From the daily archives: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Something strange is going on at the Ohio Statehouse.

The week’s headlines were dominated by the story of freshman Republican State Representative Wes Goodman, whose habit of chatting up young men online was revealed after his abrupt resignation over sex acts in his office. We’ll set aside the details of that story and let Wes and his wife work out their issues in private. The interesting part of the story is how it is being pushed from the sidelines and why.

ECOT, Ohio’s Scammiest Charter School

First, a quick review of the recent history of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow […]

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Candidate for Ohio Auditor of State to highlight systemic issues of political justice during stops in nine Ohio River counties

Ohio Auditor candidate Zack Space will kick off his 3-day, 11-stop “Ohio River Tour to Restore” in Lucasville on Monday, Nov. 27, followed by stops in Lawrence, Gallia, Meigs, Athens, Washington, Monroe, Belmont, and Jefferson counties.

“This tour is about restoring Ohioans’ faith in our broken political system,” Space said announcing the tour. “There is no better place to highlight the need for political justice than in Appalachian Ohio.”

Space represented all or parts […]

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How else can I react to the torrent of campaign fliers from state Sen. Frank LaRose, the Hudson Republican who has his career clock set on being Ohio’s next secretary of state?

Although the election is still a year away, it seems that the 38-year-old conservative with strong leanings to  President Trump has been on the stump ever since the days of William McKinley. (Actually, at least since he was elected to the legislature in 2010.) The press releases go on forever about the intensity of his candidacy.

I got my first hint to his behavior in the legislature […]

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ATHENS – State Sen. Joe Schiavoni said Thursday that southeast Ohio has been left out of the equation when it comes to investment from the state, and if he is elected governor next year he will change that.

Schiavoni, a Democrat from Boardman who is also an Ohio University alum, is seeking his party’s nomination to run for Ohio governor in 2018.

Schiavoni took a tour of southeast Ohio on Thursday. The tour started with a roundtable discussion at Tecumseh Theater in Shawnee (in Perry County) about sustainable development in Appalachia.

He then attended a roundtable discussion in Nelsonville about […]

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