Tag Archives: Politics

The rise and fall of a County Commish

Rewind to five years ago. Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken was arguably the most powerful person in Northwest Ohio. He was recognizable and well known. He was afforded a high level of respect. He ran in lofty circles with the titans of local business, industry, and politics. He wielded an impressive amount of clout. How

Punch drunk: Candidates square off, literally, in City Politics

If ever there was a “stop the presses!” moment it’s this one. We were about to put the proverbial pen to paper for the typical rundown on candidates in advance of the November 7 general election. We know readerz like yourself crave the ol’ Hildo one-two. Our predictions and prognostications are coveted throughout the land.

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

Educate, Collaborate And Raise Awareness: The 14th Annual UT Human Trafficking Conference

Professionals and practitioners with varied backgrounds unite to problem solve, to advocate and to combat human trafficking at the oldest academic human trafficking conference in the U.S., continues to expand since its creation in 2004.   Judges, lawyers, social workers, healthcare workers, professors, and students will gather Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22 at