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Seventeen of the nation's 50 largest cities had high school graduation rates lower than 50 percent, with the lowest graduation rates reported in Detroit, Indianapolis and Cleveland, according to a report released Tuesday.

Mega Casino in Ohio?



So what are anyone's thoughts about a mega casino in Ohio?

Should we have any casino gambling at all?

What about the idea of allowing only one? Is that fair?

Philadelphia Goes Batshit Insane


By performing this act, the city has just told people to stop paying their mortgages. They also told people to stop paying their property taxes.

(Renters, of course, being second-class citizens, must still pay their rents or they will be evicted.)

Elliot Spitzer exclusive undercover video

This just popped up on YouTube. It is undercover video of Elliot Spitzer before becoming wrapped up in the prostitute investigation. If you look close, I think Kwame Kilpatrick is in the video too.

Should TARTA be an opt in/out service?

Write your own story...this Toledo Zoo Armadillo

Photo Slideshow of the New Cedar Creek Toledo Campus Church

I found this slideshow and thought you may enjoy it. You can see the inside of the new Cedar Creek church.

A new group has formed? Lucas County Republican Party Grassroots Coalition

Apparently a new group/or another group/or a claim of a group was making phone calls encouraging voters to vote for Republican committeemen during the primary almost a month ago. The group is claiming to be the Lucas County Republican Party Grassroots Coalition. If you remember back, there were the Glass City Republicans only formed a year ago and seemed to have gone underground after Joe Kidd did not win the election.

"AMERICA BLOOMS" - Finkbeiner's latest 'feel good' award.

Finkbeiner's latest ?

A $1000 entry fee has been appropriated thru Department of Parks.

Toledo will be entered in another sham contest. It is called "America Blooms". This time the judges will come to Toledo to see for themselves. Three judges will be escorted around Toledo for three days sometime about July 1.

New Casino in Ohio ? Jamie Farr says Yes !

The Resort/Casino will include in phase one:

• Phase one total square footage will be 2,000,000 sq. ft. • 12,000 sq. ft. Kids Quest/Arcade
• Total Casino floor space of 180,000 - 220,000 sq .ft. • A full scale pet resort facility
• Suite style hotel of approximately 1500 rooms • 8,000-10,000 sq. ft. specialty retail
• International full service destination spa • 4000- 5000 slots
• 40,000- 60,000 sq. ft. conference center • Approximately 100 table games
• 3000 car parking garage • 20 table plus poker room

Troy Neff Show: Opening Day Arrives

Troy Neff Show: Opening Day Arrives

The Opening Day of the baseball season is always a special day. Troy interviews Tom Hamilton and Ernie Harwell.

Ernie Harwell, the long-time voice of the Tigers.

Bellevue man facing charges for having sex with a table

BELLEVUE -- Police say a man in Bellevue was caught on tape having sex with a picnic table.

Dead deals put property in limbo

Where once stood a champion of Toledo industry, now rests piles of broken concrete and twisted metal.

Curious motorists along the Anthony Wayne Trail crane their necks
toward the rubble resting inside the chain-link fence. Nearby
residents, meanwhile, continue shaking their heads over the wreckage
outside their doors.



Sean Levert son of Eddie Levert of the O'Jays is dead at the age of 39. No details available at this time. I knew Eddie Levert before he became the O'Jays and my heart goes out to this family. Sean's brother Gerald died in November 2006. How sad.

Marketing is urged for intermodal plan

"Toledo may have natural and man-made geographic
advantages to support developing a transportation-based economy, but
that future won't happen by itself, two local transportation leaders




We have made the Toledo View website more user friendly for those with Firefox.

You may now listen to the interviews.

When you go to the website, you will see the links to download the interviews.


The MLK Bridge....A NEVER ending headache.

All dressed up and nowhere to go... The MLK, which just re-opened, hit a snag already..the electrical system belched and the darn thing was stuck open today. Ironically, just as the Docks were starting the "Celebration" day for the dilapidated thing's completion.


There is a new media outlet in Toledo!!!!

The Toledo View is officially here!!!!!

You may view the first edition of the Toledo View right now!!!!!

The Toledo View is a new media outlet available online!!! It consist of breaking news, editorials, citizen views, comics, classifieds and much more!!!!! It has something for the entire family...it even has a page designed for kids!!!

Ten Days That Changed Capitalism


The past 10 days will be remembered as the time the U.S. government discarded a half-century of rules to save American financial capitalism from collapse.

A wise warning to protectionists - Plain Dealer takes on Marcy and other anti-NAFTA folks

Robert Reich visited Oberlin College about a month too late. It would have nice if Bill Clinton's secretary of labor had been here before the Ohio primary, when his party's leading presidential candidates were busy bashing trade in general and the North American Free Trade Agreement in particular.

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