Five super-size Lemmon Drops:
If I'm wrong, and he or she has been to Toledo, then Wyndham might want to consider giving random drug tests to employees in that department. It's obvious the writer's observational skills were impaired on the visit here.
While I consider Wyndham's 14-story hotel to be one of downtown's jewels, the description on the Web site is sure to generate a chuckle.
"On the shore of the Maumee River, the Wyndham Toledo hotel is an oasis of tranquility in the center of Toledo's bustling downtown."
Given that a river flows through it, one might assume that Toledo's downtown is bustling. After all, numerous cities Chicago, St. Louis, and San Antonio come to mind proudly link their identities to rivers. Toledo, however, isn't one of them. (In Toledo, the river is central to the provincialism that stifles progress in the region.)
I'm willing to give Wyndham's writer a wink and a nod for the supposed assumption, but what's travelocity.com's excuse? Below is how the popular travel Web site describes a different hotel.
"The Radisson ... sits a block from the waterfront in the heart of bustling downtown Toledo."
There's that word again.
I don't know whether travelocity.com "borrowed" an adjective from wyndham.com or if it was just a coincidence, but the last time "bustling" accurately described downtown Toledo was during Tiedtke's heyday. The department store closed 32 years ago.
Toledo Mayor Jack Ford and Toledo City Councilman Rob Ludeman are intent on reminding voters of former mayor Carty Finkbeiner's "Bad Carty" persona. My guess is that they will be successful in drawing "Bad Carty" out of his shell.
Here's what I find interesting: Although they seem to have similar strategies against the former two-term mayor, Mr. Ford and Mr. Ludeman have been sharply critical of each other for their lack of leadership regarding Southwyck Shopping Center. Somebody should tell them how silly they look pointing fingers at each other for Southwyck's troubles. Both have failed miserably.
That was from Tuesday's on-line edition of The Evansville (Ind.) Courier.
Having grown up 50 miles from Evansville, I can vouch for the casino's positive standing in the community. It has been open for more than nine years.