From the daily archives: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Akron native  Mike Gonidakis  is enjoying the greatest power surge of his career as president of Ohio Right to  Life. The greatest!

As the chummy lobbyist deeply inside Republican circles at the Statehouse, he won the hand of Gov. Kasich for an important appointment to the State Medical Board, which passes judgment on licenses and discipline of physicians –  a neat disconnect inasmuch as he’s not a medical doctor while passing judgment on persons who are.

And he has is become a key figure  in  Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine’s onslaught of anti-abortion initiatives.  As the recent  piece re-posted below from […]

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A new memo has surfaced, shedding some disturbing light on the ongoing battle pitting local law enforcement and county sheriffs against Governor Kasich and his hand-picked leadership at the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Highway Patrol.

According to the memo, sent by Highway Patrol Lieutenant Mark Leach on December 31st, 2013, “The Highway Patrol will no longer redirect service calls to any Sheriffs Office.”  “If the Division receives a call for service and has no units available to handle the call then a neighboring post will be dispatched to handle the incident,” writes Leach in the memo. […]

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