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Annoyance Awards

I am awarding the first annual "Annoyance Awards" today. After several weeks of judging, it has become clear who deservedly should win them.

Strickland to be vice presidential choice regardless of nominee?

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.

Ohio Dems strip attorney general of endorsement


May 10, 2008


hi girls!!!!

Southwyck, or The Moldy Oldies?

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?

McCain's pastor?


Gagnon getting a plea deal? Duh, he's in Lucas County!

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.

CSX terminal forecast to be a jobs magnet

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.

Mammogram Assistance Program


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

Maryland: 13-yr old Tries To Rape Assistant Principal


Looks like we need to get Joe Clark back into schools.


Michigan soon to have own smoking ban

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.

Have you people seen this? Is it for real? .23 cents?

I love Lebron...is this a stunt? Really..take advantage people. Of course the cost of gas to get there iss more than lunch.


Ohio's top court to mull cities' worker residency rules

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.

Steel on Paid Sick days. Does this make sense?

My Plea to Republicans: It's Time for Real Change to Avoid Real Disaster

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

Intermodal Comes To Wood County Along With 2-3,000 Jobs

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.

NCAA reveals APR sanctions (University of Toledo made the list)


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
Buffalo: 83
Central Michigan: 83
FAU: 82
FIU: 82

FOX News’ Fred Barnes: Working Class = Lower Class

Talk about “elitism.” Last night while discussing “downscale voters,” salt-of-the-earth FOX News contributor (and Weekly Standard editor) Fred Barnes ridiculed and demeaned working class Americans by making the distinction that they aren’t “lower income,” but rather “lower class.”


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