Ohio

Latta Announces 2010 Congressional Art Competition

BOWLING GREEN- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) is proud to announce the 2010 Congressional Art Competition for Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District. The competition is open to all high school students who reside in the Fifth Congressional District.

“The Congressional Art Competition is an excellent chance for high school students across our great nation to showcase their artistic ability, and I look forward to seeing the great artistic talent students in the Fifth District possess,” Latta said in today’s announcement.

Brunner seeks intervention in Stainbrook case to fill seat on county elections board

As promised, Jennifer Brunner, the Ohio Secretary of State, moved to intervene in the Lucas County litigation over political power in the Republican Party — except she was too late.
Ms. Brunner on Thursday asked to be part of the Lucas County Common Pleas Court case only to solve one problem — to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Lucas County Board of Elections.

Judge Charles Doneghy on Friday overruled the motion, saying he had already terminated the case. The case ended when he denied a preliminary injunction sought by Lucas County Republican Chairman Jon Stainbrook on Thursday.

LATTA FOR CONGRESS LAUNCHES UPDATED WEBSITE

BOWLING GREEN- The Latta for Congress campaign is proud to announce its updated website http://lattaforcongress.com.

The new website features:

-Email update subscription
-Secure online donation
-Social media outlet links
-Volunteer opportunities
-Welcome message from Congressman Latta

House GOP to Attorney General: Challenge the Federal Health Care Proposal

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Republican members today issued the attached letter to Attorney General Richard Cordray urging him to join their caucus in an effort to challenge the federal health care legislation that is currently being discussed in Washington D.C.

“As more details emerge from the compromises that are being brokered behind-the- scenes, I grow more concerned for the state of Ohio and the hardworking tax payers of our state,” State Representative Matt Huffman (R-Lima) said.

Bunch of Rankings - Toledo and Lucas County rank low

There have been a bunch of rankings recently and Toledo did not fair too well. Here is the rundown:

Gallup ranks Toledo as one of the lower cities in well being in Ohio, and in the country.

Within Ohio itself, people in Cleveland and Akron rank their lives worse off than those in Columbus and Cincinnati, but much better than those in Canton, Toledo or Youngstown. Overall, Cleveland ranks 146th out of 185 American cities, with Akron 147th.

http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2010/02/work_stinks_but_life_is_lookin.html
Learn more at:
http://www.well-beingindex.com/

Carol Contrada files paperwork for commissioner

Sylvania Township Trustee Carol Contrada filed petitions today as a Democratic candidate for Lucas County Commissioner.

Mrs. Contrada cited three reasons for her decision:

Will blacks destroy Franklin Park?

Will blacks destroy Franklin Park?

Scuffles at Westfield Franklin Park Mall result in arrest of 6 teenagers

Toledo police arrested at least six teenagers Saturday night at Westfield Franklin Park after responding to reports of fights erupting throughout the mall.

Voinovich: The REAL Inconvenient Truth

Latest newsletter from Senator Voinovich:
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Currently, the U.S. Debt is estimated at: $12,264,478,112,700

Your share of today's public debt is: $39,934

Spearheading Debt Reduction Task Force Legislation

Congressman Kucinich ... Focus on the Economy

Even Kaptur doubts train line

Even Marcy Kaptur wonders why bother with the train route Ohio just received. Kaptur comments to the Plain Dealer:
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"Why are we bothering with something that's low-tech?" asked congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Democrat of Toledo, in an interview with The Plain Dealer.

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2010/02/ohioans_wonder_whether_n...

Of course Marcy wants to spend more money to have a bullet train, but still, her lack of enthusiasm is noted.

Ohio Supreme Court rules against Toledo Public Schools and Lucas County in Michaelmas Manor valuation

Toledo Public Schools and Lucas County appear to wanted to try to dismiss a request to lower property values of Michaelmas Manor by 1 million on a technicality. Ohio Supreme Court says not so fast.
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American Red Cross Rolls Out the Red Carpet

OSCAR Night will take place on Sunday, March 7 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts. This is the seventh year for the event, which consistently attracts close to 500 attendees.

Will you pay the new entertainment fee

Gladly, Toledo needs the money
29% (12 votes)
No, I will travel outside of Toledo so I don't have to pay the fee
71% (29 votes)
Total votes: 41

Ohio Auditor findings on the Toledo Public Schools embezzlement and snooping scandal

If you were like me and a bit frustrated on people talking about the 2k pages, but not seeing it yourself, here it is. No need to download all 2000 pages (unless you want to; better have highspeed internet; it is 113 MB).

Bob Latta: Courthouse Conferences in Lucas and Wood Counties

BOWLING GREEN- Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will hold media availabilities on Monday, February 1st before his Courthouse Conferences in Lucas and Wood Counties.

The Courthouse Conferences will provide constituents with an opportunity to sit down with Congressman Latta one on one to discuss issues that are important to them, their families, and communities. Congressman Latta’s district staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework or issues regarding Federal government agencies.

LUCAS COUNTY

9:15 to 9:30 A.M.

Village of Waterville Municipal Office

You hear all of the talk about the need to re-brand Toledo. What do you think? Is the solution to Toledo's problems branding?

Yes
23% (8 votes)
No
77% (27 votes)
Total votes: 35

Ohio gets our money back for a train service, let's all celebrate

Woo Woo Woo. I can't wait to pay more taxes to support a service that will not directly support Toledo. Looks like a future drain of our money...but hey we call can spread our wealth around right?
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is getting about $400 million in federal stimulus money to restore passenger train service among its major cities.

Gov. Ted Strickland said Wednesday that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called him about the grant. Ohio is planning a 79-mph, startup train service connecting Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.

Congressman Bob Latta gets most of his money from outside the district political action committees

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cycle=2010&cid=N00...
Totals
Sector Total PACs Indivs
Agribusiness $27,436 $25,446 $1,990
Communications/Electronics $12,500 $11,000 $1,500
Construction $4,000 $4,000 $0
Defense $0 $0 $0
Energy & Natural Resources $14,500 $12,000 $2,500
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $23,150 $19,000 $4,150
Health $6,000 $3,500 $2,500
Lawyers & Lobbyists $3,250 $500 $2,750
Transportation $21,000 $21,000 $0
Misc Business $16,050 $9,000 $7,050
Labor $3,000 $3,000 $0
Ideological/Single-Issue $6,000 $6,000 $0

Representative Terry Boose Reacts to Governor’s State of the State

Governor gives lip service to job creation but has no plan to reform Ohio’s Government or support job creation.

Columbus – Following Governor Strickland’s State of the State address, Representative Terry Boose (R-Norwalk) delivered the following remarks:

Kasich Rebuttal to Strickland

This is John Kasich's response to Governor Strickland's State of the State Address:

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