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Troy Neff Show WCWA: Hear the Numbers on the Trash Fee from Michael Collins

Heard here FIRST on the Troy Neff Show Councilmen Michael D. Collins discusses the benefits of recycling and the trash fee.

Listen to full interview:
Michael Collins Interview



Will Chris Myers get Schooled?

The application process has started for TPS. Troy interviews Chris Myers about his qualifications for the job.

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Chris Myers Interview



Would You Prefer To Attend A School Where CCW Was Encouraged?


Laws and Gun Laws are only for law abiding people. Criminals don’t care about laws. And Ohio’s gun laws are just about stupid! Lets face it. In Ohio if a law abiding person takes all the classes and training and passes all. He or she can get a permit to carry a concealed hand gun.

GZ-check it out-Walker to resign (Comptroller General)

This is the guy who went on '60 minutes' and said we're out of money.


Mon 18 Feb 2008 Congressional watchdog Walker to resign

Vote No: Demand Change press conference and rally to oppose Issue 7, the TPS levy.

On Thursday, 2/21 at 4 PM at the Kent Branch library - large auditorium, there will be a Vote No: Demand Change press conference and rally to oppose Issue 7, the TPS levy.


Would it be possible to lengthen the Recent Comments section located on the right side of the screen? When there are a lot of posts, some comments that are just a few hours old drop off the end of the list. It would be helpful to see who commented and what those topics were for an entire day. Just an idea.

Is concealed carry allowed on College Campuses?

After seeing shootings at VA Tech and at N. Illinois, one wonders if concealed carry is permitted on any college campus - particularly UT. The campus is rather spread out and it would be hard for campus security to respond in a timely manner if some nut job walked in some classroom, ready to take some lives.

How will You Vote on the Oregon School Levy ?

For it
32% (7 votes)
Against it
18% (4 votes)
Dam Right Against it
14% (3 votes)
Unfair and will not support it
9% (2 votes)
Against it and we should Vote the School Board out of office if it comes up again !
27% (6 votes)
Total votes: 22

Do you feel a Permanent Tax "Oregon School Levy" is a fair way to tax ?

79% (11 votes)
21% (3 votes)
Total votes: 14

Taxes Are Like Drugs, Just Say NO !

Vote NO NO NO on the Oregon School Levy. Tell the School Board to fix the problem, Not Tax our Homes. Let them know that No means NO !

Taxes Are Like Drugs, Just Say NO !!

How do I....

Can anyone tell me what the syntax is to insert a picture in SwampBubbles? If I create a story and want to pull a picture from another site and stick it in my post? Thanks loads. Pete

Is the Toledo Push-Polling on Tax Renewal?

A couple of people have told me that the city, or an organization employed by the city, has begun to call people about the 3/4% tax renewal. Since I haven't personally received a call what is said in the call? Are they asking your views on the renewal and if you'll vote for it? Or, are they push polling by saying the police and fire staff will be laid if you don't vote for the renewal?

Support the 3/4% Tax Renewal

Hey all, I think it time we band together and support the tax renewal in our own unique ways. Here is a flyer I've put together to help get the word out. What do you think? Is it factually accurate? Should it be reworded to be more effective?

Woman, 89, uses ax to get back home

What happens when a 89 year old woman locks herself out of her house? She uses an ax to get back in the house. Do you think that was the wisest course of action?


Did I ever tell you I like Star Wars?

When I was watching the MTV movie awards in 2006, I loved this song by Gnarls Barkley.

How will you vote on the 3/4% tax renewal?

30% (27 votes)
69% (61 votes)
1% (1 vote)
Total votes: 89

Marines issue might affect Toledo levy

"City services such as police and fire protection
would suffer significantly if voters defeat the 0.75 percent income tax
on the March 4 ballot, Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner and other city
leaders said during a rally yesterday for the levy."


House targets Bush aides; GOP stages walkout

The House voted Thursday to hold White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House lawyer Harriet Miers in contempt in its probe of the 2006 firings of U.S. attorneys. Three Republicans who did not take part in the walkout -- including current presidential hopeful Ron Paul of Texas -- supported the resolution, while one Democrat, Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, opposed it.

Carty and the Marines a summary of the last 48 hrs

Carty vs Marines and 7 days later, a rundown of the latest events

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