Before the taste, even before the smell, there s always the sound of popcorn. It s an intrinsic part of the popular snack, that exquisite sound of a heated kernel turning itself inside out after the moisture trapped within turns to steam and explodes. Pop! That familiar echo is an even greater symphony at the J.H. Fentress Antique Popcorn Museum in Springfield Township. Here, it comes with more than a pop; there s a clink and a clank and a whir as an old-time popcorn machine goes to work.
Andy Gjurasin has spent a few days a month the last 10 years sorting through the miscellany of other people s lives, looking for the interesting and the valuable and getting rid of the rest. And when you ask him what was the biggest surprise he ever got from buying contents of storage lockers belonging to people who didn t pay their rent, he doesn t hesitate.
Authorities Saturday morning identified the race-car driver killed Friday night at Toledo Speedway as 36-year-old Terry Gibson. He was killed when four cars collided and his car hit a wall at about 110 mph, officials said. It is believed to be the second fatality of a driver in the track's history, and the first since June, 2000.
A former Monclova Township man who became a police officer so he and his wife could save up and go to Thailand as missionaries was shot and killed after police were called to a disturbance outside a downtown nightclub early yesterday. Rookie Officer Andrew Widman, 30, was shot in the face at close range after he stepped in to break up a dispute between a man and his girlfriend at about 2 a.m., police Maj. Doug Baker said.
Police are continuing to investigate a murder of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot late Friday at the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Festival in East Toledo. The man, Kenneth Kimble, was pronounced dead upon arrival at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, said Charlie Hunt, an investigator with the Lucas County Coroner's Office. Mr. Kimble was shot at Idaho and White streets after a fight with another person at the festival about 10:10 p.m., police said.
Local television weatherman Mike Morrison was arrested early Sunday on misdemeanor charges of public indecency, intoxication, and resisting arrest, a police report shows. According to the report, police arrested Mr. Morrison, 41, at 1:10 a.m. at 18 Main St. in East Toledo and took him to the Lucas County jail, where he was held for several hours and released.
Jewel Threet is a father who wants to know how any set of parents could dream this. Dream that their youngest son, who watched Michigan beat Southern California in the Rose Bowl with his mother on Jan. 2, 1989 - the day he was born - might actually quarterback the Wolverines.
The mayor who once labeled a neighboring city as a Peyton Place has turned back the covers on a melodrama rivaling that famous tale of small-town pettiness right in his own city but is also facing questions about his own motivations. Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner has demanded an investigation into allegations of an extramarital affair involving James Hartung, president of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, the agency that oversees economic growth in the region.