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Marathon Oil Begins Detroit Refinery Upgrade

June 20, 2008 -- Marathon Oil Corp. today announced that construction of the estimated $1.9 billion heavy oil upgrading project at its Detroit refinery is under way following issuance of an air quality permit by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

Developer has ideas for Toledo river site

A large, empty plot of cleaned-up riverfront property near I-75 could soon be in the hands of a self-described "visionary developer."

Name change for this group ?

   Ok  ,   the 'evangelicals '  term  narrows out some folk.  And the defintion of  evangelicals is changing some too.,

 So  I  want to consider having a name that is inclusive of those who look to the bible as their guide.   This can/will  be a fun name too .    Post some suggestions   , like...

Brian McMahon Intermodal Presentation - updated

Originally posted 5/28 - updated to include video 6/14 - Courtesy of Brian Wilson at WSPD, here is the presentation that Brian McMahon gave about the Intermodal. It does not have sound, so you actually miss what Brian M. says, but it is still useful. You can download it on the attachments area below or view it on this page in the embedded screen below.

Intermodal Presentation

Here are some photos from the Intermodal presentation, I will post the video once it is uploaded, look for it early tomorrow morning (it is big).

WSPD Intermodal Presentation Tomorrow, Last Reminder

WSPD Intermodal Presentation Thursday June 12th 7p
Room 100 Health Ed Building on the Health Science Campus of UT (former MCO)
Enter off Glendale and park in lot 43
Question and answer session to follow as time allows.
Hope to see you all there.

WSPD Only Radio In Attendance At Transportation Task Force Meeting

Once again WSPD was the only radio station in attendance when the Ohio Transportation Priorities Task Force rolled into Toledo for a meeting Tuesday at 4p. Tom Blaha from Wood County's Development Commissione, and Rich Martinko of the UT Intermodal Institute spoke. Both have been on Fred's show before talking about intermodal facilities.

Head Of Mayor's Intermodal Committee On With Fred Tuesday Morning

Jim Tuschman the head of the mayor's newly named intermodal committe will be my guest Tuesday morning. Following a long talk this afternoon I believe what he has to say tomorrow will be of interest to anyone wishing to see this area thrive and grow once again. Mr. Tuschman is a life long Toledo resident, attorney, UT regent, and former UT Board member.

WTOL not backing down on intermodal

WTOL Bob Chirdon responds to Carty wanting to educate him:

Mayor Finkbeiner, you don't have the right to hold development in northwest Ohio hostage. Stop trying to make this such a one-sided bargain.

http://www.wtol.com/Global/story.asp?S=8358105

And on:

WTOL Editorial: Let the experts do their job, Mayor

S.D. county approves rezoning for new oil refinery

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Voters in this mostly agricultural corner of the Midwest have approved a proposal to build the first new U.S. oil refinery in more than 30 years.

Union County residents voted 58 percent to 42 percent Tuesday to endorse the rezoning of almost 3,300 acres of pristine farm land north of Elk Point for the oil refinery.

Intermodal Presentation

You are invited to attend a viewing of Brian McMahon's presentation on Intermodal Possibilities for Northwest Ohio Thursday June 12th at 7pm. Room 100 in the Health Education Building on the University of Toledo Health Science Campus has been reserved. Seating is limited to app. 150 so plan on arriving early. A question and answer session will follow the short presentation.

Obama Makes History

Barack Obama made history Tuesday night when he became the first African-American in U.S. history to clinch a major party's presidential nomination.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/04/race.analysis/index.html?section=...

Designers add trees, ivy, bushes to facade of new Toledo arena

Final drawings for the arena under construction in downtown, to be unveiled today by the Lucas County commissioners, show a green side - literally.

The designs include not only environmentally friendly construction with efficient heating and cooling systems, but also a lobby packed with trees and bushes as well as an ivy-covered glass "Green Wall" greeting visitors at its south entrance.

Carty says Brian McMahon's allegations are nothing but "B period S period"

"Just sign a piece of paper that has falsely been alleged to be languishing on my desk for two years - that was, and is, unadulterated B-period, S-period, - and thousands of jobs will come our way." Carty said yesterday in the Blade.

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080531/NEWS16/80...

Finkbeiner hiring development chief

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner is expected to
announce today that he has hired a director for the city department
charged with attracting jobs, assisting businesses, and coordinating
economic development projects.

 

The problem Brian McMahon's having with Intermodal that nobody's talking about

Here's a question for you. If someone had a great idea that would bring new business and jobs to the area, but Carty just flat out didnt like the guy, would Carty stand in his way even knowing full well that his stance would be detrimental to the area??

http://www.toledofreepress.com/?id=3525
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa5333/is_200612/ai_n21404137

Support the Intermodal

The SwampBubbles store now has Support Toledo Intermodal items. There is no markup on the items.
Get them now at:

http://www.cafepress.com/swampbubbles

Wouldn't Scout would look good in one of these?

Fred's Friday Frenzy On 1370 WSPD

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

Apartment building near museum razed

Drove by this yesterday and saw the demolition.

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner looked on with contentment yesterday as a city bulldozer began knocking down the first "Dirty Dozen" property to be razed this year.

Animal Human hybrid law in U.K.

Animal House of Commons

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