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  • Residents Near Marysville, Ohio Golf Course Upset Over Topless Outing

    09/18/2014 8:01:18 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 69 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...
  • Pro-Israel Ohio U. Student Arrested While Reading Legal Insurrection Blog Post Out Loud During

    09/11/2014 10:43:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    truth revolt ^ | 9/11/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    Meghan Marzec, the President of the Ohio University student Senate turned the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge into an anti-Israel blood bucket challenge. At a Student Senate Meeting Wednesday evening, pro-Israel students protested the anti-Israel action and several of the pro-Israel students were escorted out and arrested by campus police. According to the student newspaper, The Post: Ohio University Police Department Chief Andrew Powers told The Post that four students were arrested at Wednesday night’s Student Senate meeting in Walter Hall. ... Rabbi Danielle LeShaw, who went with the arrested students to OUPD’s station, told The Post they were charged with...
  • Convicted killer of 3 high school students caught (TJ Lane escaped 9/11/14)

    09/12/2014 1:50:38 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 30 replies
    News MSN.com ^ | 9/12/2014 | JOHN SEEWER and MARK GILLESPIE
    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio students at a high school cafeteria who escaped from prison Thursday night. Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane was captured early Friday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and police in Lima said. "We got him...... One more to go," Lima police tweeted around 2 a.m. They said Lane had been returned to prison.
  • Police: Convicted killer of 3 students escapes [Update: killer recaptured]

    09/11/2014 8:51:33 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    LIMA, Ohio (AP) — The convicted killer of three Ohio students at a high school cafeteria escaped from a prison Thursday night and a search was underway in northwest Ohio, police said. Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped along with two other inmates from a prison in Lima, about 80 miles south of Toledo, and one of the inmates was captured, Lima police Sgt. Andy Green said. -snip- Lane, then 18, pleaded guilty last year to shooting three students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. He said he didn't know why he did. At his sentencing, he unbuttoned...
  • Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane has escaped from prison with another inmate

    09/11/2014 7:05:23 PM PDT · by chrisser · 37 replies
    www.newsnet5.com ^ | 9/11/14 | Nikki Ferrell
    LIMA, Ohio - Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane has escaped from the Allen County Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio, Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish said. Another inmate, 45-year-old Clifford E Opperud from Carlisle, Ohio is with him, Lima Police posted on Facebook. Lima Police first posted about the escape at around 9 p.m. Thursday. Lane is serving a life sentence for the shooting deaths of Daniel Parmertor, 16, Russell King, Jr., 17 and Demetrius Hewlin, 17, at Chardon High School on Feb. 27, 2012. Nick Walczak, 17, was shot several times but survived the massacre Lane's courtroom appearance caused...
  • Latta appointed to House leadership team (R-OH)

    09/11/2014 7:40:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) recently announced that U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-Ohio) has been selected to serve as a House deputy whip. In this role, Latta will help ensure that the legislation presented on the House floor best represents the interests of Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District residents and all Americans. “It is an honor to serve my constituents in this capacity,” said Latta. “As a House deputy whip, I will continue to work hard to ensure that the interests of Ohioans and Americans are represented in the House and look forward to...
  • Boom in Energy Spurs Industry in the Rust Belt

    09/10/2014 5:14:03 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 8, 2014 | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
    Waist-high weeds and a crumbling old Chevy mark the entrance to a rust-colored factory complex on the edge of town here, seemingly another monument to the passing of the golden age of American industry. But deep inside the 14-acre site, the thwack-thwack-thwack sound of metal on metal tells a different story. “We’re holding our own,” said Greg Hess, who is looking to hire draftsmen and machine operators at the company he runs, Youngstown Bending and Rolling. “I feel good that we saved this place from the wrecking ball.” The turnaround is part of a transformation spreading across the heartland of...
  • Dow closing Findlay plant after 55 years (Ohio, 70 jobs gone)

    09/09/2014 5:03:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Courier ^ | September 9, 2014 | Lou Wilin
    Dow Chemical Co. will close its Findlay plant, which employs 70, in mid-December, the company reported Monday. The 400,000-square-foot factory at 3441 N. Main St. manufactures plastic films used in construction, automotive, packaging, and medical uses and products. “Decisions of this kind are difficult. Dow has been proud to operate in Findlay and the company appreciates the dedication our Findlay employees have demonstrated during our 55 years as a part of this community,” said Brian Brown, production and site leader for Dow Chemical in Findlay. “Dow is committed to … supporting our employees during this transition.” No further details about...
  • Drew Carey offers $10k reward for information about teens behind sick ice bucket prank

    09/08/2014 3:44:49 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 35 replies
    wonderwall.msn ^ | 9/8/2014 | unknown
  • (O'Keefe) dresses as ISIS terrorist to sneak across Lake Erie (My title)

    09/08/2014 1:07:59 PM PDT · by fhayek · 16 replies
    Daily Mail Onlie ^ | 9/8/2014 | David Martosko
    Filmmaker dresses as 'Ebola-infected ISIS terrorist' to sneak across Lake Erie from Canada to Cleveland and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without being challenged once Conservative filmmaker's latest provocation shows lax security on America's northern border James O'Keefe filmed a play-acting black-clad jihadi with a British accent carrying fake ricin and pretend Ebola across Lake Erie and into Cleveland He managed to disembark, walk to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame carrying a duffel bag, and enter the building without anyone challenging him UK citizens can enter Canada without a visa; James Foley's executioner was believed...
  • West Side Cleveland priest pleads guilty to solicitation; sentenced to early intervention program

    09/06/2014 11:29:53 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 33 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 09/05/2014 | James F McCarty
    A West Side priest pleaded guilty this morning to soliciting sex from an undercover ranger at Edgewater Park last October while failing to divulge he was carrying the AIDS virus. Under provisions of a plea bargain reached with prosecutors, the Rev. James McGonegal, 69, the former pastor of St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, will enter an early intervention program. The agreement allows McGonegal to avoid a felony conviction if he successfully completes the program. At that point, the case would be dismissed and his record expunged. He also must perform 50 hours of community service and continue out-patient treatment begun...
  • The Execution of Clayton D. Lockett

    09/05/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 38 replies
    On the morning of April 29, Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) personnel began procedures to prepare for Lockett’s and Warner’s executions at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary (OSP) in McAlester, Oklahoma. Lockett’s execution was scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. Lockett was removed from his cell that morning and taken to the Institutional Health Care Center (IHCC), located on prison grounds, for self-inflicted lacerations to the inside of his arms and his pre-execution medical examination. Lockett remained at IHCC until later that afternoon, when he was returned to H-Unit to await his execution. Lockett was taken to the execution chamber, placed...
  • Rare virus might be causing central Ohio kids’ respiratory illnesses

    09/05/2014 4:31:53 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 9 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Ben Sutherly
    Unusually high levels of respiratory illness have been reported this week in Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s emergency department, and samples are being sent out for testing to see whether a rare virus might be to blame. “Obviously, it’s a concern,” Dr. Mysheika Williams Roberts, medical director and assistant commissioner at Columbus Public Health, said of the volume of respiratory cases. “What we are experiencing is unusual for us this time of year.” Last week, respiratory symptoms were the chief complaint of an average of 52 patients per day in the hospital’s emergency department. From Sunday through Tuesday of this week, respiratory...
  • Autistic Bay Village, Oh Teen Pranked With Human Waste In Ice Bucket Challenge

    09/04/2014 2:26:42 PM PDT · by EBH · 23 replies
    WTAM ^ | 9/4/2014
    Police are investigating after a group of teens in Bay Village, Ohio, allegedly tricked an autistic 15-year-old into creating an ice bucket challenge video, then dousing him with urine, feces, spit, and cigarette butts. The video was filmed on the boy's cell phone and posted to Instagram, according to his mother, Diane. (Local news outlet WJW withheld the family's last name to protect the boy's identity.) The victim's brother, Jacob, told WJW: I mean, the first thing that popped into my mind was like, why could someone – how could someone do this? How could someone really be this cruel...
  • Ohio Univ. Student Body Prez Dumps Bucket of Blood On Herself To Target Israel In...

    09/03/2014 5:50:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/3/2014 | Daniel Mael
    Ohio University student body president Megan Marzec took the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" to a new level, dumping a bucket of blood on herself in support of alleged Palestinian suffering at the hands of the Israeli state. In the video, she intoned, “As student senate president, I’m sending a message of student concern about the genocide in Gaza and the occupation of Palestine by the Israeli state,” prior to endorsing the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel which only singles out the Jewish state. “I’m urging you and OU (Ohio University) to divest and cut all ties to...
  • T-shirt designer turns debate on Cleveland Indians mascot Chief Wahoo into hot-selling item

    09/03/2014 8:09:53 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 28 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | September 03, 2014 | John Petkovic
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- "Caucasians fever Be a believer In the Cleveland Caucasians..." You'd be hard-pressed finding fans of Chief Wahoo singing this version of the Cleveland Indians fight song. But it's been a winning pitch for Cleveland T-shirt designer Brian Kirby. You could say it's the All-Star, Rookie of the Year and MVP of sports T-shirts. The logo lampoons Chief Wahoo -- adding blonde hair and a dollar sign for the feather and substituting "Caucasians" for Indians. And it's caught on – big, out of the blue. Kirby sold $20,000 of the shirts during one recent 24-hour period – so...
  • National Transportation Safety Board issues preliminary report on fatal Willoughby Hills plane crash

    09/03/2014 5:27:33 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies
    News-Herald ^ | September 3, 2014 | Matthew Skrajner
    The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on the Aug. 25 plane crash in Willoughby Hills that killed four Case Western Reserve University students. The students were identified as 20-year-old Michael Felten of Saginaw, Michigan; Lucas Vincent Marcelli, 20, of Massillon; Abraham Pishevar, 18, of Rockville, Maryland; and John Hill, 18, of St. Simons, Georgia. Felten was the pilot and was issued his private pilot license on Aug. 8, 2013.
  • Boehner: Obama Could Get Immigration Reform 'Next Year'

    09/02/2014 6:32:29 PM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 2, 2014
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that President Barack Obama should “continue to follow the law” in order to help “create an environment where you could do immigration reform in a responsible way next year” on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”
  • Obama: Troll Hard With a Vengeance

    07/30/2014 1:48:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, as I have been predicting for months, President Barack Obama announced that he would be considering unprecedented executive action to provide legal status for millions of illegal immigrants. His goal is not to solve the immigration crisis -- you don't grant legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants, then leave the back door wide open if you're interested in solving the problem. His goal is not to help illegal immigrants -- he instead leaves them in limbo by granting them temporary work permits, rather than blanket amnesty. His goal is trolling. Trolling is a practice whereby a person...
  • Boehner Disagrees With Sarah Palin on Impeaching Obama

    07/09/2014 7:52:23 AM PDT · by kristinn · 121 replies
    USA Today | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Catalina Camia
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  • Vanity: I'm the guy challenging John Boehner.

    01/07/2014 5:32:05 PM PST · by stuckinohio · 52 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/7/2014 | Eric Gurr
    Posted a video on economics and would like your thoughts. It's about six minutes and essentially lays out a big and fundamental difference between myself and Mr. Boehner. All comments and criticisms welcome.
  • In Praise of John Boehner

    08/30/2014 3:13:23 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 30 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 08/29/2014 | Jonathan Bernstein
    <p>So I asked the next five Americanists I ran into and received a bit more confirmation: three gave solid endorsements of the speaker, one gave a lukewarm endorsement and one was much less enthusiastic.</p> <p>I figure it’s worth reporting because I don’t think this largely positive view among political scientists is reflected in the speaker's image in the media, where he comes off as ineffective, not particularly good at the job, and probably doomed.</p>
  • Lancaster Woman Scares Off Bat-Wielding Attackers By Pulling Gun On Them (Ohio)

    08/30/2014 11:56:08 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 56 replies
    WBNS-10TV ^ | 08/28/2014 | WBNS
    Dinah Burns is licensed to carry a concealed gun, but she'd only recently started taking her weapon while walking her dog. It was Monday when Burns was on a footpath near Sanderson Elementary School. "Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said 'You're coming with us'." The men weren't deterred by Dinah's dog Gracie. "I said, 'Well, what do you want?,' and as I was saying that I reached in to my pocket and slipped my gun out, slipped the safety off as I pulled it out. As I was doing that the other...
  • Appeals Court authorizes its judges to carry concealed weapons

    08/30/2014 9:35:04 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    AthensOhioToday.com ^ | 08/30/2014 | Steve Robb
    The 4th District Court of Appeals has issued an order authorizing its judges to carry concealed weapons as a security measure. Fourth District Judge Marie Hoover said the order — which applies to just the 4th District Court — was not prompted by any particular incident, but that threats have been made over the years. “As a court, we’ve all agreed it is necessary,” she said.
  • Every Abortion Clinic in Ohio is Breaking a Law Protecting Women’s Health

    08/29/2014 8:48:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/29/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    What would you think if you were told that no abortion facility in your home state held a current facility license as required by law, yet all of them continued to do abortions that were technically illegal – with full knowledge of state authorities?That is not simply a hypothetical situation in Ohio. It is the scandalous reality.Operation Rescue confirmed this week that out of eleven abortion facilities in that state, none hold current, active Ambulatory Surgical Facility licenses. While applications for licensure or license renewal have been made by all but one abortion facility, the Ohio Department of Health has...
  • Portman urged to move step closer to presidential run

    08/28/2014 6:29:33 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    WHIO ^ | 28 Aug 14 | Jessica Wehrman and Jack Torry
    Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is being urged to form a presidential exploratory committee as the first step in running for the White House in 2016, but the Ohio Republican will not make any decisions until after the November elections. An exploratory committee would allow Portman to raise money to pay for travel and other expenses to states such as New Hampshire and Iowa which will be holding the first presidential contests of 2016. Although Portman and his aides say he is currently focused on running for re-election in 2016, the first-term senator has long had ambitions for national office. Portman...
  • Phone Threat To Pickerington High School North Sparks Fear From Students, Parents

    08/28/2014 4:37:22 AM PDT · by BCW · 14 replies
    WBNS - TV 10 ^ | 27 AUG 2014 | Kevin Landers
    PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Students at Pickerington Local Schools head back to class Thursday after someone phoned in a violent threat. Pickerington North High School was put on lockdown on Wednesday. Detectives tell 10TV the call was made via cell phone, but were not able to locate the person who made the call. Deputies say a man with a thick Arabic accident called Pickerington North High School claiming he was coming to the school with an assault rifle to commit violence because of unrest in the Middle East. The school then went into immediate lockdown and parents rushed to the school...
  • Threat places Pickerington schools on lockdown [Amish alert]

    08/27/2014 3:41:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 8/27/2014 | Allison Manning
    Pickerington schools were put on lockdown after a threat was called into Pickerington North High School this morning. Fairfield County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the threat, which was made at around 11:15 a.m., Sheriff Dave Phalen said. A man with a heavy accent told the school he was going to attack Pickerington North due to the attacks on Israel and was going to kill some kids with an AK-47 he had, Phalen said. He said his name was “Mohammed Shehad” or something that sounded like that, Phalen said, though it was difficult to understand him. All Pickerington schools were on...
  • Developer to Lease Ohio Site for Ethane Cracker

    08/26/2014 12:37:51 PM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    DownstreamToday via Rig Zone ^ | August 26, 2014 | Matthew V. Veazey
    Appalachian Resins, Inc. (AR) plans to lease approximately 50 acres of land in Salem Township, Ohio, to build an integrated 600 million pound per year ethylene/polyethylene production facility, the Houston-based firm announced in an emailed statement to DownstreamToday. "There is no difference in our development activities, we have essentially only moved across the Ohio River," James Cutler, AR's CEO, said Sunday after announcing his company's signing of a land lease letter of intent with the Monroe County (Ohio) Port Authority. "We will not be integrating with an existing operating (brownfield) facility but will be more of a 'greenfield' location. However,...
  • John Boehner: The Monkey In The Room (Video)

    08/26/2014 7:54:14 AM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 26, 2014 | John Boehner
    Published on Aug 26, 2014 http://www.speaker.gov/ (Video at link)
  • Ohio senator: Boycott Burger King

    08/25/2014 11:47:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2014 | Peter Schroeder
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is urging consumers to boycott Burger King over reports that the fast food chain is eyeing a tax-cutting move to Canada. Brown, an outspoken corporate critic, said people hankering for a burger should head to Wendy’s or White Castle, two Ohio-based chains that aren’t looking to shrink their tax bill via a so-called “corporate inversion.” “Burger King’s decision to abandon the United States means consumers should turn to Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers or White Castle sliders,” he said in a statement. “Burger King has always said ‘Have it Your Way’; well my way is to support...
  • Now Michelle Obama Has Caused America’s ‘Best Cafeteria Cookie’ To Be Outlawed

    08/24/2014 12:11:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 23, 2014 | Eric Owens
    An eruption of aggravation about what American schoolchildren can no longer eat in school cafeterias is never far away in the Obama era.Now, thanks to federal intervention that first lady Michelle has made her signature issue, students in all 11 taxpayer-funded public schools in Elyria, Ohio cannot enjoy the famous Elyria pink cookie anymore.This cookie is no ordinary cookie, according to The Chronicle-Telegram, the Cleveland suburb’s local newspaper.It’s a velvety, cake-like, scrumptious delicacy glazed with a huge dollop of sugary pink icing. Cleveland magazine dubbed the Elyria pink cookie the “Best Cafeteria Cookie” in 2009. Locals will even call up...
  • Online Retailer Zulily to Add 900 Jobs In Central Ohio

    08/24/2014 2:51:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WBNS-TV ^ | July 28, 2014
    SEATTLE - Popular online retailer Zulily is planning to add about 900 jobs in central Ohio as part of new tax credit deal from the state. The Seattle-based company says most of the positions at the new call center will be in customer service. The move is expected to generate $28 million by 2017. This comes in addition to Zulily’s existing facility in Obetz. As part of a tax agreement, the Ohio Development Services Agency says the company will receive a 75%, 12-year tax credit in exchange for operating in Ohio for at least 15 years. Zulily is an online...
  • President Jimmy Carter to be keynote speaker at Muslim convention in Detroit

    08/23/2014 7:07:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 8/23/2014 | TK BARGER
    The Islamic Society of North America or ISNA, the nation's largest Muslim group, will hold its 51st annual convention in Detroit's Cobo Center Friday through Sept. 1, and will feature former President Jimmy Carter as the keynote speaker. ... A “secret special guest” is also on the bill. The convention‘‍s opening session Friday will include words from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the national leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim member of Congress,
  • Abortion clinic quits fight to keep doing procedures, says state..trying to close all providers

    08/20/2014 4:23:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | Robert Higgs
    FULL TITLE: Abortion clinic quits fight to keep doing procedures, says state is 'methodically' trying to close all providers COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An abortion clinic that was fighting the state of Ohio to remain open has decided it will stop performing surgical abortions. A spokeswoman for the Lebanon Road Surgery Center in Sharonville near Cincinnati said Wednesday that it will continue to provide the first step consultations in the two-day process for obtaining an abortion in Ohio.
  • DeWine to call special grand jury in Walmart shooting

    08/19/2014 2:22:47 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 6 replies
    WHIO ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Breaking News Staff
    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will convene a special grand jury in two weeks to determine whether a crime was committed when Beavercreek police officers shot John Crawford III on Aug. 5 at a Walmart store. DeWine said his office is reviewing footage from more than 200 cameras at the Pentagon Boulevard store where Crawford, 22, was shot by police officers on the evening of Aug. 5. He said his office is also retaining a "use of force" expert on the matter. - See more at: http://m.whio.com/news/news/kasich-news-conference-today-walmart-shooting/ng5WB/#sthash.jXSkIYFU.dpuf
  • Trampling on Coal Country Families

    08/16/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earth’s perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama is using executive fiats and regulations to impose his anti-hydrocarbon agenda, slash America’s fossil fuel use, bankrupt coal and utility companies, make electricity prices skyrocket, and “fundamentally transform” our economic, social, legal and constitutional system. Citing climate concerns, he has refused to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and blocked or delayed Alaskan, western state and offshore oil and gas leasing and drilling. He’s proud that...
  • Breaking: Judge rules Ohio abortionist Martin Haskell must close clinic

    08/15/2014 2:02:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life Site ^ | Dustin Siggins
    Abortionist Martin Haskell has been ordered to close an abortion clinic by the same judge who ordered a "stay" to keep it open. Stand True Ministries' Bryan Kemper -- who was in the courtroom during the hearing -- told LifeSiteNews that Hamilton County Judge Jerome Metz said the burden of proof was on Haskell's Sharonville, Ohio clinic to show that closing the clinic would cause harm to women. The ruling overturns a stay Metz issued in January that prevented the Ohio Department of Health from shutting down Haskell's clinic. Image Pro-abortion activists rally outside the courtroom Aug. 15, 2014 as...
  • Teen Convicted in Steubenville Rape Back on Football Roster

    08/12/2014 8:39:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    WTRF ^ | 08/11/2014
    Ma'Lik Richmond, one of two teens convicted in the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, is back on the roster of the Steubenville Big Red football team. Richmond was found delinquent of raping a 16-year-old girl in March 2013, and must register as a Tier II sex offender every 180 days for 20 years. Richmond was released from an Ohio Juvenile Detention Center on January 6, 2014, and in June of this year, the 7th District Court of Appeals upheld his sexual offender classification. Richmond and his attorney had originally fought to have that sex offender classification dropped, but...
  • Speaker Boehner on U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq

    08/08/2014 6:51:44 AM PDT · by kristinn · 163 replies
    House of Representatives ^ | Friday, August 8, 2014 | Speaker John Boehner
    WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on U.S. operations in Iraq: “The president’s authorization of airstrikes is appropriate, but like many Americans, I am dismayed by the ongoing absence of a strategy for countering the grave threat ISIS poses to the region. Vital national interests are at stake, yet the White House has remained disengaged despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress, and even members of its own administration. Such parochial thinking only emboldens the enemy and squanders the sacrifices Americans have made. The president needs a long-term strategy – one that defines success...
  • Kent State prof stands by call for ‘jihad’

    08/09/2014 5:26:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 8/9/2014 | Daniel Mael
    A Kent State University associate professor of history is standing by his call for “jihad” and statement that Israel is “a regime that is the spiritual heir to Nazism.”In an “open letter” to “academic friends of Israel,” Julio Pino accuses the pro-Israel academic community of being “directly responsible for the murder of over 1,400 Palestinian children, women and elderly civilians.”In his statement that quotes former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and compares the academics to alleged Nazi collaborator and philosopher Martin Heidegger, Pino writes “Your names are scrawled on every bullet fired, bomb dropped, body buried and burnt forehead in Gaza. May...
  • Call led Westlake police to (OH gov. candidate) Ed FitzGerald and an unidentified woman in 2012

    08/09/2014 4:19:49 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 26 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 8/5/14 | Henry Gomez
    WESTLAKE, Ohio – Officers responding to a call of suspicious behavior found Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and a woman who was not his wife in a parked car at 4:30 a.m. on a Saturday in 2012, police records here show. Nothing inappropriate happened in the car, FitzGerald, now the Democratic nominee for governor, said Friday in a telephone interview after a campaign stop in Cincinnati. FitzGerald, a former FBI agent, prosecutor and mayor of Lakewood, was not charged with a crime. He said the woman with him was a friend visiting from Ireland as part of a larger delegation...
  • For Ron Paul supporters, ignorance is bliss

    12/16/2009 10:34:41 AM PST · by bigred08 · 56 replies · 1,435+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/16/2009 | Kevin Hall
    Paul ranks alongside ultra-liberal Dennis Kucinich as having the weakest foreign policy stances in the U.S. House. Tuesday, Paul and Kucinich were two of only 12 House members that voted against imposing new sanctions on Iran. The resolution that would penalize foreign companies from selling oil to Iran passed 412-12. "This will unify the Iranian people against us," Paul incorrectly predicts.
  • Jenkins: 352 bills are sitting on Harry Reid's desk, awaiting action

    08/07/2014 1:15:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins ^ | July 29th, 2014 | Lynn Jenkins
    At the weekly press conference with Republican leaders Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) discussed the 352 bills – 98% which passed with bipartisan support in the House – that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refuses to bring up for a vote ... “The President is fond of referring to the House as the “Do-Nothing Congress.” But we have 352 reasons why it’s a “Do-Nothing Senate.” 352 bills are sitting on Harry Reid’s desk, awaiting action. 98% of them passed with bipartisan support. Republicans and Democrats working together to pass legislation. 50% of the bills passed unanimously, with no opposition. 70% of...
  • Ohio Woman Being Tested for Ebola

    08/06/2014 11:16:20 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/5/14 | Sydney Lupkin
    Hospitals across the country are isolating and testing potential Ebola patients, erring on the side of caution as the largest Ebola outbreak to date rages in West Africa. A 46-year-old Columbus, Ohio, woman who recently traveled to one of the three countries affected by the outbreak is being held in isolation at a local hospital, the Columbus health department said today. She was hospitalized several days ago but is “doing well” as she awaits Ebola test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which are expected today or Wednesday, the health department said.
  • One Person Tested For The Deadly Ebola Virus In Columbus

    08/05/2014 9:31:28 AM PDT · by Raebie · 73 replies
    WBNS ^ | August 5, 2014 | 10TV Web Staff
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