Drawings reveal arena design; public input sought on $85M project for downtown Toledo

Preliminary designs for Toledo’s new downtown sports arena boast an oval-shaped building with an entirely glass entryway facing the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Huron Street.

Lining the building along those same streets, the plan proposes a plaza with grass, hedges, and trees, which will provide a walking area for downtown visitors and arena patrons.

A recipe for national health: more Colin, less Rice

"Colin Powell, former secretary of state, isn't stalling when it comes to speaking his mind on closing down the naval base at Guantanamo Bay unlike his successor, Condeeleezza Rice who approaches Gitmo the way most of us approach doing our taxes.

Public invited to offer ideas on new arena

"Public invited to offer ideas on new arena
Lucas County commissioners are taking the downtown arena discussion back to the public, this time through a series of planned meetings to field suggestions for the arena's design.

May 27, 2007

May 25, 1:35 a.m.
Bungalow 8
515 W. 27th St., Manhattan

May 27, 2007 -- While Mayor Bloomberg tries to make the world safe

Nessie captured (on tape)

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Man Says He's Got a New Loch Ness Video
Thursday, 31-May-2007 5:10PM EDT Story from AP / BEN McCONVILLE

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Mmmm....Bacon....(drool)..."Son of Hogzilla" destroyed-sleep well tonight

Boy Bags Hog Said Bigger Than 'Hogzilla'
Friday, 25-May-2007 8:30PM EDT Story from AP / KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press Writer

Muslim surgeon trumpets need for religious harmony

"Dr. Amjad Hussain, professor emeritus of thoracic surgery at the former Medical College of Ohio and a Blade columnist, was a commencement speaker earlier this month at the University of Toledo

Congrats to the Toledo Young Republican Club

Odds & Sods:Womans life saved because she had a cigarette


Rolling Stone: Artist to Watch: We Are the Fury

There are plenty of "garage" bands on the scene, but few take the label as literally as the young men of Toledo, Ohio pop-punk out fit We Are The Fury. "We still live at home -- we make the rounds practicing in our parents' garages," confesses lead singer Jeremy Lublin, 24.

Read the rest, watch their video and listen to some home grown music at:

Meet Rick Berman, A.K.A. "Dr. Evil" - lobbies against nannys

Meet Rick Berman, A.K.A. "Dr. Evil"
Morley Safer Speaks To A Lobbyist Some People Love To Hate - April 8, 2007

CBS) Rick Berman takes a certain pride, even joy, in the nickname Dr. Evil. But the people who use it see nothing funny about it

Great Schools Website

What do you think about this resource? I tried with my zip code and the schools came right up.

Kind of interesting that only about half are public schools. I didn't know there were that many options in my area.

Lucas County bloggin

Welcome to the Lucas County Elected Officials' Blog

View thoughts posted directly by your officials, respond to comments and read profiles of the members of Lucas County government.

Should SwampBubbles have a directory page listing all members? - edited

Yes, I think this would be useful
68% (26 votes)
No, I don't see the need
26% (10 votes)
I would not use it anyway
5% (2 votes)
Total votes: 38
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