From the daily archives: Thursday, October 9, 2014

Christopher Mabe, a Corrections Sergeant at the Lorain Correctional Institution and President of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association [OCSEA], was recently elected to fill one of four seats on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System [OPERS].  OPERS provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits for more than 1 million public employees in Ohio and it’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the administration and management of OPERS.  Board members formulate policies and authorize the investments made with the system’s funds.   Mabe starts his four-year term in January.

A long-time critic of private prisons, Mabe said Thursday that his election fulfills […]

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The Reynoldsburg Education Association (REA) announced today that teachers have approved a tentative agreement with the school board.

The agreement would set goals for class sizes at 25 for grades K-4, and 32 for 5-8, and 35 for grades 9-12, and provide a framework for dealing largest sizes if those limits are met.

“The push for smaller class sizes has been the major point of concern for teachers, students, and parents, and this agreement is a step in the right direction,” said REA Spokesperson Kathy Evans in a statement released to the press. “We’re pleased that we were able to make progress here, but we will […]

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This is scary.  And the headline is not an exaggeration.

Yesterday we posted some of the responses by candidates to the Cincinnati Right to Life survey.  The answer to one question by Justices French and Kennedy – who are seeking re-election to the Ohio Supreme Court – really stood out.

The question from is:

In Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), the U.S. Supreme Court recognized a “right to privacy” under the Constitution that includes abortion.  The Constitution does not include this right.

Justice French responded, “I am unable to take a position on this issue.”

Justice Kennedy responded, […]

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