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Apr 12, 2010

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Riverlea petition seeks annexation of village

It could be a good fit for Worthington, though capital improvements have to be shared by the property owners. For such improvements (sewer, sidewalks) the city of Worthington could impose a property tax assessment based upon the linear feet of the property. If asked, the Worthington should sit down with Riverlea and talk about the proposal. Any future capital improvements and how they would be paid for would be a part of such discussions.  (Nov 20, 2010 | post #5)

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United Methodist Children's Home to end residential progr...

Finally a good decision by the Board of Trustees, whoever they are. I for one would fire every trustee for allowing this small non-profit organization to lose $10 million in a 5 year period.  (Nov 8, 2010 | post #16)

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Delaware sees success in taking out low-head dams | The C...

The 5th Avenue dam was built in 1935 for the benefit of the OSU power plant. The University got the benefit of the dam, it should pay for its removal. The offer of $150K for the project is an insult.  (Oct 19, 2010 | post #4)


State audit rips county vets board

There is a urgent need for new leadership on the board and in management. Hopefully, Judge Schneider will demand resignations and appoint new leaders within the next 30 days.  (Oct 1, 2010 | post #11)

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United Way sets target of $45.9M for 2010 | The Columbus ...

According to the United Way's 2009 tax return (Form 990), the President and CEO Janet Jackson worked an average of 62 hours per week and was paid $267,398 and other compensation of $91,244 for a total of $358,642. One positive item in the story is the growing use of "designated donations" which ensures donor's desires are met rather than social goals set by United Way.  (Sep 29, 2010 | post #6)

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I looked over their annual tax returns for 2006 to 2008 and the UMCH were losing on average $1.5 million a year. At the end of 2008, they were down to $6.4 million in assets. They probably will have to close in either 2011 or 2012. My guess is the new UMCH director is a desperate attempt by the UMCH Board of Directors at saving the facility. Clearly, the UMCH Board of Directors' oversight has been poor.  (Sep 23, 2010 | post #10)

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Local pair elated by trip from Winfrey | The Columbus Dis...

It has been reported taxpayers in Australia are mad as heck after learning they will be paying to fly Oprah Winfrey¬ís audience to the country. Sounds like Oprah's free car deal. She claims all the credit but didn't spend a penny of her money. Would everyone loved if Le Grand Journal flew an audience to Chicago and got the State of Illinois and the U.S. Government to put $4 million? It's another hustle where someone is using taxpayer money for their gain.  (Sep 16, 2010 | post #15)

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Area employers look to trim payrolls | The Columbus Dispatch

The stimulus plan has failed and our leaders are clueless on what needs to be done to get the economy moving. What a mess.  (Sep 8, 2010 | post #10)

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Man shot outside North Side apartment building | The Colu...

Another neighborhood slipping away? What a shame.  (Aug 30, 2010 | post #5)


5,800 dead in Ohio still on voter rolls

The dead voter removal process is an on-going job and the news media needs to continue touching this story before each election so election officials remained under the public scrutiny microscope. As reported, I am glad there are now 27,500 less dead voters on the Cuyahoga County voter registration list.  (Aug 30, 2010 | post #11)

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Ohio veterans can apply for new state bonus | The Columbu...

Last fall, I voted yes for this bonus and believe it is a statement from Ohio citizens thanking its sons and daughters for serving our great country during war. I do recall applying for and receiving the Viet Nam bonus, it was a nice addition to help feed my growing family. Hopefully the new generation of veterans will be able to use this bonus for their constructive purpose.  (Aug 24, 2010 | post #33)

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Township workers charged with theft of public money | The...

Hats off to Trustee Van Sickle for being alert and having the local bank contact him when they received suspicious transactions. I hope mom and son go to prison for violating the public trust.  (Aug 21, 2010 | post #7)

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Ohio's payrolls grow, jobless rate falls | The Columbus D...

I don't believe these reports anymore. One has to slice and dice the information to figure out the truth. Our economy is in serious trouble and our current elected leadership is clueless as to how to create jobs. One must establish an environment friendly towards business development without regulatory chaos. Only when there is a stable atmosphere will there be capital formation and job creation.  (Aug 21, 2010 | post #12)

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OSU payroll questions stop going to Costa Rica | The Colu...

If such executive orders don't apply to state universities, then Ohio should cut loose OSU and other universities from the state gravy train. I wouldn't have a problem if OSU or OU became a private university.  (Aug 20, 2010 | post #6)

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Raymond E. Mason Jr. | 1920-2010: WWII vet spent life hel...

Sounds likes Mr. Mason had a wonderful and fulfilling life and was generous in giving his time to those less fortunate. Our great country was blessed by his activities, both in war and peace. Rest in peace.  (Aug 14, 2010 | post #5)

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