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Banana car slips into Toledo on Sunday

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Folks lined up in west Toledo to ride in a giant banana on Sunday. For real.

The famous Big Banana Car was at Hanna’s Soft Serve Ice Cream on North Reynolds Road from noon to 9 p.m. to give banana lovers their chance to fulfill their wildest dream of taking a ride in what really does look like a giant banana.

People who want a ride are asked to pay what they can and bring their own car seats… oh, and where something yellow.

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Uniontown’s Maxwell Moldovan, newly-turned professional and the most decorated player ever to come out of Ohio State, has entered the 103rd Ohio Open, enhancing the star-studded field of 288 that also includes reigning Ohio Amateur champion Andrew Bailey, of Shaker Heights, and 11 former Ohio Open champions.

The 54-hole Ohio Open, sponsored by Pyramid Treating, will be played Monday through Wednesday next week, July 1-3, over Westfield Country Club’s North and South courses.

Moldovan, who turned professional last week, is playing in the ATB Classic in Strathcona County, Alberta, Canada this week. The event, his second event on the PGA Americas Tour, is being played near Edmonton. The former Green High standout missed the cut by one shot last week in the Beachlands Victoria Open in British Columbia.

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‘Let’s get a group hug’ Video shows Toledo officers rescuing woman from edge of bridge

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The Toledo Police Department is encouraging people experiencing a mental health crisis to reach out for help after a recent incident in which officers brought a woman to safety.

TPD released body camera footage Thursday of officers bringing a woman who was leaning over the edge of the Martin Luther King Bridge back to safety on June 9. You can watch it in full in the attached video player.

The video shows officers arriving on the scene and blocking foot traffic on the bridge in both directions. An officer is heard asking the woman what her name is, and asking if it’s okay if he can come closer.

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“American Pickers” Are Coming Back to Ohio

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American Pickers, the hit documentary series on the History Channel, is coming back to Ohio in August 2024.

American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the world of antiques as well as the people, stories and collections that come along with them. The hit show on the History Channel has been airing since 2010 and has over 25 seasons. The show follows the pickers Mike Wolfe, Danielle Colby, Robbie Wolfe and Jersey Jon as they hunt for America’s most valuable items while meeting new people and visiting new sites.

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Film industry’s focus on Toledo puts spotlight on city’s potential

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Toledo is reaching the big screen. As more movies are being filmed in the area, it’s raising awareness and representation of northwest Ohio in Hollywood and beyond.

“We all watch TV, we all watch movies and being able to see ourselves in productions that are going to make it out there, that’s kind of rewarding in of itself,” said Doug Heinbaugh, FilmToledo’s director of communications. “But there is an economic direct level that this comes as far as like tax credits we get from the state.”

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National Upcycling Day: From mending clothes to getting creative with cardboard and more

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Monday is National Upcycling Day.

The idea is to take something that would otherwise end up in the dump and reuse it differently.

A few local supporters of upcycling here in Toledo said it’s beneficial in numerous ways and helps as we face rising inflation.

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Movie filming takes place in Toledo neighborhood Sunday night

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A Toledo neighborhood became the scene of a movie Sunday evening.

According to Toledo police, 20th Century Studios will be in the Westmoreland neighborhood from approximately 8 p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday for the filming of an upcoming movie.

Police said the movie crew will be using prop guns and fake blood during filming. TPD said officers will be in the area to help with traffic control.

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What to know for Toledo Jeep Fest 2024

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Toledo Jeep Fest returns this August. Here is what you should know:

Toledo Jeep Fest runs Thursday, Aug. 1st through Sunday, Aug. 4th.

What’s new in 2024:

Toledo Jeep Fest starts a day earlier, giving visitors and attendees more time to celebrate Jeep
With a new summertime theme “Catch the Wave,” visitors can see bright colors and fun touches throughout the festival footprint

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13-year-old Toledo boxer Bragg is a star on the rise

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On Friday, 13-year-old James Bragg III leaves for his 18th national boxing championship event.

Bragg has become a rising star in the sport, competing in four national tournaments a year, and winning 15 of the 17 in which he’s competed so far.

“I got him in the gym at 6,” said Bragg’s stepfather, Devon Foster. “He’s been No. 1 in the country since he was 8.”

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Local family credits St. Jude for saving their daughter’s life

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Cancer has proven to be an obstacle, not a diagnosis that defines who Brooke is or what she has overcome.

“If you can believe in yourself you can believe in everything,” Brooke, who has beat the odds and defeated pediatric cancer, said on a recent visit to her favorite place in Toledo, the Imagination Station.

Born and raised in the Toledo area, Brooke and her family credit the life-saving research and the world-class medical care at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for saving Brooke’s life.

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