- Fire Department Seeking Volunteers
- Toledo City Council Meets Tonight
- Common Ground Toledo Meets Wednesday
- Chronicle Article On Toledo’s Own Draws FB Comments
Toledo Fire Department linked to The Chronicle’s article featuring their shout out for volunteers on Facebook. Download your application from the main website today.
Tree pollen is likely to remain high for several days, according to The Weather Channel’s allergy tracker. Sneeze, sniffle, wipe.
Toledo Lions Club announces: New flag is up at the Veteran's Wall.
Not a veteran or active member of our armed services? You can still be remembered for supporting your hometown. Steamboat Alley accepting applications for personalized pavers until Memorial Day weekend. Great gift idea. Forms at Timberland Bank or on Facebook.
Native Soil Farm: ... has baby Strawberry plants for sale!
Monday: Toledo City Council meets 6 p.m. at Town Hall. Public invited. Contact Toledo City Hall for special accommodations or cancellations at (360)864-4564.
Reservations required: Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch Wednesday features classic cheeseburgers with fries, fruit chunks and a brownie ala mode, Friday country fried steak with mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, peaches and wheat bread.
Nutrition Lunches are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Contact Diana, email@example.com or call (360)864-2112 for details.
Common Ground Toledo hosts their monthly meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Cottage Glenngarann. Needed: 220 1-gallon planter pots to accommodate donated bare root stock for adding to downtown planters, pocket gardens and greenscapes. Details on Facebook.
A note from the desk of the Toledo Columnist...
Sensitive subject: While Natalie Johnson last week set down the facts in The Chronicle surrounding action taken by a Toledo family following last summer’s accident at the Lewis County Fair, it’s disturbing to note the divide in public opinion a mere 6 months later.
That the Toledo community responded within hours to their plight speaks to the overwhelming support locally. Why did the compassion among Facebook commenters dwindle between August 2016 and February 2017?
Both the County and the carriage business were aware of the potential, insurance the acknowledgment of risk by all parties. Thus neither can legitimately deny accountability for what happened.
One friend severely injured due to a public entity’s oversight won her suit years later, defending the (considerably higher) compensation as “a message to the State” to follow their own edicts for public safety. Changes in policy did follow her win, with new safeguards added.*
As those involved are barred from public discussion of details, please respect the privacy and dignity due those seeking to hold responsible the entities that were charged with public safety and welfare.
Remember, it could happen to anyone.
*That friend donated generously to an organization that cared for other victims like herself.
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