Sunday, July 27 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:57:03 GMT
A dive team is searching for the body of a 34-year-old man from the Toledo area, believed to have drowned in a Jet Ski accident on Saturday. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in a private pond inMore >
The body of 34-year-old Jason Mitchell, from Perrysburg, was located by divers around 1pm on Sunday in about seven feet of water.More >
Sunday, July 27 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:19:31 GMT
Courtesy: Toledo Unleashed
Initial work has begun on Toledo's first off-leash dog park. The new Glass City Dog Park will open in late September. The park is located at the former site of the South Toledo YMCA, just south of theMore >
The park is located at the former site of the South Toledo YMCA, just south of the Toledo Zoo and part of Woodsdale Park.
Dogs will be able to legally run and play off-leash at the park.More >
Friday, July 25 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:20:00 GMT
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat stature. This kitten has moves you would expectMore >
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat statue.More >
The recent crash of a Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine was a tragedy for many as hundreds on board died. One Toledo woman is thankful that, for her, the tragedy is not worse.More >
The recent crash of a Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine was a tragedy for many as hundreds on board died. One Toledo woman is thankful that, for her, the tragedy is not worse. More >
Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts. More >
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan roadways are riddled with potholes after last week's record cold temperatures and heavy snowfall.
A pothole forms when water seeps through small cracks in the roadway, then freezes underneath. The water expands when it freezes, pushing dirt and gravel away under the road's asphalt surface. When that water melts and runs away, a cavity is left under the roadway. Over time these small cavities grow larger. When passing cars put stress on asphalt above these cavities, the asphalt eventually collapses, leaving a hole in the roadway.
Hitting a pothole can cause a flat tire, bent rim and even damage to a vehicle's suspension.
"We were cruising along and next thing you know, we hit the hole and everybody jarred in the car and instantly we knew something happened to the car," said Andrea Globensky. "The next morning, [my husband] went outside - there was a dent in the hood."
Globensky says getting her car fixed will cost a couple hundred dollars, and she says the city is responsible.
Toledo Director of Law Adam Loukx says the city is doing its job by filling the potholes as fast as possible.
"A blizzard-type storm with rapidly changing temperatures are going to tear those roads up and it's impossible for us to address those as soon as they pop up," he said. "We have no real duty to ensure that the roads are always perfectly flat."
If you're looking to file a claim against the city because of car damage, Loukx says your odds of succeeding are low.
"If there's a thousand claims made, chances are less than one or two will be paid under the circumstances we are seeing now, and maybe not even that many," he said.
Globensky says the city should find a way to keep this from happening to anyone else.
"Put a barrel up. Forewarn us," she said. "That way…we know that they're there."
City officials say they will take responsibility if a claim is filed and it's determined that they caused the pothole.
To report a pothole, call 419-936-BUMP (2867). Drivers can report potholes in other areas to the Ohio Department of Transportation here.
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryMore >
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.More >