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Lucas County GOP failed to report 2008 in-kind donation

Jon Stainbrook and the party Treasurer James Damas failed to report a donation-in-kind in 08. Read more at the Toledo Free Press.

Prosecutors have been informed that an in-kind donation given to the Lucas County Republican Party was not reported in accordance with state campaign finance laws.

Blade circulation numbers drop by 10k

The Toledo Free Press is reporting that recent audit reports show the Blade dropped their circulation by 10,000. Will it end?
The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) reported a decrease in subscribers of The Blade in its Sept. 30 FAS-FAX report.

ABC reported a drop in The Blade’s Sunday circulation from 144,198 in September 2008 to 133,847 in September 2009.

Alexander tosses in the towel

The Toledo Free Press is reporting that the embattled director of the YMCA, Robert Alexander, is going to retire. Is he tired of the fight?
The YMCA of Greater Toledo announced Oct. 28 that President and CEO Robert Alexander plans to retire on July 31, 2010.

The YMCA’s Board of Trustees has appointed Lee Dunn, YMCA Trustee for Life, to lead a search committee that will work with staff from YMCA of the USA, the national resource office for YMCAs, to find Alexander’s successor, according to a news release.

Lindsay Webb Quarterly Report

Vote in the Primary for one Mayoral Candidate and six City Council At-Large Candidates … and


Proposed Charter Amendment

Section 26 – The Council

Issue 2 reduces number of politicians & bureaucrats, and puts you first.

As the election nears, I continue to ask you to vote YES on Issue 2 to ratify this Charter Amendment regarding the size of Council.

Change or more of the same?

Excerpts from Webb’s guest column regarding Issue 2 appeared in the June 11, 2009 edition of the Toledo Free Press, and updates:

Compass hires new president

From the Toledo Free Press:

The new president of a Lucas County alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility is looking to stretch dollars and maximize services through better coordination with other agencies.

GM workers’ auction supports 13-year-old cancer patient

From the Toledo Free Press:

Troy Winkelman recently found himself facing months of chemotherapy without a stable family health insurance plan because his father was laid off from General Motors.

Program increases child support funds, decreases prison population

From the Toledo Free Press:

James Taylor has six children, including a 3-year-old who has cerebral palsy. He pays child support for all of them — without a steady income because he hasn’t secured a job.

After a long history of selling drugs and finding himself in and out of prison, finding employment might have been impossible a few years ago. Failure to afford child support would have left him behind bars.

Prosecutor receives GOP signature evidence

From the Toledo Free Press:

Lucas County Board of Elections Director Linda Howe confirmed Aug. 6 that evidence regarding possible forgeries on local GOP documents have been delivered to the Lucas County Prosecutor.

Smoke on the Water 2009 - Updated

7/23 Update:
Smoke on the Water - Ribs for the Red Cross Entertainment Headlined By
Presidents of the United State of America and Chuck Wicks

Song of Toledo Winners, Mayoral Candidates Part of Event

The largest ribs event in northwest Ohio, the 2009 Columbia Gas Smoke on
the Water - Ribs for the Red Cross, proudly announces their full
entertainment schedule.

In addition to national headliners Presidents of the United States of
America and Chuck Wicks, Smoke on the Water features Toledo's Mayoral
candidates on Saturday afternoon starting at 3 p.m. Each candidate will

Tell the Toledo Free Press to keep their promises

The Toledo Free Press apparently has a plagiarism problem. The Toledo Blade highlights once such instance uncovered by a University of Toledo professor, Mary Linehan. Ms Linehan discovered some unattributed work in the Free Press and informed TFP's publisher and president Tom Pounds in a letter. The letter went unanswered by Mr Pounds, but instead found it's way into the hands of the author of the plagiarized work--Gregg Schwartz. What happened next, is beyong the pale.

live report - Fred and Mike at CoL meeting

This is the Children of Liberty meeting at the Sanger branch library. Fred Lefebre ( how do you spell that) spoke , now Michael Miller of the Toledo Free Press is up . These two are both funny, regardless if you agree with them or not. Miller looks younger than his FP photo.
Fred spoke of the media battles in Toledo. The newspaper , the tv stations, the radio, the weekly paper.

TFP follow up on Thurber-gate (2009)

Michael Miller closes the book on Thurber-gate 2009 with an interesting article in the Toledo Free Press.

Apparently there were two other instances of plagiarism by the author in question.

"Toledo Free Press paid for an audit of its content going back 24 months, checking a sampling of each contributor’s work. That investigation revealed two more instances — Dec. 21, 2007 and Dec. 19, 2008 — in which Thurber failed to cite a source. Those articles have been amended online."

"Extreme" misinformation

Local blogger Maggie Thurber recently wrote an article in the Toledo Free Press, and completely mischaracterized the findings of a Department of Homeland Security report on right-wing extremists.

More layoffs coming at the Blade?

The Newspaper Guild says something is going to happen. Read a little bit more about this at the Toledo Free Press.

Troy Neff Show: Breaking News from Michael Miller of the Toledo Free Press.

Troy gets a call from Michael Miller of the Toledo Free Press to address the suspension of associate vice president for Human Resources at the University of Toledo, Crystal Dixon. Crystal wrote an article in the Toledo Free Press “Gay rights and wrongs: another perspective” which lead to her suspension.

Who is right -- the Toledo Free Press or Judge Ray?

....Arguing that young Jobe

Positive negativity

WSPD's Brian Wilson has an OpEd piece in the Toledo Free Press called Positive Negitivity.

Stockholm in the rearview mirror

Interesting column from Mr. Miller at the Toledo Free Press:

It's not accurate or fair to use the geographical terms

My take on First Amendment Rights story

Wonder of wonders: the Toledo Free Press supports WSPD

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