The Mayor of Toledo banned a USMC unit from conducting training in the city. There is quite a bit of stir on the web about this, but little news in the mainstream press. This is understandable. The Marines are not in the habit of crying to the press when something doesn't go their way, as the Major from the unit stated;
"We're Marines, we adapt and overcome."
What is disappointing is the poor reasoning given by the mayor in what appears to be an obvious political statement. Live training is critical to building a unit's response skills and understanding problems with equipment, training, tactics and procedures (TTP). In Atlanta, during a mock terrorist attack, local emergency services discovered a horribole flaw with their radio system - it didn't work at all in MARTA stations.
There is a strong push to hold the Toldeo mayor accountable both for his suspect actions and the wasted taxpayer money lost in preparing for this exercise. Given the size of Toledo, it is hard for me to believe that the mayor did not know about this event in the city.