It's time to pull back the curtain on the promise of the green jobs initiatives: It's just not happening. More >> I bet plenty of times you've cut your spending by a lot more than 3 percent. Well that's all the Congressional Super Committee was asked to do - trim 3 percent from a $44 trillion dollar spending budget over 10 years. And they couldn't agree on anything. More >> In case you haven't noticed, Northwest Ohio is the center for some significant capital investment. I'm talking about $1.5 billion dollars and thousands of jobs. This means construction jobs and permanent positions thereafter.More >> At any given time, there are about 16,000 children in Ohio with serious medical illnesses. Being seriously ill, and a kid, can make it hard to fit in. Well now there is a place they can go, and for a little while, just be kids. More >> Issue 2 has galvanized the unions and the democratic base in Ohio. They have combined with non-Ohio forces like the national education association to shape public perception of what is at stake.More >> Election day is next Tuesday November 8. Go vote. It takes about 5 minutes to cast your ballot. Counting transportation time, the entire process is what, maybe a half-hour? More >> The Occupy Wall Street crowd is a bit loony. From what I can see on TV, read in the paper, and saw first-hand this weekend in Milwaukee, they are an eclectic collection of misfits, malcontents and misanthropes.More >> Recently, the weather team of WTOL 11 was certified most accurate by the nation's only independent forecast research firm, WeatheRate.More >> The parents and families of young adults with special needs understand that everyday things take extra planning and effort.More >> This Sunday is The Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure. Our own Chrys Peterson will once again set the pace for the largest single charity event in Northwest Ohio. The weather looks promising, which is always a good thing. More >> Last Friday night The University of Toledo took center stage with a nationally televised football game against 4th ranked Boise State. More >> Each week WTOL 11 positions a Charlie's Dodge pick up outside the selected high school football game where we collect non-perishable food items.
Collecting garbage and recycling in Toledo is now being handled by a private enterprise. Despite the protests that muddied this process, it has been a smooth transition. More >> The Martin Luther King Jr. memorial is a testament to a visionary man who championed racial liberation before a reluctant nation.More >> This is the first Friday of the new high school football season.More >> All northern Ohio citizens are stakeholders in the Turnpike.More >> Panhandlers exist in every city I have visited. They are an unwelcome intrusion. More >> According to the president of the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority, Paul Toth, the departure of BAX was anticipated and planned for.More >> The US Senior Open is in town this week. This a rare and wonderful opportunity for Northwest Ohio to receive national and international exposure.More >> Ohio Governor John Kasich did the right thing when he vetoed House Bill 231. Among other things, this bill would have allowed manufacturers, farms and municipal water users to withdraw up to 5 million gallons per day from Lake Erie. More >> So far this year there have been more than 100 suspicious fires in Toledo. As a Toledo resident, this should light you up. More >> Education: It's a hot topic right now. What's wrong with it, what's right with it and what we should be doing to fix it. At United Way, we see education as the number one most pressing issue facing our community.More >> Ohio is bracing itself for a significant increase in drilling operations across the state. Much is yet unknown, because the EPA report on the topic is not due out until 2014.More >> Young men in some areas of Toledo have been shooting each other at an alarming rate this summer. Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre decided enough of the insanity. He assigned about 15 tough and experienced officers to a special duty. More >> Selling or leasing the Ohio Turnpike is a hot topic, but the issue is too complex to race to a decision.More >> While we continue working through an unsettling economy, I am confident in making one statement of certainty: the face of the northwest Ohio region will be much different in the next 24 to 36 months. And by different, I mean positive, growing and exciting.More >> This weekend we'll get together to celebrate our independence, but for our brave men and women in uniform, and for their loved ones here at home, the fight for America's future goes on.More >> It's time for the annual WTOL 11 Give Autism the Boot! awareness and fundraising campaign. For the children and families dealing with Autism, this campaign is significant and life changing.More >> The Ohio House and Senate passed the bill. It's now going to the governor.More >> The NCAA has no choice but to dig deep and come down hard.More >> Several of the top people from Penn Gaming were in town this week. They stopped by WTOL 11 to update us on the casino, and the good news is the casino is right on track to open next year as planned.More >> Jim Tressel is gone. It seems strange that he lost one of the best coaching positions in America because of trinkets and tattoos. More >> The Imagination Station has an incredible new exhibit. It's called Bodies Revealed. And that is just what it does.More >> Wednesday was a pretty tough day in northwest Ohio. And WTOL 11's concern for your safety led us to preempt Oprah's final episode for severe weather coverage.More >> Each of these graduating high school seniors featured is a Valedictorian. They were recognized, at The Imagination Station,in the WTOL 11 and the Ohio Lottery Best of the Class program. More >> I suppose most of you are just as tired as I am of Ohio losing jobs to other regions and statesMore >> Anyone seeking a job can also post a resume. Best of all, it's free.More >> There is only one place to point the finger of blame…and it's at irresponsible people. I won't dignify them by calling them dog owners.More >> Ohio Governor John Kasich was in town this week and he spent about an hour at WTOL 11. Even if you do not agree with his politics or his policies, you have to admit; he does what he says he will do. That makes him a rare politician.More >> The actions of the Toledo City Council are jeopardizing the $200 million dollar Marina District development project.More >> These radios are programmed to announce severe weather alerts for specific counties. The alarm is jarring enough to awaken you from a sound sleep. The minutes these warnings provide could be life saving.More >> The Toledo Public Schools and the teachers union have found a way to preserve the $10.8 million in federal grant money.More >> Byron Pitts, the CBS News Correspondent, was in town this week as the guest speaker for Read for Literacy and Authors! Authors! I had a chance to meet him since I provided the introduction to his presentation.More >> In a market like ours, which is so strapped for cash, losing federal money earmarked to improve education is reprehensible.More >> The tournament brings national attention to the university, the campus and the newly remodeled Savage Hall. That's a very good thing.More >> That's why WTOL 11 has launched a campaign to "Put Down the Phone and Make it Home."More >> The only way to stop this heinous activity is to prosecute the guilty with the same mercy and compassion they showed the dogs. More >> "Only Tressel knows if not notifying the NCAA was truly a mistake designed to protect the confidentiality of his players and an on-going investigation."More >> WTOL 11 is holding a blood donation drive on Friday. It takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons.More >> The end of passenger flights out of Toledo Express Airport may be in sight after Delta announced it will no longer fly out of Toledo.More >> For about 6 hours a wonderfully talented and diverse group of kids sang and smiled and talked to the judges.More >> In fact, some viewers looked to Amtrack as an example of how wrong it would be to build the high speed train.More >> With all of the infrastructure issues facing this country, we should be fixing water and sewer lines instead of talking about building high-speed rail lines.More >> Governor Kasich delivered a speech about doing business in Ohio at a lunch I attended last Monday.More >> Someone is willing to invest a lot of money in northwest Ohio. This is investment our area desperately needs. More >> I am getting my right knee replaced on Monday with a new one made of titanium.More >> Isn't the story about Ted Williams, the homeless man who became an overnight internet sensation, fascinating?More >> WTOL tries to help viewers who turned to us because they trusted that the Call 11 For Action team could make a difference.More >> The Lucas County commissioner term ends in a month for Ben Konop. He says it's up to county residents to keep a tax cut alive that he proposed.More >>
A few weeks back I completed an online survey that dealt with the future of downtown Toledo. It was sent to 20 stakeholders with prominent downtown locations.More >> A few weeks back I completed an online survey that dealt with the future of downtown Toledo. It was sent to 20 stakeholders with prominent downtown locations.More >> This week the LPGA stars are in town! The Marathon Classic began on Thursday. Over the years this tournament has generated millions of dollars for local charities. In addition, it provides northwestMore >> This week the LPGA stars are in town! The Marathon Classic began on Thursday.
The 2016 Republican National Convention named Cleveland as its host city.More >> The 2016 Republican National Convention named Cleveland as its host city.More >> Downtown food trucks are getting a lot of attention. The question of fundamental fairness has been raised by the owners of the brick and mortar establishments, whose investments and permanence far exceed that borne byMore >> Downtown food trucks are getting a lot of attention. The question of fundamental fairness has been raised by the owners of the brick and mortar establishments, whose investments and permanence far exceed that borne by food truck owners.More >> We do not take any joy or satisfaction in seeing The Blade's workforce continue to dwindle; the cost to our city is too high to seek any silver lining.More >> Just when Downtown, through investments by ProMedica and the efforts of areas such as the Warehouse District, is starting to grow and thrive, the loss of 131 Blade jobs is a setback for Downtown, the city and our region.More >>