The Truth About Cars » Ohio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Ohio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com TTAC News Round-up: Don’t Leave Europe Out of the Party, Bizarre End To GM Lawsuit, and 2015’s Recall-mania http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-dont-leave-europe-party-bizarre-end-gm-lawsuit-2015s-recall-mania/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-dont-leave-europe-party-bizarre-end-gm-lawsuit-2015s-recall-mania/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271513 Volkswagen to European diesel owners: “Why you mad?” That, the mailman can’t deliver on the first lawsuit against GM, Caddies built in China and 51.3 million cars were recalled in 2015 … after the break! German officials criticizing Volkswagen for unfair treatment Justice officials in Germany are telling Volkswagen that treating American and European owners differently “cannot […]

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Volkswagen to European diesel owners: “Why you mad?” That, the mailman can’t deliver on the first lawsuit against GM, Caddies built in China and 51.3 million cars were recalled in 2015 … after the break! German officials criticizing Volkswagen for unfair treatment Justice officials in Germany are telling Volkswagen that treating American and European owners differently “cannot […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Surveillance In The Age Of Taurus Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/whats-wrong-picture-surveillance-age-taurus-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/whats-wrong-picture-surveillance-age-taurus-edition/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1220649 Like the song says, I always feel like… somebody’s watching me. But rarely are they as obvious as this old Taurus I spotted north of Columbus, Ohio over the weekend. What’s going on here, B&B? Are these radar guns? Automated number plate readers? Illuminati mind-control devices? And what are they doing on a decade-old Taurus […]

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Like the song says, I always feel like… somebody’s watching me. But rarely are they as obvious as this old Taurus I spotted north of Columbus, Ohio over the weekend. What’s going on here, B&B? Are these radar guns? Automated number plate readers? Illuminati mind-control devices? And what are they doing on a decade-old Taurus […]

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Automakers Desperate To Attract Younger Generation of Workers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/automakers-desperate-to-attract-younger-generation-of-workers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/automakers-desperate-to-attract-younger-generation-of-workers/#comments Sat, 17 Oct 2015 14:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1197762 (Maybe not like that.) Automotive News reported Saturday that several automakers are struggling to attract younger workers as young adults seem more disinterested with pursuing careers in manufacturing. Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Senior Vice President Randy Jackson said it’s important for the auto industry to soften the blow of reality when adulthood sets in: “So many kids […]

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(Maybe not like that.) Automotive News reported Saturday that several automakers are struggling to attract younger workers as young adults seem more disinterested with pursuing careers in manufacturing. Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Senior Vice President Randy Jackson said it’s important for the auto industry to soften the blow of reality when adulthood sets in: “So many kids […]

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Two More Locals Reject Proposed UAW-FCA US Contract http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/two-more-locals-reject-proposed-uaw-fca-us-contract/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/two-more-locals-reject-proposed-uaw-fca-us-contract/#comments Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181578 Two more local unions rejected the proposed four-year contract deal between FCA US and the UAW Friday, adding to the growing opposition as voting continues. Per The Detroit News, overwhelming majorities at Trenton Engine Complex in Trenton, Mich. and Toledo Machinery in Toledo, Ohio made their displeasure with the deal known by casting their votes […]

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Two more local unions rejected the proposed four-year contract deal between FCA US and the UAW Friday, adding to the growing opposition as voting continues. Per The Detroit News, overwhelming majorities at Trenton Engine Complex in Trenton, Mich. and Toledo Machinery in Toledo, Ohio made their displeasure with the deal known by casting their votes […]

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The Redflex Bribery Scandal Reaches Ohio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/redflex-bribery-scandal-reaches-ohio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/redflex-bribery-scandal-reaches-ohio/#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1096345 It’s the kind of disgraceful corruption that would have seen its perpetrators swinging from a tree in a more forthright age: an alleged $2 million bribery program that has already seen a Redflex consultant plead guilty to charges of delivering over $570,000 in cash and other bribes to Chicago’s former managing deputy commissioner of transportation. […]

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It’s the kind of disgraceful corruption that would have seen its perpetrators swinging from a tree in a more forthright age: an alleged $2 million bribery program that has already seen a Redflex consultant plead guilty to charges of delivering over $570,000 in cash and other bribes to Chicago’s former managing deputy commissioner of transportation. […]

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Fate Of Jeep In Toledo Rests On Supplier Park, Partnerships http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/fate-jeep-toledo-rests-supplier-park-partnerships/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/fate-jeep-toledo-rests-supplier-park-partnerships/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1043698 The fate of Toledo, Ohio holding onto the Jeep factory may be decided not on incentives or land acquisition, but by what happens with the supplier park. The Detroit News reports the deciding factor on whether Jeep stays in Toledo involves the current business arrangement with the factory’s supplier park. Back in 2006, the park […]

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The fate of Toledo, Ohio holding onto the Jeep factory may be decided not on incentives or land acquisition, but by what happens with the supplier park. The Detroit News reports the deciding factor on whether Jeep stays in Toledo involves the current business arrangement with the factory’s supplier park. Back in 2006, the park […]

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Honda Investing $340M For Increased Fuel-Efficient Engine Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/honda-investing-340m-increased-fuel-efficient-engine-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/honda-investing-340m-increased-fuel-efficient-engine-production/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=983825 Honda announced Tuesday it would invest $340 million into its Anna, Ohio engine plant to help increase production of its family of fuel-efficient engines. Bloomberg reports the automaker added a new assembly line at the plant for production of its new VTEC turbo-four engine family. The engines, which increase efficiency with variable valve technology, are […]

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Honda announced Tuesday it would invest $340 million into its Anna, Ohio engine plant to help increase production of its family of fuel-efficient engines. Bloomberg reports the automaker added a new assembly line at the plant for production of its new VTEC turbo-four engine family. The engines, which increase efficiency with variable valve technology, are […]

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B&B Reject Red-Light Cameras In Three States On Election Night http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/bb-reject-red-light-cameras-three-states-election-night/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/bb-reject-red-light-cameras-three-states-election-night/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=941769 Tuesday, the B&B made their voice known on the issues affecting them, including a set of referendums on the infamous red-light traffic camera. Autoblog reports voters in Cleveland and Maple Heights, Ohio, St. Charles County, Mo., and Sierra Vista, Ariz. overwhelmingly rejected the cameras on the basis that their use did more for the bottom […]

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Tuesday, the B&B made their voice known on the issues affecting them, including a set of referendums on the infamous red-light traffic camera. Autoblog reports voters in Cleveland and Maple Heights, Ohio, St. Charles County, Mo., and Sierra Vista, Ariz. overwhelmingly rejected the cameras on the basis that their use did more for the bottom […]

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2017 Jeep Wrangler To Remain Body-On-Frame http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/2017-jeep-wrangler-remain-body-frame/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/2017-jeep-wrangler-remain-body-frame/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=935626 The fate of where the next-gen Jeep Wrangler will be assembled may have been settled, thanks to the fact that there will be no unibody Wrangler anytime soon. Automotive News reports sources from inside and outside Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have stated the 2017 Wrangler will remain body-on-frame, meaning the Toledo, Ohio plant responsible for the […]

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The fate of where the next-gen Jeep Wrangler will be assembled may have been settled, thanks to the fact that there will be no unibody Wrangler anytime soon. Automotive News reports sources from inside and outside Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have stated the 2017 Wrangler will remain body-on-frame, meaning the Toledo, Ohio plant responsible for the […]

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UAW, Political Leaders Uniting To Keep Wrangler In Ohio http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/uaw-political-leaders-uniting-keep-wrangler-ohio/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/uaw-political-leaders-uniting-keep-wrangler-ohio/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=933842 With the possibility of an aluminum Jeep Wrangler being built elsewhere, the United Auto Workers and political leaders are coming together to convince Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to keep the icon in Toledo, Ohio. Automotive News reports the gathering will occur Monday at the UAW Local 12, with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, […]

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With the possibility of an aluminum Jeep Wrangler being built elsewhere, the United Auto Workers and political leaders are coming together to convince Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to keep the icon in Toledo, Ohio. Automotive News reports the gathering will occur Monday at the UAW Local 12, with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur, […]

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UAW Elects Secretary-Treasurer Williams To Union Presidency http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/uaw-elects-secretary-treasurer-williams-to-union-presidency/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/uaw-elects-secretary-treasurer-williams-to-union-presidency/#comments Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=838097 Automotive News reports the United Auto Workers has elected secretary-treasurer Dennis Williams, who served in the role under now-retired president Bob King, as the union’s new president in a 3215 to 49 vote during the 36th UAW Constitutional Convention in Detroit. Williams, who came from the agricultural wing of the union, is the first union […]

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Automotive News reports the United Auto Workers has elected secretary-treasurer Dennis Williams, who served in the role under now-retired president Bob King, as the union’s new president in a 3215 to 49 vote during the 36th UAW Constitutional Convention in Detroit. Williams, who came from the agricultural wing of the union, is the first union […]

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Ford Medium-Duty Truck Production Moving To Ohio In 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/ford-medium-duty-truck-production-moving-to-ohio-in-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/ford-medium-duty-truck-production-moving-to-ohio-in-2015/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:30:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=768738 With the Econoline passing the torch to the Transit Connect at the end of this year, Ford is in the process of moving production of the F-650 and F-750 from Mexico to Ohio in time for the medium-duty trucks’ redesign for 2015. Bloomberg reports the automaker is cutting ties with Navistar International in a joint […]

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With the Econoline passing the torch to the Transit Connect at the end of this year, Ford is in the process of moving production of the F-650 and F-750 from Mexico to Ohio in time for the medium-duty trucks’ redesign for 2015. Bloomberg reports the automaker is cutting ties with Navistar International in a joint […]

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Dealer Groups Sue Tesla, State Agencies Over EV Maker’s Ohio Retail License http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/dealer-groups-sue-tesla-state-agencies-over-ev-makers-ohio-retail-license/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/dealer-groups-sue-tesla-state-agencies-over-ev-makers-ohio-retail-license/#comments Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=684530 Car dealers trying to head off Tesla Motors’ attempts to set up factory-direct showrooms in Ohio lost a round last month when a dealership licensing amendment that would have blocked Tesla from selling vehicles direct to retail customers in the state wasn’t voted upon in the state legislature. Now the dealers are trying the litigation […]

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Car dealers trying to head off Tesla Motors’ attempts to set up factory-direct showrooms in Ohio lost a round last month when a dealership licensing amendment that would have blocked Tesla from selling vehicles direct to retail customers in the state wasn’t voted upon in the state legislature. Now the dealers are trying the litigation […]

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Are Dodge Darts Illegal in Ohio? Man Arrested For Hidden Compartment That Revealed No Drugs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/are-dodge-darts-illegal-in-ohio-man-arrested-for-hidden-compartment-that-revealed-no-drugs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/are-dodge-darts-illegal-in-ohio-man-arrested-for-hidden-compartment-that-revealed-no-drugs/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:28:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=683634 WKYC-TV reports that when Norman Gurley was pulled over for allegedly speeding in Lorain County, Ohio on Tuesday, State Highway Patrol officers arrested him for having a hidden compartment on his car, charged with a felony despite the fact that he was not violating drug, weapon or any other contraband laws.  Gurley thus became the first […]

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WKYC-TV reports that when Norman Gurley was pulled over for allegedly speeding in Lorain County, Ohio on Tuesday, State Highway Patrol officers arrested him for having a hidden compartment on his car, charged with a felony despite the fact that he was not violating drug, weapon or any other contraband laws.  Gurley thus became the first […]

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Distracted Driver Rams Motorcycle On Freeway, Faces No Charges http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/distracted-driver-rams-motorcycle-on-freeway-faces-no-charges/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/distracted-driver-rams-motorcycle-on-freeway-faces-no-charges/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:45:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=517081 It’s a video that simultaneously sends chills down the spine of every motorcyclist and confirms the worst fears of those who advocate for distracted-driving laws. A young man is flying down the right lane of a freeway at night in a V8-powered sedan. There is a couple riding a motorcycle at a normal speed in […]

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It’s a video that simultaneously sends chills down the spine of every motorcyclist and confirms the worst fears of those who advocate for distracted-driving laws. A young man is flying down the right lane of a freeway at night in a V8-powered sedan. There is a couple riding a motorcycle at a normal speed in […]

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Ohio Judge: “It is a scam that motorists can’t win.” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/ohio-judge-it-is-a-scam-that-motorists-cant-win/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/ohio-judge-it-is-a-scam-that-motorists-cant-win/#comments Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:37:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480767 “Elmwood Place is engaged in nothing more than a high-tech game of 3-Card Monty, (sic)” Ruehlman wrote, referring to a card game used by con artists. And with that phrase, Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman stopped a six-thousand-ticket-per-month operation. According to the Columbus Dispatch, the tiny village of Elmwood Place near Cincinnati, Ohio […]

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“Elmwood Place is engaged in nothing more than a high-tech game of 3-Card Monty, (sic)” Ruehlman wrote, referring to a card game used by con artists. And with that phrase, Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman stopped a six-thousand-ticket-per-month operation. According to the Columbus Dispatch, the tiny village of Elmwood Place near Cincinnati, Ohio […]

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Ohio: Legislature Considers Ban On “Visual Guess” Speeding Tickets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/ohio-legislature-considers-ban-on-visual-guess-speeding-tickets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/ohio-legislature-considers-ban-on-visual-guess-speeding-tickets/#comments Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:29:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358892 A bipartisan effort to overturn a controversial Ohio Supreme Court ruling garnered the support of twelve of the state Senate’s thirty-three members in just four days. Senators Tim Grendell (R-Chesterland) and Capri S. Cafaro (D-Hubbard) jointly introduced legislation on Thursday that would forbid police from issuing speeding tickets based solely on the officer’s best speed […]

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A bipartisan effort to overturn a controversial Ohio Supreme Court ruling garnered the support of twelve of the state Senate’s thirty-three members in just four days. Senators Tim Grendell (R-Chesterland) and Capri S. Cafaro (D-Hubbard) jointly introduced legislation on Thursday that would forbid police from issuing speeding tickets based solely on the officer’s best speed […]

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Shareholder Revolt Takes Out Three Traffic Camera Company Leaders http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/shareholder-revolt-takes-out-three-traffic-camera-company-leaders/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/shareholder-revolt-takes-out-three-traffic-camera-company-leaders/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2009 14:44:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336098 Angry shareholders yesterday ousted the chairman of the board of a major traffic camera company and two of his closest allies. Redflex Chairman Chris Cooper and Directors Peter Lewinsky and Roger Sawley resigned to avoid an embarrassing vote after learning that a majority of shareholder proxies expressed no confidence in their continued leadership. The internal […]

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Angry shareholders yesterday ousted the chairman of the board of a major traffic camera company and two of his closest allies. Redflex Chairman Chris Cooper and Directors Peter Lewinsky and Roger Sawley resigned to avoid an embarrassing vote after learning that a majority of shareholder proxies expressed no confidence in their continued leadership. The internal […]

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Busted! Redflex’s Redlight Camera Semi-Snuff Film http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/busted-redflex-redlight-camera-semi-snuff-film/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/busted-redflex-redlight-camera-semi-snuff-film/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2009 19:18:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=241731 Redflex is the Australian company that runs many if not most of America's redlight camera programs. Although I'm not a city resident, I attended two Redflex Q&A sessions in Canton, OH over the past two nights. About 20 people attended the first meeting. Around sixty showed-up at the second-- once people caught wind of what was at stake. Both meetings included city council members, city safety director Thomas Nesbitt and Hizzoner the Mayor, William Healy. Redflex Executive Vice President Aaron Rosenberg began the meeting with the video above. The clip was shown without warning. Hello and boom: a graphic and violent accident of the type Reflex's cameras are supposed to prevent. No emotional blackmail there, then.

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Redflex is the Australian company that runs many if not most of America's redlight camera programs. Although I'm not a city resident, I attended two Redflex Q&A sessions in Canton, OH over the past two nights. About 20 people attended the first meeting. Around sixty showed-up at the second-- once people caught wind of what was at stake. Both meetings included city council members, city safety director Thomas Nesbitt and Hizzoner the Mayor, William Healy. Redflex Executive Vice President Aaron Rosenberg began the meeting with the video above. The clip was shown without warning. Hello and boom: a graphic and violent accident of the type Reflex's cameras are supposed to prevent. No emotional blackmail there, then.

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