big ideas for Dayton OH

Platforms and prison (jail)

For regular readers of this site, I’m sorry I’ve not been posting. Between writing a few legal filings for the 2nd district court of appeals case (about the illegal school closing task force meetings) and getting campaign things rolling, there hasn’t been time. The trolls on Facebook have come out to bash me on my Read More

How to fix the School State Takeover problem

Three years ago I could have told you that Dayton Public Schools was going to face State Takeover. The exact time? When the incompetent DPS board pushed David Lawrence out of the running for Superintendent. Now, the state is faced with taking over a district that’s almost twice as large as both Youngstown and Elyria Read More

Dayton political ecosystem just collapsed, R hires D for countywide office

Everyday except Tuesdays, for the last 3 years, John McManus would get in his aging Lexus LS350 and drive to Columbus around 1:30 in the afternoon to work for the Franklin County Clerk of Courts. There, he worked in a true countywide clerks office, with electronic filing for every court. With second shift hours to Read More

Dayton Public Schools still don’t understand R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Thursday night while I was being disrespected by the Trotwood board of education (the 3 minute timer begins once you start speaking most places- not when you get to the podium), the folks over at Dayton Public were having a town hall, except the town forgot to show up. The staff outnumbered the citizens, and Read More

It’s time for scooters to come to Dayton

Every major city I’ve been to lately, has them. Even minor college towns like Oxford. Electric scooters are everywhere. To pay by the minute, as you slalom through town. Companies like Bird, Lime and of course the granddaddy of four letter transportation company names, UBER are all in the scooter rental biz. But, here’s the Read More

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