Posts Tagged ‘ Ohio ’

Jason Mauk is a Lousy Spokesperson and Kasich Agrees With Him

October 13, 2011

I’ve seen some pretty bad spokespeople, but Jason Mauk may be the worst of all and Governor John Kasich agrees with him. Mauk is the spokesperson for Building a Better Ohio, the group that supports Issue 2 (SB5). This is the organization that pirated an ad from We Are Ohio, the group that is...

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Republicans Trash a Great Grandmother’s Words

October 12, 2011

This should make all Ohioans mad as hell. As is typical of a republican led effort, the lies and distortions keep pouring in. I’m talking about SB5 and Issue 2. The Building a Better Ohio the group that supports issue 2 have taken the words of Marlene Quinn from a We Are Ohio ad...

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Too Many Lose Their Drivers License in Ohio

September 6, 2011

One out of eight drivers in Ohio are without a drivers license. Many continue to drive and have multiple offenses for operating a motor vehicle without a license. The average is 2.8 convictions per driver. Of the almost one million drivers who have a suspension, there are substantial number of drivers who have lost...

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Dispatch Reports 1 in 4 Ohio Families Go Without Food

August 11, 2011

This afternoon the Columbus Dispatch is reporting that 1 in 4 Ohio families with children went without food last year. You can read the article here. This piggybacks on my previous post about money for TANF. Youngstown was 3rd on the list of food hardship while Dayton was 22nd and Columbus 31st. Factors include...

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Kasich Does Well by Corporations

July 19, 2011

Ohio Democratic party chairman Chris Redfern sent out a fundraising email today to point out how close Governor Kasich is to News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch. News Corp has been hacking the cell phones of child abuse victims, 911 victims, and bribed police. These are just the facts that Murdoch has stated are true. As...

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I’m Tired of Shouting at the Rain

July 1, 2011

I have written before about the scourge of new designer drug’s that mimic the high of marijuana, cocaine, and hallucinogens. That does not include the prescription drugs that are over prescribed and creating addicts from the genetically willing and those in legitimate pain. To be sure, Ohio has had a response under the current...

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Republicans Continue Their Assault on Voting Rights

June 22, 2011
Jon Husted

The Republicans in the General Assembly are bringing back a new version of the old Jim Crow laws that suppressed the African American vote after the Civil War. However, they have expanded the mission. It continues to be the African American vote they are trying to nullify, but over time they have added the...

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When Will the Ohio General Assembly Discover Designer Drugs

May 29, 2011

I think it’s a little and too late. I first posted about “legal” designer drugs on March 19 after traveling to Wisconsin and Minnesota. Not surprising since Minnesota is the unofficial home of drug and alcohol treatment. My question is why is it taking Ohio legislators so long to wake up to this threat?...

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Kasich Ignores Campaign Promise

May 23, 2011
The Ruler

During his campaign for governor John Kasich stated there would be no favors for his supporters. Supposedly, he dislikes special interests. But an article today in the Columbus Dispatch casts doubt on that assertion. Three of Kasich’s best friends, Donald Thibaut, Robert F. Klaffke and Douglas J. Preisse, have set up lobbying operations. Amazingly,...

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Urgent: Rally at the State House

May 5, 2011

This from the Daily Kos. There is a rally scheduled at the state house tomorrow. I’ll be there. If you believe in working people please attend and sign the petition to repeal SB5. On Thursday, May 5th, from 5pm to 7pm, there will be a rally at the Statehouse in Columbus to overturn SB...

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  • Charities transform lost items into gifts for needy
    Among the hats, coats and gloves donated to charities this holiday season are lots of hats, coats and gloves given, well, by accident. […]
  • Woman who stole from blind group enters diversion program
    A Westerville woman has been placed on diversion and has paid restitution for stealing more than $25,000 while working as an administrative assistant for the American Council of the Blind of Ohio. […]
  • Veteran pilot dies after crashing plane in Union County
    MARYSVILLE, Ohio — An experienced military pilot who was a veteran of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan died yesterday after crashing his plane near the runway of the Union County Airport during an aerobatic maneuver. […]
  • Mayor’s ex-wife gets 10 days in jail
    Frankie Coleman, the ex-wife of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, was sentenced yesterday to 10 days in jail, fined $575 and placed on probation for three years after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. […]
  • Praise flows for Franklinton mission’s Pastor Joe
    The Rev. Joe Johnson was a bit irritated that The Dispatch wanted to publish a story about him. “I’m not a bragger,” he said. And, he noted, he was already in the newspaper, “about 50 years ago." Then, after consenting to an interview, the pastor scolded Inner City Ministries volunteer Jeff Baker for saying too many nice things about him. […]

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