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Possible Return of Neo-Nazis to Toledo - It appears that a neo-Nazi group led by our goofy old friend Bill White may be rallying in Toledo on August 17. - More>>
posted by historymike to news at 09:19 A.M. EST on Thu Jul 26, 2007     18 comments

How About a Credit Card Charging between 62.59% and 94.19% Interest? - Whew. I may have seen it all with usurious credit cards. - More>>
posted by historymike to business at 03:33 P.M. EST on Wed Jul 25, 2007     16 comments

Tips on Succeeding With a Small Business - Based on previous threads on ToledoTalk about going into business for yourself, as well as recently hearing people muse about becoming business owners, I am putting together business tips for would-be entrepreneurs. - More>>
posted by historymike to business at 08:23 P.M. EST on Fri Jul 20, 2007     11 comments

Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" to sell diapers - Sure, this is not the first Beatles song to shill a product, but there is something especially disturbing about this idealistic song being used as a commercial for Luvs diapers. - More>>
posted by historymike to commentary at 08:50 A.M. EST on Tue Jul 10, 2007     10 comments

Calling for a General Strike against the Iraq War - People fed up with the Iraq War are calling for a general strike for peace on September 21, 2007. - More>>
posted by historymike to commentary at 10:29 A.M. EST on Mon Jul 09, 2007     36 comments

Get Ready for the Heat Wave - Drink lots of water, stay out of the direct sun as much as possible, and avoid strenuous activities today and tomorrow, ToledoTalkers. - More>>
posted by historymike to weather at 09:46 A.M. EST on Sun Jul 08, 2007     19 comments

Excessive Fireworks Displays by Amateurs - I realize that this subject is not on par with the Great Democratic Party Stripper Scandal, but does anyone else have a problem with idiot neighbors whose fireworks displays are too extreme? - More>>
posted by historymike to culture at 09:07 A.M. EST on Wed Jul 04, 2007     28 comments

One Morning on the High Level Bridge - A tale of a majestic bridge, scenic views, and abject horror; follow the above link.
posted by historymike to outdoors at 10:36 A.M. EST on Wed Jun 13, 2007     9 comments

Sumpin' Stinky at Hoffman Road Landfill?? - A little bird told me that the City of Toledo might be in some hot water with the Ohio EPA if they are not in compliance with their license, and hefty fines could be in the offing. Get busy, you media types. - More>>
posted by historymike to politics at 07:59 P.M. EST on Sat Jun 02, 2007     1 comment

Flea Market Pet Food: Cutting Corners or Risking Pet Health? - Flea market merchants selling bargain-basement pet foods: honest entrepreneurs, or pawning off the glut of recalled pet foods linked to sometimes-fatal melamine poisoning? - More>>
posted by historymike to pets at 03:22 P.M. EST on Sat May 26, 2007     8 comments

Blog Contest: How High Will Gas Get? - I am running a contest on my site to guess the highest price of gas this summer at the station near my house. First prize: $20 gas card. - More>>
posted by historymike to event at 01:30 P.M. EST on Thu May 24, 2007     5 comments

Downward Mobility in Toledo - I'm in a cynical mood today, so if the tone of this post on the soon-to-be-demolished Haughton Elevator Company is disheartening, consider the source. - More>>
posted by historymike to history at 02:40 P.M. EST on Wed May 16, 2007     6 comments

Return of the Crocus - Anyone else have crocuses to report? (Click for pic)
posted by historymike to outdoors at 02:15 P.M. EST on Sun Mar 25, 2007     6 comments

Arlington Midwest Memorial - The Arlington Midwest memorial will remain in front of the Lucas County Courthouse through Saturday. There will be an event sponsored by the Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition called "Peace Sounds" at 6:30 Friday evening, featuring live bands and poetry readings.
posted by historymike to event at 12:16 P.M. EST on Fri Mar 23, 2007     5 comments

We've Got Tulips! - Anyone else seeing signs of greenry yet? My tulips poked through the ground today, and I hereby declare winter to be finished. Click link for a photo of real live Toledo plants. - More>>
posted by historymike to environment at 02:34 P.M. EST on Tue Mar 13, 2007     13 comments

Thoughts on Body Piercings? - My soon-to-be 19-year-old son rolled in today with pierced nipples. After the requisite parental chewing out (most of which was dished out by my wife), I am trying to put this in perspective. Thoughts, anyone?
posted by historymike to parenting at 05:30 P.M. EST on Sat Mar 10, 2007     27 comments

On Messy Desks - I am outing myself as a Messy Desk Person, one whose idea of "organization" means stacks of papers and stuff all over the place. What does your work area look like?
posted by historymike to commentary at 12:34 P.M. EST on Mon Jan 29, 2007     8 comments

Seeking Opinions on Blog Advertising - I have recently started accepting advertising dollars on my site for reviews, and a few readers have voiced displeasure. I am looking for feedback on this phenomenon, and what level (if any) you as a reader can tolerate ads on blogs before you become annoyed. - More>>
posted by historymike to technology at 08:35 P.M. EST on Thu Jan 18, 2007     13 comments

Yet Another Toledo Graffiti Mystery - Seeking opinions on the meaning and source of some unusual stenciled graffiti I have been seeing. Click the link for the picture.
posted by historymike to culture at 04:19 P.M. EST on Sun Jan 14, 2007     3 comments

Searching for Vulcan, Ohio - A short photo-essay on the unincorporated village of Vulcan, Ohio. This was absorbed into the city of Toledo at some point in the past (I believe the 1920s or 1930s). - More>>
posted by historymike to history at 04:36 P.M. EST on Sat Dec 23, 2006     4 comments

Best Local and National Blogs Contest - Lisa Renee of Glass City Jungle is running a blog contest in conjunction with her weekly Toledo Free Press column "Blog It." - More>>
posted by historymike to media at 12:52 P.M. EST on Tue Dec 12, 2006     4 comments

Toledoans Protest War in Iraq - Members of the Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition bundled up in the low-teens windchill this morning to display antiwar signs. The group's location today was on the Detroit Avenue overpass over I-75.
posted by historymike to politics at 08:54 A.M. EST on Tue Dec 05, 2006     101 comments

Foxglove Meadows: A Stroll through a Reinvigorated City Park - The city has embarked on a campaign to improve its public spaces, and Foxglove Meadow is one of the targeted parks that are receiving long-overdue attention. A brief photo essay of the rebirth of a public space that previously fell into disrepair and disuse.
posted by historymike to outdoors at 11:57 A.M. EST on Thu Nov 16, 2006     8 comments

Engaged History Lecture - Dr. David Roediger - The History Department of the University of Toledo will be hosting a lecture by Dr. David Roediger this Thursday November 9 at 7:30 pm entitled "How Whiteness Travels: The U.S. and Worlds of Race." - More>>
posted by historymike to history at 12:22 P.M. EST on Tue Nov 07, 2006     No comments     Post a comment

Carty's Trash Scheme - As if we didn't have enough ill-conceived pieces of legislation, Mayor Finkbeiner now wants to tell you when the trash can go to the curb. Hooray. - More>>
posted by historymike to politics at 03:12 P.M. EST on Wed Oct 25, 2006     39 comments

Weight Loss - What Has Worked for You? - I weighed in on this on my blog (pun intended), but I am curious to read any tips that Toledo Talk posters have on losing weight (beyond the obvious "eat less" and "exercise more"). - More>>
posted by historymike to health at 08:34 A.M. EST on Thu Sep 28, 2006     19 comments

Jeep Workers Give Un-Welcoming Party for Dr. Z - Several dozen UAW members held a protest outside the Toledo Jeep assembly facility this morning to protest corporate actions that have resulted in a net decrease in employment.
posted by historymike to business at 11:22 A.M. EST on Wed Aug 16, 2006     9 comments

Toledoans Protest Israeli Military Actions - Approximately 100 Toledoans gathered on the corner of Talmadge and Sylvania today to express their desire for peace in Lebanon and Palestine.
posted by historymike to news at 05:06 P.M. EST on Sat Jul 29, 2006     82 comments

Akron Professor Still Jailed in Israel - An Ohio geography professor remains in an Israeli jail 12 days after he was arrested on unknown charges, according to family members.
posted by historymike to news at 09:49 A.M. EST on Fri Jul 21, 2006     13 comments

Paperwork - The New Tool Against Terror - Here's good news - the Ohio Department of Homeland Security has created...a new piece of paperwork to root out terrorists. State employees, vendors, and people seeking state licenses must answer six questions about themselves (the answer is always "No," and the form lets you know up front). - More>>
posted by historymike to politics at 07:18 A.M. EST on Mon Jul 17, 2006     5 comments

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