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In Toledo, Promises Of Change Ring Hollow

TOLEDO -- The Ford plant in nearby Maumee, where workers stamped out automobile fenders and dash panels, will close this year. Johnson Controls, which for years made seats for the iconic Jeeps that are assembled here, recently lost that contract to a firm in India.

Candidates pledging to help ailing auto workers in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Like many auto workers, Tony Gardull wants to hear how the
candidates for president will help the ailing industry and a
new generation of workers.

"We'll get through this, but I'm worried about
what will happen after me," said Gardull, who has spent
25 years at an assembly plant churning out Jeeps.

 

Strickland takes away flexible hours

State workers back to 8-to-5
The Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 22, 2008 | Catherine Candisky and Alan Johnson

Gov. Ted Strickland is taking the flex out of flexible work hours for thousands of government workers.

Block Communications chairman speaks in Fremont on turnaround

FREMONT — If Dubai, Singapore, and China can turn
their economies around and become successes, so can Fremont, Sandusky
County, and northwest Ohio.

It takes only four steps but they
cannot be approached lightly, said Allan Block, chairman of Block
Communications Inc., which owns The Blade.

 

Cash woes stop Wi-Fi firm's work elsewhere

The California company that last year offered to
blanket the city of Toledo with wireless Internet capability has run
into financial troubles and halted plans to install free wireless
networks in other cities.
Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner's vision for free citywide wireless
access crashed last year when MetroFi of Mountain View, Calif., said

Mayor, Dillin to make trip to meet with 1 mall owner

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner and developer Larry
Dillin are planning a trip to Kansas City next week to meet with one of
the owners of the nearly vacant Southwyck Shopping Center in an attempt
to move along redevelopment of the site.

 

Taxpayers foot bill for vacant properties

Vacant and abandoned properties in Toledo and
several other Ohio cities are costing taxpayers millions, both in city
services and lost tax dollars, according to a new study.

The study, "$60 Million and Counting: The Cost of Vacant and Abandoned
Properties to Eight Ohio Cities," is being released today at a forum at
the Statehouse in Columbus.

GZ-check it out-Walker to resign (Comptroller General)

This is the guy who went on '60 minutes' and said we're out of money.

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Mon 18 Feb 2008 Congressional watchdog Walker to resign

Marines issue might affect Toledo levy

"City services such as police and fire protection
would suffer significantly if voters defeat the 0.75 percent income tax
on the March 4 ballot, Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner and other city
leaders said during a rally yesterday for the levy."

 

Carty and the Marines a summary of the last 48 hrs

Carty vs Marines and 7 days later, a rundown of the latest events

The Carty Apology Scorecard

In case you have lost count, here is the latest Carty apology score card on the Carty vs Marines incident.

1. For kicking the Marines out after they arrived - Said he signed the council apology even though continues to maintain he did the right thing.

Semper Fi Act of 2008

Here's an email I recieved today concerning new legislation for 2008. It's quite interesting to see that Toledo has been named and this pettition is going to the 3 elected to national office.
The Email:
Dear Chad,

Actions have consequences.

This is the strong message we must send liberal politicians in Berkeley, California, and Toledo, Ohio.

Paul won't back McCain, even if he's nominated

Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, secured more major endorsements on Monday, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and evangelical leader Gary Bauer. But there's one vote he shouldn't count on, from fellow presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul.

Scalia Gives OK to Torture

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says torture (aggressive interrogation, in his words) is o.k., such as "stick[ing] something under the fingernail, smack[ing] him in the face". The London interview concluded with Scalia saying that he is not really a "tough guy". "I'm very tender," he said.

When The War Hits Home In the eventuality of nationwide martial law

BALTIMORE, PHILADELPHIA MOVE TOWARDS MARTIAL LAW
Saturday, May 19, 2007
JOHN FRITZE, BALTIMORE SUN

Mayor Finkbeiner tells the Marines to leave Toledo - Does not want them to learn the skills to save their lives - updated

Finkbeiner, apparently only speaking for himself, said that Marines are not welcome in Toledo. Well I welcome Marines in Toledo to train and learn skills that will save their lives. Apparently Carty does not think they should practice the skills they need to save their lives here.

Bauer urges conservative unity, calls for Huckabee to exit

I'm not sure how I feel about this one --
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Election2008/Default.aspx?id=66837
Jim Brown - OneNewsNow - 2/8/2008 2:20:00 PM

Free ride at Owens - limited to Woodward - WHY????

Why do Woodward students get a free ride at Owens & other school's students do not?

Free ride at Owens offered to some teens
Program is limited at first to Woodward

College debt is no longer as big a worry for some Woodward High School students. Paying back loans isn’t a factor when you can get a degree for free.

Court to decide 2nd Amendment question

The Supreme Court is taking up the question of individual gun rights by promising to rule on the D.C. law that currently prohibits handgun ownership. This may be the first time in more than two hundred years that a definitive ruling may be made on the 2nd Amendment rights of individual citizens to own firearms anywhere and in any jurisdiction.

Well, Officer, he was wearing a garter belt and boots....

Friday, 8-Feb-2008 4:57PM EST Story from AP
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press (via ClariNet)

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