From the daily archives: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rob Nichols thinks he’s clever.

After today’s devastating investigative report on JobsOhio, Kasich Spokesman Nichols tried to use out-of-context job numbers to deflect from the revelation that two thirds of JobsOhio’s board members have direct financial ties to companies receiving grants and tax incentives from JobsOhio and the Kasich administration.

“It is working.  JobsOhio, in part, is responsible for 162,000 private sector jobs” claims Nichols, right on message.

But like most of Kasich’s messaging, you have to dig a little deeper to find the truth.

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, since January 2011, Ohio’s employment is up 139,600 […]

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Tom Charles, Director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety (DPS), will be quitting today.

We contacted DPS for more information but they have yet to return our call or put out an official statement on the matter.  It appears we weren’t the only ones taken by surprise.

Sources familiar with DPS claim Charles has been asked to leave by Governor Kasich after some recent disagreements.   John Born, currently the Superintendent of the Highway Patrol, may be a likely replacement.

Prior to serving as DPS Director, Charles served as Ohio Inspector General and earlier worked for the Ohio Highway Patrol, a […]

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