COLUMBUS - Ohio's slumping economy is draining
the state fund that provides benefits to jobless workers, and officials
fear that a recession could deplete it altogether by the end of 2008.
If that happens, employers likely would be asked to pay more in
unemployment taxes, and unemployed workers could receive reduced
COLUMBUS - Ohio's slumping economy is draining
Finkbeiner said he got a call Dec. 16 from his friend, who said he had someone on the line who wanted to say hello. “There was a little silence and then the person on the phone said, ‘This is Rich Rodriguez,' ” Finkbeiner recalled earlier this week.
In Cleveland, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license. It's also against the law for women to wear patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear.
In Bexley, the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses is prohibited. In Marion, you cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street. In Toledo, throwing a snake at anyone is illegal.
I gave a few news people this story, and they sat on it - did nothing really. They didn't think it newsworthy enough I guess, or perhaps they just weren't that good of journalists to see past the 'not available for comment'. I do not know mayor Brown - I don't want to know mayor Brown.
Erie Street Market's future debated
City Council sets Jan. 2 vote on facility
A 10-year-old Florida girl faces felony weapons charges after bringing a small steak knife to school to cut up her lunch, according to a report on WFTV.com.
I hope you all read the article about me and my wonderful idea to stop the brain drain in the Toledo area. On Wednesday, 5:30 PM, I am gathering the young of Toledo to network with the groups I choose downtown at the Erie Street Market (the Market I restored). This is such a wonderful opportunity to become educated and to understand the pride of Toledo.
Original posting by paulhem - BREAKING from The Blade
"A local attorney and former city council woman was reported missing by her husband late Wednesday night, police said. Karyn McConnell-Hancock, 35, who is six months pregnant, was last seen at her office on North Michigan St. about 9 a.m. "
During the Robin Weirauch interview (podcast here), Fred LeFebvre asked her about NAFTA.
Toledo-area network aims to fight 'Brain Drain'
Event set up to link young adults, local groups
Since his first term as Toledo's mayor, Carty
Finkbeiner has stressed the importance of retaining recent college
graduates in the city.
Part of his effort now to combat "Brain Drain," the flight of homegrown
college graduates, is promoting the Young Professionals Initiative - a
group he spearheaded last year.
CitiFest Inc. did not live up to expectations of
managing the Erie Street Market, Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner said
after reviewing a financial audit of the organization that he ordered.
"While there is no evidence of wrongdoing or misappropriation, it is
clear that CitiFest did not meet their managerial or fiduciary
Toledo City Council last night approved a plan
that dedicates $7.8 million in taxpayer money toward developer Larry
Dillin's effort to redevelop the nearly empty Southwyck Shopping Center.
Two Toledo councilmen yesterday questioned the wisdom of a proposed deal meant to help move along the eventual redevelopment of the nearly vacant Southwyck Shopping Center.
After I read this news story (below), I thought this would be more fodder for the gun control proponents to use in making their point in trying to get gun ownership banned, thinking shooting sprees like this can be eliminated by doing so.
The City of Toledo is considering this week
whether to spend $35,000 with a company that would gauge how the
citizens think their tax money should be used.
City council is expected to vote tomorrow on a proposal from the
Finkbeiner administration to hire ETC Institute, of Olathe, Kan., to
conduct a multi-level survey of Toledoans.
New Toledo plant will convert methane into energy
Construction under way on $26M area facility
I know this is getting a week old, but you can watch Glenn Beck at a press conference and see some more on his response to what he said about Toledo on his national program.
"County policy casts light on appointees’ donations
49 of 250 serving on boards gave to commissioners’ campaigns since 2004
COSI needs a Christmas miracle to remain open.
Retired management consultant Jerry Jakes is summoning his inner Santa by organizing an effort to save the Downtown science and technology museum. He said COSI could be saved if each family in what he calls “Lake Erie West” donated $5.
"This week's uproar over the destruction of interrogation tapes by the
CIA offers a rare public glimpse into a perennial battle within the
agency's clandestine service. Since Watergate, the CIA's case officers
have been restrained by the expectation that taking risks in pursuit of
actionable intelligence would bring career-ending, or even