Secular of Humanists of Western Lake Erie (SHoWLE) will post any press it gets on this page. If you are a member of the media or are looking to arrange a speaker, visit our Speaker and Media Inquiries page.
January 3, 2021
SHoWLE got a shout out in the Sunday Toledo Blade for the press release we sent out earlier in the week complaining about Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost taking the side of some religious schools in a federal lawsuit against a Lucas county public health order.
December 13, 2020
President Doug Berger had a letter to the editor published pointing out the problems with a federal lawsuit filed by three religious schools against a Lucas County public health order that temporary closed schools for in-person instruction until January 11, 2021.
February 8, 2020
Our new podcast Glass City Humanist got a shout out in the religion section of the Toledo Blade on Saturday
December 11, 2019
SHoWLE got a nice thank you note from Lucas County Children Services for our work on the Adopt-A-Family service project:
September 30, 2019
SHoWLE President Douglas Berger had his letter about the data showing strict abortion laws don’t reduce abortions – access to Birth control does – published in the Toledo Blade.
August 5, 2019
The Toledo Blade published a letter-to-the-editor from SHoWLE President Douglas Berger commenting on a the recent announcement that UTMC was wanted to reduce their trauma level certification to Level 3. It was sent as a letter from SHoWLE but the Blade left that part out.
July 5, 2019
The Toledo Blade published a Letter-to-the-editor from SHoWLE President Douglas Berger, concerning the recent non-vote by Toledo City council member Gary Johnson on the resolution condemning the six-week abortion ban passed by the Ohio legislature in April.
March 8, 2019
President Douglas Berger had a Letter-to-the-editor published in the Toledo Blade responding to a Keith Burris op-ed that tried to use a violent incident at UC Berkeley to claim that “both sides” aren’t tolerant to those who hold different views. Doug’s letter argues a different point of view on the incident:
Doug’s letter was edited for space. He has written a blog post that contains the entire text of the letter he submitted.
March 2, 2019
Our President, Doug Berger, had a Letter-to-the-editor published in the Columbus (OH) Dispatch about a state bill that would increase the age range of Medicaid recipients who would be required to work for their benefits:
January 26, 2019
Shawn was quoted in a Toledo Blade story about funerals for people who don’t have a church. She contributed her experience with wanting a non-religious service:
Decmember 8, 2018
Our general meeting was mentioned in the Religious Offering sidebar in the Toledo Blade Religion section:
November 24, 2018
Our “Breakfast with Dr. Darrel Ray” special event got a mention on the religion page of the Toledo Blade:
November 21, 2018
SHoWLE’s Humanist Nooner was featured in the Toledo City Paper on November 21st.
November 3, 2018
Doug had our statement condemning the Tree of Life Synagogue terrorist attack published as a letter to the editor of the Toledo Blade:
June 18th, 2018
June 3rd to 5th 2018
Doug appeared on camera on WTOL and was quoted in several additional news stories about the saving of St. Anthony Catholic Church on Nebraska Ave.
June 2nd, 2018
Doug and Shawn were profiled in a big article in the Toledo Blade religion section. They talked about forming SHoWLE and the need for secular voices in Toledo, Northwest Ohio, and Southeast Michigan.
May 5th, 2018
Our first meeting was mentioned in the Toledo Blade religion section: