Refugees from Syria happy to be in Toledo

Editor’s Note: This article corrects the name of Epworth Furniture Ministry volunteer Keith Webb. Omar excitedly circled his new kitchen table, arranging and rearranging the chairs around it. It had been less than an hour since the 40-year-old Syrian refugee first saw the inside of his new West Toledo apartment

The Last of Little Syria

Hassan Cheaib’s relatives have tried convincing him to leave Toledo’s Old North End and to follow them out to the suburbs — Sylvania, Oregon, Bedford — where many of them live. He refuses. It would be difficult for him to turn his back on the neighborhood he’s called home