Thursday, September 26, 2013

In the know....

>>>> There is news surrounding the campaign finances of Republicans Josh Mandel and Jim Renacci.


Contributors for state Treasurer Josh Mandel and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, face federal charges that they funneled about $200,000 to the two men’s campaigns for Congress in 2012.

Benjamin Suarez, 72, of Canton, and Michael Giorgio, 61, of Cuyahoga Falls, both of Suarez Corp., a direct-marketing company in North Canton, were named in an eight-count indictment filed yesterday by the U.S. attorney’s office in Cleveland. The money went to the failed bid by Mandel, a Republican, to unseat U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, and to Renacci’s victory over Democrat Betty Sutton in a contest between two U.S. House members.

According to the FBI, Suarez “agreed to” raise $100,000 for a U.S. House campaign and another $100,000 for a U.S. Senate campaign. The indictment does not make clear with whom Suarez is accused of making the agreement....

Very interesting!

* If you want to find out more about the new health care program, be sure to visit for general information. The actual sign up begins on October 1st.

* It appears that there are some possible problems in the JobsOhio program.


The Ohio Ethics Commission is preparing to release details of potential conflicts of interest it has identified among board members, employees and other associates of Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sik's) oft-criticized job-creation agency, JobsOhio.

Executive Director Paul Nick said he expects the information to be released Thursday....

We'll see what happens.

* In the meantime, there have been more layoffs posted at the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Warn Notice page.

****  Will the Republicans shut down the government because of their radicalism and adherence to the wishes to their tea party friends? The GOP isn't afraid of destroying the country to get their way.