Tag Archive | Cleveland

Republicans Pick Cleveland for 2016 Convention

On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced that it had chosen heavily Democratic Cleveland to host its 2016 national convention. A meeting of the full RNC will ratify the choice next month in Chicago. The RNC had narrowed the field to Cleveland and Dallas, both of which aggressively courted party officials. Republicans believe that […]

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 www.newtownfoundation.org/vigil 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 […]

ACLU Sues Ohio Over Budget

The ACLU of Ohio has challenged H.B. 59, the state budget bill, by exposing three provisions that violate the Ohio Constitution’s “One-Subject Rule,” which requires that legislation contain only one subject. All provisions in a budget bill must relate to the state’s budget and state funding; the three provisions that the ACLU of Ohio opposes […]

The Whispering Campaign by Team Kasich against Greater Cleveland Has to Stop

Gov. John Kasich’s cabal of advisers seem to believe they can have things both ways. When there’s good news on the jobs front, it’s all their doing. Bad news is someone else’s fault. But some roads are so low that even the governor’s lackeys must avoid them at all costs. At the top of that list is […]

Cleveland Wal-Mart Solicits Food Donations So Its Own Employees Can “Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner”

A Cleveland Wal-Mart store is holding a food drive — for its own employees. “Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner,” reads a sign accompanied by several plastic bins. The Plain Dealer first reported on the food drive, which has sparked outrage in the area. “That Wal-Mart would have the audacity to […]

French Fans in Cleveland Welcome New Wine and New Business Opportunities

The French American Chamber of Commerce of Northern Ohio will celebrate the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 Thursday at a gathering downtown that looks ahead to increased contact between northwest France and Northeast Ohio. The annual Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration will feature foods by chefs who will go with the chamber on a culinary and business mission to Rouen, […]

Ohio Dems Win Big in 2013

The 2013 election can be summed up in five words: “Overwhelming losses for Kasich’s friends.” Ohio voters punished Republicans at the local level for their recent attacks on workers, women, and push to shift the tax burden onto the middle class. Voters stripped the Governor and his allies from control of any of Ohio’s ten most […]

Ohio Governor Defies G.O.P. With Defense of Social Safety Net

In his Statehouse office, Governor John R. Kasich let loose on fellow Republicans in Washington. “I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor,” he said. “That if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.” Since Republicans in Congress shut down the government in trying to remove funding for President […]

Wife in Tuesday Night Double Shooting in Cleveland Dies

The woman who police believe was shot by her husband Tuesday night in Old Brooklyn has died. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman as Megan Conner and the husband as Brantley Johnson. Cleveland Police spokesman Sgt. Sammy Morris said a preliminary investigation showed Johnson and Conner were going through divorce, and Johnson showed […]

Pro-Life Groups In Ohio Sue To Block 300,000 Low-Income People From Gaining Health Coverage

On Monday, Ohio became the fourth Republican-led state to agree to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Governor John Kasich, who has been pressuring fellow Republicans to expand the public program, finally secured the support he needed. That decision isn’t sitting well with some conservatives. Two anti-abortion groups and six Republican lawmakers filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to prevent the state from accepting federal money […]