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.
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.
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 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.
WTOL Editorial: Let the experts do their job, Mayor
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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??
The SwampBubbles store now has Support Toledo Intermodal items. There is no markup on the items.
Get them now at:
Wouldn't Scout would look good in one of these?
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
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 House of Commons
Rather than wait to read it in the paper Brian Wilson and I attended the announcement this morning of a new development of Toledo's riverfront. The Port Authority has acquired the former Chevron land in East Toledo. The site will be developed by Midwest Terminals of Toledo as part of a private-public partnership.
Second of two parts
Twenty years ago, Forth Worth was in a similar spot as Toledo.
Fort Worth's chief industry - the U.S. military - had left town and elected leaders were looking for another industry to support the medium-sized city on the outskirts of Dallas.
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.