From the daily archives: Thursday, May 7, 2015

There is no advance guidance from Team Kasich on which one of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s multiple personalities—mean, off-putting jerk, teary eyed compassionate or bored and impatient know-it-all—will be on display when he meets with a top German diplomat Thursday in Columbus.

Reports say that the German ambassador to the U.S., Peter Wittig, is scheduled to speak Thursday afternoon at a Columbus Metropolitan Club event. Organizers say he will talk about “the ongoing importance of the trans-Atlantic relationship in the face of an increasingly volatile international landscape.” Prior to his speaking event, Wittig is slated to meet with the […]

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Another charter school scandal is in the news. And once again, GOP leaders who collect millions in campaign cash from failing charter schools are suspicious of the allegations but eager to go after the unidentified whistleblower who brought the matter to their attention.

In case you missed it, this scandal involves the Ohio Virtual Academy, a chronically poor performing online school.

The top Republican and top Democrat on the House Education Committee received the whistleblower’s tip that the school failed to dis-enroll hundreds of chronically truant students in order to pad its rolls. The amount of state money the […]

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