Cheney on Unannounced Visit to Iraq

"BAGHDAD — Vice President Dick Cheney
made an unannounced trip Monday to Baghdad, where he plans to push
Iraqi political leaders toward opening the country’s vast oil fields to

The Governor Says Ohio Is Good for Business - Strickland's response to the Wall Street Journal

As first noted on Thurbers Thoughts, you can read the full letter at
and you can read the original post at:

FedEx gets $200,000 for new area facility

"The firm will consolidate area facilities into
the new 395,000-squafe foot facility. The township also will receive a
$75,000 grant for road work near the facility. It is expected to create
31 jobs and retain 152 locally."

Erie Street Market ends year with loss

The Erie Street Market lost money during the
first seven weeks the city of Toledo operated it, according to a
year-end financial report.
But city officials said that's because during that period - Nov. 13 to
Dec. 31 - they had to cover expenses left over from CitiFest Inc., the
former operator.

Countrywide Said to Be Subject of Federal Criminal Inquiry

The consolidations continue

"Brondes Ford acquires Rouen Lincoln-Mercury


The Detroit automakers have urged dealers to
consider sales or consolidations to boost profits. Grogan’s Towne
Chrysler in Toledo recently bought the Dodge dealership held by Vin
Devers in Sylvania.


A bit late but interesting - Texas v. Ohio - Texas Outdoing Us?

MSN Money Homepage

Texas v. Ohio
March 3, 2008; Page A16

Obama camp files lawsuit to keep polls open until 9 PM tonight

Obama files lawsuit to keep polls open until 9 PM....

City voters to decide fate of major funding source

Reliance on a tax that is based on people that live in the city, all the while, the population declines and the leadership fiddles a tune, while the population declines and the amount of revenue from it declines, but the recycling fee is not a fee but an incentive to reduce or trash, sure it is....


Former Delafoil plant may get new life

The Toledo area's nascent alternative-energy technologies industry appears poised to power up again.
A former television components plant in Perrysburg has been purchased
by a local businessman with long ties to the solar-energy industry and
is being eyed for conversion to alternative-energy manufacturing.

Get Out The VOTE !

Get Everyone you can to go Vote next Tewsday! We need as many NO Votes On ALL Tax Issues as we can get. So call your family, friends and co-workers. Get them out to Vote NO. Taxes Are Like Drugs, Just Say NO !!

Vallejo Strikes Deal to Avoid Bankruptcy - any lessons for us?

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A last-minute deal between city leaders and
labor unions could allow this cash-strapped Bay Area suburb to avoid
becoming the first city in the state to declare bankruptcy over a
budget shortfall.


Development commissioner steps down

The city of Toledo's commissioner of development
resigned yesterday to take a recently created job with the Regional
Growth Partnership.

Though Todd Davies said his job at the growth partnership is so new
that it lacks a title, he will help build technology-based companies
with the $22.5 million capital venture fund, Rocket Ventures.



Taxes Are Like Drugs, Just Say NO !

Show that they cannot scare you with their BS lies and tactics. Show them who is BOSS !



Konop holding meeting on downtown closures

Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop will hold a
town-hall meeting tonight in the wake of several recent high-profile
business closings in downtown Toledo.

The meeting, aimed primarily at downtown business owners, will be at 7 p.m. at Eddy B's Restaurant, 405 Madison Ave.


In Toledo, Promises Of Change Ring Hollow

TOLEDO -- The Ford plant in nearby Maumee, where workers stamped out automobile fenders and dash panels, will close this year. Johnson Controls, which for years made seats for the iconic Jeeps that are assembled here, recently lost that contract to a firm in India.

US Court order shuts down

A recap of Wikileaks coverage of Bank Julius Baer

by Julian Assange and Daniel Schmitt - 23-01-2008

Block Communications chairman speaks in Fremont on turnaround

FREMONT — If Dubai, Singapore, and China can turn
their economies around and become successes, so can Fremont, Sandusky
County, and northwest Ohio.

It takes only four steps but they
cannot be approached lightly, said Allan Block, chairman of Block
Communications Inc., which owns The Blade.


Mayor, Dillin to make trip to meet with 1 mall owner

Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner and developer Larry
Dillin are planning a trip to Kansas City next week to meet with one of
the owners of the nearly vacant Southwyck Shopping Center in an attempt
to move along redevelopment of the site.


More Stellar Economic Development

The doors are closing on 2 more Downtown businesses: Ken's Flowers and Diva's Restaurant. Blaming the economy and the lack of patronage, these two businesses are shutting down and turning off the lights. Diva's has been in business for 6 years and Ken's has been there for years. Ken's has already closed and Diva's is closing March 1st. In like a lion I guess.

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