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  • Tips to keep your furnace running in the cold

    Tips to keep your furnace running in the cold

    Monday, February 16 2015 7:14 PM EST2015-02-17 00:14:49 GMT
    Monday, February 16 2015 7:14 PM EST2015-02-17 00:14:51 GMT
    With temperatures well below freezing for days at a time, it's important to make sure you don't lose heat in your home. Heating experts say there are a few easy things you can do to keep your furnace running smoothly.
    With temperatures well below freezing for days at a time, it's important to make sure you don't lose heat in your home. Heating experts say there are a few easy things you can do to keep your furnace running smoothly.
  • Tips to keep your house warm this winter

    Tips to keep your house warm this winter

    Monday, January 5 2015 4:17 PM EST2015-01-05 21:17:02 GMT
    Thursday, January 8 2015 10:21 PM EST2015-01-09 03:21:36 GMT
    We promise summer will come again, but in the meantime, heating professionals have some tips for how you can stay warm and maximize the efficiency of your heating system:
    We promise summer will come again, but in the meantime, heating professionals have some tips for how you can stay warm and maximize the efficiency of your heating system:
  • Keeping roads safe begins long before snowfall

    Keeping roads safe begins long before snowfall

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 3:20 PM EST2014-02-04 20:20:54 GMT
    Tuesday, February 4 2014 7:56 PM EST2014-02-05 00:56:18 GMT
    Mother Nature has not been kind the last few weeks, and she might not even be done yet. So crews in Defiance are working hard Tuesday, prepping for any winter storm on its way.
    Mother Nature has not been kind the last few weeks, and she might not even be done yet. So crews in Defiance are working hard Tuesday, prepping for any winter storm on its way.
  • How to keep pipes from freezing

    How to keep pipes from freezing

    Friday, January 3 2014 4:40 PM EST2014-01-03 21:40:09 GMT
    Friday, January 3 2014 8:40 PM EST2014-01-04 01:40:29 GMT
    With subzero temperatures on the way, there are several things you can do to make sure your home is protected from the cold, especially keeping your pipes from freezing.
    With subzero temperatures on the way, there are several things you can do to make sure your home is protected from the cold, especially keeping your pipes from freezing.
  • ODOT, City of Toledo, counties bracing for Super Snow Sunday

    ODOT, City of Toledo, counties bracing for Super Snow Sunday

    Friday, January 30 2015 11:35 PM EST2015-01-31 04:35:26 GMT
    Saturday, January 31 2015 10:14 PM EST2015-02-01 03:14:57 GMT
    The Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio Sheriffs are keeping a close eye on the winter storm expected for Super Bowl Sunday.
    The Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio Sheriffs are keeping a close eye on the winter storm expected for Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Some businesses thrive in the extreme cold

    Some businesses thrive in the extreme cold

    Thursday, January 8 2015 3:11 PM EST2015-01-08 20:11:32 GMT
    Thursday, January 8 2015 3:11 PM EST2015-01-08 20:11:34 GMT
    The bitter cold has kept Toledo and nearby communities shivering the last few days, but while many hunker down inside, there are some businesses loving this weather.
    The bitter cold has kept Toledo and nearby communities shivering the last few days, but while many hunker down inside, there are some businesses loving this weather.
  • Wood, Lucas Co. sheriff's office discuss potential drone purchase

    Wood, Lucas Co. sheriff's office discuss potential drone purchase

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 6:14 PM EDT2016-05-25 22:14:50 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Technology is getting ready to change law enforcement for good as local law enforcement met Wednesday to discuss potential purchases of drones. 

    Technology is getting ready to change law enforcement for good as local law enforcement met Wednesday to discuss potential purchases of drones. 

  • Cities begin enforcement of ordinance, requiring residents, businesses to shovel sidewalks

    Cities begin enforcement of ordinance, requiring residents, businesses to shovel sidewalks

    Thursday, February 5 2015 12:19 AM EST2015-02-05 05:19:54 GMT
    Friday, February 6 2015 2:08 PM EST2015-02-06 19:08:52 GMT
    After Sunday's massive snowfall and more snow Wednesday, cities throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan are beginning to enforce ordinances that require residents and businesses to shovel their sidewalks.
    After Sunday's massive snowfall and more snow Wednesday, cities throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan are beginning to enforce ordinances that require residents and businesses to shovel their sidewalks.
  • Shoppers hit the stores, preparing for major snowstorm

    Shoppers hit the stores, preparing for major snowstorm

    Saturday, January 31 2015 6:51 PM EST2015-01-31 23:51:35 GMT
    Saturday, January 31 2015 6:51 PM EST2015-01-31 23:51:36 GMT
    Super Bowl Sunday is approaching and along with it is the first major snowstorm of the winter season. With bad weather in the forecast many are piling into the nearest grocery store.
    Super Bowl Sunday is approaching and along with it is the first major snowstorm of the winter season. With bad weather in the forecast many are piling into the nearest grocery store.
  • School delays putting strain on parents to find childcare

    School delays putting strain on parents to find childcare

    Thursday, February 5 2015 8:56 AM EST2015-02-05 13:56:18 GMT
    Thursday, February 5 2015 10:19 AM EST2015-02-05 15:19:03 GMT
    Snow days and delays are nothing new in northwest Ohio, but lately the nasty weather is forcing many parents to dig deeper into their pockets and pay for additional child care.
    Snow days and delays are nothing new in northwest Ohio, but lately the nasty weather is forcing many parents to dig deeper into their pockets and pay for additional child care.
  • How to stay safe while ice fishing

    How to stay safe while ice fishing

    Monday, February 23 2015 6:52 PM EST2015-02-23 23:52:45 GMT
    Monday, February 23 2015 6:52 PM EST2015-02-23 23:52:46 GMT
    Three ice fishermen had to be rescued over the weekend after their ATV had a mechanical problem on Lake Erie.
    Three ice fishermen had to be rescued over the weekend after their ATV had a mechanical problem on Lake Erie.
  • Runaway snowmobilers caught after accidentally calling 911

    Runaway snowmobilers caught after accidentally calling 911

    Thursday, February 5 2015 10:36 AM EST2015-02-05 15:36:42 GMT
    Thursday, February 5 2015 10:49 AM EST2015-02-05 15:49:15 GMT
    It's not every day that you hear about police chasing snowmobiles down city streets, but it happened just after midnight Wednesday morning in Port Clinton.
    It's not every day that you hear about police chasing snowmobiles down city streets, but it happened just after midnight Wednesday morning in Port Clinton.
  • Inflated salt prices forcing local communities to conserve

    Inflated salt prices forcing local communities to conserve

    Thursday, February 5 2015 9:42 AM EST2015-02-05 14:42:05 GMT
    Thursday, February 5 2015 9:53 AM EST2015-02-05 14:53:08 GMT
    Road crews throughout northwest Ohio have been busy at work clearing away all the snow, but extreme inflation has prevented some of those crews from using salt.
    Road crews throughout northwest Ohio have been busy at work clearing away all the snow, but extreme inflation has prevented some of those crews from using salt.
  • Northwest Ohio digging out of Sunday's snowstorm

    Northwest Ohio digging out of Sunday's snowstorm

    Monday, February 2 2015 7:34 PM EST2015-02-03 00:34:58 GMT
    Tuesday, February 3 2015 9:07 PM EST2015-02-04 02:07:16 GMT
     Many throughout northwest Ohio found themselves having to dig out this week after Sunday's double digit snow fall accumulations. And now city crews are just beginning the final phase of clearing the streets. 
     Many throughout northwest Ohio found themselves having to dig out this week after Sunday's double digit snow fall accumulations. And now city crews are just beginning the final phase of clearing the streets. 
  • Frostbite: A real danger in the sub-zero temperatures

    Frostbite: A real danger for the upcoming cold

    Tuesday, January 6 2015 6:57 PM EST2015-01-06 23:57:32 GMT
    Thursday, January 8 2015 6:11 PM EST2015-01-08 23:11:53 GMT
    We're used to snow. People bundle up, build a few snowmen, go sledding, and mostly enjoy the wintry conditions. 
    Still, many residents may not be aware of the inherent danger that comes with extreme cold.
    We're used to snow. People bundle up, build a few snowmen, go sledding, and mostly enjoy the wintry conditions. 
    Still, many residents may not be aware of the inherent danger that comes with extreme cold.

  • Tips to keep seniors safe through the winter

    Tips to keep seniors safe through the winter

    Monday, January 5 2015 4:57 PM EST2015-01-05 21:57:22 GMT
    Monday, January 5 2015 4:57 PM EST2015-01-05 21:57:23 GMT

    Because older adults are at increased risk of complications from cold and snow, the Ohio Department of Aging encourages all “Golden Buckeyes” to have a plan to stay warm and injury-free.

    Because older adults are at increased risk of complications from cold and snow, the Ohio Department of Aging encourages all “Golden Buckeyes” to have a plan to stay warm and injury-free.


  • Winter Safety Tips for Pets

    Winter Safety Tips for Pets

    Tuesday, November 18 2014 1:51 PM EST2014-11-18 18:51:04 GMT
    Tuesday, November 18 2014 1:51 PM EST2014-11-18 18:51:04 GMT
    Veterinarians recommend taking certain precautions to ensure your pet doesn't suffer from cold temperature-related injuries.
    Veterinarians recommend taking certain precautions to ensure your pet doesn't suffer from cold temperature-related injuries.
  • What to do with your kids this winter

    What to do with your kids this winter

    Kids are crossing their fingers for one more snow day, while parents are looking for things to keep them busy.
    Kids are crossing their fingers for one more snow day, while parents are looking for things to keep them busy.
  • Call 11 For Action: Do you understand your homeowners insurance?

    Call 11 For Action: Do you understand your homeowners insurance?

    All this winter weather caused a lot of problems, forcing some homeowners to file insurance claims. But how much do you know about your homeowners insurance?
    All this winter weather caused a lot of problems, forcing some homeowners to file insurance claims. But how much do you know about your homeowners insurance?
  • Another winter headache: snow mold!

    Another winter headache: snow mold!

    Now that most of the snow is finally gone, you may see circles or patches of dead looking grass on your lawn. 
    Now that most of the snow is finally gone, you may see circles or patches of dead looking grass on your lawn. And in some cases, that grass is actually pink. Experts say this is grey and pink snow mold, a lawn disease directly related to winter.
  • Tips for avoiding a flooded basement

    Tips for avoiding a flooded basement

    There is a good chance many people will have to deal with basement flooding as temperatures rise this week, but there are some things you can do now to protect your home from flooding.
    There is a good chance many people will have to deal with basement flooding as temperatures rise this week, but there are some things you can do now to protect your home from flooding.
  • Editorial: How to avoid being scammed by a contractor

    Editorial: How to avoid being scammed by a contractor

    The severe winter, followed by a quick snow thaw will lead inevitably to household repairs.  Roofs, windows, driveways, sewage systems, you name it - trouble is on the way.
    The severe winter, followed by a quick snow thaw will lead inevitably to household repairs.  Roofs, windows, driveways, sewage systems, you name it - trouble is on the way.
  • EDITORIAL: Snow shoveling should be common sense

    EDITORIAL: Snow shoveling should be common sense

    To shovel or not to shovel - that is the burning, or in this case, freezing question in town. 
    To shovel or not to shovel - that is the burning, or in this case, freezing question in town. 
  • Looking to get rich after a slip on the ice? Think again

    Looking to get rich after a slip on the ice? Think again

    Toledo attorneys say they have seen an increase in calls about slip and fall lawsuits. Despite the cold temperatures, snow and ice this winter, attorneys say very few have a case.
    Toledo attorneys say they have seen an increase in calls about slip and fall lawsuits. Despite the cold temperatures, snow and ice this winter, attorneys say very few have a case.
  • City of Toledo: Shovel sidewalks or face $75 fine

    City of Toledo: Shovel sidewalks or face $75 fine

    City law requires residents to remove snow from sidewalks in the right of way within 24 hours of a snowfall. Those who do not comply can be fined $75.
    City law requires residents to remove snow from sidewalks in the right of way within 24 hours of a snowfall. Those who do not comply can be fined $75.
  • Avoid disaster: How to keep your pipes from freezing

    Avoid disaster: How to keep your pipes from freezing

    Even in homes without good insulation, it is possible to reduce and even eliminate pipe freezing.
    Even in homes without good insulation, it is possible to reduce and even eliminate pipe freezing.
  • Should schools close for extreme cold?

    Should schools close for extreme cold?

    Very cold temperatures have returned to the area, and the forecast is calling for even more cold weather next week. Those temperatures play a role in the decision local school districts make on whether
    Very cold temperatures have returned to the area, and the forecast is calling for even more cold weather next week. Those temperatures play a role in the decision local school districts make on whether or not to cancel classes.
  • How to save on heat costs this winter

    How to save on heat costs this winter

    All this cold weather can mean high heating bills for residents this winter. Looking for ways to save?
    All this cold weather can mean high heating bills for residents this winter. Looking for ways to save?
  • Space heaters leading cause of house fires in January

    Space heaters leading cause of house fires in January

    Space heaters are the number one cause of house fires in January. Are you doing everything you can to keep your family safe?
    Space heaters are the number one cause of house fires in January. Are you doing everything you can to keep your family safe?
  • TIPS: Protect your pets from the cold

    TIPS: Protect your pets from the cold

    Many pet owners don't realize how vulnerable their animals are to the cold weather and he chemicals used to melt ice. A local veterinarian offers tips on keeping your dog or cat safe.
    Many pet owners don't realize how vulnerable their animals are to the cold weather and he chemicals used to melt ice. A local veterinarian offers tips on keeping your dog or cat safe.
  • Elderly can be more affected by the cold

    Elderly can be more affected by the cold

    The brutally cold weather recently has sparked some health concerns for senior citizens.
    The brutally cold weather recently has sparked some health concerns for senior citizens.
  • Who's considered essential personnel during snow emergencies?

    Who's considered essential personnel during snow emergencies?

    During a level three snow emergency, drivers face fines and possible jail time, because only essential personnel are allowed on the roads. But what exactly does that mean?
    During a level three snow emergency, drivers face fines and possible jail time, because only essential personnel are allowed on the roads. But what exactly does that mean?
  • Keep your pets safe in freezing temperatures

    Keep your pets safe in freezing temperatures

    While everyone will be trying to stay warm next week, a local veterinary practice wants people to remember their furry family members, as well.
    While everyone will be trying to stay warm next week, a local veterinary practice wants people to remember their furry family members, as well.
  • Avoid disaster by winterizing your home

    Avoid disaster by winterizing your home

    All this cold weather can put your home in danger, but there are simple steps you can take to save you from disaster.
    All this cold weather can put your home in danger, but there are simple steps you can take to save you from disaster.
  • Don't forget to winterize your car

    Don't forget to winterize your car

    A quick check under your hood or walk around your car could save you from a frightening or pricey experience on the snow-covered roadways.
    A quick check under your hood or walk around your car could save you from a frightening or pricey experience on the snow-covered roadways.
  • Winter weather driving tips

    Winter weather driving tips

    The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning drivers about the dangers of driving in winter weather and is offering some tips on what drivers should do in emergency situations.
    The Toledo Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning drivers about the dangers of driving in winter weather and is offering some tips on what drivers should do in emergency situations.
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