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I will miss my friend.

Posted by admin - December 6, 2014 - Blog, Uncategorized
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Sailing Erie

Darlene and I overnighted in Youngstown with the intention of driving to Cleveland on the way home today to see the Old Lion of the Republican Party, Bob Bennett.  I knew Bob had been seriously ill, and was looking forward to seeing my friend and mentor. I got word Saturday morning that he had passed […]

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You don’t do this alone

Posted by admin - October 23, 2014 - Blog
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You don’t do this alone. Every single newspaper that has endorsed a candidate for Auditor of State this year has endorsed me for re-election.  That’s a huge swing from four years ago, when my hometown newspaper was the only one. It’s the world-class team at the Auditor of State’s office that has earned the recommendation […]

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Intimidation

Posted by admin - August 6, 2014 - Blog
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The truth is coming out – like a ball of yarn that doesn’t seem to stop unraveling.  Yesterday, the Columbus Dispatch reported on the hearing of Tiffany L. Chavers, a Columbus City Schools principal who is fighting to keep her job in the wake of the data rigging scandal.  There seems to be a common thread amongst those involved, […]

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Auditor Yost Receives Strong Support from Law Enforcement

Posted by admin - July 29, 2014 - Blog
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Columbus – Sheriffs from across Ohio lined up to support Auditor Dave Yost for his re-election as Ohio’s Auditor of State. “Our partnership with local law enforcement has helped to turn 80 corrupt public officials into convicted criminals,” Auditor Yost said.  “I am humbled by the support from my colleagues in law enforcement and look […]

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Mayors Don’t Just Work in the Office

Posted by admin - July 16, 2014 - Blog
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The Mayor wasn’t at City Hall. “He’s out at the Smith Orr Homestead painting,” said Jean, who answered the phone. David Handwerk, the Mayor of Orville, Ohio, isn’t the kind of guy who takes meetings in the morning and golfs in the afternoon. He’s a value-added kind of guy who doesn’t mind getting his hands […]

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Congratulations, Cleveland!

Posted by admin - July 8, 2014 - Blog
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Columbus – The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the choice of Cleveland as the host city for the 2016 Republican National Convention: “Here’s further proof that Cleveland rocks,” Auditor Yost said.  “This is a great opportunity to show off what’s right and good about the North Coast and […]

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Let Freedom Ring

Posted by admin - July 3, 2014 - Blog
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Liberty  Bell

Every school child knows about the Liberty Bell – how it hangs in silent testimony to the cause of freedom in Philadelphia, how it cracked during a celebration of George Washington’s birthday in 1846. It hasn’t rung since that day 140 years ago, although it was struck to commemorate the D-Day landing.  Here is audio […]

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Everybody Loves Skinny Government

Posted by admin - June 30, 2014 - Blog
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Comfest Collage

Everybody loves skinny government. “Skinny” government is efficient government – getting the public business done better, faster, cheaper. We can argue about what to do with the money squeezed out of the system – but you just can’t argue that there’s anything good about taking a long time to do a lousy job and charging […]

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LEADING FROM THE FRONT

Posted by admin - October 4, 2013 - Blog
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campbell

The City of Campbell, Ohio has been in fiscal emergency since 2004.  A child who was born the year Campbell went into receivership was coming home yesterday from class in the third grade.  I was proud to be in the council chambers of City Hall Wednesday to release the city from fiscal emergency — especially […]

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Dance Like a Child

Posted by admin - July 16, 2013 - Blog
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Child dancing

It’s become received wisdom: live every day as though it’s your last.  Leave aside the demands of work, forget the destination and experience the journey.  The idea is that — with death knocking on the door — we will focus on what’s really important: Love, beauty, family, and truth. Steve Jobs said he heard that […]

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