Archive for the 'Ohio' Category

OHIO COAL THRIVES UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA…

October 17th, 2014

As angry bipartisan crowds of Ohio politicians gather to defend “our coal jobs” from the US EPA’s proposed new rules for coal power plants, it’s worth noting just how many jobs we’re talking about. Yes, those are the actual numbers—no zeros have been omitted. (It’s off topic, but note the increase in Ohio coal employment […]

JONNY JOO’S HAUNTING HOMES…

October 17th, 2014

ROLDO RIGHTS ON A SALES-TAX VACATION:
A TAX BREAK FOR THE LOWER ECONOMIC PEOPLE…

October 14th, 2014

If I were a politician today there are two things I would promote in Cleveland and Ohio. First, a state-wide raise in the minimum wage. If not, a push for city-wide minimum wage hikes. Where are Cleveland politicians? Second, I’d call for a temporary vacation or permanent decrease in the state’s sales tax. If there […]

ANDY THOMPSON IS FOR THE BIRDS…

October 7th, 2014

Fred O’Neill writes: Some have been complaining that Ohio 95th District State Representative Andy Thompson is being treated “unfairly” by his opponents. At least one local writer has labeled such critics as “Marxists and communists.” Thompson is one of several Republican office-holders elected in 2010 on the basis of their promises to create jobs and […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON FITZGERALD AND KASICH…
VOTE YOUR INTERESTS, NOT A DRIVERS LICENSE…

October 5th, 2014

Some years ago when Tim Hagan challenged Rep. Mary Rose Oakar for her Congressional seat I advised voters, “Hold your nose and vote for Mary Rose.” Mary Rose would accept any support she could get from anywhere. Beside the ditty amused her. She got a good laugh. She won re-election, too. Now I would advise […]

APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS LAWSUIT…

September 19th, 2014

Parents of an autistic child on Thursday sued the Ohio Department of Health and others in federal court, alleging discrimination against Ohio’s autistic children by failing to provide what the lawsuit describes as federally mandated treatment. Gary and Nikki Ruhl, of Mansfield, in northern Ohio, sued in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on behalf of […]

OHIO’S CARPET BAGGING TEA BAGGER…

August 31st, 2014

It comes as no surprise to discover that Congressman Bill Johnson might be reluctant to engage in an honest, one-on-one, debate with his Democrat opponent before the November 4 election. Johnson wants to rely instead upon the tried-and-true tea party tactic of staged “town-hall” meetings (where his pals can make him look good by restricting […]

ROLDO RIGHTS ON: CAN WE KICK
YOU SOME MORE FITZ, ASKS THE PD…?

August 27th, 2014

There’s an old saying I can’t track down even with Google. It’s about journalists. It goes something like, “When the battle is over they come down and shoot the wounded.” Not quite right. I knew only one person who might know the direct quote – Terry Sheridan. And he did with all the attribution: Newspaperman […]

DO ANYTHING ELSE, DO IT NOW…

August 12th, 2014

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

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