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  • Ohio reports 1,091 new coronavirus cases: Friday’s update

    07/03/2020 2:18:39 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 22 replies ^ | July 3, 2020 | Cory Shaffer
    The state on Friday reported a total of 2,903 deaths -- the same number it reported on Thursday. The health department said in a note posted on its website that “technical issues” with the reporting database the state uses to track the COVID-19 data resulted in the state reporting an incorrect number of deaths in Thursday’s report. “We regret the inconvenience these technical issues have caused,” the statement said. A health department spokeswoman said the correct number of deaths reported Thursday should have been 2,886, an increase in 10 deaths from Wednesday. Another 17 deaths were reported Friday. “We regret...
  • Petition calls for Cleveland statue of Christopher Columbus to be replaced by Chef Boyardee

    07/03/2020 6:16:27 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 52 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 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.
  • GOP senators propose replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday

    07/02/2020 3:34:02 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Brooke Singman
    Republican Sens. Ron Johnson and James Lankford on Wednesday introduced an amendment proposing to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a new federal holiday to avoid putting the U.S. “further in debt.” Johnson, R-Wis., and Lankford, R-Okla., rolled out their proposal as an amendment to bipartisan legislation rolled out by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, last month that would make Juneteenth a federal holiday. “In response to a bipartisan effort to give federal workers another day of paid leave by designating Juneteenth a federal holiday, we have offered a counterproposal that does not put us further in debt,” Johnson said Wednesday....
  • Christopher Columbus statue removed outside Columbus City Hall

    07/02/2020 3:24:54 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    nypost ^ | Jully 1, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    A statue of Christopher Columbus was taken down in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday morning amid renewed criticism over the legacy of the explorer. [ ] The statue, which will be placed for safekeeping in a city facility, had been a gift from the people of Genoa, Italy, in 1955. [ ] Mayor Andrew Ginther announced last month that the statue would be coming down, saying it doesn’t represent the city’s values, news station WSYX reported. “For many people in our community, the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness,” Ginther said. “That does not represent our great city, and we will no...
  • 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 · 292 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...
  • Four Toledo City Council Members Arrested in Bribery and Extortion Scheme…

    06/30/2020 8:26:57 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 25 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 30, 2020 | Sundance
    Earlier today federal arrest warrants were served to Toledo, Ohio, city council members Larry Sykes, Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, and Gary Johnson. The FBI is actively looking for a fifth person – attorney Keith Mitchell, as the FBI and US Attorney Justin Herdman culminate a two-year investigation into the city council for bribery, extortion and abuse of their public office for financial benefit...
  • Ohio Little Caesars delivers pizza with pepperoni swastika

    06/29/2020 7:10:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 29, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    The couple called the pizza joint, which had just closed, to complain and received a response the following day from the manager. “[The employees] told him that it was supposed to be an internal joke that they were playing on each other and the other employee, and the pizza was never intended to go out,” Laska said. The manager told them that employees involved were let go, but the couple said they never plan to return to the store. “We are the type of people that support the diversity in our country, we embrace and love it. We just want...
  • 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...

    06/28/2020 9:06:45 PM PDT · by RandFan · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 28 | Ari Levy
    Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik and Nikki Haley all have something in common, other than a strong affection towards President Trump. The three Republican politicians joined social media app Parler this week, adding their profiles to a site that’s emerged as the new digital stomping ground for anti-Twitter conservatives. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas arrived earlier this month and Rep. Devin Nunes of California started in February, while Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has been a member since 2018, the year the app launched. “It’s about time y’all joined me on @parler_app,” Paul tweeted on Wednesday. “What’s taking the rest of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop ‘sidelines’ pro-life, pro-family priest

    06/28/2020 2:20:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 27, 2020 | Matt C. Abbot
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop ‘sidelines’ pro-life, pro-family priest Father Joseph Klee of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, has been “sidelined” for an indefinite period of time by his bishop, Robert J. Brennan. I’ve featured the staunchly pro-life, pro-family priest-activist in four of my past columns: here, here, here and here. In 2017, Klee was hit by a car driven by an angry abortion supporter during a pro-life demonstration. Klee has also contributed articles to Homiletic and Pastoral Review. The following statement was released by the diocese on June 22, 2020: The Catholic Church proposes a beautiful, life-giving and liberating vision to...
  • 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...
  • Rep. Jim Jordan: Obama/Biden scandals

    06/25/2020 8:23:53 AM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 25 | Jim Jordan
    @Jim_JordanObama/Biden scandals: -Fast & Furious -Solyndra -Benghazi -IRS targeting -Opperation Choke Point -Spying on journalists -VA waiting lists -Cash payments to Iran -Clinton emails -Unmasking of political rivals -Crossfire Hurricane/Russia Hoax -Crossfire Razor/Flynn Don’t forget!
  • Chuck E. Cheese Could Permanently Close All Locations, Including 3 In Cleveland

    06/24/2020 8:32:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies ^ | 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,...
  • 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.”
  • Ohio cafe employees stage walkout to boycott company policy offering discounts to police, firefighters

    06/19/2020 4:51:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 53 replies ^ | June 7, 2020 | Natasha Anderson
    Several workers at an Ohio cafe staged a walkout Saturday morning to boycott the restaurant. According to the Columbus Dispatch,employees at Northstar Cafe wanted to protest recent decisions made by the restaurant’s management. At Northstar, uniformed officers and firefighters reportedly received a 50% off discount. The staff reportedly decided to discount on Wednesday to show their solidarity with protesters. However, the restaurant faced backlash and reinstated the promotion on Friday. This prompted at least one employee to quit working at the establishment and others to participate in a demonstration. About 20 employees at Northstar’s Westerville location walked out Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
  • Ohio restaurant names Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf employee of the month for driving business

    06/17/2020 11:54:00 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    TribLive ^ | June 17 2020 | MEGAN GUZA
    An Ohio barbecue joint just across the border from Erie named Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf its employee of the month for bringing so much business to the lakefront eatery over the past weeks. The Facebook post from Breakwall BBQ owner Mike Morgan is a wink and a nod to Pennsylvania’s slow, gradual reopening process — a process that has nearby Erie County still in the yellow phase, which prohibits restaurants from offering dine-in services. Ohio restaurants have been open for full-but-socially-distant business since last month. “Also want to give a shout-out to our employee of the month, Pennsylvania’s very own...
  • Black Lives Matter protest of 80 people in tiny Ohio town where just 13 black residents live is overrun by 700 white counterprotesters armed with rifles, handguns and baseball bats

    06/17/2020 9:05:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    A Black Lives Matter protest of around 80 people in a tiny Ohio town home to just 13 black residents was overrun by 700 white counterprotesters armed with rifles, handguns and baseball bats at the weekend. Heavily armed white men and women from motorcycle gangs and 'back the blue' groups flocked to the small town of Bethel Sunday shouting 'Blue lives matter!' and 'All lives matter!' and facing off with the small group of village residents who had been demonstrating peacefully calling for an end to systemic racism and police brutality across America.
  • Another Judge Rules That Ohio's COVID-19 Lockdown Is Illegal

    06/15/2020 7:13:58 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 3 replies
    Reason ^ | June 12, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
    Ohio's COVID-19 lockdown violates due process and the separation of powers, a state judge concluded today, ruling in favor of a company that sought to reopen a water park without suffering criminal penalties. "This unbridled and unfettered consolidation of authority in one unelected official is dangerous grounds to tread on," writes Erie County Court of Common Pleas Judge Roger Binette, referring to Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton's orders requiring "nonessential" businesses to close. "If one unelected, unaccountable to the public official is allowed to invoke unfettered Orders [that] criminalize an otherwise non-criminal activity only for disobedience to her...