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Old 01-13-2012, 02:20 AM
 
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Toledo in 1999 Till 2009" is nothing in crime compared to how it is now we have the highest arson rate one of the highest bugulary rate for our population plus the murders from 99 till 09 have x4 and Toledo is in the middle of everything Detroit Cleveland and Dayton and cincinatti that's where all the major drug deals meet is in Toledo cuz its in the middle and dead body's from Toledo get dropped off from Toledo to those major cities or those major cities will drop em off here
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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First things first:
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Use them generously, it'll make your argument a lot clearer.


Second, do you have sources to cite for those claims? Like Toledo having the highest arson rate? I know we had a week or two period during the summer where it seemed like another building was burning down every day, but I don't recall anything out of the ordinary other than that. And where are all of these bodies being dropped off? A lot of this just sounds like hearsay, so I'd be interested if you had links to articles about this kind of thing happening.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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And to make a contribution to this article, as for where I see things going in the next XX years...

Let's just say the next 10 years.

I think Toledo's 2022 makeup will be a lot more downtown-oriented than it is now. I think we'll continue following the trends of bigger cities around the country and we'll see a shift back to the city center in every capacity; population, entertainment, business headquarters, etc.

If we're lucky enough to maintain our stature as a leader in the solar industry, we could suddenly find ourselves as a city with a changing image and demographic. Rather than being viewed as a rust belt city stuck in an industrial past, we could be a city that is attracting tech firms, and therefore tech jobs. With the University of Toledo's Engineering Department putting a focus on alternative energy, we could be a destination for young professionals.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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And to make a contribution to this article, as for where I see things going in the next XX years...

Let's just say the next 10 years.

I think Toledo's 2022 makeup will be a lot more downtown-oriented than it is now. I think we'll continue following the trends of bigger cities around the country and we'll see a shift back to the city center in every capacity; population, entertainment, business headquarters, etc.

I think you're right, because its a necessity for the citys survival and its already the trend anyway.

What I'm particularly interested in is what can/will be done to preserve, revitalize, and enhance all other Toledo neighborhoods. A robust Central Business District is paramount, but will that result in the infill of more affluent types of people into downtown and all the crime and gangs relocating to further outlying neighborhoods. That wouldn't be any kind of victory. I hope the city dedicates equal effort to stabilizing and revitalizing neighborhoods full of potential, that are on the tipping point.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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Southwyck Mall has been razed (took two years). Only the parking lot remains but the entrances are all blocked with concrete barriers painted yellow. The weed growth in the joints of the concrete slabs is unsightly. Stautzenberger College, which was nearby, has relocated to Arrowhead Park in Maumee.

NorthTowne was closed due to break-ins and vandalism by local punks. It's the next one to get the wrecking ball. Did you know that land was a small airport (National) back in the 1950s?

Woodville Mall has just closed. It's destiny is uncertain right now.

Latest news reports state that some K-Marts will close...including the one on S. Reynolds Rd.

Restaurants on Reynolds often get bought and sold. Bob Evans on Reynolds & Heatherdows has lasted many years, though. Want to get a hamburg there? It'll cost you $9.79. On top of that is state tax, then the wait staff would appreciate a tip.

Libbey High School on Western Avenue is in the process of being razed. Costs less to do that then refurbish that 1924 school.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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Well regardless of how it will look in 15 to 20 years, the Rockets beating Colorado on nationwide Television is a plus... GO ROCKETS!!!!!
Seeing the Rockets beat Michigan was hilarious.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Toledo, OH
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Latest news reports state that some K-Marts will close...including the one on S. Reynolds Rd.

Restaurants on Reynolds often get bought and sold. Bob Evans on Reynolds & Heatherdows has lasted many years, though. Want to get a hamburg there? It'll cost you $9.79. On top of that is state tax, then the wait staff would appreciate a tip.

Libbey High School on Western Avenue is in the process of being razed. Costs less to do that then refurbish that 1924 school.
Definitely some valid points at the start, about this area basically drying up and anything that was successful there has relocated. However, a few of these aren't a cause and effect thing for Toledo.

K-Marts closing up is not our problem, it's K-Mart's problem. Sears/K-Mart is going bankrupt, and they're closing 120 stores nationwide. They're headquartered in Chicago, so it's not like Toledo had any power over this.

Bob Evans is based in Columbus, and they set the prices that their restaurants list. If they want to charge $9.79 for a hamburger, how does that affect the future of Toledo?

The Libbey ordeal is just plain stupid. It all has to do with tobacco money and the way laws are written, and peoples' inability to find flexibility in interpretation. The idea behind it was great: use the money to fund education. However, the law was written that it was easier if used in the construction of new schools, not the refurbishment of existing schools. So the city goes crazy building up new schools and knocking down the old ones. Just stupid.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:06 PM
 
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yea they tore down my high school and its one of the newest ones in toledo. it made NO SENSE to do it and build it smaller. then they partnered with the ymca....so ur double dipping by going corporate and still asking for tax payer money on the ballot.


but by all means keep woodward and scott around even though less than 800 students attend those schools.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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its already detroit pretty much, tons of crime.. cleveland, cincinatti, toledo, even the small cities like findlay and tiffin are turning into little detroits. sad.
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Kittanning
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its already detroit pretty much, tons of crime.. cleveland, cincinatti, toledo, even the small cities like findlay and tiffin are turning into little detroits. sad.
Where are the stats to back this up? Toledo is fine.
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