Aaron Sorrell

You’re fired

To the Republican senators who refuse to do their job and vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick B. Garland, you’re fired. Typically, people who refuse to do the job they are supposed to do- get fired, at least in the private sector. In the public sector- not so much. Right now, more than Read More

The hole on Ludlow Street

Last week the Dayton Daily news had the sad, sad story of poor Steve Rauch who didn’t get paid for tearing down a perfectly good historic building. No mention of performance bonds- which is the norm for projects like this: The company that demolished parts of the historic Dayton Daily News building at 45 S. Read More

Dayton makes another mess of “economic development”

Eric Segalewitz isn’t a bad guy. In fact, he’s a good guy, who invested a lot of his money, time and labor buying almost the entire block of houses across from the former DMHA shithole Cliburn Manor. He did this without any assistance from the city, CityWide or anyone else. Most people thought he was Read More

Time to fire the “community development” manager

Despite being bombed into the ground during WWII, Berlin today looks much like prewar Berlin. In London, despite being bombed, landmarks all don’t show the marks of war. In Dayton, someone makes a permitting mistake, a demolition contractor begins to demolish a building that wasn’t supposed to be torn down- and they let the work Read More

“Not me” is still not in trouble with Urban League failure

The circling of the wagons is mighty fast in Dayton. The moment one of the protected “League of extraordinary gentle women” looks to be in trouble, it’s quickly swept under the rug. The FBI isn’t allowed to raid homes and make great reputation destroying photos for the front page. The story is quickly killed off. Read More