Northwest Ohio

Northwest Ohio

2009 Ronald Reagan Birthday Celebration

You are cordially invited to the Toledo Metropolitan Area & Vicinity Young Republican
Club's annual Ronald Reagan Birthday Benefit to aid the Alzheimer's Association
of Northwest Ohio and honor the memory of one of America's finest leaders. The event
will be held on February 18, 2009 at The Toledo Club in Downtown Toledo, Ohio. The
social hour begins at 6pm and the program will begin at 7pm. The event will include
hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, silent auction items, a 50/50 drawing,
and more.
Tickets for the event will be $25 per person or $40 per couple, payable in advance

New name for CoSI


CoSI looking for a new name.

How about this;

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T echnology
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Nothing found on county hard drives

Tiffin Advertiser Tribune is reporting that after 20k was spent investigating the hard drives of Seneca County Commisioner's computers, nothing was found.
Attorneys for the county said the search brought forth no evidence the former Seneca County Board of Commissioners conducted any improper meetings, and do not support The Blade's allegation against the board it discussed matters relating to the demolition of the 1884 courthouse outside of public meetings.

One star of "Idiots on Ice" now blames everyone but himself

A survivor of the "Idiots on Ice" over the weekend is now blaming everyone but himself. Quotes of the decade:
"If they knew there was a danger, why in the world did they allow us to go in there?" he said.

"The sheriff kept saying that there were warnings out, ... that there was a possibility of an ice floe," Vaughn said. "Anybody local would have seen that and understood. But most of the people fishing were people who had driven quite a distance to get there. They weren't listening to the radio, and they had no reason to think that something was wrong.

MLK's niece at Lourdes college. You won't see her on mainstream media.


Her name is Dr. Alveda C.
> > King, MLK;s niece . She actually had an abortion, then became a
> > pro-life activist and leader of Gospel of Life
> > Ministries. The event is Thursday, February 12,
> > 2009. It is Free. $500.00 in door prizes.
> > Over $1000.00 worth of food. No RSVP necessary.
> > It is at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes College:
> 6932
> > Convent Blvd. Sylvania, Ohio 43560. Social Hour and
> > Appetizers: 4:30-5:30, and the Keynote Presentation
> and
> > Program: 5:30-6:30 pm. The contact person is Paige,
> >,

Lobbyist that gave Kaptur 40k now under investigation

What? Marcy Kaptur taking big bucks from a lobbying firm? I thought she denounced the special interests. Well this special interest, which she accepted big money from, is now under investigation.
A defense lobbying firm that is a top political donor to several Ohio members of Congress has been raided by federal law enforcement authorities.
Hobson got $87,500 from PMA throughout his career, while Kaptur got $40,500. During the last election cycle, PMA gave Kaptur's campaign $26,500. Kaptur's top all-time donors are unions.
Read more at:

Bob Latta's two press releases: art competition and joining the whip team


BOWLING GREEN- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) announces the
2009 Congressional Art Competition for Ohio's Fifth Congressional
District. The competition is open to all high school students who
reside in the Fifth Congressional District.

"The Congressional Art Competition is an excellent chance for high
school students across our great nation to showcase their artistic
ability, and I look forward to seeing the great artistic talent students
in the Fifth District possess," Latta said in today's announcement.

Councilman Tom Waniewski's February '09 Newsletter

Budget Challenges Continue

Jim Moody on council spending and a request

Making Your Business Recession Proof


Bill Wersell and Michael Wholihan of the Small Business Development Center, an arm of the Regional Chamber of Commerce were my guests this morning. This Saturday, Valentine's Day, they are holding an open to the public event to help small business persons get help they need in numerous areas. Bankers, real estate agents, CPA's, Wade Kapszukiewicz, Anita Lopez, and many others will be there for open forums and break out sessions. They'll explain where help is availble from local, state, and federal sources. And more importantly what you can do pre-emptively to protect yourself.

Highland Heights Neighborhood Association Meeting

Please remember to attend the Highland Heights Neighborhood Association Meeting this THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AT 6:30 AT THE TOLEDO HEIGHTS BRANCH LIBRARY. Come to the front door please.

Mr. MiKe Badik, City of Toledo Housing Commissioner will be on the agenda to discuss the HUD grant Toledo received to rehabilitate foreclosed homes in this neighborhood.

Also on the agenda – Neighborhood flower gardens, Spring cleanup and plans for the triangle area at South and Airport.

Please come and bring a neighbor and bring your concerns. Together we can improve our neighborhood.

Town hall meeting: swan creek watershed

WGTE Studios, 1270 S. Detroit, on Tuesday, February
10, at 8:00 p.m. to watch Liquid Assets, a national documentary
that tells the story of essential water infrastructure systems.
Then stay to be a part of the live studio audience for WGTE Public Media’s local Town Hall Meeting: Swan Creek Watershed and Local Water Infrastructure.

WGTE, with support from the Toledo Metropolitan Area
Council of Governments (TMACOG), will examine the plan for
remediation of the Swan Creek Watershed and local water
infrastructure. The Swan Creek Watershed plan details how

Toledo ranks at the bottom of best places to start a small business - surprise - goes backwards in rankings since 2005

Is this any surprise with councilmen and mayors that go after businesses and have silly plans on turning around the economy? So for the Joe McNameras and mayors out there who don't know why we are suffering and think that solar fields with capital improvement money will change things, how about making it easier to start a business, lower taxes (Tina Skeldon Wozniak), and quit trying to take over businesses or senselessly regulate them (e.g. the convenience stores)? But if they had a clue, they would already be doing this.

'Home rule' residency law up to court

This should be very interesting..
The Ohio Supreme Court might decide this spring if state legislators can overpower municipal "home rule" powers that cities got in the Ohio Constitution in 1912.

The legal arguments are whether the court can negate a law initiated by state Sen. Tim Grendell, R-Chester Township, to ban big towns like Cleveland from requiring that all employees reside in the city.

In Lake and Geauga counties, most town halls don't force all public employees to reside in a city or village.

Hey, the Mud Hens are not this bad

I think this is an insult. In talking about the ARod steroids situation:

He knew what human growth hormone could do to his warning-track power and a first-to-third speed that was never going to advance him beyond a Toledo Mud Hens' lineup card. He still decided against cheating himself and the game, and this is what he gets...

Leaning To The Right With President Of Institute For Liberty Monday Morning On WSPD

Monday morning Andrew Langer of the Institute For Liberty joins me at 7:30 to talk about the stimulus bill. God, the name Liberty even sounds like it leans to the right doesn't it? The Institute focuses on free markets and government powers that are limited and transparent.....boy there's some righty ideas for you. Check out the website at

In Democrat-led Toledo, talk radio still leans to right

And the last election proves a "fairness doctrine" is not needed. Radio stations should be allowed to do what they want to do.
It starts at 6 a.m. every weekday in Toledo and continues nonstop for hours, a persistent drumbeat on the radio air waves:

Barack Obama's stimulus plan is larded with corruption, pork-barrel politics, and waste.

More Joe the Plumber news

Joe the Plumber proves you can't keep a good man down:
Joe the Plumber now advising the GOP on the economy -

Conservative Internet TV Brings Joe the Plumber to D.C. -

Joe the Plumber to address GOP Hill aides -

Sale of Lima station complete

LIMA - Lima's Fox station is now officially a part of Block Communications Inc., the parent company of NBC station WLIO.

The sale of TV 67 Inc. - which includes WOHL Fox Channel 25 - to Block Communications was finalized Thursday, said Bruce Opperman, president and general manager of NBC Lima.

Marcy Kaptur home this weekend, should she be?

Stopped at Sofo Foods on Monroe St. this evening, and as we got to the register, the wife says to me "I think that was Marcy Kaptur two people in front of us". Lucky for Marcy, I wasn't paying attention, but sure enough, I see a Ford Five Hundred sedan with the plate MCK 9 backing out of a parking space.

I wish I'd realized it was her. I doubt she gets to talk very often with an actual constituent who hadn't been cleared by her staff. I would have loved to share my opinion on the "Porkulus" bill, though I doubt it would change her mind.

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