Tag Archives: Ohio

FBI Arrests Four Toledo Officials On Bribery Charges

The Toledo Blade reports: The FBI has taken into custody multiple Toledo city council members accused of taking cash in exchange for votes during what is described in court records as a years-long, sweeping bribery scandal involving some of the city’s highest elected officials. City council members Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes, and Gary Johnson are all accused of …

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Fox News Poll: Joe Biden +2 In Swing State Ohio

Fox News reports: A Fox News Poll of Ohio registered voters finds Democrat Joe Biden narrowly tops President Donald Trump in the race for the White House. At the same time, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine enjoys sky-high, bipartisan approval. Biden is ahead of Trump by a 45 to 43 percent margin. The former vice president’s 2-point edge is within the …

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GOP Ohio State Rep Won’t Wear Mask Because He Was “Created In God’s Image” And God Doesn’t Wear One

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: It’s one thing for random people to complain, but for a government official to reject them sets an awful precedent. It’s why Mike Pence received criticism last week after photos showed him without one at a hospital. At least he’s since apologized. That’s not the case with Ohio State Rep. Nino Vitale, who …

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GOP Ohio Gov: My Mask Order Was “A Bridge Too Far”

ABC News reports: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Sunday that a statewide order mandating face masks be worn in stores went “too far.” “It became clear to me that that was just a bridge too far. People were not going to accept the government telling them what to do,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I think generally Republicans are …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Ohio Karen Berates Reporter For Wearing Mask, Claims She’s “Terrifying And Lying To The Public”

Cleveland.com reports: A protester outside the Ohio Statehouse on Friday, upset with what she thought was coronavirus reporting inciting fear, accosted a Columbus television reporter trying to cover the demonstration. The unidentified woman wasn’t wearing a mask and wasn’t keeping six feet of distance between her and NBC4 reporter Adrienne Robbins, who requested more than once that the woman keep …

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Ohio Governor To Stage Reopening Beginning May 1st

The Washington Examiner reports: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was one of the first governors to start closing down his state when the coronavirus hit, but now he’s offering one of the first economic reopenings in the nation. DeWine, a Republican, announced Thursday that Ohio will begin to reopen some of its businesses on May 1. The governor has a stay-at-home …

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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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