🌱 Inauguration Event For Mayor Kapszukiewicz + NYE In Toledo

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Happy Saturday, Toledo! Here's everything you need to know around town today.

First, today's weather:

Cloudy with a little rain. High: 42 Low: 28.

Here are the top stories today in Toledo:

  1. The family of missing National Guardsman Xiao Lu, who was last seen leaving his job at the United States Post Office on South St. Clair in Downtown Toledo, is pleading for anyone with information to come forward. Described as an inspiration, the family says Lu had been struggling with some mental health issues in the past, and are hoping for his safe return. (WTOL)

  2. Several Toledo restaurants were all booked up for New Year's Eve celebrations. Two such restaurants, Angelo's Northwood Villa and Sakura Japanese Steakhouse, were lucky enough to stay open through the pandemic and have benefited from continued patronage. (WTOL)

  3. Toledo area hospitals are nearing their maximum capacity with critical COVID-19 patient numbers climbing. Dr. James Tita, Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Health St. Vincent's Hospital, anticipates surging hospitalizations due to the omicron variant. (WNWO NBC 24)

  4. Celebrating his re-election, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz is holding an inauguration event this Monday at 4 P.M. at One Government Center in Downtown Toledo. Following the ceremony, the Toledo City Council will hold its first meeting of the new year at 5:30. (13abc Action News)

  5. Several first responders from around Northwest Ohio hosted a parade to support Wood County Road Sergeant Jody Swoap, who has been battling serious COVID complications in Wood County Hospital. Sgt. Swoap is a celebrated public servant and members of law enforcement, fire, EMS, and more well-wishers attended the event on Thursday. (13abc Action News)

Today in Toledo:

  • Greg Warren at Toledo Funny Bone, Fat Fish Blue Perrysburg (7:00 PM)

  • Midnight Special 5K, Levis Commons (11:45 PM)

  • Dance Fitness with Cari, Routines 2121 S. Reynolds Rd. (9:00 AM)

  • The Great Art Escape at Toledo Museum of Art (11:00 AM)

  • Toledo Walleye Winterfest Public Skate at Fifth Third Field (10:00 AM)

From my notebook:

- Click the link to see suggestions for fun things to do for teens in the Glass City. Mom on the Go in Holy Toledo does the research on all the latest events. (Mom On The Go In Holy Toledo)

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You're officially in the loop for today. I'll be in your inbox tomorrow morning with another update!

Brad King

About me: I have been a lifelong Northwest Ohio native and University of Toledo grad (Go Rockets!). I'm old enough to remember when the Mud Hens were still playing in Maumee. The Glass City has seen some amazing revitalization and I am so excited to share every update with you!

This article originally appeared on the Toledo Patch

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