Boy Bands, Bullies and Bella: @AfterRomeo’s Music and Message

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

Maumee Native Devin Fox warming up with Sidney Bowen.

Maumee Native Devin Fox warming up with Sidney Bowen.

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ” – Walt Disney.

For Maumee native Devin Fox, no truer words have been spoken.

Walking into a Middle School brings back many memories, and emotions. I can remember the nerves and angst of trying to figure out who I was, while trying to blend in. For most children– the 6th, 7th and 8th grade years are the toughest.

My 11 year-old girl is a sixth grader at McCord Junior High. Earlier in the week, she came home and announced After Romeo, a “famous boy band” was coming to her school to perform. She had no idea who they were, what they sang, nor did she really care. After Romeo was coming to McCord Junior High. Read more ›

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Posted in Arts, Bullying, Life, Music, Pictures, Schools, Sylvania, Video

Rokicki: #DearSergio Continued

Written by: Nick Rokicki

I’ve gotta apologize to Jeremy and the readers of iheartglasscity. Here I am, a contributor to this site that works at Jeep and I haven’t weighed in on the whole Jeep Wrangler thing. My excuse? I’ve been working. A lot. Like 60-68 hours a week. At Jeep. But, I wanted to contribute to #DearSergio… so here goes nothing.

Dear Sergio,

There is a world where people don’t just let things happen. They make them happen. They don’t check their dreams at the door. They get involved. They take risks. They leave a mark. It is a world where every new day and every new challenge brings the opportunity to craft a better future.

Read more ›

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Cancel the “Drama” Class #StopBullying #StartLoving #StandUp

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower


Kayla Meeker: 1998-2014

Yesterday, the Anthony Wayne School District released a statement about an incident that occurred that involved an unspecified threat against students, staff etc.

I have learned that a High School student allegedly emailed vague threats to a “Hit List” of fellow classmates at Anthony Wayne High School.   The word “Purge” allegedly was used by this child.  I will not give names, age, grade nor sex of the person who allegedly created this threat.   Read more ›

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Posted in Anthony Wayne, Bullying, Column, Discussion, Facebook, Family, Fatherhood, Feels, Parenting, Schools, Waterville

Winter Coats vs One-Size Vinyl Costumes #TheStruggle

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

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One of the slowest hours of the year for a kid is 5 PM on Halloween. It seemed the second hand of our living room clock would stop moving as soon as we were cleared to put our costumes on. A mustached Jerry Anderson, Jeanine Lauber and Stan Stachak would be on the television reminding kids of the various times and rules of the special “all-you-can-grab-candy-dash” while informing parents of the weather forecast of the following two hours.

It was always cold, if we were lucky it was dry. Read more ›

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Posted in Baumhower, Column, Family, Fatherhood, Feels, Funny, Life, Parenting, Toledo

20 Things NOT to do because Ebola has Visited Ohio #Ebolalypse

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower


Now that we know Ebola has visited Ohio– Here’s a list of 20 things NOT to do.

1) Go to the grocery store to purchase milk, eggs and bread. This is not the same as a ‘chance of snow’– your French Toast can wait.

2) Download and play the app called Plague Inc. Read more ›

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iHeartGlassCity Free Download: Raine Wilder’s ‘Lights’ from his New Album ‘Vibes” now available

iHeartGlassCity is excited to offer you a free song from Raine Wilder’s BRAND NEW album, ‘Vibes’.

Raine Wilder is one of the area’s hottest artists with a loyal and growing fan base. After listening to his brand album ‘Vibes” you can see why.  Read more ›

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Dear Sergio #KeepJeepInToledo

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

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Dear Sergio,

Chrysler’s Jeep Wrangler and myself have a lot in common.

The Wrangler and I are the product of hardworking parents who sacrificed for our future.

We were both born and made in Toledo, Ohio. We’re from the same streets and neighborhood, we know the same people. Some of us we’re made in a Jeep. Read more ›

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Posted in Baumhower, Column, Discussion, Facebook, Family, Feels, Jeep, Life, News, Parenting, Toledo

My Pickle Princess

Written by: Kayla Sykes


There is something beautiful about the fall, it has always been my favorite. It is such a beautiful season that represents life so well. In Northwest Ohio, fall is something you can count on. The change however, is always unpredictably beautiful. The beauty in the silent change could be missed if you weren’t paying attention. If you don’t look now, it will be gone. The reds, the oranges, the vibrancy in quiet change. Fall is like a toddler.

I have spent four falls as a mother, and each fall the change of scenery and weather change with her growth. As her knowledge expands, the leaves change a deeper red. As her humor expands, the yellow falls to your toes. Independence comes out of nowhere, like the unexpected crunch of fall beneath your toes. The words privacy during bathroom breaks, and demands of certain unmatched clothing during dressing time whirl around like the breeze. And in the breeze, Halloween creeps up. Unmasked request before the night of costumes. Vibrant colors and imagination grow with excitement for candy. Read more ›

Posted in Column, Family, Feels, Funny, Kayla Sykes, Motherhood, Parenting, Toledo
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