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Published: Monday, 2/12/2007

Ex-mayor Ford to speak at Ohio Northern U.

Former Toledo Mayor Jack Ford will speak to students and guests during a Black History Month program at Ohio Northern University this week.

Mr. Ford is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Thursday in the McIntosh Center Ballroom at the Ada, Ohio, university.

Mr. Ford, who currently teaches at Bowling Green State University, was the first African-American to be elected as mayor of Toledo in 2001. Before elected mayor, Mr. Ford was the first black to be chosen minority leader of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1998.

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