Tag Archives: Ohio

OHIO: Lawmakers Approve Move To All-Mail Primary

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: Ohio lawmakers on Wednesday approved a plan for an all-mail primary election running through April 28, the state legislature’s fix to wrap things up after the original March 17 Election Day was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bipartisan plan, approved unanimously by the House and Senate, would send postcards to every Ohioan with …

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OHIO: State Supreme Court OKs Postponing Primary

The Columbus Dispatch reports: For real this time: There is no Ohio primary Tuesday. Early Tuesday, the Ohio Supreme Court denied a legal challenge to the state delaying the primary. A candidate in Wood County filed the action alleging the delay of the primary violated election laws. Only four justices participated in the ruling, which was issued without an opinion. …

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Ohio Gov Backs Move To Delay Tomorrow’s Primary

CBS News reports: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Monday that he will try to have the state’s in-person voting moved from Tuesday, March 17, to June 2 to comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations that older and at-risk Americans stay home to avoid contracting coronavirus. “We cannot conduct this election tomorrow, the in-person voting for 13 …

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Ohio Gov Closes Bars, Takeout Only For Restaurants

The Columbus Dispatch reports: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered bars and restaurants to shut down to slow the spread of coronavirus. Ohio has 37 cases diagnosed so far. The governor also indicated that schools might stay closed through the school year. Gov. Mike DeWine and the state health director ordered all Ohio bars and restaurants to close by 9 p.m. …

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Ohio Lawmakers Get Bill To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Cleveland.com reports: A new bill in the Ohio House would ban conversion therapy — programs intended to end same-sex attraction and make a gay person straight. The conversion therapy bill is sponsored by Rep. Mary Lightbody, a Columbus-area Democrat. “Human beings are complex, and each individual is unique,” Lightbody said in a statement. “As children grow, we all learn about …

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OHIO: Trump Tied With Top Dems After 2016 +8 Win

Just in from Innovation Ohio: After winning the state by 8 points in 2016, a new Public Policy Polling survey finds President Trump trailing a generic Democratic 47-48% and an underwater 47-51% favorable/unfavorable rating. Given that state’s swing from 2012 to 2016, it is especially notable that President Trump trails a generic Democrat 37-51% with independent voters. “As Democrats gather …

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OHIO: Grade Schoolers Asked To Raffle Assault Rifle

Cincinnati’s Fox affiliate reports: A New Richmond mother is fighting for change after she says her 7-year-old daughter was asked to sell raffle tickets for a semi-automatic gun for her cheer squad. This is Nevaeh Chilton’s first year on the Junior Lions Cheer Team. Her mother, Heather Chilton was excited for her 7-year-old daughter to join the squad. Now she’s …

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Man With “Army Of Christ” Username Charged With Online Threats, 25 Guns, 10,000 Ammo Rounds Found

Cleveland.com reports: Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a Boardman man with making threats against law enforcement, following an investigation that revealed he voiced his support online of mass shootings and lived in a house with 25 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition, records show. Justin Olsen, 18, faces a charge of threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer. Authorities …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Visits Dayton To “Honor Victims”

The New York Times reports: President Trump began a day set aside for healing by delivering a series of political grievances against liberals and the media, once again using Twitter on Wednesday to exhibit the divisive language that has prompted some in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, to protest his visits after horrific shootings in those cities. The White House …

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OHIO: GOP Governor Backs New Gun Control Measures

USA Today reports: A crowd of frustrated mourners yelled at Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Sunday night to “do something” about gun violence. DeWine said he heard them. “Some chanted ‘do something’ and they were absolutely right,” DeWine said at Tuesday morning news conference. “We must do something, and that is exactly what we are going to do.” DeWine unveiled …

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OHIO: State GOP Calls For Resignation Of Lawmaker Who Blames Shootings On Drag Queens And Obama

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Ohio Republican Party leader Jane Timken has called on Rep. Candice Keller [photo] to resign from her Butler County seat after the lawmaker’s “shocking” comments about Sunday’s mass shooting in Dayton. Keller, R-Middletown, posted on Facebook Sunday comments that blamed “drag queen advocates,” the Democratic Congress, former President Barack Obama, violent video games and the hatred …

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Ohio State Rep Blames Dayton Shooting On Obama, Gay Marriage, Drag Queens, Video Games, Marijuana

Columbus’s CBS News affiliate reports: A representative from southwest Ohio posted to her Facebook that the blame for the Dayton shootings should be placed on gay marriage, recreational marijuana and former President Barack Obama among other things. Rep. Candice Keller (R-Middletown) began her post by saying “liberals start the blame game” after every mass shooting and “why not place the …

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Dayton Shooter Was Wearing “Deathcore” Band Hoodie

Dayton’s ABC News affiliate reports: The deadly Oregon District shooting that left nine people and the shooter dead “is a day we all dread happening,” Mayor Nan Whaley said at a news conference. She began the news conference by passing along information that the shooter was wearing body armor, used a .223-caliber, high-capacity magazine and had additional magazines on his …

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Trump Reacts To Mass Shooting In Dayton, Ohio

The Associated Press reports: A gunman wearing body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring dozens, authorities say, in the second U.S. mass shooting in less than 24 hours. Dayton police patrolling the area responded in less than a minute to the shooting, which unfolded around 1 a.m. …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting In Ohio Leaves At Least Nine Dead, Dozens Injured, Gunman Killed By Cops [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: In the second mass shooting in less than 14 hours, at least nine people are dead and more than a dozen wounded after someone opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday, according to police. In addition, the suspected shooter was shot and killed by responding officers. Police said they are only aware of one shooter. Authorities …

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OHIO: ACLU Wins US House Gerrymandering Case

The Associated Press reports: A federal court has ruled Ohio’s congressional map is unconstitutional and has ordered a new one be drawn for the 2020 elections. A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati ruled unanimously Friday that district boundaries were manipulated for partisan gain by Republican mapmakers and violate voters’ rights to democratically select their representatives. The …

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Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan: I’m Running For President

Via press release: As a congressman from Youngstown, Ohio for almost 20 years, I’ve watched the American Dream slip through the fingers of many Americans. Like so many in America’s heartland, I come from a long line of factory workers who helped build our nation into a powerhouse of innovation. But over the last 20 years, failed leadership and broken …

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OHIO: Republican Bill Would Force Public Schools To Tell Parents How To Opt Out Of Vaccination Requirements

The Dayton Daily News reports: As other states are facing outbreaks of childhood diseases such as measles and mumps, Ohio lawmakers are considering legislation that would require school districts to tell parents how easy it is to opt out of immunizations. When schools notify parents of immunization requirements, they would be required to spell out available exemptions, according to a …

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OHIO: GOP Gov. John Kasich Signs Order Protecting LGBTQ State Employees From Workplace Discrimination

Via press release from Equality Ohio: Today, Governor John Kasich issued Executive Order 2018-12K to take a significant step in ensuring that all Ohioans, including LGBTQ Ohioans, are protected from discrimination in state employment. This Executive Order explicitly prohibits discrimination in state employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and other protected bases such as race, …

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OHIO: Feds Thwart Terror Attack On Toledo Synagogue, Suspect “Admired” Killer In Pittsburgh Terror Attack

The Toledo Blade reports: The FBI on Monday announced the arrests of two people in terrorism-related cases, including a man who planned an attack on a synagogue in Toledo. Damon Joseph, 21, of Holland, was arrested on one charge of attempting to provide material support to ISIS after law enforcement said he planned to attack a synagogue. Officials said he …

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