Reconstructing Dayton

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

Your tax dollars subsidizing Amazon in Dayton

Montgomery County population hasn’t grown in 20 years. But our footprint keeps growing- as we continue to sprawl out over fertile farmland to do what exactly? Create jobs? What kind of jobs? Benefiting who? There are plenty of sites in the county that Amazon, Crocs or anyone else could have picked to build a warehouse Read More

Mat Heck steals your kid’s lunch money

It was bad before the pandemic hit- and has been investigated before, but, during the pandemic, while so many people have lost their jobs, hospitality businesses have been strangled, and the courts have ground to a halt, Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck was out there handing out bonuses to his employees, again. Reconstructing Dayton, a Read More

Corruption- a refresher course

When unethical behavior becomes the norm, when corruption is standard operating procedure, when corrupt practices are expected instead of the exception, the rule of law becomes a joke. And a community that lives without rules- suffers. If you are looking for why every other city in the state has huge cranes building new buildings downtown, Read More

All I want for Xmas is…

Before the tornadoes, before the mass shooting in the Oregon District, before the pandemic, the FBI arrested a few folks and called it part of an investigation of a “Culture of Corruption” in Dayton. That most of the folks they indicted were Black was about par for the course. Law enforcement in this country is Read More

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