All posts by Johnny Hildo

The Case against the Mayor

It’s time for a change. Or so it seems. We’re talking about a change at the top of T-Town guvmint. Where the buck stops. The twenty-second floor of one guvmint center. We need a new mayor. That’s the premise for today’s installment of Hubris by Hildo. We realize Mayor Paula Hicks Hudson will eagerly lay

Keeping score in City Politics

It’s a topsy, turvy world out there. We never would have believed that, as we enter the official start of the local political season, we’d be writing about the Washington Local school board race. Toledo Public Schools? As a a former Miss Idaho might say, “You betcha!” But not sleepy little Washington Local. Yet there

Turmoil in the T-Town political parties

All is not joy in Mudville. Both the local Democrats and Republicans are in the throes of crisis in leadership. GOP Chair Jon Stainbrook and Dem Chair Joshua Hughes are each under fire from their respective parties, with powerful factions plotting their overthrow. Yet the challenges each face couldn’t be more different. One way in

A piece of the rock: Marina district trivia

Could it finally be happening? Could the expansive grassy knoll in East Toledo actually become a Marina District, and the Road to Nowhere finally lead to somewhere? The recent announcement that there is finally a funded plan to convert the wasteland into a residential and commercial development sure seems promising. But we’ve been here before,

The race for Toledo mayor just got interesting

It was predictable. It was inevitable. But now that it has happened, it changes everything. That might seem like unwarranted hyperbole, and perhaps it will be just that. But mark down April 12th just past and remember the announcement that day which changed the race for the 22nd Floor once and for all. Yessiree, kidz,

Bored of Elections Turmoil

And then there were two. We have previously written about the incumbent at-large reps on Toledo City Council, and how three of them face uphill battles for re-election. You can now rewrite that last clause. Two of them face uphill battles for re-election. Because one of the three likely won’t be on the ballot, she’ll