Today, The Blade turns its attention, and especially its photographers' cameras, on blight in Toledo.
By many measures the city has been in decline for decades, but the most recent recession has hit Toledo too hard. "An urban death spiral" is how Mayor D. Michael Collins describes the impact.
We do this not because we want to put Toledo in a bad light, but because deterioration and destruction of our city is undeniable, and the community needs to begin a discussion about what it will take to fix the problems confronting us all.
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