Backassward Ohio

Meet the newest enemy to the Monarchy of Montgomery County

You’ve heard of 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon? In Dayton, it’s rare you’re more than 1.2 degrees of separation from people, unless you are an elected official or hold a patronage job. Then the factor goes down to .2 If you could look at the list of Precinct Captains of the political parties Read More

Why do we elect a Clerk of Courts? And how much is the ransom to get a competent one?

This is a story of institutionalized incompetence, the reality is, it could have happened to anyone who was dumb enough to run for a lot of public offices that have no business being elected positions. Most voters can’t tell you what the treasurer, auditor, recorder actually do, never mind who they are. The County engineer, Read More

Team Householder gets charged with racketeering

I don’t have time to unpack this whole thing, and it will be a while before it all starts to come into focus. I just wanted to make sure the common folks have access to the 81 page FBI indictment of the Ohio Speaker without having to sign up for anything. The shell company, Generation Read More

Huber Heights is another nexus of corruption

There are a few very specific things a public body can go into executive session for, and one of the most important is to discuss legal matters and strategy. The Huber Heights City Council last night just fired a shot across the bow by passing a first reading to spend 6 figures to pick a Read More

Sage advice from a former State School Board member, A.J. Wagner

Most of this post is lifted with permission from a Facebook post by former State School Board Member and former Judge, A.J. Wagner. This is as the State just boosted the State School Superintendents pay to over $200,000. More than the governor by over $50K Ohio schools superintendent remains among the highest paid public servants Read More

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