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William C. Wedley, veteran and educator elected as 61st Illustrious Potentate

March 21, 2014 in Lifestyle, Local News, News, Top Stories

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN

Journal Staff Writer

Serving with Integrity, the theme for the 61st annual Potentate Ball held on Saturday, March 15, reflects the past, as well as the office, just inherited by newly elected Illustrious Potentate of Mecca Temple 43, William C. Wedley.

The former active duty United States Air Force officer, and current Executive Officer of theUniversityofToledo’s Army ROTC Battalion, was introduced to the general public at the Premier Banquet Hall, located at4480 Heatherdowns Blvd…

Star Bright Inner Beauty Pageant crowns three

February 22, 2014 in Lifestyle, Local News, News, Top Stories

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN
Journal Staff Writer

Three Toledo girls were crowned as the 2013 Star Bright Inner Beauty Pageant winners. The second annual beauty pageant, for girls ages five to 13, was sponsored by the non-profit organization, Building Bridges Community Revitalization Corporation, out of Columbus, Ohio, and was held at Robinson Elementary School located at 1075 Horace, on February 15 and 16…

Defending the Dream: 1700 people commemorate Dr. King’s legacy

January 23, 2014 in Lifestyle, Local News, News

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN

Journal Staff Writer

Approximately 1700 people attended the 13th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Celebration on Monday, January 20 at the University of Toledo’s Savage Arena. The 2014 theme was “Defending the Dream.”

Some of those offering comments at the event included Dr. Lloyd Jacobs, president of The University of Toledo, Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Ray Woods, president of the local chapter of the NAACP and president of UAW Local 14 would deliver the keynote address….

Libbey alumni share memories and good times at all class reunion

September 13, 2013 in Lifestyle, Lifestyles, Local News, News, Top Stories

BY WILLIAM H. ELLIS JR.
Journal Staff Writer

Not too long ago, at the corner of Hawley and Western, stood one of the city’s most recognizable buildings.
The empty lots there now was once home to students full of spirit. The place was Libbey High School and although the building is gone, the spirit remains.
This past weekend, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, the school’s tradition and pride was in full effect at the Libbey High School All Class Reunion.
The weekend reunited classes from all eras once again to remember what many called “the good ol’ days”…

Excitement of softball lives in the central city

September 1, 2013 in Lifestyle, Lifestyles, Local News, Local Sports, News, Sports, Top Stories

Ninety-Nine Problems with Swagg defeats Platinum Boss Ladies

BY JURRY TAALIB-DEEN
Journal Staff Writer

A lot was at stake Saturday, Aug. 24, for two women’s softball teams. The game, held at Robinson Park on Forest Avenue, would decide if 99 Problems with Swagg or Platinum Boss Ladies would advance to the championship game held the following week.
In the beginning, the game gradually advanced. By the second time 99 Problems with Swagg went to bat, the pace quickly changed.
Batters began hitting balls deep into the outfield. Many of those hits were singles or doubles that weren’t fielded by the opposing team; in which case 99 Problems capitalized off those mistakes….