Tag Archive | United States

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 […]

Charter School Details Under Scrutiny

An Akron Beacon Journal report has revealed disturbing details surrounding a chain of nineteen publicly funded charter schools. The Horizon and Noble Academies were founded by Turkish immigrants under the name “Concept Schools.”  The schools hired“325 educators almost exclusively from Turkey” and “as early as 2002, state audits found thousands of public dollars ‘illegally expended’ to finance the U.S. citizenship […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

JobsOhio Tax Credits Mostly Go to Columbus

Companies that do business near Ohio’s capital get far more tax breaks for hiring new workers than companies anywhere else in the state. Known as job-creation tax credits, the tax breaks can be worth thousands or even millions of dollars to companies that receive them in exchange for expanding their workforce. Franklin County, home to […]

Ohio House to Take Up “Stand Your Ground” Tomorrow

House Bill 203 has passed out of the Policy & Legislative Oversight Committee. It will be voted on by the entire Ohio House of Representatives TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20. If it passes, it will then go to the Senate. Call your legislator (there’s no time to wait) and urge him or her to vote against House Bill 203. Click here to contact your […]

Ohio Hit by Possible Tornado Sunday Night

The vicious weather which swept through the Buckeye state Sunday evening may have included a tornado, according to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service. In addition, some parts of the state reported straight line winds and gusts of up to 75 mph. High winds and heavy rains joined to cause downed trees, power outages […]

Cincinnati Library Awarded Five Star Rating

The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service awarded the Cincinnati Public Library a Five-Star Rating for service on November 1. This week, when the print edition of the publication was released, we learned that the Cincinnati Library got the second highest score in the country within its category. Library Journal‘s ranking compares U.S. public libraries on […]

What Ohio Miracle?

English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   When John Kasich took office in January 2011, the Ohio economy was on the upswing. It stayed that way, for a time. Once his policies started taking effect – the ones that shifted the tax burden onto middle-class families and slashed funding to schools to pay for tax cuts for […]