TOLEDO, Ohio — The holiday weekend started on a bittersweet note for former students of Wernert, Shoreland, and Jackman Elementary in west and north Toledo.
On Saturday morning, just days after the schools let out their last students for the summer, people were invited out for one last look at the schools, all three of which are being retired from service as Washington Local Schools builds two replacement schools.
Former Wernert student Tom Hillabrand remembers the concerts, plays and school assemblies held in the buildings auditorium and wanted to sit in the built-in seats one last time.
He also remembered how hot the century-old building got at the end of the school year.
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