TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio’s big cities has come up with a new way to clean up its image.
Toledo’s mayor this past week showed off a new mobile graffiti fighting crew.
Workers travel the city in a brightly painted van equipped with a power washer and a supply of cleaning chemicals to combat graffiti.
Mayor Mike Bell says graffiti markings make the city look bad and that it’s important to clean them up.
The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/12JhWUe ) in Toledo reports that the graffiti crew is being funded by federal grant as well as private donations from Sherwin-Williams Co. and Kuhlman Corp.
City leaders say the graffiti cleanup crew will spend the summer driving around Toledo looking for graffiti to wipe out.
Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/