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Episode 26 of the Toledo Matters Podcast
– David Mann, President of the Lucas County Land Bank
With Bob Tucker, Danny Woodcock, & Nathan Lewis

What’s Happening in the 419:

Tonight – Thursday August 18th

EPIC Toledo is hosting their monthly Social at Fleetwoods. Join the areas premier young professionals group for a night of laughs, socializing, and cocktails. Event starts at :530, more info at

Startup Toledo is hosting their August Gathering at Central Classic Cars & Genius Garage and throughout the night they will be raffling off a ride in these bad boys: 1969 Jaguar XK-E, 1965 Ford GT40 replica, and a 1996 Caterham Lotus Super 7. If you’re interested in startups, entrepreneurship, innovation, or just the raddest classic cars – swing by Central Classic Cars & Genius Garage tonight at 6:30.  More at

Friday – August 19th

One of Toledo’s biggest throwback parties of the year – the 80s Explosion Costume and Dance Party is popping off at 8pm at Centennial Terrace. Dancers will be boogying till midnight so dust off the roller skates and bell bottoms for a night of fun.

33rd Annual NW Ohio Rib Off taking place in the Lucas County Fairgrounds all weekend long! Come through for the ribs, stay for the rock shows! A portion of the proceeds will be benefiting Veterans Matter.

Saturday – August 20th, along with the Rib Off

42nd Annual Birmingham Ethnical Festival – a celebration of the community’s long standing heritage. Ethnic foods, arts and crafts, and a plethora of music and dances to be had. Checkout for more info.

The Andrew Gulch Memorial Golf/Hockey Outing is a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Current Toledo Wallaye and Former Toledo Storm/Goaldigger alumni are available to play in your foursome. and there’s even in a mini golf course that’s more your style!

Today’s Guests:
*** David Mann ***
* President of Lucas County Land Bank
* Secretary, Lucas County Democratic Party


Favorite hidden gem in Toledo: Toledo Repertoire Theatre – 


Toledo Trivia

Q1: Where was the first Land Bank created?

Q2: In 2009, the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, a.k.a. “HUD,” issued a report embracing Land Banks as a best practices model for municipalities dealing with the effects of the real estate market collapse and the foreclosure crisis. Who is the current U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development?

Q3: Where does Lucas County’s name come from?

Bonus: The Toledo Mud Hens didn’t always play downtown! Previously, they were hosted at Ned Skeldon Stadium in Maumee. Since the Hens have come downtown we’ve had a massive resurgence in entertainment! What year did Fifth Third Field Open its doors?


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