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  • To Everyone Who Wants Safer Schools in Chardon (OH)

    02/29/2012 7:38:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Bill in the Blank ^ | 27 February, 2012 | Bill Blankschaen
    I live in Chardon. My family loves Chardon. We just had dinner at Morgan’s Place on Chardon Square last week. We’re looking forward to hot and fresh maple syrup for a buck-a-bowl at the Chardon Maple Festival soon. The 200th birthday of Chardon as a patriotic community in Ohio’s Western Reserve has finally arrived in 2012. This is not how we, the good folk of Chardon, had planned to commemorate it. Tonight our hearts ache for our friends, neighbors, and our Chardon community after the senseless violence that left two of our innocent students dead and several others seriously injured....
  • Shots fired at Chardon High school in N.E. Ohio [One dead]

    02/27/2012 5:21:58 AM PST · by reegs · 128 replies · 11+ views
    No link yet. Breaking on local news. Prayers up for families effected. 3-4 students shot.
  • 78-year-old shoots teen trying to break into his Cleveland home(OH)

    02/25/2012 6:14:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies · 2+ views ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Kristin Byrne
    CLEVELAND - A 78-year-old man said he acted in self-defense Thursday night when he shot a teen trying to break into his Cleveland home. Ted Ziolkowksi rents the house on the 7400 block of Clement Avenue. He said he was staying there last night because he was making some repairs to his place. Around 11 p.m. Ziolkowski heard a knock on his back door, but didn't answer. Moments later, he heard someone trying to break in. He said he pushed the door open and shot the intruder. "I just fired a shot at him. He was standing right there. I...
  • Clerk indicted for killing man in robbery(OH)

    02/25/2012 5:49:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies · 1+ views ^ | 23 February, 2012 | ERICA BLAKE
    An employee of a North Toledo convenience store who shot and killed a man attempting to rob him was indicted by a Lucas County grand jury Thursday on a charge of voluntary manslaughter. Bandar Abu-Karsh, 28, of Moore Street, was charged with the shooting death of Lamar Allen, 25, who died Nov. 21 as the result of multiple gunshot wounds. Allen was with another man when they entered the Express Carryout on Mulberry Street and attempted to rob it. If convicted of the charge, Mr. Abu-Karsh faces up to 11 years in prison. A summons will be issued for him...
  • Santorum gets more good news in the Midwest

    02/24/2012 4:50:06 PM PST · by writer33 · 28 replies
    CBS ^ | 02/24/12 | Stephanie Condon
    Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is getting some good news this week out of the Rust Belt, a region that is expected to play a critical role in the 2012 election. The Red, White and Blue Fund (RWB Fund), a super PAC backing Santorum, announced Friday it's spending $257,000 to buy ad time in Ohio, a key swing state. The investment comes a week and a half before "Super Tuesday" on March 6, when Ohio and nine other states will hold their nominating contests. A Quinnipiac poll from earlier this month showed Santorum leading among likely Ohio Republican primary voters...
  • Santorum SuperPAC Seeks to Tie Romney and Gingrich to Obama

    02/24/2012 2:07:04 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 8 replies
    abcnews ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    A superPAC that supports Rick Santorum has released a new television ad in Ohio that seeks to tie both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich to President Barack Obama. ABC News was given a sneak peak at the ad, titled “Obama.” It will run in Ohio along with another Romney attack ad already running in Michigan called “Vital Decisions.” The Ohio buy is $257,000 and was announced Friday morning. The narrator says over photos of Romney, Gingrich and Obama: “How can Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich beat Barack Obama when on the vital decisions they’re not much different? Like Obama, Gingrich...
  • Santorum SuperPAC Seeks to Tie Romney and Gingrich to Obama

    02/24/2012 10:49:55 AM PST · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    abc ^ | Feb 24, 2012 1:09pm | Shushannah Walshe
    A superPAC that supports Rick Santorum has released a new television ad in Ohio that seeks to tie both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich to President Barack Obama. ABC News was given a sneak peak at the ad, titled “Obama.” It will run in Ohio along with another Romney attack ad already running in Michigan called “Vital Decisions.” The Ohio buy is $257,000 and was announced Friday morning. The narrator says over photos of Romney, Gingrich and Obama: “How can Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich beat Barack Obama when on the vital decisions they’re not much different? Like Obama, Gingrich...
  • DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz helps Obama re-election campaign open Parma office

    02/23/2012 6:38:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies ^ | 2/20/2012 | Henry Gomez
    President Barack Obama's re-election team has added a campaign office in Ohio, choosing this large southwest suburb as its second outpost in Greater Cleveland. Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was scheduled to join local Obama supporters this evening for a grand opening event. Also scheduled to speak were Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter and U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, a Copley Township Democrat facing a tough battle against Republican Rep. Jim Renacci in a redrawn district. The Ridge Road office joins Obama for America field offices in Shaker Heights, Columbus, Middletown, Dayton and Chillicothe.
  • Woman Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting A Hitman To Kill Anyone Over 12 Years Old Wearing Fur

    02/22/2012 11:11:39 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 22 FEB 12 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Meredith Lowell of Cleveland Heights was arrested for allegedly soliciting a hitman to kill any adult who walked out of the local public library and was wearing fur, according to CBS News. Lowell allegedly included these details in an email to an undercover FBI agent who contacted her: "I am paying you $730 to kill one person wearing fur who is 12 or older - hopefully at least 14 years, however 12 years old or older is fine. I want them to be dead in under two minutes"
  • Josh Mandel - Ohio conservative candidate for U.S. Senate

    02/21/2012 5:48:42 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 12 replies
    Senate Conservative Newsletter - Email | Sen. Jim DeMint
    Fellow Conservatives: The first primary election for U.S. Senate will occur in Ohio two weeks from today. Voters can send a true conservative fighter to Washington by nominating State Treasurer Josh Mandel. Josh Mandel is not only the strongest conservative in the race, he also has the best chance of defeating Democrat U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown -- ranked the most liberal politician in the Senate. Help SCF Push Josh Mandel On To Victory We looked for a suitable candidate to take on Sherrod Brown for nearly six months last year. Several names were floated, but nobody stepped forward until a...
  • Tea Party Express Makes Major Endorsement (Senate/Ohio)

    02/21/2012 2:09:50 PM PST · by Syncro · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | 02/21/2012 11:02:43 am | Staff
    The Tea Party Express traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio this week to proudly endorse Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate. . . Josh Mandel, US Senate Candidate from Ohio. It is the focus of the Tea Party Express to take conservative control of the U.S. Senate, and we are proud to announce our endorsement of Treasurer Josh Mandel in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race. Josh is the perfect candidate to replace Sherrod Brown, Washington’s most liberal senator according to National Journal. . . Josh Mandel accepting the Tea Party Express endorsement from Chairman Amy Kremer and Chief Strategist Sal...
  • Judge accuses police of fabricating story about her and public defender in back seat of car ( Ohio )

    02/21/2012 10:53:48 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    norwalk ^ | Feb 20, 2012
    Akron Municipal Court Judge Joy Malek Oldfield is denying a police officer's contention that he found her and a public defender partially clothed in the back seat of a car that smelled of alcohol. Oldfield was not charged during the early morning Feb. 5 encounter in a Copley Township parking lot. The person with her that night, Catherine Loya, an assistant public defender in Akron who appears regularly in Oldfield's court, was cited for physical control after she refused to take an alcohol breath test. Oldfield deferred questions about the incident to her attorney, John Hill. ... On the night...
  • Santorum: Democrats are "anti-science," not me

    02/20/2012 1:11:00 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 20, 2012 | Rebecca Kaplan
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Portraying himself as a native son of Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum Monday emphasized his heritage as the grandson of a coal miner and railed against environmental regulations that have diminished the coal industry in the region. "Ladies and gentlemen, we need someone who understands, who comes from the coal fields, who comes from the steel mills, who understands what average working people in America need to be able to provide for themselves and their families," Santorum said to a crowd of about 500 people in the Democratic-leaning eastern edge of the...
  • Mayor and Gay Councilman in email debate-Portsmouth OH

    02/19/2012 7:01:41 PM PST · by far sider · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Portsmouth (OH) Daily Times ^ | 2/19/2012 | Frank Lewis
    An exchange of emails between First Ward City Councilman Kevin Johnson and Portsmouth Mayor David Malone has Johnson upset at the response he received from Malone. Johnson recently wrote to Malone, asking him to join several other Ohio mayors in signing a resolution in support of same-sex marriage. The Mayors for Freedom statement reads, in part, “As mayors of great American cities, we proudly stand together in support of the freedom of same-sex couples to marry. We personally know many gay and lesbian people living in our cities who are in committed, loving relationships, who are active participants in the...
  • Ohio university restricts radio station on buses

    02/18/2012 9:24:47 PM PST · by quantim · 25 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Feb 18, 4:19 PM EST
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Officials at an Ohio university have ordered radios on campus shuttle buses be locked into one station and volume restricted after a student complained a driver was a playing a "far-right Christian political" channel at high volume. The Blade newspaper reports the policy was suggested by the University of Toledo's manager of transit services and gives drivers only an on/off option. In a memo, the manager, Steven John Wise, describes the selected station as "nonoffensive, work place type music, helpful weather info." Radio volume also is being restricted as a safety measure. The student made the...
  • Ohio Attorney General: Forget Mitt Romney, I’m supporting Rick Santorum now

    02/17/2012 1:02:19 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 17, 2012 | Tine Korbe
    Rick Santorum will be the third presidential candidate to enjoy the endorsement of Ohio Attorney General and former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine. The AG, who was the force behind Ohio’s participation in the states’ lawsuit to block Obamacare, initially supported former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. When Pawlenty exited the race, DeWine transferred his support to Mitt Romney, whom Pawlenty also backed. Today, though, DeWine will reassign his endorsement yet again — this time to his former colleague in the Senate, Rick Santorum, according to Associated Press sources.
  • Obama Winning His War on Coal

    02/17/2012 5:56:54 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 27 replies
    The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register ^ | February 12th, 2012 | Staff
    Time may already have run out for Americans to defeat President Barack Obama in his war against the coal industry. Many utility companies already have run up the white flag. Before millions of people even knew about the war on coal, decisions were made that will send their utility bills skyrocketing. Some of those choices are irreversible. A few weeks ago it was revealed at least 32 coal-fired power plants in 12 states, including West Virginia and Ohio, would be closed so utility companies could comply with the Obama administration's air pollution regulations. On the list was the Kammer Plant...
  • ‘Fair Share’ (Democrat) Sherrod Brown Delinquent on His Taxes

    02/17/2012 4:06:11 AM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    big government ^ | 2/16/2012 | staff
    The U.S. Senate’s leading proponent of tax increases on the American people — Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was delinquent on his property taxes on until a reporter called him to ask him about it. Brown who supports higher income, energy and investment taxes did not pay his property tax on a luxury condo in Washington, DC. He was late on his payment since last September. Curiously, Brown paid his “fair share” after a reporter called his office to inquire about why he was late.
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown was delinquent on taxes for his D.C. condo

    02/16/2012 8:57:16 PM PST · by rfp1234 · 13 replies
    WASHINGTON — Ohio Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was more than four months delinquent in paying taxes on his Washington, D.C., apartment and had to pay a penalty and interest last week. This was not the first time, records show. Brown also was delinquent in 2006 and 2007 and paid penalties and interest, according to tax records from the District of Columbia. "I was late," he said on a conference call with reporters when asked about the recent delinquency. "I misplaced the bill and I paid it as soon as I found out. I paid a penalty for being late,...
  • Another Newt Gingrich 'comeback' on the horizon?

    02/16/2012 3:23:16 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/15/2012 | Greta Van Sustern
    GINGRICH: No. It just means that we're going to have to pick up all those delegates in late May, just before the California primary, when we hope to pick up more delegates out here. That still means that on super-Tuesday, we're looking at Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, we're looking at Ohio. It means the week after super- Tuesday, we're looking at Alabama and Mississippi. Now, we have hopes that we're going to keep picking up delegates everywhere and continue. This race is going on for a long time, I think. And what Texas moving back means, combined with California being in...
  • Gingrich Polling Third in Ohio (@ 20% ; "50% of Voters Say They Could Still Change Their Minds")

    02/15/2012 9:15:20 PM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    Atlanta Political Buzz Examiner ^ | February 15, 2012 | Ewa Kochanska
    According to the Quinnipiac University poll released today, in the state that the Atlanta GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said he could win - Ohio, he is trailing behind two of his Republican challengers former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, attracting just 20% of the vote. -snip- The Quinnipiac survey finds Santorum leading with 36%, Romney second with 29%, Gingrich third with 20% and Texas Congressman Ron Paul last with 9%. However, 50% of the voters say they could still change their minds. -snip- Gingrich campaigned in Ohio for a few days last week with...
  • Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 44%, Mandel (R) 40%

    02/15/2012 7:37:10 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 10, 2012
    Incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown has a narrow lead over Republican challenger Josh Mandel in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at Ohio’s 2012 race for the U.S. Senate. A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Brown earning 44% support to Mandel’s 40%. Four percent (4%) like another candidate in the race, and, tellingly, 12% are undecided.
  • Up in OH and MI, Santorum using humor to parry Romney attacks (Watch Video)

    02/15/2012 12:30:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/15/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    How does an underfunded candidate defend himself against a big onslaught of negative attack ads? Newt Gingrich tried leveraging the media attention received from going nasty and personal in response and ended up flaming out in Florida and a string of caucuses in the last three weeks. Rick Santorum has decided to use humor to just attack the attack in a new ad running called "Rombo": CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO In its morning e-mail blast, Politico reports on the strategy, which purposefully avoids what it sees as the mistakes made by Gingrich in January: Campaign leaders feel that...
  • Concealed carry laws trigger protests(OH)

    02/15/2012 5:43:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 15 February, 2012 | Mary Posani and Jackie Storer
    Guns and coffee collided Tuesday outside as Ohio State students from the group Buckeyes for Concealed Carry on Campus spent part of their Valentine's Day advocating for the right to carry a weapon on campus. The group protested outside Starbucks on 14th Avenue and High Street in a response to a nationwide boycott against Starbucks for its neutral position on concealed carry. The National Gun Victim's Action Council called for a nationwide boycott of Starbucks on Valentine's Day until the corporation prohibits guns in the stores. Michael Newbern, a second-year in industrial engineering and president of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry...
  • 12 state attorneys general: we will file lawsuit against Obama mandate ‘in weeks, not months’

    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 13, 2012, ( – Within weeks, the top lawyers in a dozen states may file a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration’s controversial requirement that all insurance plans include access to abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization, the attorney general of Nebraska told LifeSiteNews. Jon Bruning told that 12 states had signed onto a scathing critique of the mandate and were preparing to take more serious action. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning On Friday, ten state attorneys general addressed a scathing letter to President Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis....
  • Ohio voters support right-to-work legislation by 14 in new Q-poll

    02/14/2012 9:08:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/14/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Conventional wisdom has Ohio being vulnerable to a Democratic rollback in 2012 after a GOP sweep in 2010. Approval ratings for Governor John Kasich have been low after his reforms of public-employee unions in a state where Big Labor is thought to have a wide reach. However, a new Quinnipiac poll on a proposed right-to-work reform may indicate that their power is not as broad as first thought: Despite the overwhelming victory by organized labor and its allies in repealing SB 5 in this past election, by 54 – 40 percent Ohio voters favor the idea of passing a “right-to-work”...
  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizer’s footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • New film comes to defense of fracking

    02/11/2012 6:35:05 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 10, 2012 | Puneet Kollipara
    Makers of an upcoming documentary that seeks to counter the anti-hydraulic fracturing film “Gasland” have raised over $36,000 through crowdsourcing in a matter of a few days. The creators of the new documentary called “FrackNation” hope to dispel what they view as inaccuracies in the Oscar-nominated film “Gasland” and give more voice to those who live in the communities that are benefiting economically from natural gas drilling. Phelim McAleer, formerly a journalist with The Economist and Financial Times, is teaming up with his wife Ann McElhinney, a fellow former journalist, in making the film. The Irish couple in the past...
  • Tea Partier wins state central committee election (Ohio)

    02/10/2012 8:41:30 AM PST · by LS · 9 replies
    self | 2/10/2012 | LS
    Judy Westbrock, the candidate supported by the Tea Party, won over a long-time established GOP insider for the 6th district State Central Committee seat Wed. night. Small step for mankind, er, womankind, but important.
  • Major gun heist at Ohio gun store proves background checks can't stop criminals from getting guns

    02/10/2012 7:59:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 9 February, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    WCMH, Columbus' NBC affiliate, is reporting that police are investigating a break-in in which approximately 80 firearms were stolen from a Central Ohio shooting range as well as boxes of ammunition. Thieves knocked a hole through a cinder block wall to gain access to The Powder Room, which is located in Powell. According to the report, this wasn't the first time thieves have targeted The Powder Room. In the past, a gun stolen from the shop was later used in a crime where violence against a police officer was involved. Linda Walker is the Ohio chair of the Buckeye Firearms...
  • Duke Energy Employees Implicated in Massive Copper Theft ($25 Million)

    02/10/2012 4:57:40 AM PST · by TSgt · 29 replies
    WKRC ^ | 2/20/2012 | WKRC
    It could be the biggest copper theft in U.S. history and it's apparently been going on here in the Tri-State for years. It involves a massive on-going federal investigation. In a story you'll see only on Local 12, reporter Rich Jaffe adds up the cost of a missing treasure chest of "red gold". In February of last year, agents from the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI along with police from Cincinnati, Blue Ash and a couple of Northern Kentucky agencies executed federal search warrants at numerous locations around the Tri-State. Among other places they hit were Garden Street Metals,...
  • Headline: Handgun ownership rising among women(OH)

    02/09/2012 9:18:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    The Dayton Daily News is reporting that according to a DDN analysis of permit data, opinion polls and interviews with firearm and criminal justice experts, more women in the Miami Valley are choosing to purchase and carry handguns for protection, reflecting a national trend. From the article: More than one in five who have applied to carry concealed handguns in Butler, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties are women, and owners of local gun stores and shooting ranges say women are increasingly participating in training and target practice. Although violent crime continues to decline in the region, experts said more...
  • Gingrich campaigns in Dayton, Cincinnati

    02/07/2012 1:35:06 PM PST · by vmivol00 · 16 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 2-7-12 | Anthony Shoemaker
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich brought his campaign to Memorial Hall in downtown Dayton today. He ended his remarks to a packed crowd around 3:40 p.m. After the event, Gingrich and his wife Callista are visiting Hawthorn Hill, the Oakwood home once owned by Orville Wright.
  • Newt Gingrich leaves Las Vegas with plan to woo NASCAR voters, sweep South

    02/05/2012 5:21:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post / The Associated Press ^ | February 5, 2012 | Shannon McCaffrey
    LAS VEGAS — Newt Gingrich is wooing NASCAR voters. As he charts a possible course to the Republican nomination, aides say Gingrich will paint frontrunner Mitt Romney as the candidate of the PGA golf tour while the former House speaker pursues the blue collar mantle of Dale Earnhardt. It’s a strategy that exploits the class warfare Gingrich professes to oppose. Still, it could pay dividends once the GOP race again swings South. Gingrich sees delegate-rich Texas as a firewall in April. But he must slog through more than 30 contests before that....
  • Romney not so strong in MO, OH primaries

    02/05/2012 8:07:26 AM PST · by TBBT · 29 replies
    PPP ^ | 1/31/2012 | PPP
    Raleigh, N.C. – It looks like Mitt Romney is headed for a decisive victory in the Florida primary tonight, but beyond the Sunshine State, he has more work to do to wrap things up. Newt Gingrich still looks pretty strong in Missouri and Ohio, but the candidate with the greatest potential to challenge Romney, in the Midwest at least, is Rick Santorum. Santorum is by far the best liked of the four remaining candidates in these two states. And not only does he do well in the horseraces, but if the race is winnowed to him and Romney, he would...
  • Silent during Strickland years, Ohio State Highway Patrol inserts itself in concealed carry debate

    02/04/2012 9:35:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 3 February, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    The Marietta Times is reporting that the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is voicing concerns about HB422, legislation that seeks to repeal requirements that a concealed carry licensee inform an approaching law enforcement officer that the licensee is a licensee and is carrying a concealed handgun. From the article: House Bill 422, jointly sponsored by Reps. Ron Maag, R-Lebanon, and Andy Thompson, R-Marietta, would amend the current state code to remove a requirement that during a traffic stop drivers must notify police officers if they're carrying a firearm. "The patrol has concerns from a public safety viewpoint, not only for...
  • Genetics firm owes county, feds cash [Porkulus Bankruptcy Update]

    02/04/2012 9:30:49 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Springfield News-Sun (Ohio) ^ | February 2, 2012 | By Brandon Smith-Hebson
    Federal and county governments are among the long list of creditors owed money by a nearly-bankrupt local business that stored livestock semen. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided about $536,000 in loans to the company. The federal government wants its stimulus money back, but so do the business’ 84 other creditors. The company stored the semen in slender “straws” frozen in liquid nitrogen. Now the business’ owner has filed for bankruptcy protection. The public creditors’ hearing is set for 10 a.m. at the U.S. bankruptcy court in Dayton. Genetic Connection owner Roger Clark said he would not...
  • Ohio Supreme Court sends Castle Doctrine case of Carl Kozlosky back to trial court

    02/03/2012 11:39:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2 February, 2012 | Pat Galbincea
    The Ohio Supreme Court declined Wednesday to hear the case of a 55-year-old Cleveland homeowner convicted in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court last year of killing an intruder. When the 8th Ohio District Court of Appeals threw out the conviction of Carl Kozlosky and ordered a new trial, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason appealed the decision. The Ohio Supreme Court's decision Wednesday returns the case to Common Pleas Court. Kozlosky was sentenced last year to 18 years to life in prison for the shooting death of Andre Coleman on Sept. 20, 2009. Coleman broke into Kozlosky's house and began beating...
  • Wrong number call may have saved her life

    02/02/2012 6:42:41 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/2/2012 | Jim Carney
    Dialing the right wrong number may have saved the life of a Cuyahoga Falls woman. Loretta Smith, 70, said a complete stranger many states away came to her rescue Saturday when she fell ill. Around 4 p.m., Smith said, her right arm went dead. Soon the whole right side of her body wouldn't respond. And then she fell to the floor. "I couldn't move," she said. When she tried to stretch out, her left leg hit a table near her bed and knocked the telephone onto the floor.
  • Ohio Senate Considers Limiting Smoking in Cars

    02/02/2012 5:20:36 AM PST · by TSgt · 75 replies · 1+ views
    WKRD ^ | 02/02/2012 | WKRD
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill in the Ohio Senate would ban smoking in cars if children under 6 are on board. The measure's sponsor says the idea is to safeguard youngsters from secondhand smoke. Democratic Sen. Charleta Tavares of Columbus testified Wednesday at a hearing on her bill and said smoke inside cars is especially dangerous because the space makes the smoke much more concentrated. Multiple news outlets report that Senate Highways and Transportation Committee Chairman Tom Patton questioned how law enforcers would be able to spot that a child is younger than 6, in order to enforce the...
  • Ohio Poll: Obama ahead as Romney stumbles

    02/01/2012 10:33:16 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 28 replies ^ | February 1, 2012 | Kyle Leighton
    A new poll from Public Policy Polling (D) shows that while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is sewing up the Republican nomination, the process is dragging him down in key swing states — PPP numbers from Ohio show that a 56 percent majority of general election voters now view Romney unfavorably, which leads to a seven point deficit in a matchup with President Obama. Obama leads Romney 49 - 42 in the new Ohio poll, a state where the political ground has shifted greatly over the last few months. After the massive defeat of SB 5, the anti-union legislation pushed...
  • Gingrich, Santorum Surging in Midwest (Polls: Santorum leads in Missouri, Gingrich leads in Ohio)

    02/01/2012 9:34:25 AM PST · by Qbert · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 Jan 2012 | Newsmax Wires
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich lead the way in states with upcoming primaries, according to The State Column. In Ohio, Gingrich leads with 26 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 25 percent. Santorum is not far behind, with 22 percent, while Texas Rep. Ron Paul has 11 percent. Ohio’s primary election will be held on Super Tuesday, March 6. Gingrich’s name is not on the ballot in Missouri, where Santorum leads with 45 percent, followed by Romney with 34 percent...
  • Poll: Tough Road Ahead For Romney(Losing in Missouri, Ohio)

    01/31/2012 12:38:36 PM PST · by Red Steel · 55 replies
    cbs4 Miami ^ | January 31, 2012 2:42 PM
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Mitt Romney might want to relish his likely victory in Florida because he has trouble ahead of him in Missouri and Ohio. According to a new Public Policy Polling poll, Romney is trailing Newt Gingrich 30-24 among likely Missouri caucus voters. Sandwiched in between Romney and Gingrich is Rick Santorum who polled at 28 percent in Missouri’s caucus. Missouri is voting in both a caucus and primary this year. The primary election won’t select the candidate the state is giving delegate to because Missouri was going to be penalized for moving its state election up this year....
  • Willie Nelson Campaigns for Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich

    01/31/2012 12:20:41 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    The Boot ^ | Posted Jan 30th 2012 | Erin Duvall
    Willie Nelson sold out a 1,400 seat theater in Lorain, Ohio, on Sunday (Jan. 29) in support of Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D - OH). As a result of redistricting, Kucinich has been forced into a primary battle with fellow Democrat Mary Kaptur, whose campaign funding was recently reported as almost seven times that of Kucinich. "Dennis and I go a long way back," Willie said before the show (quote via the Chronicle-Telegram). "Anything I've been interested in seeing done, he said, 'What can I do to help?'" The pair first met in 2002, after the Congressman's Prayer for America speech,...
  • Girl (9) Says Fugitive Raped Her, Forced Her To Drink - Testimony Begins In Mexican National's Trial

    01/31/2012 4:56:50 AM PST · by TSgt · 16 replies
    WLWT ^ | 6:21 pm EST January 30, 2012 | WLWT
    HAMILTON, Ohio -- A teenager described how she was raped six years ago by a man who fled to Mexico after he was charged with sexually assaulting the girl. The victim, now 15 years old, told jurors Monday that she'd been riding her bike on Father's Day, 2005, when Alfredo Cruz waved her over. The teen said she rode over to Cruz, now 31, and he picked up the purple bicycle with her on in it and took her into his house. She said Cruz put her bicycle in a closet and ordered her to take off her clothes. "He...
  • Stolen Clothes Suspects Claim Racial Profiling

    01/28/2012 6:05:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    WYTV 33 ^ | 1/27 /2012 | WYTV 33
    Lawyers for four suspects involved in an alleged stolen clothing case claim their clients are victims of racial profiling. "Anybody in the business would know this is a profiling case," said Atty. Gary Rich. "I believe without a doubt. Illegal aliens, or drugs in the car, no drugs found and my clients legal." Rich's client, Jesus Fabian, was the only one of the four to be released on bond. The other three remain jailed on an Immigration and Naturalization Services hold. Last week, the Ohio State Highway Patrol stopped the vehicle and seized nearly $78,000 worth of stolen clothes, including...
  • Reps. Maag & Thompson introduce HB422 (Repeal LEO notification) and HB425 (OH)

    01/27/2012 10:59:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 26 January, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    State Reps. Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) and Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) have introduced two bills that seek to reform, or "de-Taft," portions of Ohio's concealed carry law. House Bill 422 seeks to repeal requirements that a concealed carry licensee inform an approaching law enforcement officer that the licensee is a licensee and is carrying a concealed handgun. According to rep. Maag, Ohio is one of only four states that have such a requirement. The idea for repealing the notification provision has been the subject of frequent discussion since last June, when Canton police officer Daniel Harless was caught on dash cam video...
  • Bus Crashes Into Live Truck During News Conference (Cincinnati Casino Construction Collapse)

    01/27/2012 10:24:56 AM PST · by TSgt · 47 replies
    WKRC ^ | 12:32 pm EST January 27, 2012 | WKRC
    So they are holding a news conference about the Cincinnati Casino Construction collapse when a Ride Go Bus drives into the news conference and side swipes a news van. The driver, female minority, parks the bus, gets out and begins yelling at the folks holding a news conference. She basically says it's there fault she hit a PARKED vehicle and that she is just trying to do her job. You can't make this stuff up!
  • 11 workers hurt in collapse at Horseshoe Casino

    01/27/2012 5:59:21 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 10 replies
    WCPO 9 News ^ | January 27, 2012
    CINCINNATI - Police say several people may have been hurt in a construction accident at the site of the Horseshoe Casino Friday morning. Emergency crews are responding to an accident that happened around 8 a.m. Officials have shut down the intersection of East Gilbert Avenue and Court Street to traffic. 9 News crews at the scene say there are reports of a deck collapse, which caused the injuries. 9 News crews say more than 10 people are seeking medical attention for injuries they sustained in the accident
  • Woman shot, killed trying to break into home(OH)

    01/25/2012 10:03:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies ^ | 22 January, 2012 | Andy Sedlak
    DAYTON — A woman is dead following the attempted burglary of a residence on Burbank Drive, according to police. The woman was fatally shot by the resident of 1932 Burbank Dr., after she broke in to the residence Saturday afternoon and was confronted by a resident of the home. The resident told the unarmed woman to stay put after he discovered her intruding, but the woman threw an object at him. He then shot the woman in the chest using a semiautomatic handgun, according to Dayton Police. When asked if the resident was justified in firing his weapon, Lt. Kenneth...