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  • Ohio county starts hotline to report people not wearing masks

    07/11/2020 3:52:39 PM PDT · by lightman · 110 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 11 July A.D.2020 | Courtney Astolfi
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County’s enforcement of Gov. Mike DeWine’s mask order will largely rely upon complaints filed by the public, rather than proactive policing, County Executive Armond Budish announced Friday. Individuals who see others failing to abide by the mask requirement should call in complaints to the county’s new hotline at 216-698-5050, or file complaints online at cuyahogacounty.us/maskexperience. County workers will then contact the subject of the complaints — either individuals or businesses — to let them know a complaint has been filed, Budish said. Complaints also will be forwarded to the Board of Health, and the relevant city...
  • Ohio Sheriff: ‘I am Not the Mask Police. I am Not Going to Enforce Any Mask-Wearing’

    07/10/2020 5:25:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Legal Insurrection, ^ | July 8, 2020 | Mary Chastain
    “I’m not a scientist, but I want you to know the police are busy…Don’t call 911 because someone is not wearing a mask. If the health departments want to control who is not wearing a mask, let them put a little yellow light on their car and they can stop people and go in.” ... Butler County, in Ohio, Sheriff Richard Jones announced he would not enforce the health department’s mask mandate: ... The news comes as the Ohio Department of Health issued a mandate that all citizens in Ohio’s “red counties” wear masks to slow the spread of coronavirus...
  • 14 arrested during Cincinnati protests indicted on felony charges

    07/09/2020 6:53:36 PM PDT · by KarlInOhio · 33 replies
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Fourteen people arrested during the police violence protests in Cincinnati will face felony charges. They are accused of trying to assault police or damaging and looting stores. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the indictments on Thursday. "I will defend a person's right to peaceably protest and I always will. But when individuals use that occasion to loot, attack our police and their equipment and damage private and personal property and public property, I'm done with them." The 14 face a variety of charges including assault, breaking and entering and gun charges. Deters said none of those...
  • Ohio legislator urges residents to stop getting tested for coronavirus as cases rise in state

    07/09/2020 6:34:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/09/2020
    “Are you tired of living in a dictatorship yet?” Republican state Rep. Nino Vitale wrote in a post on Facebook Tuesday after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, announced the mask mandate. “This is what happens when people go crazy and get tested. STOP GETTING TESTED! It is giving the government an excuse to claim something is happening that is not happening at the magnitude they say it is happening.” Vitale called into question why the new order wouldn’t go into effect until Wednesday evening, saying “if this is such an urgent matter, why wait almost 30 hours? They make...
  • Doctors Break Down COVID Response and the Demonization of HCQ, DOCTORS TELL ALL

    07/09/2020 2:54:49 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 54 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | July 1st 2020 | Dr. Simone Gold and Dr. Dan Wohlgelernter
    Gold: I decided to speak out for one very specific reason. That was I was actually presented with a definite positive COVID patient and I prescribed hydroxychloroquine because I was very up on the literature on this and I got severely reprimanded for it. I also had received from the state board threatening all doctors, I was just one with a potential investigation into me for unprofessional conduct if I was to prescribe hydroxychloroquine. This was so shocking to me and had never happened where the government told a physician if they had the right or not to prescribe an...
  • Atlanta Braves to Keep Name, Debating Tomahawk Chop

    07/08/2020 1:04:37 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 08 2020 | DYLAN GWINN
    Unlike the Washington Redskins, the Atlanta Braves will not consider changing their team name. Though, the organization is discussing whether to keep the traditional “Tomahawk Chop.” “The Atlanta Braves honor, support and value the Native American community. That will never change,” the Braves said in a statement. However, as the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports, the team is not yet decided about whether to keep the “Tomahawk Chop.”
  • Ohio Town Offers To Be A Sanctuary City… For Statues

    07/06/2020 8:31:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/06/2020 | Karen Townsend
    The move by the city manager of Newton Falls, Ohio is calling for his town to become a sanctuary city. No, not a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants, but one for statues that are no longer welcome in other cities. It’s an amnesty plan for statues, so to speak. More accurately, it’s a rescue plan for unwanted statues. Instead of busting them up, as angry mobs across the country are doing, or removing them in a more orderly way, the city of Newton Falls is granting amnesty for statues of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant,...
  • Ohio lawmaker says she refused to wear mask, was asked to leave Gettysburg Visitor Center

    07/03/2020 7:52:06 PM PDT · by lightman · 25 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 3 July A.D. 2020 | Teresa Bonner
    A Republican Ohio state official is claiming in a video shared to Facebook Thursday that she was asked to leave the Gettysburg Visitor Center and Museum for refusing to wear a mask. In a Facebook video, first reported by The Hill, Rep. Candice Keller, after reading Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in front of the Soldiers National Monument, said she and her husband were asked to leave the Gettysburg Welcome Center on Thursday because they would not wear face masks. "This is not a law in Pennsylvania or in Ohio, where I come from, and it is an unconstitutional idea that our...
  • Petition calls for Cleveland statue of Christopher Columbus to be replaced by Chef Boyardee

    07/03/2020 6:16:27 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/3/20 | Staff
    A trending online petition is calling for a statue of Christopher Columbus in Cleveland, Ohio, to be replaced with a figure honoring the life of Chef Boyardee. The recent Change.org appeal is urging Cleveland City Council to remove the statue of the controversial explorer located in Tony Brush Park, in the Little Italy neighborhood, and erect a statue of Ettore (Hector) Boiardi in its place. The pitch has since received over 2,600 signatures.Boirardi emigrated from Italy at age 16, later moving to Cleveland and opening a restaurant, WKYC reports. His sauce was so popular that he began bottling it for...
  • Commissioner works to declare racism a public health crisis in Hamilton County

    07/02/2020 8:27:08 AM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 18 replies
    TV 9 Cinci WCPO ^ | June 30, 2020 | Mariel Carbone
    HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio — Hamilton County Commissioner Victoria Parks released a draft of a resolution to declare racism a public health crisis in the county on Tuesday. The move, which follows weeks of protests over police brutality, calls for expanded training for county employees, a disparity study specific to the county and expansion of the Office of Economic Inclusion, in addition to supporting collaborative health efforts that reduce racial inequities.
  • One-third of Toledo's City Council arrested on bribery, extortion charges

    07/01/2020 11:19:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/2020 | Caitlin McFall
    The FBI on Tuesday arrested a local attorney and four members of the city council in Toledo, Ohio, for their alleged participation in a bribery and extortion scheme. Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Garrick “Gary” Johnson, Larry Sykes and Keith Mitchell were charged with bribery and extortion in a federal criminal complaint after a two-year investigation, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). “As alleged in the Complaint, four Toledo City Council members and a local attorney have been engaged in a pay-to-play scheme involving bribes for Council votes,” U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said in a statement to Fox News Wednesday....
  • Donald Trump is facing the prospect of a landslide loss

    06/25/2020 2:31:17 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 300 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25,2020 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)A half dozen new swing-state polls released Thursday morning suggest that not only would President Donald Trump lose if the election were held today, he would lose in a landslide. The surveys, conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, show Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by double digits in Michigan (Biden +11), Wisconsin (Biden +11) and Pennsylvania (Biden+ 10) and by mid-single digits in North Carolina (Biden +9), Arizona (Biden +7) and Florida (Biden +6). Trump won every one of those states in the 2016 election. Switch them from red to blue and you can quickly...
  • Christopher Columbus Statue Removed Outside Columbus City Hall

    07/01/2020 12:05:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/01/20 | Jackie Salo
    A statue of Christopher Columbus was taken down in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday morning amid renewed criticism over the legacy of the explorer.Crews arrived around 3 a.m. with a crane to remove the bronze statue from its perch outside Columbus City Hall, news station WBNS reported.The statue, which will be placed for safekeeping in a city facility, had been a gift from the people of Genoa, Italy, in 1955.But Columbus’ namesake city has experienced renewed calls to re-evaluate symbols associated with him — as critics characterize him as a symbol of white supremacy responsible for the destruction of indigenous cultures.Mayor Andrew Ginther...
  • Hours after mayor speaks out against increasing violence, more shootings in Columbus (felonious assaults involving a firearm in June are up 244%)

    06/29/2020 1:42:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    abc6onyourside ^ | by Matthew Thomas Sunday, June 28th 2020
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The morning after Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther held a press conference to address increasing gun violence in the city, Columbus Police responded to two shootings. At least one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a shooting near a bar on Mediterranean Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Police did not have any suspect information available this morning. Another person was hospitalized Sunday morning after a shooting near the Scioto Mile in the 100 block of West Main Street. Columbus Police said officers found a male victim in his 20s lying on the grass near...
  • VP Mike Pence visiting Lordstown for unveiling of new electric Endurance truck

    06/25/2020 6:52:06 AM PDT · by mylife · 33 replies
    WOIO ^ | 6/25/2020 | John Deike and Rachel Vadaj
    VP Mike Pence visiting Lordstown for unveiling of new electric Endurance truck Lordstown Motors Corp. purchased the plant from GM in November 2019, after the auto giant decided to scale back its production of the Chevy Cruze VP Mike Pence visiting Lordstown for unveiling of new electric Endurance truck The Lordstown Motors Endurance electric truck will be priced just north of $50,000. (Source: Lordstown Motors Facebook page) By John Deike and Rachel Vadaj | June 25, 2020 at 4:36 AM EDT - Updated June 25 at 4:36 AM LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WOIO) - Vice President Mike Pence will visit the Youngstown...
  • Chuck E. Cheese Could Permanently Close All Locations, Including 3 In Cleveland

    06/24/2020 8:32:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 06/12/20 | Troy Smith
    The coronavirus pandemic could spell the end of Chuck E. Cheese. The popular kid’s restaurant had to close its 610 locations nationwide during the outbreak. Now, $1 billion in debt has Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company, CEC Entertainment, approaching bankruptcy.The Wall Street Journal reports that CEC is asking lenders for a $200 million to keep its business going. For comparison, the news is similar to the recent circumstances that led to the retail band JC Penney filing bankruptcy last month.CEC has also offered its top executives retention bonuses to try and keep them from leaving, including $3 million to three of its executives,...
  • Dance studios’ lawsuit claims Ohio’s coronavirus rules took a ‘sledge hammer’ to state economy

    06/24/2020 4:41:02 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 10 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | June 24, 2020 | Jeremy Pelzer
    Nine dance studios from across Ohio have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the DeWine administration’s coronavirus reopening restrictions, as well as receive government compensation for being forced to close. The lawsuit, filed by two Northeast Ohio attorneys in Lake County Common Pleas Court, is the latest in a series of suits seeking to tear down state and local health orders that kept most Ohio businesses closed for weeks – then allowed them to reopen only if they followed a long list of health rules. The suit, which seeks class-action status, was filed against Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of...
  • Destroyed Cleveland cupcake store owner gets threats to shut up or her business will be looted again

    06/22/2020 1:16:20 PM PDT · by kevcol · 87 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 22, 2020 | Jon Dougherty
    The owner of a small cupcake business in Cleveland that was destroyed and looted last month as riots broke out following the death of George Floyd says she’s being threatened with future harm and destruction for cooperating with police. In an interview with “Fox & Friends” Monday, Kelly Kandah, owner of Colossal Cupcakes, a family business, said the threats include people telling her that if she rebuilds, “it’s going to get hit again.”
  • Cleveland Clinic cutting costs in face of $500 million in lost revenue due to COVID-19

    06/22/2020 10:51:17 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 14 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | June 22, 2020 | Julie Washington
    Cleveland Clinic is taking cost-reduction measures, including eliminating raises and delaying some capital projects, in reaction to more than $500 million in revenue shortfalls and increased expenses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the health system said. The Clinic also reduced operating costs by restricting travel and changing how it manages paid time off, the health system said. “For the first time since the effects of the 2007–09 recession, the Cleveland Clinic has announced that it will not give pay raises in 2020,” a Clinic statement said. “Our priority is to preserve jobs and not reduce pay for our caregivers. This...
  • Petition Calls for Columbus, Ohio, to Be Renamed ‘Flavortown’ in Honor of Guy Fieri

    06/20/2020 11:27:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2020 | Breitbart news
    The controversy over depictions of Christopher Columbus in Columbus, Ohio, has led to an online petition calling for the city to be renamed Flavortown in honor of Guy Fieri. The city of Columbus announced Thursday that the statue of Columbus outside of City Hall would be removed, and officials are asking the Arts Commission to consider changes to the city’s seal, flag and other symbols.