Uncategorized

4 Dems have filed for Ohio’s presidential primary

BY: - December 10, 2019

With the deadline only a week away, just four Democratic presidential candidates have filed for Ohio’s 2020 primary election. Those four are U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, billionaire activist Tom Steyer, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. They are the only ones — out of 15 major […]

Bipartisan state senators working to protect domestic violence survivors from gun violence

BY: - December 6, 2019

Just before Thanksgiving this year, Logan resident Natalie Nutter filed for divorce from her husband, Kevin. Weeks prior, Kevin Nutter, also of Logan, pleaded guilty to violating a protection order Natalie had filed against him, which she’d received after he’d made threats against her and her family. In exchange for his guilty plea, Kevin Nutter […]

Improvements coming to Ohio’s state parks in 2020

BY: - December 6, 2019

Better customer service, improved signage and more frequent naturalist programming.  Those are among the numerous suggestions on how to reform Ohio’s state parks system. These ideas were developed by a task force of nature experts and educators. They spent the summer of 2019 traveling to many of the 75 state parks to evaluate them for […]

Verhoff Proposal Rail System Map

Passenger rail system in Ohio? One ‘data nerd’ has an idea on how to make it possible.

BY: - December 5, 2019

Kevin Verhoff remembers the days when he needed public transportation the most. Living in San Francisco, he rode the bus or took the BART rail system to work. Years later, in New Jersey, he dealt with frequent car troubles but thankfully had access to a nearby train line to get to work in Newark. “It […]

Thaddeus Stevens and John A. Bingham before the Senate, arguing the case of President Andrew Johnson's impeachment.

Ohio Republican congressman once tried to oust a president who played ‘king of the people’

BY: - December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — A president was on trial. Unpopular with leaders in Congress since the day he was elected, he made a firing decision that became the final straw. And a congressman from Ohio was left to argue the case for his impeachment. It was 1868. The first president to face impeachment in the United States […]

Michael Bloomberg Speech

Bloomberg floods Ohio, other battlegrounds with ad spending over holiday

BY: - December 3, 2019

If you watched any football over the lengthy Thanksgiving weekend, chances were you couldn’t go a quarter of play without seeing an advertisement for Michael Bloomberg. The 77-year-old former mayor of New York City is the latest Democrat to announce his candidacy for president. He recently spent millions of dollars on an initial, extensive ad […]

Push is on to pass a paid family leave bill; advocates say it’s needed more than ever

BY: - December 2, 2019

Debates are frequent surrounding the legitimacy of baby boomer life advice and the struggle of the millennial, but public policy analysts say there’s another demographic facing a struggle right now: the “sandwich” generation. The term represents a group in the state and country that are caught in the middle, raising young children, but also acting […]