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 - 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.
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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.
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.
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
“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
Call (419) 517-6634
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.
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:
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?
The Toledo Blade and AP are reporting that the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is moving into the digital age. Now if they could just put all services under one roof, like Michigan and most other states do...
Ohio motorists whose licenses have been suspended may now make payment online to have their driving privileges reinstated.
From the Toledo Blade:
Dr. Richard Veler's very first donation to Ohio State University's College of Dentistry came more than 60 years ago in the small sum of $10.
But college leaders announced Friday that their largest, single gift in history - $3 million - was given by the estate of the late Dr. Veler, a retired Toledo dentist.
The start of a new wave in political protests:
OhioDaily has learned that Governor Ted Strickland's search for a Lt. Governor may be nearing completion and his short list includes at least two members of the House leadership team : Mansfield-area Representative Jay Goyal, and Toledo-area Representative Matt Szollosi. Goyal is the House Majority Whip and Szollosi serves as the Speaker Pro Tempore.
The Oregon School Board wants to put the levy back on Again! Don't they understand that No means NO ? It was defeated by over 77%. 77% said NO! And of the yes votes many of those were teachers and other school workers.
NO Means NO. CALL THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND TELL THEM NOT TO PUT THIS IN FOR A VOTE AGAIN. THAT NO is NO!
School Board Web Site: http://www.oregoncityschools.org/board-members/Board_of_Education/Board_...
Call them all and voice your NO!