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  • Finkbeiner taking flak over Marines (Toledo mayor followup)

    02/10/2008 7:56:49 AM PST · by TomB · 30 replies · 360+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 2-10-08 | JC REINDL
    They were gone but not forgotten. A day after Mayor Carty Finkbeiner ordered 200 Marine Corps Reservists out of downtown Toledo, residents here and elsewhere expressed disappointment, disbelief, and even outrage. His last-minute call Friday resulted in the unit canceling its planned training exercises and returning to Grand Rapids, Mich. And by yesterday afternoon, the mayor's reaction had become a national news story picked up by Internet blogs along with the popular Web site, The Drudge Report. Media phone lines and e-mail boxes kept busy as keyboard-tapping critics sounded their opinions on what some have billed the "Carty vs. Marines"...
  • Mayor kicks Marines out of Toledo [Toledo joins Berzerkley]

    02/09/2008 10:59:58 PM PST · by Merlinator · 61 replies · 200+ views
    NBC 24.com Toledo ^ | Feb 9, 2008 | Darsha Philips
    Mayor kicks Marines out of Toledo 1-24th Marines were scheduled for weekend urban warfare training in downtown Toledo, when Carty gave them the boot By Darsha Philips Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2008 at 2:05 p.m. TOLEDO, OH -- Mayor Carty Finkbeiner on Friday ordered some 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines from Grand Rapids, Michigan, out of Toledo just before the unit was supposed to start a weekend of urban warfare training downtown. The mayor’s spokesperson, Brian Schwartz said, “the mayor asked them to leave because they frighten people. He did not want them practicing and drilling...
  • Mayor kicks Marines out of Toledo

    02/09/2008 12:17:48 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 49 replies · 288+ views
    NBC News Channel 24 Toledo Ohio ^ | February 9, 2008 | Darsha Philips
    Mayor kicks Marines out of Toledo 1-24th Marines were scheduled for weekend urban warfare training in downtown Toledo, when Carty gave them the boot By Darsha Philips Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2008 at 2:05 p.m. TOLEDO, OH -- Mayor Carty Finkbeiner on Friday ordered some 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines from Grand Rapids, Michigan, out of Toledo just before the unit was suppose to start a weekend of urban warfare training downtown. The mayor’s spokesperson Brian Schwartz said, “the mayor asked them to leave because they frighten people. He did not want them practicing and drilling...
  • Mayor to Marines: Leave downtown

    02/09/2008 8:52:12 AM PST · by FoundersRWatching · 33 replies · 98+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | 02/09/2008 | JC REINDL
    A company of Marine Corps Reservists received a cold send-off from downtown Toledo yesterday by order of Mayor Carty Finkbeiner. The 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., planned to spend their weekend engaged in urban patrol exercises on the streets of downtown as well as inside the mostly vacant Madison Building, 607 Madison Ave. Toledo police knew days in advance about their plans for a three-day exercise. Yet somehow the memo never made it to Mayor Finkbeiner, who ordered the Marines out yesterday afternoon just minutes before their buses were to arrive....
  • Toledo Mayor to Marines: Drop dead

    02/09/2008 8:00:26 AM PST · by coffee260 · 122 replies · 1,035+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/09/2008 | Roger Kimball
    OK, so 200 Marines stationed in Grand Rapids, Michigan, piled on to five buses and came to Toledo, Ohio, yesterday to practice some urban patrol exercises. The Toledo police knew about the request for the three-day exercise well in advance, but somehow Mayor Carty Finkbeiner didn’t see the memo requesting permission for the event. So when when the first bus arrives at 3:20 p.m. and Staff Sergeant Andre Davis steps off, he is greeted by a city employee and told that the mayor wanted him and his soldiers out of town by 6 p.m. “I wish,” Sgt Davis drily remarked,...
  • Mayor to Marines: Leave downtown - He says urban exercises scare people

    02/09/2008 5:54:38 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 183 replies · 846+ views
    Mayor to Marines: Leave downtown He says urban exercises scare people By JC REINDL BLADE STAFF WRITER A company of Marine Corps Reservists received a cold send-off from downtown Toledo yesterday by order of Mayor Carty Finkbeiner. The 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., planned to spend their weekend engaged in urban patrol exercises on the streets of downtown as well as inside the mostly vacant Madison Building, 607 Madison Ave. Toledo police knew days in advance about their plans for a three-day exercise. Yet somehow the memo never made it to...
  • A mosque in America's heartland

    09/06/2007 7:24:40 PM PDT · by Dubya · 19 replies · 724+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Sept. 6, 2007 | Jane Lampman
    Perrysburg, Ohio - From Interstate 75, the sight is striking: A gleaming white mosque with twin minarets in the classical Islamic style rises out of the Ohio countryside. A visit to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo during Friday prayers offers another remarkable scene. Inside the mosque's domed prayer hall, as light streams through stained-glass windows inscribed with attributes of God and verses from the Koran, men and women gather to pray alongside each other, with a low partition in between. In most mosques, women pray either behind the men, separated by a curtain or enclosure, or in another room....
  • Politicians "Embarrassed" With Strippers At Golf Outing

    07/03/2007 7:08:02 PM PDT · by Socratic · 38 replies · 1,804+ views
    My Fox Toledo ^ | 7-3-2007 | Michelle Zepeda
    TOLEDO -- A golf outing for politicians left some embarrassed after they found out strippers were handing out drinks at the event. Days after the annual event, members of the Lucas County Democratic Party are calling for John Irish to resign and to clear the party's name. One participant said he saw a woman flash a group of golfers. Others at the fundraiser for the Democratic fundraiser said they didn't see any inappropriate acts. "When the word got out that these girls are strippers, it gave the party a black eye," said Clerk of Courts Bernie Quilter. "Every elected official...
  • Toledo Blade: 'Special Squads of Police' Should Disarm Americans

    04/27/2007 9:22:47 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 262 replies · 6,296+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 4/27/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    Since the VT shootings in Blacksburg, Virginia, we have seen all manner of wild-eyed, anti-gunners come out of the woodwork to cynically use this crime as a chance to beat their gun grabbing drums. But, proposing that we send government Stormtroopers to smash down the doors of every home with a gun in it to confiscate their Constitutionally legal firearms is a step I haven't seen in a purportedly responsible newspaper. That is, until the Toledo Blade published a proposal for taking away our right to self-protection that included "Special squads of police" with unlimited powers to confiscate all guns....
  • 2nd UT football player arrested in just 2 weeks

    04/13/2007 9:48:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 594+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | April 13, 2007 | CHRISTINA HALL
    University of Toledo football player Richard Davis, toting a shotgun and a handgun, was looking to settle an ongoing dispute with a teammate yesterday when he tried to enter what he thought was his teammate’s house in southwest Toledo, police said. But the 21-year-old junior was greeted at gunpoint by Vincent Scott, an off-duty Lucas County sheriff’s deputy. “This could have ended so horribly,” Toledo police Capt. Ray Carroll said. “He could have killed somebody or been killed himself.” No one was hurt in the incident, but the suspect was charged with attempted aggravated burglary at the deputy’s home on...
  • Judge orders Toledo's mayor to let reporter into news conferences

    01/17/2007 9:43:25 AM PST · by flutters · 10 replies · 670+ views
    WSYX 6 News ^ | January 17, 2007
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A federal judge has told Toledo's mayor that a radio reporter who was barred from attending a news conference must be allowed into future news events. U-S District Judge James Carr ordered the mayor's office yesterday to notify W-S-P-D about upcoming news conferences. The station sued the city after one of its reporters who is also a talk show host was barred from a news conference last week. Mayor Carty Finkbeiner's office says it issued the ban because the reporter is not objective. A day later, Milliken and other station employees forced their way into a...
  • Man with a Bomb in a plane barricaded in a bathroom at Toledo Express Airport.

    01/12/2007 8:07:20 AM PST · by FoxPro · 106 replies · 5,107+ views
    Local news report.
  • (Toledo) 'Blade' Expects to Lose $5 Million in 2006 (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/29/2006 9:12:34 AM PST · by abb · 13 replies · 498+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Dec. 29, 2006 | Joe Strupp
    'Blade' Expects to Lose $5 Million in 2006 -- Lockout Could Go On 'Forever' By Joe Strupp Published: December 29, 2006 10:27 AM ET NEW YORK General Manager Joe Zerbey of The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, says 2006 is likely to end with his newspaper losing some $5 million for the year, claiming the paper must have wage and benefit concessions from union workers in order to make money down the line. "We hope that we can get a contract with our unions that enables us to make a profit," Zerbey said Friday about the paper's eight bargaining units, seven...
  • Kerry revives 2004 election allegations

    08/28/2006 7:12:54 PM PDT · by jdm · 40 replies · 1,914+ views
    AP & boston.com ^ | 8-28-06 | David Hammer
    WASHINGTON --Sen. John Kerry didn't contest the results at the time, but now that he's considering another run for the White House, he's alleging election improprieties by the Ohio Republican who oversaw the deciding vote in 2004. An e-mail will be sent to 100,000 Democratic donors Tuesday asking them to support U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland for governor of Ohio. The bulk of the e-mail criticizes Strickland's opponent, GOP Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, for his dual role in 2004 as President Bush's honorary Ohio campaign co-chairman and the state's top election official. "He used the power of his state office...
  • Tough time for Blade, employees (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/22/2006 1:51:16 PM PDT · by abb · 32 replies · 3,521+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | August 22, 2006 | Staff
    REGRETTABLY, The Blade today finds itself in a labor dispute with the people who traditionally have mattered most to the company: our employees and their families. We wish it were not so. We wish that it had not become necessary to utilize a management prerogative with an unfortunate sounding name - a lockout. So we believe it is instructive to explain for our readers, and indeed, for our own workers, why we are at this point. The simple truth is that The Blade is bleeding financially and cannot continue to operate indefinitely under such circumstances. The company would not be...
  • Five Fat Girls Sought ("flurry of chubby fists")

    08/22/2006 3:41:35 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 60 replies · 2,936+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | August 9, 2006 | TSG
    Five Fat Girls Sought Cops report "flurry of chubby fists" in Toledo milk heist AUGUST 9--Robbery is never funny. Except when it's described by Toledo police officers with a peculiar sense of humor. Early this morning, Scott Gibson, 44, was returning from the grocery store with a gallon of milk when, as he told cops, he was surrounded by "5 fat black girls" in the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken. As described by officers Patrick Sutherland and Kristi Eycke in the below Toledo Police Department incident report, one of the "hefty felons" asked Gibson to surrender his milk....
  • Peru's amazing shoeshine-boy president

    07/20/2006 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 618+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 20 July 2006 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Wanna read a great Horatio Alger story? Except that in Latin America, it’s a far more radical thing: President Alejandro Toledo, the outgoing president of Peru, a staunch, effective opponent of leftist Chavista populism, has decided to go back to being a shoeshine boy for charity, doing $100 shoeshines on behalf of the the shoeshiners pension fund. Toledo leaves office on July 28, and although he had plenty to be proud of as Peru’s first full-blooded Indian president, he was never ashamed of his humble roots ... Toledo was a wonderful president of Peru who openly challenged Venezuelan dictator Hugo...
  • TOLEDO-BASED F.L.O.C. AND TOLEDO STUDENTS 'MARCH OR JUSTICE' IMMIGRANT RIGHTS RALLY

    04/11/2006 7:59:49 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 21 replies · 903+ views
    Farm Labor Organizing Committee ^ | April 11, 2006 | Kimberlygg
    I have recently learned that the OHIO IMMIGRANTS NETWORK/ NETWORK OF IMMIGRANTS OF OHIO - RIO is planning this (source link referenced): On Wednesday, April 12, 2006, the Toledo-based, Labor Party affiliate, Farm Work Organizing Committee (FLOC) AFL/CIO, in conjunction with the Ohio Immigrant Network (RIO) and the STUDENTS of the schools of Toledo, will be holding “A STUDENT’S MARCH FOR JUSTICE AND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS RALLY” The march is set to begin at noon, at the corner of South Avenue & Broadway and will commence with a rally & music at Golden Rule Park, located adjacent to Toledo Public School’s...
  • Immigration rally planned in Toledo

    04/10/2006 4:54:05 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 20 replies · 923+ views
    AKRON BEACON JOURNAL ^ | APRIL 7, 2006 | Carl Chancellor and Colette M. Jenkins
    Immigration rally planned in Toledo By Carl Chancellor and Colette M. Jenkins Beacon Journal staff writers Ohio's protests over proposed changes to federal policies involving immigration rules have been relatively small compared to those in other states. But that could change next week when a rally in support of immigrants' rights is held at Toledo's Golden Rule Park. Beatriz Maya of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, a Toledo-based union representing more than 10,000 migrant farm workers mainly in Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina, said the noon rally is being dubbed March for Justice. Sister Rita Mary Harwood of the Catholic...
  • 3 charged in terror plot; local suspects planned attacks in Iraq, U.S. says

    04/02/2006 8:54:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies · 1,285+ views
    Toledo Blade.com ^ | February 22, 2006
    TOLEDO USED CAR DEALER INDICTED ON TERRORISM CHARGES/TOLEDO BLADE TOLEDO USED CAR DEALER INDICTED ON TERRORISM CHARGES, WASSIM MAZLOUM, OWNS TWO USED CAR LOTS IN TOLEDO, "CITY AUTO SALES & RAM AUTO SALES", HE AND 2 OTHERS WERE GOING TO ASSIST IRAQI TERRORISTS TO KILL US SOLDIERS. Mr. Amawi is a Jordanian citizen who was living in Toledo; Mr. El-Hindi was a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Jordan who was living in Toledo, and Mr. Mazloum is from Lebanon but a legal permanent resident of the United States. Their citizenship and religion — each is Muslim — again put the...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Ohio Terror Plot Suspect Denied Bail

    02/28/2006 3:55:02 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 285+ views
    Del Rio News-Herald ^ | February 28, 2006
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- A federal magistrate ordered a man with dual U.S.-Jordanian citizenship held without bail Tuesday on charges he plotted with two co-defendants to wage attacks against American and allied troops. Prosecutors argued that Mohammad Zaki Amawi should not be released because of the risk of harm to the community or the chance that he would flee the country. He has family in Jordan and regularly traveled overseas, prosecutors said. Amawi's attorney, Dennis Terez, said there was no threat that his client would flee and that Amawi's mother and brother living in Toledo had agreed to share their home...
  • The boys next door

    02/23/2006 11:45:56 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 1 replies · 847+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2006 | John Burtis
    When I was a kid, the boys next door were always building something--a soap box racer, an intricate box kite, a telescope or a sail boat. Joe and DB were marvels and were always tinkering with some gizmo, trying to put it together out of a million parts, and usually succeeded. The smaller kids in the neighborhood would watch for hours, fascinated, as the boys worked in their backyard.
  • Three charged in conspiracy against US troops

    02/21/2006 4:43:47 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 24 replies · 809+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/21/06
    Three charged in conspiracy against US troops Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:09 PM ET By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury in Ohio indicted three men with plotting to kill people overseas, including U.S. troops in Iraq, and one was charged with threatening President George W. Bush, court documents showed on Tuesday. The indictment said the three men -- Mohammad Zaki Amawi, 26, Marwan Othman el-Hindi, 42, and Wassim Mazloum, 24 -- were part of a conspiracy that began in November 2004. "It was part of the conspiracy that one or more conspirators would recruit others to...
  • Breaking News: San Diego Link to "Kind Hearts" Charity

    02/20/2006 10:54:07 PM PST · by CyberAnt · 56 replies · 2,678+ views
    FOX 6 TV Channel ^ | February 20, 2006 | Reporter: Tom Patton
    The local San Diego FOX-6 Channel has just broken the story tonight that the San Diego Chapter of "Kind Hearts" Charity has also had it's finances frozen for having links to terrorist organizations. Two of the 9/11 hijackers were living and taking flying lessons here in San Diego.
  • A Terrorism Raid in Puerto Rico Makes Waves in New York City

    02/13/2006 12:43:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 59 replies · 1,987+ views
    NY Sun ^ | February 13, 2006 | DANIELA GERSON
    An FBI sweep launched in Puerto Rico to prevent a "domestic terrorist attack" is eliciting widespread outrage on the island - and as far away as New York City - with critics accusing the agency of trying to use terrorism as a guise to turn public opinion against Puerto Rico's independence movement. The Friday morning raid on the U.S. commonwealth, which targeted five private homes and one business, was launched to prevent attacks from the Boricua Popular Army, the FBI said. The special agent in charge of the San Juan Division of the FBI, Luis Fraticelli, said the searches were...
  • South Toledo bridge honors WW II pair

    01/01/2006 8:43:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 217+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 1-1-05 | DAVID PATCH
    Sixty years ago during World War II, two soldiers from the Toledo area helped prevent Nazi troops from blowing up a bridge serving as a vital supply link between France and Germany. Now a bridge in South Toledo has been named after them. The Leonard/Drabik Veterans' Memorial Bridge, which carries South Avenue over Swan Creek, recognizes Lt. Gen. John W. Leonard, commander of the U.S. Army's Ninth Armored Division, and Sgt. Alexander A. Drabik, whose efforts resulted in the capture of the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine River at Remagen, Germany. General Leonard and Sergeant Drabik "richly deserve a permanent...
  • Unholy Toledo

    10/22/2005 10:23:42 PM PDT · by gpapa · 7 replies · 599+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Oct 23, 2005 | Doug Giles
    There was no shortage of stupidity in Toledo last week.   The morons were definitely out in full force with the inbred Virginian Snaggle-toothed Nazis taking on the Riotous Could-we-get-more-pathetic-if-we-tried Vandals in a full-fledged moron-match to see which group could look the most dim-witted and despicable.  I’m pretty certain both groups won (or lost) because both parties came out looking like complete idiots.
  • RIOT<BR> Caught in the clash

    10/19/2005 7:09:10 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 28 replies · 877+ views
    Toledo Free Press ^ | 10/19/2005 | Michael Brooks
    The October sun warmed the first anti-Nazi protesters who assembled in Manhattan Plaza; it might have lulled some into a false sense of complacency. That was not the case with Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre, who stopped and talked with everyone who gathered to oppose the National Socialist Movement. Speaking with an anti-racist skinhead, Navarre offered a friendly warning. "It's a beautiful day out today, isn't it?" he asked. "It's way too nice of a day to be sitting in a jail cell, so let's keep things legal." He warned the protesters that any deviation from the agreed boundaries of...
  • HOLY TOLEDO! GANG AND CRIME STATS HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE

    10/19/2005 5:41:50 AM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 28 replies · 1,422+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 10/19/2005 | Jim Kouri
    The recent gang riots in Toledo, Ohio has produced a renewed interest in the issue of street gangs and their criminal activities. Americans were shocked at news broadcasts showing gang members on the streets of Toledo looting, breaking into homes and torching buildings. The news media template for the rioting is that these thugs were anguished and enraged over a group of Neo-Nazis protesting on the streets considered the territory of gang members. But an honest view of news footage of the gang members rioting displayed an atmosphere of celebration and lawlessness rather than anguish. The violence broke out about...
  • ABC/AP LIE Continues, Bloggers are on it.

    10/17/2005 6:24:22 AM PDT · by rabair · 68 replies · 3,719+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 10-17-05 | Michelle Malkin
    WHAT HAPPENED IN TOLEDO? By Michelle Malkin · October 17, 2005 05:05 AM It was ugly in Toledo, Ohio, this weekend--and if you watched any of the cable news coverage or glanced at the national MSM headlines, as I did, you probably are still wondering what really went down.
  • Neighbors: Neo-Nazis Had No Right to March - Mayor Disagrees (Miers-free thread)

    10/16/2005 6:34:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies · 1,536+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/16/05 | JOHN SEEWER
    Neighbors: Neo-Nazis Had No Right to March By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 10 minutes ago Lou Ratajski stands in front of his damaged club, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, in Toledo, Ohio. Jim and Lou's Sportsmans Club was damged during an outbreak of violence in response to a white supremacist march in a North Toledo neighbothood. The riot broke out Saturday when protesters confronted members of the National Socialist Movement who had gathered at a city park. Rioters threw baseball-sized rocks at police, vandalized vehicles and stores, and set fire to a neighborhood bar, authorities said. (AP Photo/Daniel...
  • Police: Ohio Riot Worse Than Expected

    10/16/2005 10:34:59 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 244 replies · 5,936+ views
    Leading the Charge (New Brisbane Australia) ^ | 16 October 2005 | John Seewer
    TOLEDO, Ohio - Police began receiving word midweek that gangs were going to descend on a neighborhood where a riot erupted over a planned march by a white supremacist group, but the resulting disturbance was worse than expected, the police chief said Sunday. Officers who work in the area reported that gang members were planning to turn out in force, and authorities made plans to handle any disturbances, Police Chief Mike Navarre said at a news conference Sunday morning. However, he added the protest lasted longer and was more intense than expected. Authorities want to determine why protesters turned their...
  • White Supremacists Riot in Toledo, Ohio (ABC & AP caught red-handed in a lie)

    10/16/2005 6:19:00 AM PDT · by Jonah Johansen · 230 replies · 13,228+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | October 16,2005 | JOHN SEEWER
    White Supremacists Riot in Toledo, Ohio By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press Writer (10 minutes ago)
  • Mayor Blames Gangs for Anti-Nazi Violence

    10/15/2005 3:25:34 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 54 replies · 1,584+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | October 15, 2005 | AP
    TOLEDO, Ohio - A crowd that gathered to protest a neo-Nazi march Saturday turned violent, throwing baseball-sized rocks at police, vandalizing vehicles and stores, and setting fire to a neighborhood bar, authorities said. Mayor Jack Ford blamed the rioting on gang members taking advantage of a volatile situation. He said he was declaring a state of emergency and setting an 8 p.m. curfew. He also ask the Highway Patrol for help. "It's exactly what they wanted," Ford said of the group that planned the march, which was called off because of the rioting. At least two dozen members of the...
  • Anti-Nazi crowd runs riot in Ohio

    10/15/2005 2:39:47 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 14 replies · 719+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 10/15/2005 | AP
    TOLEDO, Ohio - A crowd that gathered to protest a white supremacists march Saturday turned violent, throwing baseball-sized rocks at police, vandalizing vehicles and stores, and setting fire to a neighborhood bar, authorities said.
  • Violence at Ohio Neo-Nazi March

    10/15/2005 2:18:54 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 198 replies · 3,380+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 10-15-05 | Unknown
    TOLEDO, Ohio — A crowd that gathered to protest a white supremacists' march Saturday turned violent, throwing baseball-sized rocks at police and vandalizing vehicles. Six people were arrested and police, fire and media vehicles were damaged, Police Chief Mike Navarre said. At least two dozen members of the Roanoke, Va.-based National Socialist Movement (search), which calls itself "America's Nazi Party," gathered at a city park to march under police protection. Organizers said they were demonstrating against black gangs that were harassing white residents. The march was canceled, and the violence broke out about a quarter mile away from the park...
  • Violence at Ohio Neo-Nazi March (There was no rally, as the Neo-Nazis left)

    10/15/2005 1:27:34 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 12 replies · 584+ views
    Fox ^ | October 15th
    TOLEDO, Ohio — A crowd that gathered to protest a white supremacists' march Saturday turned violent, throwing baseball-sized rocks at police and vandalizing vehicles.
  • Nazi March Canceled When Police Disperse Rock-throwing Protesters (ongoing looting)

    10/15/2005 10:30:55 AM PDT · by sageb1 · 1,097 replies · 31,858+ views
    nbc24.com ^ | 10/15/2005 | N/A
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Police used tear gas to break up a rock-throwing crowd that had gathered to protest a planned march Saturday by the National Socialist Movement. At least two dozen members of a Roanoke, Va.-based group that calls itself "America's Nazi Party" had gathered at Wilson Park just before noon and were to march under police protection.
  • Neo-Nazis planning march in North Toledo

    10/06/2005 8:46:44 AM PDT · by BrynS728 · 30 replies · 1,924+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | 10/6/2005 | Christina Hall
    Members of a neo-Nazi group plan an Oct. 15 march through a North Toledo neighborhood to challenge two local black gangs there and to prevent the "victimization of whites by blacks," a spokesman for the group said yesterday. Members of the National Socialist Movement's Toledo-area unit are planning the march in response to crimes and threats allegedly committed against whites by the Dexter [Street] Boyz and Stickney 33 gangs, said Bill White, a national spokesman for the group and leader of its Roanoke, Va., unit. He said a few dozen members of what the movement claims is the largest socialist...
  • Toledo Man Fights Anti-Second Amendment Regulations in Toledo, Ohio

    06/20/2005 5:21:10 PM PDT · by basil · 20 replies · 771+ views
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | June 20, 2005 | Bruce A .Beatty
    To: 2ASisters.org Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 2:19 PM Subject: Illegal action in Toledo, Ohio re CCW Ban Greetings,     My name is Bruce A. Beatty, and although I am not yet a member of your fine organization, I will be soon.     I write to inform you of the current situation in Toledo regarding the city's illegal ban on concealed carry in public places.     After shall-issue CCW took effect on April 8, 2004, several cities, towns, and villages in Ohio proposed or enacted ordinances or policies prohibiting CCW in areas allowable by Ohio Revised Code.     These actions...
  • Major Drug Bust (18.5 kilograms seized)

    05/20/2005 1:48:45 PM PDT · by madison10 · 13 replies · 714+ views
    WSPD-AM- Radio ^ | May 20, 2005
    Major Drug Bust Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre says early Thursday morning, Armondo Palma-Loya and Rene Garcia-Torrez from Mexico were arrested along the 7400 block of Airport Hwy., after a drugs-for-money swap was made with undercover officers. The seizure netted 18.5 kilograms of heroin, with an estimated street value between 4-6 million dollars. Navarre says that was the result of a year-long investigation by local and federal agencies, and it's considered to be the largest ever drug bust in the Toledo area. John Sommer with the state's National Drug Control Policy Office, says it's also considered to be the largest...
  • Peru policewoman at center of sex scandal

    05/19/2005 6:55:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,455+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/19/05 | Rick Vecchio - AP
    LIMA, Peru (AP) - The latest scandal swirling around President Alejandro Toledo involves an attractive 23-year-old policewoman who posed on the cover of Peru's leading news magazine in a black sleeveless sweater and tight red jeans, with her midriff exposed and 9 mm pistol drawn. For months, rumors that police Lt. Lady Bardales was romantically involved with Toledo were strictly fodder for Peru's tabloid press, which dubbed her Lady "Bi" - an allusion to Britain's Princess Diana. But then last month, Bardales' brother, a policeman in the northern coastal city of Chiclayo, allegedly beat up a television news reporter who...
  • Heartland Politics Covers the OH-2 Special

    05/03/2005 9:29:07 AM PDT · by GoBucks2002 · 4 replies · 381+ views
    Heartland Politics ^ | 05.03.05 | Fritz Wenzel
    Fritz Wenzel's The Daily Notebook (updated daily; sometimes more often) Tuesday, May 3 CINCINNATI - With the swift confirmation last week of Congressman Rob Portman as President Bush's new U.S. Trade Representative, the race is officially on to grab hold of his seat in the U.S. House. And it has attracted quite a cast of characters. Perhaps the best known is Pat DeWine, the son of the U.S. Senator. He's widely disliked, for a number of different reasons, among them the fact that he just won a seat as a Hamilton County commissioner in November, and is now wanting to...
  • Big GOP donor is target of federal probe

    04/28/2005 4:19:04 AM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 14 replies · 980+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | April 28, 2005 | Mark Niquette and Jon Craig
    Federal authorities confirmed yesterday that they are investigating prominent Republican donor Thomas W. Noe, who was President Bush’s re-election chairman in northwestern Ohio and has given tens of thousands to GOP candidates. U.S. Attorney Gregory A. White in Cleveland said the investigation of Noe, of Maumee, is related to campaign contributions. He declined to elaborate. "We are publicly acknowledging there is an investigation," White said. "It is ongoing." He said the investigation has been proceeding "for several months" but that there’s no date for completing it. Sources said a federal search warrant of Noe’s River Road home was executed last...
  • Toledo Blade making big deal about Ohio's investment in rare coins

    04/08/2005 8:31:35 AM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 27 replies · 885+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | April 3, 2005 | Mike Wilkinson and James Drew
    Since 1998, Ohio has invested millions of dollars in the unregulated world of rare coins, buying nickels, dimes, and pennies. Controlling the money for the state? Prominent local Republican and coin dealer Tom Noe, whose firm made more than $1 million off the deal last year alone. The agreement to invest the money in rare coins is rare itself: The Blade could find no other instance of a state government investing in a rare coin fund. Neither the state nor Mr. Noe could provide one. "I don't think I'd be excited to invest in rare coins," Vermont Treasurer Mike Ablowich...
  • Peru president denies forgery scandal

    03/14/2005 9:08:36 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 304+ views
    bakersfield.com / AP ^ | March 14th, 2005 | The Associated Press
    LIMA, Peru (AP) - Responding to a growing scandal, Peru's president went on national television to deny that he and his family forged signatures to register his political party. President Alejandro Toledo appeared on Channel 5's Sunday night news program, Panorama, after a congressional commission delayed interviewing him about the alleged fraud. "In Peru Possible, no signature forging factory ever existed," Toledo said. "There is a factory of lies that seeks to distract the president from doing his job, but the people are disgusted by it and the president is sick of the dirty political game. "I'm not going to...
  • Christian Rock Band Sues Ohio School District That Banned Them From Playing at a Public High School

    02/17/2005 7:17:36 PM PST · by TheOtherOne · 22 replies · 629+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-02-17-05 2206EST
    Christian Rock Band Sues Ohio School District That Banned Them From Playing at a Public High School The Associated Press Published: Feb 17, 2005 TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A Christian rock band banned from playing at a public school assembly filed a federal lawsuit against the suburban Toledo district on Thursday, claiming discrimination and violation of their right to free speech. Rossford High School officials in December canceled the band Pawn's performance at an anti-drug assembly. Board members said they feared a lawsuit if they allowed a religious performance in a public school. School officials declined to comment Thursday on...
  • High Gas Prices Not Scaring Car Buyers

    02/06/2005 11:25:08 AM PST · by newgeezer · 11 replies · 663+ views
    WTOL-TV ^ | Saturday, February 5, 2005
    TOLEDO -- Consumers at the 2005 Toledo Auto Show are shopping for more than the latest vehicle trends. Locally, gasoline prices flirted with the $2.00 per gallon mark this week. How much higher would prices have to go before vehicle buyers shied away from hot selling SUV's and full-size pickup trucks? According to Perrysburg resident Heidi Decker, $2.50 to $2.75 per gallon. Decker checked out a large Toyota SUV reported to get 15 miles per gallon in the city and 19 miles per gallon on the highway. Fred and Sherry Clark didn't let high fuel prices stop them from buying...
  • auto worker employee goes "Postal"

    01/26/2005 8:23:14 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 20 replies · 1,019+ views
    Local Tv | Jan,26,2005 | myself
    I do not have a link as of yet. But it seems that a UAW type, went postal in the Jeep Plant in North Toledo OH. 3 shot not including shooter, 2 dead including the shooter. There is also a rumor of a bomb in the shooters coat. He was going to get "displined" for something, what it was they [the police] are not saying as of yet.