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Ronnell Traynum announces new Web site

Ronnell Traynum has launched her new Web site. Visit it at http://www.TraynumForCouncil.com


I'm glad to see Affirmative Action as worked out so well for the white guy...


Children's Health CareA less than compassionate veto from Bush

For six years now, Republicans and Democrats alike have waited for President Bush to tap into his inner fiscal conservative.

The wait is over. And the timing could hardly be worse.

The Best Candidate for the Toledo Board of Education with a 8 Point Plan

News Release

October 4, 2007

Cheryl Catlin endorsed by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Toledo businesses support education reform.

Toledo, Ohio

Consultant's 'tough sell' is to spotlight Hillary's faith

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - After sitting through 17 lectures - most of them truly informative and fascinating - over 3 1/2 days last week, the most memorable news tidbit I brought home from the Religion Newswriters Association's annual conference is this: Hillary Clinton is deeply religious.

The Docks in the crosshairs

I see Carty and crew have found the last remaining successful venue still standing in Toledo.

whudafxup ? ? ? how can the FCC allow that on TV ? ? ?

I curse more than the average guy. I also enjoy crass television shows and enjoyed this week's South Park where Cartman fakes having Tourettes so he can curse with immunity. IMHO, it's the funniest show they've done to date.

My point is that I'm not easily offended by words. At the same time I don't necessarilly want to review the many uses of the word f*** with my 11-year old son.

What's in a name?

Around town I've seen signs (albeit hastily stuck in the right-of-way) for school board candidate Ted Jobe.

Consciously or subconsciously, how do you think his last name will affect voters with all the coverage of Robert Jobe (regardless if they are actually related or not)?

Woman Faces The Music, Loses Download Case


Woman Faces The Music, Loses Download Case
Jury Finds Minn. Woman Violated Copyright Law, Orders Her To Pay Record Companies $220K

(AP) The recording industry won a key fight Thursday against illegal music downloading when a federal jury found a Minnesota woman shared copyrighted music online and levied $222,000 in damages against her.

Bush: Jobs report shows "vibrant" economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Friday the latest employment report showed a "vibrant and strong" economy.

Read the story here: http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN0539521620071005?feedType=RS...

With the recent news that electric costs will be increasing, how will this impact your vote on levies on the November ballot

FirstEnergy CEO (Toledo Edison parent):"Under any scenario you go with, rates are going to increase,"

COLUMBUS - Electric bills are going up whether lawmakers approve the governor's energy proposal or not, but they'll go up even more if legislators stick to a plan to increase requirements for renewable and advanced sources of energy, the chief of the FirstEnergy utility company said Thursday.

Fall for Paws

Barking good time for entire family.


4 Paws Sake, Inc. is a group of volunteer dog lovers whose mission is to rescue, provide sanctuary, and ultimately to re-home abandoned, stray and neglected dogs. We also assist dogs who, because of extenuating circumstances, are unable to remain in their homes with their owners.

Metro Toledo

By: The Toledo Journal
The Toledo Journal
Originally posted 10/3/2007


Question about local kindergarten enrollment

I was extremely dismayed to learn recently that my school district (Sylvania) requires that a child turn 5 by August 1st of the year in which they will be starting kindergarten. (Seems like a bizarre cutoff to me, since children don't even start school until late August! But I digress...)

Are there any local Ohio kindergartens which have a later date? (Public or Private)

Rush Limbaugh Comments Spark Outrage

Oct. 3, 2007

In what has become the latest partisan battle over the Iraq War, congressional Democrats and a veterans group are expressing outrage over comments made by conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh on his talk radio program last week.


The Toledo Police Patrolman's Association has endorsed Judge Mike Goulding in his effort to retain his seat on the bench at Toledo Municipal Court.


Journal Staff Writer

Municipal Court Judge Robert Christiansen has removed himself from an African ...


Residents to share vision for North Toledo


Picture North Toledo in five years. What do you see?

United North wants to know.


The B team finds fresh meat

by Johnny Hildo

published October 3rd 2007

District 4 council candidate Ronnell Traynum is a true political novice. We mean a dripping wet and slap on the tushy neophyte. She

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