Backassward Ohio

The price of being an activist in Dayton

I was talking to a vendor a week ago about how hard it was to fill positions right now. He responded in kind- and told me how he knew of a job that’s part-time and pays well, running livestreaming video for a church. My firm does livestreaming- and multi-cam recording, and I said I’d be Read More

How to do a background check in Dayton Ohio- and how it could be easier.

The first response to a facebook job posting was obviously too good to be true. Someone with a long history of accounting and bookkeeping applied. She loved dogs (we have 2-3 in the office daily) and wrote a very nice cover letter. No grammatical errors, covered our test questions (attention to detail is important) and Read More

Ain’t no sunshine in Ohio

Ohio recently had “Sunshine Week“- where the Ohio AG and newspapers around the state revel in the idea that this State believes in open meetings, government transparency and public records requests being filled promptly and legally. After 25+ years of finding just the opposite, I submitted this op-ed piece to the Dayton Daily newsless- where Read More

Huber Heights Council forces City Manager Rob Schommer to resign

One last dictator in the many banana republics of Montgomery County- at least for a minute. Sources tell me that Huber Heights City Manager Rob Schommer “resigned last  night” after an ultimatum from council to resign or be fired. The resignation triggered a clause in the city manager contract which was left over from the Read More

Wright State’s incompetence is Governor DeWine’s fault

Wright State- Wrong Leadership. No one got fired for the $130M that went missing from 2012-2017. No one got prosecuted for theft. No one went to jail. A few people left with fat buyouts and agreements to keep their mouths shut. The “Board of Trustees” who were complicit, remained mostly intact. And the same lack Read More

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