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Toledo Interim director of economic and business development has income tax liens

Calvin Lawshe, the newly named interim director of economic and business development for the city of Toledo, has two active Ohio income tax liens.

A search of the Lucas County Clerk of Courts finds that Lawshe has a lien filed on his home for back Ohio income taxes of $2,901.34 (filed in 2012) and another lien for $35,105.80 in unpaid Ohio income taxes (filed in 2011). And this man is supposed to be an economic developer?

I'm sure that Mayor Hicks-Hudson and Lawshe will have some convoluted excuse for this situation, but if Toledo is willing to allow a person with these financial issues (Lawshe also had two previous liens) to assume a role in the mayor's inner circle--you may as well put the final shovel of dirt on the City's grave.

UT president is fired--but let's pretend it's his decision

So UT President Lloyd Jacobs is leaving at the end of this month (one year earlier than previously announced) because he’s been “nominated” to be a fellow for some sort of council in Washington. It’s a sabbatical (wink, wink) and he’ll return as a professor of surgery in 2015. Wouldn’t we all love to work someplace that rewards our incompetency by replacing the embarrassment of saying we were "fired" with some lame explanation?

Here’s a look at part of the legacy Jacobs leaves behind:

1) Funeral Parlor?--This is my absolute favorite. When his mother-in-law passed away a few years ago, friends and colleagues were instructed to go to the UT-owned presidential house in Ottawa Hills (which Jacobs never lived in). People were shuttled from a campus parking lot to the house (wonder who paid for that). Most individuals expected they would be paying their respects to the Jacobs, but were surprised to find that Mrs. Jacobs’ mother was laid out in a coffin in the house. Who knew that was even legal? I guess a $400,000-a-year guy couldn’t afford a funeral home.

Republicans vote for new chairman at special meeting

Republicans Vote for New Chairman at Special Meeting
Dave Kissinger elected Chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party

MAUMEE – In an unexpected turn of events the Lucas County Republican Central Committee (LCRCC) met for a second time in a week to elect a new Chairman. In a remarkable display of civility and openness the LCRCC gathered at the Maumee Senior Center on Wednesday night to elect party leadership.

Sharia Advisors – Barack Obama's Muslim Appointees in High Security Positions

Just how does one even begin to understand how the President would place people into positions that seem like placing the proverbial Fox in the Chicken Coop? Barack Obama has placed individuals who represent, or are a part of, the Muslim Brotherhood into high security positions. Is this due to the fact that Obama is a Muslim? Is this due to the fact that Obama may think that showing the Muslim community he has placed Muslims in high positions will stop them from hating the United States? Could this be due to his Marxist ideology he developed while at Occidental College?

How I Managed to Expose Alleged Embezzlement by Department of Justice's Third--In- Command Tony West, Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, HUD's Ophelia Basgal to Unlawfully Benefit "Obama for America"

The following is a narrative describing the suspicious circumstances relating to non-profit entity CaliforniaALL (FEIN Number 51-0656213), Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, United States Department of Justice's Tony West, Department of Housing and Urban Development's Ophelia Basgal, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, James Brosnahan of Morrison & Foerster, and Chris Young of Keker & Van Nest.

The narrative is divided to 4 parts: 1. General Introduction; 2. Introduction of Actors; 3. Fortuitous Discovery of CaliforniaALL; and 4. Factual Background Regarding CaliforniaALL.

Damn Romney Made It Impossible For Obamas To Invest In American Companies

Because Mitt Romney outsourced all the jobs America had when it came time for the Obamas to invest they couldn't find any companies that didn't outsource. Now their money is being used by companies that outsource thousands of American jobs and they can't do a thing about it. It's all Mitt's fault darn him.
Here's the story-

Philip Klein

Senior Editorial Writer
The Washington Examiner
E@philipaklein

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A marriage (match) made in heaven...

A marriage (match) made in heaven; the Democratic National Committee and Charlotte, North Carolina.

For those who may not have been aware, even after Tuesday, the Democrats will be holding their quadrennial get together in Charlotte during the first week of September. So what made, and still makes, Charlotte such an appealing location that it was chosen over the other finalist cities of Cleveland, Minneapolis and St. Louis?

Could it have been...

Via Email: Lucas County Children Services

I can't verify this, but this person obviously is not too happy with what happened at LCCS so I am posting it. I apologize in advance for the all caps:

Stand back, Wolfman is about to blow

GM announced today that they earned $1.3 billion in the second quarter, mostly in North America, which more than offset a $200-million loss in Europe and smaller profits from the rest of the world. Sounds like good news right?
GM announced today that CEO Ed Whitacre will step down, and Dan Akerson will take his place. Sounds like good news right?
Dan Akerson since 2003 has been with The Carlyle Group. Uh-oh, somebody hang on to Wolfie.

Toledo Free Press to begin publishing 2 days a week

MIKE BELL, COMMUNITY LEADERS TO ANNOUNCE DISCOVERY
OF NEW “STAR” AT WESTFIELD FRANKLIN PARK 16 CINEMA DE LUX

A major media business expansion will be announced at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 25 at the Westfield Mall Franklin Park 16 Cinema De Lux theaters. Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce President Mark V’Soske and Regional Growth Partnership President and CEO Steve Weathers will join Toledo Free Press President and Publisher Thomas F. Pounds to announce that Lucas County’s largest circulation Sunday newspaper will expand to publishing two days a week starting March 10.

GOVERNOR APPOINTS CHRIS MYERS AS CHAIRMAN OD LCRP !!!

In an unprecedented move, Governor Terry Shankland stepped into the fray and settled the dispute in Lucas County concerning Chairmanship of the Lucas County Republican Party.

Neither Jon Stainbrook or Jeff Simpson was appointed. In his search for the best and the brightest in Lucas County, Governor Shankland appointed CHRIS MYERS as head of the local Republican Party.

Acknowledgeing Myers' dismal political failures in his previous attempts to become elected to Toledo School Board, Governor Shankland laughed, and said " It's nowhere but up for that boy, y'all heah me ?"

Former Athens County Democrat chair Susan Gwinn threatens blogger with suit

You would think that in a college area you would have a higher number of smart people, but the former Democrat chair of Athens apparently has taken a page out of the Jon Stainbrook book of politics, which is to threaten lawsuits against those who you don't like in an attempt to bully them. While leaders such as Larry Sykes, Carty Finkbeiner and Jon Stainbrook love to try to bully people into submission, things can only go so far. It is quite clear that Ms.

Toledo Fire Department Promotes 20 Officers

he Toledo Fire and Rescue Department will promote 12 officers to the rank of Lieutenant and eight officers to the rank of Captain at a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 in Toledo City Council Chambers.

The following officers will be promoted to Lieutenant:

§ Douglas S. Haack
§ Hector A. Solis
§ Brian J. Phillips
§ Craig A. Ellis
§ Matthew D. Brixey
§ Allison Armstrong
§ Dexter L. Baker
§ Joseph J. Camerato
§ Verdell Franklin
§ Todd M. Besteda
§ David J. Soldner

TPS's Burns investigates former candidates, board and community members

Ah, ask and ye shall get. I wondered this morning, that Dan Burns' investigations discovered in Cleveland had to start earlier and we find out they have. According to the Blade, Burns investigated Robert Torres, Darlene Fisher, Steven Steel, Steve Flagg, and Francis Dumbuya. I was not on the list. I don't know how I feel about this. Read more in the Blade. But now we go from stealing to having the district get all J Edgar Hoover on people. That is an interesting shift of events.

Mayor Appoints Finance Director - McLean brings 20 years finance and budgeting experience to the job.

Mayor Appoints Finance Director
McLean brings 20 years finance and budgeting experience to the job.

Mayor Michael P. Bell today announced his appointment for City Finance Director at his first press conference since taking office.

New Republican Central and Executive Committee on file at Board of Elections

Toledo, OH - Lucas County Republican Chairman Jeff Simpson announced that the roster of Central and Executive Committee members as required by the Ohio Revised Code were filed with the Lucas County Board of Elections this afternoon. This process is required in order for the Republican State Central Committee to confirm the results of the meeting held on December 21 in which Mr. Simpson was elected Chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party.

Breaking News: UPDATED: Steve Riddle principal of Leverette Middle School resigns.

It has been disclosed on 11News that Steve Riddle has resigned as principal of Leverette Middle School. Now maybe, depending on who they put in as principal, this school will have leadership that is pro children. Out with the child predators, in with the child educators giving the students safe passage to a successful life.

It took awhile to eliminate this principal, how many children were damaged in the process?

PAUL HOAG AND JEFF SIMPSION ELECTED TO LEADERSHIP OF THE LUCAS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY

Lucas County Republican Party FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10 South Superior St. 12/21/2009
Toledo, Oh 43604

PAUL HOAG AND JEFF SIMPSION ELECTED TO LEADERSHIP OF THE LUCAS COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY

By a majority vote of the duly elected / appointed member of the Lucas County Republican Central Committee have elected Paul Hoag to serve as chairman of the central committee. Immediately there after members elected Jeff Simpson as Chairman of the executive Committee.

Bell's leadership announcements

Bell Announces Executive Staff For New Administration
Following through on an early campaign promise, Mike Bell today announced his appointment for the Deputy Mayor for External Affairs – a position throughout the campaign referred to as the “Business Advocate.”

Afghanistan and Elkhart, Indiana The Twin Frauds of Obama

By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts12042009.html
Goldman Sachs senior executives are arming themselves with New York gun permits, according to Alice Schroeder on Bloomberg.com. The banksters “are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the bank.”
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