- 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]
- 7:52 pm Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been all over TV lately as he pushes his book ‘Two Paths.’
On Wednesday, he co-hosted The View and offered some thoughts on the feud between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
“Well it’s shocking everybody,” Kasich said after being asked by Whoopi Goldberg to explain the rivalry. “Don’t ever steal anybody’s dancers, is the message.”
The governor tweeted later that he hopes “these two can Shake It Off and Rise above it all.”
- 11:57 am Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Staff Writer
The Associated Press is reporting that an Emirati man detained at a Cleveland hotel after a clerk heard him speaking Arabic and thought he was a terrorist has sued the hotel chain, police and others.
“Ahmed Al-Menhali was staying at a hotel outside Cleveland last June when Avon police responded to a 911 call from the clerk’s family saying that the 41-year-old al-Menhali could have ties to the Islamic State group.
The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday says Avon police put him on the ground and treated him roughly before realizing he wasn’t a terrorist.
The lawsuit says Al-Menhali was taken to a hospital [More]
- 11:38 am Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Jackie Borchardt at Cleveland.com is reporting that Michael Palumbo, a northeastern Ohio fire captain who fought for compensation and benefits for firefighters who have cancer has died.
“Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the Michael Louis Palumbo Jr. Act in January. The law provides presumptive worker’s compensation for firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer, if the firefighter was assigned to hazardous duty for six or more years and if they can prove they were exposed to high-level carcinogens while on the job,” Borchardt reports.
- 1:32 pm Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman made the rounds on cable TV today. He was on Fox News and CNBC.
He talked mostly about President Trump’s trip to Europe, the bombing tragedy in England and the administration’s budget proposals.
On the tragedy in Manchester, Portman said “this is a dangerous world.”
“It’s a three pronged approach. One is the military part we talked about and that is important to go after ISIS and that’s happening now in Syria and also in Iraq. Second, we have to do more in terms of ensuring the people who come to this country are not here to do us harm. There are [More]
- 9:34 am Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Ohio Gov. John Kasich criticized President Donald Trump’s budget this morning during an appearance on CBS This Morning.
The interview aired this morning on WHIO-TV Channel 7.
Kasich said “millions” of Ohioans would be impacted by proposed cuts, especially to Medicaid.
“The problem here is you can’t just take stuff away when people need to be healthy, they need to be fed,” Kasich said.
Check out the full interview here:
- 4:54 pm Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by Staff Writer
Congressman Mike Turner, R-Dayton, today announced that six local students have been nominated for the military academies.
The local nominees are
*Abigail Arestides, Beavercreek, Air Force Academy;
*Caleb Boon, Beavercreek, Air Force Academy;
*Kyle Roshong, Dayton, Air Force Academy;
*Holden Rushing, Kettering, Naval Academy;
*Kasen Stephensen, Bellbrook, Naval Academy;
*Marie Docken, Kettering, U.S. Military Academy.
“Every year, bright young patriots volunteer to serve their country,” Turner said in a statement. “I am proud to recognize these six students who will be attending service academies next year and representing Ohio with pride.”
- 11:05 am Friday, May 19th, 2017 by Staff Writer
Former senator and 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman is getting a lot of attention lately.
The one-time Democrat-turned-independent senator is being listed as one of President Donald Trump’s possible picks to lead the FBI.
Some may think that going with Lieberman is a way for Trump to win some support across the aisle.
Well, it doesn’t sound like any of that support will come from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.
Here’s what Brown said to POLITICO:
In an interview, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) fumed about Lieberman’s efforts to undercut more generous Medicare benefits in [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.
More coverage of Ohio’s opioid crisis:
- 5:33 pm Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by Staff Writer