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Old January 16th, 2008, 07:52 PM   #1321
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Perrysburg: Suburbia Homes Development

Perrysburg Twp. petition filed to stop new homes
By CHRIS MILLER Sentinel Staff Writer
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Hundreds of Perrysburg Township residents have signed a petition trying to stop three proposed residential developments along rural Neiderhouse Road, about a mile south of U.S. 20.

Last month the township’s board of trustees approved rezoning three different sites totaling about 180 acres. The land is being developed by Velocity Development/Miller Diversified and McCarthy Builders.
Although rezoning approval came with numerous conditions, including assurances the land won’t be annexed to the city of Perrysburg in the future, nearby residents oppose the planned projects and want voters to decide the matter in November.

Opponents worry that the hundreds of new homes being proposed will upset the quality of life in an area marked by single-family homes on large five-acre lots.
“If we wanted subdivisions out here we would have moved to the city,” said nearby resident Lynn Hunter.

Hunter has been involved in the push for a ballot referendum. She said she and her family have resided at their Neiderhouse Road home for 13 years. They live across the road from one of the roughly 40-acre parcels where more than 80 homes are supposed to be built.
“To plop a subdivision down in the middle of this area is just ridiculous,” she said. “I don’t want 88 neighbors across the road from me.”
On Tuesday, petitions containing more than 500 signatures were given to the township’s administrative office.
Hunter said more signatures could have been obtained but the deadline for filing was fast approaching.

“If we had another week we could have a thousand signatures,” she said, adding they need 375 valid signatures to get a referendum on the fall ballot.
Perrysburg Township Administrator John Hrosko said the petitions will be forwarded to the Wood County Board of Election for review and certification.
Hrosko said the township also will request the county prosecutor’s office review the language of the proposed referendum.
Local residents like Hunter hope to put the matter before township voters as a referendum in November.

They want voters to overturn the township trustees’ approval last month of zoning changes allowing residential development on the three separate sites.
Trustees Bob Mack, Craig LaHote and Gary Britten unanimously approved rezoning, but with several conditions including assurances the developments would not annex to the city of Perrysburg.
The sites include two areas, about 40 acres each, that would feature 86 and 87 homes, respectively. A third larger site, about 100 acres at the southeast corner of Neiderhouse and Thompson roads, also was rezoned for residential development although detailed plans have not been unveiled by the developer.

Opponents want the land to remain zoned for agricultural use or, if it’s changed, low density single-family homes on large lots.
The landowners and developer last year indicated the property could be annexed to the city of Perrysburg if the township rejected rezoning.
Although the city of Perrysburg has agreed not to forcibly annex township land east of Interstate 75, the city still considers and typically accepts annexations that are voluntarily requested by the landowner.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:49 PM   #1324
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Old January 18th, 2008, 01:49 PM   #1325
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Old January 18th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #1326
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Toledo Express Airport Development

Continental Connection adds more capacity, larger aircraft from Toledo Express
By Staff Reports; Posted on Toledo Free Press website 1-18-2008


The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority announced Jan. 17 that Continental Connection will add more capacity and larger aircraft Feb. 20 from Toledo Express Airport. According to a news release, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan residents will soon be able to access more destinations and flights via Continental's Cleveland hub.

Continental Connection, operated by Commutair, will fly the Dash 8 37-seat aircraft, according to the releases. All Toledo flights will be transitioned to the larger aircraft by March 20. Tickets are currently available.

“Toledo-area travelers have asked Continental for more seats and more destinations. We are pleased that Continental is committing the necessary resources to expand capacity and provide a larger aircraft,” Eric J. Frankl, airports director for the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, said in the release. “Now all area travelers need to do is take advantage of Continental's great service, and experience the convenience of flying from Toledo Express Airport.”
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Old January 18th, 2008, 09:34 PM   #1327
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Huntington/Sky Bank Merger Development

Huntington settles into new home following acquisition
By Duane Ramsey
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As the dust settles from last year's merger between Huntington National Bank and Sky Bank, water damage recently caused problems at the bank's headquarters in Downtown Toledo.

A water line in the penthouse of the historic building at Madison Avenue and Huron Street broke and caused damage down through the second floor. Work has begun on repairs and renovations to the water-damaged areas of the building.

“The bank is committed to staying in the historic building in Downtown Toledo,” said Sharon Speyer, regional president for Huntington National Bank.

Speyer said renovation work would have no effect on the bank's operations or customer service. When the work is completed, 130 employees of the bank's regional operations will be housed at that location.

Following the merger of operations, all retail-banking employees were guaranteed jobs within the region and the majority of associates retained their positions, Speyer said. Some regional employees were given the opportunity to transfer to the bank's home offices in Columbus.

The biggest challenge, Speyer said, was the bank's regional operations in Bowling Green, where only 100 jobs were guaranteed. The Sky Financial Group and its employees will be housed in the Sky Insurance offices there.

“The company recognized the impact the merger had on employees of the holding company and operations in Bowling Green.

Speyer became president of the Northwest Ohio region for Huntington, following its official acquisition of Sky Bank in September. She began her career with the former Mid-Am Bank, which later merged with Citizens to become Sky Bank. She served as general counsel and became president of the Mid-Am region of Sky Bank in 2001.

Already knowing the region and the banking market coming into the merger was definitely an advantage for her, Speyer said.

“Getting people to acclimate and adapt to change was our leadership's responsibility,” Speyer said.

Most notably, Speyer said bank associates needed to learn new products, processes and systems to meet the needs of their customers. About 650 to 700 employees underwent intensive training, both on- and off-site, to handle the changeover smoothly.

“Some customers saw no impact at all while others were impacted by it. Our dedicated associates helped them through the process and solved any problems they encountered,” Speyer said.

Another advantage of the merger, Speyer said, is that both banks had strong reputations in the Toledo market with many associates having 30 or more years of experience.

Following the consolidation of the two banks, Huntington became the third largest bank in Ohio and 24th largest in the United States. The bank is ranked sixth in online banking in the country, according to the company.

“Our core value is we want to provide simply the best service possible,” Speyer said. “We want to be essential partners with our customers and provide the best service day in and day out.”

Huntington gives service scores to its associates and branches to insure the highest level of customer service.

The bank recognizes that customers want choices. Some customers like the personal contact with people, while others prefer online banking. Huntington's advanced technology is complemented by human resources to assist all customers, Speyer said.

“It complements what we do in the region. It's unusual for a regional bank to have such strong resources yet provides local contact and services,” she said.

Huntington is a regional bank with the authority and responsibility for local decisions made in respect to credit, loans, local sponsorships and charitable contributions.

In 2007, Huntington maintained its top ranking in Small Business Administration lending in Ohio. It was also recognized as one of the nation's best banks for small businesses in the 2007 Greenwich Associates' Business Banking Study.

For the second consecutive year in 2007, Huntington earned the Bank of the Year award for writing the greatest number of loans through the Ohio Statewide Development Corp.

“We're very proud of the business banking awards and the service levels we provide to our customers with online banking and security. It's very significant in today's market,” Speyer said.
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Does anybody happen to know what the occupancy rate is at the Bartley Lofts and the River West TownHomes?
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Old January 19th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #1329
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Does anybody happen to know what the occupancy rate is at the Bartley Lofts and the River West TownHomes?
There was a news report on Bartley Lofts a week ago or so, that they have sold three more units. I would fairly assume they are about 65-70% occupied.

As a resident of River West Townhomes, out of 40 units there are 33 units occupied.
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Interesting. Now if we can only get some new news in regards to the Waterstreet Station now that Ball and Jackson have received their tax credits.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 11:02 AM   #1331
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How about the ones on the east side on miami i heard they were building more are the ones already built full?
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Old January 19th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #1332
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Interesting. Now if we can only get some new news in regards to the Waterstreet Station now that Ball and Jackson have received their tax credits.
Mr. Ball and Mr. Jackson have stated over last summer (see previous posts in this thread) that with tax credit to be granted toward end of 2007, they will begin the Water Street Steam Plant in spring of 2008.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #1333
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How about the ones on the east side on miami i heard they were building more are the ones already built full?
I heard that too, but I cannot find any reference (via internet) in regards to this development. If you go further south on Miami right before the Toledo/Rossford line, you can see a huge-scale developments of proposed housing along the river.
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Chrysler Announces BIG Investment in Toledo

DETROIT -- Tom W. LaSorda, the head of Chrysler, is announcing a more than $26 million investment into the Toledo machining facility.

The investment will be for a new torque converter for automatic transmissions to deliver improved fuel efficiency. More money will go toward a new steering column.

It is thought the investment will retain more than 200 jobs.

Stay tuned to News 11 and wtol.com for updates on this story.
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I think downtown toledo needs a Dave and Busters
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I think downtown toledo needs a Dave and Busters
Why? (LOL!) There's the Blarney, Manhattan's, St. George Pub, Diva's, Bronze Boar, Fusion Lounge, Home Slice, Fricker's, Mutz Pub, The Docks, Wesley's, Michael's, Madison Bistro, etc, etc. But if it means to fill in the vacant space across from the new arena, I am all for Dave & Buster's to come to downtown.
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Yea Dave n busters is awesome.....id love to see one in the area but downtown would be great....
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