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Was Reinbolt right to use City resources to look for dog?

How do you take this?

How to do you take this quote?

One reporter asked Rodriguez if he would consider trying out the University of Toledo's stadium. "No," Rodriguez said, adding, "What state's that in?"


The $200 billion bail-out for predator banks and Spitzer charges are intimately linked

While New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was paying an ‘escort’ $4,300 in a hotel room in Washington, just down the road, George Bush’s new Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Ben Bernanke, was secretly handing over $200 billion in a tryst with mortgage bank industry speculators.

The 2008 Budget Town Hall Meetings


Have any of you been to any of the 2008-2009 budget town hall meetings that have been set up, or plan to go to the town hall meeting this Tuesday with Tom Waniewski? What was the sentiment like? What sort of things were discussed, the Erie Street Market's $300,000+ expenditure? What other waste have you found?

Group wants to pay bad teachers to leave teaching

The Center for Union Facts wants to offer bad teachers 10k to leave teaching. Know some bad teachers yourself, nominate them at:


Moratorium To End; Utilities Will Be Turned Off

The Public Utilities Commission on Friday warned residents with outstanding bills that a moratorium on gas and electricity disconnection ends next week.

Gov. Ted Strickland called on companies to delay shutting of utilities last year when a mother and three children died in a Toledo house fire.

They're not journalists, but they play them in real life

"Soon, Andrew Banc, an Ohio University graduate, and Tom Wirsing, who went to the University of Toledo, were filing through the press gate - without credentials - and into the game."

State Dept. drops China from rights violators' list

Johnny Li, an official with Open Doors International, says although there is still persecution against Christians in China, the country is slowly improving when it comes to human-rights violations.

Obama's pastor denounces United States

Obama and Pastor

Democratic presidential frontrunner Senator Barack Obama's longtime relationship with his former pastor and spiritual mentor Jeremiah Wright is coming under increasing scrutiny from some national media outlets.

Fed Chief Promises to Help Struggling Homeowners

WASHINGTON -- Fighting to stem a dangerous wave of home foreclosures, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged Friday to do all that is possible to help struggling U.S. homeowners


Here We Go Again: Sewer Collapse

Here we go again. The sewer is collapsing in the same place it did last June. I have been calling the City about it since early Febuary. As of Today...a 20' section of City owned land is a hazzard and my plumbing is backing up. Any rain at this point will likely cause another flood of my home. To say the least.... I'm Angry.

The Troy Neff Show: Jury foreman Diane Ford was sickened when hearing the sentence of Charles Fackelman

The Troy Neff Show: Jury Foreman Diane Ford was sickened when hearing the sentence of Charles Fackelman

Diane doesn’t believe that Charles Fackelman should have received that much time. Listen to her interview with Troy where she explains what happened in the jury room and why she decided to vote guilty with mental illness.

Kaptur votes against Ethics Office, on antiNAFTA taskforce, against secret sessions, and worried left out of budget process

*Ethics Office
The House ended up voting 229-182 to create an Office of Congressional Ethics that could initiate its own probes of House of Representatives members. Republicans and Democrats would each appoint three people from outside of Congress to serve in the office.

Kwame Kilpatrick Photo Exclusive

I was just sent this by an anonymous source from Detroit. This photo was secretly taken during of one of Kwame Kilpatrick's parties. It is hard to tell what is going on but you can see enough to get an idea. The activity is seriously illegal and sick; he must resign. Once the electronic media pick this up, it may be the end of his career. See for yourself below.

Toledo Chief of Staff Uses Media to Report Missing Dog

Police asked to look for missing dog during roll call

FOX Toledo News as well as dozens of other area media outlets received a news release from Brian Schwartz, the city's public information and mayor's spokesman, on Thursday morning.

It wasn't about an upcoming news conference.

Rather, it was about Erin, Reinbolt's lost dog

Erin is a black and tan female mixed German Shepherd. A $1,000 reward is being offered for the canine's safe return.


Sleepy Student Claims Teacher's Wake-Up Slam Caused Hearing Loss


................."Vinicios Robacher's father, Soel Robacher, claims that his sleepy son's left ear was resting on his desk on Dec. 4 when math teacher Melissa Nadeau slammed her hand down so hard that his eardrum burst. Robacher says his son experienced an almost complete loss of hearing"....................

Oppsss.. He Did It Again

Toledo settles suit tied to unpaid loan


"A man who claims he was placed incorrectly on
Toledo's "Deadbeat Dozen" list a year ago settled his lawsuit against
the city for $5,000, according to the city's law department."


Troy Neff Show: One Of The Hardest Interviews Troy's Ever Done


In this emotionally charged interview even Troy can't hold back the tears, as Janet Fackelman gives us a little insight into her life after the tragic loss of her child and husband.

Janet Fackelman Pt.1

Who is Ashley Alexandra Dupré or Nina Venetta?

Don't you find it odd that the woman Spitzer allegedly had an affair with seems to be a budding artist and one that happens to be trying to highlight her music?

MySpace of girl Spitzer allegedly had an affair with: http://www.myspace.com/ninavenetta

Apparently a musician.

Note the music was updated 3/01 like someone knew that something would break and appeared to be getting the music ready.: http://myemergeagency.com/members/248/

Note the song titled "All Night". Is Ashley going to try to cash in on her 15 minutes of fame?

Would you stand by him?

Video included-update-myspace page and others There has been debate on whether or not it is right for Elliot Spitzer to drag his wife to the press conference where he announced he had trysts with hookers. What do you think, right or wrong? Video on if it is right or not:
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