As has been well-documented in recent weeks, the Treece family has developed a proposal where the Toledo Express and Toledo Executive airports would be operated by private management. Mayor Collins quickly squelched the plan.
I have one sure way that the Treece airport plan would receive immediate approval. You see--The Blade’s J.R. Block is really envious that the newspaper’s president and general manager, Joe Zerbey, IV, has an airport named after his newspaper-owning family. The Schuylkill County Pennsylvania airport is called “Joe Zerbey Airport.” It’s the truth. That might explain the obsession Block has with Toledo Express Airport's future.
My suggestion for the Treeces would be to add the following statement to their plan: "Upon switching to private management, the Toledo Express Airport will forever be known as the 'Block Family International Airport.'” Their proposal would be signed, sealed and delivered.