All posts by Johnny Hildo

The far-ranging effects of the race for Toledo mayor

Is it her or him? A or B? None of the above? The race to be Mayor of Toledo is down to two, incumbent Paula HH and challenger Wade Kapszukiewicz. But it’s about much more than just who will sit on the 22nd Floor. It will determine leadership across the County and the future of

Lies and the lying liars who tell them

Surely he knows better. But his unbridled personal ambition gets the better of him. Integrity? Scrupulous adherence to the truth? Nah, it’s a race to the 22nd Floor, kiddeez, and apparently nothing is too sacred to distort in the quest for the prize. So Wade Kapszukiewicz, once known as a bright, competent pol, has slunk

Hype and hooey in City Politics

It must be election season. The bull hockey is stacked thick and startin’ to stink. The official Election Day is rapidly approaching. But with early voting already underway, suffice it to say the wannabes and the never-will-bes are out in force, piling it higher and deeper in an attempt to sway your vote. As we

Georgie Porgie ran away

In retrospect, it had to happen this way. The end would not come with any sound and fury. There would be no splash, no bang. Instead, it had to some with a meek and soft “farewell.” Thus endeth the story of Georgie Porgie the Finance Director and his eight point two million blunder. Just like

Plus c’est la même chose, Deux: Why Tom for Mayor is a bad idea

Two down, one to go. We’ve spent the last two columns taking down two of the Big Three candidates for Toledo Mayor. First we laid out the case why incumbent Mayor Paula Hicks Hudson does not deserve re-election. Then we methodically took apart challenger and LC Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz. If neither of them deserves to

Plus c’est la même chose

Call us naysayers. Call us curmudgeons. Call us doom and gloom sticks in the mud. Whatever. This is how we see it. Last column we made the case for why Toledo Mayor Hicks Hudson shouldn’t be mayor. Let her shower you with flowers and rainbows, we brought the never ending rain clouds. That doesn’t mean