Novelist Joseph Geha reads an excerpt from Kitchen Arabic, a book that is a work-in-progress. The pre-recorded reading was part of a “Toledo Night” that celebrated the city’s historic Arab-American community at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich., on Dec. 11, 2015. The event was co-hosted by The Blade
After a year of life-changing events, a local Syrian refugee family is looking for 2016 to bring routine and a sense of normalcy. In the past year, they left the Middle East, moved to Toledo, and welcomed a baby, all monumental events on their own. Together, it’s a combination
They are families in limbo. As the Syrian civil war continues to displace millions, many families arrive in Toledo incomplete. Legal intricacies make reunification a long and often frustrating process for family members separated by war. Backlogged systems, families with mixed immigration status, and shuttered embassies are just some
Fahed Martini and Gigi Sankary, a Syrian couple living in Toledo, are separated from their daughters who have been residing in Turkey, awaiting an interview for admission as refugees into the United States.
ADA, Ohio — When Habiburrahman Rahmani and Ali Shah Hasanzada return to Afghanistan after spending about 10 months at Ohio Northern University, they’ll bring a sharpened desire to spread democracy in their home country. The private university in a town with a population of 5,832 has become an educational destination