Last month, 11 Investigates found that residents in Fostoria and the surrounding communities near Sunny Farms Landfill were furious at local and state officials for what they said is a lack of action on foul odors at the dumping ground.
For years, residents near Fostoria have complained about smells coming from the nearby Sunny Farms Landfill. With a big vote looming on the site’s future, investigator Brian Dugger has been digging into the controversy.
Tickets from handheld cameras are a hot-button topic in Toledo. Many residents detest them, calling them a money grab. Through a public records request, WTOL was able to examine the nearly 67,000 tickets sent to drivers from Jan. 1, 2018, through Oct. 31.
The confirmation enraged members of council and prompted council David Kissinger to say that he is “strongly considering” calling an emergency meeting of council within the next several days to get answers.
At Monday’s meeting, council also voted to give law director Beth Tischler a Friday deadline to send the four complaints found in the December ethics report to the Ohio Auditor’s Public Integrity Assurance Unit and the state’s Ethics Commission.
Last summer, a typically mundane wage study report from The Employer’s Association ignited a political firestorm in Maumee. It’s a storm that shows no sign of abating and a storm that threatens to sweep up the city’s administrator in its wake.