Tag Archives: Politics


Local high school cross-country runner, Noor Abukaram, seeks religious freedom When 16-year-old cross country runner Noor Abukaram began her run in the Division 1 Northwest District race on October 19, her mind was clear— she was in the zone. Finishing with her fastest 5k of the season, Abukaram embraced her Sylvania Northview High School teammates,

Go directly to jail

Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars Twenty twenty is hard upon us, and with it, a rare changing of the guard. Literally. In case you have been under a rock for the past 18 months, twenty twenty is a presidential election year. That means Ohio has a primary election in March.

Run to Daylight

Finding the openings in City Politics Incumbency is powerful. As documented in this humble column, once elected to office, most officeholders are fully entrenched for keeps. That overstates the truth, though. Some incumbents run up against term limits. Others (notably, judges) have age limits. And some incumbents succumb to the final arbiter of all things,

Why Should Judge Josh Lanzinger Be Re-Elected?

Sponsored Content Only one race for Toledo Municipal Court is contested and the incumbent, Josh Lanzinger, is running for re-election for a second term. Who is he? Josh was adopted into a family of Polish/German ethnicity and for 47 years he has called Toledo home. He attended Regina Coeli, St. Pius X and St. Francis

Getting Back On The Horse

Here we go again. The long-embattled Lucas County Board of Elections has one more shot at redemption. Another chance to show their true mettle, and come through with flying colors. And pigs will fly off into the night. Granted, the bee-oh-ee hasn’t been the brunt of as many caustic jokes since the erstwhile Jon Stainbrook

City Politics 2019

“Your vote won’t matter” is a depressing phrase oft-uttered by cynical, apathetic and angst-ridden citizens— but the phrase does not apply to local elections. In the September 10 primary, only 9,301 of Toledo’s 161,973 registered voters cast a ballot, resulting in a dismal 5.7 percent turnout, a sign of citywide voter apathy. Only a handful