There is a new media outlet in Toledo!!!!

The Toledo View is officially here!!!!!

You may view the first edition of the Toledo View right now!!!!!

The Toledo View is a new media outlet available online!!! It consist of breaking news, editorials, citizen views, comics, classifieds and much more!!!!! It has something for the entire family...it even has a page designed for kids!!!

The website also has a talk radio and a radio station that plays various genres of music 24 hrs. per day!!!!!!

Log onto the Toledo View!!!!!!!!


It is a very user friendly website....also be sure to have your computer speakers on to experience everything that the website has to offer!!!!!!!!!

The Toledo View is owned by Dwayne Morehead and Bishop Stephen Ward!!!!!!


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WELCOME BACK, NICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ??????????????????????????????

Awsome! I have not read it all the way thru but so far so good. I love the laughable view page as well as the interviews.

rescue me

Love the site design!

What a piece of shit…

How about the “Anonymous View”…


Blacks Are More Racist Than Whites

Blacks hate every race but there own. Should I sugarcoat the truth because I am Jewish? Similarly, why should I pretend that race has nothing to do with anything? What, so no one gets offended? Blacks should be offended. Black leaders like Al Sharpton should be pissed as hell and lecturing all his followers that racism against Jews and Asians is wrong. That all hatred for any group white, black, Asian is immoral. But that's hard to do when you are the hypocritical epitome of racism yourself.
OK, you say, big deal, Blacks are more racist than any other group, so what? No one is getting hurt, are they, it's just an opinion, no?

No. People are getting hurt. Blacks are 1.85 times more likely to be the perpetrator of a hate crime than non-blacks. OK, OK, you say, so blacks are the worst offenders in hate crimes, but aren't Blacks still the main object of racial violence, no? No.

It only gets more fucked up and racist from there...I thought this was a news site; not a neo-Nazi site. Toledo has had quite enough of their shit!

Everyone interviewed for the “News” site should ask to have their interview pulled!

This isn’t a news site. It’s just a bunch of assholes copying and pasting a bunch of shit together, while filling in the gaps with a bunch of right wing trash.

I think assmonkey wrote that article

I think the website is excellent. I think it is something well needed in the Toledo area. Also I read all the articles....

Sensor -

I don't think that article is bad at all. I don't necessarily agree with it, however if you read the entire website, and listen to the intro on the main page of the site, it says that the website is uncensored, relevant and factual...this is something that is needed.

This is America, and everyone has a right to their opinion.
If you look at the bottom of the website, it says that the views do not refelct the opinions of the Toledo View staff.

I also realize that they have set-up a platform for anyone to right articles and editorials on issues...and they will post it on the website...this gives us all an opportunity to voice our opinions on issues.

Sensor - if you have issues, contact the staff through their website, you are able to do so....in addition, if you have such strong opinions about the article written by "white boy" on the anonymous view page, then go ahead and write a rebuttal to it and submit it to the website staff.

Sensor...unless you are willing to write and article and submit it, why complain?

Lastly, there is nothing wrong with the webiste, it is awesome, and I think it is well balanced....

Lastly looking at the pages and viewing their staff, they have a multicultural staff.

Again, I think it is awesome!!!!!

What a disappointment this rag turned out to be !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just wasted 5 minutes scanning your 'paper'.

NEVER AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great Job!

rescue me

to please some people.

Ignorance deserves no reply. enough said.

rescue me

Didn't write it, but agree with a lot of the points you Liberal Piece of [admin edit]

and Chris, time to calm down. I don't know where this came from, but I am giving timeouts and removing points for posts which are only one sentence attacks. This is fair warning. Chris is liberal, but everyone is welcome here.

Chris is liberal, but everyone is welcome here

Ha ha, thanks. Even "liberals" are welcome here. Nice

that explains how I went from 23,945 bubbles to a mere 93.

I thought I was losing my mind.

And to think I was almost to the "Waffle Iron®".

I don't know if this is someone's idea of a bad April Fool's Day joke, because honestly, I haven't seen web design this bad since 1995. There's nothing worse than table-based layouts and autoplay audio on nearly every page. Yuck. I'd also consider tossing some attribution on some of those stories if you copied-pasted them, even if you changed some wording and slapped on a "Toledo View Staff Report" on the front.

If this is a serious business venture, then I hope you find another designer... quick! Consider a CMS solution for publishing.

Yikes. Just yikes.

Retro style must be coming back :)

Yes the look is a little old fashioned, but everyone must start somewhere.

Here is why I don't care for the site

  • The template design has been used a 1000 times. Nothing new here. Looks like a canned template from Sitebuilders
  • Load time is way to long. To much multi media applications auto running. Get rid of the Voice Over when the site loads
  • Trailing Cursor....BAD BAD BAD
  • Looks very elementary and not condusive to return visitorship.

    Just My Opinion

    Just the KAT, thinking out loud again. :)

  • If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

    I can't find the links to the interviews of Fred and others. Well I can if I do webmaster things, but I don't know if others can find them quickly. Thanks for posting the link.

    Chris Myers -

    There are no links on the interview page. To listen to the interviews do the following:

    Go to the interview page.

    You will see the pictures of those being interviewed, as well as a brief synopsis of what the interview is about.

    You will also see black boxes that contain a play button for each interview.

    Go to the appropriate box and click on the play button to hear the interview. All the boxes are labeled with the name of the person being interviewed listed above each box.

    you are embedding it, but the player does not display in Firefox. I don't know if there is another way to embed the player or not. Just wanted to let you know.

    Chris Myers -

    Thanks for the advice. I don't know how many people use Firefox, or may not be able to hear the interviews...but if it poses a huge problem, I will change the interviews from being embedded, to putting up the links for people to download on the computer.

    We tried to make the website as user friendly as possible, and some people may not know how to download the links, or may not want to download things onto their computer, and this is why we chose the embedded style for the interviews.

    Thanks again for your advice Chris.

    I wanted to listen to the Ford/Mitchell interview but it doesn't come up. Yes I use Firefox.

    aStan -

    We have made the website more user friendly for those with Firefox. You may now listen to the interviews. When you go to the website, you will see the links to download the interviews.

    Bishop....There are a great many people currently using FF for their web browser. You can find out how many are viewing your site with FireFox by checking out your site statistics. I am sure your host offers some sort of free version of application to view this or you can subscribe to pay services such as whoson.com or Sitemeter.com It's a Best Practice to QA your site for functionality in as many browsers as possible before publishing. As you can see from this chart a 36.5% of visitors currently use FireFox as their primary browser. Expect this number to grow as FF is much less demanding on the systems resources, does the same job as IE and in many ways better, and is readily available on the internet for free.

    Chart from w3schools.com

    2008 IE7 IE6 IE5 Fx Moz S O
    February 22.0% 30.7% 1.7% 36.5% 1.1% 2.0% 1.4%
    January 21.2% 32.0% 1.5% 36.4% 1.3% 1.9% 1.4%
    2007 IE7 IE6 IE5 Fx Moz S O
    December 21.0% 33.2% 1.7% 36.3% 1.4% 1.7% 1.4%
    November 20.8% 33.6% 1.6% 36.3% 1.2% 1.8% 1.6%
    October 20.7% 34.5% 1.5% 36.0% 1.3% 1.7% 1.6%
    September 20.8% 34.9% 1.5% 35.4% 1.2% 1.6% 1.5%
    August 20.5% 35.7% 1.5% 34.9% 1.3% 1.5% 1.7%
    July 20.1% 36.9% 1.5% 34.5% 1.4% 1.5% 1.9%
    June 19.7% 37.3% 1.5% 34.0% 1.4% 1.5% 1.8%
    May 19.2% 38.1% 1.6% 33.7% 1.3% 1.5% 1.7%
    April 19.1% 38.4% 1.7% 32.9% 1.3% 1.5% 1.6%
    March 18.0% 38.7% 2.0% 31.8% 1.3% 1.6% 1.6%
    February 16.4% 39.8% 2.5% 31.2% 1.4% 1.7% 1.5%
    January 13.3% 42.3% 3.0% 31.0% 1.5% 1.7% 1.5%
    2006 IE7 IE6 IE5 Fx Moz N7/8 O
    November 7.1% 49.9% 3.6% 29.9% 2.5% 0.2% 1.5%
    September 2.5% 55.6% 4.0% 27.3% 2.3% 0.4% 1.6%
    July 1.9% 56.3% 4.2% 25.5% 2.3% 0.4% 1.4%
    May 1.1% 57.4% 4.5% 25.7% 2.3% 0.3% 1.5%
    March 0.6% 58.8% 5.3% 24.5% 2.4% 0.5% 1.5%
    January 0.2% 60.3% 5.5% 25.0% 3.1% 0.5% 1.6%
    2005 IE6 IE5 Fx Moz N7 O8 O7
    November 62.7% 6.2% 23.6% 2.8% 0.4% 1.3% 0.2%
    September 69.8% 5.7% 18.0% 2.5% 0.4% 1.0% 0.2%
    July 67.9% 5.9% 19.8% 2.6% 0.5% 0.8% 0.4%
    May 64.8% 6.8% 21.0% 3.1% 0.7% 0.7% 0.6%
    March 63.6% 8.9% 18.9% 3.3% 1.0% 0.3% 1.6%
    January 64.8% 9.7% 16.6% 3.4% 1.1%   1.9%
    2004 IE6 IE5 Moz N3 N7 N4 O7
    November 66.0% 10.2% 16.5% 0.2% 1.2% 0.3% 1.6%
    September 67.8% 11.2% 13.7% 0.3% 1.4% 0.3% 1.7%
    July 67.2% 13.2% 12.6% 0.4% 1.4% 0.4% 1.6%
    May 68.1% 13.8% 9.5% 0.6% 1.4% 0.4% 1.6%
    March 68.2% 14.6% 7.9% 0.8% 1.4% 0.6% 1.4%
    January 68.9% 15.8% 5.5% 0.4% 1.5% 0.5% 1.5%
    2003 IE6 IE5 Moz N3 N7 N4 O7
    November 71.2% 13.7% 7.2% 0.5% 1.6% 0.5% 1.9%
    September 69.7% 16.9% 6.2% 0.6% 1.5% 0.6% 1.8%
    July 66.9% 20.3% 5.7% 0.6% 1.5% 0.6% 1.7%
    May 65.0% 22.7% 4.6% 1.0% 1.4% 0.9% 1.4%
    March 63.4% 24.6% 4.2% 0.9% 1.4% 1.1% 1.2%
    January 55.3% 29.3% 4.0% 1.2% 1.1% 1.7%  
    2002 IE6 IE5 AOL N3 N5 N4 IE4
    November 53.5% 29.9% 5.2% 1.1% 4.9% 2.0%  
    September 49.1% 34.4% 4.5% 1.3% 4.5% 2.2%  
    July 44.4% 40.1% 3.5% 1.2% 3.5% 2.6% 0.5%
    May 40.7% 46.0% 2.8% 1.2% 2.7% 3.4% 0.7%
    March 36.7% 49.4% 3.0% 1.2% 2.4% 4.1% 0.7%
    January 30.1% 55.7% 2.8% 1.3% 2.2% 4.4% 1.0%
    IE Internet Explorer
    Fx Firefox (identified as Mozilla before 2005)
    Moz The Mozilla Suite (Gecko, Netscape)
    S Safari (and Konqueror. Both identified as Mozilla before 2007)
    O Opera
    N Netscape (identified as Mozilla after 2006)
    AOL America Online (based on both Internet Explorer and Mozilla

     Just the KAT, thinking out loud again. :)

    If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

    get rid if the trailing cursor. Too annoying!_________________________________________

    - Just the KAT, thinking out loud again. :)

    If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

    KraZyKat -

    Thanks for your input...

    Yes, we do have someone on our staff that checks the site statistics.

    Thanks again...we are taking steps to make the site as user friendly as possible...however we also realize that we won't be able to please everyone all the time.

    However, as the Internet industry continues to grow, we will continue to update or site accordingly to stay up to date.

    Thanks for your input. We value our viewers input, whether it be good or bad.

    Chris Myers...

    We have made the website more user friendly for those with Firefox. You may now listen to the interviews. When you go to the website, you will see the links to download the interviews.

    Toledo has needed for a long time. It is an opportunity for anybody to get a story out that may not be in the mainstream media and even in other alternative newspapers. It is also an opportunity for people to get stories out when the writer needs to remain anonymous. Good job.
    I don't know why this newspaper has been greeted so coldly. The opinions exhibited here are the reasons Toledo has so far to go in race relations. Ugly, ugly ugly.

    I say right on! Congratulations and Good Luck Gentleman!

    only because I'm not a lemming.

    Swampbubbles has provided ample venue for those who wish to post stories anonymously.

    Curse me for being the only one that smells a personal agenda within....

    Nothing to get the ball rolling and generate attention like an 'anonymous' opinion piece from a 'Jewish white boy from Ottawa Hills' entitled 'Why Blacks Are More Racist Than Whites."

    Truthfully, it smells like a phoney straw-man ploy in an attempt to attract readers to the site. Just my opinion.

    Good night and good luck.

    I agree with you more and more....
    I thought that smelled like phoney-baloney when I saw it too...

    Come on down here and meet me at Captain Hiram's next weekend. Dinner and drinks are on me !

    I am currently in the Alligator Alley area for a few more days....


    er, sorry, El. Stuck here in cold, rainy T-town. I am envious, though. Enjoy. You and Brian hug it out and report back to us.


    You might want to tell Charles Kuralt there that because he says he's somewhere dosen't mean that's where he is.

    Don't ask how I know, just know I know. lol

    I myself felt the paper was very diverse with it's editorials, as well as it's interviews and that to me makes the online paper unique.

    rescue me

    "THERE"??? You guys have copy editors??

    The laughable view and the view of shame pages are hilarious!!!! Check out those pages and the poll on the view of shame page.

    I'm no media/website expert, but the page definately needs work. Other than the title of the site containing the word "Toledo," when you go to the site itself, there is nothing local on the homepage to draw your attention. Depending on your screen size, the only things you see are the two tickers (one too many IMHO) and the weather and gas links. Held my attention for about two minutes.

    This Toledo View is creating a huge buzz in the city...it was on both 13ABC and NBC 24 news this morning and this evening.

    Poop is Poop.

    Finkbeiner calls these type of stories "24 hour news".

    This rag won't last the summer.


    El Mahico...at this point your comments are irrelevant. Looking at all the threads, it seems that no matter what the issue is...you will have nothing but negative stuff to say.

    And trust me, the paper well definetely last...it is a news outlet that is much needed and long overdue in Toledo.

    And anything coming from Finkbeiner, warrants NO attention anyway. In fact, I would not be surprised if you were Finkbeiner or one of his flukies.

    Say what you will, but one thing you cannot control is if the Toledo View will last. That you have NO control over.

    Lastly, I suspect your going to display more of your ignorance in your next response...so why don't I give you a little tip....save it! Because I am not going to respond to any more of your post.

    Good work to those working with the Toledo View!!!!!!!!! I really enjoy the website!

    But facts are facts.

    The Blah is written at about a sixth grade level, and I would estimate that
    this " View!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! " is written at about a 9th grade level.

    Bottom line - whites that see it will recognize it for the racist rag that it is and reject it.

    Most blacks will not be able to read and comprehend the venom that it spews and will stop looking at it.

    Hispanics will not give a shit and won't even bother with it because it is a bullshit paper.

    So who is the audience ? A couple of bloggers ?

    Can't you go bake a saralee pie instead of exposing all your youth and misconstrued knowledge about Toledo ? Are you all of 31 years old ?

    Sorry to be so negative, in your opinion.
    facts are facts.

    that no local online media outlet has reported on this site on their site, yet it's known Carty calls it "24 hour news".

    I'd love to see that link.


    The news does not post a link to every story that they show. Also, what is your concern, your in Florida. Nevertheless, I guarantee that if you call 13abc news as well as nbc 24 news and ask them how you can obatin a copy of the story the aired today they will tell you how you can get a copy.

    Go ahead and do it, if not. Then your comment is irrelevant as well. IUn fact, both Mahico and Vero are known to go from thread to thread on blogs sabatoging things and being nothing but negative.

    Mahico, by your above post...you seem to be very unintelligent yourself. So if the blade is at a 6th grade level and the View is at a 9th grade level...then that means you cannot comprehend either one, looking at your post...you are very childish and elementary...not to mention you appear to be racist looking at your above post.

    racist, racist, racist.......

    He is not bothering you.

    If you were older, you would realize that my statement about reading levels of the Blade are well - known and factual, and mine of the 'VIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!' was conjecture since it is so new that no research has been done on it's readability levels.

    Besides, you promised to refrain from responding to my post.

    Are you stalking me ?

    Am I stalking you?????? Yuk!!!!! Take me to Saint V's.... this makes me sick!!!!!!!!!!!!

    that's ok sarah, I appreciate your rancor.

    seeing I'm not going to visit the site anyway, I was curious of the media's insight.

    I've already made my feelings known, sorry you missed it.


    Ain't this GREAT! Just like McDonalds...I'm Luvin It

    - Just the KAT, thinking out loud again. :)

    If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

    She's young.

    Very easy.

    Don't newspapers change the content on a daily basis? I went to the view this morning to get some updated 'breaking' news, and lo and behold pretty much every one of the 'views' were same as yesterday. This doesn't really quailfy it as a newspaper, more of a website full of editorials, and biased "reporting".

    if you ask me.

    'Copying' is more accurate.

    I dug up a story on Finkbeiner thru my contacts, immediately posted it on a local blog, and they copied my information with no leg work on their part.

    Some 'reporter'.

    I revise my 'end of summer' death estimate for this rag.

    It won't make it till Memorial Day.

    TPS Teacher 24

    I went to the site this morning and there IS breaking news on there that was not on there yesterday.

    Also on that page they have a radio that you can listen to all the breaking news around the U.S. as well.

    In regard to the rest of the paper, if you look on the main page it says in the right top corner that the paper is updated weekly.

    There are many papers that update weekly...for example have you ever seen the Toledo Journal, Toledo Freepress, Midwest Urban and the Sojourner Truth? These are all papers in Toledo as well, and they only come out 1-time per week.

    I think the Toledo View is very unique and something that is needed in Toledo.

    I don't think the paper is biased at all. I think it is fair and they have articles dealing with many issues and from many viewpoints.

    This paper is not biased at all.

    Look at the Toledo Journal and Sojourner Truth papers...they only appeal to African-Americans and they both are biased papers.

    Look at the Toledo Free Press, they only appeal to whites, and they are biased as well.

    The Midwest Urban seems to only appeal to African-Americans as well.

    The Toledo View is a new paper available online only. While it is still new, it is off to a great start in my opinion. I am very happy with it, I don't feel it is biased at all. And it has something on it for everyone. Best of all it is online! The Internet is the upcoming thing, and people must realize the power of the Internet...

    The Toledo View can reach millions of people because they are online!!!!

    Running a newspaper online is kinda like trying to fight the war through air attacks only. You can't win untill you send in the ground troops and in the newspapers case this means Investigative Reporters actually hoofing it around town with Press Passes pinned to their shirts and pencils in their ear, taking notes and composing thought provoking articles. I do not consider scouring the Internet for stories Hot Off the Press of other news outllets then reworded as if you broke the news as reporting.

    Also, from a purely Best Practice point-of-view for Internet sites ToledoView has a long way to go before any technically savy Web Surfer (your audience) would consider it a hit. The overuse of Java Scripting like the Accuweather applet and the Gas Price Patrol only serve to increase Load Time and decrease viewership. While all the Bells and Whistles are nice, only used in moderation do they contribute a positive ROI for a Website.

    Sometimes Simple is Better...take the Drudge Report as an example. Here is one of the most highly viewed news websites and their design is nothing less then Generic.

    My advice...hire a professional Web Developer with the skill sets needed to research Web Site Best Practices and implement them. Make the site read more like a newspaper then a last minute website which my 10 year old niece could have thrown together in one night sitting at her laptop using FrontPage.

    Otherwise...El Machio is correct in his assesment...Like it or not; it will not make it through the summer except for a few dedicated viewers.

    JMO though.


    - Just the KAT, thinking out loud again. :)

    If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

    Well, everyone is entitled to there opinion. I personally like the website and it's content.

    I have come to the conclusion that on these blog sites, people will debate about an issue back and forth all day and night...and it will mostly be negative.

    I like the Toledo View website, and I will continue to view it, as I am sure there are many people who agree with me.

    This blog is not the whole city...we must realize that there are going to be people who will read and support the Toledo View, and there will be those that don't.

    To the Toledo View owners, keep up the good work, and don't worry about the haters.

    Some people will hate and some will appreciate what you are doing. There will always be the positve and the negative.

    Keep up the good work!

    I hate it. Just saying that it needs work. Probably will develop as time goes on. __________________________________________

    - Just the KAT, thinking out loud again. :)

    If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth. ~Japanese Proverb

    I like it!

    We can agree that the website will most likely develop and get better over time.

    Rome wasn't built in a day!

    I commend the owners of the Toledo View for what they are doing.

    it seems to me like saralee95 is all on the website that hasnt even been out for a week yet. come on now lets be honest the website sucks and do you really think someone with even a little extra time will read it? i mean the computer voice in the beggining is more than annoying lets go for have mercy on my ears!!! Saralee95 seemed to have a comment on everyone who had something negative to say about the website, i mean unless you own the newpaper and all, why should you care so much its not like your getting paid for jumping on the Toledo View band wagon.

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