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Stikii: A Perfect Fit – Every Time!


Hello friends and fans! Are you interested in learning a bit about Stikii’s latest and greatest innovation? We’re pretty sure you are. One of the many new things that we have developed to make our customers shoe-wearing experience more enjoyable is the creation of the “Stikii Size Chart”. The piece is fun, vibrantly colored and serves a very practical and useful purpose!

If the Stikii shoes fit, your child might just become famous!

Is your kid special, does he or she like performing, modeling, singing or acting? Does your child like to be on camera or take pictures? Is your little one-not-so-little? Are they outgoing, easy to get along with, a natural leader? If they are NONE of those things, are they just plain CUTE AND ADORABLE? Would they like free Stikii shoes?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to get your children involved with the Stikii Kids Club contest.

Ohio vs. 2010 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the 2010 Census put the population of the United States at 308,745,538, an increase of 9.7% from the 2000 Census.


For those wondering how Ohio fared, please see below the fold for all data related to the Buckeye State.

American Heartland Bar and Grill College Football Top 30- Week 7

Pts. Rnk Lst Wk
3.83 1 1 Oklahoma (6-0)
3.57 2 3 Auburn (7-0)
3.07 3 4 Michigan State (7-0)
3.00 4 2 LSU (7-0)
2.99 5 9 Missouri (6-0)
2.83 6 8 Oklahoma State (6-0)
2.71 7 7 TCU (7-0)
2.67 8 5 Boise State (6-0)
2.50 9 10 Oregon (6-0)
2.49 10 12 Stanford (5-1)
2.29 11 33 Wisconsin (6-1)
2.28 12 10 Ohio State (6-1)
2.00 13 14 Alabama (6-1)
1.99 14 27 Iowa (5-1)

Oklahoma Remains #1, Ohio State Cracks the Top Ten

American Heartland Bar and Grill College Football Top 30- Week 6

Pts. Rnk Lst Wk.
3.40 1 1 Oklahoma (5-0)
3.17 2 6 LSU (6-0)
3.00 3 10 Auburn (6-0)
2.75 4 14 Michigan State (6-0)
2.60 5 13 Boise State (5-0)
2.50 6 19 South Carolina (4-1)
2.42 7 10 TCU (6-0)
2.40 8 4 Oklahoma State (5-0)
2.20 9 9 Missouri (5-0)
2.17 10 15 Ohio State (6-0)
2.17 10 10 Oregon (6-0)
2.16 12 17 Stanford (5-1)

American Heartland Bar and Grill College Football Top 30- Week 5

More college football wackiness...

Pts. Rnk Lst Week
2.80 1 3 Oklahoma (5-0)
2.40 2 3 Alabama (5-0)
2.38 3 2 Arizona (4-0)
2.25 4 8 Oklahoma State (4-0)
2.25 4 9 Kansas State (4-0)
2.20 6 14 Michigan (5-0)
2.20 6 6 LSU (5-0)
2.19 8 1 Florida (4-1)
2.13 9 6 Missouri (4-0)
2.00 10 10 TCU (5-0)
2.00 10 20 Oregon (5-0)
2.00 10 3 Auburn (5-0)
1.75 13 17 Boise State (4-0)

American Heartland Bar and Grill College Football Top 30


The first AHB&G College Football Rankings of the 2010 season.

Pts Rnk
2.25 1 Florida (4-0)
2.13 2 Arizona (4-0)
2.00 3 Oklahoma (4-0)
2.00 3 Auburn (4-0)
2.00 3 Alabama (4-0)
1.75 6 Missouri (4-0)
1.75 6 LSU (4-0)
1.67 8 Oklahoma State (3-0)
1.63 9 Kansas State (4-0)
1.50 10 TCU (4-0)
1.50 10 USC (4-0)
1.50 10 North Carolina State (4-0)

Superintendent Jerome Pecko With Fred Wednesday Morning

Dr. Jerome Pecko will join me on Wednesday morning to talk TPS. We'll cover the levy, the latest report card, schools with physical plant problems, and the $824,000 that was found recently.

Bunch of Rankings - Toledo and Lucas County rank low

There have been a bunch of rankings recently and Toledo did not fair too well. Here is the rundown:

Gallup ranks Toledo as one of the lower cities in well being in Ohio, and in the country.

Within Ohio itself, people in Cleveland and Akron rank their lives worse off than those in Columbus and Cincinnati, but much better than those in Canton, Toledo or Youngstown. Overall, Cleveland ranks 146th out of 185 American cities, with Akron 147th.

Learn more at:

Do you face a food hardship? According to a new report many of you should.

What do you think? Is this self-justification or maybe statistics and lies or is it reality?
For one in five Columbus-area households, the economic decline is making for bare cupboards.

A report released today by the Food Research and Action Center found that 20 percent of households in the metro area faced "food hardship" in 2008 and 2009.

That means families answered "yes" when Gallup surveyers asked whether there were times in the past year when they did not have enough money to buy needed food.

Bizjournals ranks Toledo in bottom 5 for being able to start a small business

Another ranking politicians will want to ignore.
Last place in the small-business-vitality rankings again belongs to Detroit, which continues to pay the price for the decline of the domestic automotive industry. The Detroit area lost 298,000 jobs during the past five years—an employment decline of 16.3 percent, easily the worst in any metro. It also experienced short-term drops in population and the number of small businesses.

Joining Detroit in the bottom five, in descending order, are Youngstown, Dayton, and Toledo, Ohio, and Milwaukee.

Toledo constuction jobs down

Toledo is down, but not as much as other areas of Ohio. Bizjournals has the rest.

Ohio statewide lost 11 percent of its construction jobs, or 22,200 over the 12-month period. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor had the biggest Ohio loss, at 22 percent, ranking it at 318. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman was down 11 percent, ranking at 167; Canton-Massilon, Dayton and Lima each lost 10 percent, tying at 143; Toledo was down 9 percent, ranking at 121; and Akron lost 8 percent, at 98th.


Central Connecticut State University ranks Toledo 47th in literacy

A decent independent ranking for the area.
This study attempts to capture one critical index of our nation’s social health—the literacy of its major cities (population of 250,000 and above). This study focuses on six key indicators of literacy: newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment, and Internet resources.

Toledo makes best bang for your buck list

Toledo Metro Area bests all other major Ohio cities according to Forbes-32 overall.
The complete stats can be found at:

Crime Stats

Hmmm...Toodledoo placed 64th of nearly 400 cities in the FBI City Crime Rankings for 2008...I would attach the PDF if things were working right...But things are not working real well out here in "corn country" tonite...Check out Fox News for the article, or this link... http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/citycrime2008_rank_rev.pdf ...hope i got that part right...

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


Milken report puts Toledo tech jobs only above Detroit and Flint-last in Ohio

Bizjournals is reporting the latest Milken Institute rankings of tech jobs and Toledo rounds up the pack at 198 out of 200, only followed by Detroit and Flint. How depressing.
No other major Ohio city finished higher than Columbus, though Cincinnati (138), Dayton (183) and Akron (186) all moved up the list compared with last year. The lowest-ranked Ohio city in the Milken report was Toledo, which finished 198th – just ahead of Detroit and Flint, Mich.


Toledo unemployment rate drops

Bizjournals, citing the recently released U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is reporting that Toledo unemployment has dropped 1%.
Akron’s unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent from 10.2 percent, while others stayed in the double digits, including Dayton, at 10.7 percent, down from 11.5 percent, and Toledo, at 11.1 percent, down from 12.1 percent.


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