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Old February 14th, 2008, 09:11 AM   #1481
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Even outside of rap theres a lot of good musicians coming out of Toledo and goin even further theres a lot of people in performing arts from this area that are doing well.... We have a few multi platinum artists and very sucessfull actors/actresses.. As well as sports figures and politicians

Good toledo rappers.... Sixx Digit, A-Laz, Pillagers, Magic Juan, L2W, Ghiftd, yung prof, Hells Kitchen (back together) S.S. Fame Double Deuce.......A lot of these guys are on tour right now thru out the midwest... Theres a show friday in Cleveland with Bizzy Bone headlinin A-Laz Ghifted Digit and Kitchen are playin for sure not sure who else......

But yea on some other stuff I bet not many people know we have 2 heisman trophy winners in Northwest Ohio..... Richard Kazmaier (Maumee/Princeton '51) and Charles Woodson (Fremont Ross/TTUN '97) an Indy 500 winner in Sam Hornish...... We have the Most Senior Woman of Congress in Marcy Kaptur
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Old February 14th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #1482
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Junkyard not to be built in Toledo
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 WTVG (WTVG) --
They created a plan of action to keep a junkyard out of their neighborhood. Now they are celebrating a victory.
They created a plan of action to keep a junkyard out of their neighborhood. Now they are celebrating a victory.
Do-It-Yourself Pull-Apart Used Auto Parts will not be building a salvage yard in south Toledo. The company is exploring other options. They held community meetings and went door-to-door to protest the junkyard's request for rezoning. If approved, it would allow the company to build a junkyard on an 18 acre lot, just feet away from Ohlmans Greenhouse and Farm.
The Toledo Planning Commission was expected to vote on the request tomorrow, but the company changed its mind about the property.
Story continues belowAdvertisementPull-a-part is a do-it-yourself junkyard. It allows its customers to disassemble cars themselves and take what they need for a fee. Residents were concerned about pollution and the people the junkyard would attract. Tonight the Ohlmans and other south Toledo residents are breathing a sigh of relief. They just wonder about Pull-a-parts new plans.
We tried to contact Pull-a-part to find out about their new plans, but our calls were not returned.
I saw an interview on Fox Toledo of a South Toledo woman protesting this, and she seemed completely uneducated and unaware of what Pull-A-Part really is as she ripped them apart. At a time when we have a shrinking economy, we have residents scaring away businesses. Its' depressing and frustrating to see resistance toward new business in Toledo.

Thankfully, they are still interested in our city. I'm curious as to where their potential next location will be. They're welcome to come to the West Toledo - Douglas Rd. area in my backyard.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #1483
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 WTVG (WTVG) -- According to the state, Toledo Express has a $640 million annual impact on the local economy. But the area is losing between $80 million and $100 million each year because travelers use other airports.
Could Toledo Express help jump-start the local economy? Today, Michael Boyd, president of a leading aviation consulting group, spoke out about how Toledo Express Airport can help stimulate economic development.
The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority also spoke out today encouraging local businesses to use Toledo Express and keep travel dollars in the local economy.
According to the state, Toledo Express has a $640 million annual impact on the local economy. But the area is losing between $80 million and $100 million each year because travelers use other airports.
I think the best way for the airport to stimulate the economy might be with business moving in around the airport, primarily logistics related. The creation of jobs and all the goods going through the area couldn't hurt. There are already plans for warehouses on the south side near BAX global and on the north side there is a group that wants a development that would incorporate the RR tracks, Airport Hwy., turnpike and airport.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #1484
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Send that junkyard over this way!!!! All the good ones are out in Swanton..... theres only about 2 decent ones on the east and there both not very big
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Old February 15th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #1485
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No. Toledo does not need a junk yard in its midst. Where is the closest one? Swanton. Why? Because Swanton has the dirty look that Toledo does not have. A junk yard makes the city look trashy and no one wants to look at that in their backyard im sorry, even if it does mean jobs. Build it in perrysburg. haha that will be the day.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 03:48 AM   #1486
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No. Toledo does not need a junk yard in its midst. Where is the closest one? Swanton. Why? Because Swanton has the dirty look that Toledo does not have. A junk yard makes the city look trashy and no one wants to look at that in their backyard im sorry, even if it does mean jobs. Build it in perrysburg. haha that will be the day.
You need to inform yourself before making assumptions. You are thinking of a junk yard that has car's piled upon car's and tire pits and large fences blocking all of the ugliness. If that's what your thinking, then yes, I might see some merit in what your saying. But, before you continue to discredit the junk yard just because it is a member of the junk yard industry, take a look at their website and some photo's of theirs. The look of the junk yard is no more different than a nice looking car wash or a Midas/Tuffy.

http://www.pullapart.com/About/Main.aspx
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Old February 15th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #1487
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^yeah, it looks like shit- just like a giant parking lot with trashed cars. A junk yard is a junk yard, plain and simple.

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Old February 15th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #1488
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Build it in perrysburg. haha that will be the day.

I second that one.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 05:17 AM   #1489
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Good toledo rappers.... Sixx Digit, A-Laz, Pillagers, Magic Juan, L2W, Ghiftd, yung prof, Hells Kitchen (back together) S.S. Fame Double Deuce.......A lot of these guys are on tour right now thru out the midwest... Theres a show friday in Cleveland with Bizzy Bone headlinin A-Laz Ghifted Digit and Kitchen are playin for sure not sure who else......

I've heard of A-Laz and Hell's Kitchen. I also remember Mortal Miztuz scoring a big hit in the Midwest with "Backbone." Do these other guys have myspace pages? Truthfully though, Toledo's scene will always be overshadowed by its big brother. Slum Village, J Dilla, Black Milk, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, etc. are untouchable. Detroit has the best hip hop/rap scene in the nation, bar none.

Luckily, being next to that helps Toledo and sets the bar high.

We have a few multi platinum artists

Anita Baker is one, though mass media sometimes lists her as Detroit, but she's certainly from Toledo. Toledo's Art Tatum and Jon Hendricks are untouchable in the jazz world and have an incredible legacy. Hendricks still sometimes performs and he lives in the Old West End. Toledo also has two of best current jazz musicians on earth with Claude Black and Clifford Murphy. Long story short, get to Murphy's Jazz Club, it's one of the best on the planet. Very few cities still have a jazz club of Murphy's caliber.

Doghouse Records (Get Up Kids, Meg and Dia, All-American Rejects, Army of Me, Say Anything, Koufax, etc.) is based in Toledo, and the owner of Dischord Records (Jawbox, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Shudder to Think, etc.) lives in the Old West End. His name is Jeff Nelson. Then there's Lyfe Jennings too. Toledo has produced more influential music than most cities its size actually (excluding big college towns like Autsin of course). Having a pretty big record label like Doghouse Records (now part of Warner Music) is unheard of in cities like Toledo. Practically no label music is actually produced in the Midwest anymore save for true indie holdouts in Detroit and Minneapolis. Nearly every sizeable label ("indie" and major) is strictly in LA and New York. The Midwest basically has nothing of significance except for Barak and Rhymesayers. Pretty much everything is ran in LA and New York these days, and they control most the means of production and distribution. That's why the internet has become so important for indie artists today, since most of the so-called "indie" labels (including Doghouse) are now under the umbrella of the four major labels (Universal, Sony BMG, Warner, EMI). Still, Toledo producing Doghouse Records is an incredible accomplishment. They have brought bands from New York and LA to Toledo. 99% of the time, it's the other way around. Not even Chicago has anything like Doghouse. The Midwest is a dead zone to the major labels.

Toledo also produced Tom Sholz (founder of Boston) and the bassist of Weezer, though Weezer sucks now.

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Old February 15th, 2008, 09:36 AM   #1490
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Yea Weezer sux.... I always clown on my dude cuz he likes there song off guitar hero 3... I dont seehow they got on Legends of Rock.... Boston on the other hand... Im cool with themthey have some good music. But yea I have the groups myspace pages... u can pretty much find any decent toledo rapper on there sites too.... How bout them Rockets beatin the Bobcats?
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Old February 15th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #1491
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No. Toledo does not need a junk yard in its midst. Where is the closest one? Swanton. Why? Because Swanton has the dirty look that Toledo does not have. A junk yard makes the city look trashy and no one wants to look at that in their backyard im sorry, even if it does mean jobs. Build it in perrysburg. haha that will be the day.
That's funny. Try to be a little informed before you spout off nonsense like that. Where exactly is there a junkyard in Swanton? There are some junkyards in rural areas between Holland and Swanton. There is also at least one in Sylvania Township but Sylvania has that dirty look that Toledo does not.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #1492
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Downtown News: FOX 36 newsbit

I've never read such utter crap "yellow journalism" by this reporter over at FOX 36 in regards to businesses and downtown. Perhaps he needs to do his research a little bit better instead of some "5-minute made" article because he could be so far from the truth.

IMHO, businesses especially in the restaurant and retail background come-and-go all the time. Perhaps this Brenda's Chocolates and Bellacino's failed in business because they didn't adapt to the current national economy, provided excellent customer service, reasonable hours of operation, online-service, etc, etc. If they were serious about surviving in businesses, they would cater to the clients and ensure excellence in their products. I've been to both of these businesses in the past and I was not impress with their overall business model which I did not return. If they truly value the customer and the patron dollars perhaps they would do just fine in business. Not everyone is cut out to be a business owner or even to be a customer service specialist to make money.


A Dying Downtown?
by SHAUN HEGARTY FOX Toledo News
Posted via website 2-14-2008


Yet another Downtown Toledo business shut its doors for good Thursday - Brenda's Chocolates of Toledo on Superior Street.

You may remember the candy shop as Superior Chocolate, but this latest close of another downtown business is becoming an alarming trend in the heart of the Central Business District.

"We've been here for six years and when I first arrived it was, I mean I thought it was great," says Brenda Reynolds. "But we've seen businesses continue to move out of town and the foot traffic gets worse and worse all the time."

Daily business has gotten so bad recently, especially since Superior Street was shut down for the new arena construction.

"The foot traffic is so bad," she says. "Business is so slow. I'm shocked how many businesses have left."

Bellacino's Pizzas and Grinders, on the corner of Huron and Adams streets, and Scarpe on North Michigan, a women's shoe store that was voted one of the Glass City's top businesses in 2006, also shut down recently.

But it's not all that bad. The flames are still burning strong inside Swan Creek Candle Company, across the street from Fifth Third Field. Ann Albright, the owner, admits 2007 was a little slow, but February is already looking great.

Albright is remaining optomistic about downtown.

"I know of three businesses right now, which I'm not at liberty to release, that are looking at downtown."

Businesses, though, seem to thrive and die in different parts of downtown all the time.

"They seem to be more noticeable when they're in a downtown because everybody is so sensitive to the renewal of a downtown," Albright tells FOX Toledo News.

But the situation a few blocks up at Brenda's Chocolates is not so rosy.

"People are terrified to come down here at night," Brenda says. "The only thing that's down here are the clubs the homeless people and the panhandlers."
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Old February 15th, 2008, 09:06 PM   #1493
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The complex is in a joint-economic development zone, so payroll taxes would be shared with the township, Maumee, and Toledo.

Well, at least there's some silver lining in this disaster. Toledo won't completely miss out.
Care to clarify what you mean by this? I'm quite curious of your comment.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 WTVG (WTVG) -- According to the state, Toledo Express has a $640 million annual impact on the local economy. But the area is losing between $80 million and $100 million each year because travelers use other airports.
Could Toledo Express help jump-start the local economy? Today, Michael Boyd, president of a leading aviation consulting group, spoke out about how Toledo Express Airport can help stimulate economic development.
The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority also spoke out today encouraging local businesses to use Toledo Express and keep travel dollars in the local economy.
According to the state, Toledo Express has a $640 million annual impact on the local economy. But the area is losing between $80 million and $100 million each year because travelers use other airports.
This is a no-brainer, but the problem is people are too LAZY to realize this.
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Pull-A-Part Development News

IMHO, It's quite interesting to hear everyone's side on this development news. I don't think anywhere in the region is appropriate for this development project except for the northern corridor of Detroit Avenue nearby Hoffman Landfill. Even the statement about Perrysburg made me chuckle, perhaps at Levis Commons would be even better.
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Sylvania: Wingate Inn Expansion Development

A small blurb about the expansion plans for Wingate Inn in downtown Sylvania.

Wingate Inn expansion set for Sylvania
Friday, February 15, 2008 Posted on WTVG 13 ABC website


Hotel is part of the Wyndham group

Sylvania's Wingate Inn may be reaching for the sky in the near future.
13abc Action News has learned the city and the hotel are getting ready to talk about expansion. And that expansion may not be out, but up.

Of the chain's 150 hotels nationwide, the city says its location, which has been open since 2003, actually ranks second in occupancy rates.

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Northwood: Johnson Controls Development

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You need to inform yourself before making assumptions. You are thinking of a junk yard that has car's piled upon car's and tire pits and large fences blocking all of the ugliness. If that's what your thinking, then yes, I might see some merit in what your saying. But, before you continue to discredit the junk yard just because it is a member of the junk yard industry, take a look at their website and some photo's of theirs. The look of the junk yard is no more different than a nice looking car wash or a Midas/Tuffy.

Maybe you should inform yourself that you're talking about a junk yard here. There may be different types of them but they all do the same thing. JUNK. do you really think that Junk looks good in the city? And if i need to inform myself of what im talking about then maybe you should tell that to the 200 people that signed a petition for them not to build that JUNK in our city.

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