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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • FBI raids Strongsville-based international adoption agency as part of criminal probe

    02/15/2017 2:51:28 PM PST · by MagnoliaB · 18 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | February 14, 2017 at 4:16 PM | Eric Heisig
    STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- The Cleveland FBI raided an international adoption agency based in Strongsville Tuesday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation, a spokeswoman confirmed.
  • University of Cincinnati will host an event on ‘white tears’ and ‘white fragility’

    02/15/2017 7:17:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 14, 2017 | Staff
    The University of Cincinnati will hold a workshop later this semester that addresses the topics of “white tears” and “white fragility.” The event is part of a series of talks slated for the spring semester, The Daily Caller reports:
  • 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...
  • 10 Senate seats that could flip in 2018

    02/10/2017 8:19:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 44 replies
    Democrats reeling from a devastating election face a daunting task: the 2018 Senate map. It favors Republicans in a big way. The GOP will be defending just eight seats, while Democrats must fight for 23 — plus another two held by independents who caucus with Democrats. What’s worse is the fact that many of the seats they must defend are in states won by Republican Donald Trump. Midterm elections for sitting presidents are historically challenging. Democrats in the Senate are hoping to find some political momentum for 2018 given the difficult playing ground. Here are 10 Senate seats that could...
  • Cleveland Orchestra Director and Bonhoeffer nephew Dohnanyi issues statement against Trump EO

    02/06/2017 10:55:23 AM PST · by nwrep · 50 replies
    Slippedisc ^ | February 6, 2017 | nwrep
    A personal statement issued today by the music director emeritus of the Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnanyi : Four men in my family were executed by the Nazis. Hans von Dohnanyi, my father, honored in Yad Vashem, was killed in the Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen short before the Second World War ended. At the same time the world-renowned theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, brother of my mother, my godfather, was executed in the concentration camp Flossenbürg. In 1930 Bonhoeffer began his studies in New York City at the Union Theological Seminary and learned to love and admire the United States of America....
  • New Report EXPOSES 6 Top REPUBLICANS on GEORGE SOROS’ PAYROLL! Guess Who’s Being Paid to Stop Trump?

    02/05/2017 6:17:40 PM PST · by keats5 · 281 replies
    <p>People always knew that RINOS were present in Washington, but reports from OpenSecrets.org just revealed that some of them were BIG traitors.</p> <p>“The non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy, revealed that while George Soros is responsible for funding Democrats and progressive causes, he has also bankrolled Senator John McCain and a small but select group of other Republicans.</p>
  • 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...
  • Cincinnati Mayor: We Are Now a Sanctuary City

    01/31/2017 8:30:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/31/17 | JOHN BINDER
    The mayor of Cincinnati has declared his municipality to be a sanctuary city, which will now protect illegal aliens from federal immigration officers. Mayor John Cranley announced, alongside Muslim, Jewish and Christian religious leaders, that his city would “stand in solidarity with the immigrant community,” and declare itself a sanctuary city, despite the threat of losing federal funding under President Donald Trump’s administration. “This city stands with immigrants,” Cranley said during the live press conference. “This city stands with Muslims. This city stands with Syrian refugees yearning to break free.” “This city opposes executive orders to halt refugee resettlement and...
  • Bucks County Authorities Make Arrest In Fetish-Themed Child Predator Sex Ring

    01/29/2017 6:11:21 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 108 replies
    KYW CBS ^ | January 29, 2017 | By JUSTIN UDO
    Authorities in Bucks County make an arrest in a fetish-themed child predator sex ring they say was going on for the better part of a decade. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said for the last seven years at least four men sexually abused a young boy at sex parties where the men would dress up like different animals. “This child victim was repeatedly abused by a group of criminals who cared only about their gratification, they cared nothing about this young boy,” he said. “This is a horrendous case.” On Friday police in Bucks County arrested 57-year-old Kenneth Fenske...
  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred meets with (Cleveland) Indians to discuss Chief Wahoo logo

    01/27/2017 11:03:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 27, 2017 | Dayn Perry
    An ongoing source of controversy in baseball is the Indians' ongoing use of the Chief Wahoo logo. For the uninitiated, here's the logo in question: The team has, without much acknowledgment, de-emphasized Wahoo in recent years, but it's still an occasional part of the team's uniform. As for the league, MLB addressed the issue in passing during last year's ALCS, but now it appears that commissioner Rob Manfred and the team are having more in-depth discussions about the use of Wahoo ... [Snip] The Indians were of course just awarded the 2019 All-Star Game ... If recent hints and cultural...
  • 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...
  • Ken Blackwell: Donald Trump Won The 'Respect' Vote

    01/24/2017 4:00:12 PM PST · by drewh · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:59 AM 01/24/2017 | Ken Blackwell Former Ohio Secretary of State
    Donald Trump isn’t the first Republican president denounced as “illegitimate.” The Left spent eight years refusing to get over George W. Bush’s victory in 2000. It was the same issue. He won the election by the rules, but Al Gore had more “popular” votes. That happened again on November 8. But nothing about the election was illegitimate. After all, the rules determine how you play the game. If what counted was the national vote total, both candidates would have run very different races. Who knows who would have accumulated more votes? Donald Trump didn’t worry about running up the score...
  • New police video shows Bengals' Adam Jones telling cop 'I hope you die tomorrow'

    01/24/2017 9:57:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    www.cbssports.com ^ | 01-24-2017 | by Will Brinson
    The video released on Monday night is a bad look for the Benagls cornerback In early January, Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was arrested for three misdemeanors and a felony stemming from assault charges. Jones was also accused of kicking and head-butting while being put in a police car. After being released, Jones said he was confused why he was arrested and believed "none of this makes sense." There is a 20-minute video of the incident, and the first three minutes of said video was released by Cincinnati police and posted by Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer, and it...
  • 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...
  • Russia Today Daniel McAdams: John McCain passed dossier to make Trump look bad; now he’s trying to s

    01/18/2017 7:27:42 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 50 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 18 January 2017 | Russia Today
    McCain had a private meeting with FBI Director James Comey to hand him a dossier on Trump in a ploy to make him look bad, claims Daniel McAdams, executive director of Ron Paul Institute. Now McCain is attempting to disassociate himself from it, he added. US Senator John McCain said last week's leak of an unverified report on Russia having compromising information on Donald Trump was “totally wrong” and that someone must be held responsible for it. RT: John McCain, who passed the unverified information to the FBI himself now claims that those behind its leak must be responsible for it....
  • From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece

    01/18/2017 7:27:00 AM PST · by proxy_user · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | Scott Shane
    It was early fall, and Donald J. Trump, behind in the polls, seemed to be preparing a rationale in case a winner like him somehow managed to lose. “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest,” the Republican nominee told a riled-up crowd in Columbus, Ohio. He was hearing “more and more” about evidence of rigging, he added, leaving the details to his supporters’ imagination. A few weeks later, Cameron Harris, a new college graduate with a fervent interest in Maryland Republican politics and a need for cash, sat down at the kitchen table...
  • Remembering Rich Blumenthal's Vietnam Deception

    01/16/2017 5:37:17 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Senate smear never paid a price for claiming he served. In the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, proceeded as though David Horowitz had been the AG choice. David Horowitz was not present but Blumenthal cited his statements that all the major Muslim organizations are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, that 80 percent of the mosques in America are filled with hate against Jews, and that too many blacks are in prison because too many blacks commit crimes. Senator Blumenthal, an attorney, had not taken the trouble to investigate...
  • In EPA rebuke, judge orders quick evaluation on coal jobs

    01/12/2017 9:08:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2017 6:31 PM EST | John Raby
    A judge has ordered federal regulators to quickly evaluate how many power plant and coal mining jobs are lost because of air pollution regulations. U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey in Wheeling made the ruling after reviewing a response from outgoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy. McCarthy had responded to the judge’s previous order in a lawsuit brought against her by Murray Energy Corp. that the EPA must start doing an analysis that it hadn’t done in decades. […] The judge said the EPA is required by law to analyze the economic impact on a continuing basis when...
  • 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."
  • 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...
  • DESPICABLE: Teacher bullies 9-year-old girl for deer hunting: “Killing animals is not what we do!”

    01/07/2017 7:22:15 AM PST · by bigbob · 82 replies
    Badger Pundit ^ | 1-6-17 | Badger Pundit
    The problem of left-wing public school teachers and administrators bullying school children for thinking and acting like normal Americans seems to be a continuing one. Two years ago Wisconsin talk-radio host Vicki McKenna, in a story which quickly went national, outed Wisconsin school principal Melissa A. Horn for bullying an 11-year-old boy, threatening to expel him for bringing a “virtual gun” to his virtual (i.e., home) school. His offense? Displaying a tiny picture of a gun, with an American flag, on the computer which he used only at home — an image viewable by no other student. See blog posts...
  • CPD: First homicide of 2017 was drug related; victim was OSU student (Concealed Carry Activist)

    01/06/2017 10:38:22 AM PST · by SSS Two · 11 replies
    WCMH-TV Columbus, Ohio ^ | January 6, 2017, 10:45 am | NBC4 Staff
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police say the deadly shooting Tarak Underiner was drug related. The shooting happened early Thursday morning in the 20 block of East Northwood Avenue. Officers found Underiner, 20, dead on scene with several gun shot wounds. This morning, police confirmed to NBC4 the motive behind the shooting was drug related. Police also say they recovered guns at the house. Underiner was a current student at Ohio State University and a member of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry on Campus. Police say the incident is not connected to the university. This is the first homicide of 2017. Anyone...
  • 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...
  • Kasich vetoes bill to roll back clean energy rules

    12/27/2016 2:05:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    whio.com ^ | 12/27/16 | Laura A. Bischoff
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  • Beachwood mall placed on lockdown

    12/26/2016 4:45:24 PM PST · by grayboots · 136 replies
    newsnet5 ^ | 12/26/2016 | News5 Staff
    BEACHWOOD, Ohio - The Beachwood mall is on lockdown as police respond to an incident. Authorities would not elaborate on what happened, only saying the mall was on lockdown. A Nordstrom employee told News 5 the mall was placed on lockdown around 6:45 p.m. Videos posted to social media show people running through the mall. This is a developing story. News 5 will update as more information becomes available.
  • Kasich Signs incremental Gun Reform Bill SB 199

    12/25/2016 3:43:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ammoland ^ | 20 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-On Monday, 19 December, 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed SB 199, a gun law reform bill.  SB 199 does away with gun free zones at airports outside the secure area, school “zones” away from actual school property, and some public buildings. It allows schools of higher education more leeway in setting their own policies. From toledoblade.com: Senate Bill 199 would lift the state’s current ban on carrying concealed firearms in day-care centers, airport terminals, school safety zones, and certain government buildings and would give public colleges and universities the authority to allow weapons on campus. SB 199...
  • China tycoon moves jobs to US, citing high taxes at home

    12/22/2016 11:41:38 AM PST · by grimalkin · 9 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | 12/22/16 | AFP
    Shanghai (AFP) - A Chinese auto glass tycoon has caused a stir by shifting part of his empire to the United States and setting up a factory in Ohio, citing high taxes and soaring labour costs at home. Cao Dewang's $600-million investment comes after Donald Trump threatened to declare Beijing a currency manipulator and slap 45 percent punitive tariffs on Chinese imports to protect American jobs. The 70-year-old tycoon's decision to open a glass factory in the eastern American state of Ohio in October -- a rare case of jobs being exported from China to the US -- triggered an...
  • 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.
  • Trump gets donor support in battle with Kasich for Ohio GOP

    12/21/2016 11:49:11 AM PST · by kevcol · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 21, 2016 | David M. Drucker
    Their implication is that funds could dry up if sitting chairman Matt Borges, who is aligned with Gov. John Kasich, wins re-election. Kasich refused to back Trump in the general election, and Borges offered support only reluctantly. "While 2016 was a challenging one for many Ohioans, once the nomination was settled, Chairman Borges had the duty to fully support the Republican Party nominee and his campaign. He did not fulfill that duty. His actions split the state party leadership and could have cost us one of the most important elections of our lifetime!" the letter reads.
  • 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...
  • Columbus (Ohio) Target employee allegedly videotaped 12-year-old boy in bathroom

    12/19/2016 7:23:42 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    NBC4i.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | NBC4 Staff
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus Target employee faces charges for taking video of a 12-year-old boy in a bathroom of the store on Olentangy River Road, according to a criminal complaint. Matthew Lively, 31, of Columbus was given a $150,000 bond in court Wednesday morning on a charge of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, a second-degree felony. On Nov. 30, Lively allegedly placed a cell phone in a stall where the juvenile was using the bathroom. A detective with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said Lively admitted to taking video of the boy during the...
  • Obama rushes out 11th-hour regulations targeting coal mining

    12/19/2016 6:52:07 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    At virtually the last possible moment, the Obama administration on Monday rolled out new regulations making it even more difficult and more costly to mine coal in the U.S., a final shot against the already beleaguered coal industry as the president leaves office. The Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule will go into effect 30 after its official release and publication in the federal register, meaning it likely will be implemented Jan. 19 — one day before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Mr. Trump has vowed to undo much of his predecessor’s environmental regulations, including rules that target coal mining. The...
  • War on Christmas: Atheists Threaten to Sue Ohio Town for Nativity Scene

    12/19/2016 5:13:01 AM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Dec 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Militant atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) are threatening to sue St. Bernard, Ohio, over the city’s Nativity scene — a Christmas display depicting the scene of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem in the Holy Land. If FFRF follows through and files in federal court, that case could result in a historic restoration of religious liberty nationwide. St. Bernard is a suburb of Cincinnati. For many years, the city has displayed a crčche — i.e., a Nativity scene — during the Christmas season. It is accompanied by non-biblical seasonal holiday displays as well, making this outdoor crčche similar to the...
  • Biden: John Glenn 'taught us all how to love'

    12/17/2016 2:16:42 PM PST · by kevcol · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday the late astronaut and former Sen. John Glenn will be remembered by Americans not just for his decades of accomplishments, but for exemplifying what love looks like through his life. "Jill and I are here because we love you, Annie, and we loved John," Biden said at Glenn's memorial service inside the Mershon Auditorium at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. "And together, you taught us all how to love.
  • VA Employees Include Child Molesters, Rapists and Kidnappers

    12/16/2016 3:17:57 PM PST · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | December 15, 2016 | Luke Rosiak
    When elderly World War II veterans go to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to receive urgent care, they may be greeted by child molesters, ex-convicts, men with face tattoos and gun-wielding rapists. Eleven sex offenders list the John D. Dingell VA Hospital in Detroit as their work address. Within the VA’s regional office for Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, 30 sex predators work at nine facilities, according to the records. . . . Three men listing the Detroit hospital as their work address are currently in violation of their sex offender registry requirements and are being sought by authorities.
  • DHS Knew OSU Attacker Was Terror Recruitment Target, Let Him Into The U.S. Anyway

    12/15/2016 10:31:52 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/15/16 | Peter Hasson
    Department of Homeland Security officials knew Ohio State University attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan was a possible recruitment target of Islamic terrorists but granted him asylum anyway, along with his mother and six of his siblings, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley revealed in a letter sent Wednesday to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • 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...
  • Kasich signs 20-week abortion ban, vetoes ‘heartbeat’ bill

    12/13/2016 2:26:35 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2016 | Reid Wilson
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Tuesday signed into law a measure banning abortions 20 weeks after conception, but vetoed a measure that would have outlawed abortion after as few as six weeks.   The bill Kasich vetoed, known as a “heartbeat” bill, passed Ohio’s legislature along mostly partisan lines last week and would have made abortions illegal once a fetus's heartbeat is detected. But even groups that oppose abortion rights believed the measure would fail in the face of an expected court challenge; Ohio Right to Life asked Kasich on Monday to veto the bill. Lower courts have struck...
  • Ibrahim: The Ugly Truth about Muslim Grievances

    12/12/2016 10:33:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 12-12-2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Do you know the difference between a supremacist grievance and an egalitarian grievance? This is the key to understanding the widely held claim that Muslim grievances are the source of Muslim violence. Take the latest Muslim attack on U.S. soil. Last week, Abdul Razak Ali Artan -- an 18-year-old Muslim refugee from Somalia, who was receiving aid from Catholic charities -- rammed his car into a building at Ohio State University. He then got out and stabbed people with a butcher knife. He was eventually shot and killed by a guard; 13 people were hospitalized. Why did he do it? According to the "experts,"...
  • Senate Passes Major Portman-Murphy Counter-Propaganda Bill as Part of NDAA

    12/09/2016 4:06:02 AM PST · by EBH · 96 replies
    Portman/Senate ^ | 12/8/2016 | Rob Portman
    Portman/Murphy Bill Promotes Coordinated Strategy to Defend America, Allies Against Propaganda and Disinformation from Russia, China & Others WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today announced that their Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act – legislation designed to help American allies counter foreign government propaganda from Russia, China, and other nations – has passed the Senate as part of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. The bipartisan bill, which was introduced by Senators Portman and Murphy in March, will improve the ability of the United States to counter foreign propaganda and...
  • Donald Trump Calls Ohio State Attack a ‘Tragic Reminder’ on Immigration

    12/09/2016 3:14:23 AM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 9, 2016 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Thursday that the stabbing attack by a refugee last week at Ohio State University was a “tragic reminder” of the need to take a hard line on immigration, arguing that his administration would put the safety of Americans first in a way the Obama administration never has. Mr. Trump, who visited the university’s campus on Thursday before speaking at a victory rally in Des Moines, said the attack — carried out by a Somali-born refugee who Mr. Trump has said should not have been in the country — had been “yet one more tragic...
  • President-elect Donald Trump honors the late John Glenn

    12/08/2016 3:52:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | December 8, 2016 | Rare.us
    President-elect Donald Trump honored the first American to orbit the Earth on Thursday, a little more than an hour after Glenn’s death was announced. The former Ohio senator died Thursday at age 95 after a prolonged illness. In his remarks, sent out via his Twitter feed, Trump hailed Glenn as an inspiration to generations of “explorers.” “Today we lost a great pioneer of air and space in John Glenn,” Trump wrote...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Man fatally shot by Ohio police officer identified as UAE student

    12/07/2016 3:21:22 PM PST · by grayboots · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/6/2016 | Kim Palmer
    A man shot and killed after he crashed his car and struggled with an Ohio police officer was a 26-year-old college student and citizen of the United Arab Emirates, officials said on Tuesday. Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri, a student at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University, died from a gunshot wound to the head on Sunday and his death has been ruled homicide, the Summit County Medical Examiner's office said. Police officers responded to a call around 3 p.m. about an erratic driver on the Ohio Turnpike in Hudson, Ohio, 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Cleveland, police said in a...