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Zenobia Shrine Circus back in town for 72nd year

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For 72 years, the Zenobia Shrine Circus has dazzled crowds while raising money for a good cause. In 2024, the circus is back in T-Town, with seven shows over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

“The circus in America alone is older than baseball,” Circus Ringmaster Timothy Tegge said. “It’s older than Coca-Cola. The circus is about as American as you can get.”

The event, which will be held at the Glass City Center in downtown Toledo, is the primary fundraiser for the Zenobia Shriners branch based in Perrysburg. Circus director Boyd E. Durain said 100% of the proceeds raised from the circus stay right here in northwest Ohio to help the Zenobia Shriners continue their mission of having fun and caring for children and families in need.

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Kids vs. cops chess tournament helps youth learn about police in friendly setting

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Kids and cops squared off in a friendly game of chess for nearly two hours Wednesday at the Jones Leadership Academy of Business in Toledo.

The tournament, in its second year, wasn’t just to have fun and crown some winners, though. The event was hosted by the Toledo Public Schools Department of Public Safety and the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department to help youth bond with law enforcement and learn more about what they do.

Chess holds a special place in the heart of Rohan Padhye, who has played the game for about 10 years. Through playing with the cops, he said he has learned a lot and taken away life lessons he’ll never forget.

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Championship International Wrestling hosting pro wrestling show Sunday in Toledo

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Professional wrestling fans have an opportunity to witness Championship International Wrestling in Toledo on Sunday.

The Midwest regional promotion’s show is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at St. Clement Hall on Tremainsville Road. The main event will see Michael Elgin, known for his time in New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor, face off against reigning CIW Heavyweight Champion Malice for the belt.

Along with local Toledo talent like Kenny Urban, who brings a goose to his matches, CIW attracts overseas talent from countries as far away as Japan, too.

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