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Job cuts coming to the Blade?

13abc is reporting that the Blade has let loose a few employees and may plan on larger cuts.
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They're slashing jobs at the Toledo Blade. So far two people have been let go, and a spokesperson for the paper says more cuts are on the way in the near future.

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvg/story?section=news/local&id=6543161

And Charity For All

The Republican Party had overwhelming won elections in both houses of Congress in November, 2010. President Obama had failed to route the Great Recession (no one talked about Depressions anymore, but everyone snickered about this euphemism). General Motors had “married” Chrysler, and had failed to market the electric Jeep properly (or perhaps the American people said one thing when they meant something else). The Chyrsler-GM brand was no more.

Party is Over: Chrysler Seeks Concessions From Constituents To Survive

Looks like the party is over. I have a feeling the auto industry and Toledo will not be the same regardless if the Democrats in Congress decide to bail out the auto industry and the Unions. What will come out of all of this? Hopefully, there will be leaner more competitive companies, but the companies and the City we knew last month will most likely no longer exist. Only time will tell if our leaders can get out of their inbred ideas and move the area forward.

Lucas County planning to lay off 20 employees

The county commissioners are planning to lay off twenty employees because of a budget crunch and declining revenues. In my opinion, they can start cutting at the Health Department, which has plenty of people to police bars for smoking infractions, while laying off people in the rat eradication unit several months ago. Hope they start by laying off David Grossman.

Troy Neff Show: Drive for auto bailout should not be automatic

James Inhofe, the senator from Oklahoma, said recently, and I am paraphrasing: “I’m looking at this bailout and the Treasury secretary Paulson. Hell, best I can tell, he may have given some of this money to his friends.”

The truth is he can do whatever he wants with it. He has that type of authoritarian power. He has been named the sole person, whoever the treasury secretary is, to provide for the economic welfare of the country and the American people.

ORP: More Jobs Lost as Strickland Plays Politics

From the Ohio GOP:

A new state unemployment report today reveals nine thousand Ohioans lost their jobs last month while Gov. Ted Strickland spent nearly every day on the campaign trail.

Ohio's unemployment rate hit 7.3 percent in October, up nearly 20 percent from a year ago and continuing to reach levels not seen in nearly 20 years.

Where is the online version of the budget? Isn't it required by charter?

When voters passed Issue 22 last year, it had a stipulation that the City publish the budget online. It is 12:01 am and there is no electronic version posted that I can see. I looked at the home page and the Budget sub pages and nothing. Correct me if I am wrong, but the ballot language says that they City must also publish a Web version of the estimates. You can read the wording below where it does seem like it should also be published online on 11/15.

BREAKING NEWS: Unions Suck And Enjoy Raping Your Wallet

BREAKING NEWS:

Unions Are Annoying On All Levels

I have better healthcare than you!

Courtesy Of The Blockhead

Checks on Joe the Plumber now getting more interesting. Local media looks wimpy

I sense that Helen Jones-Kelley won't have a job soon. Also, Ted Strickland will probably take a hit by saying it was not politically motivated, when it is now looking like it was. Maybe he should not be so quick to defend an obvious Obama supporter (unless he agrees). Why?

A Win for Northwest Ohio

Whirlpool adding 400 posts to Findlay when Tennessee plant closes

Whirpool Corp. said yesterday it will move about 400 jobs to northwest Ohio from a dishwasher factory it will close in Jackson, Tenn.

The jobs from Jackson will be transferred to Whirlpool's plant in Findlay, about 40 miles south of Toledo, in mid-2009, company spokesman Lisa Fell said.

Ohio Elections Complaint Filed Against Darlene Dunn

Sylvania, OH – House District 46 candidate Darlene Dunn and the Ohio Democratic Party have recently released television and printed ad campaigns against State Representative Barbara Sears that claim Rep. Sears would support a plan for health insurance companies to deny coverage of early autism detection, diabetes and early breast cancer screening for Ohio families.

Member of the news media asked for Joe the Plumber info - and lots of questions -update

We now have a name (Julie McConnell), but I don't think we have all of the answers. Why was this particular lady picked? I bet you this lady has done this before. We deserve to know if she has done this before and for who. I don't think she was randomly picked one time to find the information. There has to be more to this story.

Racism in Ohio

Fairfield City and school district leaders have "condemned" the actions of a Fairfield resident who last week displayed a ghost with Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama's name on it — hanging from a tree by a noose.

Example of voter fraud: the case of the Obama staffers

There have been those who have questioned the voter fraud accusations. Users here and event the Secretary of State and the Governor both have said it never happens in defense of not wanting to be helpful in verifying the voters.

Local 7 Fires Back Monday On 1370 WSPD Morning Show

Don Czerniak of Local 7 AFSCME will join me Monday morning to talk about the mayor's plan to give all non-essential employees days off without pay. Doesn't appear as though it's in the contract. Find out what the union has to say about it.
Also Julia Wiley with an update on the Trees For Troops Campaign, and more on the Science Bus.

Mayor plans 3-day Toledo shutdown to save money by halting nonessentials

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner yesterday announced plans to shut down all nonessential government business for three days before the end of the year to help address the city's projected $10 million general operating fund deficit.

Mr. Finkbeiner said the move would save the city $1 million over all its funds - $300,000 of which would apply to the general fund.

Never vote yes for another Toledo tax increase AGAIN

by Darkseid on Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:17 pm
The city of toledo had better never ask for another tax increase-EVER. They obviously have plenty of money to waste.

PLATINUM SHOWGIRLS CLUB
Police assist in catching smoking-ban violators
By JULIE M. McKINNON
BLADE STAFF WRITER

To the general manager of Platinum Showgirls, revenge for

Obvious that the VP candidate is a criminal.

From the Washington Times:

Biden routes campaign cash to family, their firms
Discloses $2 million in business arrangements
Jim McElhatton (Contact)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Issue 6: MyOhioNow Ohio's Resort Casino Files Complaint with Ohio Elections Commission

(Columbus, Ohio,/ October 20) MyOhioNow PAC (Yes on Issue 6) will file a
complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission today calling to stop the false
statements in advertising by the No on 6 Committee. The next step will be a
hearing on Thursday before the Ohio Elections Commission to determine if there
is probable cause.

Restaurants (and some bars)Struggle To Stay Alive...

Shamelessly swiped from another blog:

Restaurants Get a Taste of Economic Downturn

Finding Dulcinea ^ | October 14, 2008 | Isabel Cowles

American restaurants are seeing a sharp decline in consumers and
sales as the credit crisis continues.

Restaurants Hit by Credit Crunch

For the first time in two decades, the $550 billion restaurant

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