Statement from Dr. Romules Durant, CEO/Superintendent of Toledo Public Schools, on the death of Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins:

I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Mayor Collins. Like me, he was a TPS Proud product of Toledo Public Schools, a Libbey Cowboy through and through. Mayor Collins knew the importance of a strong public school system and we could always count on him to lend his support, like he did when he spoke at a community luncheon in the fall urging the passage of our levy. Mayor Collins dedicated his life to public service, first as a police officer, then as a councilman and finally as mayor. I always admired his commitment to the people of Toledo, his people. The staff and students of TPS extend their sincerest condolences to the family of Mayor Collins.