Special Coverage

  Stretching Your Dollar: Getting more out of your 401(k)

A new rule by the IRS let’s you add another $500 to your 401(k) at work; up to $19,000 a year.

  Stretching your Dollar: How to start saving for college

Stretching Your Dollar: Holiday fun and FREE events around town

Stretching Your Dollar: How to get out of debt

WTOL Investigates: Washington Local Schools fixes potentially illegal job description

Stretching Your Dollar: Tax deductions

Call 11 for Action: Local family-fun center, neighbors feud over stray paintballs

Continued Coverage

  Facing expensive prescription costs? One website shows different prices in various pharmacies

Stretching Your Dollar: What can you do to repair your credit rating?

For sale by owner: Things to consider before you try to sell your own home

In the air: Just how germy are those hand dryers in public bathrooms?

The path to a debt-free education? Save early and often

Day tripping: Have an adventure without busting your budget

  Rents with Benefits: How to negotiate a better rent in an owner’s market

The Toledo rental market is tight. There are fewer units in comparison to demand for them. That makes it an owner's market.

What’s safe to use for pain? Check before popping that OTC medication

You’re sore from overdoing it at the gym or spring cleaning. But you can’t slow down, and instead you pop an over-the-counter painkiller such as Advil (ibuprofen), aspirin, Tylenol (acetaminophen) or an Aleve (naproxen). They're not prescription pills, but could these pain pills be dangerous to your health? Dr. Rashid Khalid with Mercy Health says yes. “Unfortunately, they’re under this impression it’s safe. That’s why they’re bein...

  Preventing A Predator: How to stop the next Larry Nassar at local schools

The unthinkable happened, over several years. Girls as young as 11 or 12, or even in their early 20s, being abused by a man they trusted.

Pump up your savings: How gas station rewards can save you big money

The average gas price may be climbing - some places getting close to $3 a gallon -  but it doesn't mean you have to give up planning that summer road trip. By using fuel reward perks at gas stations, drivers are finding foolproof ways to save at the pump.

  Refusing to Quit: 10 years of healing after the Bluffton bus crash

Justice for Sierah: The fight continues to keep our girls safe

Honoring Dressel: New details shared ten years after detective's death

Out of Bounds: How parents are putting their kids' games at risk

Fighting for Success: Who's the Next Robert Easter Jr.?

Training for Greatness: Are kids pushing too hard to be successful in sports?

Road Work Ahead: How much more can drivers take?

WTOL 11 investigated why there are so many big projects at once and where the money is coming from.

The search for answers: Who killed Nevaeh Buchanan?

In a WTOL 11 Investigation, Emily Nelson spent weeks piecing together the facts of the Nevaeh  and found there are lot more questions than answers.

Protecting Our Water: NASA takes to the skies to help monitor upcoming algal bloom

To help communities like Toledo respond to harmful algal blooms, the agency famous for space exploration is taking to the skies.

Watch vs. Warning: Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels explains

Two of the most commonly confused terms in weather are watches and warnings. And as WTOL 11 Chief Meteorologist Robert Shiels says they have two very different meanings and it's very important that you understand the difference.

What Is Call 11 for Action?

Call 11 for Action at 419-255-2255 if you are the victim of a consumer scam, fraud, or rip off.

Call 11 For Action: Sidewalk finally repaired in west Toledo neighborhood

Residents in one Toledo neighborhood are upset about a huge problem on their street: a sidewalk caving in. Neighbors say calls to the city have gone unanswered and the problem is just getting worse.

Meet our Miracle Kids: Katie

Katie's early diagnosis was strep throat, but when antibiotics didn't faze her, she was taken to a specialist. Her family then learned she had a fast-growing, but beatable, leukemia.

EDITORIAL: Harsh punishments are necessary to stop illegal alcohol sales

Simple fines are not enough.  Underage drinking is a real problem and sometimes results in horrible outcomes.

Call 11 For Action: Headstone finally placed at loved one's grave

Two sisters from Willard are upset with a company responsible for making their father's headstone, after they say they were promised the headstone would be completed last fall, but it never happened.

Camels visit WTOL Your Day for Hump Day

Happy Hump Day!

Health and fitness apps: Is your privacy in critical condition?

While health and fitness apps on your smart phone can have some amazing benefits, we've found your privacy could be in critical condition.

Call 11 For Action: Don't let the bed bugs bite

"Don't let the bed bugs bite" became a real life expression for an area man. According to him, his used bed purchase came with an unwanted bonus, and his situation only seemed to worsen when he tried to return it.

UPDATE: New details in food stamp fraud investigation

With the number of people using food stamps on the rise, so is the potential for fraud. A Toledo business owner was just sentenced for illegally using food stamps.

FOX Investigates: Are you getting dissed on daily deals?

Many of us love those amazing daily deal offers that pop up in our inbox. But our investigation reveals some of those offers aren't working out as advertised, and complaints about major daily deal companies are piling up.

How to cash in on spring cleaning: A FOX Toledo Special Report

Before you grab the trash bin and toss what you find spring cleaning, listen up: New technology is making it easier than ever to turn your old clutter into cash.

Delete Yourself: A WTOL 11 Special Report

When we sell, throw out, or recycle old technology, many of us think we know how to remove all our personal information that's stored on them. It turns out we're wrong.

IN YOUR INBOX: Sign up for daily headlines, breaking news, weather emails & more

Sign up for WTOL 11's emails and have access to breaking news, severe weather, school closings and other alerts, all in your inbox, whenever you need them.

WTOL Special Report: Sugar-free gum can be deadly for your pet

An ingredient found in many sugar-free gums could be potentially deadly to your pet.

FOX Toledo Special Report: Travel Predictions for 2013

The economy is improving, and recent conditions are reflected in the travel industry. Not only are travelers spending more, but hotels, airlines, and cruise lines are, too, as they look to capitalize on consumers' wanderlust.

WTOL Special Report: Cash Crop

It sounds like a bad joke: millions of tax dollars going into the pockets of successful business people. But it sounds even worse because many of the people who get the money say they don't need it.

Flooding Forecast – A WTOL 11 Special Report

With the welcome spring thaw that is sure to come, the fears of flood waters are also on the rise for communities that sit near the region's many rivers.

FOX Toledo Special Report: Pet med mistakes

You've heard about devastating medication errors happening with people, but pet owners listen to this: the FDA just issued a new warning because investigators are finding prescription mistakes happen with pet meds too.

Contact the three biggest Credit Reporting Agencies

Here are links to the major credit reporting agencies.  If you have a credit card or your identity stolen, you'll want to contact all three and let them know.

How does Text It work?

Get news instantly. Get only the information you want. Also, FAQs from existing subscribers.

Toledo News Now Sponsorships

Each year, we donate thousands of dollars in airtime to qualified non-profit organizations.  Any non-profit group, which provides educational, informational or cultural benefits to Ohio, is invited to apply for public service time on-air and online.  The station also provides news coverage of community events, interview opportunities and a variety of other outlets that can help community organizations who know how to put them to use.

FAQ's about RSS

If you're an old pro at RSS, then click above to add News headlines, Sports, Recall Roundup, etc. to your RSS reader. Not an old pro?  Wonder about RSS and how to use it?  Click here for all the FAQ's on R eally S imple S yndication.

LIVE Q&A: Get free advice on heart disease

Click here to ask questions in a live, web chat format from 5 - 6:30 p.m. There is no need to register. Just click into our chat and ask.

Instructions for Best of the Class participants

Top graduating seniors from more than 120 area high schools will gather Monday, May 16, 2010 at Imagination Station to be honored as "The Best of the Class."

Connect with WTOL on Facebook

WTOL is on Facebook, and you can keep up with all our news and interact with other fans at www.facebook.com/WTOL11

Erica Shaffer

Erica Shaffer worked at WTOL from Feb. 2009 to March 2011. Erica Shaffer joined the News 11 team as a general assignments reporter and photographer  in February 2009. Originally from San Diego California,

Check out ODOT's weekly construction update

Here's ODOT's construction update that covers all the major projects in the WTOL viewing area. Please drive safely.

Toledo Area Road & Travel Links

Get phone numbers and websites for road, air and rail travel.

What do these snow emergencies mean?

County sheriffs around Ohio have the ability to declare snow emergencies in the News 11 viewing area. Click here for more information.

FAQs from existing subscribers

Frequently asked questions by existing subscribers

Counties under snow emergency

Click here for the latest snow emergency levels from around the area.

Justin Michaels

Links mentioned on Your Morning Saturday for Aug. 21

Click here to the links mentioned on the show.

Pythian Sisters Whitehouse Temple 312 holds fundraiser

Advance tickets are required and include a wine tasting, grazing stations, live and silent auctions, live jazz music featuring the Bob Rex Trio, and tours of the building.

Check out Julia Roberts on David Letterman

Julia reunites with her "co-star" Biff Henderson from the new Tom Hanks movie.

Check out this list of local fairs and events

We've compiled a list of some great area events. Don't forget to mark your calendars.

Springfield Local Schools back-to-school events

Here are some important dates to help Springfield staff and students with their transition back-to-school.

REPLAY: TPS Assistant Superintendent Jim Gault answers your questions

Things will be quite different at Toledo Public Schools this year. Find out about school start times, busing TPS dress code changes and more.



Links to newspapers with articles about LeBron

Here are the links mentioned on Friday's News 11 Your Morning.

2010 fireworks schedule

Click here for this year's schedule.

Give Autism the Boot! 2010 a big success

Volunteers, including Toledo's emergency personnel, collected donations at many locations around town for this CommunityTrack 11 event.

Tickets still available for Give Autism the Boot kick off event

The event takes place at Cafe Del Sol inside the downtown Toledo Crowne Plaza Hotel from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Plane Fun event underway at Toledo Metcalf Airport

Don't miss your chance to check out the C-130 Hurcules [WTOL's Joe Stoll takes a tour and goes  inside the plane] and B-25 Bomber planes on display.

WTOL.com's Top 11 -- this week's most popular stories and videos

Check out the most most popular stories and videos of the week.

Link to the Enhanced Fujita Scale to Determine the Strength of a Tornado

The National Weather Service uses the new EF-Scale to determine the strength of a tornado.  Click here for a complete description and a link.

Links and more information on Next of Kin registry

In May 2008, Ohio became one of the first states to make a Next of Kin registration process available through the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

LIVE @ 5-6:30 - H&R Block expert to answer your tax questions

Daniel Jones from H&R Block will be here to answer all your last-minute questions.

Asian-Style Chicken And Grilled Vegetable Skewers Recipe

Click here for the recipe from Applebee's.

Fostoria Focus: Run the Res to honor Shiff

Jeff Shiff was a friend to all he met and a strong voice of support for the community, serving on the school board and YMCA board while also running a business in town.

BONUS--City responds to board's decision; files unfair labor practice charge with SERB

The Administration appreciates the Board's deliberation of the facts and at their recommendation has filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with SERB for further consideration of the illegal work stoppage.

WTOL Editorial: Discipline reasonably for 'blue flu'

Blue flu was a terrible idea. However, it's also a bad idea to administer extreme disciplinary measures.

Tips to help folks stick to their exercise plan

A recent survey found that nearly 40% of people polled have trouble sticking to an exercise routine because they're just too tired and too busy. Here are some easy tips to get going.

Red Cross Oscar Night