Category: Op-Ed

Finally! Three lanes on US 35

Date: November 27, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (November 2017) - Congratulations to the region … US 35 widening from I-675 west to Steve Whalen Blvd. has taken a great step forward to three lanes. The widening to three lanes from the Greene County line at I-675 toward downtown Dayton...

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Say no to state issue 2

Date: October 27, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (October 2017) - It seems Ohio, with its current rules on statewide ballot initiatives, is one of the easiest states in America to get something placed on its ballot. It seems if you have 3 million bucks to spend, you can basically hire a gro...

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Yes on issues 3 & 4

Date: September 27, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (September 2017) - Among the issues and people on this November 7th ballot are two that have continued to be of great value to Montgomery County citizens. The Human Services levy renewal (#3) and the Sinclair Community College levy renewal (#...

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Community supports Wright-Patt

Date: August 27, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (August 2017) - Our region has been known for decades as both a manufacturing and military community.  We are thankful that we have had these two powerful economic drivers to support our people, our business community, and our local governme...

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Downtown Dayton’s Renaissance

Date: July 30, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (July 2017)  - Over the years I have written a number of times about my perspective of our core city’s downtown. Sometimes I have been a bit too critical because I felt that the “game plan” wasn’t working well enough. But quite candi...

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Enough is Enough!

Date: June 25, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (June 2017) - Usually I will write about a business issue that affects employers or our economy … or maybe write about a quality-of-life issue that is important to the well-being of our community. After all, I do represent the chamber of co...

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BRAC will affect us all

Date: May 28, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (May 2017) - Without a doubt, long-time residents view the Dayton region as a manufacturing area … and for good reason. Borne over two centuries ago, northern states like Ohio took advantage of its many assets like people, timber, coal and ...

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Dayton’s New Business Hall of Fame

Date: May 26, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (March 2017) - Our community is blessed with many outstanding people, companies, not-for-profit organizations and plenty of important work that creates jobs, careers and solves issues that affect our region’s quality of life and economy. ...

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Ohio’s State Budget Debate

Date: April 23, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (April 2017) - Here we are once again about 60 days out from a mandated balanced state budget and our leaders are still negotiating the priorities for Ohio for the fiscal years of 2018-2019. Without a doubt, this is a big job; but they’v...

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Ohio’s Latest State Budget

Date: February 26, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (February 2017) - Ohio Governor John Kasich has now presented the details of his 2017-2019 biennium state budget for the Ohio legislature and others to review. This budget must be completed by June 30th of this year and per our Ohio constitut...

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