Thursday, March 19, 2009

Quiet Bunch Today

Okay, so in the Ohio leftysphere right now, you have:
  • Anthony from Ohio Daily Blog on jury duty
  • Tim from BI has a new job (congrats)
  • Eric from Plunderbund is on the couch watching the start of March Madness
  • Clips and Comment has disappeared, and
  • Jill from WLST is currently on a doctor prescribed blogging break
This makes for a very, very quiet day on the Ohio leftysphere, and it shows in the last of activity in my inbox and RSS readers. This is despite three big pieces of news today:
  • The release of the U.S. Census Buearu's population estimates as of July 1, 2008 show that the five-county Cleveland metro area has lost 60,000 or so residents since the start of the decade, that being the 3rd worst population loss of any metro area in the country. Only New Orleans and Pittsburgh have fared worse. Three other Ohio metros made the top 10 list in terms of population loss: Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown. Good news? Columbus is still growing like gangbusters.
  • Marc Dann was found guilty by the Ohio Elections Commission today of misusing campaign funds for personal use. He was fined $1,000 for each violation and his campaign fund will have to pay a $2,000 fine.
  • Steve LaTourette disgraced Ohioans everywhere with his inappropriate speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives describing anal sphincters. Seriously, Steve. You're in the homophobic party, remember?

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