Ohio’s Public Defender Recruitment Program Could Cost $3 Million Over Two Years

by Todd DeFeo   The House Finance Committee is expected to allocate $3 million over the next two years to fund a program aimed at attracting more public defenders throughout Ohio. With little discussion, the state Criminal Justice Committee passed House Bill 5 to create the Public Defender State Loan…

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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 Senate’s Budget Outspends House’s Budget by $205 Million, Expert Says

  Greg Lawson, a research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, is taking his message of sustainability to the Ohio Senate Finance Committee, which is currently hearing testimony on its version of the state’s biennial budget. As The Ohio Star previously reported, Lawson has been urging lawmakers all session to avoid…

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DeWine Announces $26.5 Million Investment in Iconic Dayton Daily News Building

  Gov. Mike DeWine recently announced that Italian-based company Modula has invested $26.5 million in the City of Franklin after closing on the purchase of the historic Dayton Daily News building. “A big Ohio welcome to Modula. $26 million investment and 100 jobs in Franklin,” DeWine wrote on Twitter after…

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Tim Ryan Says Trump ‘Hasn’t Done a Damn Thing’ for the Economy

  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) said during a Thursday night appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah that President Donald Trump “hasn’t done a damn thing” for the economy. Noah began the interview by congratulating Ryan for making the first Democratic debate, scheduled for June 26 and 27 in…

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Ohio’s Bob Latta Cosponsoring Constitutional Amendment to Ban ‘Desecration’ of American Flag

  Ohio Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH-05) is co-sponsoring a proposed Constitutional amendment in the U.S. House that would give Congress the “power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.” The resolution was reintroduced Friday (Flag Day) by Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR-03), with a companion bill…

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ACLU and Allies Cite Trump’s Immigration Policies in Objecting to Cleveland’s Participation in Program to End Violent Crime

  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio and allied organizations don’t want Cleveland to participate in a federal program to crack down on violent crime because of the Trump administration’s policies. On June 3, Attorney General William Barr announced that Cleveland and nine other cities would be joining…

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ICE Arrests 140 Criminal Aliens Throughout the Midwest During Enforcement Surge

  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced this week that it arrested 140 criminal aliens throughout six Midwest states during a five-day enforcement surge. According to a press release, the arrests were made in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Five of those arrested were women, while the remaining…

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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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Poll Shows Ohioans ‘Overwhelmingly’ Support Trump’s Immigration Plan

  A new poll shows that nearly 60 percent of Ohio voters support the proposals outlined in President Donald Trump’s new immigration plan. At the end of May, Trump delivered a speech in the Rose Garden where he unveiled his administration’s new plan to tackle illegal immigration. In response, the…

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