Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Please Note----

* I extend my sympathies to the family of former Ohio Gov. John Gilligan. Gilligan, a Democrat, served as Ohio Governor from 1971-75.

*  Isn't it odd how some candidates just don't understand ethics and federal campaign finance laws? Yes, I'm speaking about Ohio Treasurer and failed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Josh Mandel.

A March car crash involving Republican state Treasurer Josh Mandel could lead to revelations that he has violated federal campaign law.
The Associated Press first reported today that Mandel has been the passenger in two auto accidents since taking office as treasurer in 2011, including one earlier this year near Toledo that occurred while he was riding in a vehicle paid for by his failed U.S. Senate campaign......

....Under federal campaign finance law, Mandel could not use equipment purchased by his Senate campaign for personal use or for his role as treasurer without payment......

Some people never learn.

*** Here is a very interesting discussion from WOSU about Gov. John Kasich's super secret JobsOhio:

> As a person that earned two degrees at Ohio State, I think I have the right to complain about this next idea hatched by someone at the Ohio State University Hospital.


Ohio State University plans to name the new emergency department at its medical center after the Abercrombie & Fitch clothing company, a year after another Columbus hospital named its emergency center after the brand.

The Ohio State Board of Trustees is to vote Friday on a proposal to create the Abercrombie & Fitch Emergency Department, which will be twice the size of the department now housed at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center when it opens in 2014.

The name is a nod to the more than $10 million the New Albany-based company has given the medical center in recent years, said Bob Mackle, a medical center spokesman, and for helping to create the Abercrombie & Fitch Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease faculty position....

This is a very stupid idea. What is wrong with just having a nice plaque or sign to commemorate the contribution?