Tag Archives: Ohio

OH Covidiot Arrested After Brandishing Brass Knuckles

Cleveland’s ABC News reports: A 20-year-old man is now facing concealed weapons charges after police said he pulled out a pair of brass knuckles inside an Erie County Walmart after a dispute over the state’s mask requirement inside stores. According to a detailed police report filed by the Perkins Township Police Department, Colyn Tusin, of Milan, refused to put a …

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GOP Ohio Gov To Trump: Let Biden Transition Begin

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Sunday urged President Donald Trump to allow the normal transition of power to his successor, President-elect Joe Biden. “It’s clear that, certainly, based on what we know now, that Joe Biden is the president-elect. And that transition, for the country’s sake, it’s important for a normal transition to start through,” DeWine – …

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GOP Ohio Gov: “Joe Biden Is The President-Elect”

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: After a vague statement Monday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine made his thoughts on the presidential election clear: former Vice President Joe Biden won. “We need to consider the former vice president as the president-elect,” DeWine told CNN Thursday morning. “Joe Biden is the president-elect.” Contrast that with DeWine’s statement Monday: “I congratulate Vice-President Biden,” he said. …

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Ohio Gov: COVID Is Jeopardizing Health Care Staffing

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: As coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket in Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine threatened to order bars, restaurants and fitness centers closed in one week if newly confirmed cases continue to increase. During an evening address to Ohioans, DeWine said that the current surge presents a different challenge than in the spring, when the main concern was …

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Major Ohio County Elects Openly Lesbian Sheriff

Cincinnati’s ABC News affiliate reports: Democrat Charmaine McGuffey defeated challenger Republican Bruce Hoffbauer to become the county’s first openly gay sheriff.  McGuffey had a little more than a 17,000 vote lead on her opponent Bruce Hoffbauer, but she’ll be the first to tell you this election has been quite the climb for her to win. “To help me on that …

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Multiple Outlets Project That Trump Will Win Ohio

Cleveland’s ABC News affiliate reports: It’s official. Ohio is staying red. President Donald Trump has claimed Ohio in the 2020 election against Democratic candidate Joe Biden. It’s the second time Ohio has voted in favor of President Trump after he defeated Hillary Clinton in the Buckeye State back in 2016. In the weeks leading up to the election, President Trump …

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Final Quinnipiac Poll: Biden +5 In FL, Biden +4 In OH

Just in from Quinninpiac Polling: On the eve of Election Day 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden has narrow leads over President Donald Trump in Florida and Ohio, according to the final Quinnipiac University polls conducted before the election. In a national poll, Biden holds an 11-point lead over Trump among likely voters, largely unchanged from the 10-point leads he …

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Ohio Hits Wohl And Burkman With 15 Felony Charges

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: A grand jury in Cleveland on Tuesday indicted right-wing political hoaxers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman with felony charges connected to a multi-state robocall campaign that prosecutors say was meant to scare voters in urban areas with large minority populations out of voting by mail in the Nov. 3 presidential election. Wohl, 22, of Riverside, …

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Bloomberg Funds $15M Last Minute Ads In TX, OH

The Texas Tribune reports: Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is funding a last-minute ad blitz on behalf of Joe Biden in Texas and Ohio, providing a boost to the former vice president as polls and a flutter of late campaign activity continue to show that the Lone Star State might be in play. A Bloomberg spokesperson told The Texas Tribune on Tuesday …

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Ohio May Also Charge Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman

The Columbus Dispatch reports: Ohio authorities are considering whether charges are warranted against a pair of conservative extremists already accused of voter intimidation targeting minorities in Michigan. A total of 3,449 robocalls were answered on Ohioans’ phones from the duo: Jack Burkman, 54, of Arlington, Virginia, and Jacob Wohl, 22, of Los Angeles, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Tuesday. …

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Appeals Court Reinstates Ohio Limit On Drop Boxes

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: A federal appeals court has agreed to reinstate Ohio’s limit on ballot drop boxes at least temporarily while it considers whether to make a more permanent ruling on the case. U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Richard Griffin and Amul Thapar in an order Friday night sharply criticized a Thursday decision from a federal …

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Ohio GOP Loses Bid To Limit Drop Boxes, Will Appeal

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Ohio county boards of elections can offer off-site drop boxes and collection of voters’ absentee ballots, a federal judge ruled today. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster blocked Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s order, which prohibited off-site drop boxes. But the Republican elections chief will appeal. Democrats and voting right advocates pushed for more drop box …

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NYT/Siena Poll: Biden +6 In Nevada, Biden +1 In Ohio

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. maintains a steady lead over President Trump in Nevada and the two are virtually tied in Ohio, as voters continue to express dissatisfaction with the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new polls by The New York Times and Siena College released on Wednesday. Mr. Biden leads 48 percent …

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Trump Campaign Cancels TV Ads In Ohio And Iowa

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign canceled its planned television advertising in Iowa and Ohio this week, focusing its spending on states where Trump is behind even as polls show he is neck-and-neck with Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the two Midwestern states. Trump’s campaign canceled its ad reservations of $2.5 million in Ohio and $820,000 in Iowa this week, …

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Handicapper Moves Iowa And Ohio To “Toss Up”

The Hill reports: The nonpartisan Cook Political Report shifted the presidential race in Ohio and Iowa to a “toss up” on Tuesday from lean Republican, citing recent polls showing a tightening race between President Trump and Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden. The independent online newsletter had moved the race in both states to “lean Republican” from “likely Republican” in mid-June, …

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Armed Covidiot Arrested For Menacing Target Staffers

Toledo’s ABC News affiliate reports: A dispute over wearing a mask escalated and a local couple is calling for a Target employee to be fired for allegedly denying them service for not wearing masks. The couple was charged, but not for violating the governor’s mask mandate. Matthew and Heather Nicolai will head back to court this month. The family claims …

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OH Gov To Deploy National Guard For First Debate

Cleveland’s NBC News affiliate reports: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a proclamation Thursday to activate 300 members of the Ohio National Guard to assist police officers at the presidential debate in Cleveland next week. DeWine said he reached this decision after receiving a formal request from the Cleveland Police Department Wednesday night. The National Guard will help to make sure …

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Mask Refuser Tased At OH Middle School Football Game

The Marietta Times reports: Noncompliance with state mask mandates during an eighth-grade football game at Logan and video-recorded resistance resulted in the tasing and arrest of a Marietta City Schools parent Wednesday. Logan Athletic Director Theresa Schultheiss confirmed the incident publicly shared via two social media videos online Wednesday. Schultheiss said the venue hosted 300 fans for the game Wednesday, …

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OHIO: Up To 90-Minutes Travel To Ballot Drop Box

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: Voting-rights advocates say it could take some Cuyahoga County residents as long as 90 minutes in travel time to cast an absentee ballot at the county’s only drop box. Attorneys for the League of Women Voters and the NAACP of Ohio this week cited the difficulties of low-income residents as part of a filing in …

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Ohio GOP To Appeal Ruling On Ballot Drop Boxes

The Associated Press reports: A directive that restricted Ohio counties to one ballot drop box in November was arbitrary and unreasonable, a county judge ruled Tuesday, delivering the Republican secretary of state in the presidential battleground another in a series of blows to his policies. The office of Secretary of State Frank LaRose [photo] said he would soon appeal the …

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