Daniel McGraw is a book author and freelance journalist in Lakewood, OH. He has written for The Bulwark, POLITICO, Next City, Daily Beast, and many others. Follow him @danmcgraw1.
What kind of tax revenue can Ohio expect from recreational adult-use marijuana legalization?
By: Daniel McGraw - September 24, 2021
When the people of Colorado and Washington voted for the recreational legalization of adult marijuana use in 2012, one of the primary arguments against doing so was that this would cause more young people to use weed and it would be a gateway drug to more serious addictions. That was the main issue on those […]
World science community watching as natural gas-hydrogen power plant comes to Hannibal, Ohio
By: Daniel McGraw - August 27, 2021
There are not a lot of people living in Hannibal, Ohio. It is a tiny port stop on the Ohio River, with just 1,000 people living in Ohio Township, and just about 14,000 in Monroe County. About 35 miles upstream is Wheeling, West Virginia, and about 45 miles downstream is Marietta, Ohio. But this tiny […]
University officials reportedly fear political retribution if they require COVID-19 vaccination
By: Daniel McGraw - August 11, 2021
Earlier this month, when a federal judge upheld Indiana University’s requirement that students and staff members can be required by the school to be vaccinated for coronavirus this fall, there was an odd Ohio college link. It had to do with how this student vaccination issue had become more politically divisive than most have ever […]
Will Ohio cities see migration of high-tech professionals working remotely? It’s complicated
By: Daniel McGraw - August 6, 2021
In a recent report by the CBRE real estate services company, they put out some data that attempted to quantify which markets are growing with high-tech talent and businesses, and which ones are losing ground. It has always been a very difficult to ascertain such trends, as the economy is always in flux and the […]
Lake Erie still at significant risk for harmful algae blooms, experts warn
By: Daniel McGraw - July 5, 2021
In early August of 2014 — almost seven years ago — a harmful algae bloom (HAB) in Lake Erie caused the water to be shut off for almost a week in the Toledo area. That caused that city’s voters to overwhelmingly pass the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR) in 2019, which gave the city […]
It’s raining ‘forever chemicals’ in Cleveland. What’s being done to make Ohio water safe?
By: Daniel McGraw - June 25, 2021
In April of this year, scientists decided to measure the healthiness of the rainwater falling over the Midwest. One of the places they measured was Cleveland, Ohio. The rain that fell on Cleveland this spring contained a surprisingly high amount of toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, according to scientists at the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition […]
Reliance on community block grants formula leads to uneven rescue plan funds for cities
By: Daniel McGraw - June 2, 2021
During the past few decades in Ohio, as the population of Columbus has surpassed Cleveland as the largest city in the state, there have been comparisons made between the two cities on many levels. Which is better, which is worse, which is moving up, which is moving down. Many of those questions surfaced when the […]