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Congressman Turner gives congressional medal to local students

  • 12:43 pm Friday, August 12th, 2016 by Staff Writer

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner presented local students with a congressional medal for their work in the community.

The Congressional Award Foundation is a public-private partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize service, initiative and achievement in America’s youth.

Participants, ages 14 to 23, earn the award for work in voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration.

“These students are the future of our community. I am proud to present each of the students with this distinguished award for their work and dedication to our community. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors,” Turner said in a statement.

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Congressman wants to oust Boehner as Speaker

  • 6:54 pm Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by Staff Writer

A conservative House member is seeking to remove House Speaker John Boehner of his leadership position, according to

“The resolution to ‘vacate the chair,’ as it’s known, was filed as a non-priveleged resolution, which means it will be referred to the Rules Committee rather than triggering an immediate vote on the House floor. House Rules panel Chairman Pete Sessions told reporters Tuesday afternoon that he would look at the resolution before determining the next course of action, and it’s possible Meadows’ measure will never actually get a floor vote.”

How much do local members of Congress already have for 2016 elections?

  • 4:44 pm Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Staff Writer

With more than 16 months until the face re-election, Ohio lawmakers have raised anywhere from tens of thousands of dollars to more than a million in their bid for re-election, Jessica Wehrman reports from the Washington Bureau

Campaign finance reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission indicate that the state’s lawmakers – who largely remain unchallenged for next year’s elections – are nonetheless raising money for their campaigns.

Among southwest Ohioans, House Speaker John Boehner remained the most prolific fundraiser, bringing in $5.9 million in the second quarter through his various campaign committees.

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