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  • Ohio woman held captive for decade says she now forgives kidnapper

    10/20/2014 8:59:52 AM PDT · by JeepRubicon · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2014
    CHARDON, Ohio – One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life. Knight, who was kidnapped in August 2002 when she was 21, said she realizes now that Ariel Castro had a disease, and therapy has taught her that what he did hadn't been his fault, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported.
  • Second Nurse To Contract Ebola Retains High-Profile Attorney

    10/20/2014 7:41:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Ap via CBS ^ | 10/20/14
    Amber Vinson, the second nurse in Dallas to contract the Ebola virus, has retained a high-profile attorney, her family said in a statement.
  • Nurse on flights may have had worse case of Ebola

    10/17/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT · by knak · 35 replies
    DENVER The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought.Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He said the CDC has assured the Denver-based airline that crewmembers on the flights are at a very low risk of exposure.The airline put the pilots and flight attendants on leave for 21 days, which health experts consider the outer limit of how long it would take someone...
  • Another EIGHTY FOUR people under observation for Ebola in Ohio

    10/19/2014 4:58:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Michael Zennie and Louise Boyle
    Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas from the Cleveland area. Officials stressed Saturday that none of those being monitored are sick. State officials had announced on Friday that 16 people Amber Vinson had contact with were being monitored. Officials say the sharp increase is a result of the identification of airline passengers who flew with Vinson between Dallas and Cleveland and the identification of people who also visited the dress shop where her bridesmaids were trying on dresses. Vinson's...
  • 116 being monitored in Ohio for Ebola symptoms

    10/18/2014 9:18:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    A total of 116 people are being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio following the visit from a Dallas nurse who treated the first patient to die of the virus in the United States and later tested positive herself, health officials said Saturday. None of those being monitored is sick, officials stressed. Dr. Chris Braden, who is leading a CDC team in Ohio, said time is on their side as they wait for Ebola's 21-day incubation period to pass. He said he was impressed with northeast Ohio's level of preparedness but the threat that someone else infected with Ebola might...
  • Kasich: Travel ban from Ebola-infected areas to U.S. ‘makes sense’

    10/18/2014 5:33:49 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    AKRON — Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Saturday that a travel ban should be seriously considered in light of the recent Ebola scares in Dallas and Ohio. “The president has to very seriously consider the fact we don’t want people from infected areas to be flying into the country,” he said a press conference Saturday. “But at the end of the day, it’s a decision for the president. If he called and asked me I’d say, a ban at this point makes sense.” The number of direct contacts in Ohio with Ebola patient Amber Vinson has risen from 16 to...
  • Oct. 18: The latest developments in Ebola

    10/18/2014 1:32:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Obama: US can’t cut itself off from West Africa President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders and the media to all pitch in. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama also pushed back against calls for the U.S. to institute a travel ban. Lawmakers have called it a common-sense step to prevent more people with Ebola from entering the U.S., but Obama said such a ban would only hamper aid efforts and screening measures. “Trying to seal off...
  • Hundreds of Kids, Parents and Residents Pray on a High School Football Field After Atheist Attacks

    10/17/2014 8:11:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/17/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    Pray to God to preserve the First Amendment. Hundreds of residents took to a high school football field Friday night to collectively bow down and pray — a massive response to atheist activists’ recent accusations that a local school district is guilty of at least two violations of the separation of church and state. But the prayer event wasn’t the only noteworthy response to secularists’ complaints, as local resident David Hoover placed three large Christian crosses on land he owns across the street from Licking Valley High School in Newark, Ohio — 10 to 13-foot symbols intended to send a...
  • Leprosy diagnosed in Ohio prison inmate

    10/17/2014 1:17:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    AP via WFTV ^ | 10/17/14
    An Ohio prison inmate has been diagnosed with leprosy, but health officials aren't concerned the infection will spread.
  • New Solar Battery Could Generate Cheaper Clean Energy

    10/17/2014 11:40:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | October 17, 2014 01:50pm ET | by Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer
    A new kind of solar cell could store electrical energy without any help from traditional batteries, according to a new study. Researchers at Ohio State University, in Columbus, have developed what they're calling the world's first solar battery — a hybrid device that combines the energy-capturing abilities of a solar cell with the energy-storing capabilities of a battery. The new cell could lower the cost of harvesting renewable energy from the sun by as much as 25 percent, according to the researchers. [Top 10 Craziest Environmental Ideas] The key to the device's success is a mesh solar panel that allows...
  • People Are Now Apparently Faking Ebola To Get Faster Medical Treatment

    10/17/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    HUffington Post ^ | 37 mins ago | Cavan Sieczkowski
    The Ebola hoaxes have begun. Authorities in Columbus, Ohio, received a call around 9 p.m. Thursday, according to NBC's WCMH, claiming a local woman was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms. ABC's WSYX reported it was also claimed the woman had recently traveled to West Africa, where the Ebola outbreak has lead to almost 9,000 cases and 4,500 deaths.
  • Second Ebola nurse, Amber Vinson, 'felt funny' while in Ohio, CDC says

    10/17/2014 11:30:50 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    A Texas nurse who has Ebola indicated she "felt funny" and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed in Dallas, a CDC official said Friday... "I would never have known that she was ill," Younker said. "There was no coughing, sneezing — nothing like that."... Dr. Chris Braden of the CDC told reporters. "But some more information that’s come through recently, we can’t rule out that she might have had the start of her illness Friday.
  • Airline notifying 800 people in Ebola scare: Amber Vinson's symptoms may have come earlier

    10/17/2014 2:23:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    KETV-TV / CNN ^ | October 17, 2014 | Faith Karimi and Greg Botelho
    A nurse infected with Ebola may have had symptoms sooner than originally believed, authorities say, and an airline is notifying up to 800 passengers linked to flights she took between Dallas and Cleveland. In addition to Amber Vinson's round trip, Frontier Airlines is also reaching out to others who were in five subsequent flights that used the same plane. Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, a day after she returned from Cleveland to Dallas aboard a Frontier Airlines flight. The nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was part of a team that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed...
  • Nurse may have had symptoms of Ebola longer than first thought

    10/16/2014 8:20:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 16, 2014 | Greg Botelho
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.A nurse with Ebola may have shown symptoms of the virus as many as four days before authorities once indicated, meaning that she might have been contagious while flying on not just one, but two commercial flights, officials said Thursday. Amber Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, one day after she took a Frontier flight from Cleveland to Dallas. Tests later found that Vinson -- who was among those who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, at Dallas' Texas Health...
  • Ohio inmate has leprosy, officials say; case is first ever found in state prison system

    10/16/2014 5:47:11 PM PDT · by EBH · 47 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jeremy Pelzer
    For the first time in Ohio history, a prison inmate has been diagnosed with leprosy, state corrections officials said Thursday. The inmate, whose name was not released, was diagnosed with the chronic bacterial infection on Tuesday at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution, according to the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The infected prisoner is a native of Micronesia, a region of islands in the Pacific Ocean, and has served time at three other Ohio prisons since 2011, according to Stuart Hudson, the DRC's managing director of health care and fiscal operations. He's now being treated at Ohio State University Medical Center...
  • CDC says Amber Vinson may have had symptoms on flight from Dallas to CLE (earlier than 1st believed)

    10/16/2014 2:53:23 PM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    Newsnet5 ^ | October 16, 2014 | Tim Rearden
    CLEVELAND - Officials with the Centers for Disease Control say the nurse who contracted the Ebola virus may have shown symptoms earlier than first believed. During a press conference in Summit County on Thursday, the CDC says Amber Vinson may have experienced symptoms on Friday, the day she flew from Dallas, Texas to Cleveland. Dr. Chris Braden with the CDC says they can “not rule out” that Vinson had symptoms on Oct. 10 and that now the passengers on the flight from Dallas to Cleveland will be “included in the investigation."
  • Social conservatives target pro-gay marriage Republicans

    10/16/2014 11:28:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Social conservatives are making a last-ditch effort to stop Republicans who support gay marriage, looking to torpedo their campaigns ahead of next month’s elections. But they don't just have 2014 in their sights — they’re already turning one eye to 2016, with the goal of defeating pro-gay marriage Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio). The National Organization for Marriage is making robocalls attacking a trio of socially liberal Republicans, including a pair of openly gay House candidates, California’s Carl DeMaio and Massachusetts’ Richard Tisei, plus Oregon Senate nominee Monica Wehby, who supports same-sex marriage. The organization is also openly discussing ways to...
  • School, business closings announced over Ebola concerns (Ohio, List inside)

    10/16/2014 9:58:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WJW-TV ^ | October 16, 2014 | Darcie Loreno
    AKRON, Ohio — Akron school officials announced that Resnik CLC was closed Thursday as a precaution after a student’s mother had contact with Ebola patient Amber Vinson. Details of their contact were not made available. The student was in voluntary quarantine along with his/her mother. The health department did not order the school to close, rather the district made the decision as a precaution. It will remain closed until Oct. 20. BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The PNC Bank processing center in Brecksville will be closed today as a precaution after learning an employee traveled on one of the same planes as...
  • Creative Way to Educate Low-Income Students [The Atlantic]

    10/16/2014 9:30:32 AM PDT · by Disgruntled_Voter · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/16/2014 | Deborah Fallows
    How does the Cristo Rey business model work? Here are the words of founder John P. Foley, S.J. of the Cristo Rey schools, “If you can afford to come here, then you can’t come.” Here is the reality of the numbers: Start-up per student costs for the Cristo Rey Columbus school are about $18,000 per year. Once the school reaches enrollment capacity, that will drop to about $12,000-13,000. Cristo Rey found a creative way to fund most of the tuition. First, in Columbus, $5000 per student per year is potentially available from Ohio’s school choice voucher program; if a student’s...
  • Two Northeast Ohio Teachers May Have Been Exposed to Ebola Virus (At least 2 schools shut-down)

    10/15/2014 11:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | October 16, 2014 | Julie Kent
    A Northeast Ohio area teacher was on board the same plane that carried Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who travelled through Cleveland and was hours later diagnosed with Ebola virus. Two Solon schools announced that they will be closed on Thursday as a precaution after learning that a Solon Middle School staff member traveled home from Dallas on Frontier Airlines on Tuesday on a different flight, and an elementary teacher from Cleveland who confirmed contact with an Ebola infected person will be staying home from work until cleared by health officials to return to work. Solon sent the following email...
  • CDC: Ebola Patient Traveled By Air With “Low-Grade” Fever (CDC OK'd it?)

    10/15/2014 4:34:27 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 120 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/10/15/ebola-patient-traveled-day-before-diagnosis/ | October 15, 2014 | DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM)
    CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. John LaPook reports that Vinson called the CDC several times before boarding the plane concerned about her fever and was told she was OK to board.
  • Local Students Were On Flight With Nurse Diagnosed With Ebola (With Poll to FReep)

    10/15/2014 5:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KWTX-TV ^ | October 15, 2014
    BELTON (October 15, 2014) A North Belton Middle School student and a Sparta Elementary School student were on the same flight Monday as a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola Tuesday night after caring for a man who was the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with the potentially deadly virus, Belton school officials confirmed late Wednesday afternoon. During a news conference Wednesday evening Belton ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon assured parents that the two students are at low risk to themselves and to others and that it’s safe to send children to class Thursday. “We anticipate that some...
  • Did you encounter Dallas Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson in Ohio?

    10/15/2014 1:24:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | October 15, 2014 | Brandon Blackwell
    Amber Joy Vinson CLEVELAND, Ohio – Did you spot or make contact with Dallas Ebola patient Amber Joy Vinson during her recent trip to Ohio? Vinson, 29, was diagnosed with Ebola this week after visiting family in Akron. She came to the region last week and returned to Dallas Monday on a Frontier Airlines flight out of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport....
  • Plane Used by Ebola-Infected Nurse Was Cleaned and Back in Service Next Day

    10/15/2014 1:17:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 15, 2014 | By GILLIAN MOHNEY
    The plane that transported an Ebola-infected nurse from Cleveland to Dallas was cleaned and put back into service the next day, according to Frontier Airlines. The plane has flown to at least one other U.S. city after being cleaned in Dallas, according to the airline, which confirmed it was cleaned again in Cleveland on Tuesday. The plane that transported Vinson was cleaned after her flight and then put back into service the next day, according to Frontier Airlines. The airline stressed that the flight was the last of the day and that the plane was cleaned "within CDC guidelines" after...
  • 2nd health care worker with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Frontier day before presenting

    10/15/2014 8:33:03 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 80 replies
    BreakingNews.com ^ | 10-15-2014 | Unknown to me
    2nd health care worker with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Frontier Airlines the day before presenting symptoms, according to CDC, Frontier - @NBCNews
  • 2nd Ebola patient flew Frontier Airlines on Monday!

    10/15/2014 8:23:14 AM PDT · by Toespi · 29 replies
    Fox News
    Flight #1143 Cleveland to Dallas are being asked to check in with CDC.
  • CDC Demands 132 Passengers That Flew With 2nd Ebola Patient Report For Testing

    10/15/2014 9:14:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/15/2014 | Tyler Durden
    But, but, but they said it wasn't contagious unless you came into contact with bodily fluids. According to the CDC, the 2nd health-care worker infected with Ebola traveled on Frontier Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas on October 13th and are asking all 132 passengers on the flight to get tested. One question... what about the thousands of people that those 132 passengers came in contact with in the last 2 days? NEW TEXAS EBOLA PATIENT FLEW DOMESTICALLY NIGHT BEFORE FEVER APPEARED -- CDC Via Bloomberg, Second health-care worker with Ebola traveled on Frontier flight 1143 from Cleveland to...
  • Frontier Airlines Statement (CDC letter second ebola patient Dallas)

    10/15/2014 8:52:52 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 145 replies
    Twitter/NBC ^ | 10/15/14 | CDC/Frontier Airlines
    JUST IN: CDC & Frontier Airlines: 2nd health care worker diagnosed with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday
  • CDC- Newest Ebola patient flew Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 day before diagnosis

    10/15/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 325 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-15-2014 | CNBC
    This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.
  • House GOP rallying around Boehner's concern about Obama's purported

    10/11/2014 4:12:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 11, 2014
    House Speaker John Boehner has denounced any potential White House effort to close the Guantanamo Bay prison facility, saying that such a move is "dangerous," could result in terrorists being relocated into the United States and that overriding Congress is another example of the Obama administration’s “legacy of lawlessness.” Boehner made the statement Friday, following a Wall Street Journal story stating the White House is “drafting options” that would allow Obama to close the detention facility in Cuba by overriding congressional restrictions on bringing detainees into the U.S. The White House has responded to the story, reportedly based on information...
  • Lost Electricity Generation Capacity 7X Higher Than EPA Estimates

    10/10/2014 9:19:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – Power plants generating 72 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in 37 states have either closed or are scheduled to shut their doors to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, according to the Institute for Energy Research (IER). The loss of generating capacity is “over seven times the amount originally predicted by EPA modeling,” IER’s updated report, released October 7, noted. “Originally, EPA calculated that only 9.5 GW of electrical generating capacity would close as a result of its MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standard) and CSAPR (Cross State Air Pollution Rule) rules,” the report stated. “Before President Obama’s...
  • County woman charged for stealing flowers from serviceman’s grave

    10/09/2014 7:53:26 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 11 replies
    peakofohio.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Bill Tipple
    A local woman who repeatedly stole flowers from a serviceman’s grave near West Liberty was arrested at her residence Tuesday morning around eleven o'clock. The Logan County Sheriff's Office reports that Anita Clem, 55, of 2531 State Route 287, West Liberty, removed flowers from Ben Modie's grave at Mac-O-Chee Cemetery on County Road 164. Deputies began investigating the thefts in July after receiving a complaint from Ben's dad, Paul Modie, 58, of rural West Liberty. Modie reported six separate thefts from the gravesite between July and October. Clem was charged with six misdemeanor counts of theft and lodged in the...
  • Students, stomachs grumble over Michelle O’s menu

    10/08/2014 10:10:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | 10-08-2014 | Kyle Olson
    BURLEY, Idaho – Burley High School has seen a 25 percent decrease in participation since changes to the National School Lunch Program went into effect. Michelle Obama hand on student 337x244Those students now “bring sack lunches, dash off campus for fast food or skip the meal altogether,” according to the Times-News. “It was not edible. It was a greasy little hot pocket,” parent Steve Wells says. “When we were little, everything at school was homemade.” The school lunch “doesn’t taste as good,” student Ana Inzunza tells the paper. “It’s missing flavor and tastes plain.” “There are a lot of challenges,”...
  • Woman has mixed-race baby after sperm mix-up, sues

    10/02/2014 2:20:39 PM PDT · by redreno · 51 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/02/2014 | By MARK GILLISPIE
    CLEVELAND — An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended. The woman is seeking damages and wants to ensure the sperm bank doesn’t make a similar mistake again. Within days of their wedding in New York, Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon had become pregnant with the donor sperm. In April 2012, five months into her pregnancy, Cramblett, 36, called Midwest Sperm Bank LLC outside Chicago to reserve sperm from the same donor in the hope that...
  • John Boehner: ‘Very Few’ Republicans Will Oppose Me

    09/30/2014 10:49:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 10:27 PM | Cathy Burke
    House Speaker John Boehner says he isn’t worried about a conservative revolt that could oust him from his leadership post—asserting there’ll be “very few” votes against him when he seeks a third term in January. And he also dismissed suggestions his leadership team would strip committee assignments from GOP lawmakers who vote against him, telling USA Today Tuesday: “I just don’t think it’s necessary.” Boehner’s optimism may be whistling in the wind, The Hill reports. The news site last week reported frustration with Boehner’s leadership style was triggering talk among some House Republicans about ways to replace him, including Arizona...
  • SCOTUS blocks extended early voting options in Ohio

    09/30/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This will certainly go down as one of the last minute, whistle beating acts of the Supreme Court. Very nearly on the eve of the recently extended – and highly contentious – early voting period in Ohio, the Supreme Court has delivered a 5-4 decision overturning a lower court’s ruling and forcing the state to file a new petition if they want the case heard. SCOTUSblog has the details. With just sixteen hours before polling stations were to open in Ohio, the Supreme Court on Monday afternoon blocked voters from beginning tomorrow to cast their ballots in this year’s general...
  • White couple sues, says sperm bank gave vials from black donor

    09/30/2014 3:39:57 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 62 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Meredith Rodriguez
    White couple sues, says sperm bank gave vials from black donor By Meredith Rodriguez, Tribune reporter contact the reporter A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community. Jennifer Cramblett of Uniontown, Ohio, alleges in the lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, that Midwest Sperm Bank sent her the vials of an African American donor's sperm in September 2011...
  • James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies

    09/27/2014 1:50:28 PM PDT · by murron · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-27-2014 | Mark Gillispie
    James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73.
  • Parliament recalled over air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq

    09/24/2014 12:57:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 24, 2014
    Parliament is to be recalled on Friday to discuss the UK's possible involvement in air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. Prime Minister David Cameron said MPs should respond to the Iraqi government's request for help. He added that the UK "should not turn away from what needs to be done". The Liberal Democrats are backing air strikes in Iraq and Labour leader Ed Miliband has confirmed his support, saying the UK cannot "opt out". Meanwhile, the Foreign Office has said it is "aware" of reports that a British national has died in Syria, but it has "no further...
  • Doubts cast on witness's account of black man killed by police in Walmart

    09/25/2014 1:06:11 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 30 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | Sept 7 2014 | Jon Swaine
    When Ronald Ritchie called 911 from the aisles of a Walmart in western Ohio last month to report that a black man was “walking around with a gun in the store”, he said that shoppers were coming under direct threat. “He’s, like, pointing it at people,” Ritchie told the dispatcher. Later that evening, after John Crawford III had been shot dead by one of the police officers who hurried to the scene in Beavercreek, Ritchie repeated to reporters: “He was pointing at people. Children walking by.” One month later, Ritchie puts it differently. “At no point did he shoulder the...
  • Beavercreek Walmart surveillance tape shows shooting, 9-1-1 call (video)

    09/24/2014 8:17:16 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 277 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | Sep 24, 2014 | Jeremy Pelzer
    Editor's note: It is the general policy of Northeast Ohio Media Group not to show images of people being killed. We chose to publish this video because it addresses questions that have been raised about the behavior of the suspect and the police. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released a surveillance video Wednesday showing John Crawford III being shot to death by police last month in a Dayton-area Walmart. DeWine's release of the video and 9-1-1 recording coincided with a Greene County grand jury finding that Beavercreek police were justified in shooting the 22-year-old man, whom they...
  • Former Ohio Rep. Traficant critically injured in tractor accident

    09/24/2014 8:41:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/24 | AP
    Former U.S. Rep. James Traficant Jr., who spent time in prison on corruption and racketeering charges, has been critically injured in a tractor accident at his northeast Ohio home. Traficant’s wife, Tish, told The (Youngstown) Vindicator that the 73-year-old former congressman was in “very critical condition” on Wednesday following the Tuesday night accident on his family farm in Greenford.
  • Boehner Parties in the Hamptons, Tells Joy Behar: 'I Am Obama's Best Friend'

    09/23/2014 1:04:09 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/23/14
    House Speaker John Boehner put comedienne Joy Behar in a headlock this weekend while in the Hamptons campaigning for Republican Lee Zeldin, telling the liberal former co-host of The View, “I am Obama’s best friend."
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/20/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 21 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without...
  • Chevron first energy giant to meet new sustainable shale standards

    09/19/2014 5:19:03 AM PDT · by thackney · 2 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 18, 2014 | Associated Press
    Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday... Chevron’s pledges to recycle drilling fluids, not use open waste pits and to reduce methane leaks address “very big” concerns for many people, said Davitt Woodwell, president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Chevron also says it now discloses all of the chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, process in the region. Woodwell said his group hopes other drilling...
  • Residents Near Marysville, Ohio Golf Course Upset Over Topless Outing

    09/18/2014 8:01:18 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 74 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | Sep 16, 2014 | Mike Bowersock
    MARYSVILLE, Ohio - A Marysville resident says she is upset a local golf course that is visible from state Route 38 hosted a golf tournament where there were topless women present. On Friday afternoon, Jamele Wenger says she was driving on S.R. 38, near the Marysville Golf Club, with her 13-year-old son in the vehicle when he noticed a topless woman hanging off of a golf cart. According to the course management, Vanity, which advertises itself as a gentleman's club, had rented out the course for the afternoon for its second annual golf outing. "All you could see was her...
  • Reps. Jim Jordan and Marcia Fudge oppose U.S. aid to anti-ISIS rebels

    09/17/2014 8:05:36 PM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 6 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | September 17, 2014 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One of Ohio's most conservative Congress members teamed up with one of its most liberal representatives to oppose U.S. government funding of rebels in Syria who are fighting the ISIS terrorist group. But Rep. Marcia Fudge, a Democrat from Warrrensville Heights and Champaign County GOP Rep. Jim Jordan offered divergent reasons for voting against the proposal that passed the House of Representatives, 273-156. In a statement that described the vote as a "tough decision," Fudge said she "agrees with a majority of Americans who support airstrikes against ISIS." "I support President Obama's decision to continue airstrikes as...
  • Boy hit with gun during South Toledo robbery (6-month old pistol-whipped)

    09/15/2014 5:00:22 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 12 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 9/15/2014 | Staff
    A 6-month-old boy remains in critical condition today after being hit on the head with a gun during a robbery in South Toledo. The infant, and his parents, were taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. The parents, Phillip Darrington and Cheyenne Peters, were treated and released. The name of the child was not provided.
  • Urban Outfitters apologizes for its blood-red-stained Kent State sweatshirt

    09/15/2014 8:28:23 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 15, 2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    “Get it or regret it!” read the description for a “vintage,” one-of-a-kind Kent State sweatshirt that Urban Outfitters briefly offered for just $129. However, the fact that there was just one available for purchase is far from the most regrettable part of the item: the shirt was decorated with a blood spatter-like pattern, reminiscent of the 1970 “Kent State Massacre.”The sweatshirt, reported by Buzzfeed after a screenshot made the rounds on Twitter, is now “sold out,” according to the site.Here’s what the listing looked like before:[...]
  • Liberals press Pelosi, Obama for vote on Syrian air strikes

    09/14/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    A growing chorus of liberal Democrats is pushing President Obama to get Congress's explicit approval before launching missile strikes into Syria. The pressure from supporters on Capitol Hill is not only a headache for Obama, but also puts House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top Democrats in the difficult position of bucking a broad segment of their own caucus in order to protect an ally in the White House. Scores of Democrats had signed letters a year ago advocating against military strikes targeting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without congressional backing. Thirteen months later the enemy...