Ohio Senator Kris Jordan Introduces Smart Meter Consent Bill

Ohio Senator Kris Jordan (R)Ohio energy customers may soon have something to cheer in the ongoing battle for consumer rights and protection.

Ohio Senator Kris Jordan (R-Powell) introduced Senate Bill 181 on September 3. 

If passed, SB 181 would “require electric distribution utilities to obtain a customer’s consent prior to installing a smart meter on the customer’s property.”   Continue reading

Voter Turnout Tells the Story of Deerfield Township’s August 6 Police Levy

Deerfield Township Administration signVoter participation for special elections is notoriously low.  Tuesday, August 6 was no exception.

Voter turnout numbers for Deerfield Township Sheriff’s levy are extremely illustrative. Continue reading

Deerfield Township Holds Questionable Distinction While Asking Taxpayers for More Police Funds

Warren County/Deerfield TwpDeerfield Township ranks first amongst Warren County townships with a dubious distinction. 

That’s right.  Number one.

As Ohioans across the state prepare to vote on local issues in Tuesday’s August 6 special elections, there’s a final thought to consider. Continue reading

Should Deerfield Township Taxpayers Hand Over More Money to Trustees?

Keep Deerfield Safe signSummer evokes images of family vacations, trips to the pool, picnics, back to school shopping, and… elections?

This Tuesday, August 6, Ohioans will cast their votes in special elections.  For those with issues on the ballot, absentee voting has been underway since early July. Continue reading

Campaign Treasurer for Warren County Sheriff Supports Deerfield Township Police Levy

Deerfield Township Sheriff PostDeerfield Township’s Police Levy is the topic of a letter to the editor at Cincinnati.com.  

After over a year of discussion, Deerfield trustees voted in March to place a police levy on the ballot in the August Special election. (Video 1:09:10)

Questions about the timing of the Sheriff’s levy, taxpayer costs for a special election, and low voter participation have been publicly and privately raised with township trustees and administration.

Mary Jo Kubicki, treasurer of Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims’ re-election campaign, wrote a letter to the editor posted on June 5.

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Deerfield Township Trustee: “I Understand Your Concern, But…”

Deerfield Township LimitAlexis De Touqueville’s quote bears repeating.  “We get the government we deserve.”  So it goes in the Kabuki Theater of power and government – even at the local level.

Deerfield Township trustees continued the May 7 public hearings for a major PUD modification at the June 4 meeting – a seeming reprise of talking points and explanations in the face of unanimous opposition from township residents in attendance (video).

To most, this is not sexy or interesting stuff, but illustrates a larger point. Continue reading

Cincinnati Tea Party Leads the Way on Nationwide IRS Rallies – Pictures

Cincfinnati Tea Party IRS Rally (4)Did IRS rally onlookers unwittingly illustrate the Tea Party’s central point? 

After nearly two weeks of IRS scandal coverage which splashed Benghazi hearings off of page one in the 24/7 news cycle, local Cincinnati Tea Party and Ohio liberty group leaders decided to spotlight a local story with national ramifications.  

The seed of an idea which began with a three-way text message between local Cincinnati Tea Party and Ohio liberty leaders swelled to a nationwide protest of the IRS Tuesday. The brainchild of Andrew Pappas, Ann Becker, and Ted Stevenot, CTP’s “Rein in the IRS” rally grew to mammoth proportions.  With the help of Tea Party Patriots, scores of rallies popped up across the U.S., including Cleveland, Columbus, Canton, and Mansfield, Ohio. Continue reading