Backassward Ohio

Why Dayton is demolition central

A posting on Facebook showed photos of the old Roosevelt High School. The reactions were strong, wondering why this gem had been torn down- and why Stivers was still standing. Roosevelt was an amazing building, that brought dignity to West Dayton on a scale like no other: Marble Entrances 400+ Class Rooms Two swimming pools Read More

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

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