Funny, when the newspaper starts making sure to quote a guy running against for office- and not at least mentioning his opponent, old time journalists would cry foul. Equal time, equal space. But not the Dayton Day old news which seems to have a new favorite source (after Niraj Antani, of course- who reportedly calls people daily asking if they need a quote from him).
I’m not publishing the candidates name, because, well, the Dayton Day-old news has done a superb job of doing it- without his opponent.
Of course, every byline has Mr. Lazypants, Thomas Gnau as the writer. He’s the guy that got “the scoop” on Qbase being corrupt, oh, 18 months after I broke the story, and didn’t give me credit.
(Candidate), head of (company named after him), said he would like to see the next governor revamp the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, the state run insurance program for injured workers. (Candidate) said his workers’ compensation premiums are a big expense and he’d like the option of picking a high-deductible plan, rather than the one-size-fits-all plan that is in place.
He added that Ohio should allow for gradually phasing out public benefits for workers as they earn more. As it is, once they cross an income threshold, all benefits end — like going off a cliff, he said.
“I’m a small business owner so those are the issues we are looking at as the key issues,” (candidate) said.
That was in a front page story on Sunday. No mention that he’s running for County Commissioner, or that he’s a (bedroom community) trustee.
and in a June 07, 2018
(candidate), a (bedroom community) trustee, said he had heard rumblings Teradata officials wanted to leave Dayton, but he said the company had not contacted the township directly about its plans.
“We have tried to contact Teradata over the last couple of years,” (Candidate) said. He said the company has not responded to those overtures, particularly after local-resident Bruce Langos, who was Teradata Chief Operating Officer for 10 years, left the company in early 2016.
And in a Mar 18th Article-
(Candidate), owner of Dayton (whatever) firm (candidates namesake company), said companies are competing for the right applicants.
“We see companies doing sign-on bonuses for entry-level people right now,” (Candidate) said.
The problem is “a region-wide shortage of workers,” he said.
“This is causing an underemployment problem,” (Candidate) said. There aren’t enough qualified people for the openings manufacturers have. Employers want to promote workers, but they can’t backfill the positions with younger people, he said.
“We don’t have any (manufacturing) companies that pay minimum wage … I would say our unwritten minimum wage right now is probably $10, if not a little higher.”
I could go find more- but, he’s (the candidate and the writer) not worth it.
The competent journalist, Chris Stewart, gets it right- always mentioning his current political race and opposition.
This November, do us all a favor, and vote for Carolyn Rice- a quiet professional, who won’t make the county commission job all about her.
For the life of me, I can’t figure out why this guy isn’t running for County Auditor, he’d love to see his name on every gas pump.