Please only vote if you are a Lucas County resident.
Written by: Jeremy Baumhower
On October 18, 1996 a Lucas County jury awarded two Toledo women a large sum of money as a result of a lawsuit filed against Toledo Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Elliott Saferin, his partner and his wife, Sandra Saferin. The lawsuit filed by Terri L McCormick and Susan Kern, was looking for compensatory and punitive damages for sexual harassment, assault & battery, breach of contract, slander, sex discrimination and whistleblowing. The lawsuit had alleged Dr. Saferin made “unwelcome physical advances and physical contact” and “inappropriate sexual propositions” to the plaintiffs.
The lawsuit had also alleged the employees witnessed “unsafe, unsanitary and unlawful activities… and questionable billing practices.”
Toledo Plastic Surgeons and Dr. Saferin responded to the civil complaint by stating the women were fired because of poor work performance and that no complaints of sexual harassment were made during their employment.
Their “Prayer for Relief” asked for a judgement not to exceed $15 million dollars. The jury awarded nearly $3 million with 10% interest. According to records all amounts were paid.
Written by: Jeremy Baumhower
If you were to tell me two months ago that I’d be neck-deep in school board election politics, I’d say you were crazy. No one could have predicted the craziness my life has become since first breaking the news of the secret attempt to fire Washington Local Schools (WLS) Superintendent Patrick Hickey. I’ll try my best to recap. You try your best to believe it.
It all started after I shared a video on Facebook of a WLS Board discussion of Brondes Ford wanting to donate $270,000 in exchange for on-site advertisement placement, a video that almost ruined a man. The video featured a heated exchange that showcased numerous people yelling at a man I admire. It culminated in David Hunter, a 22-year board member, dropping a stack of emails directed at the superintendent. My video post included a diatribe of pure emotion aimed at Hunter, and when I hit “Post,” I could feel my id rejoice. Read more ›
Our Toledo Mayor Candidate Conversation Series continues with the current Mayor, Paula Hicks-Hudson.
Paula Hicks-Hudson never imagined herself as a Mayor, and she never had a choice. A phone call during a Level 3, changed her life, and the future of our city.
Paula is incredibly proud of the progress that’s occurred over the last 8 months. She is hoping to continue Toledo’s momentum for the next two years.
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Our Toledo Mayor Candidate Conversation Series continues with former three-time Mayor, Carty Finkbeiner.
Carty Finkeiner brings his explosive and infectious energy to the paneled basement. Carty talks about his love of Toledo, and why he is running again for Mayor. He lays out his plan of attack on fixing the streets, the water crisis, crime and how he wants to further the pride in Toledoans. Follow Carty on Twitter
(Editor’s Note: iHeartGlassCity has invited all candidates and issues to submit a column, to better educate the voters on the upcoming November 3rd election.)
Written by: Randall Parker III
What made you decide to run for School Board?
As a product of TPS and a parent of three children actively a part, I’ve had the privilege to see the district overcome some troubling times throughout the years. To see where they are now as being, in my opinion, the top of the class as it relates to innovation and excellence, is amazing. In 2013 I ran for the Board along with eight other candidates and came in 5th. When Dr. Cecilia Adams was appointed to the City Council seat in April 2015, I was appointed and honored to currently serve on the Board. Read more ›