Board of Elections - Problems With Election Ballots!

The Toledo Blade is reporting:

The Lucas County Board of Elections has 1,092 ballots that could be added to last week's Toledo primary election count, putting the final results for Toledo City Council in doubt.

The additional ballots include 166 absentee ballots accidentally left uncounted last Tuesday, Director Linda Howe said Monday.

She said two employees, a Republican and a Democrat, have received reprimands in their files and have come up with procedures to avoid a recurrence of the neglected ballots.

Used and Abused by Bernadette Noe in her never ending quest for attention

Hey there, I was surprised to see yet another blog entry on the now infamous ex politico wife of Tom Noe, "St. Bernadette", haha, as recently as last July. Just curious how many of you out there have had the experience of having worked for or befriending this woman? How many lasted until the end of their usefulness to this mistress of narcissistic users and been outed by B. Noe. I mean those of you other than her ex?

House Republicans bolster economy with “The Future of Ohio”

GOP Leader Batchelder to Dems: start the conversation today, Ohio can’t wait

Columbus—House Republicans today announced in press conferences across the state the Republican alternative to failed Democrat leadership, the “Future of Ohio” plan. House Republicans engaged stakeholders in discussions with the business community early this summer on their ideas for jumpstarting Ohio’s economy. The resulting package of proposals was announced at the press conferences. House Republican Leader William G. Batchelder issued the following statement:

Join State Rep. Sears Monday, Sept. 21, 2009

Dear Constituent,

Since the commencement of the 128th General Assembly, I have received countless phone calls, letters and emails from concerned citizens within our community regarding the deepening recession in Ohio. As more jobs are lost and businesses continue to move out of state, Ohioans are relying upon their elected voices more than ever to make difficult decisions during challenging times.

Sue Frederick Strikes Again

Sue Frederick the intrepid ticketer of illegally parked cars has struck again. As WSPD reported early this afternoon she is now stealing campaign signs from her neighbors lawns.

$104 Million Expansion Circumvents Process

Columbus – State Representative Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today spoke out against 21 State Controlling Board requests that increase state spending by more than $100 million and contradict the legislative authority of the General Assembly.

State Reps. Adams, Amstutz and Morgan Announce Lawsuit Regarding Video Lottery Terminals

COLUMBUS – State Representatives John Adams (R-Sidney), Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) and Seth Morgan (R-Huber Heights) today announced that they have joined with the Ohio Christian Alliance in filing a lawsuit with the Ohio Supreme Court to oppose the unlawful expansion of gambling in Ohio.

Great Depression Story Project


Great Depression Story Project - Volume 1

* Food, Cooking and Eating During the Great Depression
* Schools and Education During the Great Depression
* Self-Sufficiency, Resourcefulness and Frugality
* The Comforts of Home
* Jobs, Schemes and Other Ways to Make Money
* Family, Community and Kindness Toward Strangers
* Lessons, Values and Advice from the Great Depression
* Then v. Now


Columbus, OH—State Senator Jon Husted (R-Kettering), candidate for Ohio Secretary of State, today received the endorsement of the Ohio Republican State Central and Executive Committee. The committee is comprised of 66 members; one male and one female from each state senate district.

“I am grateful for the support from the leaders of the Ohio Republican Party,” Husted said. “This is certainly an important endorsement of my campaign and I look forward to building on this support during the months to come.”


Early this year, when he was the only declared candidate for mayor of Toledo, I met with Keith Wilkowski for a talk on politics, the economy and Toledo’s future.

Wilkowski is a deliberate thinker, one who seems to process complete thoughts before speaking — “uh” and “um” are not among his linguistic handicaps.


As Toledo City Councilman George Sarantou told Toledo Free Press Sept. 5, “We are in a fiscal emergency, and we would like permission from voters to use Capital Improvement Funds (CIP) for safety.”

We believe Toledo voters should give council that permission by voting “yes” on Issue 1 on Sept. 15.

We maintain great respect for councilman Tom Waniewski and councilwoman Lindsay Webb in their efforts to reduce government through passage of Issue 2, but we disagree with their stance.


The Toledo Free Press Endorses Mayoral Candidate Mike Bell.

There is a world of difference between leading through intimidation and leading through inspiration. Mike Bell is the best of a great field of candidates because he understands that difference.

Bell literally put his life on the line for Toledo, and he has parlayed the respect and experience he earned into a career that took him to Columbus as the state’s fire marshal. He is a proven leader with experience at the top of city government, and no one else has that the inside view.



On the Sept. 15 ballot, voters will choose six of 23 candidates for Toledo City Council. The top 12 vote getters will move on to November’s ballot. If Issue 2 passes, that number will be reduced to six moving on to November’s ballot.

Some candidates declare a party; some do not. Toledo’s municipal elections are non-partisan; on the ballot, there will be no party affiliation noted.

Bell, Wilkowski Enter The "Lair Of Rush Limbaugh" On Thursday

Mayoral candidates Mike Bell and Keith Wilkowski will be on with me in the morning for final interviews before the primary on next Tuesday. The "lair" line comes from young Ben Konop who on his first scary visit to WSPD uttered those immortal words.

Right Wing Propogandist Talks With Joe McNamara-Neither Explodes

Joe McNamara joined me on the show today to push for the passage of Issue 1, a proposal the mayor originally supported.


Toledo City Council elected not to increase the fee Toledoans pay for refuse collection by a vote of 6-5. Councilmen Joe McNamara, Wilma Brown, Phil Copeland, George Sarantou, and Steven Steel voted to increase the fee. Councilmen Tom Waniewski, Michael Collins, Lindsay Webb, Michael Ashford, Michael Craig, and Betty Shultz voted against the increase. Councilman Frank Solloszi was absent.

Mark Clark for Toledo City Council Fundraiser

Mark Clark for Toledo City Council Fundraiser

“Help Bring Common Sense & Accountability Back to City Council”

What: Meet & Greet Mark Clark

Where: Delaney’s Lounge 309 W. Alexis, Toledo, OH. 43612

When: Thursday, August 27th at 5:00 - 7:00pm

Donation: $25

Call (419) 517-6634

Right Wing Propogandist Hosts YMCA Friday Morning On WSPD 7am

Friday morning I host the two heads of the YMCA/JCC for an hour long interview about the South YMCA. Robert Alexander, Pres. CEO, and Paul Schlatter head of the Board of Directors will be on to give us the final update on "the deal" and the future of the South Y location. Did the constant barrage of negative coverage hurt fundraising? What happens after three years? Is what Alexander makes important to the story?
Should be fun.

Ben Konop Receiving Threats - IS WSPD Involved?

Armed deputy guards are providing security for Mayoral Candidate Ben Konop. According to an article in the Toledo Blade as well as being reported by WTOL News, WSPD radio host Brian Wilson broadcasted Konop's personal cell phone number over the air.

In addition, a man approached Konop inside Government Center, and he had a knife in his waist band.

You can read more and view the interview with Brian Wilson here:


Ben Konop Dropping Out Of Mayoral Race?

I just seen on 13ABC News tonight that Ben Konop will be having a press conference tomorrow morning at 11 AM at Government Center, to announce a major campaign announcement.

Has anyone heard anything about this?

Is Ben Konop dropping out of the race?

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