July 2011

I want to make money- taxpayers should help pay: Sprawl at the Dille estate

Because a developer wants to build something, does that automatically mean you should pay for it with your tax dollars? George Oberer Jr. has a dream- but he wants the taxpayers to pay for a large part of it: Wilmington Pike could expand to up to 10 lanes and the bridge at Interstate 675 above Read More

Dayton gets to rehire firefighter after losing lawsuit on drug testing

We can’t hire new firefighters because of the Department of Justice lawsuit, and are “browning out equipment” because we are paying too much in overtime due to the shortage. Now we get to hire back a firefighter dismissed over three years ago for a second positive drug test for cocaine because the city attorney didn’t Read More

Tony Tipps, son of Paul Tipps

Tony Tipps, former BOE worker, busted for meth

Last year, esrati.com broke the story about the firing of Tony Tipps from the Board of Elections. Now, Tipps, son of former Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Paul Tipps, and now a lobbyist, has been arrested for possession and trafficking in meth according to “Peak of Ohio” and the Bellfontaine Examiner. The Ohio Investigative Unit made Read More

Hand marking an instant runoff ballot

Choice: American as apple pie, unless we’re talking politics

America talks about spreading “democracy” across the globe- but, I believe we need to reexamine what passes for “democracy” in this country. We talk about the right to choose who leads, who makes our laws and our “certain inalienable rights” that grant us the right to have choices- unless of course, it’s to have an Read More

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