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  • Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit

    07/27/2015 11:03:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Fox News19 ^ | 7/27/15
    A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people – including a 1-year-old boy – before a civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter, cops told FOX19. Thomas McCary is being held without bond on four counts of felonious assault. McCary was arguing with a woman around 8 p.m. Sunday night and, when the woman’s brother, Patrick Ewing, approached, McCary pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and fired three shots at him, Cincinnati police said. Ewing didn’t get hit, but he did get his own gun and returned fire, wounding McCary in...
  • Woman killed in Concord Township, another woman shot on Greenway Corridor; suspect in custody

    07/27/2015 4:51:16 PM PDT · by reegs · 27 replies
    The News-Herald ^ | 7/27/2015 | Duncan Scott
    A 40-year-old woman was shot on the Greenway Corridor in Painesville Township on the afternoon of July 27. 5:36 p.m.: There are some reports of another suspect. Officers are cautiously maintaining a perimeter near the Greenway Corridor. 5:30 p.m.: Lake County Sheriff Daniel Dunlap confirms the homicide of a woman in a private residence in Concord Township, and another woman was shot on the Greenway Corridor about 300 yards away. Suspect has been taken into custody. 5:19 p.m.: Law enforcement source says "suspected homicide" on Auburn Road is related to police activity near Greenway Corridor in Painesville/Concord townships. 5:08 p.m.:...
  • Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit

    07/27/2015 11:33:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2015
    A 62-year-old man with a gun in each hand fired at four people – including a 1-year-old boy – before a civilian with a concealed carry permit returned fire and wounded the shooter, cops told FOX19. Thomas McCary is being held without bond on four counts of felonious assault. McCary was arguing with a woman around 8 p.m. Sunday night and, when the woman’s brother, Patrick Ewing, approached, McCary pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and fired three shots at him, Cincinnati police said. Ewing didn’t get hit, but he did get his own gun and returned fire, wounding McCary in...
  • Morning Plum: Big majority of GOP voters favors mass deportation, poll finds

    07/27/2015 9:04:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26th, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    This new poll finding, courtesy of CNN, is not all that surprising, but it is very illuminating of the demographic challenges the GOP faces right now: A big majority of Republicans believes that the government’s main focus on immigration should be not just on stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, but also on deporting those already here. The poll asks:
  • OHIO STORE RANSACKED BY 70 TEENS IN LATE NIGHT ‘MOB AND ROB’

    07/27/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 07/27/2015
    Ugh. Not again. This is really becoming epidemic in some cities: SMOKING GUN – Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles.According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack.As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking...
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
  • Ohio Cops Hunt 70 Juveniles In Late Night "Mob And Rob" Of Circle K

    07/27/2015 8:46:57 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 37 replies
    The smoking gun ^ | 7/27/15 | The smoking gun
    Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles. According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack. As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking lot like wild children.”
  • Video Shows Zoo Fence Jumper Petting Cougars

    07/26/2015 7:58:26 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 36 replies
    Sky News ^ | 7/26/2015 | Sky News US Team
    A zoo in Ohio has pressed charges against a man who jumped a fence to pet cougars - then posted video of it on YouTube. Joshua Newell had his camera rolling when he leaped over the outer fence of the big cat enclosure at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The 35-year-old then began petting two adult cougars through a second fence as he said things like, "Kitty, kitty, kitty". The footage showed the animals appearing to enjoy the attention. Zoo officials called the video "alarming" and said it was fortunate that neither Newell nor the cougars were harmed. "Animal welfare...
  • Thousands of 'freedom fighters' in Cleveland for first national Black Lives Matter conference

    07/26/2015 2:02:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 26, 2015 | Jane Morice
    Attendees of the Convening's opening ceremony raise their fists as a symbol of power during an organizer's speech.Activists from across the nation converged in Cleveland this weekend for a conference meant to draw national attention to police brutality and race relations in the wake of a number of incidents involving police and black Americans. The National Convening of the Movement for Black Lives began Friday at Cleveland State University where activists will attend sessions that range from viewing films to open discussions on topics that highlight issues that affect all aspects of black culture. The conference is happening amid an...
  • Civilian guards ordered to leave [recruiting station] after one accidentally fires rifle

    07/25/2015 6:44:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/25/15 | Lane
    LANCASTER, Ohio (Tribune News Service) — The armed civilians who have been guarding a military recruitment center here are gone, ordered off the property after one of them accidentally discharged his rifle on Thursday. No one was injured. U.S. Properties Group Portfolio Four LLC, the owner of the shopping center near the River Valley Mall that includes the multi-branch military recruitment center, ordered the armed volunteers to leave just hours after the shot was fired. A Lancaster police officer delivered the order to several of them outside the Armed Services Career Center, saying, “God bless you,” but they had to...
  • Officer dragged before shooting, 'had to fire' gun, Cincinnati police report says

    07/24/2015 7:01:26 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 28 replies
    CNN via Kmov.com ^ | 7/24/15 | Catherine E. Shoichet and David Shortell CNN
    (CNN) -- After shooting dead an apparently unarmed man during a traffic stop, a University of Cincinnati police officer said he'd almost been run over and "had to fire his weapon," according to a police incident report released Thursday. In the report, another University of Cincinnati police officer, who said he responded to the scene after hearing screams of "shots fired" over the radio, describes what Officer Ray Tensing told him about the shooting. "Officer Tensing stated that he almost was run over by the driver of the Honda Accord and was forced to shoot the driver with his duty...
  • If Gov. Kasich is on the Republican ticket, Obamacare repeal is off the table

    07/24/2015 9:52:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Watchdog ^ | July 21, 2015 | Jason Hart
    Republicans can forget about campaigning against Obamacare in 2016 if Ohio Gov. John Kasich is on the party’s presidential ticket. Conventional wisdom says Kasich will need to explain his Obamacare Medicaid expansion to Republican primary voters — but he’s been explaining it for two years. That’s the problem: most of Kasich’s arguments for Medicaid coverage for working-age adults with no kids and no disabilities sound like they were written by Democratic strategists. The longer Kasich is in the presidential race, the greater the potential for Democrats to capitalize on Kasich’s promotion of Obamacare. ... The governor told the Ohio General...
  • Boehnor Vows Fight to Scuttle Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/22/2015 8:54:23 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2015 | Fox News
    House Speaker John Boehner vows to do 'everything possible' to stop President Obama's newly struck Iran nuclear deal, as Congress formally begins consideration of the hard-fought pact.
  • Donald Trump's success? It's because he's saying what everyone else is afraid to

    07/22/2015 2:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Leada Gore
    Imagine if you will you were crafting the perfect presidential candidate. It's likely the following would not be on your list: two-time divorcee with multiple bankruptcies; bombastic reality television star who has appeared on professional wrestling shows; loud-mouth uncensored ego maniac with questionable hair. In other words, Donald Trump. But among the 2016 GOP presidential nominees, it's Trump that's taking the headlines. It's Trump who has people talking. And, most tellingly, it's Trump who is surging in the polls, with the latest numbers showing him with almost twice the support of his closest rival. Why? There a several reasons. First,...
  • Donald Trump Insult Generator

    07/21/2015 11:57:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Time ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Wilson
    ecause the Republican presidential candidate hasn't gotten around to mocking everyone in the world just yet Perhaps no presidential candidate in history has wielded the put-down quite like Donald Trump. John McCain’s a “dummy.” John Kasich is “desperate.” Rick Perry “needs new glasses.” Karl Rove is “a total loser.” Lindsey Graham, Trump said Tuesday as he announced the South Carolina Senator’s cell phone number on live television, is a “stiff. What a stiff.” The list goes on. Feeling left out that Trump hasn’t gotten around to insulting you or your friends? Here’s an app for that. Built on the real-live...
  • Today in Politics: Hillary Clinton Weighs Using Donald Trump Against His Party

    07/21/2015 10:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | July 21, 2015 | Staff
    Good Tuesday morning from Washington. Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio is expected to join the ever-growing field for the Republican nomination, a field that, despite its numbers, has been increasingly overshadowed by Donald J. Trump. Such a development, however, suits at least one other candidate just fine. As Mr. Trump surges in the polls and Republican leaders call for him to drop out of the race after his comments about Senator John McCain’s war record, there is one candidate who hopes Mr. Trump continues to thrive: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton has denounced Mr. Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants,...
  • Boehner Demands President Obama Denounce Planned Parenthood’s Selling Aborted Babies

    07/21/2015 12:03:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 21, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Following the unveiling of a second video exposing a to Planned Parenthood doctor negotiating and arranging the sale of body parts from babies killed in abortions, Speaker John Boehner demanded that President Barack Obama denounce its activities. The first video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. In the second video, Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in Calfiornia, discusses selling aborted baby...
  • TimnkenSteel to lay off 39 Houston workers

    07/21/2015 10:43:26 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 20, 2015 | Robert Grattan
    Manufacturer TimkenSteel Material Services LLC told state officials Monday it would lay of 39 workers at a Houston plant. The Canton, Ohio-based company, which manufactures steel bars and pipes, cited a “significant downturn in business” as the reason for the layoffs. Manufacturers and oil patch suppliers have suffered alongside drillers as lower crude oil prices have led producers to idle rigs and trim orders for the manufactured goods that support drilling. Timken has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and China. In its 2014 annual report, the company indicated that its energy and distribution business segment accounted for about 43...
  • Man guards Lancaster recruiting center

    07/21/2015 7:40:23 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 16 replies
    NBC4 Columbus Ohio ^ | July 21, 2015 | NBC4 Staff
    LANCASTER, Ohio (WCMH) – 22-year-old Clayton Waites stood guard outside the recruiting center near River Valley Mall in Lancaster today. The Canal Winchester man was armed with an AR-15 and a 9mm pistol. Waites says he plans to protect the service members working here until Governor John Kasich issues an executive order authorizing the Ohio National Guard to protect the workers.
  • Walker Gives GOP Presidential Field a New Anti-Climate Leader

    07/19/2015 2:29:12 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Inside Climate Change ^ | July 13, 2015 | Katherine Bagley
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined the crowded field of Republican contenders vying for the White House in 2016 on Monday, and immediately stands out for having one of the poorest records on environmental and climate issues, according to green groups and political experts. Since taking office in 2010, Walker has dismantled several longstanding policies protecting wetlands and waterways, fast-tracked mining projects, fought climate action, slashed funding for dozens of state scientists and environmental education positions, and impeded development of wind energy in Wisconsin. "He's one of the worst," said Heather Taylor-Miesle, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Action Fund,...
  • REVEALED: Marine murderer lost his job as nuclear engineer in Ohi

    07/18/2015 8:41:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 85 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 17, 2015 | By Wills Robinson
    REVEALED: Marine murderer lost his job as nuclear engineer in Ohi after TEN DAYS for failing the background security check Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez worked for FirstEnergy Corp in Ohio in 2013, but failed security checks It meant he was let go after just 10 days of training, where he had very basic access to the facilities The 24-year old was born in Kuwait with Jordanian citizenship but became a U.S. citizen in 1996 He was a popular teen, described as an 'All-American kid' and started for the Red Bank High School wrestling team He then went to the University of...
  • Study: Utica Shale Larger Than Previous Estimates

    07/17/2015 8:51:50 AM PDT · by thackney · 14 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | July 16, 2015 | Karen Boman|
    The size of the Utica shale play’s technically recoverable resources is larger than previously thought, a recent study by West Virginia University (WVU) has found. WVU found that the Utica play contains technically recoverable resources of 782 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas and around 1.9 billion barrels of oil. That’s higher than the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) 2012 estimate of technically recoverable resources at 38 Tcf of gas and 940 million barrels of oil. The study results indicate that the Utica – which spans West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York – is comparable to the Marcellus...
  • Ohio newspaper calls for Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

    07/16/2015 10:33:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Efforts to change the name of the highest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali have been going on for decades. William McKinley, who would go on to be the 25th president of the United States, was governor of Ohio when the peak was named for him -- a connection that’s meant name-change efforts were stalemated in an on-again-off-again rivalry between Ohio and Alaska on the subject. An Alaska congressional delegation would introduce legislation to give the mountain back its Koyukon Athabascan name; an Ohio representative would block it. When Sen. Dan Sullivan, who has extensive ties in...
  • With five days left to file for SCOTUS marriage re-hearing, the GOP & conservative cave-in spreads

    07/16/2015 6:51:26 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 07/16/2015 | n/a
    We have rarely seen anything as disgraceful as this. There are just five days to go before the July 21 deadline to file for a re-hearing before the US Supreme Court on its recent 5-4 “same-sex marriage” ruling. But chances are bleak that this crucial filing will be done. The cave-in by the GOP has spread to major pro-family organizations. As we described in our report last week, the US Supreme Court "same-sex marriage” fight is not completely over. According to the Court’s published rules, within 25 days of a ruling, a party can ask the Court for a “rehearing”...
  • BREAKING: More states announce investigations into Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts

    07/16/2015 10:27:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 16, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    One day after Congress announced an investigation into Planned Parenthood in light of a now viral video showing how Planned Parenthood sells the parts of aborted babies, several states announced investigations into the abortion giant. Today, Ohio, Indiana and Georgia vowed to investigate Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices, joining Texas and Louisiana. In Ohio, where state law explicitly prohibits the sale of aborted babies, Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office said it will subpoena records for Planned Parenthood’s offices. Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis praised the action: “A potential black market for the sale of aborted babies was unearthed this...
  • Kasich campaign hires gay marriage advocate from California

    07/16/2015 9:45:27 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7-16-2015 | Darrel Rowland
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign has hired a member of one of the nation's leading same-sex marriage advocacy groups as a strategist for his "independent" campaign committee. Matt David of Los Angeles is part of Young Conservatives for Freedom to Marry, part of the national Freedom to Marry organization that for years helped lead the effort to make gay marriage legal in America. (A Freedom to Marry spokeswoman confirmed today he is still part of the group.) David will now work for Kasich's "527" group, New Day for America, a campaign spokesman confirmed. Whether the hiring will lead to any...
  • Columbus gives Redflex contract the red light ( Ohio )

    07/16/2015 7:22:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    WCMH ^ | July 16, 2015 | Andy Long
    Mayor Michael Coleman announced Wednesday the termination of the city’s contract with Redflex, effective immediately. Redflex is the company that handled Columbus’ red light camera program before a state law forced the city to cease issuing citations. The announcement comes after a Redflex executive pleaded guilty to charges relating to bribing public officials. “Based upon the City’s contract authority, we will be terminating the contract with Redflex immediately,” said Mayor Coleman. “I support a photo red light camera program because it saves lives, however the actions of the Redflex executives have raised questions about the integrity of their program.”
  • Teacher: I’ve loved my ‘very difficult’ job. But now Ohio has made it ‘impossible.’

    07/15/2015 4:11:04 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2015 | Scott Ervin
    One thing about teaching that is easy for parents, policy-makers and others to forget is that working with students for hours every weekday to help them learn is very, very hard work. Even in the best of schools and even with supportive administrators, teachers have unrelenting jobs. In recent years, a growing number of teachers have found that reforms which force them to test students more than ever, collect more data than ever and attend more meetings than ever, are making the job literally impossible. That’s what happened to Scott Ervin, who has worked as a teacher, principal and discipline...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | 7/13/15 | Politicker Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:53:57 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 18 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | July 13, 2015 | Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • The Destruction of a Black Suburb (Lincoln Heights, Ohio)

    07/13/2015 10:42:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 13, 2015 | Alana Semuels
    ... When it incorporated in 1947, this village, called Lincoln Heights, was the first primarily black self-governing community north of the Mason-Dixon line. (Today, the city has one of the highest concentrations of African American residents in the state of Ohio—according to the Census, 95.5 percent.) Lincoln Heights thrived for a while, producing poet Nikki Giovanni, songwriters the Isley Brothers (who wrote “Twist and Shout”), and scholar Carl Westmoreland, who now helps run the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Hundreds of residents worked at the nearby Wright Aeronautical Plant, manufacturing the B-29 bomber, and at a chemical plant a few...
  • Republican infighting at full throttle

    07/12/2015 7:24:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/9/15 | Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer
    Every week sparks a new fire for GOP leaders, and the right flank is feeling emboldened to challenge Speaker John Boehner. House Republicans have entered a new season of sniping. GOP leadership has spent weeks twisting arms to get dozens of lawmakers — even some subcommittee chairs — to pony up to the campaign arm, a basic annual obligation of party loyalty. The party is warring over funding for disease research, bickering over an education bill and deeply divided on the possible renewal of the Export-Import Bank, an object of scorn among the far right. On Wednesday evening, House Republican...
  • Boehner: Confederate Flag ‘Should Be Gone’ from National Cemeteries

    07/11/2015 7:27:47 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 162 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    In a preview clip from his interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) said there will be a debate about removing the Confederate flag from national cemeteries in Congress but in his opinion the flag “should be gone.”
  • Cincinnati Police Chief Calls for Hate Crime Charges in Vicious Mob Beating of White Man

    07/09/2015 6:28:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/08/15 | Jason Howerton
    Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell is now calling for hate crime charges in the horrific mob beating of a white man who was left bloodied and unconscious on the sidewalk on the Fourth of July. The brutal attack was first described as “anti-white” by officer Alicia Essert in the original incident report, but Capt. Mike Neville said on Monday that the preliminary description was incorrect. Chief Blackwell has apparently reconsidered and found cause to ask Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters to pursue hate crime charges in the beating, the Cincinnati Inquirer reported.
  • Judge Issues Statement After Refusing To Marry Same Sex Couple

    07/08/2015 5:57:43 PM PDT · by knarf · 50 replies
    (exurpt)"On Monday, July 6, I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment. The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years. I apologize to the couple for the delay they experienced and wish them the best. The court has implemented a process whereby same-sex marriages will be accommodated. I will continue to perform traditional marriages during my duties assignment. I am also seeking advisory opinion from the Supreme Court of Ohio at this time as to whether or not I can opt out of the rotation. Upon receipt of the advisory opinion...
  • Northwest Ohio judge refuses to perform gay marriage

    07/08/2015 1:38:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/08/2015 | Kim Palmer
    A northwest Ohio municipal judge assigned to a courtroom where civil marriages are performed refused to marry two women less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the judge’s office confirmed on Wednesday. Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell was on a three-week rotation assigned to perform civil ceremonies on Monday when Carolyn Wilson and her partner asked to be married. McConnell acknowledged the decision in a Wednesday statement. “On Monday, July 6, I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment," he said. "The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established...
  • Brown Introduces Legislation Penalizing States for Issuance and Display of Confederate Plates

    07/08/2015 8:45:08 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 20 replies
    E-mail notification ^ | 7/8/2015 | na
    Brown Introduces Legislation Penalizing States for Issuance and Display of Confederate Plates Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced legislation (S. 1689) that would reduce a state's federal highway funds if the state issues a license plate with the image of a confederate flag or allows a vehicle to be registered with a license plate that contains an image of a confederate flag. Specifically, the funding available for a state under the National Highway Performance Program and the Surface Transportation Program would be reduced by 5 percent in each year that a state issues a license plate with an image of...
  • Police Back Off ‘Anti-White’ Hate Crime Claim in Case of Horrific July Fourth Mob Beating (GRAPHIC)

    07/07/2015 11:03:41 AM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6 JUL 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Editor's note: This story contains graphic content and will be disturbing to some readers. A 27-year-old man was left bloodied and unconscious after being brutally assaulted by an unruly mob in the streets of Cincinnati on Saturday night. Though the official police incident report referred to the July Fourth attack as “anti-white,” Capt. Mike Neville backed off the claim on Monday and said it’s not yet clear if race was a factor. Neville said the officer who filed the incident report felt the attack was racially motivated because the victim, Christopher McKnight, was beaten by a group of people from...
  • How Not to Win the GOP Nomination: John Kasich is the Jon Huntsman of 2016.

    07/07/2015 8:46:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | July 6, 2015 | Kyle Kondik
    As he prepares to enter the 2016 presidential race on July 21, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is dusting off the playbook of failed 2012 presidential contender Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who tried to secure the GOP nomination by badmouthing his own party’s voters. Like Huntsman, Kasich is setting himself up to win the media and lose the primary. Liberal commentator Ed Kilgore recently argued that, despite a gigantic GOP field with more than a dozen credible candidates, the contenders are all essentially trying to get to the right of one another. “You’d have to say that the shadow...
  • Black youths mock bloodied white victim [Luke 17 - Days of Noah]

    07/06/2015 3:04:24 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/6/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    A video on Facebook of a bloody-faced white male – the purported target of an attack by a black mob in Fountain Square in Cincinnati – is making the media waves, and what’s even more shocking than the condition of the victim is the background laughter. The man was beaten into unconsciousness after a hip-hop concert on the Fourth of July. The video shows a crowd of mostly black people gathering around the white man as he lay unconscious on the sidewalk. People in the background scream and laugh at his bloody face. Two officers were injured during the attack,...
  • Cincinnati Cop Speaks Out Over Racial Violence in City

    07/06/2015 5:58:29 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 16 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Cincinnati police officer Kyle Strunk took to Twitter on Sunday to speak out on a race riot the night before at Fountain Square where police were attacked and a white man savagely attacked by a mob of young Black people attending a free hip hop and electronica Fourth of July concert. Strunk decried city, police and African-American leaders for creating a volatile situation where criminals do not fear police while police are told not to aggressively enforce the law. Strunk said he would not feel safe bring his family to Fountain Square. Two officers were wounded by a mob that...
  • HORROR! Black Youths Mock & Laugh at Unconscious and Bloody White Male Victim After July 4 Beatdown

    07/05/2015 11:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 6, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A video posted Sunday to the Facebook account of “QbabyOfTeamQ” purports to show the bloodied victim of a racial attack in Cincinnati during a race riot in Fountain Square on Saturday night. The white man was beaten unconscious following a hip hop and electronica Fourth of July concert. The video shows a mostly Black crowd gathered around the white male victim laid out on the sidewalk. A few are trying to help the unconscious man while others squeal in awe at the blood covering his head. Many onlookers are laughing. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)One voice can be heard asking for someone to call...
  • Police detain several in Fountain Square crowd (police, whites attacked)

    07/05/2015 12:58:09 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    WLWT - Cincinnati News 5 ^ | July 5 | Richard Chiles
    CINCINNATI —Two officers were injured as a night of holiday festivities ended in chaos Saturday at Fountain Square, police said. ... Several witnesses reported people setting off fireworks in trash cans, and throwing fireworks and other objects at police officers.
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • Defendant in same-sex marriage case attends gay wedding

    07/02/2015 4:08:46 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/02/2015 | Mark Hensch
    The defendant in last week’s landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage attended a gay wedding on Thursday. Rick Hodges, the head of Ohio's Department of Health, was the named defendant in Obergefell v Hodges. Hodges gave a Bible reading during a wedding between two male friends in Columbus, Ohio, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Steve’s been my friend for 25 years, and I am looking forward to celebrating with him,” Hodges said of the ceremony that saw his friends Steve George and Jeff Gatwood married. “I love my friend,” he added. Hodges's attendance came just six days after...
  • Conservatives say outside group is an arm of House Speaker Boehner (link only)

    07/03/2015 6:12:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Conservatives say outside group is an arm of House Speaker Boehner http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/01/conservatives-say-outside-group-is-arm-of-house-speaker/29572077/
  • Family: Girl, 4, shot by officer firing at dog is recovering

    07/01/2015 2:29:20 PM PDT · by Rio · 22 replies
    AP Via YahooNews ^ | June 30, 2015 | KANTELE FRANKO
    A 4-year-old girl who was shot in the leg when a police officer fired at a dog is recovering after surgery as her family questions how the officer responded. [snip] The family also says people yelled to notify the officer that the girl was hurt but claims he drove away without offering help, and other emergency responders had to care for the girl.
  • Black Teacher Hits Handicapped White Child, Tells Him Black People Fought To Not “Serve White..

    07/01/2015 10:33:29 AM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 7/01/15 | Chuck Biscuits
    "Black Teacher Hits Handicapped White Child, Tells Him Black People Fought To Not “Serve White People Like You”" Excerpted from The Social Memo: A Cincinnati teacher has resigned in the wake of racist comments and abusive actions taken toward handicapped children. Intervention Specialist Pamela Bullock has left her position at Wayne Local Schools in Warren County, after four teaching assistants wrote a letter to administrators detailing her abuse toward students. In one incident, the assistants reported that Ms. Bullock was taking care of a handicapped, non-verbal student, when she became irate at him. Bullock threw a marker at the boy,...
  • Ohio drops PARCC testing (Hated Common Core Testing Ended; Kasich Signs)

    07/01/2015 11:06:38 AM PDT · by xzins · 33 replies
    Galion Inquirer ^ | July 1st, 2015
    Ohio dropped the PARCC Common Core testing consortium Tuesday night after a series of complaints from educators and parents, including concerns from north central Ohio. Gov. John Kasich signed a compromise two-year budget which concurred with Ohio Senate and House leaders that the Math and English exams would end in Ohio. According to a report, Ohio spent $26 million in online and print testing last year. “The people of the state of Ohio seem to have spoken loudly that they don’t want the PARCC,” State Sen. Peggy Lehner told reporters.
  • Supreme Court's same-sex ruling roils conservative Tennessee House Republicans

    06/30/2015 11:03:46 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 10 replies
    Chattanooga TimesFreePress ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE -- Nearly half of Tennessee's House Republican Caucus met "in a state of shock" Tuesday to discuss whether to hold a special legislative session in response to last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. They discussed topics such as what, if anything, state lawmakers can or should do in areas like protecting clergy who refuse to perform same-sex ceremonies because it would violate their religious beliefs. At least 33 of the most conservative members of the 73-member GOP Caucus packed into a conference room in Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell's office for more than an hour. They...