Bob shares a WSJ column in which Detroit's new mayor challenges unions.More >> Your kindness and friendship made "Hometown for the Holidays" an amazing success and a lot of fun. Even in the cold.More >> The program's goal was to get folks at high school football games to bring food to stock the Seagate Food Bank.More >> The Distinguished Clown Corps plays a vital role in the downtown holiday parade.More >> Bob issues a Call to Action. Will you answer it?More >> Dog Warden Tom Skeldon does not deserve to be fired. He is cooperating fully with the advisory committee. Now, if he refuses to make changes, then it’s a different story.More >> The national election results have implications for Ohio. One year after President Obama was elected on a platform promising change, the people of New Jersey and Virginia evidently think change is necessary.More >> Bob's sure that Mike Bell is a good guy. He's hoping that Mr. Bell proves himself a good mayor.More >> Toledo does need more cops, but what we really need are more parents who take the time to teach their children about the basic rules of society and respect for human life.More >> Bob Chirdon commends Sen. Sherrod Brown for following through on promises to the parents of Alexa Brown, who recently died of cancer.More >> WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon's takes a look at what Toledo's new Imagination Station has to offer.More >> This is the signature event for WTOL and for Northwest Ohio. Chrys Peterson will once again lead the way as she has for 16 years.More >> Bob takes Toledoans to task for low voter turnout last week.More >> What's happened to our manners? Bob asks.More >> If passed, Issue 1 gives city council the right to take unspent money from the capital projects fund and use it to balance the 2009 budget. If the budget isn't balanced by Dec. 31, Toledo could be in fiscal emergency.More >> Bob shares why he's not happy with the governor's decision to slash library funding.More >> Although I am not a fan of the government managing non-government functions, and I recognize that at its core this program is just moving tax money from one person to another, at least Cash for Clunkers worked. More >> To the great relief of many, Carty Finkbeiner recently announced he is not running for another term as mayor of Toledo. Good. More >> After 2 years of covering this story, the Clyde Cancer Cluster is finally getting the attention it deserves. Congressman Latta heard the parents' desperate plea for help and delivered on behalf of the children of Clyde and every other child who has been stricken with cancer.More >> It will be a real loss if Toledo's premier golf tournament hits a bogey.More >> The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and Mid-West Terminal have huge plans for the Ironville Docks property.More >> Bob thinks Gov. Strickland should give Ohioans a chance to consider how the changes he's proposing affect them.More >> Read for Literacy needs about 100 more volunteers. Will you consider joining the cause?More >> On Friday, if you have a problem receiving WTOL Channel 11, call 419.255.2255 between 8am-8pm. Hopefully, you are prepared and the digital conversion will be simple -- and painless.More >> Four leading candidates to become the next mayor of Toledo gathered in our newsroom to answer questions from you. It was so successful, we'll be doing it again to cover more topics.More >> Last year, to much ballyhoo and fanfare, the Mayor announced the sale of the Erie St. Market to Tetra Tech. This was going to be a wonderful thing that would lead the way to development including a scenic riverwalk.More >> Thank you for reminding us about the power of determination, faith, hope and family love.More >> Last Friday's WTOL 11/The Blade Job Fair was remarkable. To all of the people who were patient and friendly, thank you.
To all of the employers who sifted through hundreds of resumes and conducted countlessMore >> Bob tells you why he's sick and tired of the stalemate between the police union and the mayor.More >> In this difficult time, our community calls on you to help your neighbors in need of food, clothing or shelter. Please join us in our efforts, Toledo Community Foundation's Keith Burwell requests.More >> As I reflect on the Mayor Finkbeiner era, I am reminded of a pinball machine.More >> It looks like his influence is not what it once was. His power to intimidate and to impose his will over city council and others seems to have lost much of its force.More >> WTOL is committed to helping Northwest Ohio get back to work.More >> WTOL and The Blade have teamed up to offer an event to help folks find jobs.More >> Bob shares his impressions of the growth downtown Toledo is experiencing. More >> Right now, getting Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan back to work is and should be our highest priority. To get that done, WTOL 11 and The Blade are teaming up to sponsor the Lucas County Job Fair.More >> WTOL and The Blade are uniting to offer Career Camp at SeaGate Centre on April 8. Bob invites you to attend. And, why not? Besides being very helpful, it'll be free.More >> The past few days in Toledo have been ... interesting. We don't need another interesting week any time soon, Bob says.More >> Bob shares his affection and respect for the late -- and esteemed -- Paul Harvey.More >> Bob heard an inspiring sermon on Ash Wednesday and figures Lent is the perfect time to focus on improving ourselves.More >> Our President spoke to Congress last night. Click to find out what Bob thinks about it.More >> The mayor and the councilman disagree on whether or not a tight budget warrants paring down the number of fire trucks in a west Toledo neighborhood.More >> Many of you thought Bob was being negative when he suggested the Jet Air concept be grounded. Here's his response.More >> The fishermen who recently had to be rescued by the Coast Guard need to think again before going out ice fishing when the ice is melting away, Bob says.More >> A proposal to start up a new low-fare airline offering high-paying jobs recently flew into Toledo. Find out why Bob thinks the idea should be grounded.More >> Carty chose to run again and the economic mess is the card he was dealt. Instead of snarky responses, why doesn't the mayor just answer questions?More >> Did you get a raise this year? Every member of the U.S. Congress will.More >> This stimulus plan is stuffed with so much pork it should come with a soundtrack of hogs feeding at the trough. More >> Check out why Bob thinks the race for mayor of Toledo's going to be a hot one.More >> WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon UT has come up with a way to provide incentive for at-risk kids to finish college. And Bob has a lot to say about that.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 >> Summer is a time for traveling, spending time with family and friends and exploring new adventures. It is also a time when students need to remain engaged in learning.More >> Summer is a time for traveling, spending time with family and friends and exploring new adventures. It is also a time when students need to remain engaged in learning so they don't fall behind when they return to school this fall.More >>