Wildwood Preserve Metropark
Wildwood Preserve Metropark is a nature reserve located in Toledo, near Sylvania, part of the Toledo Metroparks. The park was a family estate of Robert A. Stranahan, and, in the 1970s, both the estate and the home were bought by the Metroparks. Built in 1938, the Wildwood Manor House was the home of the Stranahans; the house, still decorated in a Georgian colonial style, is now open to the public for free tours, while other building on the property are now used as public restrooms, visitors centers, offices. On the property is the Oak Grove School; the tiny schoolhouse, built in 1897, was moved from Corey Road and Springbrook Drive to the reserve in 1998. It is open to the public. Wildwood Preserve Metropark - Metroparks Toledo Wildwood Manor House
Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo is a Roman Catholic diocese covering nineteen counties in northwestern Ohio. It is a suffragan; the See city for the diocese is Toledo. The eighth and current Bishop of Toledo is Daniel Edward Thomas. Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral is the mother church of the diocese. Saint Pius X erected the diocese April 1910, in territory taken from the Diocese of Cleveland. Joseph Schrembs, appointed Bishop of Cleveland and Archbishop in 1939 Samuel Alphonsius Stritch, appointed Archbishop of Milwaukee and Archbishop of Chicago and Pro-Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith Karl Joseph Alter, appointed Archbishop of Cincinnati George John Rehring John Anthony Donovan James Robert Hoffman Leonard Paul Blair, appointed Archbishop of Hartford Daniel Edward Thomas Albert Henry Ottenweller, appointed Bishop of Steubenville James Robert Hoffman Robert William Donnelly Joseph Projectus Machebeuf, Bishop of Denver Augustus John Schwertner, Bishop of Wichita John Stowe, OFM Conv.
Bishop of Lexington The arms of the See of Toledo are based upon those of Toledo, which bears a silver tower on a plain red field. By changing the field to one half of blue and half of red the arms are different from the original, there is effected, in conjunction with the silver tower, a combination of red and blue—a new and distinctively American Toledo coat; the tower has been marked with a red cross to indicate that the new Toledo is to be a Catholic stronghold. Heraldist Pierre de Chaignon la Rose designed the diocesan arms in 1912; the formal heraldic blazon is Per pale azure and gules, a tower triply-turretted, the central turret the tallest, charged with a cross-humetty of the second. As of 2005, the Diocese covers 8,222 square miles in Williams County, Defiance County, Paulding County, Van Wert County, Fulton County, Henry County, Putnam County, Allen County, Lucas County, Wood County, Hancock County, Ottawa County, Sandusky County, Seneca County, Wyandot County, Crawford County, Erie County, Huron County, Richland County.
The Diocese contains about 319,907 Catholics in an area population of 1,465,561. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo has 124 parishes. 216 Total priests 8 Religious brothers 500 Women religious 199 Permanent Deacons 65 Elementary schools serving 12,636, including pre-schools 1,727 14 Catholic high schools serving 5,485 students both in and outside Metro-Toledo 2 Colleges/UniversitiesTotal number of students under Catholic instruction within the diocese 16,600. The Toledo Diocese has the 26th-largest Catholic school population in the US. 3,006 Infant and Child Baptisms 357 Adult Baptisms 3,462 First Communions 3,287 Confirmations 1,117 Marriages Ministries/Services Food Helping Hands of St. Louis H. O. P. E. Pantry Housing Shelters La Posada Miriam House Housing Services Homelessness Prevention Supportive Housing Life & Home Management Workshops Community Emergency Services Family Support Adoption Services Pregnancy Support Respect Life Ministry Abortion Healing/Support Bereavement Ministry Elder Guardianship Services Rural Life Ministry Jail & Prison Ministry Catholic Club – Daycare Elder Ministry Community Services Campaign for Human Development Disaster Response Alter Elementary, Ohio Divine Word Seminary Perrysburg Franciscan Academy, Sylvania Holy Angels, Sandusky Holy Spirit Seminary Toledo Immaculate Conception, Toledo McAuley High School, Toledo Pope John Paul II, Toledo Queen of Peace, Toledo St. Adalbert, Toledo St. Agnes, Toledo St. Charles, Toledo St. Hedwig, Toledo St. Hyacinth, Toledo St. James, Toledo St. Jude, Toledo St. Martin de Porres, Toledo St. Mary, Sandusky St. Mary of the Assumption, Toledo Sts.
Peter & Paul, Toledo Sts Peter and Paul, Sandusky St. Thomas Aquinas, Sacred Heart, St. Steven and St. Jerome combined to form Kateri Catholic Academy. St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria Catholic Radio began broadcasting in the Diocese in the summer or 2010 beginning with WJTA followed by WNOC. Several local stations owned by separate entities; these include: WNOC 89.7 FM licensed to Bowling Green and based in Toledo as "Annunciation Radio": WHRQ 88.1 FM in Sandusky WFOT 89.5 FM in Lexington which serves the Mansfield area and WSHB 90.9 FM in Willard WRRO 89.9 FM in Edon and based in Bryan. Other stations in the diocese include: WJTA 88.9 FM licensed to Glandorf and based in Leipsic serving Putnam and surrounding counties as "Holy Family Radio" which serves the Findlay and northern portions of the Lima areas. WSJG-LP 103.3 FM in Tiffin as "St. John Paul The Great Radio." Diocesan website
The Toledo Complex is an automobile factory in Toledo, Ohio. Now owned by Fiat Chrysler, sections of the facility have operated as an automobile assembly plant since 1910 for Willys-Overland vehicles; the Toledo complex has assembled Jeeps since the 1940s, comprises two factories: Toledo North and Toledo South, which itself includes the Stickney Plant and the Parkway Annex. FCA announces that the Toledo Machining Plant will assemble the power electronics module and components for the Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid which will be launching in 2020; the Toledo South Assembly Plant is the original Jeep CJ assembly factory. It was rebuilt for manufacture of the JK Wrangler for Jeep, starting on August 28, 2006; the plant consists of two interconnected units, the Stickney Plant and the Parkway Annex. In recent years, basic assembly and painting of the Jeep Wrangler has been done in the Parkway facility; the antiquated arrangement at the old operation included operations spread through a disorganized array of buildings which required that vehicles and components be moved through multiple building levels.
Final assembly of vehicles took place at Stickney, but facility constraints required that bodies first be painted at Parkway and moved through tunnels and across bridges to reach the assembly line. Both the Stickney and Parkway sites were replaced by Toledo Supplier Park in 2007; the Stickney Plant was opened in 1942 by Autolite and sold to Kaiser-Jeep in 1964. It was used as a machining and engine plant until 1981, when it was converted for vehicle production by American Motors Corporation, it began producing the Jeep Grand Wagoneer that year through 1991 when final assembly of the Wrangler was moved there. In 1987, when Chrysler acquired AMC, it was renamed Toledo Assembly Plant; the Parkway Annex was opened in 1904 as a bicycle factory. Its use as an automobile assembly plant dates from 1910; the plant began producing the Jeep in the 1940s and was renamed the Toledo Assembly Plant when Chrysler purchased American Motors in 1987. Basic assembly and painting of the Wrangler body was done at the Parkway plant through 2006, when it was closed.
The Parkway plant included landmark smokestacks spelling out "Overland" in bricks. It was home to military Jeep production, as well as the Jeep museum. One third of the plant was demolished in 2002, including the former museum, the remainder is being demolished. Two of the three "Overland" smokestacks, a Toledo landmark since 1915, were demolished on June 18, 2007; the future of the remaining stack, left alone by Chrysler LLC, is subject to the development plans of a future owner. Toledo Supplier Park opened in 2007 by DaimlerChrysler to produce the new Jeep Wrangler; the name comes from the two on-site suppliers. There is Mobis North America owned by Hyundai Mobis, which assembles the chassis and power train, KUKA Systems, which operates the body shop. While the suppliers may make most of the parts, final assembly is done by Chrysler; the Toledo Supplier Park sits on the same site as the Stickney Plant. The Toledo North Assembly Plant was opened in 2001; the 2.14-million-square-foot plant sits on 200 acres at 4400 Chrysler Drive, construction began in 1997.
The plant employs 3,408 workers. Jeep Wrangler, 2.8 liter diesel included Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2.8 liter diesel included Jeep Gladiator 1945–1985: Jeep CJ 1946–1965: Willys Jeep Station Wagon 1962–1988: Jeep Gladiator 1963–1991: Jeep Grand Wagoneer 1974–1983: Jeep Cherokee 1984–2001: Jeep Cherokee/Wagoneer 1985–1992: Jeep Comanche 1994–1995: Dodge Dakota 2002–2013: Jeep Liberty/Cherokee 2007–2012: Dodge Nitro 2007–2012: Jeep Compass 2013-2017: Jeep Cherokee allpar.com - Toledo Assembly Plants Media related to Toledo Complex at Wikimedia Commons
Side Cut Metropark
Side Cut Metropark is a regional park located in Maumee, Ohio, part of the Toledo Metroparks. It features a popular fishing destination. Obtained from the state of Ohio in the 1920s, Side Cut was the original metropark, its name is derived from the site being a sidecut on the Erie Canal. Metroparks Toledo
Toledo Express Airport
Toledo Express Airport is a joint civil-military airport in Swanton and Monclova townships 10 mi to the west of Toledo in western Lucas County, United States. The airport opened in 1955 as a replacement to Toledo Municipal Airport located southeast of Toledo. TOL is near the crossing of State Route the Ohio Turnpike. TOL is used by passenger and cargo airlines, general aviation, is home to the Ohio Air National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing; the airport is a secondary airport for Detroit Metropolitan Airport and the surrounding region, including as a primary diversion point for aircraft arriving at DTW. The airport is operated by the Toledo–Lucas County Port Authority on a lease agreement from the City of Toledo; the airport serves as headquarters and ground cargo hub for BX Solutions. In 2015, Toledo Express recorded its third straight year of passenger growth reaching 179,911. Toledo Express Airport covers 2,345 acres and has two runways: Runway 7/25: 10,599 x 150 ft, Surface: Asphalt Runway 16/34: 5,599 x 150 ft, Surface: Asphalt As of December 31, 2017, 83 aircraft are based at TOL: 21 military aircraft, 25 single engine, 15 multi-engine airplanes, 5 helicopters and 17 jet airplanes.
In 2017 the airport averaged 102 operations per day: 54% transient general aviation, 17% air taxi, 4% commercial, 13% local general aviation, 12% military. 81-acre air ramp on the south side of the airport used for air cargo, ground shipping and aircraft diversions. 8-gate domestic passenger terminal on the north side of the airfield. Common use air cargo and cold storage building on the north side of the airfield by the terminal. 5000 sq. ft. Customs facility to handle inbound international flight crews and cargo opened in April 2016. Toledo Express has one passenger terminal with 9 gates of which three in the central part of the terminal are used on a daily basis; the terminal features an east wing that comprises two lower level gates. The ground level gates are capable of supporting up to 5 total aircraft at once combined; the oldest part of the terminal is the western wing, which comprises Gates 6 through 8. During the terminal upgrades that introduced a new gate area for Gate 4 and a brand new Gate 5, the original Gate 5 was renumbered to Gate 6.
Previous Gate 6 no longer has a jetbridge attached to it. The terminal is original from the 1950s, but several upgrades have taken place; this includes the construction of the east wing as well as the new central gate area. The terminal has two levels with the passenger waiting area, beyond security, on the upper level. In that area, the passengers have access to a bar on the second level. There is a children's play area. Prior to security, there is a gift shop near the front entrances of the terminal near the airline ticket counters. Baggage claim is on the lower level on the east side of the terminal with two baggage carousels; the rental car counters are located between the arrivals waiting the baggage claim. Free wireless is available terminal-wide; the Port Authority commissioned a true market study of the Toledo catchment area to determine opportunities for air service development. The study found; the total catchment area encompasses 981,000 residents. The actual passengers per day each way for the Toledo market is 3,241, of which TOL only captures 5.7%.
Detroit Metro captures the most of 64.3%, with the remaining traveling to other airports in Cleveland and Columbus. There are 372 international passengers per day, of which Toledo captures only 2.8%. Delta Air Lines is the largest airline in the Toledo market area, capturing 44% of the traffic, United Airlines is second with 12.4%, American Airlines with 10.3%. Orlando/Sanford is the largest market with 259 daily passengers with only 36 retained, or 13.9% of the market. Miami/Fort Lauderdale/West Palm Beach came in second with only 3 retained. Las Vegas was third with only 1 passenger retained each day. Chicago–O'Hare/Midway has 174 daily passengers and had 28 passengers retained each day for 16% of the market. Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater produced 152 daily passengers with 27 % of the market. Phoenix–Sky Harbor/Mesa Fort Myers/Punta Gorda New York City/Newark Los Angeles/Burbank/Ontario/Orange County Baltimore/Washington DC–Dulles/National Taxi service at the airport is contracted to A1 Accurate Limousine and Airport Service.
While other taxi operators are available in Toledo, none are able to stage at the airport. Toledo Express is served by Alamo, Budget, Enterprise and National; the airport offers two parking lots: long term. Both are located on the north side of the airport and offer covered walkways to the passenger terminal; the parking lot is operated by Republic Parking Systems and it is a partner of the Thanks Again rewards program. The airport is home to Toledo Air National Guard Base and the 180th Fighter Wing, an Air Combat Command -gained unit of the Ohio Air National Guard. Toledo ANGB consists of a Federal enclave of 135.4 acres leased by the Department of Defense for the State of Ohio and the Ohio Air National Guard, housing combat-ready F-16C Fighting Falcon jet fighters and associated Air National Guard support units. Physical facilities consist
Fort Meigs was a United States fortification along the Maumee River in what is now Perrysburg, Ohio during the War of 1812. The British Army, supported by Tecumseh's Confederacy, failed to capture the fort during the Siege of Fort Meigs, it is named in honor of Ohio governor Return J. Meigs, Jr. for his support in providing General William Henry Harrison with militia and supplies for the line of forts along the Old Northwest frontier. Construction of the fort started in February 1813 by soldiers under the command of General William Henry Harrison at a site where present-day Perrysburg, Ohio developed, it was to provide a supply depot and staging point for US military operations in Canada that would command the rapids of the Maumee River. The remnants of the British Fort Miami were to the northeast; the winter climate was harsh, the landscape unforgiving. A U. S. sentry froze to death during his two hours of guard duty. The walls were constructed using logs cut to a 15-foot length buried in the ground protected by a steep earthen slope thrown against the logs to strengthen them against bombardment.
An embankment against the interior side provided a parapet. When completed, the fort was the largest wooden walled fortification in North America; the First Siege: On May 1, 1813, British allied forces, under General Henry Proctor and Chief Tecumseh, opened a bombardment of the fort, which had mustered 1,200 regulars and militia, laid siege. Reinforcements reached the fort on May 4, increasing its garrison to 2,800. Early on the morning of May 5, a detachment from Clay's brigade under Colonel William Dudley landed from boats on the north bank of the river, stormed the British batteries on the north bank and spiked the guns. Coming under fire from Indians in the woods, part of the Kentuckian force pursued Tecumseh's men, who led them deeper into the forest. In the woods, the disorganized Kentuckians suffered heavy casualties in confused fighting. Nearly 550 were captured, of Dudley's 866 officers and men, only 150 returned to the fort; this became known as "Dudley's Massacre" or "Dudley's Defeat".
The Shawnee and other Native American warriors attacked any wood-gathering parties sent out from the fort. Harrison held out against the British by using a pair of 14-foot high embankments thrown up inside the walls along the length of the interior to absorb the incoming British shells. Proctor retreated to Detroit; the Second Siege: Having mobilized the garrison into an army, Harrison left General Green Clay in command of the fort, much reduced in size from its original layout. In July 1813, the British attempted to appease their allies by again besieging Fort Meigs; the Indians staged a mock battle to lure the garrison out. The Americans, saw through the ploy. After the failed siege attempt, the British moved on to Fort Stephenson, where Fremont, Ohio stands today; that attack failed, causing heavy British losses and forcing their retreat to Canada. Once the British had retreated from the area for good, General Harrison ordered Fort Meigs dismantled. In its place, a small, square stockade was constructed to serve as a supply base and to protect the Maumee rapids.
The Treaty of Fort Meigs was signed there in 1817, the post was abandoned that same year. In 1864, brothers Timothy and Thomas Hayes became the owners of the land on which the fort had stood and were instrumental in preserving it in memory and honor of the men who fought the battles; the heirs of the Hayes brothers sold the property to the state in 1907. On September 1, 1908, the large obelisk monument that can be seen from outside the fort was dedicated by a local veteran of the Civil War to the fallen soldiers of Fort Meigs; the Ohio Historical Society reconstructed the fort in the late 1960s, its museum, featuring numerous artifacts uncovered during excavation in connection with the rebuilding, opened in 1974. It is a National Historic Landmark. Today, Fort Meigs is the site of an Ohio State Memorial in Ohio; the 65-acre park includes the full-size 10-acre replica of the 1813 fort. Between 2000 and 2003 its wooden palisades were rebuilt with fresh timbers, the seven blockhouses were repaired, exhibits or facilities built inside four of them.
The $6.2 million renovation project saw the museum replaced by a Museum and Education Center of 14,000 square feet that features 3,000 square feet of exhibits on Ohio's role in the War of 1812, classrooms for student and adult workshops, office and maintenance areas. The museum exhibit "Legacy of Freedom: Fort Meigs and the War of 1812" focuses on the themes of era, conflict and remembrance; these sections place the War of 1812 into the context of the times and explain Fort Meigs' role in the conflict. The original grand traverse is preserved within the interior of the fort, although erosion has reduced it from its original 14-foot height, a reverse traverse was constructed to the original specifications by the OHS. Located at the corner of a nearby cemetery are the remains of an original mortar position laid by the British for use during the siege. Several re-enactments take place at Fort Meigs each year, they include: First Siege, a battle re-enactment portraying the events of the siege of Fort Meigs in May 1813, complete with American and British infantry and artillery.
This event is held on Memorial Day weekend and is followed on Monday by a ceremony commemorating the fallen soldiers. Muster on the Maumee, a "timeline event" held at the fort on Father's Day weekend, includes military re-enactors from ancient Roman soldiers to the modern-era soldier. Independence Day, a re-enactment portraying the events on the Fourth of July in 1813, it includes toasts and an 18-gun
Toledo Harbor Light
The Toledo Harbor Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Lake Erie near Toledo, Ohio, in the United States. The light replaced the 1837 lighthouse on Turtle Island at the mouth of the Maumee River, it is an active aid to navigation. The lighthouse is built on a 20-foot-deep stone crib, 8.4 miles from the mouth of the Maumee River, marking the entrance to the Toledo harbor. It sits about 7 miles north of Maumee Bay State Park; the need for a lighthouse became apparent after the shipping channel was widened and deepened in 1897 and shipping traffic increased. Construction began in 1901 when the United States Army Corps of Engineers sunk a large crib, filled it with stone, topped the portion above water with a concrete base to create an artificial island. Crib construction had been perfected on the Great Lakes on such earlier lights as White Shoal Light, Stannard Rock Light, Rock of Ages Light, developed by Engineer Col. Orlando M. Poe, it is a "distinctive lighthouse that some believe resembles a gingerbread house".
While there is no witch living inside as there was in the tale of Hansel and Gretel, there is an eerie "phantom keeper" who for years beckoned to mariners from an upper-story window. It stands sentinel to Maumee Bay; the tip of the lantern vent is 85 feet high above the lake. It is brick with a steel frame, its Romanesque style is unique among Great Lakes lighthouses. Built for $152,000 as much as Spectacle Reef Light, the most expensive lighthouse on the Great Lakes; the Toledo light was first illuminated on May 23, 1904, by a 3½-order Fresnel lens that featured a 180-degree bull's-eye, two smaller 60-degree bull's-eyes and a ruby-red half cylinder glass made in Paris by Barbier and Bernard. The engineers next put steel frames in place, providing stability for a three-story brick lighthouse and an attached one-story fog signal building; the dwelling was signed to accommodate one lighthouse keeper and two assistants. It rises 69 feet. A cylindrical tower has a diameter of 13 feet, upward from the center of the dwelling roof.
The lantern room measures 8.5 feet in diameter. Helical bars support the glass panes in the onion-domed topped lantern room; the lantern room housed an unusual 3 ½-order Fresnel lens manufactured by Barbier & Benard of Paris. The lens featured a 180-degree bull's-eye, two smaller 60-degree bull's-eyes, a ruby-red half cylinder of glass, when revolved produced two white flashes followed by a single red flash. A suspended weight was used to rotate the lens, which first sent forth its penetrating beams of light on the night of May 23, 1904. By 1966, an electric motor was installed to rotate the lens, allowing the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse to operate with little human intervention; the last Coast Guard crew could be removed, but not before measures were taken to prevent vandalism of the now keeperless lighthouse. The security system came in the form of a uniformed mannequin, stationed in one of the upper windows of the dwelling. Appearing as a man with a penciled mustache, the mannequin sported a long blond wig.
Ghost stories that tell of a phantom lighthouse keeper at Toledo Harbor can be traced back to this figure. Though it sits motionless, some swear that it has beckoned to them from the window; the mannequin has become part of the Coast Guard's tradition, new officers stationed at Toledo consider it a rite of passage to sign its shirt. Toledo Harbor Lighthouse is still an active aid to navigation; the federal government maintained ownership of the site until 2006, the US Coast Guard still maintains the navigational light. The Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Society, with help from Duket Architects, filed an application to own the lighthouse on September 20, 2005. On October 5, 2006, the Secretary of the Interior approved the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society application for ownership; the lighthouse is open to the public for special events. In the late 1990s, the original Fresnel lens was removed and placed on display at the COSI museum in Toledo. In its place is a 12 inches, fed by solar cells.
Twice a year, U. S. Coast Guardsmen visit the lighthouse to clean and service the lens, solar panel and backup batteries. In 1965, the light was automated by the U. S. Coast powered by solar cells. To deter vandalism, a uniformed mannequin officer was placed in the window and the boat basin removed; as part of the commemoration of the light's centennial, the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Society was formed in 2003 as a nonprofit organization to document the history of the lighthouse, preserve the lighthouse and to provide public access. The Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society was formed to work for restoration of the lighthouse. Restoration will cost $1.5 million. A grant was awarded in 2010 for windows, doors and tucking the brick. A'My Lighthouse Window' capital campaign for the $138,000 match is underway; the infrastructure will include solar, a marine waste water system and a gray water treatment process. Potable water will be boated in; when the restoration is complete, four'keepers' will stay at the lighthouse to schedule visits to tour the lighthouse.
The light's unique form made it the subject including paintings. In 2008, the Fresnel lens was relocated to Quilter Lodge in Maumee Bay State Park, within sight of the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse on clear days, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Reference #83002005, name of Listing: TOLEDO HARBOR LIGHT. It is not on the state list. Oleszewski, Wes. Great Lakes Lighthouses and Canadian: A Comprehensive Directory/Guide to Great Lakes Lighthouses, IS