(Toledo, OH) SwampBubbles describes itself as "a user centered site dedicated to breaking news and political discussion of Toledo and Northwest Ohio," and it is certainly living up to this billing. While the focus is the Toledo region, national and international news is also covered.
The site's name is derived from the Great Black Swamp, a 40-mile by 120-mile swath of muck and marshland that once covered most of Northwest Ohio. "Sometimes things come to the surface of the swamp," writes the site's administrator, "and this site provides a forum to do this."
Many of the local mainstays in Toledo-area blogging have already signed up, and quite a few new virtual faces have also surfaced.
By the way - a quick plug for historymike in a poll that debates adding RSS feeds. Stop on over and cast a vote for me if you have too much time on your hands, and add SwampBubbles to your list of go-to sites for news, politics, and anything related to Northwest Ohio.