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Northwest Ohio artist inspired by two Toledos

Sylvania resident and Toledo-based artist Nora Alfaham displays her artwork at the 51st annual Islamic Society of North America Convention at the Cobo Center, in Detroit, Mich. Alfaham said she is inspired by her diverse backgrounds, which include the Islamic faith, her parents’ homeland of Damascus, Syria, and her

The Mayor of Qaraoun

Yehia Shousher wanted to be the mayor of Qaraoun. In 1949 he immigrated from the village in the south of Lebanon to Canada with his mother and two brothers. Four years later, in 1953, he made the move to Toledo. When Mr. Shousher, 85, first left Lebanon, he was

The price of Arafat’s kiss

AN ORAL HISTORY: With Iraq in the news again, we bring you a story from the archives, of a local man looking back at the First Gulf War. Mustafa Sugheir shared his story with The Blade this past winter. The Palestinian American owned the Ohio Overseas corporation in Toledo,