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Poor decisions accelerated decline
The sad shape of large sections of downtown Toledo — rows of vacant buildings, gap-tooth sections with empty structures separated with parking lots, looming giants of brick and steel that haven’t seen habitation in decades — didn’t just happen. While the decline of manufacturing, the spread of city water lines outside the city limits, and unfettered suburban growth each contributed to pulling companies and people out of downtown for decades, bad decisions by public officials and the titans of Toledo industry accelerated the demise, many now admit.

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Toledo finally has a chief willing to promote the benefits of residency to community policing and relations.

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