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.
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
Where: Toledo City Council Chambers
Wow this is great Bell won't put his name on City signs. Now that is a positive change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Article published December 30, 2009
UAW PALS SHOCKED, ANGERED
Gerken draws fire for lease of foreign-nameplate car
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.
The end of an error
Written by Brian Wilson | | firstname.lastname@example.org
By the time you’re reading this, it will be almost over: Four long, hard, grueling years of national embarrassment, local incompetence and stunted economic growth, all the result of what history may accurately record as Toledo’s Greatest Mistake, the election of Carl Finkbeiner.
What else could explain the (re-) election of a certifiable failure and nationally known joke-of-a-mayor whose sole accomplishment was as a “Trivial Pursuit” answer?
Mayor Elect Michael P. Bell will be sworn in to office on 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.
After the ceremony and reception the Mayor will attend the City Council’s organizational meeting.
Mr. Bell was elected Mayor with 52.3 percent of the vote total. He ran as an Independent in his first bid for elective office. Toledo’s former fire chief and former State Fire Marshal, he received his education in the Toledo Public Schools and the University of Toledo.
The Toledo Journal is reporting online that Carty insulted blacks, and one of his top aide's confrims this!
The Journal is reporting that Mayor Finkbeiner made insulting remarks about black men and probably about black women. Mayor Finkbeiner turned down a recommendation to hire a black man because he would be "crucified" if he had two minorities serving as co-directors of the city's Youth Commission.
Mayor-elect Michael P. Bell today announced his picks for Police Chief, Fire Chief, and Director of Public Service.
Mr. Bell confirmed that Chief Michael Navarre will continue to serve as Chief of Police Operations and Chief Mike Wolever will remain Chief of toledo Fire and Rescue. Both men are veterans of the Toledo safety services.
Chief Navarre joined the Toledo Police Department in 1977. He was appointed deputy chief in 1994 and was selected to succeed Gerald Galvin as Chief after a nationwide search for candidates in 1998.
At a candlelight vigil held Tuesday evening, people remembered Linda Hicks, who died Monday after being shot by Toledo police. Now, people are questioning whether the use of such force against the mentally ill woman was really necessary.
One has to wonder why Marcy complains about China owning a bunch of our debt when she 1. gets 3.5 billion to vote yes on cap-and-trade, 2. raises the debt limit to continue to finance out-of-control spending. But who ever said she made sense? Bob Latta does not support raising the cap, below is his reason.
WASHINGTON- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) made the following statement today after voting against H.R. 4314, a bill that increases the limit of public debt held by the United States to $12.3 trillion.
Toledo, Ohio. Keith Wilkowski, a leading local government lawyer and most recently Toledo mayoral candidate, has joined the law firm of Marshall & Melhorn, LLC, as a Member. Mr. Wilkowski will chair the firm’s newly established Advanced Energy and Green Initiatives Practice Group. The announcement was made by Thomas P. Killam, a Managing Member and Chair of the firm’s Business Department.
Mayor Elect Michael P. Bell will today meet with his full transition team and set to work on identifying a framework for evaluating and implementing his platform and achieving the goals he has set for his first 90-days in office.
The Team, which Bell appointed last Monday, is made up of representative from all parts of the community including business, labor, neighborhood organizations, education, clergy, social services and our regional neighbors.