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  • Why Trump’s approval ratings don’t matter

    03/25/2017 1:21:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 25, 2017 | Salena Zito
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — While pundits breathlessly reported this week that President Trump’s Gallup approval rating has plummeted to a historic low (dipping to 37 points), not all approval ratings are created equal. Because in American politics, geography is everything. Live in an urban, minority or college setting, and Donald J. Trump is underwater in the polls in a big way; he gets a frosty 29 percent approval rating in the cities, 35 percent approval in the urban suburbs, in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal survey. But, live in the second ring of suburbs outside the cities, or the exurbs or...
  • GOP rep will run for Ohio governor

    03/20/2017 8:01:41 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 18 replies
    The Ohio Republican, one of the wealthiest lawmakers in Congress, is touting his business credentials, saying the state needs a leader “who understands what it means to create a job.” In his campaign video, Renacci tells a group of voters that he wants to simplify the tax code, end "pay for play" and nix regulations that he argues are hurting Ohio.
  • 'Over our dead bodies': Ohio conservative taking on liberals, RINOs on sanctuary cities

    03/20/2017 12:56:54 PM PDT · by 198ml · 7 replies
    CR ^ | 3/20/17 | Nate Madden
    Josh Mandel will stop at nothing to keep the people of Ohio safe from illegal immigrant crime. But that is a little unusual when you consider that immigration issues don’t really fall into his job description. Mandel is Ohio’s state treasurer and is currently locked in a political fight with liberal politicians over whether or not two of the Buckeye State’s biggest cities should help illegals skirt federal law enforcement. He is coming up against a political machine that is thoroughly bipartisan. Earlier this year, the mayors of Columbus and Cincinnati announced that they wanted their cities to become sanctuary...
  • Drugs are killing so many people in Ohio that cold-storage trailers are being used as morgues

    03/18/2017 9:26:32 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 365 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2017
    By about 3 p.m. Friday, a county morgue in east Ohio was already full — and more bodies were expected. Rick Walters, an investigator for the Stark County coroner's office, had just left for two death scenes: a suicide and an overdose. From the road, he called the director of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency to ask for help. He needed more space, he explained — specifically, a cold-storage trailer to act as an overflow morgue. As with much of the United States, Ohio is in the throes of a heroin and opioid epidemic that shows no signs of abating.
  • While VA Hospital Boasted Of 20-Person Transgender Program, 100,000 Vets Lacked 'Safe' Care

    03/17/2017 3:10:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 16, 2017 | Luke Rosiak
    A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital that touted its program focusing on 20 transgendered individuals failed in caring for the remaining 111,000 veterans on health care essentials like keeping its medical equipment clean and properly training employees, government auditors found. "We could not gain reasonable assurance that clinical managers effectively monitor the professional competency of providers ... patient equipment is clean ... [and] employees ensure a safe and healthy environment," according to the Inspect General (IG) report on the activities at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center released March 13. The hospital in question was the subject of positive...
  • Number of sanctuary cities nears 500: Report

    03/14/2017 11:40:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Nearly 500 jurisdictions are now sanctuary cities, according to a group that’s tracked the issue for more than a decade, and who said there’s been a massive surge in the number of places trying to thwart federal immigration agents since President Trump’s election. The Ohio Jobs & Justice Political Action Committee (http://www.ojjpac.org/sanctuary.asp) has added more than three dozen new cities and counties to its list in 2017 alone, as jurisdictions rush to try to shield illegal immigrants from what they expect to be a new push for deportations under Mr. Trump. “More will be coming,” said Steve Salvi, founder of...
  • OSU class: 'Why are guys always expected to pay on a date?'

    03/13/2017 10:26:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 13, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Students at Ohio State University are being offered a class this semester that promises to teach them about microaggressions, privilege, and power. “Crossing Identity Boundaries: A Journey Towards Intercultural Leadership” is a three credit course currently being promoted to Ohio State students through the school’s Multicultural Center.
  • Ohio State student leaders want ‘safe spaces’ campus-wide

    03/13/2017 6:24:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 13, 2017 | Amanda Tidwell
    Student government leaders at Ohio State University are calling for “safe spaces” spread throughout campus to host student conversations. In a unanimous vote earlier this month, the Undergraduate Student Government approved a resolution requesting various “Dialogue Spaces … meant to accommodate diverse and positive discussion within a safe space,” the resolution states.
  • Woman gets 6 months for voter fraud

    03/07/2017 5:51:40 PM PST · by inchworm · 27 replies
    Morning Journal ^ | 3/7/17 | article by Tom Gionbroni- Morning Journal
    LISBON — An East Liverpool woman was sentenced to six months in the Columbiana County Jail for engaging in voter registration fraud. Rebecca A. Hammonds, 34, of Fourth Street, was originally charged with 35 counts of falsely registering people to vote and forging signatures on voter registration forms. She pleaded guilty in January to 14 of the 35 counts as part of a plea deal reached in January. Hammonds was a paid canvasser for the Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC), a liberal activist group that was active in registering voters in the southern part of the county ........ See link for...
  • Brown to highlight country’s infrastructure projects in Cincinnati

    03/07/2017 7:43:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Hamilton Journal-News ^ | Feburary 13, 2017 | Michael Pitman and Ed Richter
    CINCINNATI - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will highlight in downtown Cincinnati this morning key infrastruture projects, such as the Brent Spence Bridge, as he outlines a framework to rebuild and repair the country’s infrastructure which will create millions of construction jobs. The northern Ohio Senator will be joined by Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority President and CEO Laura Brunner, and OKI Regional Council of Governments Deputy Executive DirectorRobert Koehler. President Donald Trump previously promised $1 trillion of investment in American infrastructure during his campaign. Brown joined Senate colleagues to release a roadmap for making...
  • Ohio Bookstore Flips Male-Authored Books, Displaying Them Backwards

    03/05/2017 7:28:44 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 81 replies
    To draw attention to female authors, a Cleveland bookstore celebrated Women’s History Month by turning every male-written book in the fiction room backward on its shelf. Eight of the all-female employees of Loganberry Books went through about 10,000 books, a process that took about two hours. They’ll leave the books turned around for the next two weeks
  • Yes, some non-citizens were found to be voting in Ohio

    02/28/2017 10:02:27 AM PST · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 28 Feb 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Wouldn’t you want to know? That’s the question I’ve been asking since well before the last election took place. The President has made the claim that millions of non-citizens, either of the legal or illegal varieties, cast ballots in the 2016 race. (Presumably for Hillary Clinton for the most part.) That total number remains in dispute for good reason, but the fact that non-citizens have voter registration cards and in some cases are actually showing up to vote has never really been in dispute, despite what you regularly hear from Democrats and cable news personalities. Further proof of this reality...
  • Ohio investigation found 385 non-US citizens registered to vote, 82 cast illegal ballots

    02/27/2017 12:33:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    COLUMBUS -- Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced an investigation has uncovered that hundreds of non-US citizens are registered to vote in the state, and dozens of them voted illegally. According to a release from Husted, 385 people who are not citizens of the United States are registered to vote in Ohio. Out of those, 82 voted in at least one election in the last year. Husted’s office says the 82 non-citizens who are registered to vote and cast ballots will be immediately referred to law enforcement for further investigation and possible prosecution. “In light of the national discussion...
  • Hasbro to Make Play-Doh American Again

    02/26/2017 2:52:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 41 replies
    FOX ^ | February 25, 2017 | Paul Ziobro
    Play-Doh will soon be squeezed out of a factory in the U.S. again, as Hasbro Inc. brings manufacturing of the popular moldable clay back to America for the first time in years.  Hasbro said it is working with a manufacturing partner to make Play-Doh at a facility in East Longmeadow, Mass., starting in the second half of 2018. Although the preschool clay was invented in Cincinnati in the 1950s, it hasn't been made in the U.S. since 2004. 
  • Ohio LGBT Group Announces Plans to Target Churches for Homosexual Weddings

    02/25/2017 2:39:41 PM PST · by lowbridge · 92 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 23, 2017 | Tyler O'Neil
    An LGBT organization in Ohio has announced plans to target churches if they refuse to offer their property to be used in a homosexual wedding. In opposing the Ohio Pastors Protection Act (HB-36), the group Equality Ohio announced that they would target churches, forcing them to rent church facilities to groups which oppose that church's beliefs. This despite the fact that all the Roman Catholic bishops in Ohio support the bill, and Catholics make up approximately 20 percent of the state's population. When asked "if a church community has a church hall that they rent to couples who want to...
  • Another teen shot dead, Toledo’s 9th slaying in 2017

    02/24/2017 1:18:15 PM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 24 replies
    toledo blade ^ | 2/24/2017 | Allison Reamer
    Along a bank of the Maumee River, across the street from Maumee’s Riverside Cemetery, friends and relatives of a 17-year-old Maumee High School senior who was fatally shot gathered Thursday to remember him. Collin Doyle was the second teenager killed in Toledo this week. Cethus Manning II, 19, was killed in his vehicle Tuesday. Collin’s death was ninth homicide victim in the city this year. Toledo hasn’t seen so many slayings in the first two months of a year in at least 10 years. Those willing to be interviewed among the more than 100 at the vigil recalled Collin Doyle...
  • Ohio State Hosting Lecture on Islamophobia Three Months After Terror Attack

    02/22/2017 3:13:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/22/17 | Aleister
    “pernicious phenomenon” Remind us again, who was the victim?The Daily Caller reports: Ohio State Lectured On ‘Islamophobia’ Three Months After Terror AttackAfter being subject to a terrorist attack by a Somali refugee student less than three months ago, Ohio State University (OSU) is hosting a lecture Monday night on the dangers of “Islamophobia.”The College Fix reports that the university’s Middle East Studies Center and Multicultural Center are jointly hosting a visit by author Nathan Lean, who will tell students about the “pernicious phenomenon” of Islamophobia that has reached “a fevered pitch” in American society.Lean’s visit to the campus comes...
  • 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.