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Northwest Ohio

Decision to tear down Libbey was made several years ago?

There will be a meeting March 19 at 6 PM at Jones Middle School (corner of Collingwood and Gunckel) on the status and apparent tearing down of Libbey High School.

I think it is news to anyone that the "decision was made several years ago" to tear it down according to what Chuck Cornwell, Chairman of the Libbey High School Hall of Fame Committee read.

Read more at:

PMA Update March 18, 2009

Meyers is a pissant & S-Bubblers live in their mother's basement

I saw the Toledo City Paper today and read a broadside by Johnny Hidalgo lambasting Chris Meyers and the SwampBubble crew. It was quite a read. It's deadly. Find a copy and read it if you can. Johnny Hidalgo finds us all pretty offensive, singling out Chris especially. It seems that the online version leaves out some of the stuff found in the printed version. Read the hardcopy.


WASHINGTON- In response to the ongoing water infrastructure upgrade requirements from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency being placed on rural communities throughout Ohio, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) along with seven members of the Ohio Congressional delegation today sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson asking her to direct the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to grant variances for communities so that needed improvements can be completed as the necessary funds become available.


WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will host two Courthouse Conferences on Friday, March 20th in Defiance and Henry Counties.

The Courthouse Conferences will provide constituents with an opportunity to sit down with Congressman Latta to discuss issues that are important to them, their families, and communities. Congressman Latta’s district staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework or issues regarding Federal government agencies.

Courthouse Conference information is as follows:


Friday, March 20th
1:15 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

the real Patrick of Ireland

It's that time of year again, where people look to tomorrow as a day for drinking, eating Jiggs dinners, wearing green, and St Patrick's day sales at local stores.

If they think about the man himself, they might tell you he's the guy who drove the snakes out of Ireland…

I just wanted to forward the real truth, because the story is worth telling about this great Christian man.

(PS, he never had anything to do with snakes, nor was he ever officially canonized by the catholic church, so his actual true title would be simply, 'Patrick of Ireland')

City Councilman Tom Waniewski's March 09 Newsletter

Serial Criminals Hurt West Toledo

After a three-month investigation of burglaries in my district, I've found a disturbing pattern; the crimes are being committed by people who should have stayed locked up a long time ago. Consider this:

- Mark Kosky, arrested for breaking and entering in the 43-hundred block of Sylvania Ave. has been hit with 35 criminal charges since 1978. He's on the street today.
- Gregory Paquin, arrested for a burglary in the 48-hundred block of Harvest, has 11 criminal arrests since 1987. He too is on the streets today.

DTV question: Can anyone receive the NBC 24 DTV signal?

For the last 3-4-5 days there has been no DTV signal from NBC 24 (well I have not received a signal). Anyone else out there able to confirm if this is the case or not? Maybe it is just bad reception, but I have not noticed it being out for so long. I don't get cable either.

Has the City of Toledo cleaned up the leaves on your street?

42% (33 votes)
58% (46 votes)
Total votes: 79

Social Media Breakfast-Toledo

If you're interested in social media technologies, marketing or just learning more, please plan to attend the inaugural Social Media Breakfast Toledo.

The Social Media Breakfast series is in several other cities in the U.S. and countries, and a group has started one in Toledo. For this first one, we'll have a bit of networking, a panel discussion and audience Q&A, and networking. A breakfast also is available. Cost is only $10.

I've been to two Social Media Breakfast events in Cincinnati and both have been worth the trip!

Carty to "Lay-off" 75 Cops

Carty smells money. Part of the free Obama money is for Police. So, if a city rehires laid off Po-Po or has new Police hires for the city, the government will pay for it for so many years. Example, say Toledo has 635 police, the city then lays off 75. The city asks Obama for a grant to rehire those Police and then asks to hire 25 more new Police. The government says OK. Then the city gets the salary for 100 police officers paid for by the United States taxpayers not just by Toledo workers.

Bob Latta criticizes earmarks, defends his own

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green), representing Ohio's 5th District, requested 10 earmarks totaling $2.93 million in the bill, ranking him 375th on the list. Despite his own projects being included in the bill, he voted against it.

Mr. Latta said he is concerned the spending in the appropriations bill and other items on the President's agenda are causing the national debt to spiral out of control.

"We can't afford them," Mr. Latta said. "We are spending, borrowing, and taxing - there is no money in the U.S. to pay for this."

PMA Lobbyist, Relatives Gave Lawmakers $1.5 Million Since 2000

CQ Politics has an story on a topic I noticed almost a month ago, that Paul Magliochetti's relatives donated a bunch of money to candidates, CQ totaled it up to the tune of 1.5 million. But what CQ did not look at was this behavior spreads to more than just the founder, it spreads to other employees as well.

More layoffs coming at the Blade?

The Newspaper Guild says something is going to happen. Read a little bit more about this at the Toledo Free Press.

Ohio lawmakers get millions in earmarks in budget bill passed by Senate

Plain Dealer reports the Senate version of the budget bill is passed and highlights some of the specific earmarks for Ohio representatives, including Marcy's.

On a similar note the Political talks about Murtha's "earmark machine".:

According to Bizjournals, Toledo ranks as one of the worst cities with job losses

Bizjournals today released its analysis of economies and job losses and Toledo is #3 behind Dayton and Detroit.
Dayton’s streak is by far the worst in the nation, according to a bizjournals analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. No other U.S. market has amassed a losing streak of more than 13 quarters, and only five markets besides Dayton have been declining for more than eight straight quarters.

Joe the Plumber takes on GOP chair

Joe is now taking on against Steele.
Joe the Plumber criticized Republican National Chairman Michael Steele over the weekend for trying to repackage the GOP.

Ohio House Votes to Implement Freeway Photo Radar

Of course this is only for saftey.

The program allows the state to lower the speed limit in "construction zones" on freeways so long as there is one designated worker present. A private, for-profit company will station speed camera vehicles in these zones to photograph motorists and generate a $250 ticket -- plus an unspecified fee -- mailed up to ninety days after the alleged offense took place.

Joshua Benton speculates if students won't pay for Facebook, they won't pay for a city reporter

Josh Benton talks about his presentation at Maumee Valley.
I gave a talk to a high school in Toledo on Friday, which gave me a chance to do some ad hoc focus-grouping of how teenagers engage with media. (To put the demographics in perspective, this is a private school that, beyond some scholarship kids, is mostly upper-middle class and up.) We covered a lot of interesting ground: They don’t care much about blogs or Twitter, for instance, and they get more news from The Daily Show and Colbert than anywhere else.

Conservancy Executive Director Receives Appointment by Governor

Perrysburg, Ohio (March 9, 2009) – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has
appointed Kevin Joyce of Sylvania, Ohio, to the Great Lakes Compact Advisory

The advisory board was established by the Ohio General Assembly to develop
recommendations for legislation to implement the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence
River Basin Water Resources Compact. The purpose of the compact, which was
adopted by the eight Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces and
signed into law by President Bush, is to conserve and manage the water
resources of the Great Lakes watershed.

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