Tag Archives: Ohio

Feds Seize $3 Million Worth Of Cocaine-Frosted Flakes

Cincinnati’s ABC News affiliate reports: Federal officials said they found around 44 pounds of cocaine-coated corn flakes, seized in Cincinnati from incoming freight from Peru. U.S. Customs agents said they intercepted the smuggled narcotics, with an estimated street value of $2,922,400. K-9 Bisco picked up the scene, federal officials said, alerting agents to a large shipment of cereal heading to …

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Ohio Covidiots Testify For Bill To Strike Down COVID Protocols: I Can’t Even Get My Favorite Cheesy Bread

The Ohio Capitol Journal reports: Maskless and frustrated, a string of Ohioans offered tales Wednesday of their personal aggrievement since the coronavirus pandemic began. A woman told of her favorite gluten-free bake shop closing down in 2020, thus denying her access to “cheesy bread with the best freshly made marinara sauce I’ve ever tasted.” A seventh-grade student from Warren County …

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Jordan Claims He Won’t Run For Portman’s Senate Seat

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: Rep. Jim Jordan, a conservative lawmaker and favorite among President Donald Trump’s supporters, won’t run for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2022. “Jordan is solely focused on representing the great people of Ohio’s Fourth District, and will not be running to fill the seat of retiring Senator Rob Portman,” a spokesman told Cleveland.com. Jordan, …

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Rep. Tim Ryan Floats Bid For Portman’s Senate Seat

The Hill reports: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said he is “looking seriously” at running for Senate in 2022 after Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced his retirement earlier Monday. Ryan briefly ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2019, presenting himself as a moderate capable of winning over Trump supporters in contrast to progressive figures such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) …

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GOP Sen. Rob Portman Won’t Seek Reelection In 2022

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Republican Rob Portman will not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate in 2022, he told The Enquirer – a move that will unsettle politics in both Greater Cincinnati and Washington D.C. Reading a statement on his decision to not seek re-election, Portman said he is looking forward to spending more time at home and …

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Armed Proud Boys Assemble At Ohio Statehouse

The Columbus Dispatch reports: Carrying a large “Liberty or Death” flag, assault weapons and other firearms, a group of more than 50 gathered at State and Third streets just after 11 a.m outside the Ohio Statehouse. One man, calling himself a Boogaloo mascot, said of the weapons: “Best case scenario, they’re just paper weights. We don’t even pull them out …

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Ohio Gov Signs Expanded “Stand Your Ground” Bill

CBS News reports: An individual’s duty to retreat before using force has been eliminated in Ohio under a gun rights bill signed by Ohio’s Republican governor on Monday. Gov. Mike DeWine signed the bill despite his vocal concerns that GOP lawmakers were ignoring his own legislation proposed following the 2019 mass shooting in Dayton. The measure expands the so-called “stand …

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Signs Bill Requiring Women To Choose Burial Or Cremation For Aborted Fetal Tissue

Cleveland’s ABC News affiliate reports: With a swift signature, Gov. Mike DeWine made Senate Bill 27 into law Wednesday. It’s a law that requires any aborted fetal tissue to be buried or cremated. Any woman who is getting an abortion can choose what she wants to do with the remains, and if she doesn’t want to choose, then the clinic …

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Nina Turner Launches Bid To Succeed Rep. Marcia Fudge

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: Former state Sen. Nina Turner made her bid official for Rep. Marcia Fudge’s congressional seat, becoming the third candidate to jump in to what will likely be a crowded primary. Turner, 53, of Cleveland, held multiple elected offices in both the city and state before becoming a national name through her work with Sen. Bernie …

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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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