Handy with a wrecking ball
Says he "tore down hundreds of abandoned homes that served as havens for crime and reduce(d) the value of our neighborhoods."
Label doesn't fit
"Ohioans want an end to pay-to-play politics."
A KO for the P.O. 14 claim
Republican Governors Association
Accuses Ed FitzGerald of "pay-to-play and corruption politics."
Emerging drug a growing problem in Ohio
"A man using bath salts reported that raccoons had set fire inside his home and stolen his cell phone."
Approval from secret federal court replaces traditional warrant
"What we have done with the PATRIOT Act, we've given the government enormous powers. We've given the government the right to reach deeply into people's private lives, into their business affairs, without a court order."
Careful selection of programs, words bolsters truth
The "House-passed budget proposal could cut funding for programs that help keep local neighborhoods safe, slash more than $1.7 million in anti-terror funds for Ohio."
Ohio prisons are not the top destination for ex-cons
William G. Batchelder
Says getting ex-cons to successfully return to society is important "so we are not always faced constantly with recidivism, which is a big problem in the penitentiary today – in the 70 to 80 percent range."
Plugged system now at 133 percent capacity
"I think [a little] less than half of the people in our prisons are in there for less than a year. ... We have people who are check kiters and don't pay child support and we are locking them up in the state pen."
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