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Poll: Most Ohioans Favor Marriage Equality

A new statewide poll shows that 56% of Ohio voters support the Freedom to Marry and Religious Freedom Amendment. People REALLY like these two points about our forty-six-word amendment: It allows two consenting adults the freedom to marry regardless of gender. It allows houses of worship the freedom to refuse to marry a same-sex couple. […]

Poll: Governor’s Race a Toss-Up

A new poll signals trouble ahead for Gov. John Kasich’s re-election. The survey of likely voters shows Gov. Kasich polling at 40% against little-known Democrat Ed FitzGerald. Gov.  Kasich’s trouble among conservatives is reflected in a 6% showing for Libertarian Charlie Earl. The remaining 16 % are undecided. A survey in early November found Kasich […]

Study: Ohio Falls Short in Preventing Disease

Ohio scored poorly in a new report that compares the effectiveness of states in preventing and controlling infectious disease outbreaks. Ohio received a score of four out of ten in the report released on Tuesday by the nonprofit Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report, called Outbreak: Protecting Americans from Infectious […]

134,000 Ohioans Could Lose Aid After Kasich Refuses Federal Funding for Food Stamps

Gov. John Kasich’s decision to reinstate work requirements for food stamp assistance is inconsistent with his recent championing of health-care for the poor. An estimated 134,000 Ohioans in seventy-two counties are at risk of losing food stamp assistance as of January 1, when the first round of people will have exhausted a three-month grace period […]

Pillich Vies to Unseat Mandel

This weekend, State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery), outlined issues she will address if elected state treasurer. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati school of law and the University of North Dakota, Rep. Pillich said she is well qualified to serve as treasurer. “I also had the best leadership training in the world as an officer […]

Cranley: Streetcar Plan a Non-Starter

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority’s offer to bear responsibility for streetcar operating costs is a non-starter. Cranley said Tuesday afternoon that SORTA’s plan is not financially stable, and he is concerned the agency will cut Metro bus service to pay for the streetcar. Metro receives $46 million of its $92 million […]

Man Challenging Ohio’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Dies

John Arthur, who touched off a legal battle to force Ohio to recognize his same-sex couple, died Tuesday. Arthur was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2011, and his terminal illness played a prominent role in the couple’s decision to marry. He and his husband had been a couple since 1992 but decided to marry after […]

Conservative Groups Pushed John Boehner Over The Edge

After right-wing groups slammed the bipartisan budget deal negotiated by House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) (in some cases before the deal was announced), Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) hit his breaking point. “When you criticize something and you have no idea what you’re criticizing, you’ve lost your credibility,” he told reporters Thursday. […]

Heritage Middle School “Stuff the Bus” for Sub Zero Mission

The Sub Zero Mission is a charity to prevent the freezing injuries caused by extreme weather of  homeless and financially destitute Americans, with special focus on military veterans. Painesville’s Heritage Middle School wrapped up its clothing and blanket drive to help “Stuff the Bus” for homeless families and veterans in northeast Ohio. The mission bus was parked at […]

National Remembrance Service for Sandy Hook Victims

The National Vigil in remembrance of the Newtown Victims is being broadcast on the internet beginning at 3:40 PM. Go to to watch the live feed. Below is a list of Ohioevents being held to remember the victims of the Newtown tragedy. NORTHEAST OHIO REGION EVENTS December 13, 2013, Tiffin, Ohio The Quad County Coalition for the […]