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Michael Collins: Referring to the Mayor as a male organ on the twenty second floor is over the top, he says.

Interview Highlights

• Toledo Intermodal

• Collins commenting on how a local radio station is going over the top when referring to Mayor Carty Finkbeiner as a male sex organ.

• Toledo Marina District in jeopardy?

• Six months in and Collins questions the “real agenda” of Frank Szollosi and Michael Ashford

Does Ben seriously not have anything better to worry about?

Another post says that 16% of lucas county people are on food stamps, and Ben Konof is seriously worrying about THIS??:


"Lucas County mulls policy on sweatshop apparel
Commissioners support restrictions on clothing purchased for prisoners"

China’s Cyber-Militia


Computer hackers in China, including those working on behalf of the Chinese government and military, have penetrated deeply into the information systems of U.S.

16% of Lucas County on food stamps

Sixteen percent of Lucas County are getting food stamps. The unemployment rate in Toledo is nearly 8%.

"A person living in Toledo and supporting one child would have to make at least $12.89 per hour to meet their basic expenses, according to the Living Wage Calculator, an online tool developed by a Penn State University professor that calculates living costs for various areas.

This Week On The Toledo View

Read the hot editorial on the Citizens View...


And on the Anonymous View...

Also Interviews with:

Mark Sobczak, Toledo City Council President

Talks about his job as City Council President, the next Mayoral election, as well as several lawsuits that are currently pending against the city of Toledo.

Ohio attempts Castle Doctrine just in time

While reading the local online, I read a story concerning Ohio's attempt at Castle Doctrine.

Judge sides with carry-outs

A federal judge yesterday sided with a group of
carry-out owners and ruled that the city of Toledo cannot begin
enforcing its new convenience store licensing law.


Rick Warren to join Tony Blair's faith foundation

This is good . Religions need to interact to
understand each other. They have young people getting together
too. Warren will take some heat for this, but it needs to
happen in today's world.

24HR delay in trash?

I heard that people were concerned about the delay in trash pickup recently, for example the trucks coming late at night. Well that occurred in our neighborhood yesterday. Last night they were out until 9 PM. So I thought they got everything yesterday, but just now I noticed the trash truck is picking up trash on the next block over from us, 24 hrs after it should.

Lima drug dealer gets seven years

The drug dealer whose girl friend was killed by the SWAT agent during the botched Lima raid was sentenced to seven years in prison. Sgt. Joseph Chavalia, the shooter, goes on trial for a misdemeanor next month. Anybody wanna bet that, if convicted, he will serve less time than the drug dealer? War on Drugs, indeed!

2 Lagrange 4th graders arrested over gun


Two fourth-grade students at Lagrange Elementary
School were arrested yesterday for having a gun in school and
threatening other students, police said.


Carty says Brian McMahon's allegations are nothing but "B period S period"

"Just sign a piece of paper that has falsely been alleged to be languishing on my desk for two years - that was, and is, unadulterated B-period, S-period, - and thousands of jobs will come our way." Carty said yesterday in the Blade.


Big Woof


So now Hizzoner wants $20 grand to enclose part of Ottawa Park as a dog park?

Couple questions -

Do we really need this?
Cant you already take your dog to any of the metroparks, or have I been breaking the law all this time?
What will $20K buy us, just the fencing?
What extra maintenance will be needed? How much will that cost?

Digital Converter boxes

I finally received my $40.00 coupons towards purchase of the digital converter boxes to receive digital signals on my analog tv.

WHAT you say? You mean you do not have cable?

Where is Roberta de Boer?

I noticed Roberta de Boer is gone from the Blade. Anyone hear where she went?



Pew and Rasmussen Polls find education is important issue in 2008

Washington, DC - As the school year comes to a close, two recent polls
show that more Americans want desperately needed changes to reform our
nation's schools.

The Pew Research Center's latest poll reveals that education is the No.

Troy Neff on Fox Toledo: Gas Prices

Foreclosure Phil--McCain's economic advisor

Years before Phil Gramm was a McCain campaign adviser and a lobbyist for a Swiss bank at the center of the housing credit crisis, he pulled a sly maneuver in the Senate that helped create today's subprime meltdown.   (cont)

U.S. Probes Crude Oil Trading for Price Manipulation

May 30 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading
, the watchdog for commodity transactions, is
investigating U.S. crude oil trading to determine whether the surge
in prices to record levels is the result of manipulation or fraud.

Troy Neff Show: Mayor Carty Finkbeiner Interview

In this interview Mayor Finkbeiner talks about vacant property fees, Economic Director, TPS, and the Toledo Intermodal.

Mayor Carty Finkbeiner Interview

Check out more interviews @:troyneff.com

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