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Trash-to-power plant proposed in Erie Twp.

Erie Township officials hope to replace the city's landfill with a "plasma arc gasified" power plant in the next two years.

SunCrest Energy LLC, a Michigan company, signed a host-community agreement with the township to operate the proposed 100-megawatt plant. The $500 million facility would create 140 jobs.

US Air Force calls for mission to combat global warming

"The US air force will this week call for the world's top scientists to come together in a 21st-century Apollo-style programme to develop greener fuels and tackle global warming. It wants universities, governments, companies and environmental groups to collaborate on a multibillion-dollar effort to work out greenhouse gas emissions of existing and future fuels.

America's Most Polluted Cities Revealed

Pittsburgh, America's "Steel City," snagged a second designation — albeit a negative one — this week when, for the first time, the American Lung Association designated it the most air-polluted U.S. city.

Why alcohol makes us do stupid things

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Why alcohol makes us do stupid things

A few glasses of alcohol - enough to reach the drink-drive limit - are enough to rob drinkers of their fears so they are more likely to take risks, concludes a brain scan study that provides a vivid insight into "Dutch courage."

Examples of the faces participants in the alcohol study were shown

Toledo City Council seeks review of development plan

Toledo City Council offered mostly cheery-eyed praise yesterday for officials from the California-based company looking to transform Swan Creek downtown into a $300 million mixed-use riverwalk development.

At the same time, some councilmen said the proposed agreement to sell city-owned land to Tetra Tech Inc. of Pasadena, Calif., needed more review.

Toledo hires private trash collectors in apparent 'sick-out'

The city of Toledo was forced to hire private trash haulers yesterday to help collect residents' garbage because of an apparent "sick-out" among refuse workers.

Twenty-three out of nearly 100 refuse collectors were out yesterday - one day after the city began distributing to some 10,000 households the 96-gallon containers for an automated trash-pickup pilot program.

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.
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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.

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