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Eclipse offers experience of a lifetime for many in northwest Ohio

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When totality hit the Glass City Metropark in east Toledo on Monday, cheers rang out as fireworks went off in the distance. People said they were amazed at what they witnessed during the total solar eclipse.

“It was crazy, it was amazing, it was exciting,” one kid, whose family traveled from Michigan, said, reacting to the eclipse. “I would wait another 20 years to see this.”

Unfortunately, the next eclipse in Ohio won’t come for another 75 years. One of the reasons people came far and wide to witness the event was its infrequency.

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Hospitals preparing for solar eclipse

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Hospitals are preparing for the influx of visitors headed to Northwest Ohio to catch a glimpse of the total solar eclipse.

Shelves are stocked at ProMedica Toledo Hospital and extra staff are on standby for the total solar eclipse.

Vice president of medical affairs for the metro hospitals of ProMedica, Dr. Brian Kaminiski says they started working on the solar eclipse plan last year.

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Public invited to free eclipse viewing party at BGSU

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With less than a week left until the total solar eclipse, Bowling Green State University is offering a watch party that it hopes will educate and entertain the community.

The public is welcomed to visit Doyt L Perry Stadium on Monday, April 8 to watch the total solar eclipse.

Andrew Layden, a professor and chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at Bowling Green State University, said the day will be full of planned events for the community to enjoy.

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Mini ferries, mac and cheese shampoo and Pedro Pascal: Toledo has fun with April Fools’ Day

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What do miniature ferries, macaroni and cheese in the shower and beloved actor Pedro Pascal have in common? They were all part of April Fools’ Day jokes from local businesses, organizations and more.

April 1 is an annual playground of goofy tricks and light-hearted hoaxes that can make a person second-guess if they should be taking what they see at face value or if they’re just another an April Fool.

The day has a history of legendary pranks. Two years ago, “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan deceived the internet into thinking he was saying goodbye to the signature gap in his teeth.

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Fun ways to watch the total eclipse in central Ohio

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A once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse is just one week away and if you haven’t already made plans, it’s time to start.

Why it matters: Opportunities to stand in the shadow of the moon are few and far between on this planet.

Don’t let earthly troubles like traffic and insane crowds stand between you and the path of totality.

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University of Toledo planning free eclipse viewing party at the Glass Bowl

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We’re just under two weeks away from the total solar eclipse and the University of Toledo is making sure you don’t miss out on history by offering free admission into the Glass Bowl between noon and 4 p.m. to view the celestial event.

The university will also offer free parking and free eclipse glasses while supplies last, educational information, music and food trucks.

But the public doesn’t have to wait until the day of the eclipse to dive into the science behind it. Outfitted with a state-of-the-art digital projector, special programming at the Ritter Planetarium will explain the geometry and history of the total solar eclipse.

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April 8 Solar Eclipse: Where to Watch in Ohio

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With the total solar eclipse on April 8 fast approaching, Ohio is making preparations ahead of the anticipated surge in tourism. Communities across the state are hosting various events and activities to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. From Akron to Sandusky, and from Toledo to Westerville, excitement continues to build up.

The Akron Zoo, Akron, will be hosting an event called “Total Eclipse of the Zoo” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Here, visitors can choose from many activities to enjoy, such as crafts, education stations, and even a NASA broadcast. The main library will also be hosting outdoor watch parties and indoor NASA live streams between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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Promenade Pavilion announces first shows of 2024 concert season

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Two July concerts have been announced to kick off Promenade Pavilion’s 2024 concert season.

Flo Rida is set to perform on July 13, and five rock bands will perform for “80s Rock Invasion” on July 19. Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, Great White, Slaughter, Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses and Vixen are all set to perform.

Tickets for both concerts go on sale March 22 and can be purchased on their website.

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Toledo’s first cat cafe hosting ‘The Great Catsby’ speakeasy gala, brunch fundraiser

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A long-awaited addition to downtown Toledo is taking it back to the Roaring ’20s for a glamorous weekend of events on Adams Street.

RubyCats is hosting its inaugural gala weekend fundraiser for Toledo’s first cat cafe. Attendees are invited to embrace the spirit of “The Great Catsby” and enjoy speakeasy vibes while getting a sneak peek at “the cat cafe transformation,” according to a RubyCats spokesperson.

The three-day event will be held at 618 Adams St. inside what will soon be RubyCats, although the feline stars will not be joining the festivities just yet.

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Local organization offering free rides to polls in Lucas, northern Wood counties

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A Toledo-area organization is offering free rides to polls for the presidential primary election in Lucas and northern Wood counties.

To get a ride on Election Day, call 419-868-3669 or email, the Toledo Area Jobs with Justice & Interfaith Worker Justice Coalition said in a press release.

The coalition is also offering voter verification services. To check your voting status, location and precinct, call the same number — 419-868-3669 — for assistance.

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