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Customer's Tip Brightens Holidays for 28 Eatery Workers
He Came In, Ate,
and Left. His Tip Sent
Workers Into Shock
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He Came In, Ate, and Left. His Tip Sent Workers Into Shock

Thanks to generous $5.6K gift to Toledo eatery, 28 employees each have an extra $200 in hand

(Newser) - As it's been for many business owners during the pandemic, 2020 has been a tough year for Moussa Salloukh, the chef and owner of Souk Mediterranean Kitchen in Toledo, Ohio. He tells CNN that the restaurant, which he opened in October 2019, "was a tribute to my mother,...

US Cities That Need the Most Vaccine Doses to Start

Detroit, Cleveland top the list

(Newser) - With Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine possibly just days away from being shipped, the next order of business will be starting to divvy it up for distribution across the country. WalletHub looked at more than 90 cities across America to figure out which may need the most initial vaccinations. The site...

Here Are the Happiest, Least Happy US Cities
Here Are the Happiest,
Least Happy US Cities
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Here Are the Happiest, Least Happy US Cities

Half of the top 10 cities brimming with joy are in the Golden State

(Newser) - Happiness may be a state of mind, but it may also depend on the state of where you live. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of America's biggest cities to see how they ranked in terms of contentment, examining 30 metrics in three main categories: emotional and physical well-being,...

40 Years After a US Open Splash, This Tree Has Fallen

Famous 'Hinkle Tree' meets its demise thanks to gust of wind

(Newser) - A tree that appeared overnight during the 1979 US Open to become a part of golf lore has met its end. The Black Hills spruce known as the "Hinkle Tree" was partially uprooted by a gust of wind this week at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, and was cut...

She Wrote Letters to Dylann Roof. Now, a 15-Year Sentence

Ohio's Elizabeth Lecron had pleaded guilty to plotting 2 terror attacks

(Newser) - An Ohio woman fixated on the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School, as well as one at a historically black church in Charleston, SC, in 2015, now knows her fate for plotting two terror attacks herself. The US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio says that...

Most, Least 'Green' Cities in America
This Is America's
'Greenest' City

This Is America's 'Greenest' City

San Francisco tops WalletHub's California-dominant list

(Newser) - The Golden State might be more appropriately called green, according to WalletHub . The site looked at 28 "green" indicators—including water and air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, annual excess fuel consumption, and the share of electricity from renewable sources—in America's 100 largest cities to find those that...

Lake Erie the Subject of Unusual Ballot Question
Lake Erie the Subject
of Unusual Ballot Question
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Lake Erie the Subject of Unusual Ballot Question

Residents of Toledo will vote on whether it deserves the same rights as a person

(Newser) - Next week, residents of Toledo, Ohio, will vote on what the New York Times describes as one of the most unusual ballot questions ever to appear in the US—whether to grant Lake Erie the same rights as a human. Specifically, residents will vote on whether to accept the Lake...

Woman Accused in 'Upscale Mass Murder' Plot Was Dylann Roof Pen Pal

Ohio's Elizabeth Lecron allegedly planned to bomb a bar

(Newser) - A woman planning an "upscale mass murder" reached out to Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof before she was arrested Saturday in one of two terror plots near Toledo, Ohio, according to the FBI. "So I guess I'll talk to you when the deed is done? I'm...

Woman Allegedly Defaced Black Neighbor's Home With N-Word, 'Hail Trump'

Toledo woman has been charged with ethnic intimidation, among other things

(Newser) - A white Toledo woman was hit with charges including ethnic intimidation Monday after allegedly spray-painting "Hail Trump," "N--- keep out," and a swastika across the front of her black neighbor's home over the weekend. Patricia Edelen, 47, pleaded not guilty; she was ordered not to...

Meet Ohio's 'Frankenpines'
Meet Ohio's 'Frankenpines'

Meet Ohio's 'Frankenpines'

Cell towers go under cover, mocked gently

(Newser) - Efforts to turn two looming cell towers in Toledo, Ohio, into faux pine trees to help them blend in with their surroundings are getting mixed reviews from residents, reports the AP . Some residents in Springfield Township have derisively dubbed the towers "frankenpines," the Toledo Blade reports. Adding branches...

10 Worst Cities for African Americans
10 Worst Cities for
African Americans

10 Worst Cities for African Americans

Peoria, Ill., tops the list

(Newser) - 24/7 Wall St. has ranked the worst US cities for African-Americans, by comparing income, poverty, and education levels, as well as rates of homeownership, unemployment, incarceration, and mortality, to those of white Americans. The 10 worst:

Siegfried & Roy's White Lion Dies as Zoo Operates

Legend was undergoing surgery for lameness

(Newser) - A mesmerizing male white lion belonging to Siegfried & Roy died yesterday while undergoing a minor procedure at the Toledo Zoo, where he was on loan, reports the Toledo Blade . Fourteen-year-old Legend was being operated on after displaying signs of lameness in his front left foot; he was stable as...

Toxic Water Actually 'So Routine' in Ohio

Pollution, invasive species, and climate change have all been blamed

(Newser) - Tap water has been declared safe to drink and bathe in again in Toledo, Ohio, but scientists warn that toxic algae blooms could be here to stay. Fertilizer from farms and cattle feedlots are partly to blame for the thick layer of algae choking Lake Erie, the most developed of...

Toledo Mayor: Water Still Unsafe

 Drink Up, Toledo: 
 Water Ban Lifted 
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Drink Up, Toledo: Water Ban Lifted

Advisory over toxins is lifted this morning

(Newser) - Toledo's water is OK to drink again after new tests showed that a dangerous toxin was no longer detectable, reports the Toledo Blade . "Our water is safe," Mayor Michael Collins said at a morning news conference. Hours earlier, Collins had kept the ban in place, citing tests...

Toledo Now Deems Water Too Dangerous for Showers

As Chicago re-tests its own supply

(Newser) - Toledo's water, which was yesterday deemed unsafe for drinking or washing dishes , just got a scary downgrade: Health officials last night reversed their initial position that city water was safe enough for showering, and are now advising those with sensitive skin or liver disease to avoid bathing in it,...

Dangerous Toxins Found in Toledo Water

City residents can't drink it for now, even if it's boiled

(Newser) - The greater Toledo area of Ohio is under some scary-sounding advisories today after toxins turned up in city water. For the time being, residents shouldn't drink tap water, even if it's boiled, and restaurants are being urged to close their doors unless they can guarantee no city water...

Toledo Sinkhole Claims Car
 Toledo Sinkhole Claims Car 

Toledo Sinkhole Claims Car

Driver hospitalized, roads closed

(Newser) - A 60-year-old woman found herself—and her car—trapped in a sinkhole yesterday in Toledo, Ohio. The hole was some 10 feet deep, but Pamela Knox was able to extricate herself using a ladder, the Toledo Blade reports. She was hospitalized but appeared unhurt. The hole formed as a result...

Biden Hits Trail, Blasts Romney Over Auto Bailout

'They're about protecting the privileged sector'

(Newser) - Joe Biden hit the campaign trail for the first time in the 2012 cycle today, delivering a fiery speech rife with direct shots at the GOP field at a union hall in Toledo. "Hey! I'm back! You're back! And the [auto] industry is back!" Biden began,...

Mercury Spill Shuts Down Ohio Daycare

30 kids had to get decontamination showers

(Newser) - All ended well, but a show-and-tell presentation on mercury turned out to be way more informative than planned for 30 preschoolers. A worker at a Toledo daycare brought in a vintage blood-pressure monitor with mercury inside to show the kids, explains the Toledo Blade . It got left on the floor,...

Ohio Couple Busted on Terror Charges

Toledo pair accused of funneling cash to Hezbollah

(Newser) - A Lebanese-American Toledo couple was arrested yesterday and accused of attempting to funnel money to Hezbollah. Prosecutors say Hor and Amera Akl researched and pitched 10 ways to sent money to the terrorist group, ultimately plotting to conceal up to $1 million from anonymous US donors in a vehicle and...

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