Archive for the 'Ohio' Category

THOMSPON LEADS KILL COMMON CORE CHARGE…

July 29th, 2014

Reps. Matt Huffman of Lima and Andy Thompson of Marietta said Monday that Ohio made a mistake four years ago in pursuing the standards and their legislation would seize back state control over the process. …their legislation would seize back state control… (from President Barack Hussein Obama). Where were these anti-federal-education-standards folks when President George […]

TAXES TO PROP UP FAILED CHARTER SCHOOL…

July 16th, 2014

[Value Learning and Teaching] Academy, a 600-student charter school in Pendleton, will remain open next year thanks to a judge’s ruling Monday. In a potentially precedent-setting decision, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Nadine Allen is forcing the Ohio Department of Education to sponsor the school next year, thereby saving it from closure. She also […]

87 PERCENT OF OHIO THIRD GRADERS PASS…

June 21st, 2014

My first question is, why do I need to go to the jump to find out if Warren (my alma mater) or Wolf Creek school district students didn’t pass? I’ve talked with teachers across the state about this test and many are troubled by the format, methodology and implementation. For those students who do not […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON HOW BAD ARE OURS…?

June 5th, 2014

County Executive Ed FitzGerald may be excused for making a ridiculous proposal to spend the sin tax money. After all, he needs every free headline he can get as the money-squeezed Ohio gubernatorial candidate. The tax – 25 years in effect – was passed recently for a 20-year extension. But does his proposal have to […]

END OF COURSE…? WHAT END OF COURSE…?

June 5th, 2014

Say goodbye to the Ohio Graduation Test. The tests that Ohio freshmen have needed to pass in order to earn a high school diploma is going away, phasing out over the next few years. For new freshmen starting high school this fall, seven exams will take the OGT’s place. Four of the new exams will […]

PREPING FOR A SECOND SILENT SPRING…

May 27th, 2014

Via Pharyngula…

GETTING OHIO’S JUDICIAL NAME GAME…

May 2nd, 2014

Jennifer Brunner wrote: Next Tuesday, May 6th, is Primary Election Day in Ohio. Every polling place in the state will be open for voting from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. When you go to the polls, you will be asked, “What is your party affiliation?” That means, are you a Democrat, a Republican, Green Party […]

SEN. BROWN ENDORSES ZIMON FOR HD 12…

April 24th, 2014

From the Zimon Campaign: Jill Miller Zimon has been endorsed by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in her bid to be the Democratic nominee for State Representative in House District 12. Senator Brown said, “Jill is a strong leader with the intelligence and experience to make a difference in Columbus. She is one of the hardest […]

I ENDORSE (& SUPPORT) JILL MILLER ZIMON…

April 14th, 2014

Jill is the woman in the arena…

BRUNNER FOR 10TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS…

March 20th, 2014

I wish she were running for Senator or Governor, but I’ll take what I can get. We need a lot more people like Jennifer Brunner in public office.

THIRD MAYOR ENDORSES FOSSACECA…

March 7th, 2014

THE FACES OF BIGOTRY AND HATE…

February 28th, 2014

State reps Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) and Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) From my hometown newspaper: A proposed Ohio law whose broad language would allow business owners to cite religious beliefs in refusing service to whomever they choose was pulled Wednesday by its sponsors in response to overwhelming criticism to a similar bill in Arizona. Supporters of House […]

FOSS SCORES BROADVIEW HEIGHTS’ NOD…

February 27th, 2014

SEN. PORTMAN TO OHIOANS: SUCK IT UP…!

February 20th, 2014

From Progress Ohio: Earlier this month, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio cast the deciding vote to kill renewed unemployment insurance, letting down more than 50,000 Ohioans who are looking for work. Sen. Portman chose party politics over his constituents, particularly those who have fallen on hard times. Sen. Portman can still make right by us. […]

WHAT’S TO COME IN OHIO…

January 28th, 2014

From my hometown newspaper this morning: As revenue continues to drop at Ohio casinos and horse race tracks, beware of how the state legislature responds. And look no further than West Virginia for a preview. Gambling proprietors in West Virginia are beneficiaries of enormous gifts bestowed upon them by politicians. Voters never had a say […]

ELIZABETH WARREN IN 2016…

October 3rd, 2013

WHERE’S OUR COMMANDER’S INTENT RIGHT NOW…?

October 2nd, 2013

Mark Stevenson writes: It’s not always easy to keep optimistic. As the famous military maxim goes “no plan survives contact with the enemy”, which is why successful military leaders give those under them the freedom to improvise, but make sure they always know what the goal is. Americans call this ‘Commander’s Intent’. What I have […]

ARIZONA SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN BATS .500…?

October 1st, 2013

This is the new Republican Party… Last week Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said: “I don’t know what all the scenes are, but I’ve seen how this movie ends. We will end up not shutting the government down, and we will not defund Obamacare.” McCain clearly underestimated the crazy factor of the beast he helped release […]

FROM ZERO TO CRAZY…? OR…?

September 21st, 2013

Robert Reich writes: Congressional Republicans have gone directly from conservatism to fanaticism without any intervening period of sanity. First, John Boehner, bowing to Republican extremists, ushers a bill through the House that continues to fund the government after September 30 but doesn’t fund the Affordable Care Act. Anyone with half a brain knows Senate Democrats […]

AMASH AMENDMENT FAILS, BATTLE ON…

July 25th, 2013

How Ohio voted… Ayes: Steve Chabot (R-1), Jim Jordan (R-4), Bill Johnson (R-6), Marcia Fudge (D-11) and James Renacci (R-16); Noes: Brad Wenstrup (R-2), Robert Latta (R-5), Bob Gibbs (R-7), John Boehner (R-8), Marcy Kaptur (D-9), 10th — Rep. Michael Turner (R-10), Patrick “Pat” Tiberi (R-12), Tim Ryan (D-13), Rep. David Joyce (R-14) and Steve […]

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