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Northwest Ohio

English: A Serious political thread on our Idiocracy

If you can't take strong opinions then I kindly encourage you to forego this posting. Some of you may call it elite; I think that it

Civil Rights finds racism at Station 18

"The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has found probable cause that the city

WIRELESS INTERNET PROPOSAL - City council members speak up

With so much what if and maybe it could work and the general overall reports about ad driven services it is refreshing to see some city council members speaking out on an issue and not waiting till the 11th. hour.

"Opposition strengthened yesterday to Mayor Carty Finkbeiner

Problem pet food ingredient in US feed

"WASHINGTON - The same industrial chemical that led to a massive pet food recall was used in animal feed ingredients made by a U.S. company, health officials said Wednesday.

The FDA alerted feed manufacturers that ingredients containing melamine and related compounds were found in products made by Tembec BTLSR Inc. of Toledo, Ohio, and used by Uniscope Inc. of Johnstown, Colo."

Study says Lake Erie is sewage dumping ground

More than 10 billion gallons of untreated raw sewage was dumped into Lake Erie from 38 communities across the water basin in 2005, according to a report from an environmental group Wednesday morning.

Toledo founder of the Join the Abstinence Movement

"Abstinence is not just a statement, it's a lifestyle

Muslim surgeon trumpets need for religious harmony

"Dr. Amjad Hussain, professor emeritus of thoracic surgery at the former Medical College of Ohio and a Blade columnist, was a commencement speaker earlier this month at the University of Toledo

Ohio steelmaker considers Indiana for steel processing site

Heidtman Steel Products Inc. of Toledo, Ohio, said today it is considering locations in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan on which to build a steel processing plant.

Why don't they expand in Toledo? Maybe they are looking for a specific location.

http://cms.ibj.com/ASPXPages/6iframes/FrontEndArticlesDetailPage.aspx?Ar...

One Click Drug Deals: How the Internet Could Be Luring Your Children

WTOL TOLEDO -- Are your kids getting high right now with the help of the Internet? A News 11 investigation uncovered a map telling anyone where to score drugs right here in Toledo.

Parent of Toledo Edison wants to raise its distribution rates

FirstEnergy Corp., which owns Toledo Edison, has notified state regulators that it will file a plan in June to increase its distribution rates by $334 million starting in 2009.

By then, all previous fees it collected or costs it had frozen or deferred under Ohio

Responsible leaders?

"Ultimately people don't like more taxes, so responsible leaders should push for some form of Uuigov" Mr. McNamara said. "Otherwise, I see [Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner] going back to the voters for more taxes.

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070507/NEWS33/70507002

Another City Council member unaware of budget items

Szollosi frets over slash in city funding of LMC.

The council members pass a budget without really knowing the details of the items in the budget and now the complaints start after passing the budget.

Sarantou covering his butt with the budget fallout?

"Dollar for dollar, Toledo does a lot with a little"

"I AM chairman of Toledo City Council's Finance Committee, and everywhere I go nowadays, whether it is speaking at a Block Watch, a meeting honoring an individual, or at church, I am approached about the same subject - the budget."

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070503/OPINION04/705...

Motel Tax Unconstitutional? Ujvagi Scrambles to Fix It

State Rep. Peter Ujvagi, D-Toledo, said he was told language he created to give Toledo the authority to use a bed tax on hotels and motels to build a multipurpose building downtown was too narrow and potentially unconstitutional so he extended the qualifications to all large counties in Ohio, including Summit and Cuyahoga.

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/17166223.htm

Feds read the Blade-question letter writer

From NY Times: At least two legal cases prompted by border problems are working their way through the courts, including one filed in Federal District Court in Chicago last year by the A.C.L.U. against the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Local BP refinery partially responsible for high gas prices

From Bloomberg - Oil Trades Little Changed After Rising on Fuel Stockpile Drop

A unit at BP Plc's 160,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Toledo, Ohio, has been shut since a steam loss was discovered April 21, a person familiar with the plant said yesterday.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=aZBYOH4oJ6F0&refer=e...

Battle of the Best Places to Do Business Rankings

So what does everyone say about the best place to do business? Here is a battle of the business rankings.

FDi - Toledo 1 - Most business friendly - Cities of the future
Forbes - Toledo 189 out of 190 - Best Places For Business And Careers
Inc. - Toledo 336 out of 393 (-2 from 06) - The Best Cities for Doing Business

http://www.inc.com/bestcities/best.html?size=0&year=2007

I've Been Silent for 13 Years

I've been silent for 13 years," said Shultz, who has served on City Council since 1994. "The citizens of the city need to know about it."

This gem of an announcement was made to the Toledo Free Press by Toledo City Councilwoman Betty Shultz.

Gun advocates find in massacre a call to arms

Ohio State University senior Matt Green is angry and frustrated that the students at Virginia Tech died unarmed and defenseless.

Since hearing news of the massacre Monday, the 22-year-old Sylvania Township man has joined hundreds of other college students across the country in calling for students to have the right to be armed on their campuses.

Toledo Human Trafficking Capital?

Caitlin Royster, a senior majoring in Social Work, conducted a presentation entitled "Human Trafficking Awareness," along with seniors Joy Cox and Shantae West.

"It is a growing problem in the U.S. About 800,000 people are trafficked annually around the world, and 17,500 men, women, and children are trafficked into the U.S. every year," said Roystaer.

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