore >
The family of a little boy paralyzed after a gas station shooting that killed his father has added a stranger to the ranks of their family because of what she did for the 10-year-old boy.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:54:24 GMT
A family is grieving, but shock and loss for words came when hearing the driver that killed at Northland father was drunk, police say. Court records show 20-year-old Joseph C. Surratt, who caused theMore >
A family is grieving, but shock and loss for words came when hearing the driver that killed at Northland father was drunk, police say.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:44:53 GMT
Nearly a year-and-a-half after it went up in flames in a deadly explosion, the owners of JJ's Restaurant say they have plans to reopen.Jimmy Frantze said he has signed a lease for a lobby level space inMore >
Nearly a year-and-a-half after it went up in flames in a deadly explosion, the owners of JJ's Restaurant say they have plans to reopen.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:37:40 GMT
Firefighters are battling a fire at in an exterior recycling storage area.The fire broke out about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Deffenbaugh Recycling Center, 2404 South 88th St.There are no reports of injuries.KCTV5More >
Firefighters are battling a fire at an exterior recycling storage area.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:45:52 GMT
A Kansas judge has granted a request to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The formerMore >
A Kansas judge has granted a request to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.More >