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  • Outside coastal cities an ‘other America’ has different values and challenges

    02/21/2017 5:36:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | February 21, 2017 | Chris Arnade in Youngstown, Ohio
    Anthony Rice’s house in Youngstown, Ohio is a mile away from a river valley once filled with factories offering jobs. Many of those left in the 1980s, and with them, many residents. His home is one of the few occupied on the street. Empty lots or boarded-up homes make up most of the block. He points to those remaining, listing his neighbors and their age. They are all over 70. “This neighborhood is okie-dokie, although not much goes down here”, he says. “Stores used to be all around here, but they mostly gone. The people left are either too old...
  • After Ohio State students attacked by radical Muslim, campus hosts ‘Islamophobia’ talk

    02/19/2017 2:43:40 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 19 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 02/18/2017 | Amanda Tidwell
    The Ohio State University’s Middle East Studies Center in partnership with the Multicultural Center is set to host author Nathan Lean to discuss the “pernicious phenomenon” of Islamophobia. The event, slated for Monday, comes roughly three months after a Somali refugee student plowed a car into a crowd of Ohio State students before stabbing several of them with a butcher knife. In the past, that student had praised an al-Qaeda leader as a “hero” and criticized America for interfering in the Middle East. {..snip..}
  • Sheriff Jones to undocumented workers: 'Bring your poison here, get arrested’

    02/16/2017 6:07:30 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 4 replies
    WLWT News ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Amanda Kelly
    Butler County Sheriff’s Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce arrested two undocumented workers and seized $36,000 worth of methamphetamine Tuesday MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Butler County Sheriff’s Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce arrested two undocumented workers and seized $36,000 worth of methamphetamine Tuesday in Middletown. It’s put a hot-button issue front and center again, with Butler County’s sheriff right in the middle of the debate. “The drugs are pouring in from Mexico, and it's poison, it's poisoning our community. I'm not going to put up with it,” Sheriff Richard Jones said. Francisco Torres-Davila and Ramon Sanchez-Reyes both were arrested in Middletown on Valentine's Day...
  • Judge: Man can't be tried in forgotten '72 cop-shooting case

    02/16/2017 12:53:41 PM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/16/2017 | Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An 82-year-old man who was indicted, but never prosecuted, in the nonfatal shooting of an Ohio police officer almost 45 years ago cannot be tried now, a judge ruled Thursday. The case against Charles Hays fell through the cracks, and prosecutors acknowledged the state neglected the case. But they said he never demanded a speedy trial. Franklin County Judge Guy Reece dismissed the case Thursday, saying Ohio had at least two opportunities over the past four decades to bring Hays back for trial. Those came when Hays was in jail in Kentucky and in prison in Connecticut...
  • Dublin call center to add 560 full-time jobs with benefits (Ohio)

    02/15/2017 9:06:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 14, 2017 | Tim Feran
    HKT Teleservices plans to hire 560 people by Aug. 1 to work at its call center in Dublin, a result of "significant growth from an existing contract," said Dave Shapiro, president of the U.S. branch of the Hong Kong-based telecommunications company. That's more than twice the 230 that the company employs there. HKT has been in central Ohio for almost 15 years, but "the last two years, we've really had a growth spurt," Shapiro said. In 2015, for example, the company — then known as PCCW Teleservices — moved to a 52,000-square-foot space at 5200 Rings Road in Dublin from...
  • Charges filed in connection to racially charged graffiti on Sylvania Twp. home [FAKE HATE CRIME]

    02/15/2017 4:20:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    WNWO ^ | 2/15/17 | Christopher Burns
    Authorities say charges have been filed in connection to a graffiti incident on the garage door of an Arab family in Lucas County. Sylvania Township police say Osama Nazzal, 28, of Toledo, was charged with criminal damaging in connection to the incident. On Jan. 10, the Sylvania Twp. home of Souheir Eltatawi had been spray-painted with a swastika and derogatory phrase that read, "Expletive Arabs." Nazzal is scheduled to appear in court for his arraignment on March 1, at 8:30 a.m.
  • Immigrants, refugees are vital to Cleveland industry, despite Donald Trump's beliefs: Panelists say

    02/14/2017 5:19:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | February 14, 2017 | Marcia Pledger
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Michael Goldberg, a Cleveland-based professor, has read headlines about humanitarian and national security issues surrounding refugees and immigrants coming to America through programs nationwide. Still, all Goldberg could think about was how Cleveland businesses will be affected by recent executive orders made by President Donald Trump. Trump campaigned hard on the idea that immigrants threaten American communities, take away jobs and abuse government benefits like housing assistance and food stamps. So Goldberg pulled together a panel of local business and community leaders that offered an entirely different perspective. They say immigrants and refugees are critical to their...
  • Judge orders Ohio village to pay back $3 million to lead-footed drivers

    02/13/2017 7:05:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    Speed cameras became a cash cow for the small village of New Miami, Ohio. The town, with a population of about 2,200, collected over $3 million in revenue from heavy-footed motorists after it installed stand-alone speed cameras along one of its major throughways, US 127. The speed cameras in New Miami, which is less than one square mile, automatically fined motorists $95 if they drove faster than 50 miles per hour. It proved to be a lucrative venture for the village just 35 miles north of Cincinnati. Flush with cash, it raised its annual budget from roughly $1.5 million to...
  • Police arrest suspect in murder of Ohio State student Reagan Tokes

    02/11/2017 12:41:21 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 15 replies
    10 TV ^ | February 11 | Staff
    BREAKING UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection to the murder of Reagan Tokes. The Grove City Division of Police arrested Brian Lee Golsby, 29, in connection with the murder of the Ohio State student. Goldsby was charged with aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. Police say he is scheduled for arraignment in Franklin County Municipal Court at 9 a.m. Monday morning.
  • 5 people from ‘banned’ countries in area jail; Here’s why they’re there

    02/10/2017 10:56:19 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    mydaytondailynews.com ^ | Feb 10, 2017 | By Josh Sweigart - Staff Writer
    Of the 103 inmates held at the Butler County jail under a contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, five come from countries listed under President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, according to an I-Team analysis of jail records. One went straight from state prison, where he served a sentence for aggravated robbery, to the jail where he is facing deportation to Iraq. Another claims he was beaten and jailed as a journalist in Somalia. His application for asylum was denied and he was ordered deported but has languished for months in the county jail, he says, because Somalia...
  • Ohio State University Course Teaches How Muslims Helped Build America

    02/08/2017 8:26:14 AM PST · by combat_boots · 64 replies
    Geller Report ^ | Pam Geller
    A new course offering at (The) Ohio State University aims to teach students how Muslims actually had a hand in the founding of America, and a substantial role in shaping the nation to become a powerhouse on the global scale. Remember the Barbary Wars? Muslim pirates? The Daily Caller, citing the College Fix, reported a class due to make its debut at the Ohio campus this spring is called “Islam in the United States.” Taught by Sabra Webber, the class will underscore and explain how Muslims have been in America since the beginning and have, in fact, played a big...
  • New Ohio State course extols Muslims’ role in America from its founding to present day

    02/04/2017 10:16:13 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 63 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 3, 2017 | Amanda Tidwell
    A new class rolled out this spring at Ohio State University aims to tackle misunderstandings about Muslims in America, suggesting that from the country’s founding to modern day, Muslims have been an intricate part of the U.S. experience.
  • New Ohio State course extols Muslims’ role in America from its founding to present day

    02/03/2017 8:11:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 3, 2017 | Amanda Tidwell
    A new class rolled out this spring at Ohio State University aims to tackle misunderstandings about Muslims in America, suggesting that from the country’s founding to modern day, Muslims have been an intricate part of the U.S. experience.
  • Ransomware completely shuts down Ohio town government

    02/02/2017 5:43:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 2/2/17 | John Biggs
    In another interesting example of what happens when you don’t manage your backups correctly, the Licking County government offices, including the police force, have been shut down by ransomware. Although details are sparse, it’s clear that someone in the office caught a bug in a phishing scam or by downloading it and now their servers are locked up.Wrote Kent Mallett of the Newark Advocate: The virus, accompanied by a financial demand, is labeled ransomware, which has hit several local governments in Ohio and was the subject of a warning from the state auditor last summer.All county offices remain open, but...
  • Changes coming to Elyria High School graduation robes to create unity principal says [OH]

    02/01/2017 7:16:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    WEWS, ABC 5, Cleveland ^ | 7:55 PM, Feb 1, 2017 | Paul Kiska
    For years male students wore red robes, and female students wore white robes to graduation at Elyria High School. Red and white are the school colors, but that’s changing for graduation this spring. The change happened after a group of students went to the principal on behalf of a student who was born female but does not identify as male or female. Wanting to be inclusive, school official switched to gender neutral robes. Now, all students will wear red robes. …
  • Columbus Mayor Ginther issues executive order, counters Trump's immigration ban

    01/30/2017 6:18:44 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 69 replies
    ABC6 Columbus ^ | 1-30-2017 | BEN GARBAREK
    Mayor Andy Ginther countered President Donald Trump's executive order with one of his own. The mayor said Columbus will be a welcoming place for immigrants and refugees and city resources won't be used to enforce immigration laws. The executive order comes just days after Trump banned immigrants from seven majority-Muslim nations. That ban led to large protests over the weekend at John Glenn International Airport. About 50 protesters demonstrated outside City Hall Monday evening calling on Columbus to designate itself a "sanctuary city". Ginther's executive order stops short of that but the protesters said they supported the steps he took.
  • Students gather to voice disapproval about Trump’s first week in office (Organized by Socialists)

    01/27/2017 7:53:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Lantern ^ | January 27, 2017 | Owen Daugherty and Ian Doherty
    About 150 Ohio State students, teachers and community members gathered outside of Thompson Library on Friday evening before marching through the Oval and ultimately ending at the Ohio Union, voicing their displeasure with President Donald Trump and his recently signed executive orders along the way. “The attacks on the Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood, the proposed Muslim ban and the wall — there are many things, in my opinion, that are blatantly racist, and sexist,” said Stavroula Pabst, a fourth-year in history. “I’m really afraid for the future of this country, myself and a lot of my friends.” The event...
  • Ohio State class teaches students to detect and respond to microaggressions, white privilege

    01/27/2017 7:36:34 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 43 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 27, 2017 | Amanda Tidwell
    A class to be offered this spring at Ohio State University is an identity politics-based course that in large part is focused on teaching students how to detect microaggressions and white privilege.
  • From Rust to Robots: How the Midwest Could Become a Hub for Advanced Transportation

    01/27/2017 7:40:32 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | January 26, 2017 | Pete Bigelow
    A new collection of transportation agencies and universities is taking one small step toward transforming the Rust Belt into a place associated with the future instead of the past. Eleven agencies and institutions located in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania have formed the Smart Belt Coalition, which will spur joint efforts on the testing and deployment of autonomous and connected cars. The collaboration comes on the heels of a legislative overhaul of Michigan regulations last month, which have been relaxed to spur the testing of self-driving technology on the state’s public roads. Ohio and Pennsylvania do not have laws on the...
  • Tanks Are An Easy Target For Trump To Upgrade Army And Create U.S. Jobs

    01/26/2017 12:33:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 26, 2017 | Loren Thompson
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's "arsenal of democracy" that helped win World War II has been gradually withering away for two generations. This isn't just a story about other countries stealing U.S. jobs, it also reflects a failure of federal leadership in protecting the industrial foundations of America's military might. Washington is the main customer for U.S. weapons output, so if it doesn't manage the defense industrial base wisely, the base decays. Consider tank production. Tanks have been the premier expression of land warfare since the first primitive armored vehicles appeared on the Western Front a hundred years ago. But even though...
  • Infographic: Ohio’s Obamacare “success”

    01/26/2017 7:33:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/26/2017 | Jason Hart
    Because repealing Obamacare wasn’t complicated enough already, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has asked Congress to keep paying for the law’s expansion of Medicaid to working-age adults with no kids and no disabilities.Since Kasich is a Republican, his advocacy for the biggest part of Obamacare — roughly three-fourths of all Obamacare enrollees are on Medicaid, not “marketplace” plans — is a big hit with the legacy press. And like all policies the media love, Kasich’s Obamacare expansion is covered much the same way your parents would report on your first science project.Kasich says Obamacare expansion is a success, and that’s...
  • Ohio State offers Inauguration Day ‘safe space’

    01/20/2017 5:12:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1/20/17 | Amanda Tidwell
    Ohio State University will offer a “safe space” for students today as the nation inaugurates Republican Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.“The purpose of this event is to foster a safe space for the Ohio State campus community to connect with one another, support aspirations, and empower growth and change,” organizers state.The “I, too, am America” event is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include three concurrent offerings from noon to 3 p.m.: a screening of the inauguration festivities in one room; another room set aside to “pause, reflect and share”; and a third...
  • Explosion Injures Six at Ohio’s Stuart Station

    01/12/2017 11:45:30 PM PST · by greeneyes · 49 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 1/11/2017 | Editors of Power Engineering
    An explosion of Unit 1 of the J.M. Stuart Station shut down the coal-fired Ohio plant and injured six people. Officials at Dayton Power and Light have said they’re still determining the cause of the explosion at the 2,318-MW plant in Aberdeen, Ohio, reported the Ledger Independent.
  • 5-year-old girl reported missing from Jackson Township found dead in restaurant, parents charged

    01/11/2017 6:05:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    newsnet5.com ^ | January 11, 2017 | staff
    JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The parents of the 5-year-old girl who went missing and later was found dead in her family's restaurant have been charged in her death. According to the Stark County Sheriff's Department, Mingming Chen, the mother of Ashley Zhao, struck the girl several times in the head with her right fist. After she was struck on the floor by Chen, the girl's father, Liang J. Zhao, allegedly found the girl with green fluid coming from her mouth and took her into the bathroom to wash the fluid off of her face. Zhao laid her on the floor...
  • Bunge to add plant in Indiana or Ohio

    01/10/2017 11:44:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The St. Louis Business Journal ^ | January 10, 2017 | Angela Mueller
    Bunge North American is planning to build its first new U.S. processing plant in 15 years to meet growing demand for soy products. The company is considering locations in Ohio and Indiana for the plant, which is expected to go on line by the end of 2019. No cost estimates for the project were disclosed. Tim Gallagher, executive vice president, Oilseed Value Chain for Bunge, said the company saw a need to expand its footprint in the Eastern U.S. — a key market. "A state-of-the-art facility in the Eastern Corn Belt that incorporates the latest productivity, safety and sustainability features...
  • Trump gets revenge, helps oust Kasich loyalist from Ohio GOP post

    01/09/2017 8:19:01 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/8/16 | Fox News
    Donald Trump claimed some measure of political revenge against Ohio Gov. John Kasich for shunning his presidential campaign, after helping oust a key Kasich loyalist from atop the state Republican party. Trump threw his support behind Jane Timken, who on Friday narrowly defeated Ohio GOP Chairman Matt Borges. The president-elect even got personally involved, calling members of the 66-person Central Committee to lobby on Timken's behalf. "At first I thought it was a fake phone call," Cincinnati-area committee member Greg Simpson told Cleveland.com. "Then all of the sudden, he's talking to me."
  • Fiat Chrysler pumps $1 billion, 2000 jobs, into Michigan and Ohio

    01/09/2017 11:52:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/09/17 | Robert Laurie
    Is America great again yet? It feels like, every few days since November 8th, we get another happy story about the U.S. business outlook. Whether it’s Carrier sticking around, Ford scrapping it’s Mexico plant, or SoftBank creating jobs for 50,000 Americans, it seems we’re just being inundated with good news. Now, we have some more. Fiat Chrysler will be investing a billion dollars in Michigan and Ohio, creating 2,000 jobs in the process. I’m not sure what happened on November 8th, but it sure looks like it’s working out.
  • Donald Trump gets revenge by dismantling Gov. John Kasich's Ohio Republican Party machine: Analysis

    01/08/2017 6:55:19 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 46 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Donald Trump finally exacted revenge. On Friday, the president-elect settled scores with John Kasich and the Ohio governor's Republican machine. The first political casualty: Ohio GOP Chairman Matt Borges. Borges, a key Kasich ally, lost the top job after a series of dramatically deadlocked votes by the state party's Central Committee. Taking his place is Jane Timken, a prominent Stark County activist and donor. Most importantly, she's the person Trump wanted at the helm. Timken initially edged Borges by a single vote but couldn't reach the required majority in the first two rounds of secret balloting. That...
  • Inside How Trump Won the White Working Class

    01/05/2017 3:55:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Vanity Fair | January 5, 2017 | Ken Stern
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/how-trump-won-the-white-working-class
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • LGBT Activist Attacks Christians for Using Rainbow in Christmas Display

    01/03/2017 6:32:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | January 2, 2017 | Onan Coca
    This story may be the must bemusing and illogical of 2016, and it happened as the year came to a close. Ken Ham is the Founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis and the creator of the amazing Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. He is also a leader in the conservative evangelical community, where his work focuses on Biblical creationism and Christian apologetics. He and his team recently made the decision to use the rainbow as part of the decoration in their Ark Encounter Christmas celebration. Visit the Ark at dusk to see it illuminated with rainbow colors as a...
  • Small Plane Carrying 6 People Goes Missing Near Lake Erie After Take Off From Cleveland

    12/30/2016 12:16:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    ktla ^ | December 30, 2016 | cnn wire
    The US Coast Guard was searching Lake Erie Friday for a small plane carrying six people who had attended a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game before flying out of the city late Thursday. Three adults and three children were on board the aircraft, CNN affiliate WEWS reported. Their identities were not immediately known. The twin-engine Cessna Citation 525 was headed for Ohio State University Airport in Columbus, Ohio, when it disappeared from radar, a Coast Guard statement said. “The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter from air station Detroit and has partnered with the Canadian Coast Guard who sent a C-130 plane...
  • Woody Hayes's last stand: Ohio State, Clemson and the punch that ruined Hayes

    12/28/2016 6:31:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    SI ^ | December 23, 2016 | Michael Rosenberg
    Before Woody Hayes threw the punch that would end his career, Keith Jackson handed him a pair of boxing gloves. This seemed funny at the time. Jackson, the ABC announcer, did it at a luncheon the day before the Gator Bowl between Hayes’s Ohio State Buckeyes and Clemson. Hayes had a well-earned reputation for losing his temper. There was the time he shoved a cameraman at the Rose Bowl, and the time he destroyed the sideline markers near the end of a loss to Michigan … well, there were a lot of times. His players at Ohio State had seen...
  • Red Kettle plea: Salvation Army donations way down in Northeast Ohio

    12/23/2016 12:19:51 PM PST · by EBH · 17 replies
    FOX8 ^ | 12/21/2016 | Darren Sweeney
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Salvation Army said donations for its Red Kettle campaign are way down from last year. On Tuesday, The Salavation Army said donations were down by nearly $2 million dollars in Northeast Ohio. Last year, the agency collected nearly $4.8 million over the holiday season. "Thousands of people in our community are hurting and we are committed to doing all we can to raise the necessary funds to support those needs," Major Evan Hickman, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army's Northeast Ohio Division said in a news release. Video at source
  • FEMA: Ohio emergency responders were exposed to deadly toxin [Ricin]

    12/21/2016 10:34:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    WHIO ^ | 12/22/2016
    [H]undreds of Ohio emergency responders were exposed to a potentially fatal toxin while training at a FEMA facility in Alabama. The federal agency released a statement Wednesday saying that they have received no reports of illness as a result of the ricin exposure. Ricin is a poison found naturally in castor beans that kills cells by preventing them from creating protein. Exposure to the toxin can lead to death.
  • Ohio body-cam videos are considered public record, sorta

    12/21/2016 5:29:23 AM PST · by tekrat · 9 replies
    Exile News Service ^ | 12/21/2016 | Ervin Kosch
    The ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court says that the police have the right to withhold body camera video for a reasonable amount of time for examination. Law enforcement also have a reasonable right to redact parts of the video for release. OpinionI understand an examination and cooling off period for up to 7 days. But the only redaction I can accept is the blurring of witnesses faces or censoring the audio of a witness so that they're put into immediate danger. Anything else is white washing the matter. We don't need censorship. We should see the horror of the crime to form...
  • Pushback: 2,500 Churches Respond to John Kasich's Abortion Bill Veto

    12/21/2016 12:01:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    charismanews.com ^ | December 19, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    It's very likely Ohio Gov. John Kasich didn't see this kind of reaction coming when he decided to veto a legislative bill that would have outlawed abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. At a press conference held at the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday, a group of pastors urged Republicans to override the governor's veto. They said they represent "no less than 2,500 churches in the state of Ohio," and tens of thousands of registered voters who "care deeply about this issue." "We would like to make a declaration and to challenge our legislators that we're going to stand with...
  • Ohio (Trump) presidential elector resigns, blames 'political bullying'

    12/19/2016 9:42:45 AM PST · by xzins · 121 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 19 Dec 16 | Robert Wang
    State Rep. Christina Hagan, R-Marlboro Township, indicated that she will resign as a presidential elector after two residents over the weekend filed an emergency lawsuit alleging that the Ohio Constitution prohibits a state legislator from serving as a presidential elector. “It is unfortunate that the extreme left has engaged in what is the most obvious display of partisan and extreme political bullying that can occur,” said a post on Hagan’s Facebook page late Sunday night. “I however will gladly resolve any potential frivolous lawsuits from moving forward by resigning my opportunity to Chair and cast a vote as a member...
  • Treasure hunter found 3 tons of sunken gold and can't leave jail in Ohio until he says where it is

    12/17/2016 4:32:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 80 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-15-16 | Tribune news services
    Tommy G. Thompson was once one of the greatest treasure hunters of his time: A dark-bearded diver who hauled a trove of gold from the Atlantic Ocean in 1988 - dubbed the richest find in U.S. history. Years later, accused of cheating his investors out of the fortune, Thompson led federal agents on a great manhunt - pursued from a Florida mansion to a mid-rent hotel room booked under a fake name. Now Thompson's beard has grayed, and he lives in an Ohio jail cell, held there until he gives up the location of the gold. But for nearly two...
  • A New Victim in the War on Small-Biz Bakeries

    12/14/2016 6:18:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    It is not enough for family-owned pastry shops to bow to the gay marriage mob. Now, they're being targeted by the social justice mafia. At my alma mater, radical Oberlin College in Ohio (which boasts hapless Baltimore mayor and rioters' champion Stephanie Rawlings Blake and bizarro feminist actress and fake rape accuser Lena Dunham as graduates), the operators of a small-business bakery are under siege by vengeful students and administrators trying to crush them under the wheels of the race-baiters' bandwagon. The true victim in this latest tale of political correctness run amok is Gibson's Bakery -- a quaint shop...
  • Satanists Fight Ohio Bill to Ban Abortions Because Unborn Children “Have No Soul”

    12/13/2016 4:32:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | December 13, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Satanists are turning their eyes to Ohio this week and blasting a bill that would ban abortions after an unborn child’s heart begins to beat. The Satanic Temple has been active in opposing pro-life efforts in numerous states, including Texas, Michigan and Missouri. They argue that the new Ohio bill violates their religious beliefs and should not become law, Inverse reports. “To us, the heartbeat is irrelevant to the claim of personhood,” Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves said in a statement. “We do not advocate for a belief in the soul, therefore we feel that complex cerebral functions necessary for...
  • Police Officer Convicted Of Assault (Vermillion, Oh)

    12/13/2016 9:12:05 AM PST · by EBH · 15 replies
    WTAM ^ | 12/13/2016
    (Vermilion) -- A former Vermilion police officer is waking up in jail for an assault that was caught on his body camera. Aaron Bolton was sentenced yesterday to four months behind bars for roughing up a disorderly conduct suspect last year. Bolton was a decorated, 18-year veteran of the Vermilion Police Department before he resigned last week. Video here: http://wtam.iheart.com/articles/local-news-122520/police-officer-convicted-of-assault-15385482/#ixzz4SjsZHeQF
  • CNN’s Van Jones Realizes Media’s Stereotype of ‘Racist’ Trump Supporters is Wrong

    12/09/2016 2:09:09 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 18 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 12/7/16 | Philip Hodges
    Basically, what Mr. Jones found was that everything that the media and the Clinton campaign threw at the Seitz family as reasons to not support Trump – one example being the Access Hollywood audio/video – they didn’t care one bit about. Their number one concern was the economy. Jobs. Hillary didn’t speak to them. Trump did. As Mr. Seitz noted, Hillary’s campaign message was “I’m with her.” But Trump’s was “I’m with you.”
  • OSU Activists Complain Terrorist Was Wrongly Shot By Police

    12/09/2016 6:52:32 AM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9 Dec 2016 | Blake Neff
    An Ohio State University (OSU) student who attempted to go on a stabbing spree last month before being gunned down by a nearby officer has been added to a protest list of non-whites “wrongly” shot and killed by a police. The OSU Coalition for Black Liberation is a campus protest group on OSU’s main campus in Columbus. The group held a rally Wednesday to protest the death of young black men at the hands of police, and read off a list of non-white men who had been killed by police in the last two months. Among the names read off...
  • Ohio man pleads guilty to beating, shaking infant daughter

    12/08/2016 8:23:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wowk ^ | December 08, 2016 | wowk
    CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and other charges for fatally shaking and beating his 1-month-old daughter earlier this year. A plea agreement calls for 22-year-old Maurice Quarles, of Cleveland, to serve 25 years to life in prison. Quarles entered his guilty pleas Wednesday in a Cleveland courtroom on the day his trial was set to begin. He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 3.
  • Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn hospitalized in Ohio

    12/07/2016 6:19:04 PM PST · by buckalfa · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2016 | AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week. Hank Wilson with Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs said Wednesday that the 95-year-old Glenn is at the James Cancer Hospital, but that doesn't necessarily mean he has cancer. Wilson said he didn't have other information about Glenn's condition, illness or prognosis.
  • Ohio passes 'heartbeat' abortion bill; leader cites Trump's election

    12/07/2016 4:01:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    cnn.com ^ | December 07, 2016 | Max Blau, Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley and Jason Hanna, CNN
    CNN)Donald Trump's election, and a presumption that he'll appoint conservative Supreme Court justices, spurred Ohio Republicans to pass what would effectively be the nation's strictest time-based abortion law, a legislator said. Ohio lawmakers on Tuesday passed a controversial "Heartbeat Bill" that would ban abortions in that state from the moment the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected -- which usually occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy. What happens next for the bill, which would prohibit such abortions even in cases of rape or incest, depends on Republican Gov. John Kasich, who has 10 days to decide whether to...
  • Controversial heartbeat bill now on governor’s desk

    12/07/2016 3:58:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    whio.com ^ | December 07, 2016 | Laura A. Bischoff - Columbus bureau
    The Ohio legislature Tuesday approved one of the nation’s toughest abortion laws, and the bill is now headed to Gov. John Kasich for his signature or veto. Votes in the Ohio Senate and House capped a long day of maneuvering on a bill that would effectively outlaw abortions by banning the procedure once a heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. First Ohio senators voted 21-10 for the bill, which is different than the one the House approved last year. After more than 90 minutes of emotional debate, the House voted 56-39 late...
  • Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

    12/07/2016 5:37:32 AM PST · by rhett october · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | December 6, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The Ohio State Senate today passed legislation that would ban all abortions after an unborn baby’s heart begins to beat. An unborn child’s heart begins to beat at 22 days after conception or earlier. Should the measure be approved by the full Ohio State Legislature and be signed into law, the legislation would likely be struck down in court as has been the case and two other states — Arkansas and North Dakota. As the Ohio General Assembly considers bills in these last days of lame duck session before the year’s end, significant amendments are being added to various laws...
  • John Kasich's name floated by rogue electors in unlikely plan

    12/06/2016 9:59:42 AM PST · by hankbrown · 86 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | December 6, 2016
    Kasich is increasingly seen as the most acceptable Republican alternative to electors on both sides of the aisle, according to multiple electors familiar with the conversations. They note that Kasich defeated Trump in Ohio's primary, that the governor boasts a high approval rating in his state and that Kasich was reportedly under consideration to be Trump's vice president before he selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.