The Northwest Ohio region has a multitude of alternative energy stories to tell, including cutting-edge biomass fuel research being developed and tested at the University of Toledo's College of Engineering, and the activities of the many solar energy firms headquartered in the Toledo area (a legacy of Toledo's history as the nation's major glass manufacturer). In addition, Lake Erie is being considered as the site of a future wind farm to capture prevailing winds across the lower Great Lakes region.
Can alternative energy sources realistically replace our reliance on petroleum, coal and nuclear power? Can the Midwest take an aging rust belt industrial tradition and turn it around to manufacture solar panels and wind turbines? Join the discussion and post your questions for our experts to answer.
From the moment the first spade of dirt was overturned at groundbreaking ceremonies on October 1, 2007, sports and special event fans in our region were about to enter a thrilling new era.
WGTE's original production, Arena: Building Community follows the progress of the state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly facility in downtown Toledo, beginning with the demolition of the venerable east-side sports arena and continuing through the new Arena's opening weeks in October 2009.Read more