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  • 2 Indian brothers indicted in US for supporting Al Qaeda [Muslims]

    11/05/2015 4:50:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 13 replies India News ^ | Friday, November 6, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Two Indian brothers are among four men who have been indicted by a US federal court on charges of providing material support to slain Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, prosecutors said. The two Indians are Yahya Farooq Mohammad, 37, and his brother Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, 36. The other two are Asif Ahmed Salim, 35, and his brother Sultane Room Salim, 40. All four men have been indicted on one count of conspiracy to provide and conceal material support and resources to terrorists, one count of providing material support and resources to terrorists and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice....
  • Navy SEAL to receive Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan

    02/03/2016 6:13:15 AM PST · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 2/2/16 | Dickstein
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will award the nation’s highest award for military valor to a senior enlisted Navy SEAL for his actions during a 2012 raid in Afghanistan that freed an American civilian from captivity. Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward Byers, a special warfare operator, will receive the Medal of Honor on Feb. 29, the White House announced Tuesday. He’ll be the 11th living servicemember to receive the award for actions in Afghanistan and only the third sailor presented the medal since the 9/11 terror attacks... Byers, 36, is a native of Toledo, Ohio, who enlisted in the Navy...
  • The Toledo target area! We learn something new every day

    08/11/2015 5:29:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    RRW ^ | August 9, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Ms. Dehabey, resettlement coordinator for US Together in Toledo, is also the primary facilitator for their adjustment to the area. The organization has been quietly and steadily resettling refugees in the Toledo area for a little more than a year, the only agency in the Toledo area doing so. The refugee community is a small but growing regional population, Ms. Dehabey said. She has placed 11 families in the Toledo area, including two before US Together opened its Toledo office in May, 2014. ... Ms. Dehabey opens an average of one case a month, she said, though arrivals can be...
  • Judge Issues Statement After Refusing To Marry Same Sex Couple

    07/08/2015 5:57:43 PM PDT · by knarf · 50 replies
    (exurpt)"On Monday, July 6, I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment. The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best. The court has implemented a process whereby same-sex marriages will be accommodated. I will continue to perform traditional marriages during my duties assignment. I am also seeking advisory opinion from the Supreme Court of Ohio at this time as to whether or not I can opt out of the rotation. Upon receipt of the advisory opinion...
  • Extreme Rainfall and Toxic Algae Blooms Near Toledo

    08/07/2014 7:18:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/14 | Sierra Rayne
    Even more climate hysteria, and still no evidence The recent toxic algae bloom near Toledo, Ohiowhich severely disrupted the potable water supply to this cityhas generated a lot of finger-pointing. Climate change features prominently as a common causal target. The Guardian initially attempted to blame this years algae bloom on hotter summers in the Toledo area, which overlooked the following basic facts ruling out this blame: July 2014 was one of the coldest months of July on record for the Toledo region, Lake Eries temperature during the last days of the month was well below the historical average and the...
  • Water in Toledo, Ohio, remains undrinkable pending more tests (Ban Lifted)

    08/04/2014 3:21:01 AM PDT · by EBH · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/4/2014
    Tests conducted by both the state and federal Environmental Protection Agency showed high levels of toxin levels in two neighborhoods in Toledo, Mayor D. Michael Collins said early Monday. Instead of isolating the two neighborhoods, the Mayor said he'll keep the ban on drinking or using tap water in the entire city of Toledo until additional retests are completed. He declined to provide specifics on the name of neighborhoods in question and how high the toxin levels are. "A majority of areas are satisfactory, but we have two areas of concern," he said at a news conference. As many as...
  • Toledo water test results face extended delay

    08/03/2014 6:51:10 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | August 3, 2014 | Blade Staff
    A massive effort to get fresh water samples flown to a highly specialized U.S. Environmental Protection Agency laboratory in Cincinnati became an unexpected all-night ordeal, delaying any announcement about test results early today, but the plane carrying the ice-downed samples is expected to arrive at its destination about 10 a.m. It remains unclear how many hours it will take before that laboratory generates test results, data that is expected to be the most important to date in the second day of the Toledo metro area's unprecedented water crisis that affects 500,000 people.
  • Water supply to city with 400,000 residents 'poisoned' - State of emergency in Toledo, Ohio

    08/02/2014 8:36:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    emirates 247 ^ | 8-3-2014 | ap
    Toxins possibly from algae on Lake Erie fouled the water supply of the Ohio city of Toledo Saturday, forcing officials to issue warnings not to drink the water and the governor to declare a state of emergency as worried residents descended on stores, quickly clearing shelves of bottled water. The city advised about 400,000 residents in Toledo, most of its suburbs and a few areas in southeastern Michigan not to brush their teeth with or boil the water because that would only increase the toxin's concentration. Showers and baths are fine, the mayor said. Toledo issued the warning just after...
  • State of emergency declared for NW Ohio counties over water contamination

    08/02/2014 2:13:59 PM PDT · by EBH · 111 replies
    Fox8News ^ | 8/2/2014 | Shannon Carney
    <p>Gov. John Kasich says water will be flowing into the Toledo area from all corners of Ohio to help the 400,000 people who are being warned not to drink the citys water.</p> <p>Toledos mayor says water is coming from Akron, Cincinnati and even a prison near Columbus.</p>
  • Ohio (Toledo area) Water crisis: still waiting for answers

    08/02/2014 2:08:10 PM PDT · by machogirl · 128 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 08/01/14 | Jonathan Keilholz
    Governor John Kasich has issued a state of emergency for Lucas County and surrounding communities due to algae toxins detected in the water during routine testing. Do not drink the water. Alternative water should be used for drinking, making infant formula, making ice, brushing teeth and preparing food. Pets should not drink the water. Do not boil the water.. Boiling the water will not destroy the toxins. It will increase the concentration of the toxins. Consuming water containing algal toxins may result in abnormal liver function, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, numbness or dizziness. Seek medical attention if you feel you have...
  • The Incredible Thing an 8-Year-Old Boy Did for a Soldier Will Be Remembered For a Lifetime

    03/02/2014 2:20:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2 Mar 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Like most 8-year-olds, Myles Eckert was already dreaming up ways he could spend a $20 bill he had just discovered laying in a Cracker Barrel parking lot earlier this month. I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to, the child recounted to CBS News. Thats because Eckert saw Lt. Col. Frank Dailey enter the restaurant. The man in uniform changed his mind. Why? Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad, Eckert explained to CBS. So, instead of purchasing something for himself, Eckert did something very different on Feb....
  • The Incredible Thing an 8-Year-Old Boy Did for a Soldier Will Be Remembered For a Lifetime

    03/02/2014 3:51:10 PM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    CBS News via the Blaze ^ | 3/2/14 | Steve Hartman
    Like most 8-year-olds, Myles Eckert was already dreaming up ways he could spend a $20 bill he had just discovered laying in a Cracker Barrel parking lot earlier this month. I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to, the child recounted to CBS News. Thats because Eckert saw Lt. Col. Frank Dailey enter the restaurant. The man in uniform changed his mind. Why? Because he was a soldier, and soldiers remind me of my dad, Eckert explained to CBS.
  • Ohio 8-year-old turns $20 into priceless gift

    03/01/2014 7:23:20 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 28, 2014 | Steve Hartman
    It happened at a Cracker Barrel, of all places. As the security camera shows, Dailey entered the restaurant on Feb. 7 for an early lunch. At about the same time, 8-year-old Myles Eckert came in with his family. Myles was very excited. He'd just found a $20 bill in the parking lot. He'd started thinking of what he could spend it on. "I kind of wanted to get a video game, but then I decided not to," Myles says. He changed his mind when he saw the guy in uniform.
  • OH:West Toledo homeowner shoots would-be burglar

    12/23/2013 7:41:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 5 December, 2013 | Megan Sanctorum , Mackenzie Mille
    Police say Antione Garret, 34, and his girlfriend awoke to the sound of someone breaking into their home on Leybourn Avenue. When Garret heard the front window shatter, he ran downstairs and saw Randy Estrada, 21, climbing inside. Garret fired his handgun several times, until Estrada climbed back out the window and ran away.
  • OH:West Toledo homeowner shoots would-be burglar

    12/07/2013 10:19:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 5 December, 2013 | Megan Sanctorum
    TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - A west Toledo man is recovering after being shot during an attempted burglary overnight, but he will be charged for his involvement. Police say Antione Garret, 34, and his girlfriend awoke to the sound of someone breaking into their home on Leybourn Avenue. When Garret heard the front window shatter, he ran downstairs and saw Randy Estrada, 21, climbing inside. Garret fired his handgun several times, until Estrada climbed back out the window and ran away.
  • Ohio high school on lockdown amid standoff with student, authorities say

    12/02/2013 7:44:48 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies ^ | 12/2/2013
    An Ohio high school is on lockdown amid a standoff with a student that has a gun, authorities say. A Toledo Public Schools spokesman told the Toledo Blade that the student is contained inside a classroom alone at Scott High School. Police said the gunman is 15 years old, the newspaper reported.
  • Jeep brings back the Willys...sort of

    11/19/2013 4:53:45 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 18, 2013 | Fox News
    <p>The Willys Wheeler Edition Wrangler matches the most basic version of the 4x4 with heritage styling cues and a selection of off-road gear.</p> <p>Willys-Overland was one of the automakers that built Jeeps for the U.S. Military during World War II and commercialized them for the civilian market in 1945.</p>
  • (2010) Ohio woman, Melodi Dushane, punches workers, window over McNuggets in Toledo drive through

    09/02/2013 8:10:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 11, 2010 | Aliyah Shahid
    An Ohio woman wasn't lovin' it when a Toledo McDonald's ran out of McNuggets. Images from a security video released this week shows Melodi Dushane, 24, punching two employees and smashing a drive-through window after finding out Chicken McNuggets weren't being served during breakfast time. Dushane was caught on tape trying to reach through the window before punching two employees on New Year's Day. She then is seen retreating back to her car to grab a bottle, which she uses to shatter the drive-through window. Dushane then hops back in her car and speeds off. The nugget-loving woman, who said...
  • 4 more abortion centers CLOSED

    07/24/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Since the last 40 Days for Life ended in March, four more abortion centers — which were sites of 40 Days for Life campaigns — have CLOSED their doors for good!Shortly after the campaign, volunteers learned that a late-term abortion facility in Sacramento, California — where multiple 40 Days for Life prayer vigils had been held outside — had gone out of business.Just a few weeks later, a Planned Parenthood abortion center in Kenmore, Washington — where two 40 Days for Life vigils have been held outside — announced its permanent closure.Then an abortion center in Toledo, Ohio … that...

    MARINE MISSING IN ACTION FROM KOREAN WAR IDENTIFIED The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Marine Pfc. Richard S. Gzik, 19, of Toledo, Ohio, will be buried Sept. 28, at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. On Dec. 2, 1950, Gzik and the other Marines of M Battery, 11th Artillery Regiment, 1st Marine Division, came under attack on the west side of the Chosin Reservoir in North...
  • Central Toledo roads closed after sinkhole swallows car (video)

    07/03/2013 6:58:32 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies ^ | July 3, 2013 | MIKE SIGOV
    The woman who was taken to a hospital after her car was swallowed by a sinkhole in central Toledo has been identified as Pamela Knox. Ms. Knox, 60, of Toledo, was taken to Toledo Hospital to be checked out, officials said, however, she did not appear to be injured. The motorist whose car fell into the sinkhole is helped out. The motorist whose car fell into the sinkhole is helped out. TOLEDO FIRE LIEUTENANT MATTHEW HERTZFELD Enlarge Police said Ms. Knox was driving southbound on North Detroit Avenue when her car fell into a large sinkhole near Bancroft Street. Ms....
  • Record Low Temperature Report

    05/13/2013 2:39:00 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 23 replies
    .. Record low temperatures set at Toledo OH... A record low temperature was set at the Toledo Express Airport on Sunday may 12 2013. The temperature dropped to 30 degrees at 1140 PM EST breaking the old record of 34 degrees last recorded on may 12 1969.The temperature at the Toledo Express Airport remained seasonably cold overnight and registered 30 degrees at 145 am EST this morning. This equals and sets a new record low of 30 degrees which was last recorded on may 13 1946.... Frost advisory in effect from midnight tonight to 9 am EDT Tuesday...The National Weather...
  • Detroit Tops 2013 List Of Americas Most Miserable Cities

    02/22/2013 11:26:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/21/2013 @ 2:20PM | Kurt Badenhausen
    Forbes put Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on its cover in 2011 for a story with the optimistic headline: City of Hope. The premise was that the city had hit rock bottom and was poised for a turnaround. Right now, its all about survival, Bing told Forbes. Two years later, Detroits problems continue to multiply, sadly. It is still dealing with high levels of violent crime and unemployment. Home prices, already at historic lows, plummeted a further 35% during the past three years to a median of $40,000 as net migration out of the city continued. The latest blow was Tuesdays...
  • Dispatch from Toledo, Ohio: Home of the pistol-packing pizzeria

    07/13/2012 5:26:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 12 July, 2012 | Adrian Morrow
    When photojournalist Kevin Van Paassen and I rolled into Toledo Monday, we only knew two things about the place: That it had once been the subject of an unflattering John Denver song and that its local hockey team, the Walleye, has one of the most hilarious logos in professional sports: an angry-looking fish missing a tooth. It was late in the evening when we arrived, so I booked a hotel downtown, figuring we could wander over to a nearby pub and enjoy a pint on a patio in the warm evening. Unfortunately, every last bar within walking distance was closed...
  • Nun murdered by priest in 1980

    06/27/2012 5:12:17 PM PDT · by POWERSBOOTHEFAN · 11 replies
    6/27/2012 | POWERSBOOTHEFAN
    Does anyone remember the murder of a nun by a priest back in 1980?
  • Toledo Casino Promises To Attract Detroit Wealthy

    05/29/2012 1:01:15 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 26 replies
    abc 5 ^ | May 5 | Associated Depressed
    TOLEDO, Ohio - Ohio's second casino is ready for its debut. The Hollywood Casino in Toledo opens Tuesday, just two weeks after the state's first casino opened to big crowds in downtown Cleveland. The Toledo casino will go head-to-head for customers with three casinos that are just an hour's drive to the north in Detroit. Developers say there's room for both even though the two casinos are just two hours apart.
  • More details: Breaking down the IHOP indictment (money laundering, illegal immigrants and more)

    05/24/2012 2:19:32 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 8 replies
    Toledo News Now ^ | 5/23/12 | Nick Bade
    The 65 page indictment unsealed Wednesday outlines a massive conspiracy to defraud employees, IHOP corporate, investors, the Internal Revenue Service and federal, state and local law enforcement. Background Prior to 2003, Tarek Elkafrawi owned and operated two IHOP franchises; one in Decatur, Illinois and the other in Evansville, Indiana. During his time in Decatur, the indictment alleges, Elkafrowi began a social friendship with Autumn Lee Tangas, an employee of IHOP Corporate in Decatur. Between 2003 and 2006 Elkafrawi purchased, either entirely or in partnership with other investors, 6 other IHOP franchises. Those stores are located in Toledo (2), Holland, Findlay,...
  • Man, 78, recounts assault by 6 youths in E. Toledo (attackers say "this is for Trayvon")

    04/05/2012 2:38:42 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 46 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 4/3/2012 | By Taylor Dungjen
    Six juveniles -- the youngest 11, and the oldest 17 -- nearly boxed in Dallas Watts, a 78-year-old man from East Toledo. .... While Mr. Watts was down the boys kicked him, over and over, shouting, "[Get] that white [man]. This is for Trayvon ... Trayvon lives, white [man]. Kill that white [man]," according to a police report.
  • Ohio university restricts radio station on buses

    02/18/2012 9:24:47 PM PST · by quantim · 25 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Feb 18, 4:19 PM EST
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Officials at an Ohio university have ordered radios on campus shuttle buses be locked into one station and volume restricted after a student complained a driver was a playing a "far-right Christian political" channel at high volume. The Blade newspaper reports the policy was suggested by the University of Toledo's manager of transit services and gives drivers only an on/off option. In a memo, the manager, Steven John Wise, describes the selected station as "nonoffensive, work place type music, helpful weather info." Radio volume also is being restricted as a safety measure. The student made the...
  • An American Terrorist in Peru

    04/01/2002 7:05:06 AM PST · by stiga bey · 6 replies · 274+ views
    The Nevada Appeal ^ | March 31, 2002 | Guy W. Farmer
    President Bush had many important foreign policy issues to discuss when he went to Lima, Peru, last weekend, but you wouldn't have known it from watching NBC's weekend "Today" show on Sunday. Because while Bush was talking about narcotics trafficking, trade and international terrorism with Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, "Today" and other Sunday news shows led with the case of convicted American terrorist Lori Berenson. American media coverage of President Bush's trip to Mexico, Peru and Central America revealed how our media establishment views Latin America. Basically, our journalistic agenda-setters in New York and Washington ignore our neighbors to the...
  • Botched PAT call hands Toledo yet another close loss (Updated)

    09/25/2011 2:02:24 AM PDT · by rawhide · 1 replies ^ | 9-24-11 | Graham Watson
    BIG EAST Conference coordinator of football officiating Terry McAulay has issued the following statement, with regard to a play in the fourth quarter of Saturday's football game between Syracuse and Toledo. "After studying the videos of the Syracuse extra point attempt at 2:07 of the fourth quarter, we have concluded that the ruling on the field that the kick passed between the uprights was incorrect, and that the replay official made an error in failing to reverse that ruling. In reviewing the video, we have determined that the angle from behind the kicking team shows conclusively that the ball passes...
  • Ohio Business Owner Shot For Being Non-Union, Police Investigating

    08/16/2011 6:52:44 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 95 replies
    With around 25 employees, John King owns one of the largest non-union electrical contracting businesses in the Toledo, Ohio area. As a non-union contractor, his business happens to be doing well at a time when unions in the construction industry are suffering. This, it seems, has made the usual animosity unions have for him even greater, making him a prime target of union thugs. So much so, that one of them tried to kill him last week at his home. John King didnt plan on being an enemy of unions. In fact, he says all hes ever wanted to...
  • Toledo police spokesperson: Defending self during armed robbery "just not worth it"(OH)

    08/02/2011 7:44:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | 1 August, 2011 | cbaus
    After four jewelry store holdups in the past month, a Toledo police department spokesperson is reminding citizens that while they have a right to defend themselves, they really shouldn't bother. "You may just end up in a big gun battle and the store owner may get the suspect they may get the store owner and no telling what bystanders might be involved so its just really not worth it." (emphasis added) FLASHBACK 2009: 25-year police veteran to Toledo residents: "Buy guns. Invest in precious metals: lead, gun power and brass." Toledo Mayor tells residents police can't protect them Toledo residents...
  • Freep a Poll! (Pubbies yield on tax increases for debt deal?)

    07/14/2011 2:20:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies ^ | 7-14-11 | Toledo Blade
    Should Republicans yield on tax increases to compromise in U.S. debt crisis? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Absolutely, end breaks for the ultra rich Maybe, but it's their job to keep government small No way, not an inch, cut funding instead Vote
  • Awkward: Obama Says U.S. Economy Took Hit Even a Wrangler Would Have a Hard Time With

    06/03/2011 5:26:57 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/03/2011 | Billy Hallowell
    Awkward: At Chrysler Plant, Obama Says U.S. Economy Took Hit Even a Wrangler Would Have a Hard Time With President Obama experienced what one might consider an awkward moment when he spoke to a group of Toledo autoworkers earlier today. According to National Journal, he said, that the recovering U.S. economy took a hit that even a Jeep Wrangler couldnt rebound from quickly. Do you think the joke went over well? Watch for yourself:
  • Toledo mosque hires imam from Egypt

    03/28/2011 11:30:57 AM PDT · by americanophile · 9 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 3/28/2011 | DAVID YONKE
    The Toledo Muslim Community Center, the city's newest mosque, quickly outgrew the West Toledo storefront where about 15 people began meeting two years ago and is holding worship services in the former J. Jeffrey Fretti Funeral Home on West Sylvania Avenue. The mosque, which has been drawing more than 120 people to its Friday Juma prayers, Muslims' largest weekly service, bought the defunct funeral home at foreclosure last September and is finishing remodeling of the 5,700-square-foot facility. The center's board recently hired an imam, or spiritual leader, from Egypt who previously served at Masjid Saad, another Toledo mosque.
  • FBI Investigation of Home on Douglas Road (Hazmat Seizure)

    10/27/2010 12:14:48 PM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 27 replies
    Toledo, OH (WTVG) -- Some parts of the Safety Building downtown were under quarantine Tuesday evening as several police officers underwent decontamination by hazmat crews. It began as a domestic violence 911 call to the 4700 block of Douglas. Responding officers found some highly toxic chemicals inside the home. Toledo police say officers seized mushrooms and a cultivation of castor beans, used to make the chemical ricin. Hazmat was called. As a precaution, the half dozen officers exposed to the chemical underwent a decontamination process. None exhibited any signs of abnormalities. FBI agents from Detroit are on the scene and...
  • Northwest Ohio Veterans Job Fair returns Nov. 5

    10/17/2010 11:49:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WTOL-TV ^ | October 14, 2010 | Nick Dutton
    TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Over 60 businesses, schools, and community agencies will participate in the fourth annual Veterans Job Fair will be back Friday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Erie Street Market in Toledo. The event, which is presented by The Source, Lucas County Workforce Development Agency, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Veteran Services, and Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology, aims to bring military veterans together with employers, training, and other resources. "Our veterans and their families put their lives on hold to serve this nation, and when they return, it's our...
  • Alert Officer Identifies Wanted Man

    09/15/2010 1:09:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies - Workforce Stories ^ | September 13, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alert Officer Identifies Wanted Man Workforce Stories When a Behavior Detection Officer (BDO) at Ohios Toledo Express Airport was approached by an individual in the public area of the airport, the Officer became suspicious of the individuals actions and noticed injuries to the mans hands. The BDO also recognized that the individual matched the description provided by the U.S. Coast Guard of a foreign national who jumped ship in the Port of Toledo. Based on the description, TSA contacted the Lucas County Sheriff, Toledo Port Authority Police, Coast Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigation...
  • Toledo man accused of plotting to help Hezbollah set for release

    09/03/2010 10:47:11 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 4 replies ^ | September 3, 2010 | Erica Blake
    Snips from Excerpt only website: After spending almost three months in federal custody, a West Toledo man facing charges of aiding a terrorist organization and engaging in several fraudulent schemes will be released from custody and placed on house arrest. The couple are charged in a 36-page indictment filed June 7. In the indictment are six charges alleging that the couple did knowingly combine, conspire, and agree to aid the terrorist group Hezbollah. The first count of the indictment consists of 30 pages and charges that the couple engaged in activity from Aug. 30, 2009, to the present that helped...
  • Court-appointed receiver now in charge of Tony Packo's chain

    08/21/2010 10:17:17 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 8/20/2010 | LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE
    For the first time since the depths of the Great Depression, a Packo was not in charge Thursday of the iconic local restaurant chain that introduced Hungarian-style hot dogs and sauce to the world - and beyond. Instead, a court-appointed receiver, Ottawa Hills resident Steve Skutch, spent the day wrapping his arms around the operations of Tony Packo's Inc. and keeping its nearly 200 employees on the job, while a family dispute between the descendants of its namesake rages in Lucas County Common Pleas Court. The business will keep operating in the short term, but the long-term fate is less...
  • West Toledo couple arrested on terrorism charges involving Hezbollah

    06/03/2010 6:12:10 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 22 replies · 469+ views ^ | June 3, 2010 | Blade Staff
    West Toledo couple arrested on terrorism charges involving Hezbollah FBI agents, Toledo police conduct raid at home Federal agents and police arrested a Toledo husband and wife Thursday and accused the couple of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Hor I. Akl, 37, and his spouse, Amera A. Akl, 37, both of whom are dual citizens of the United States and Lebanon, were arrested on charges also that they conspired to launder money and committed arson relating to an insurance fraud scheme. Mr. Akl is also charged with two counts of bankruptcy fraud and one count...
  • Toledoan taken off Miami plane, detained over disruption, threats

    01/08/2010 11:24:23 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 17 replies · 716+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | January 08, 2010 | BLADE STAFF
    MIAMI - A Toledo man remained in jail in Florida last night after being taken off a Detroit-bound jet and arrested for making racially threatening comments and taking a "combative posture" toward city police who responded at Miami International Airport, authorities said. Mansor Mohammad "Mickey" Asad, 43, of 1216 North Ontario St., was charged with disorderly conduct, threats against a public servant, and resisting arrest without violence after his Wednesday night arrest at a gate to which Northwest Airlines Flight 2485 had returned after taxiing onto a runway.
  • Farr, Toledo friend find visit bittersweet

    02/27/2010 6:57:59 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 4 replies · 439+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | February 27, 2010 | JENNIFER FEEHAN
    Getting a visit from Jamie Farr is not such a big deal for Greg Morris. At 76, the retired car salesman has been friends with Jamie - Jameel as he calls him - for 70 years. The two went to school together at Lagrange Elementary and later at Woodward High School. They grew up in the same north-end neighborhood and shared the kind of experiences you don't forget even when one of you move to Los Angeles and find fame and fortune. "You can't explain why people are friends and why those friendships last, but there certainly is magic in...
  • Woman punches out McD's drive-thru window over McNuggets

    01/04/2010 10:37:56 AM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 92 replies · 3,560+ views
    A Toledo woman, who allegedly put her fist through a fast-food drive-through window after being told her order couldn't be filled, appeared in court Saturday on a felony vandalism charge. Melodi Dushane, 24, of 1332 Felt St. became "upset that chicken nuggets weren't available" and "punched out the drive-through window," according to Toledo police. Police were called Friday to the McDonald's restaurant at 90 Main St., where Ms. Dushane was arrested. Before Ms. Dushane was booked into the Lucas County jail, she was treated at Mercy St. Charles Hospital for injuries sustained when she allegedly punched at the window. Ms....
  • Democrat Machine run Toledo Ohio ditches Democrat for Independent for new Mayor

    11/03/2009 9:52:11 PM PST · by NDJeep · 5 replies · 650+ views
    Life long Democrat candidate Keith Wilkowski Former county commissioner, Law Director, etc, etc) loses to Independent Candidate Michael Bell (Former Toledo Fire Chief and OH State Fire Marshall) by over 3,100 votes. State Democrat party gave Keith $90,000 for advertising and 2 ACORN volunteers that arrived Sunday from CA To Toledoans, this is as huge as the Corzine/Christie race
  • Wikipedia Protects Heckled Toledo Mayoral Candidate

    07/30/2009 6:46:38 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 932+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 30, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Call it the Press Conference From Hell.Toledo mayoral candidate Ben Konop, an earnest young liberal, thought it would be a great idea to conduct a press conference in front of the home where his mother grew up. Little did Ben know that Maxwell the Heckler, the next door neighbor, would completely destroy his press conference and forever burn that incident into the public memory of Mr. Konop. To get the full hilarious flavor of how Maxwell destroyed the press conference, take a look at the video. Most of the heckling consisted of "Boo! LIAR! BOOOOO!" The first reaction of your...
  • Parking in your own driveway could be illegal

    06/16/2009 12:38:47 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 1,504+ views
    abclocal. ^ | June 15, 2009
    Busted for parking in your own driveway. Toledo residents along Holland-Sylvania near Nebraska received parking tickets in their own front yards. The mayor defended the move, then refused to answer our questions. It is illegal in Toledo to park on gravel or anything unpaved, even if it's in front of your own home. Mayor Carty Finkbeiner says if you break a law, you get a ticket.Charles Robertson breaks the law every single day-- according to the city. Robertson told us, "I just can't reach into my magic box of tricks and get 5 or 6 grand to pave my driveway."...
  • Ohioans ticketed for parking in own driveways

    06/16/2009 10:05:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies · 3,256+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/16/09 | AP
    TOLEDO, Ohio Residents of Toledo, Ohio, are complaining that they received $25 tickets for parking their vehicles in their own driveways. Mayor Carty Finkbeiner (FINK'-by-ner) says he stands by the citations handed out last week by the Division of Streets, Bridges and Harbor. He says the tickets were issued under a city law against parking on unpaved surfaces, including gravel driveways.
  • Marcy Kaptur is a Blithering Idiot

    06/11/2009 10:18:22 AM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 3 replies · 501+ views
    Vanity | 06-11-2009 | Wally Kalbacken
    I just had to say that after watching her question Ken Lewis, BoA CEO in House hearings today. What a first class fool she is.