Normally, sketchy business and blatant
political opportunism by current Ohio Treasurer Republican Josh Mandel
would be enough by themselves to null any inclination CityBeat
might have for endorsing him.
Tarbell is the only candidate who can bring to the role of commissioner a
combination of experience and bigger vision that extends beyond the
city vs. county politics we’ve seen lately.
Wilberforce must address enormous debt, a deteriorating campus and
serious holes in the administration, holes which until very recently
included the president of the university, all before December 15, or
risk losing its accreditation.
Many have made parallels between the shooting of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer and
the killing of John Crawford III in a Beavercreek Walmart — but the racial tensions and local reactions surrounding the tragedies differ.