Steve Rauch

Chris Shaw, Matt Joseph and their dirty money

Yesterday, Nan Whaley said she looked back ten years at her campaign finance reports, and didn’t see any donations from Steve Rauch. She should have looked over her friend Chris Shaws. On 5/31/2016 Chris got $3,000 from Mr. Rauch, 1550 “Solidiers Home-West Carrollton R” Dayton OH 45066 via check. Or at Matt Josephs. He got Read More

FBI and DOJ fail us again: “Operation Demolished Integrity” indictments

Today, in what will probably be his last press conference as the US District Attorney, Ben Glassman laid an egg. Six months after telling the people of Dayton that we had a “Culture of Corruption” he once again failed to name any major players or fully spell out the extent of the corruption. Taking yet Read More

The Wire: Dayton Edition

It’s been ten years since I binge watched “The Wire” television series. And like most things in Dayton, we’re about ten years behind the rest of the world as we get our own real world version unfolding in front of us. What made “The Wire” great was that it didn’t end each episode with a Read More

Who is buying your city commission?

If you think the indictments will stop with Joey Williams, RoShawn Winburn and Clayton Luckie on public corruption, you are sadly mistaken. Nothing happens with demolition contracts without multiple people signing off. A while back, we saw the city part ways with former planning director Aaron Sorrell, without much insight. Sorrell had been right dab Read More

The size of the pie. Winners and losers

Last nights post had some interesting offline feedback. The most insightful came from a friend who used to work in the “economic development” field in the region- who left about 5 years ago. He’s now working in the Research Triangle (and not for LexisNexis) and says they don’t have the unbelievable asset of Wright Patt- Read More

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