Family Choice Now Hiring


Family Choice Home Healthcare Services, LLC is looking to hire a full time home health aide/administrative assistant position immediately. We offer:  Competitive pay. We are:  A locally owned and operated agency, an agency managed by educated, experienced and committed health care professionals and uncompromisingly focused on staff and client satisfaction. What we are looking for:  Dependability, caring and passionate caregiver and a candidate with unwavering desire to care for seniors and other patients. To apply, call 614-396-6995 or 614-406-4460 or fax, 614-396-6994 or send resume to:

Family Choice Home Healthcare Services, LLC, 2021 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 136, Columbus, OH 43229

Family Choice is an equal opportunity provider / employer

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Somali woman’s passion for media helps her community

ONUMBA.COM – Somali immigrant Basra Mohamed has a deep passion for her Somali community.  She is a part of it.  She often works with a host of Somali groups on community projects. And she has been involved in community work in one way or another since she moved to Columbus from Dallas in 2003. So, why is Mohamed in the media business, and not a community organizer? Because her other passion is the media.  She expressed the view that the media plays an important role in any community’s effort to thrive, be informed and be involved. “I started this media service so I can help the community, because I see the need.  I see there’s no newspaper or radio or newsletter that they can read,” said Mohamed, in an interview with the Call & Post, last week. Continue Reading

Sherman Killed Son

Apotheosis of a bad father

Man who fatally slammed son to pavement pleaded guilty

ONUMBA.COM – Quindell Sherman, the man who fatally slammed his 3-month old son to the pavement several months ago during a fight with the boy’s mother, pleaded guilty to aggravated murder last week in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. Sherman, 20, agreed to plead guilty to the murder of little Jayden Mitchell in exchange for the prosecutors agreeing not to seek the death penalty. The plea deal kind of worked out because the little boy’s family is opposed to the death penalty.  But Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien noted that Sherman’s “terrible childhood” was also a factor in crafting the plea deal. It means that the baby killer could be spared of the ultimate penalty when he is sentenced May 3.  But that doesn’t mean the little boy’s mother, Sonia Mitchell, has a modicum of sympathy for her crummy ex-boyfriend. “I hate you. Continue Reading


Budish concerned that ‘JobsOhio’ will operate in secret

ONUMBA.COM – The task of creating jobs in Ohio is no longer the responsibility of the Ohio Department of Development. 

It is now that of a non-profit private corporation after Republican Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 1 into law last week, following its approval in both the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate. It was Kasich’s first major legislative hurrah, coming after withstanding a fierce pushback by House Democrats ferociously opposed to the bill. Opposition to the orb was led by House Democratic Leader Armond Budish who called it “reckless.” He decried the governor’s ‘JobsOhio’ Initiative, which was created by the law, for lacking ‘transparency’, ‘accountability,’ and partisan involvement. But more than anything else, Budish called House Bill 1 a bad law, worried that decisions involving job creation and economic development in Ohio will now be made under cloak by private folks. Continue Reading


Onumba.com editor Ike Mgbatogu interviews House Dem leader Budish

 ONUMBA.COM –  On February 24, Onumba.com and Call & Post Political and Community Reporter Ike Mgbatogu interviewed Ohio House Democratic Leader Armond Budish at his Riffe Tower office Downtown Columbus, focusing on a wide panoply of issues that has him at odds with Republican Governor John Kasich. 

Here are excerpts of the interview.  A full story of the conversation will appear in the Call & Post newspaper next week. On House Bill 1, The HB 1 calls for, ‘JobsOhio’ to usurp the job creation role of the Department of Development to be managed by a small cabal of folks assembled from the business community.  Mark Kvamme, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist The bill passed on straight party line, with all Republicans voting for it while all Democrats opposed it.  Gov. Kasich has called the Department of Development stale and unproductive in terms of job creation, he believes his new ‘Jobs Ohio’ Initiative is the way to go. “HB1 takes a billion dollar of tax payer money, turns it over to a group of private individuals led by the governor” for economic development. “The problem is those funds can now be expended in secret.”  Budish said that JobsOhio is “exempted from Ohio Sunshine laws, accountability laws and from Ohio’s ethics laws.  Why in the world would you ever exempt the expenditure of our tax dollars from Ohio’s ethics laws.” 

On Senate Bill 5, “It is extremely unfair.”  “Collective bargaining levels the playing field.  SB 5 is trying to turn back the clock.” On $400 high speed rail grant: It was ‘no thank you.’  Gov. Kasich turned down the money, returned it back to the Obama administration.  “The money would have benefited freight in the state of Ohio.” Continue Reading

Arab Revolt Two

OSU Prof. Dr. Kalu: Arab revolution will not spread to sub-Saharan Africa

ONUMBA.COM – When on December 17 in Tunisia, Mohamed Bouazizi decided he’s had enough of his economic despair, he did the unthinkable by setting himself on fire.  That was his masochist response to what he decried as the unwarranted confiscation of his ‘vegetable cart’ by corrupt police officers. Sadly, Bouazizi died a few days later. But that little flame he lit quickly fanned into a seismic inferno that’s still smoldering, devouring a pair of tyrannical leaders, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali who ruled Tunisia for 23 years, Hosni Mubarak who was ‘Egypt’s modern Pharoah’ for nearly 30 years, and now taking aim at Libyan Leader Moummar Gaddafi who after a mind-boggling 42 years ruling his fiefdom is clinging on to power against a tide of mutinous protest determined to take him down.  The Tunisian flame has touched off a tidal wave of popular uprising across North Africa and the Middle-East, targeting regimes that for the most part were totally caught flat-footed by the explosive pro-democracy street fury that’s still raging. The ongoing onslaught on tyranny and corruption is playing out only in the Arab world – for now.  But the rest of Africa is probably keenly watching, and perhaps taking notes. 

Could this happen in the sub-Saharan region of Africa? 

Could this epic inferno spread south to engulf that region, which is a seething gehenna where the restless masses could be quietly swooning for a similar uprising to erupt and flush out a pack of truculent, corrupt and crummy regimes similarly presiding over squalid economic and glum social conditions that have deteriorated to apocalyptic heights. Obviously, anything is possible.  But Ohio State University Professor of African-American and African studies Dr. Kelechi Kalu, who is originally from Nigeria, said it won’t happen in the sub-Saharan region of Africa, in an exclusive interview with the Call & Post last week. Continue Reading