Author Archives: Tony Corvo

About Tony Corvo

I’ve been a Beavercreek resident since 1994 and, except for 20 years in the Air Force, an Ohio resident since 1958. I’m a retired Lieutenant Colonel and have a PhD in physics. Most of my professional military and private careers have been spent in science and technology including flight testing (I got to fly back seat and flew faster than sound; not the first but I did it) and in high energy laser research for the Strategic Defense initiative, a.k.a. Star Wars. I’ve also lived in Texas, Florida and New Mexico. I’ve scuba dived and sky dived. If someone asked me if I had to do it all over again would I join the Air Force, my answer would be, “Absolutely.” In 1984 my wife and I made a commitment to get our kids to all 50 states. It took 18 years, but that goal was achieved in July 2002 on a family cruise to Alaska. In 2004 my wife was complaining about the upcoming winter when I told her that Dayton winters aren’t that bad. To prove it to her I made a bet that I could go the whole winter without wearing a coat. I won the bet. In the fall of 2010, I set out to learn more about US history. Since then I have finished about 71 books, a list that includes the bios of all dead US presidents. I will cover the remaining presidents as they, or until I, fade into history. Both of my daughters acquired a good part of their education from the Beavercreek school system and both graduated from BHS. I have been actively involved in local Beavercreek politics since 2003 and wrote a semi-humorous book about my experiences entitled, All Politics is Loco, Musings from the Conservative Next Door (Amazon). My goal is to hand over the world to my grandchildren in slightly better shape than when I arrived. Other than that, I'm too boring to add anything else about myself that might be of interest to anyone.

Dear Beavercreek City Council, can I have a golf course in my back yard?

Having been involved in local issues for more than a decade, I keep telling myself to no longer get involved. When I come across some local issue or decision that infuriates me, I tell myself, “Tony, don’t get involved. Step … Continue reading

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Sign up for the City Charter Review Commission!

The defeat of the recent city income tax ordinance is not an end to itself; rather it was just another battle over who controls your money and certain aspects of your life. It is the same battle that has been … Continue reading

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Beavercreek Income Tax: Postmortem

Defeated by Nobody “Who did you pass on the road?” the King asked. “Nobody,” said the Messenger. “Quite right,” said the King; “this young lady saw him too. So of course Nobody walks slower than you.” Lewis Carroll, Through the … Continue reading

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Beavercreek Income Tax Ordinance Fails   On May 7th, Beavercreek voters defeated the city’s income tax ordinance. This election is the third time an income tax was put on the ballot for a vote by the citizens, and the third … Continue reading

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Article 10: Us

A few months ago, a well know TV commentator asked the show’s guests what was the single most important cause for the country’s problems. The guests were from all sides of the political spectrum and the responses were typical: the … Continue reading

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Article 9: Drunks, Governments, Disney Land and Walking Around Money

In political campaigns, “walking around money” usually refers to money given to local support groups to cover the cost of get-out-the-vote initiatives. I’ll leave it to you to interpret what exactly “cover the cost of get-out-the-vote initiatives” really means. The … Continue reading

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Article 8: Are you grandma and grandpa or just a couple of old farts

Across the street from my childhood home lived a widow who often sat on her front porch swing to pass the time away. She wasn’t very friendly, and although normally she didn’t move very fast, she miraculously recovered her agility … Continue reading

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