Friday morning an exclusive interview with James Hartung, President Toledo/Lucas County Port Authority on the intermodal facility and his vision for Toledo Express. No one else has had the line up of experts on this topic that WSPD has had and if you need to catch up there are podcasts at www.wspd.com
On a fairly slow news day, Ben “the pit bull” Konop joins the show for his weekly interview. Ben starts to get a little fired up when talking about Matt Sapara’s $180,000.00 salary and the good ol' boy network that makes up the LCIC board.
This week on the Toledo View...
Anita Lopez, Lucas County Auditor
Vallie Bowman-English, Clerk of Toledo Courts
Ben Konop, Lucas County Commisioner
Read the hot editorial's on the Citizens View...
THEY SHOOT BLACK MEN, DON'T THEY?
DO YOU KNOW A HATER?
And on the Anonymous View...
POLICE AND RACIAL PROFILING
INDIANS AND RACISM
Local officials and developers have preached the same sermon for years: The Toledo area is ideally situated to become a major freight distribution center for the northeastern United States and southern Canada.
Thursday morning I will be speaking with Richard Martinko P.E. on the topic of an Intermodal facility in our region. Mr. Martinko was at the meeting earlier this week with the Port Authority, WSPD, WTOL, and developer Brian McMahon where the need for this type of facility was discussed.
In via e-mail (better late than never):
Commissioner Konop Proposes Openness and Transparency Reform for County Government
Resolution would force disclosure of campaign contributions for those receiving government contracts
I had the pleasure of speaking this morning with a number of people actively involved in the intermodal project that is a vision for Toledo Express. I went back and pulled some of handbanana's questions because he seemed a little unsure of how all this would work and confused about the process.
Yet again the newsmakers make the Troy Neff Show the most in depth, informative, and fair morning talk show on the airwaves.
First up Jennifer Johnson, the Manager of Real Estate for the City of Toledo, gives Troy the inside scoop on the Erie Street Market Tetra Tech deal.
Then Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken gives his thoughts on the LCIC and the Dog Warden.
Troy Neff Show: Monday with Frank and the Review of Toledo.
Frank Szollosi is usually on every Friday for his segment Review of Toledo. Due to circumstances the interview had to be pushed back to today. Frank gives his take on Tetra Tech Inc and the Erie Street Market.
Intelligent interview with candidate for mayor of Toledo. Keith Wilkowski says he wants to be mayor of the city of Toledo. Yes it's early at 18 months but don't expect tv spots or constant press conferences just yet. Wilkowski wants to build an organization and funds for the expected run. Listen to the interview on the podcast page at www.wspd.com later today.
This morning on the most listened to talk show in Northwest Ohio Brian McMahon laid out the reasons an intermodal facility for this area is critical. Thousancs of jobs and millions of dollars await this area if the constant bickering between city-county-township can be set aside.
Thursday morning Brian McMahon of Danberry Realty will be my guest to discuss recent developements the WSPD News Department has uncovered regarding property near Toledo Express. For the last two years at least I have suggested as have others that we should look at an intermodal facility at the airport.
Can you really be in charge of finding the head of an organization that you are also trying to destroy?
Matt Sapara and Rob Robinson of the LCIC will appear with a radio host to be named later, Wednesday on the Morning News on 1370 WSPD at 7:30a. They will respond to charges and innuendo brought by commissioner Ben Konop at Tuesday's meeting. Expect questions that are direct and to the point.
Following todays commissioners meeting and the announcement by Oregon mayor Marge Brown that she will run against Konop when he is up for re-election, how effective can Konop be as a commissioner? What experience did he bring to county government when elected in the first place?
"With 1,685 fewer people in 2007 than in 2006, the
four-county Toledo metropolitan area ranked among the nation's top
population losers last year, according to estimated figures released
today by the U.S. Census Bureau."
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