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!
I just got back from Voting. I Voted NO. No on the Oregon Property TAX Levy! I just wish that there was a HELL-NO button!
Monday Moody, 7:30 on WSPD listen and you may learn.
Lucas County Commissioner and Mayoral candidate Ben Konop, who by running for mayor is warning us he is a liar, has his Wikipedia page protected from any truth. With his embarrassing video all over the internet, CNN, Comedy Central, and MSNBC, one would hope that a quick visit to Konop's Wiki page would provide some insight. The man has demonstrated a lack of character by breaking pledges. ( http://thetommorrissey.com/toledo-free-press/ben-konop-honor-your-word/ )
However, the Controversies page has been removed more than once by user "BKonop." The man is a LC Commissioner, running for Mayor, and is editing his Wikipedia page - talk about qualified.
COLUMBUS - State Representative Barbara Sears (R- Sylvania) today
announced the release of $62,000 to Turbine Standard Ltd., located in
Springfield and Swanton townships. This project will help Turbine
Standard create 35 new full-time jobs and retain 17 existing full-time
Specifically, the State Controlling Board approved a Rapid Outreach
Grant to cover the costs associated with acquisition of equipment and
machinery, including hydraulic mules, engine hoists, aircraft jacks,
aircraft tow bars and avionics test equipment.
According to the Lucas County Board of Elections, below are the 23 candidates who will be on the ballot for the 2009 Toledo City Council At-Large election.
Mark W Clark
Adam J Martinez
Hans G. Schnapp
Constantine P. Stamos
Steven C. Steel
Steven L. Sulewski
David (Prez) Washington
Michael R. Watson
The Toledo Blade is reporting that Mayoral Candidate Don Gozdowski will not be on the ballot. He missed the required number of valid signatures to qualify for the September primary. Don submitted 873 signatures but only 634 were ruled valid.
Mayoral candidates needed to have 750 valid signatures to be on the ballot.
Another thing that is interesting is that the "major" mayoral candidates barely made the ballot as well.
Collins had 752 ruled valid.
Moody had 754 ruled valid.
Wilkowski had 760 ruled valid.
Konop had 762 ruled valid.
Bell had 773 ruled valid.