Eight bite-size Lemmon Drops to nibble on while waiting for the first attack ad in the Ohio governor's race:
Larry Dillin is to disclose details of his redevelopment plan for Southwyck Shopping Center tomorrow. It's an ambitious project $150 million, to be completed in 2007 that would revive an area that seemingly was left for dead by the mall's out-of-state owners.
We found out the name on Thursday The Village at Southwyck. It will be a mix of retail stores, offices, and apartments.
Mr. Dillin used that same formula for Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Not that Toledo needs to be reminded, but Owens-Illinois is packing up and moving there.
Maybe the "new" Southwyck will be just as attractive to businesses looking to relocate.
We've gotten our hopes up before for a Southwyck revival, only to be disappointed. Thanks to the involvement of Mr. Dillin, a top-notch local developer, there's reason to be optimistic this time.
I'm just glad Mr. Dillin didn't get nostalgic and name it Esplanade at Southwyck.
Welcome to the club, Ben Konop.
His victory Tuesday in the Democratic primary for Lucas County commissioner was a real shocker.
Not that we should be surprised. He is a tireless campaigner, and this was a great example of hard work paying off.
I would have expected more from Mr. Kapszukiewicz, who was elected Lucas County treasurer in 2004. After all, he vowed to "dismantle the political machine" in the treasurer's office. Too bad he didn't expose the wrongdoing that was taking place when he was on council.
It gained proverb status for a reason, folks.
After the meltdown in November, when Lucas County was the last of Ohio's 88 counties to turn in final results to the Secretary of State's office, being No. 79 on Tuesday is a step albeit a small step toward restoring confidence in what you do.
"You still imagine yourself some sort of an elitist, the smartest guy in the room," he wrote. "You are wrong!"
As I told Terry, not once have I claimed to be the smartest guy in the room (I can't, in good conscience, because of my SAT scores), but if it were just the two of us in a room, I might be tempted.