TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - If you walked along Marlboro one week ago you couldn't miss the mess. It was basically a dumpsite in the middle of a neighborhood, full of everything from furniture, exercise equipment and even underwear. The mess belonged to the family who lived inside a house.
Those people were evicted and the owner left there stuff right in the middle of the yard. This trashing of the neighborhood goes against everything residents like Liann Kulzak have done to keep it up.
"We do the best we can with what we got," she says.
Kulzak says she got no response and that's why she called News 11 Problem Solver Mika Highsmith. The city took action the very next day.
"It was cleaned up quick and efficient...I'm very happy with the response. You came out. If I have...problems in the future you would be the first ones I would call," says Kevin Lesinscki.
Michael Trabbic called 11 after getting a ticket for $120 dollars in the mail.
Holding the ticket in his hand, Trabbic realized that although it had his name and address on it, it was not his vehicle.
The vehicle shown on the ticket was a Saturn View, similar to the one Trabbic got rid of last March, but the car pictured had a black bumper. His old car had a silver bumper. It was completely different, but for some reason the plate on the ticket and his old car seemed to be the same.
"Except the last letter is in question to me it looks like AW...mine ends in a K... Now I'm forced to go down and defend myself for something I didn't do."
A mistake that Trabbic refused to pay for, so he turned to WTOL 11 and Highsmith connected him with the man in charge.
"He called back and said there was a misread of the plate and I should take no further action. I really appreciate your help and I'm very grateful."