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City Refuse Collection Will Leap Forward for MLK Holiday No Refuse or Recycling Collection on Monday, January 18th

The City of Toledo would like to remind you that our next Leap Forward holiday will be Monday, January 18th. There will be no refuse or recycling collection on that day in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

For residents who are Green 2, collection will be on Tuesday, January 19th. Orange 2 will be on Wednesday, January 20th; Blue 2 will be on Thursday January 21st; Red 2 will be on Friday, January 22nd and Yellow 1 will be on Monday, January 25th.

Citizens town hall meeting - The Children of Liberty - District 9 candidates Smith and Iott

We have joined with our fellow patriot groups to put on a town hall meeting to meet the candidates. If you are ready to work to change congress in 2010 and stand up for our constitutional principles, come to this town hall meeting. Speaking at the meeting will are Jack Smith and Rich Iott both running for District 9. This is your chance to ask them the questions the Media won't.

Date:
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Lyman Harbor Waterfront Banquet hall
Street:
1615 First street
City/Town:
Sandusky, OH

American Red Cross releases $200,000 in aid to help communities affected by earthquake in Haiti

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 — The American Red Cross has pledged an initial $200,000 to assist communities impacted by today’s earthquake in Haiti, and is prepared to take further action as local responders assess the situation.

On Tuesday, January 12, less than one hour before sunset, a 7.3 earthquake struck Haiti near the capital of Port au Prince, causing catastrophic damage and loss of life.

· Initial estimates are that up to 3 million people may be affected.

Full El Tiempo interview with those being snooped on by former TPS manager Dan Burns

You can pick up and read the story in El Tiempo.
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El Tiempo Article Kevin Milliken

Former TPS Administrator Ordered Probes of Private Citizens Investigations Occurred at Taxpayer Expense

The former business manager at Toledo Public Schools hired a private investigation firm at taxpayer expense to look into the backgrounds of five people who were private citizens at the time, including three people who would eventually be elected to the TPS board of education.

Bell To Hold First Meeting With Transition Team

Mayor Michael P. Bell will meet this evening with his transition team to continue their progress in evaluating and implementing his platform and achieving the goals he has set for his first 90-days in office.

The Bell Transition Team will meet at 4:30 p.m. in The Courtyard at Cousino’s Navy Bistro. The media is welcome to attend.

Dumbuya, Fisher and Flagg to discuss investigations by TPS

Toledo, Ohio – Former Board Member Darlene Fisher along with Francis Dumbuya and Steven Flagg will hold a press conference on January 13, 2010 to discuss the invasion of their privacy through the illegal and immoral investigations conducted by the Toledo Public Schools.

The press and public are cordially invited to attend.

What: Press Conference

When: 1 PM, January 13, 2010

Where: Kent Branch Library, auditorium

3101 Collingwood Boulevard

TPS's Burns investigates former candidates, board and community members

Ah, ask and ye shall get. I wondered this morning, that Dan Burns' investigations discovered in Cleveland had to start earlier and we find out they have. According to the Blade, Burns investigated Robert Torres, Darlene Fisher, Steven Steel, Steve Flagg, and Francis Dumbuya. I was not on the list. I don't know how I feel about this. Read more in the Blade. But now we go from stealing to having the district get all J Edgar Hoover on people. That is an interesting shift of events.

City Councilman Tom Waniewski's Newsletter jan 10

Computer Aided Dispatch

911, Toledo Vice Squad no show, unanswered questions from ex-Mayor Finkbeiner

The following letter was sent to our ex-Mayor. He never responded. This is an issue I hope all Toledoans would be concerned about. I called 911 about a crime and the Police never showed up!

I am hoping someone in this city will find out why the Police/Vice Squad did not show up.

Dear Carty Finkbeiner - Mayor of Toledo Ohio

I am writing in response to a 911 call I made the weekend of September 18-20th.
I called 911 to report a crime in progress here in the apartment building where I live.

Current theft from TPS almost 700k

Remember this theft happened while Larry Sykes and Eugene Sanders stood up with their financial oversight committees and said everything is good, trust us. TPS continued to say trust us, then Dan Burns gets caught in Cleveland. TPS scrambled saying we have no clue how much he took from us. Well now we trust you never will look after our money even when you tell us to trust us. For many years, board members including Larry Sykes said that the rest of the State looks up to us. Well I don't know how may districts had 700k stolen from them right under their noses.

Toledo Fire and Rescue Swearing In New Recruit Class

The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department will swear in the new Recruit Class for 2010. Ceremonies will be held in Toledo City Council Chambers at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010.

What: Toledo Fire and Rescue 2010 Recruit Class swearing in

When: Friday, January 8, 2010
9:00 a.m.

Where: Toledo City Council Chambers

Bell won't put his name on city signs; new mayor starts to examine needs

Wow this is great Bell won't put his name on City signs. Now that is a positive change.
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Mike Bell said he would leave his ego out of his new job as mayor and motorists could be the first ones to see signs of him making good on that promise.

Aside from beginning the massive task of handling a predicted $40 million general fund deficit, Mayor Bell on his first full day at work yesterday said he would replace the city's entry point signs with new ones that don't bear his name.

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100106/NEWS16/106032...

Is Ben Konop muscling aside competition?

People are telling me that JR Block threatened Democrat Party Chairman Redfern. Redfern was told that if Konop has an opponent in the primary everyone will suffer the consequences. Can anyone confirm this? What have you heard? JR wouldn't have done this without Konop's approval. It's despicable but I won't be surprised to learn that Konop is rigging his reelection through intimidation. And with Stainbrook's long-standing relationship with JR that our "leadership" is part of this.

AALP 2007 interview with Bell

Toledo constuction jobs down

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

http://cincinnati.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2010/01/04/daily7.html

New Year, New Administration

New Year, New Administration

Bell to be sworn in Monday, January 4, 2010

Mayor Elect Michael P. Bell will be sworn in to office on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place in The Courtyard at Cousino’s Navy Bistro with a short reception following. His parents, Norman and Ora Bell, will join him in the swearing in ceremony.

After the ceremony and reception Bell will attend Toledo City Council’s organizational meeting. He officially takes office at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 4th – the first business day of the year.

One church, four pedophiles...church was home to four men convicted of sexual crimes against youth in Toledo

St James Holiness Church of God in Christ in Toledo may have a set a nauseating new low. The church has had four convicted pedophiles operating in ministry with the Pastor’s knowledge. But that’s only the beginning of this shocking story which truly symbolizes why drastic reform is needed in COGIC now.

The pastor of St James, William James, Jr. didn’t put the men out of the church, it took legal action against them to stop their predatory activities.

12/25 suspect never apprehended

Central Connecticut State University ranks Toledo 47th in literacy

A decent independent ranking for the area.
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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.

Gerken draws fire for lease of foreign-nameplate car

Article published December 30, 2009
UAW PALS SHOCKED, ANGERED
Gerken draws fire for lease of foreign-nameplate car
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091230/NEWS16/91...
After years of membership and political support from the United Auto Workers, Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken is in the dog house with his union pals after giving a foreign-nameplate car to his wife for Christmas.

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