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

Obituary for Archer “Archie” Brady Wolfe


Archer “Archie” Brady Wolfe met his family on February 10th, just seven months ago at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. Heaven decided that Archie’s amazing smile was needed to warm the hearts of all the saints and angels- he passed away peacefully in his sleep during the early morning of September 30, 2014. Read more ›

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Razing Hope

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower


I have been asked by numerous people if I was going to watch the house at 704 Federal Street get demolished today.

The short answer is.. No.

In case you are not aware– this is the place where Baby Elaina took her last breath and where a community united in hopes of finding her.

I wrote a column last year demanding the city raze the dwelling and suggested a Memorial Park be put in its place.  I even had a local demolition crew who contacted me to offer their services free of charge.

I am glad the razing of this specific house became a priority and is getting done sooner than the usual 3-4 year wait time– I am also perfectly fine that there will be no park. The reason why I am now okay with the lack of a memorial is because nothing good happened at this location while this child was alive.    Read more ›

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We Think We Know #StopBullying

EDITOR’S NOTE: Bill Geha is the Creator of the PEACE Project, which is a peer-to-peer mentoring group that includes letter writing, and producing videos to bring awareness on the devastation of child abuse, bullying and dating violence.  Yesterday the PEACE Project sent over 2,000 signatures of love and support to the Autistic Ohio teen that was the victim of the Ice Bucket Prank.

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Written by: Bill Geha


We Think We Know

You know the girl everyone calls a slut, she’s a virgin.

The boy you call lame and stupid,he has to work everyday after school to help support his family . Read more ›

Posted in #ToledoIsBeautiful, Bullying, Column, Exclusive, Facebook, Family, Fatherhood, Feels, Life, Parenting, Schools, Sylvania, Toledo, Viral
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