Toledo police Chief George Kral recently announced some grim statistics: Lucas County has had 12 fatal crashes, nine of those in Toledo, so far this year. By this date last year, there had been two. Click here to view more Blade editorials
Speed, alcohol factor in many deaths.
High-crime areas will have a surge in police, but then city officials will visit to address quality-of-life issues.
District stations to increase enforcement based on shooting reports, crime trends.
City council OKs budgets; police will be hired earlier.
Another $3 million allocated for residential street repaving, new police officers.
Councilman Webb said city needs officers to keep up with retirements.
A new set of state standards aimed at eliminating racial profiling is sensible.
More officers are eligible to retire this year than those who will be hired
Tom Wiegand last worked as deputy chief in charge of the operations division.