Washington Local Schools due to get overdue $500,000 held by Toledo

Washington Local Schools soon will receive more than $500,000 that was collected over the past seven years on its behalf by the city of Toledo but never transferred to the school system, Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez said.

Ms. Lopez said after taking office she learned the school district had approved a 100 percent tax abatement Dec. 11, 2000, for what was then DaimlerChrysler Corp.

3rd-graders aimed to hurt teacher

WAYCROSS, Ga. - A group of third-graders plotted to attack their teacher, bringing a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items for the job and assigning children tasks including covering the windows and cleaning up afterward, police said Tuesday.

Congress grills oil execs on high prices

WASHINGTON - Top executives of the five biggest U.S. oil companies were pressed Tuesday to explain the soaring fuel prices amid huge industry profits and why they weren't investing more to develop renewable energy source such as wind and solar.

Bellevue man facing charges for having sex with a table

BELLEVUE -- Police say a man in Bellevue was caught on tape having sex with a picnic table.

Jobs scarce in area in 2007, data show; unemployment rate averaged 6.4%

For former auto worker Jerry Brockway, the trail of temporary jobs has stretched from Toledo to Romulus, Mich.

Fleeing shoplifter forgets son


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A shoplifter looking to make a quick getaway from a Dutch supermarket after stealing a packet of meat left police a crucial piece of evidence -- his 12-year-old son.

In his haste the 45-year-old thief made a solo dash to his car, batting away a supermarket worker who had flung himself on the vehicles' bonnet in a bid to stop the escape.

Police chase stolen doughnut truck

It sounds like a scene out of "Wayne's World" or "Tommy Boy," but police chased a doughnut delivery truck across Benton and Tama counties Thursday at speeds of up to 100 mph after the vehicle was reported stolen in Rock Island, Ill.

Twin beds may benefit marriages

LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- British sleep researchers say the secret of a happy marriage may be separate beds -- or even separate bedrooms.

The Sleep Council reports that when couples share a bed both may be woken about six times during the night by their partners, The Times of London said. The problem is worse if one or both snores or has restless leg syndrome.

A corn flake shaped like Illinois auctions for $1,350 on EBay

A corn flake shaped like Illinois auctions for $1,350 on EBay

llinois is now a museum piece.

A trivia-company owner from Austin, Texas, purchased the flake on EBay Friday night from two sisters in Virginia for $1,350.

Monty Kerr owns He plans to put the flake in a traveling museum along with other items of Americana.

Toledo's tax intake falls short of budget City still enters 2008 process with surplus

toledo collected less income tax revenue in 2007 than expected and ran over budget on overtime costs, but the city still finished the year with a slight surplus that is now earmarked to help balance the new budget.

The city had expected to collect $173.96 million in income taxes from withholdings, individuals, and businesses during 2007.

City finds $1.1M for beefing up budget


The cash-strapped City of Toledo found more than $1.1 million to help revise and alleviate cuts in the 2008 general operating fund budget, which was presented four months ago and must be passed within 11 days....................

1 in 4 US teenage girls have had a sexually-transmitted disease


CHICAGO (AFP) - One in four teenage girls in the United Sates has been infected with at least one sexually transmitted disease, according to a study released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

$100 to change oil in cop car?

i heard on the radio that to change a cop car's oil it costs the taxpayers $100 per car???? how can this be?

got gas?

can anyone explain to me how the gas prices work? i get so darned irritated when i hear on the radio the price per barrel is x amount, and if it went up i need to immediately head to the gas station, but if it goes down many times the price does not go down much if it all. i have really cut back on driving, and only go out when necessary, so i am conserving, but it still hurts to fill up.

City Council Turns on Mayor

After stonewalling a civil rights investigation for 10 months, the Finkbeiner Administration has decided to have Toledoans pay $360 an hour for outside legal counsel as the discrimination case heads to federal court.
A fee contract provided by the city’s law department to The Journal, at the ...



Great definitions of city leadership in the Midwest Urban Newspaper this week a must read. I WONDER WHO HES TALKING ABOUT?

Who is one the A-Team?

We keep hearing about A-Team and B-Team Democrats in Toledo. Who exactly are on the A-Team and the B-Team? What makes the teams tick? Are they playing to the unions, the the Blade, or to the Boogieman?

One month and still no word

It has been one month since the Lima Gestapo burst into a home with guns blazing, shot a woman dead and wounded her child. The Lima SWAT/police turned it over to the state and then the FBI stepped in. NOTHING has been heard of since. You can bet your ass that if anything had happened to exonerate the cops, it would have been released by now. What the hell is going on regarding this incident?

Ohio health dept to spend $60,000 to study tobacco habits of gay teens

I have to wonder WHY? I assume they smoke for the same reasons non-gays smoke (only perhaps more so, since they deal with intolerance more than most do) - stress, calming effect, pleasure, etc. To spend a crazy amount of money on something like this for to get obvious results is aburd. One big step would be to be more tolerant & understanding of gays.

ACLU: Sex in restroom stalls is private

I saw this article on my homepage, and was amazed. i usually don't support anything the ACLU stands for, but this one is just CRAZY!

ACLU: Sex in restroom stalls is private

ST. PAUL, Minn. - In an effort to help Sen. Larry Craig, the American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that people who have sex in public bathrooms have an expectation of privacy.

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