16 hrs ago
Ohio's treading-water economy, as seen in unemployment claims
Previously, I showed that "Ohio's economy is treading water" by looking at the state's stagnant unemployment rate and its anemic job growth during the past 12 reported months.
Tue May 21, 2013
Portsmouth Daily Times
Collins given surprise 78th birthday party
More than 60 people came out to a 78th birthday party and recognition dinner held in honor of community leader Eugene Collins, Sr.
Sat May 18, 2013
Some interesting new ideas for choosing Ohio judges: Thomas Suddes
Ohioans probably will never give up their right to elect all the state's judges.
Fri May 17, 2013
April jobless stats show small dip in Ohio, 39 other states
Ohio was among the 40 states the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that saw a slight dip in unemployment.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio tea party members remember grilling
They wanted to know the organization's relationship with Justin Binik-Thomas, a tea party member in Cincinnati who had never worked with the township organization.
Wed May 15, 2013
Ohio K-12 education spending at 1996 levels
How many times have children been held out as the best hope for the future of any single state or nation? Too many times to count is the correct answer.
Mon May 13, 2013
Jobs Reports Trigger Spin, Hype, Blame
Politics and monthly jobs reports are inextricably linked and trapped in a vicious cycle.
Mon May 06, 2013
He was once America's least popular governor. Now, he's on track for reelection. What happened?
John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, had hit rock bottom. It was March 2011, and Kasich was about to sign Senate Bill 5, the controversial anti-union legislation that curbed bargaining rights for cops, firefighters, teachers, and other public employees.
Fri May 03, 2013
Gov. Kasich calls for $1B giveback to Ohio businesses as contrarians speak out
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich and Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation [BWC] Director Steve Buehrer used Homage, a small boutique clothing shop in Columbus' Short North arts district, as the venue Thursday for their announcement to distribute a cash rebate of $1 billion to all 210,000 businesses, a proposal they said will boost a flagging economy by ... (more)
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Connecting the DOTS: Is Foxx news good for Mallory, Cincinnati streetcar plan?
Passenger trains and streetcars got a new champion Monday when President Obama nominated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to replace retiring Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Ohio's March job losses: Columbus, we have a problem
A week ago, the federal government's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Ohio lost 20,400 seasonally adjusted jobs in March, and that its unemployment rate remained at 7.1 percent.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Dem Tosses Hat Into Ring
At this point, Gov. Kasich would seem to be in pretty good shape. He has several high-profile policy victories, the state's budget is balanced and credit rating upgraded , and economic conditions have improved markedly.