Jocelyn Rhynard

RIP citizen comments- victim of COVID or just too damn inconvenient?

Ohio has “Sunshine Laws” that are supposed to help provide transparency in government. Yet, for those of us who try to collaborate or suggest ideas to elected leaders, the place to do it was during “citizen comments” during public meetings. While the sunshine laws are toothless in Ohio- and force citizens to expend copious effort Read More

Too many stories, too little time

FBI special agent in charge of the region should resign, or be fired. He’s Mr. “Culture of Corruption” law and order, and yet, his prize catch, former Dayton City Commissioner Joey D. Williams, spent only 3 months and 21 days in prison of a one year term. Nevermind the fact that Deters seems to be Read More

It’s long past time to fire Dayton City Manager Shelly Dickstein, or arrest her?

When the ship is sinking, people do desperate stupid things. Of course, if you’re the captain of the ship, and you know you were at fault, sometimes it’s just about self-preservation. Lucky for Dayton City Manager Shelly Dickstein (and her partner in crime, Mayor Nan Whaley) the FBI and the DOJ seem to have either 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

Dayton Public Schools takeover by the State can’t happen soon enough

Steve Jobs was purported to say “A” people hire “A” people. “B” people hire “C” people. Dayton Public Schools is an example of what happens when “F” people hire. Seriously. It doesn’t get any stupider than this: Dayton Public Schools hopes a two-year, $537,000 advertising campaign will boost the district’s enrollment and attendance numbers, Superintendent Read More

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