To protect and to serve. Five short, simple words on every Toledo police car that describe a lofty aspiration. To protect Toledoans. And to serve us. And in that short phrase lies the weight of responsibility expected of those carefully selected and trained to serve in the Toledo Police Department. We are told that police
Exactly what in tarnation just happened? We sure went through some crazy bull honky, didn’t we peeps? Recommendations and mandates coming atcha so fast ‘n furious it was impossible to keep up. Groups of fifty, then ten, then only immediate household members. Social distancing, six feet away, without masks, then with. Oh wait, shelter in
In case you missed it, the extended Ohio Primary Election is finally over. It began in mid-February with early voting. It was supposed to end on March seventeenth with in-person voting. And then all virulent COVID-19 hell broke loose. The entire election changed to vote by mail, culminating in a final accounting on April twenty-eighth.
Sometimes we hate it when we’re right. Not long ago, as the COVID-19 lockdown began its stranglehold here in the Swamp, we predicted it would ravage City coffers. Most of the City of Toledo’s general fund budget comes from income tax revenue. Income tax comes from, well, income. Income assumes employment. It therefore wasn’t difficult
Wow, things sure have changed, huh? The first coupla months of twenty twenty were just swimming along like normal. The Primary season was in full swing. Wade was out there pushing his “fix the damn roads” initiative. Folks were making the bold decision of whether to vote on March seventeenth or whether to drink cheap
We were supposed to have the unofficial results of the Ohio primary election to digest and regurgitate. The race to replace John Tharp as LC Sheriff should have taken several precious column inches. The fate of Toledo’s Issue One should have taken most of the rest. Plus maybe some musings on the rush to replace