Tag: Ohio

Kasich Threatens To Hold Breath

Ohio’s strong-willed Republican governor, John R. Kasich, unleashed a new and unprecedented tactic in his ongoing campaign against the repeal of Senate Bill 5, which places severe restrictions on collective bargaining for public employees. “You don’t want to know what will happen if SB5 is repealed,” Kasich told an audience of business owners at an […]

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Night Of The Hunter

Welcome Back To My Nightmare: Alice Cooper introduces Steve Hunter in Columbus. It’s a great time to be an Alice Cooper fan. Just last November, Alice wrapped up a 16-month world tour dubbed Theatre of Death, an over-the-top theatrical extravaganza propelled by his best band in years. In April, the original Alice Cooper Group was […]

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If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Africa

There is something truly disconcerting about a one-ton beast staring down your vehicle from a mere yard away. He stands there, feet planted firmly upon the dirt road and head cocked to one side, his massive horns tilted like a pair of sharpened goalposts set askew after a rowdy collegiate victory, and you are forced […]

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First in Flight

  We Ohioans like to claim Wilbur and Orville Wright as our own, and why not?  They began their pioneering aviation work in Dayton, birthplace of Orville and the final resting place for both brothers.  Their Wright Flyer III  was built and flown in Ohio.  We’ve honored them with the establishment of Wright-Patterson Air Force […]

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Oh, Deer!

Deer math:  one medium doe + Honda Odyssey + 25mph = $3,749.47 A century is but the blink of an eye on the grand scale of evolutionary adaptation.  Perhaps that is why the white-tailed deer, an animal that has developed a keen instinct for avoiding humans advancing on foot, has not yet recognized the lethal danger […]

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Governor Strickland…In The Library…With The Budget Axe

Well, at least they provided Ohio’s schoolchildren with a great example of irony. Fifteen months ago, a diverse group of protesters assembled along the north face of the Ohio Statehouse.  We carried signs and made speeches voicing our displeasure over the governor’s intention to cut state funding for public libraries by 30% in an attempt to formulate a […]

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Turn To The Left

All of us have our pet peeves when it comes to driving.  Some motorists are infuriated by tailgating, others cannot stand a slow car in the passing lane, and some object to the high speed at which their fellow drivers pass them.  I share these annoyances and many others, but for whatever reason, the traffic […]

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Welcome Back, My Friends (Again)

If at first you don’t succeed… Fans of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake can be forgiven for being a little nervous this past Wednesday when an announced 7:30 showtime came and went with no sight of the famous prog rockers.  Sure, it’s not unusual at all for rock concerts to start quite late, but those of us squirming […]

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