Eight molasses-coated Lemmon Drops to nibble on while waiting for former Lucas County treasurer Ray Kest to apologize to taxpayers:
Given its proximity to the Ohio Turnpike, the motel at the corner of Reynolds Road and Heatherdowns Boulevard has cost Toledo untold first impression points.
One can only hope that building a Rite Aid pharmacy on the site, as is planned, won t spark another drug-store construction frenzy, circa 1999.
In a Dec. 6 article, Toledo Mayor Jack Ford indicated that there s little he can do to motivate Southwyck s owner to improve the mall other than be an irritant and to jawbone.
That strategy was pretty effective in dealing with the Budget Inn s owner, wasn t it?
(If you don t commence with some intense jawboning soon, Mr. Ford, it s going to be too late. Loyal reader Howard reports two longtime Southwyck tenants, J.B. Robinson Jewelers and Things Remembered, closed in late December.)
Although he was talking about Toledo receiving a one-time dividend of nearly $272,000 from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, thus preserving the city s weekly unlimited garbage collection for another year, Mr. Ford has exhibited a worry about 2006 in 2006 mentality throughout his first three years in office.
Be it building momentum for the Marina District, saving Southwyck, or scheduling uni-gov summits three key components to his legacy Mr. Ford has failed to excite the masses about Toledo s future.
She sees it as economic-revitalization tool and, therefore, is leading an effort to put a statewide gambling initiative on the November ballot.
While each mayor is expected to face a tough re-election bid, they are taking different paths to Nov. 8.
By embracing casino gambling in Ohio, Ms. Campbell is playing offense. Mr. Ford prefers defense.
It joins 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003.