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Obama Makes History

Barack Obama made history Tuesday night when he became the first African-American in U.S. history to clinch a major party's presidential nomination.

Designers add trees, ivy, bushes to facade of new Toledo arena

Final drawings for the arena under construction in downtown, to be unveiled today by the Lucas County commissioners, show a green side - literally.

The designs include not only environmentally friendly construction with efficient heating and cooling systems, but also a lobby packed with trees and bushes as well as an ivy-covered glass "Green Wall" greeting visitors at its south entrance.

Local company recognized nationally!! Nothing mentioned here in town...


Anybody every watch crazy investment guru Jim Cramer on CNBC's Mad Money??

Texas Public School Allows CAIR To Declare Allah One True God To Students

A texas elementary principal allowed CAIR to indoctrinate students at a public school. Also, the school did not inform parents that CAIR would be at the ceremony. CAIR declared that Allah is the one true god, went over the five pillars of Islam, and how to dress and pray to Allah. Even liberals like Dick Schumer and Harry Reid are outraged, even acknowledging that CAIR has terrorists ties.

First Solar CEO cashes half his stock in $257 million deal

First Solar Inc.'s second-largest shareholder sold half his shares, a signal that the world's biggest solar company may soon fizzle.

Mow your lawn... or risk jail time in Canton, Ohio


CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Homeowners who don't mow their grass in the northeast Ohio city of Canton now face stiffer penalties — including possible jail time.

The city council unanimously passed a law Monday that makes a second high-grass violation a fourth-degree misdemeanor carrying a fine of up to $250 and as many as 30 days in jail.

GM Announces Plant Closures; Possible Sale of Hummer Brand

General Motors Chief Executive Richard Wagoner told investors Tuesday that the automotive giant will close down four truck and SUV factories in North America, increase production of fuel-efficient cars, and the possible sale of its Hummer unit.

The announcements come as GM (GM: 17.44, +0.34, +1.98%) and the American consumer deal with the reality of $130 a barrel oil and $4 gas.

Finkbeiner shuffles legal execs; 'lateral move' is mutual, spokesman says

The Toledo law director and the No. 2 lawyer for the city had their jobs switched yesterday by the Finkbeiner administration - which insisted the shuffle was a "lateral move."

John Madigan - who in January, 2006, was named acting law director and installed permanently in the post at the end of that year - is now general counsel for the city.

What's in a name?

Nobody is probably interested in this, but the FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) is trying to change its name to the Republic of Macedonia. Well, who cares? Greece, that's who. And they have good reasons to object.

White House report backs climate change warnings

President Bush's top science advisors issued a comprehensive report Thursday that for the first time endorses what most scientific experts have long asserted: that greenhouse gases from fossil fuel combustion "are very likely the single largest cause" of

Does Ben seriously not have anything better to worry about?

Another post says that 16% of lucas county people are on food stamps, and Ben Konof is seriously worrying about THIS??:

"Lucas County mulls policy on sweatshop apparel
Commissioners support restrictions on clothing purchased for prisoners"

China’s Cyber-Militia


Computer hackers in China, including those working on behalf of the Chinese government and military, have penetrated deeply into the information systems of U.S.

16% of Lucas County on food stamps

Sixteen percent of Lucas County are getting food stamps. The unemployment rate in Toledo is nearly 8%.

"A person living in Toledo and supporting one child would have to make at least $12.89 per hour to meet their basic expenses, according to the Living Wage Calculator, an online tool developed by a Penn State University professor that calculates living costs for various areas.

This Week On The Toledo View

Read the hot editorial on the Citizens View...


And on the Anonymous View...

Also Interviews with:

Mark Sobczak, Toledo City Council President

Talks about his job as City Council President, the next Mayoral election, as well as several lawsuits that are currently pending against the city of Toledo.

Ohio attempts Castle Doctrine just in time

While reading the local online, I read a story concerning Ohio's attempt at Castle Doctrine.

Judge sides with carry-outs

A federal judge yesterday sided with a group of
carry-out owners and ruled that the city of Toledo cannot begin
enforcing its new convenience store licensing law.


Rick Warren to join Tony Blair's faith foundation

This is good . Religions need to interact to
understand each other. They have young people getting together
too. Warren will take some heat for this, but it needs to
happen in today's world.

Lima drug dealer gets seven years

The drug dealer whose girl friend was killed by the SWAT agent during the botched Lima raid was sentenced to seven years in prison. Sgt. Joseph Chavalia, the shooter, goes on trial for a misdemeanor next month. Anybody wanna bet that, if convicted, he will serve less time than the drug dealer? War on Drugs, indeed!

2 Lagrange 4th graders arrested over gun


Two fourth-grade students at Lagrange Elementary
School were arrested yesterday for having a gun in school and
threatening other students, police said.


Carty says Brian McMahon's allegations are nothing but "B period S period"

"Just sign a piece of paper that has falsely been alleged to be languishing on my desk for two years - that was, and is, unadulterated B-period, S-period, - and thousands of jobs will come our way." Carty said yesterday in the Blade.

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