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The question is not if Washington Local violated state law during its Issue 2 levy campaign in 2014, but to what extent

Updated with Patrick Hickey's statement

My curiosity was stirred in watching everything going on at Washington Local and stirred even more once Superintendent Patrick Hickey blocked me on Twitter for stating the obvious. Seeing a disturbing behavior here I decided to look at some things that were done in the past to really get a grasp on how things are run in Washington Local….and I did not have to go far to find out how bad things were run during the 2014 Issue 2 levy campaign.

We can all agree that when you operate in a certain environment, there are some things that are well known to anyone including rules and regulations. If you pay a lawyer, you expect them to know the laws and proper procedures. But it seems like "Levy 101" items at Washington Local are missed by the leaders who are paid to know what is OK and not OK. There are no excuses on why these laws are being violated, and there are questions that the citizens of the district need to ask the board members and their administration (I don’t live in the district).

Iran nuclear talks to be extended for 4 months

Good job Kerry, give Iran a little more time to get the bomb.

What a joke. Iran is laughing all the way to their nuclear bomb lab.

Iran and six world powers agreed Friday to extend talks over Tehran’s nuclear program until Nov. 24.

Mayor Virg Bernero Invites Volkswagen to Expand to Lansing

Mayor Invites Volkswagen to Expand to Lansing
http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/Mayor-Invites-Volkswagen-to-Expand-to...
LANSING (WILX)-- Will a new Volkswagen auto plant be the newest addition to Lansing? Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have threatened to take away VW's tax incentives if the workers vote to join the UAW.
Lansing mayor Virg Bernero says Volkswagen can just pack up and come to Lansing.
(MORE)

The Sheryl Underwood show comes to Toledo Radio!

The Sheryl Underwood radio show comes to WJUC-FM, 107.3 (The Juice). Starting this Friday Sheryl Underwood in the Afternoon will broadcast live from 3 to 7 p.m. Weekdays. Four hours of talk and music. If you miss her in the afternoons, Underwood will be on the syndicated morning program The Steve Harvey Show, which airs from 6 to 10 a.m. weekdays on 107.3. For the complete article read Wednesday's Toledo Blade, "Popular radio host hits local airwaves" http://www.toledoblade.com/Peach/2013/07/31/Popular-radio-host-hits-loca...

Sandy Spang Council Candidate at Large to file petitions today at 3:30 PM

Sandy Spang, small business owner and real estate investor, will file her candidacy petitions for an At Large Toledo City Council seat at the Lucas County Board of Elections, Suite 300, One Government Center, Tuesday, July 9th at 3:30 PM. Sandy will be available for a short statement or questions immediately following her filing or before the City Council meeting at 4:00 PM.
In her own words:

African American Parents' Association

Let me tell you about the African American Parents' Association: AAPA is an organization made up of parents, students and community members who have a vested interest in the Toledo Public School System. Our mission is to empower parents and their student in knowing, and exercising their rights to a free and appropriate education, which is a property right guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States. We are unashamedly for children and inform parents that they need to 1. Know the rules, 2. Know the law, 3. Know your rights, 4. Know how to advocate for your child.

trouble in paradise?

UAW workers are now beginning to feed on each other over contract talks with the Big Three. Here's a portion of a Detroit Free Press report along with the link to the full story.
- Chrysler union workers had mixed
reactions today to CEO Sergio Marchionne’s
letter scolding UAW President Bob King for
standing him up Wednesday night in order
to concentrate on forging a deal with
General Motors first.
Predictably, some workers blamed
Marchionne.
“He doesn’t know how to compromise with
people,” Warren Stamping plant worker
Charles Vega said of Marchionne. “We gave u

May 18th Quinnipiac University Poll: 54 - 36 SB 5 Should Be Repealed!

Quinnipiac University Poll: 54 - 36 SB 5 Should Be Repealed!
http://www.progressohio.org/blog/2011/05/quinnipiac-university-poll-54--...
Quote from article:
"Ohio voters disapprove 49 - 38 percent of the job Gov. John Kasich is doing, compared to 46 - 30 disapproval in March, while by 54 - 36 percent they say that SB 5 should be repealed, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today"

Toledo Blade
May 31,2011
Labor law’s defenders gear up to fight repeal
Battle lines drawn over Senate Bill 5

SHERMAINE L.HUTCHINS AKA HUTCH DADDY DOLLA BRING FAKE YO GOTTI CONCERT & SCAMS THE CITY OF TOLEDO, OHIO

SHERMAINE L.HUTCHINS AKA HUTCH DADDY DOLLA BRING FAKE YO GOTTI CONCERT & SCAMS THE CITY OF TOLEDO, OHIO

(EXPOSEDIT) On Sunday, December 6th 2009 Shermaine L. Hutchins aka “Hutch Daddy Dolla” of The Core DJ’s and OffTheGlass.net teamed up with his southern friends and family out of Mississippi to pull the biggest scam in the Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan area. The concert took place at The Zodiac located at 135 S. Byrne in Toledo, Ohio.

Below is a statement from Richard Gabai, a friend of Rich Iott and his family:

I have known and worked closely with Rich Iott for many years.

First things first; Rich Iott is one of the most pro-Jewish, pro-Israel people I know.

We are business partners and very close personal friends. One of the first things I explained to Rich when we started working together was that I don't work on Shabbat - the Jewish Sabbath. He said, "That's great, I'm glad you take a break every week and spend quality time with your family!"

Rich Iott / Jack Smith talk about the issues in race for 9th District

Iott started out , saying he is upset at what is going on in our government and no one is listening . He serves in the Ohio Military Reserve as a colonel. Smith was a US Marine for 22 years, serving in Vietnam and Desert Storm. Both men spoke highly of the U.S. Constitution , Smith hailing it as a ‘ bright path’, Iott saying everything should be vetted through the Constitution. A panel of 3 asked questions of the men, Scott Allegrini of the host group Children of Liberty, Tim Higgins of the blowing smoke blog, and Kristin Rapin of the Toledo Free Press.

Ohio Politics as usual?

This forwarded to me by e-mail:

Dear Ohio Citizen
Below is an alarming example of what the politics as usual. A candidate is being cut out by an unethical secretary of state. Please take the time to read the information below and call the media and alert them of this travesty. The status quo will continue if you do nothing. We must stand up to corruption and say, “NO More!”

Here are the facts:

Unionized Toyota?

Some thoughts as "Toyota week" kicks off on Capitol Hill:
By Mike Thompson (Blog)
http://www.freep.com/article/20100224/BLOG24/100223068/0/celebrate/Toyot... (MORE)

Foreign Money in American Politics?

Foreign Money in American Politics?
Some Say Supreme Court's Decision in Citizens United Case Has Opened New Path
By MATTHEW MOSK
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/foreign-money-american-politics/story?id=9...
Jan. 24, 2010 —
Some election lawyers believe that last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court opinion may have opened a new avenue for foreign money to enter the American political system, and that the justices are inviting a repeat of the 1996 Chinese money scandal that bloodied the Clinton administration.

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.”
http://groups.google.com/group/soldiersofsolidarity/browse_thread/thread...

TARPS 20th Anniversary

BEA JENNINGS AND OTHER DISABLED RIDERS RECORD 20 YEARS OF MOBILITY FREEDOM AS TARPS MARKS TWO DECADES OF SERVICE

Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service Started October 2, 1989

Toledo, Ohio ‑ Twenty years ago, Mrs. Bea Jennings was the second person to become eligible to ride the Toledo Area Regional Paratransit System’s small buses.

RAGE ON THE AIRWAVES

Bill Moyer's Journal July 24, 2009
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07242009/watch.html

live report - Fred and Mike at CoL meeting

This is the Children of Liberty meeting at the Sanger branch library. Fred Lefebre ( how do you spell that) spoke , now Michael Miller of the Toledo Free Press is up . These two are both funny, regardless if you agree with them or not. Miller looks younger than his FP photo.
Fred spoke of the media battles in Toledo. The newspaper , the tv stations, the radio, the weekly paper.

Toledoan performs at the Apollo theater

Zaccheus - is the new clean cut wholesome American kid with the voice of a soul angel. Recently discovered on Amateur Night at the Apollo, he has gone on to win three different nights on the iconic talent show. After his third win and continued standing ovations on Amateur Night he was chosen by the Executive Producer to appear as the only child star on the star studded Apollo’s 75th Anniversary Gala held on June 8, 2009.

WILL CARLETON S. FINKBEINER RUN FOR MAYOR THIS YEAR ?

YES,absolutely. He would never walk away from a fight.
18% (18 votes)
NO way. He will fade away with his tail between his legs.
29% (29 votes)
I CERTAINLY HOPE NOT. This guy makes me sick.
26% (26 votes)
I HOPE SO. Maybe THEN he will get the message that his services are no longer needed.
19% (19 votes)
IF HE DOES, I'm going to Canada for the rest of the year.
7% (7 votes)
Total votes: 99
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