Ohio Citizens Grand Jury Blog

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Greene County Grand Jury missing in action?

*Note: A brief review of the CONOPS link on the menu bar above offers helpful insights into this post.    Last week Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly was indicted on 25 counts charging him with running an organized crime scheme from...

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Magliocchetti takes the fall

At first glance this title looks like the end game in a gangster movie, but I guess Paul Magliocchetti is in fact a gangster of a different sort…..the kind that has risen to the top of the political class on...

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BRAC Initiative Agreement basics

The political class characterizes arrangements like the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Initiative Agreement as “public-private partnerships,” however when OCGJ brought the BRAC Initiative Agreement out from the shadows into the bright sunshine, we learned that the 2003 contract between...

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Who will guard the guards?

Bill Schenck, former Greene County Prosecutor recently embarrassed himself and his employer, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine in a police cam video taken shortly before his arrest for operating a vehicle impaired (OVI).  If you ask those who know Mr. Schenck,...

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Schmidt gets a free pass on due process

No one held stronger “insider” credentials than James W. Schmidt, former Greene County Treasurer.  Mr. Schmidt held the same County elected office for over 25 years (this may be Ohio’s strongest case ever for term limits).  He also served as Greene County Republican...

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The Anuszewski-Zinn Paradox

Prosecutorial and Judicial misconduct from “A to Z” The felony convictions of Dennis Anuszewski and Monte Zinn more than a decade apart may not provide a better example of contrasting outcomes determined by who you know rather than the nature...