As I sit here at Beaner's (err...Biggby's) enjoying a grande size $3.00 Latte (and their Free Wi-Fi) on this Sunday morning, the sound of rain hitting the window panes and the Sweet Jazz emiting from the sound system I am immersed in a Sea of Tranquility far away and outside the world of Political Talking heads on the TV, the reading of the latest escapades of Mayor Finkbeiner in the Toledo Blade
I am awarding the first annual "Annoyance Awards" today. After several weeks of judging, it has become clear who deservedly should win them.
This in from Real Clear Politics.com:
A footnote: Support is growing in Democratic ranks for Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland as vice president. He would bring to the ticket maturity (66 years old), experience (six terms in Congress) and moderation (rated "A" by the National Rifle Association). He is very popular in Ohio, a state Republicans must carry to elect a president.
This was playing in the AG office a lot this week.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2008
It started with this article, http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080507/NEWS16/805070412, in the Toledo Blade. And today we have another reporting the city government gives the management of Southwyck 72 hours to ensure the public is protected from the areas contaminated with asbestos and mold. Is this just another ploy to gain control of the dying mall?
An Adrian man accused of killing five members of a Maryland family in a wrong-way crash on I-280 will enter a plea Friday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.
Only in the Lucas County Judicial System can you kill an entire family, get caught red-handed at the scene and get a plea deal.
Stamp Out Hunger food drive this Saturday. Leave canned food by your mailbox for your mailcarrier to take
to a local food bank.
This video is of my fellow mail carrier Rebecca . Chris , how do I copy a video clip to paste on a story ?
Letter carriers are banding together to Stamp Out Hunger with their annual food drive.
BOWLING GREEN - While a planned CSX Transportation rail terminal near North Baltimore, Ohio, will employ only about 100 people, thousands more jobs will arrive when transportation-oriented businesses locate nearby, railroad representatives said yesterday during a briefing for Wood County and local officials.
Wanted to spread the word about a free mammogram program.
The Mercy Mammogram Assistance Program is giving away 225 mammograms to women who meet the following criteria:
- 40 years of age or older
- No medical insurance; or
- Underinsured (have an insurance co-pay or deductible beyond your financial means
- No other resource s to pay for a mammogram
Looks like we need to get Joe Clark back into schools.
Another day more rights lost. Michigan's state senate voted to pass their own form of a smoking ban. All the bill needs is Granholm's signature. All those who thought they could escape Ohio's ban by hoping across the border will soon run out of options. Border bar owners rejoice, high gasoline prices may bring former customers back. Perhaps they will enforce the law as poorly as they do here.
I love Lebron...is this a stunt? Really..take advantage people. Of course the cost of gas to get there iss more than lunch.
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday agreed to mull the issue of whether cities may require their employees to live within their borders.
The court agreed to hear appeals of rulings involving the cities of Lima and Akron that struck down a 2006 state law prohibiting residency mandates when it comes to most city employees.
Chris, I won't sign on this year 'till I see most of these 9 points implemented. I hope Rush will put the pressure on McCain now.
My Plea to Republicans: It's Time for Real Change to Avoid Real Disaster
by Newt Gingrich
I attended a meeting this afternoon at the Wood County offices to hear about the Intermodal facility being built in North Baltimore. This is not a dream, it is a reality. A big, fat, $80 million reality for Wood County. There were a number of Lucas County people there from the private sector, I saw none that I recognized from the Toledo administration or Lucas County.
Seventeen Division I-A football programs face penalties for failing to graduate enough players, the NCAA announced Tuesday with the release of its Academic Progress Rates.
Here's a list of the 17 Division I-A football programs that were hit with scholarship sanctions. The typical limit is 85.
Akron: Limit of 80 next year
Central Michigan: 83