- 2:36 pm Monday, February 12th, 2018 by Staff Writer
Ohio’s governor on Monday ordered flags flown at half-staff around the state to honor two police officers killed over the weekend in suburban Columbus.
The order from Republican Gov. John Kasich applies to flags at public properties and will be in place until the officers are interred.
The order came hours before police in suburban Westerville were slated to escort the bodies of 39-year-old Eric Joering and 54-year-old Anthony Morelli from a coroner’s office to separate funeral homes. Officials invited the public to line the route.
Westerville police haven’t announced funeral details.
The officers were shot Saturday while responding to a 911 hang-up call [More]
- 11:40 am Friday, July 14th, 2017 by Staff Writer
U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci won a Republican poll in the governor’s race conducted after the We the People Convention near Columbus last month.
More than 300 tea party and liberty groups attended the event and heard from candidates Attorney General Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Jon Hused and Renacci. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor did not attend the event.
Among the attendees, Renacci won nearly 62 percent in the poll. Husted was at 23 percent and DeWine at 15 percent.
Renacci is trying to establish himself as the candidate in the race for governor most in line with President Donald Trump. Several key operatives [More]
- 1:16 pm Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Several high-profile Democrats are reportedly pushing for former talk-show host and Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer to jump in the race for Ohio governor.
The Business Insider is reporting that “Many said Springer, who sought the Democratic nomination for governor of Ohio in 1982 and remains active in state politics, could be a good fit for the current political climate.”
According to the article, former Gov. Ted Strickland had discussed possibly running with Springer.
“He said he had also spoken with candidates such as Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, former state Rep. Connie [More]
- 10:22 am Thursday, May 18th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Sen. Joe Schiavoni, who is running for governor in 2018, pitched an idea Wednesday to use the state’s “rainy day fund” to fight the opioid crisis.
Schiavoni, a Youngstown-area Democrat, and state Sen. Kenny Yuko, D-Richmond Heights, introduced a bill to use $200 million to fund more treatment options and education efforts.
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