Category: Op-Ed

We need to fix our roads

Date: February 24, 2019 Category: Op-Ed

I don’t know about you, but these Ohio potholes created by our freeze-and-thaw this past fall and winter are driving me crazy and killing my 9-year old Suburban.  But what are we going to do about it before it gets even worse? Then came a reminder i...

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New leaders with strong ties to Dayton have impact on Ohio

Date: January 28, 2019 Category: Op-Ed

We recently witnessed history in the making as two leaders with strong Miami Valley ties were sworn in as Governor and Lieutenant Governor respectively.  The team of Mike DeWine and Jon Husted, both of whom spent much of their formative years in our regi...

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Still many challenges ahead for Wright State University

Date: December 26, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

A while back, I publicly wrote about my thoughts pertaining to Wright State University’s plight in dealing with the fiscal woes created by numerous mistakes by the previous top management. The new administration and Board had to make some “tough love...

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Shopping Local Matters

Date: November 28, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

With the Thanksgiving holiday now officially behind us as well as Black Friday, this weekend started the beginning of the American tradition of the Christmas shopping season.  Shoppers will spend over $700 billion in the 2018 holiday season … $2 billio...

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Vote no on Issue 1

Date: October 30, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

Once again, outside big money is trying to buy Ohio voters with another drug deal.  Now these out-of-state crazies want to allow for reducing drug penalties to those who are selling on our streets and in our neighborhoods.  Didn’t we tell them a coupl...

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Community Must Support Wright State University

Date: September 24, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

Over the last 12 – 15 months, the business community and our chamber of commerce have continued to watch the progress that Wright State University has made in turning around its 2012 - 2017 financial deficiencies.  We all remember the headlines dating ...

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A letter to PBS

Date: September 13, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

Dear PBS & ProPublica: We appreciate your interest in the Dayton region. Really, I do. But after watching Tuesday evening's FRONTLINE special entitled "Left Behind America", we believe we could assist your reporter, Alec MacGillis, with filling in ...

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Single-payer health care is not the answer

Date: September 5, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (August 2018) - The idea of an American single-payer health care system has once again made its way to the political forefront. Over the past decade, our country has seen monumental changes in its health care system and the current system ...

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City mayors working toward workforce goal

Date: August 29, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (August 2018) - A trained, educated and inspired workforce in Ohio is our greatest asset.  Though we continue to tweak our education systems, it seems the necessary progress is not being made to return Ohio to the major economic juggernaut i...

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Global fair trade works … tariffs don’t

Date: August 1, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (July 2018) - Much has been said recently about an emerging trade war for American products versus the imbalance of trade with other countries like China, the EU, Mexico and Canada.  Nationally, this could seem like a political hot potato. ...

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