Don't know if anyone gets the Blade or reads on line but a couple of reporters from the Blade investigated dangerous neighborhoods in Toledo and are running a 4 part series in the paper. The mayor is mad as he!!. He wants to sweep it all under the rug and pretend Toledo is safe. The mayor has refused to release a crime map that shows where the gangs are so the Blade is creating their own. The residents have a right to know where it's not safe. The mayor doesn't get it.
The Blade does the crime blotter map but does not (IMO) do a great job with it.
I used to live on North Ontario (2001 - 2004). It was "cool" at first but became a nightmare. We were young and stupid and wanted that whole "urban" feel. The community turned out to be very bigoted and had a ton of issues. My ex-wife and I tried to work with the Blockwatch, North Corridor Coalition and North River to help make the community more "livable" but . . . to no end.
Mayor Bell, IMO, is doing some good things with the monthly roll in of gang members and they have had some good results. The problem will be with the weather getting warmer and the lack of sustainable jobs people will become more desperate. I like Mayor Bell and have talked with him on a number of occasions. He is deeply committed to Toledo and the community but he is only "one" man, ya know.