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750 Square Feet of Solar Power per Hour

After three years of researching, developing, fund-raising, and expanding, Toledo solar tech start-up Xunlight Corp. grew up yesterday by delivering its first shipment of commercially manufactured solar modules. It went to the University of Toledo, the institution that played a significant role in the company's birth.

The modules will be installed on a 10-kilowatt thin-film solar array on the grounds and the roof of the university's Scott Park campus, which is being renamed the Campus of Energy and Innovation.

Catastrophe. Devastation.

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State budget cuts would devastate Toledo area schools, superintendents say
By TOM HENRY
and JIM PROVANCE
BLADE STAFF WRITERS
Catastrophe. Devastation.
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091215/NEWS24/91...
No matter how hard area school superintendents and legislators tried to explain yesterday how the state budget mess could affect their districts, the theme was one of impending doom.

Wachtmann: Lawmakers from Columbus or Washington?

Wachtmann: Lawmakers from Columbus or Washington?
Hard to Tell the Difference

COLUMBUS— State Representative Lynn Wachtmann (R- Napoleon) today issued the following statement:

Huffman introduces County Good Government Act

COLUMBUS – State Representative Matt Huffman (R-Lima) today introduced legislation to help Ohio’s counties deal with their economic difficulties.

“All 88 Ohio counties will have another tool in their toolboxes to deal with their local budgetary issues,” Huffman said. “It is my intent to give all local officials the resources they need to help address their daily local financial struggles.”

ACORN Lawsuit in OH a Victory for Democracy

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has won a substantive victory on behalf of the voters of Ohio --- perhaps hundreds of thousands of them --- via a court case filed in 2006, challenging a number of voter suppression tactics employed by the state's then Sec. of State, J. Kenneth Blackwell (R).

Ohio man: terrorist or Glenn Beck listener?

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Following a pipe bomb explosion Monday night, police and federal law enforcement officials are trying to figure why a Center Avenue man turned his apartment into a bomb factory.

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"He was always trying to get me and another neighbor to listen to anti-government tapes and watch anti-government videos," said Vachon. "I would never watch them. He was some kind of radical, and he didn't believe in the government." (more)

House GOP: Show Taxpayers the Money!

Lawmakers Seek Accountability and Transparency in Government Spending

Columbus—State Reps. Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) and Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) today introduced House Bill 388 which, when enacted, will require any legislation that appropriates money or raises taxes to be publicly available for at least 48 hours prior to consideration by the House or Senate.

Sherrod Brown's response on healthcare

I am a bit late on posting this but this is Sherrod Brown's response to my request for him to vote no on the healthcare reform proposal.
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Dear Mr. Myers:

Thank you for sharing your views on health reform.

Statement from House Republican Leader Batchelder re: Third Frontier

COLUMBUS— House Republican Leader William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) issued the following statement in response to a partisan effort of the House Democrats earlier today to expand and renew the Third Frontier program:

Lawmaker Works to Protect Children from Sexual Predators

COLUMBUS—State Rep. William P. Coley, II (R- Liberty Twp) today introduced legislation that will increase the penalty for sexual imposition committed against Ohio’s children between the ages of 13 and 16. When enacted, House Bill 380 would make such an offense a first-degree misdemeanor, versus the current penalty of a third-degree misdemeanor.

Ohio newspapers set to report on Ohio pensions

The Toledo Blade and other Ohio newspapers are collaborating on a investigation into Ohio pensions set to be released 11/29.
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Ohio Newspapers Join in First Reporting Project

NEW YORK A group of Ohio newspapers that began sharing content nearly two years ago, and have also conducted several joint polls, are about to publish their first joint reporting project.

An investigation into public employee pensions that will utilize staffers from seven Ohio papers is set to run Nov. 29, according to Editor Ben Marrison of The Columbus Dispatch.

Owner of Burnsys Burgers & Brew in Oregon, Ohio Charged with Grand Theft.

Owner of Burnsys Burgers & Brew in Oregon, Ohio Charged with Grand Theft.
An Indictment was filed by the Lucas County Grand Jury on November 12, 2009.

The Indictment states a Charge of Grand Theft a Felony of the 4th Degree.

Patrick L. Burns of 434 Cambridge Dr. Oregon, Ohio 43616 is named in the Indictment.
His past address is listed as 6029 Grisell Rd. Oregon, Ohio.

Patrick L. Burns and his wife Sandra I. Burns were the Owners of the former GameTime Sports Pub at 506 S. Lallendorf Rd. in Oregon, Ohio. Which went out of business and the property was sold at sheriff sale.

Should the Ohio Legislature Remove the Pit Bull Dog from Its Vicious Dog Law ORC 955.11

Ohioans Demand Real Reforms and Accountability

House Policy Committee seeks to diminish government waste, increase accountability

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House Policy Committee today unveiled a package of ten proposals to spur government reform, streamline efficiency, strengthen accountability and transparency in state government while working to reducing the economic turmoil suffered by families across Ohio.

Rep. Watchmann: Enough Political Pandering, Ohioans Demand Action

Public Disapproval of Inaction While Democrats Silence Real Solutions

COLUMBUS— State Representative Lynn Wachtmann (R- Napoleon) issued the following statement in response to a recent Quinnipiac University poll finding that the Ohio Legislature has a 47 percent disapproval rating:

Site Survey: Ohio 4th friendliest business climate

"How has North Carolina managed to rank No. 1 in Site Selection’s annual business climate rankings eight times in the past nine years? It may have something to do with its infrastructure of higher learning."

Ohio 4th

http://www.siteselection.com/portal/index.shtml

Mecklenborg has big issues with proposed Secretary of State powers

House Democrats Pass Spineless Legislation to Overhaul Elections

COLUMBUS – State Representative Robert Mecklenborg (R-Green Township) today denounced the passage of Substitute House Bill 260 from the House Elections and Ethics Committee. The legislation passed along party-lines and gives the Ohio Secretary of State ultimate veto power over local Board of Elections appointees. In addition to the power to break any tie vote on the number and location of early voting centers in each county; and authority to dictate to the local boards how to allocate their voting machines and ballots.

State Representative Barbara Sears on House Bill 25

Audio Exclusive: Lawmakers Cut the Fat

Columbus – State Representative Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) today spoke in support of the hearing that House Bill 25, a plan to restructure state government, will receive next week in the House State Government Committee. House Republicans introduced the proposal to explore innovative cost-saving measures that make state government run more efficiently and responsibly.

Lawmaker declares intent to tackle Issue 3 on May ballot

Rep. Blessing invites colleagues for open discussion to solve casino shortfalls

Columbus– Issue 3 passed and Ohio is facing the possible development of casinos in its four largest communities including: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo. State Rep. Louis W. Blessing Jr. (R-Cincinnati) announced intentions to support legislation that will be placed on the May ballot, when enacted it will require the construction of these casinos and defines the timelines of each.

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