Mike Ervin

The different standards for public graft and corruption in Dayton, Ohio

Full Disclosure: my business, The Next Wave, does limited amounts of graphic design work and printing for the Sidebar and Brian Higgins. His websites for both the Columbus and Dayton restaurants are on our server. Front page, center, top of fold. Multiple photos. Even when Mayor Clay Dixon took me outside to be his punching Read More

The curtain is raised on the Downtown Dayton Plan

The video rocked. The presenters- not so much. I started a round of applause when Gene Krebs of Greater Ohio in his intro said “We don’t have too much economic development. We have too much economic development bureaucracy” – to a room filled with “economic development” types. The room was literally- standing room only- and Read More

Austin Road/Development/The County View

It seems the Montgomery County Development chief, Joe Tuss, and his boss, County Administrator Debbie Feldman, have a crush on Kevin Costner. They watch the movie “Field of Dreams” over and over and think if they keep saying “Build it and they will come,” they will have success. The meeting was well attended, with a Read More

How many master plans?

It was a question I had when I first got to Wright State and wanted to build a hockey rink (yes, I started the Raider Hockey Club as a freshman back in 1983-84). Was there a rink on the Wright State master plan? Turns out, on plan 2 of the 4 there was, but WSU Read More

Mike Ervin lets cat out of bag about downtown ice rink plans

I guess Mike Ervin hasn’t quite mastered the art of the back room deals that are done in Dayton- tonight on Dayton MostMetro, he shared the plans that Dayton Bombers CEO Costa Papista has been quietly circulating to build consensus before going public with his well thought out plan for an ice arena that builds Read More

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