Ohio city turns 175, passes on big birthday party


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- One of Ohio's largest cities is turning 175 without much hoopla.

The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/A9Fnlk ) reports Toledo was founded on Jan. 7, 1837.

The city marked its 125th anniversary with a yearlong observance and a visit from the mayor of Toledo, Spain. For the 150th anniversary in 1987, it threw a party. But the city isn't doing anything to mark the milestone this weekend.

Mayor Mike Bell says it's noteworthy but he didn't think a major celebration was appropriate.

Councilman George Sarantou said the local economy has faced recent challenges but he wished there was at least a small celebration.

City Council President Joe McNamara said he didn't know about the anniversary. He says the lack of celebration means Toledo should have larger festivities for the 200th anniversary.


Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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