A group critical of JobsOhio says the California native brought in to be its first president may have used that position to set himself up for a big payday later.
The liberal group Progress Ohio has been trying to find out about the deals Mark Kvamme has been striking with his firm Drive Capital since leaving JobsOhio. Progress Ohio’s Brian Rothenberg says based on a similar proposed deal with one of the state’s pension funds, Kvamme could net $9 million in fees, half a million in expenses and 20% of future profits from The Ohio State University’s investment in his company.
My windows look out onto a new geometry of bare locust, hackberry, mulberry and walnut branches. The houses next to me intrude again, the hermitage barrier of forsythia and honeysuckles thinned. The sounds of the cars (and the sounds of time between the cars) become clear, unfiltered by foliage.
When I go out to walk Bella, my border collie, in the middle of the morning, I find bittersweet fruit fallen to the sidewalk. When I look at its vine tangled above me in the maple, all the red berries appear inside their spreading hulls.
The nation's unemployment rate could fall below 7 percent nationally in under two years, according to an economic forecast developed in Cleveland. This also means interest rates will likely stay low for a while.
A quick moving system brought snow to the Miami Valley overnight with some places seeing as much as 3 inches of accumulation. Many area schools are on 2-hour delays this morning, as well as some closures, and several problems have been reported on the roadways. WYSO reports the latest traffic problems every 10 minutes at 91.3 FM.