Mike Bell takes first step in mayoral run

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Late Friday afternoon, the father of State Fire Chief Mike Bell filed paperwork that sets up a committee to raise money for the mayoral campaign.

He says the campaign intends to circulate petitions to put Mike Bell on the ballot.

Bell is Toledo's former fire chief. There has been speculation for months that he would run for Toledo mayor. He has not officially announced his candidacy.