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February 16, 2015

A few days ago I chose to violate a local Xenia City ordinance that I consider to be immoral, unethical and unconstitutional.  I was not aware that Xenia passed an ordinance banning panhandling until I met a woman who was released from the local jail.  When she was released she had no cash, no phone, no car and nobody to help her out.  As a result she did what would come natural to most human beings: she asked another person for help.

A few days ago I chose to violate a local Xenia City ordinance that I consider to be immoral, unethical and unconstitutional.  I was not aware that Xenia passed an ordinance banning panhandling until I met a woman who was released from the local jail.  When she was released she had no cash, no phone, no car and nobody to help her out.  As a result she did what would come natural to most human beings: she asked another person for help.

December 27, 2014

Police activities have been in the news a lot in the recent days, especially the activities of local police departments here in the Dayton area.  Beavercreek Police have put on a show force during two recent protests, but how does their professionalism and activities contrast with other local officers?

 

True, This! —
Beneath the rule of men entirely great
The pen is mightier than the sword. - Richelieu 

True, This! —
Beneath the rule of men entirely great

The pen is mightier than the sword. - Richelieu 

August 26, 2014

In a press release earlier today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that a team of special prosecutors would lead the investigation and potential prosecution of the officer who killed John Crawford III in a Beavercreek Wal-Mart on August 5, 2014.

In a press release earlier today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that a team of special prosecutors would lead the investigation and potential prosecution of the officer who killed John Crawford III in a Beavercreek Wal-Mart on August 5, 2014.

August 26, 2014

In a press release earlier today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that a team of special prosecutors would lead the investigation and potential prosecution of the officer who killed John Crawford III in a Beavercreek Wal-Mart on August 5, 2014.

In a press release earlier today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that a team of special prosecutors would lead the investigation and potential prosecution of the officer who killed John Crawford III in a Beavercreek Wal-Mart on August 5, 2014.

August 21, 2014

The Greene County Herald is attempting to get answers from the Beavercreek Police Department.

August 18, 2014

Greene County Herald was able to establish first-hand that up until the point of the actual Police shooting, the Beavercreek Walmart was a calm setting, directly contradicting statements from a 911 call that a dangerous man with a rifle was inside the store causing mayhem and intimidating other shoppers with the air-rifle.

On a cold evening on January 15, 2011 I was eating a burger with a friend at a small restaurant in Beavercreek, when three men with badges and guns interrupted our dinner and demanded with barking orders that we identify ourselves immediately.  Our supposed crime?  Carrying firearms openly; at least that's what I assumed as the officers refused to tell us what crime we were being suspected of having committed and did not clearly communicate to me under what State law we were required to provide identification to them, and copies of our Concealed Carry permits.

August 18, 2014

Greene County Herald was able to establish first-hand that up until the point of the actual Police shooting, the Beavercreek Walmart was a calm setting, directly contradicting statements from a 911 call that a dangerous man with a rifle was inside the store causing mayhem and intimidating other shoppers with the air-rifle.

On a cold evening on January 15, 2011 I was eating a burger with a friend at a small restaurant in Beavercreek, when three men with badges and guns interrupted our dinner and demanded with barking orders that we identify ourselves immediately.  Our supposed crime?  Carrying firearms openly; at least that's what I assumed as the officers refused to tell us what crime we were being suspected of having committed and did not clearly communicate to me under what State law we were required to provide identification to them, and copies of our Concealed Carry permits.

August 17, 2014

Last evening a large group of protesters delivered a letter to the Beavercreek PD demanding the release of the Walmart security footage that may shed some light on the events that surrounded the shooting of John Crawford on the evening of August 5, 2014.  Questions continue to linger unanswered and the public continues to be divided by the silence of Beavercreek PD.  Here are 10 questions which should be asked of the Beavercreek PD and answered as soon as possible.

Last evening a large group of protesters delivered a letter to the Beavercreek PD demanding the release of the Walmart security footage that may shed some light on the events that surrounded the shooting of John Crawford on the evening of August 5, 2014.  Questions continue to linger unanswered and the public continues to be divided by the silence of Beavercreek PD.  Here are 10 questions which should be asked of the Beavercreek PD and answered as soon as possible.

August 17, 2014

Last evening a large group of protesters delivered a letter to the Beavercreek PD demanding the release of the Walmart security footage that may shed some light on the events that surrounded the shooting of John Crawford on the evening of August 5, 2014.  Questions continue to linger unanswered and the public continues to be divided by the silence of Beavercreek PD.  Here are 10 questions which should be asked of the Beavercreek PD and answered as soon as possible.

Last evening a large group of protesters delivered a letter to the Beavercreek PD demanding the release of the Walmart security footage that may shed some light on the events that surrounded the shooting of John Crawford on the evening of August 5, 2014.  Questions continue to linger unanswered and the public continues to be divided by the silence of Beavercreek PD.  Here are 10 questions which should be asked of the Beavercreek PD and answered as soon as possible.

August 16, 2014

Three weeks after a Police Shooting in the Beavercreek Walmart, the public is not closer to having answers about what transpired that evening.  The Beavecreek Police Department has retained Coolidge Law to represent them in all public interactions, and the taxpayers are almost certainly footing the bill.

Three weeks after a Police Shooting in the Beavercreek Walmart, the public is not closer to having answers about what transpired that evening.  The Beavecreek Police Department has retained Coolidge Law to represent them in all public interactions, and the taxpayers are almost certainly footing the bill.

August 16, 2014

Three weeks after a Police Shooting in the Beavercreek Walmart, the public is not closer to having answers about what transpired that evening.  The Beavecreek Police Department has retained Coolidge Law to represent them in all public interactions, and the taxpayers are almost certainly footing the bill.

Three weeks after a Police Shooting in the Beavercreek Walmart, the public is not closer to having answers about what transpired that evening.  The Beavecreek Police Department has retained Coolidge Law to represent them in all public interactions, and the taxpayers are almost certainly footing the bill.

March 8, 2012

 

Mechanicsburg, OH — Scott Rupert is a common man with an uncommon vision, and he is “changing the way politics is done.” As a bona fide independent candidate—yes, that’s independent with a small i—he plans to win Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat by running on ideas and solutions, not on party ideology.

He has gathered over 6,200 signatures on 457 petitions with 40 campaign volunteers working only 55 days. Two boxes full of nominating petitions were hand-carried to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office on Monday, March 5, 2012. Upon delivery, Rupert's staff videotaped the preliminary count of documents.

Mechanicsburg, OH — Scott Rupert is a common man with an uncommon vision, and he is “changing the way politics is done.” As a bona fide independent candidate—yes, that’s independent with a small i—he plans to win Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat by running on ideas and solutions, not on party ideology.

March 8, 2012

 

Mechanicsburg, OH — Scott Rupert is a common man with an uncommon vision, and he is “changing the way politics is done.” As a bona fide independent candidate—yes, that’s independent with a small i—he plans to win Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat by running on ideas and solutions, not on party ideology.

He has gathered over 6,200 signatures on 457 petitions with 40 campaign volunteers working only 55 days. Two boxes full of nominating petitions were hand-carried to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office on Monday, March 5, 2012. Upon delivery, Rupert's staff videotaped the preliminary count of documents.

Mechanicsburg, OH — Scott Rupert is a common man with an uncommon vision, and he is “changing the way politics is done.” As a bona fide independent candidate—yes, that’s independent with a small i—he plans to win Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat by running on ideas and solutions, not on party ideology.

March 9, 2011

The newest on-line tax tool is Tax Foundation’s County Property Tax Lookup. Anyone can look their county’s median property tax payout for the past 5 years as compared to both state and national median tax payments.

February 25, 2011

XENIA, OH -- The City of Xenia has decided to appeal to the Court of Common Pleas a recent arbitration decision which awarded its Fire Division Lieutenants and Captains more than $82,000 for overtime they did not work. In a decision dated January 27, 2011, arbitrator Cynthia Stanley, an attorney from Indianapolis, Indiana, found the City violated the labor agreement by temporarily assigning on-duty personnel to meet staffing needs instead of calling in off-duty officers. The situation arose during the recent financial crises when the City was only operating one fire station. 

February 14, 2011

February 4, 2011, Xenia, Ohio

Today John Mitchel, former Republican candidate for Ohio’s Seventh Congressional District, filed suit (Case No: 2011-CV-0114) in Greene County Common Pleas Court to remove County Prosecutor Stephen K. Haller.  Mitchel alleges Haller practiced “gross misconduct” in the manner in which he defended himself and other Greene County Republican Executive Committee members in a public records request action filed in May 2009.  Mitchel also claims that Haller conspired with an assistant prosecutor to withhold public records related to the 2003 BRAC Initiative Agreement contract between Greene County and the Dayton Development Coalition.

February 4, 2011, Xenia, Ohio

February 14, 2011

February 4, 2011, Xenia, Ohio

Today John Mitchel, former Republican candidate for Ohio’s Seventh Congressional District, filed suit (Case No: 2011-CV-0114) in Greene County Common Pleas Court to remove County Prosecutor Stephen K. Haller.  Mitchel alleges Haller practiced “gross misconduct” in the manner in which he defended himself and other Greene County Republican Executive Committee members in a public records request action filed in May 2009.  Mitchel also claims that Haller conspired with an assistant prosecutor to withhold public records related to the 2003 BRAC Initiative Agreement contract between Greene County and the Dayton Development Coalition.

February 4, 2011, Xenia, Ohio

February 11, 2011

Newly developed Insulated Concrete Forms technology is now being used in residential construction to create more energy efficient homes. Beaver-Vu Construction, in Beavercreek,is currently building an ICF home in the Wright Cycle Estates development, just south of Xenia. 

BEAVERCREEK - As traditional fossil fuel-based energy becomes more expensive, building industry innovators are exploring ways to create building technologies that are environmentally friendly, cost effective and provide multiple benefits to the occupant. As a whole, the construction industry has poured millions of dollars into research and development to come up with building techniques that meet the demands of the public while satisfying the goals of the government’s move toward green technology.

January 31, 2011

Long-time Beavercreek resident Dr. Greg Palkowski, director of Beavercreek Chiropractic Clinic has accepted an appointment by the governor to the Ohio State Chiropractic Board.

 

BEAVERCREEK - Beavercreek chiropractor Dr. Greg Palkowski has accepted an appointment to the Ohio State Chiropractic Board. The position was offered to Palkowski in November and confirmed by former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.

Palkowski is the director of Beavercreek Chiropractic Clinic. He graduated in 1981, Magna Cum Laude, from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He completed his undergraduate studies at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and has been in private practice since 1983.

January 31, 2011

They were once called "peace officers" because their job was to keep and encourage peace in the community; they are now called "law enforcement officers" and expect citizens to look upon them with respect, and tremble in fear when encountering them.  These are today's Police Officers here in the United States, and while they also claim to be "public servants," that seems to hardly be the case as average citizens like you and I are unable to fire them from their servant role, nor are we able to tell them to leave us alone when they intrude into our lives, or when they blatantly violate our civil rights or even State laws.  This was the case in a recent encounter I had with several Beavercreek City Police Officers.

December 29, 2010

In what is turning out to be a slap down to silly and outrageous municipalities’ abuse of power, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that the State rather than cities have ultimate control on gun restrictions and legislation throughout Ohio, allowing gun owners to travel throughout the State of Ohio without being concerned with local legislations which may be more restrictive than the current State laws.

In what is turning out to be a slap down to silly and outrageous municipalities’ abuse of power, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that the State rather than cities have ultimate control on gun restrictions and legislation throughout Ohio, allowing gun owners to travel throughout the State of Ohio without being concerned with local legislations which may be more restrictive than the current State laws.

October 25, 2010

Thank you for the invitation to comment on subject memo, “Better Buying Power: Mandate for Restoring Affordability and Productivity in Defense Spending.”  Except for a less-than-ambitious 2-3% expectation for reducing funding for unneeded or low priority overhead (read fraud, waste, abuse, corruption) in the way the Pentagon does business, I couldn’t agree more with your latest initiative to “support our forces at war on an urgent basis” and advance Secretary Gate’s mandate to be “respectful of the American taxpayer at a time of economic and fiscal distress.”  Right or wrong, the U.S. has committed its citizens to finance an expensive interventionist foreign policy which cannot be sustained without (1) bankrupting the U.S. economy or (2) drastically reducing wasteful, unneeded, and at times corrupt defense spending.  

The Honorable Ashton B. Carter
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics3010 Defense PentagonWashington, DC 20301-3010

 

September 24, 2010

Subject: Your Memorandum for Acquisition Professionals, dated 28 June 2010

Dear Under Secretary Carter,

September 18, 2010

Xenia City Council & The Maimi Valley Regianol Planning Commission approves $168,744 to Design Bike Trail Connector Tunnel.

Xenia, Ohio - On August 26, 2010, The City of Xenia Council voted on an emergency resolution, approving a $21,744 increase in project cost to design a tunnel. The Title of the Ordinance was

“An Emergency Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Change Order with LJB, Inc. for the Jamestown Connector Tunnel Design and establish a new Not-to-Exceed Amount.”

September 18, 2010

Xenia City Council & The Maimi Valley Regianol Planning Commission approves $168,744 to Design Bike Trail Connector Tunnel.

Xenia, Ohio - On August 26, 2010, The City of Xenia Council voted on an emergency resolution, approving a $21,744 increase in project cost to design a tunnel. The Title of the Ordinance was

“An Emergency Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Change Order with LJB, Inc. for the Jamestown Connector Tunnel Design and establish a new Not-to-Exceed Amount.”