"Corby", as most people seem to refer to John, was Ohio born and bred. Hailing from the hills of Hocking County, and ending up in the great Capital City by way of the Ohio State University.
Corby is what many would refer to as a "regular guy". He does "regular guy" things,(i.e. watches LOTS of television) drives a "regular guy" vehicle (Dodge Durango in case you wondered) and likes "regular guy" food. (Chili dogs are one of the staples of his diet) John is able to maintain this normalcy despite being listened to regularly by tens of thousands of people who depend of his daily guidance in order to conduct their lives. From simply nudging people in the right direction when it comes to election day, or saving them from making relationship mistakes, John conducts his daily dose of regularity, with, well, regularity.
If you have just recently begun listening to the show, you may wonder why so many people say "happy birthday" at the beginning of their conversation with John. Here is the scoop... Quite a few years ago, in the late fall, John was relaying a story about some famous individual who happened to be celebrating a birthday. A caller mistook the discussion to be referring to that day being John's birthday and wished him a happy birthday. John kindly accepted the well wishes, but gently pointed out that it was not his birthday. Nearly every caller the rest of that afternoon began their chat with John by saying happy birthday. For some unknown reason, the "happy birthday" salutation stuck, and has continued to this day. Yes, sometimes it gets aggravating. And his actual birthday, March 26th.
A sobriety checkpoint is happening tonight. A news story detailing that checkpoint follows below. By law local law enforcement agencies have to make this information available. Some people are outraged that the media may share this information. Others see sobriety checkpoints as an infringement upon their rights. Watch the video below and draw your own conclusion. Are these checkpoints really a public service to keep our roadways safe or are they another example of our shrinking rights and liberties in this country?
Sobriety Checkpoint Announced
Posted Friday, October 25th 2013 @ 6am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --Columbus Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the northeast part of the city Friday night into Saturday morning.
It will be on North Hamilton Rd. and Menerey Lane, north of E. Dublin-Granville Rd., starting at 9 p.m. and continuing until 3 a.m.
“Since June, there have been two fatal crashes within two miles of this checkpoint location. Both of those crashes involved an impaired driver,” said Columbus Police Traffic Bureau Sergeant Michael Smith.
Smith noted crashes at one nearby intersection, North Hamilton and Central College Roads, involved an impaired driver 25 percent of the time. That intersection is also within two miles of the Friday checkpoint location.