State Senator Rob McColley Honored with 3rd Annual Taxpayer Torch Award

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) received the Taxpayer Torch Award from Americans for Prosperity of Ohio (AFP-OH) on Tuesday. The award is given to a lawmaker who “shows leadership through policies that break down barriers to opportunity,” says AFP-OH. Issues addressed by the senator that earned…

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Early Ohio Endorsements for Donald J. Trump for President in 2020

  Just ahead of President Trump’s official campaign kickoff Tuesday, the conservative group Ohio Value Voters (OVV) announced their full-throated endorsement of the unconventional incumbent.   “President Trump’s social conservative agenda has galvanized the support of faith-based and conservative Ohioans,” OVV President John Stover said in a statement; adding that the reasons…

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Ohio Value Voters Expose Graphic Planned Parenthood Sex Ed in Schools

  WARREN COUNTY, Ohio – Residents gathered at Pure Ministries Fellowship Church in Maineville on Thursday to hear from John and Diane Stover of Ohio Value Voters (OVV). They were joined by special guest Catherine Wood, president of Relationships Under Construction, an organization that provides healthy relationship education to students in Ohio…

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Ohio Is Third Worst in the Nation for Regulations, But SB 1 Would Change That

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) spoke enthusiastically about Senate Bill 1 Wednesday morning at an “off-the-record” meeting of center-right groups, but his office gave The Ohio Star express permission to share his presentation. Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) was created to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses in…

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Buckeye Greats Honor William White with 2019 Inspiration Award

  COLUMBUS, Ohio — A tremendous lineup of former Ohio State Buckeye coaches and athletes gathered to honor William White Tuesday night. White, a former cornerback for the 1984-1987 team, received the 2019 Inspiration Award from inTeam, a faith-based organization affiliated with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Founder of inTeam…

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State Board of Education Battles Over Parental Rights, Student Privacy in Social-Emotional Learning Debate

  COLUMBUS, Ohio — The State Board of Education (SBE) continued the battle over Social Emotional Learning (SEL) standards at their monthly meeting. SEL makes up one-quarter of the Board’s Strategic Plan for Education called Each Child Our Future. Half the plan is academic. Board members discussed the standards on…

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Ohio Grassroots Brace for Smash-Mouth Politics in 2020

  DAYTON, Ohio – The conservative grassroots group Miami Valley Citizens Informed welcomed Tom Zawistowski, president of We the People Convention, executive director of the Portage County Tea Party and former president of the Ohio Liberty Coalition, to its meeting Monday night. The veteran grassroots organizer was invited to share his thoughts…

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Opponents Fight Legislators’ Attempts to Eliminate Testing of Founding Documents

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Opponents spoke out against House Bill 239 (HB 239) Tuesday evening at the House Primary and Secondary Education Committee meeting.  The bill, jointly sponsored by Republican State Rep. Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) and Democratic State Rep. Erica Crawley (D-Columbus), would eliminate four of the seven end-of-course exams. Two of…

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Ohio State School Board Poised to Pass Social-Emotional Learning Standards That Teach ‘Attitudes, Behaviors and Dispositions’

  Late last summer the State Board of Education and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria announced Ohio’s new five-year “Strategic Plan” for education. There are four “domains” in the plan, but only two are focused on academics. Reading, math, science and other classes are included in the academic half of the…

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No Protesters at Drag 101 Event Despite Library’s Claim it Received ‘Threats’

  Dozens of supporters stood outside Secret Identity Comics in Delaware, Ohio Wednesday to welcome the controversial “Drag 101″ class, which was canceled by the Delaware County Library. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 5 at the Delaware County Library’s Orange Branch, the class was moved to Secret Identity Comics and funded…

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