Site spotlights disaster preparednessWritten by Lisa Renee Ward | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The instant I looked at Project Disaster, I knew it was a Blog it, Toledo blog. Written by three local Emergency clinicians it is the most comprehensive source of information in one location that I have seen. In addition to offering information on everything from terrorism to the bird flu, they also offer podcasting. Even Homeland Security National Updates are provided in a user friendly manner. Of all the blogs I have featured, this one is a definite recommended one to bookmark.
Next I’m taking a venture into political blogs that I have not previously highlighted. First up is one of the newest members of the Toledo area blogosphere, Mark Dansack, the Democratic candidate for Ohio House District 46. His posts so far have gone into various topics from Education to Endorsements. Mark created the blog to be able to discuss what is important to Ohioans, especially those who live in District 46.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, an elected official who has been blogging for as long as I have, Toledo City Councilperson Frank Szollosi. I’ve had many a discussion there and I have learned quite a bit from Frank as well as some of those who participate in comments. In addition to Szollosi Toledo, Frank has decided to launch a second blog, Szollosi Listens that is designed to be more specific to meeting needs of Toledo residents. I’m looking forward to seeing his 1975 24’ Argosy Travel Trailer.
Thurber’s Thoughts, the blog of Lucas County Commissioner Maggie Thurber is one I visit often. This is another great blog to learn and discuss county specific issues as well as other topics. One recent example is Maggie’s three part series on Lieutenant Governor Candidates during their presentations at the County Commissioners Association of Ohio Summer Conference that she recently attended. She also uses her blog to get input from Lucas County residents.
If you enjoy more of a satire based look at Toledo politics, this next blog (for adults only) Toledo Tales, might be for you. There are several different contributors of material but it is overseen by “Subcomandante Bob” who is quite the guy to party with from the stories I’ve heard. Then again they could just be rumors but, either way, Toledo Tales has become popular in its own right and has been featured on Fark.com on several occasions.