Toledo's new mayor officially sworn into office after death of former mayor


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TOLEDO, Ohio — The new mayor of Toledo has been officially sworn into office following the death of the city's former mayor.

Paula Hicks-Hudson took the oath of office Tuesday afternoon in front city officials and employees.

The former Toledo council president became mayor after the death D. Michael Collins just over a week ago.

Collins was just entering his second year as mayor of the state's fourth-largest city when he suffered cardiac arrest while driving in a snowstorm.

He died five days later.

Hicks-Hudson grew up in Hamilton in southwestern Ohio and once worked at Central State University in Wilberforce.

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