13 of 50 Best Suburbs Are In Ohio

MSN/Money announced their “50 Best Suburbs“. Most of the suburbs were in the Midwest … not surprising to those of us who call the heartland home.

As I was scrolling through the list, I noticed many were Ohio suburbs! In fact, 13 of the 50 were in Ohio. MSN/Money’s criteria evaluated:

  • Population 5000 to 100,000
  • Average commute time
  • Median household income
  • School, poverty & crime rates
  • Availability of affordable housing

The 13 Ohio suburbs were:

COLUMBUS AREA – 3 are in MSN’s Top 10!

Suburb MSN Rank Median HH$ School Rating
UpperArlington 6 95,588 10
New Albany 8 161,374 10
Powell 9 133,133 10
Grandview Hts 16 80,729 8
Dublin 22 114,183 8.67

CINCINNATI AREA

Suburb MSN Rank Median HH$ School Rating
Madiera 3 87,232 10
Springboro 10 95,406 9
Montgomery 21 109,779 9
Wyoming 24 95,572 10

AKRON AREA

Suburb MSN Rank Median HH$ School Rating
Monroe Falls 33 - 8
Hudson 35 116,188 10

DAYTON AREA

Suburb MSN Rank Median HH$ School Rating
Bellbrook 49 73,168 10

CLEVELAND AREA

Suburb MSN Rank Median HH$ School Rating
Kirtland 50 85,938 9

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Gov Kasich speaks at Powell rally

Gov John KasichYesterday I attended a Kasich/Taylor rally at the GOP office in Powell. It was a gorgeous fall afternoon so there was good crowd ready to listen to Gov Kasich speak to us. I like listening to him as he speaks totally off-the-cuff … no notes … and no stammering like the guy in the Oval Office.

We were given tickets to attend another rally this coming Sat (Nov 1) at OSU Airport. Gov Chris Christie (NJ) will be here to campaign with Gov Kasich plus other GOP leaders. The doors open at 9:45am with the event beginning at 10:15am.

When you vote, be sure to watch for fraud and report it if you do. Already machines in Chicago were found to be switching Republican votes to Democrat votes. Make sure your electronic machine is recording your vote correctly!

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2014 Election is coming …

John Kasich yard sign
It’s that time of year when political yard signs are popping up all over. I recently picked up my sign from the GOP office in Powell. Governor Kasich should have an easy time this election because the Democratic candidate has imploded due to unvetted personal problems. When his “issues” were learned, it was too late for them to replace him so they’re stuck. Even his aides left him.

Be sure to vote November 4!

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Tree Trimming – best left to the pros

Maple tree - untrimmed

Before Trimming

A 19-yr old maple tree in my front lawn was very thick with many crossed branches and some dead branches. The trunk was damaged several years ago with a late sub-zero freeze as the sap was rising. To remove the risk of strong winds blowing over the top-heavy tree, I decided to have it trimmed.

Davey Tree trimming It was fascinating watching the ease with which the trimmer climbed the tree and used one of his 3 tools to cut off the branches.

 

 

Trimmed maple tree
Trimmed Tree

 

Besides having a healthier tree, I’ll also have a lot fewer leaves to rake next month. That’s a big positive!

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HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!

Happy Doxie w/ Duck Dynasty duck

We’re a Duck Dynasty home, so Murph had to have the Uncle Si version of a duck. He loves it but as he always does with toys, the face and stuffing is gone!

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Who is in the Whitehouse?

When Cassius Clay became a muslim he changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
When Lou Alcindor became a muslim he changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
When Barry Soetoro became a muslim he changed his name to Barack Hussein Obama.
Obama in muslim garb

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