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While gas prices rise and many Toledoans are suffering, Bush stammers around like the village idiot.

Follow the link to watch the video - the guy can't even speak in complete sentences, it’s scary that this guy is leading the free world. Though in fairness the world has pretty much written him off as the village idiot that he is.

While gas prices rise and many Toledoans are suffering, Kaptur talks about North American Union

While gas prices rise, Kaptur talks about how Bush lied to the Pope

McCain Offers Details of His Health Plan

TAMPA — Senator John McCain, detailing his plan to solve the nation’s health care crisis, called Tuesday for federal intervention with the states to assure coverage for people who have been denied insurance.

Smoke gets in your eyes -- Ohio lawmakers want to close down anti-smoking agency

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House wants to shut down agency that has sued the state to keep its anti-smoking program going. more from the AP story and link to Blade's Sunday story on cost to enforce the ban

I'll be blowing smoke rings soon -- VERY SOON.

Troy Neff Show Exclusive: Joanne Wack

The Director of the Lucas County Republican Party joins Troy to talk about her recent controversy and has some interesting things to say about Mr. Stainbrook, "my issue happened a long time ago, it was 20 years ago, that's almost as old as his girlfriend."

Joanne Wack

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Troy Neff Show: George Sarantou, Mike Craig, Betty Shultz, and Mayor Finkbeiner

The Troy Neff Show continues to be the only place where the news makers come. Mayor Finkbeiner says he wishes that every person in Toledo would listen to the show. Toledo politicians talk Erie Street Market and much more......

George Sarantou

Toledo Council to weigh $4.2M Tetra Tech deal

A proposed $4.2 million deal to sell Toledo-owned property along Swan Creek downtown for an eventual river walk development could face tough scrutiny today from some councilmen who think the city might shoulder too much risk.

Stimulus checks won't create big spenders; Toledo-area taxpayers cite need to pay bills

If the federal government hoped that hundreds of dollars in tax rebates will nurse the ailing economy back to health, there may be a problem.

Several area residents said yesterday - the first day that economic stimulus checks were to begin showing up in American's bank accounts - that they likely wouldn't use the money to make new purchases.

Toledo 'Blade' Editor's Help To Mayor Questioned

I happened to come across this article at Editor and Publisher tonight. Ok it is 20 days old, but still, it is interesting to say the least.

NEW YORK Did Dave Murray of The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, cross an ethical line when he agreed to review a presentation the mayor was preparing for an international competition?

Toledo Blade Reach Dropping

The Toledo Blade was a part of a report by Scarborough Research titled: 2008 Newspaper Audience Rating Report as noted in Editor and Publisher today. It looked at the reach of a newspaper in a particular market through its Web site and print. The Toledo Blade print reach decreased 5% from the year before (from 58% to 53%).

Efforts prop up sagging 'jewel' in Toledo's Polish district

In the best theatrical tradition, the shows will go on - even if the theater's facade threatens to crash into the street at any moment.

But it'll take more than a weak wall to keep the Ohio Theatre's trustees from closing the curtains one last time.

"We are staying open," declares Michael Nelson, president of The Ohio Theatre Inc.

Rick Stager To Be Oregons New Permanent Police Chief

A few weeks ago Rick Stager announced at Oregons Annual Police Awards Banguet that he was accepting Mayor Browns offer to become the permanent acting Police Chief. After speaking with almost (NOT all but most) all of the members of Oregons Police Department everyone I spoke is very supportive in this decision.

McCain now knows "We're Strong for Toledo"?

From the Wall Street Journal. Ok who taught McCain and Carly Fiorina? Fess up.
The campaign trail is perhaps a more spontaneous environment than Ms. Fiorina's executive past. Wednesday in Kentucky, she climbed aboard the "Straight Talk Express," and Sen. McCain quickly summoned her to sing "We're Strong for Toledo," a century-old song he had learned the night before.

Man Robbed During a Time of Grief

On 13abc:
WTVG -- He had just lost his brother at Hospice of Northwest Ohio along Detroit Avenue when his car gets broken into.

This weekend a man was robbed during a time of grief. He had just lost his brother at Hospice of Northwest Ohio along Detroit Avenue. While there, his car was broken into.

The Toledo View - This Week

This week on the Toledo View:

Judge Tim Kuhlman talks about crime in Toledo, Stryker Corrections Center, racism within the justice system, and so much more!

Also controversial editorials entitled:

"Toledo, A City With a Lust For Titles and Accolades"

"Why I Hate Black People"

"God Damn America, The Truth"

"The Media Is Full Of Dirty Tricks"

Global Food Crisis? It's the corporations fault

From the "scratching your head" desk, in the Philadelphia Enquirer:
The global food system feeds gluttonous corporations first

Complete list of things caused by Global Warming


Everything from Acne to the death of 'Nessie', to witch burning -

This is solar activity people. Going green is a good thing and we should be doing this all along, as we are the ones given the task of being caretakers for this planet.

Downtown falls short of expectations

Opinions on what downtown Toledo needs have been as bountiful through the years as vacant storefronts are today.

For Jessica Bosworth, a 23-year-old college-educated professional, downtown worker, and apartment dweller, the answer is simple: grocery stores.

Soldier Sues Army, Saying His Atheism Led to Threats

FORT RILEY, Kan. — When Specialist Jeremy Hall held a meeting last July for atheists and freethinkers at Camp Speicher in Iraq, he was excited, he said, to see an officer attending.

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