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Dems To Thwart Ohio GOP With Virtual Nomination

ABC News reports:  The Democratic National Committee will move to conduct virtual party proceedings to certify President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic Party nominees before Ohio’s Aug. 7 ballot certification deadline, and before their in-person convention beginning Aug. 19, the party confirmed to ABC News on Tuesday. This will take a big moment away from Biden …

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OH Gov Calls Special Session To Get Biden On Ballot

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: Gov. Mike DeWine has taken the rare step of calling a special legislative session, in effect summoning the General Assembly to make sure that President Joe Biden qualifies for the ballot this November. DeWine announced he would be calling the special session for May 28 in a Thursday evening press conference. It marked the first …

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Ohio Republicans Still Won’t Allow Biden On Nov Ballot

The Ohio Capital Journal reports: Ohio lawmakers are confident President Joe Biden will be on the November ballot, but how exactly that will happen remains the question. The fix won’t happen through the legislature, said Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens, R-Kitts Hill. “There’s just not the will to do that from the legislature,” Stephens said. Ohio law requires political parties …

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GOP Ohio Senate Nominee Had Cops Shut Down Local Roads So He Could Test-Drive His $2.3M Luxury Import

The Heartland Signal reports: In 2015, Ohio Republican Senate candidate Bernie Moreno used taxpayer dollars to shut down local roads so he could take a joy ride in an Aston Martin car that he purchased for $2.3 million. Video from Cleveland.com shows at least three police cars blocking traffic in the Cleveland suburb of North Olmsted so Moreno could privately …

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Ohio Lawmakers Remove Marital Rape “Loophole”

USA Today reports: Ohio lawmakers voted Wednesday to criminalize marital rape in all situations, ending a years-long fight over a law that critics cast as archaic and harmful to survivors. The Ohio Senate unanimously passed legislation which eliminates a measure that protects spouses from prosecution against rape, unless the perpetrator used force or the couple lives in separate homes. It …

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Christians Demand Ohio Town Cancel Its Pride Festival

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: About 100 people squeezed into City Council chambers Monday night (April 15) to express their views on BBH Pride Fest, which is scheduled for June 8 on the City Hall campus. Most of those who spoke were against the LGBTQ+ event and scolded Broadview Heights officials for allowing it on city property. “We are Broadview …

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Ohio Church Sues “White Lives Matter” Nazi Group Over 2023 Firebomb Attack After Hosting Drag Show [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: A church in Ohio that suffered an arson attack last year after it agreed to host drag shows has sued the guilty party and members of the extremist group he is affiliated with for damages. Earlier this year, 20-year-old Aimenn Penny [photo] was sentenced to 18 years in prison for trying to destroy the Community Church …

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Ohio Republican Accused In Massive Bribery Scandal Dies By Suicide, Second Republican To Do So In Case

The Columbus Dispatch reports: Former Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chairman Sam Randazzo, who was facing criminal charges over a bribery scandal, has died by suicide. A spokesman for the Franklin County Coroner said Randazzo was found shortly before noon Tuesday in a Columbus warehouse that he owned. Randazzo, 74, of Columbus, was recently accused of accepting $4.3 million from …

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Rail Company To Pay $600M In Suit Over Derailment

The Associated Press reports: Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay $600 million in a class-action lawsuit settlement related to a fiery train derailment in February 2023 in eastern Ohio. The company said the agreement, if approved by the court, will resolve all class action claims within a 20-mile radius from the derailment and, for those residents who choose to participate, …

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OH Sec Of State Raises Ballot Access Issue For Biden

ABC News reports: There could be potential general election ballot access concerns for President Joe Biden in Ohio, the state’s Secretary of State’s office said in a letter to Ohio Democratic Chair Liz Walters on Friday. In the letter, obtained by ABC News, legal counsel for Secretary of State Frank LaRose sought clarification for “an apparent conflict in Ohio law” …

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Trump Pick Bernie Moreno Wins Ohio Senate Primary

Axios reports: Cleveland businessman Bernie Moreno has won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Ohio. Moreno will take on incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown in November, in what is expected to be a toss-up race that could swing the balance of the Senate. The outcome is a win for former President Trump, who endorsed Moreno in December. It’s also welcome …

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PLEASE DISREGARD: Cultist Ohio US House Candidate Accidentally Sends Concession Email Before Polls Close

Mediaite reports: Republican congressional candidate Derek Myers accidentally sent out a concession email on Tuesday as voters were still going to the polls in the Ohio primaries. Myer’s campaign quickly walked back the error, sending out a second email that said, “The previous email citing a concession was sent in error, due to a technical issue. Please disregard the email. …

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No Labels To Hold Event With GOP OH Senate Candidate

NBC News reports: In a Monday email obtained by NBC News, No Labels co-executive director Liz Morrison invited recipients to a Zoom call Tuesday evening with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, who is running in a heated Republican Senate primary scheduled for March 19. LaRose, a former state senator, has been involved with No Labels programs in the past, …

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Ohio QAnon Extremist Drops Out Of US House Race

Toledo’s ABC affiliate reports: J.R. Majewski, who was running to be the Republican candidate to face U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur (D, Toledo) in November, has suspended his campaign. The announcement came weeks after Majewski made headlines for a comment he made during a conservative podcast in February in which he compared arguing online to competing in the Special Olympics in …

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Ohio Man Charged For Pissing On Home’s Pride Flag

The Columbus Dispatch reports: An Ohio State University student is facing ethnic intimidation and other charges after he was caught on surveillance camera earlier this month urinating on a gay pride flag hanging on a home’s porch in Columbus’ Weinland Park neighborhood. Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein announced Tuesday his office has charged 20-year-old Trey Samuel Fetzer in Franklin County …

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Ohio Video Shows Two Men Pissing On Home’s Pride Flag, Banging On Door, Shouting Homophobic Slurs

Columbus’s CBS affiliate reports: Columbus police are looking into a hate crime that happened last week near The Ohio State University’s campus last Thursday. Two men were caught on camera saying homophobic slurs and vandalizing a pride flag in front of a home in the Weinland Park area of Columbus. “It was shocking but not surprising,” Sarah, who lives at …

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Ohio Megachurch Pastor Literally Kicks Bible From Stage As Part Of Super Bowl Sunday Themed Service [Video]

The Christian Post reports: With play-by-play announcers, color commentary, a referee, and a stage covered in AstroTurf, the Crossroads pulpit resembled Allegiant Stadium more than any church on Sunday morning as Senior Pastor Brian Tome and Pastor Alli Patterson sported football jerseys as they took the stage for the “pregame” coin flip. After Tome wins the flip, the referee asks, …

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Ohio GOP Senate Candidate Deletes Anti-Trump Posts

CNN reports: Bernie Moreno, a Republican businessman running for the US Senate in Ohio, once said there was “no scenario” in which he would support Donald Trump. He’s called Trump a “fake Republican” who stokes “hatred and fear” and suggested that the former president’s popularity is the result of “ignorance in our society.” But Moreno has since come to praise …

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Ohio GOP Intros Bill Allowing Execution By Nitrogen

ABC News reports: Ohio lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow execution by nitrogen gas, a controversial practice critics call untested and lacking in evidence that it’s more humane than lethal injection, after Alabama became the first state to execute someone with nitrogen gas. Ohio state Reps. Phil Plummer and Brian Stewart, both Republicans, introduced legislation during a press …

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Ohio AG To Consider Adopting Execution By Nitrogen

The Associated Press reports: Republican state Attorney General Dave Yost scheduled a news conference Tuesday to discuss “next steps to kickstart” Ohio’s capital punishment system. He has expressed support for the nitrogen gas method used for the first time in Alabama last week, when convicted murderer Kenneth Eugene Smith, 58, was put to death with nitrogen gas administered through a …

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