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…

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…

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”…

Jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis woos Toledo with his music and new book

September 13, 2013 in Lifestyle, News, Top Stories

By Journal Staff

Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of New Orleans First Family of Jazz, was in Toledo for two days.
Marsalis, a music producer, jazz trombonist, radio and TV host, gave a performance and took time out to read his new book, No Cell Phone, to elementary school students Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s McMaster Center, 325 Michigan…