We heard again today that it is estimated that between 20% – 25% of the population has some form of mental illness. That is a lot of people. Here is some information sent to me from the Center for Community… Read More ›
Month: May 2018
Heritage Club meeting for June
You will find the Lake County Crime Lab a very interesting place to visit.
Act for Ohio…..June meeting
You’re Invited to our Next National Security Briefing Monday, June 4, 7 pm EST Monday, June 4th, 7 PM Join us in Cleveland or Watch us Online “The Muslim Mafia” with Chris Gaubatz, President, RAIR Foundation USA Our next National Security… Read More ›
Property Taxes ……When is enough – enough?
As we continue to try to educate taxpayers about ever increasing real estate taxes (also called property taxes), we thought that this information might be helpful. Did you ever hear a real estate agent mention that the property taxes on… Read More ›
Riverside Gets a Reading Grant from the State
The Federal Government gives to the State and State gives to the schools. One has to wonder what strings are attached to this payment. We will try to find out if there is a back story to “Striving Readers Comprehensive… Read More ›
2020 Census….who gets counted?
There appears to be some misinformation about the upcoming 2020 Census. We reached out to Mr. David J. Radachy, Director of the Lake County Planning and Community Development, and he provided us with the following information. “Lake County Planning and… Read More ›
County Comparisons…..how does Lake County measure up?
At the risk of being accused of being obsessed with numbers…..I found some very interesting statistics on the Center for Community Solutions website. I have compared six counties (Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Portage, and Summit) in the following categories: Population… Read More ›
Council on Aging …Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program
If you know any Lake County Seniors that need nutrition assistance, this program may be helpful. Here is a link to the Council on Aging’s website for complete details of the program. http://www.lccoa.org/ This program is first come, first served,… Read More ›
The Tale of Two Constitutions Seminar
We would like everyone to be aware of an upcoming seminar held in Chardon on June 23rd. Here is a link to the Seminar’s promotional trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QznuSGW2Nhw&feature=youtu.be Here is the flyer providing all of the details: Flyer for Constitution Seminar June 23rd,… Read More ›
Educating Myself on Public Education…..the leftists are winning…
I have made a commitment to educate myself about what has happened to our public education. How is it possible to continue to outspend the world on education, but not even be close to the best in the world? In… Read More ›
Lake County Demographic Reports….
These are very interesting statistics about the Lake County population. In light of our concerns about the increasing real estate taxes pricing seniors and those living on fixed incomes out of their homes, we can see why our property taxes… Read More ›
Music & Memory …….a $50,000 study from Senior Levy funds
While reviewing the Willoughby-Eastlake Board of Education’s meeting minutes, we noticed a $50,000 receipt from the Lake County Commissioners’ Office, and a subsequent payment to RSVP. So we went upstream and asked Mr. Jason Boyd, County Administrator, for the details… Read More ›
Letter to the editor….Citizens are starting to get it..
Thanks to Lobbyist Elliot for this letter to the editor in the News-Herald: Your opinions How levies are hurting some residents: I am writing to thank those Painesville Township homeowners who evidently have never seen a property tax increase they… Read More ›
Social Security…the ultimate Ponzi scheme
We found this interesting article in the JBS monthly magazine. Social Security, like most retirement systems, appears to be one very large Ponzi scheme. ************************************* According to the Social Security Administration, more than 62 million Americans are now receiving benefits… Read More ›
RSVP…our final chapter
We have been quite critical of the Retired Volunteer Service Program and Willoughby-Eastlake schools for their lack of candor when answering our questions about their program. Our questions started last year when we discovered that RSVP had received $744,000 over… Read More ›
Autism Fundraiser in Kirtland…August 22nd
One of our Kirtland lobbyists asked us to post this article for an important fundraiser in Kirtland. Here is a link to the details of the event. Autism Fundraiser in Kirtland Sunday, August 22nd at the Kirtland Community Center /… Read More ›
Ohio Made The Top Ten……..in property tax rates!
Thanks to our Kirtland lobbyist for this interesting article on property taxes: Ohio’s property tax rate 9th highest in U.S The average Ohio homeowner pays 1.72 percent of their home value in taxes, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of… Read More ›
There is a swamp in Columbus too….
We received this from our fellow Lobbyists in Lorain County. It impacts all of us since it deals with the corruption in our government in Columbus. Dear Brian, Cliff Rosenberger resigned from his position as Speaker of the Ohio House… Read More ›
Lake County Commissioners’ Retire/Rehire Policy
We have previously posted about the long standing practice of public employees “retiring” from their position and then returning to work in the same capacity and same pay and benefit scale. This is commonly known as “double dipping”. The Lake… Read More ›
Public Records Request….a helpful guide for the budding activist
Thanks to our totally engaged lobbyist for this helpful guide on public activism. PublicRecordsGuide2016 We are always interested in citizens that want to join our efforts to ensure that our politicians are being good stewards of the taxpayers’ money. Send… Read More ›
Public Service Announcement….how to use fire extinguisher
Thanks to a Wickliffe lobbyist who shared this information she received from the Wickliffe Fire Department. How to use a Fire Extinguisher Some good tips on how to fight a fire.
Commissioners’ Meeting 5/17/18
I addressed the Lake County Commissioners today and discussed the following items: I mentioned that I attended the Sunshine Law Training at Lakeland Community College. Since we learned that a citizen may ask for the compensation package of any public… Read More ›
Sunshine Law Training
We attended a three hour training session sponsored by Ohio’s Attorney General on compliance with the Ohio’s Sunshine laws as written under Ohio Revised Code section 149.43. Here is a link to that code section. http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/149.43 Basically, a taxpayer is… Read More ›
Contact the White House…..
If you ever want to send an email to the White House, here is the link: www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ We are quite sure President Trump does not see it, but his staff in the White House will see it, and hopefully, summarize… Read More ›
Illiteracy in U.S. and Ohio….how can this happen?
Thanks to one of our Kirtland Lobbyists for mentioning this article in the News-Herald: Here are some adult literacy Facts: Adult Literacy Facts When you see the startling statistic that 36 million adults in the U.S. cannot read, write or do… Read More ›
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