Toledo Local Section ACS (since 1917)

About Us

The Toledo Local Section of ACS (L219, which includes the NW OHIO counties of Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood; plus Lenawee County in SW Michigan) has been in existence since 1917. 

 "In 1916, Thomas E. Moore, Guy E. Van Sickle, and Dr. H.P. Krieder met in the basement of Toledo University, located then at Illinois and Eleventh Streets. The group discusses plans to create a local organization of the American Chemical Society. The first meeting was held at the Commerce Club, March 26th, 1917, where 24 charter members signed a petition requesting recognition as a local section. The charter was granted by the ACS Council at its annual meeting in Kansas City, Kansas, April 10, 1917. "  

text taken from archived records at

We are proud supporters of Toledo Metroparks; you will find our legacy paver at  Wildwood Visitor's Plaza, part of the section's recognition of the 10th Anniversary of Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2013.

 This Toledo Local ACS Section Webpage will help you to learn more about us, our members, our programs & activities; plus link you to the Toledo Section of ACS Facebook page, the ACS Network group for Toledo Local Section, and connect with us via our email account

Current Toledo Section webmaster is Joanna Hinton.


Toledo Section ACS Mission is

to provide networking and continuing education opportunities for our members,

to work with the local community to educate the general public about the importance of chemistry in everyday life.

to foster new connections and partnerships to like minded groups throughout the greater NW OH and SE MI area,

to provide resources for new and continuing employment for our members,

and to have fun while doing all of the above.

Think like a PROTON - Stay POSITIVE

About the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.