#localnewsmatters: Highlighting Toledo NewsGuild work from 4/12 - 4/18

Spice up your Monday with our weekly reminder that #localnewsmatters! Check out this thread for some important stories for the Toledo community by our talented Guild members, published in The Blade this past week.

• Watchdog journalist Sarah Elms delivers in ‘Property owner questions accuracy of Toledo water bills’

• Keeping an eye on local high school sports is Amanda Levine with ‘Jamie Kachmarik ready for new position with St. Francis’  

• Alexandra Mester covers a Toledo institution’s grave news in ‘Young elephant, Lucas, dies at Toledo Zoo of viral disease’  

• With gun control at the top of the nation’s mind, Ellie Buerk keeps it local with ‘Toledo holds 1st gun violence town hall meeting’ 

• Those looking for comprehensive updates on the summer’s biggest local events can consult Roberta Gedert’s ‘After year of cancellations, area art festivals ready to rise’

And once again, check out the Best of The Blade weekly photo gallery, showcasing our staff of talented photojournalists