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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...