One hundred years and still going strong: Scott High School holds centennial celebration

October 28, 2013 in Education, Lifestyle, News, Top Stories

BY Journal Staff Writer

Along with Scott High School’s homecoming gala, alumni held their centennial celebration during the weekend of October 18 through 20th. Students representing all classes attended the weekend filled festivities.

Stan Odesky, chairman of the centennial celebration and a 1955 Scott graduate sat in a restaurant in downtown Toledo on Friday evening with some of his former classmates. He explained the events of the weekend…

Woodward Polar Bears have cool class reunion

August 14, 2013 in Education, Lifestyle, Lifestyles, Local News, News, Top Stories

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN
Journal Staff Writer

Woodward High School Polar Bears members escaped the heat last weekend when they got together for their first all-class reunion for those who graduated during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Old friends who hadn’t seen each other in years embraced and shared memories Aug. 2 and 3 behind the Infinity Lounge on Jackman near Laskey.
Yvonne Harper, class of 1967 and committee member, said she told her friend Sheila Daniels about the idea of having an all-class reunion.
“I think it’s going to be wonderful because so many of us have left the city and hadn’t had a reason to return,” Harper said. “So this reunion will bring old friends back together again.”…

Dr. Romules L. Durant becomes youngest superintendent of TPS

August 14, 2013 in Education, Local News, News, Top Stories

BY DARRYL Q. TUCKER
Journal Managing Editor
Dr. Romules L. Durant, interim superintendent for Toledo Public Schools, has a favorite number: It is 44.
In his new office, standing under a collage of photos with President Obama, Durant was in the third hour as leader of the Toledo school district, which has 23,000 students.
Durant says the number 44 is significant because Obama is the country’s 44th president and Durant wore No. 44 when he played football for Waite High School and the University of Toledo.
“There’s a correlation there,” Durant said…..

Toledo community wants Meeks Speller reinstated

August 5, 2013 in Education, Local News, News, Top Stories

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN
Journal Staff Writer

Sandra Meeks Speller, the former embattled Toledo Public Schools assistant principal, should get her job back, community members say.
Dr. Earl Murry, a community activist and former professor of education and vice provost at the University of Toledo, hosted a forum Sunday, July 28, at First Church of God, 3016 Collingwood.
About 50 people attended the event where Meeks Speller is a member.
Murry, a former executive director at Dayton Public Schools and Columbus Municipal Service, started the forum saying Meeks Speller retained attorney Dennis D. Grant of Columbus to avoid conflict because many Toledo lawyers are friends….

Young adults learn that building trades is viable alternative to college

April 29, 2013 in Education, Local News, News

BY DARRYL Q. TUCKER
Journal Managing Editor

Montrece Crosby is a University of Toledo freshman majoring in business.
The Toledoan is so ambitious that if college doesn’t work out he may try building trades.
Crosby was one of more than 100 people who attended the Building Trades Career Fair on Saturday, April 20, at the Bethlehem Community Center, 1430 W. Bancroft…..