Tag Archives: Ohio

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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John Kashich: I’m “Seriously Considering” 2020 WH Bid

ABC News reports: As the race to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election kicks off, a 2016 candidate addressed speculation that he would mount a run for the White House in 2020. On “This Week” Sunday, outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich said that he is discussing his options with friends and family. “I’m considering it very seriously,” …

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Ohio Priest Charged With Impregnating Underage Girl

ABC News reports: An Ohio priest is facing charges after his diocese said he admitted to having a relationship with a now-pregnant 17-year-old girl. Father Henry Christopher Foxhoven, 45, was the pastor at Holy Cross and St. Mary of the Hill parishes in the Diocese of Steubenville. According to the Athens County prosecutor, the teen was an altar girl at …

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Kasich Hits Back At Trump With GIF Of Laughing Putin

The Columbus Dispatch reports: President Donald Trump went after a long-time foe — Ohio Gov. John Kasich — in a tweet Monday morning. Open Twitter warfare is on, as Kasich responded with a tweet featuring a GIF of a laughing Russian President Vladimir Putin. Following a recent series of TV news appearances featuring Kasich’s take on the apparent narrow win …

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OHIO: Previously Uncounted Votes Tighten Margin

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: The tight race between Democrat Danny O’Connor and Republican Troy Balderson just got tighter. Election officials in Franklin County found 588 previously uncounted votes in a Columbus suburb. The result: O’Connor had a net gain of 190 votes, bringing the race’s margin down to 1,564. “The votes from a portion of one voting location had not …

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OHIO: House Special Election Still Too Close To Call

The Associated Press reports: With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Troy Balderson has declared victory over Democrat Danny O’Connor in Tuesday’s 12th Congressional District special election. Balderson is ahead of O’Connor by roughly 1,700 votes or 0.8 percent. Though all precincts are reporting, there has not been an official winner declared. According to the Associated Press, there are at …

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Cuccinelli Tweets Photo Of Jim Jordan: “Who Better To Wrestle Dems To The Ground? #JimJordan4Speaker!”

This really happened today: While trying to promote Congressman Jim Jordan’s campaign to replace Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, Ken Cuccinelli — who is the president of the Senate Conservatives Fund PAC and frequently appears on CNN — accidentally reminded everyone that the lawmaker has been accused of allowing physical abuse to take place while he …

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OHIO: Whistleblower Provides Emails Showing Cops Plotted Days In Advance To Arrest Stormy Daniels

The Fayette Advocate reports: In an exclusive investigation, the Advocate has obtained emails from a whistleblower from inside the Columbus Police Department that outline the arrest of Stormy Daniels earlier this month may have been pre-planned days before she ever arrived in town. A whistleblower from the City of Columbus contacted the Advocate with numerous emails between several high-ranking Columbus …

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OHIO: Rep. Jim Jordan Named In Class Action Sexual Abuse Lawuit Filed By Former University Wrestler

Rolling Stone reports: On Tuesday, Jordan’s public-relations crisis became a legal nightmare. Attorneys filed a massive class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Ohio on behalf of an as-yet-unnamed former OSU wrestler. The law firm Sauder Schelkopf is seeking to represent all the students and athletes “treated” by Strauss in his two decades at the school, from the late ‘70s …

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OHIO: Columbus Police Chief Promises Probe Into “Motivations” Of Vice Cops In Arrest Of Stormy Daniels

Via press release from Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs: Vice personnel working Wednesday night believed they had probable cause that state law regulating sexually-oriented businesses was violated; however, one element of the law was missed in error and charges were subsequently dismissed. The facts behind the charges and the behavior witnessed by the Vice officers are a matter of public …

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OHIO: Charges Against Stormy Daniels Dismissed

CNN reports: Charges against adult film actress Stormy Daniels for allegedly touching three undercover detectives while performing at an Ohio strip club were dismissed Thursday, her attorney said. Daniels, who gained notoriety after suing President Donald Trump following an alleged affair, had faced three misdemeanor counts of illegally touching a patron, court records show. She posted a $6,054 bail and …

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OHIO: Stormy Daniels Arrested Over Strip Club Show

NBC News reports: Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump and is suing the president, was arrested during a performance at an Ohio strip club, her lawyer said early Thursday. Michael Avenatti told NBC News that Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was touched in a non-sexual manner while on stage. An …

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Eighth Wrestler Comes Forward: Jordan Just Snickered When I Told Him The Doctor Was Groping My Balls

CNN reports: Another former OSU wrestler has told CNN that Jim Jordan knew about the actions of Dr. Richard Strauss, the former Ohio State University medical doctor who treated athletes, and called Jordan, who is now a US Congressman, a “phony” for saying he was not aware of any sexual abuse allegations. “Jordan is denying this because obviously it would …

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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Accusations Against “Decent” Jim Jordan Are The Work Of “Dirty Tricks” DNC Lawyers

Via press release from Loony Louie Gohmert: Jim Jordan is a fine and decent person who has a lifetime history of being honorable and honest, unlike his accusers whose extremely troubled backgrounds and ongoing legal and financial troubles place the veracity of their allegations into the realm of ridiculous. Unlike the Olympians who were minor children at the time they …

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7th Wrestler Comes Forward: Jordan “Definitely Knew”

The Washington Post reports: A seventh former Ohio State University wrestler said Saturday that he believes Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) knew about inappropriate behavior that allegedly took place in the school’s athletic department three decades ago, as two more former team members came to Jordan’s defense. David Range, who wrestled for Ohio State in the late 1980s, said Jordan had …

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Fifth OSU Wrestler Comes Forward: Unless Jordan “Has Dementia” There’s No Way He Shouldn’t Remember

The Wall Street Journal reports: Five former wrestlers, including former UFC world champion Mark Coleman, said this week that Rep. Jim Jordan was aware of, but didn’t respond to, allegations of sexual misconduct by an Ohio State University team doctor when the lawmaker was an assistant wrestling coach there in the 1990s. “There’s no way unless he’s got dementia or …

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Trump Claims He “100% Believes” Jim Jordan As Fourth Wrestler Comes Forward To Say Jordan Totally Knew

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not believe allegations by several former wrestlers at Ohio State University coached by Republican Representative Jim Jordan that he was aware the team doctor was molesting them. “Jim Jordan is one of the most outstanding people I’ve met since I’ve been in Washington. I believe him 100 percent,” Trump …

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GOP Rep. Jim Jordan To Contact Capitol Hill Police Over “Bullying” Emails From Alleged Sexual Abuse Victim

CNN reports: Rep. Jim Jordan’s office will contact Capitol Hill police after receiving emails from an alleged victim of sexual abuse at Ohio State University when the Ohio Republican was an assistant wrestling coach, a source within the office told CNN Wednesday. The source added that the messages were vaguely threatening in nature in part because of the amount of …

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