Minnesota Mayors Endorse Trump Following Biden Announcement of In-Person Campaign to Minnesota

Six Democratic mayors from Minnesota’s Iron Range presented a letter in support of President Donald Trump during Vice President Mike Pence’s Duluth visit on Friday. They announced their support after presidential candidate Joe Biden shared his plans to campaign in Minnesota and other battleground states.

“Today, we don’t recognize the Democratic Party. It has been moved so far to the left it can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class,” wrote the mayors. “Lifelong politicians like Joe Biden are out of touch with the working class, out of touch with what the country needs, and out of touch with those of us here on the Iron Range and in small towns like ours across the nation.”

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Delaware County Citizens and Fellow Ohioans Join Wreaths Across America 2019 to Honor Veterans

Ohioans joined Americans from sea to shining sea to honor veterans during the annual Wreaths Across America event. Two locations in Delaware County held noon ceremonies – one at Kingwood Memorial Park in Lewis Center and another at Oak Grove in Delaware.

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Youth At Risk for Human Trafficking Are Criminalized by the System Designed to Help – Expert Suggests Better Way

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm from the Center for Combating Human Trafficking exposed how flaws in the current system designed to help actually lead to the criminalization of children and teens at an Ohio Adolescent Health Centers (OAHC) event last Monday.

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Professor George Barna: America’s Post-Modern Culture is ‘Diametrically Opposed to a Biblical Worldview’

During a recent gathering of Christian educators in Ohio, George Barna shared the overwhelming evidence that America’s Christian foundation is close to crumbling because of a shift in worldview.

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National Commander of the American Legion Visits Sunbury Veterans’ Breakfast

The National Commander of the American Legion, James W. “Bill” Oxford, visited Sunbury on Wednesday. He joined local veterans for a breakfast hosted by John Self and Donna and Glenn Evans at Self’s Big Walnut Grill.

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AG Yost Weighs In on Whistleblower Lawsuit Which Could Affect Ohio’s Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a “friend of the court brief” with the Ohio Supreme Court regarding a federal lawsuit filed by an employee of the Geauga County Health Department. Rebecca Buddenberg, a “whistleblower” who claims the county retaliated against her for reporting, “…unequal pay practices and potential ethical violations by County Health Commissioner Robert Weisdack,” resigned in May 2017. She filed her lawsuit in March 2018.

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Delaware Celebrates Veterans’ Day with a Parade, More Events in Central Ohio Scheduled

Veterans were honored with a parade filled with bands, scouts, first responders, antique cars, a queen and of course, military heroes from World War II to the War on Terror in Delaware on Sunday. More events are planned throughout Central Ohio on Monday.

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Governor DeWine Signs Tyler’s Law Intended to Make Fair Rides Safer

  Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 169 Thursday. The legislation expands government oversight of amusement rides, gives greater rule making authority to the Director of the Department of Agriculture, increases fines, adds safety regulations and requires additional government employees to handle the increased inspection load. The bipartisan measure – known…

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Quentin Smith Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Two Westerville Police Officers

Late Wednesday the jury returned the verdict in the case of Quentin Smith. Smith was found guilty last week of purposely killing Westerville Police Officers Anthony “Tony” Morelli and Eric Joering. While the charges carried death penalty specifications, the jury was unable to come to a unanimous agreement on the sentence of death, but they did agree to life without the possibility of parole.

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Senator Huffman, CCV and USDOE’s Asst Sec Frank Brogan Discuss Ohio Bill to Implement Future Fed Tax Credit Program

Aaron Baer, President of Citizens for Community Values joined with State Senator Matt Huffman and U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary of Primary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan to discuss an Ohio bill designed to take advantage of a yet-to-be-passed federal plan. That federal plan would create a tax credit program that would provide up to $5 billion for scholarships for disadvantaged children.

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First Annual InspirEd Conference Boasts George Barna and Assistant Secretary of Primary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan

The Statehouse Atrium was filled with Christian educators, concerned citizens and major players in education policy for the first InspirEd Conference Monday. Hosted by The Ohio Christian Education Network (OCEN) –  a subsidiary of Citizens for Community Values (CCV) – the four-hour event included keynote speeches by pollster and culture analyst George Barna as well as Assistant Secretary of Primary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Frank Brogan.

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Columbus Zoo Announces Wildlights 2019 Schedule

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced their schedule for popular Wildlights 2019. A holiday tradition in central Ohio for more than thirty years, the event will run from November 15, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

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Trump Victory’s National Week of Action Kicks Off

The Republican National Committee’s Regional Communications Director Mandi Merritt announced in an email Saturday – exactly one year from Election Day 2020 – that “Trump Victory kicked off a National Week of Action in Ohio and throughout the country to engage with supporters and activate our army of volunteers.”

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Operation Christmas Child in Central Ohio is About to Begin Collecting Shoeboxes Filled with Gifts and the Gospel for Needy Children Around the World

Delaware Bible Church is one of dozens of places around Central Ohio where people can drop off shoeboxes filled with gifts for needy children around the world as part of Operation Christmas Child. Marilyn Taynor is leading the effort at the local church. She introduced The Ohio Star to Michelle Williams, the Area Coordinator for the Columbus West Team. Williams and the entire volunteer crew are preparing for the busy season – thousands of filled boxes will be dropped off at various locations between  November 18 and November 25.

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United Church of Christ Stands with Democrats to Oppose HCR 11, Which Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Representatives Candice Keller (R-Middletown) and Darrell Kick (R-Loudonville) watched as House Concurrent Resolution 11 (HCR 11), which recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, passed out of the Federalism Committee on Wednesday. The vote was 7 to 2, with the only two Democratic members present, Reps. Brigid…

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Trump Team Knocks Doors in Worthington for President and Local Candidates on Wet Saturday

Undeterred by the wet weather Saturday, Trump supporters gathered in Worthington to knock doors for local candidates and for President Trump.

The central Ohio office-seekers have less than tens days before the fall election and Team Trump was there to help them.

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Sponsor of Ohio Stand Your Ground Bill: ‘Purpose of This Bill Now is to Combat Current Gun Control Proposals’

State Representatives Candice Keller (R-Middletown) and Ron Hood (R-Ashville) introduced “Stand Your Ground” legislation, House Bill 381 (HB 381), in the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday. Twenty-two members co-sponsored the bill. 

“The reason I went forward today and introduced HB 381 the Ohio Stand Your Ground Act,” Keller told The Ohio Star, “is to combat the current gun control/restriction proposals here in the Ohio House that will simply serve to place restrictions on law-abiding gun owners and further erode our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”

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Students Learn Faster and More Efficiently with ‘Direct Instruction,’ Education Expert Says

The National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) came to Central Ohio to teach the teachers how to train their co-workers in Direct Instruction (DI). More than a dozen teachers attended the coaching academy at McGraw-Hill. The Institute says DI,”… ensure[s] students learn faster and more efficiently than any other program or technique available .”

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Freedom Foundation Debuts in Ohio with Call to Governor DeWine to ‘Stand Up to Government Union Bullies and Stand Up for Government Employees’

“I’d like to use this opportunity to call on Governor DeWine today to stand up to government union bullies and stand up for government employees,” National Director Aaron Withe said in the press conference announcing the expansion. “His actions could help set precedent here and throughout the nation.”

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Former Transgender Woman Shares Transformation of Body, Mind and Soul on Recent Ohio Trip

David Arthur, also known as the Alphabet Man because of his former life in the LGBTQ community, visited Ohio this month. He brought his miracle-filled, life-changing message to area churches, including God’s Country Church in Union County. He began his church tour in Warsaw followed by Marysville then Mount Vernon. Arthur wrapped it up in Lima at Calvary Chapel.

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Honor Flight Columbus Celebrates 100th Mission of Flying Veterans to Washington DC

On October 19th, Honor Flight Columbus loaded more than 200 veterans aboard two planes destined for Washington D.C. It was an extra special celebration –  the 100th mission. Susan Barr, a nurse who has been working with Honor Flight nationally since 2006 and co-founded the Columbus Honor Flight told The Ohio Star, “To date, over 230, 000 Veterans have been able to make this trip from all over the United States.”

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Columbus Hard Cider and Doughnut Fest

The Arena District hosted the Columbus Hard Cider and Doughnut Fest on Saturday. The gathering was organized by Wicked Events, a business which plans celebrations nationwide. Hundreds of people, mostly millennials with a few dozen older folks mixed in, filled the streets and the four venues.

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Circleville Celebrates 113th Pumpkin Show

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – The “Greatest Free Show on Earth” celebrated its 113th anniversary this year. Technically, the Pumpkin Show began in 1903. According to the Pumpkin Show’s website, it has grown to become the 6th largest festival in the nation, averaging between 300,000 and 400,000 visitors, weather permitting. 

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Kettering City Schools Hosts ‘Coming Out Day’ Festivities at Van Buren Middle School, Parents Not Informed

Last week Kettering City Schools’ Van Buren Middle School hosted an assembly for their young students, ages eleven to fourteen. It was for ‘Coming Out Day,’ one of several LGBT events that schools around the country are scheduling throughout the school year. One Van Buren parent vented her frustrations to The Ohio Star.

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Pete Hegseth from ‘Fox and Friends’ Talks to Ohioans After Dem Debate

On Wednesday morning, Fox and Friends’ Pete Hegseth was at Tee Jaye’s Country Place in Columbus to dish about Westerville’s Democratic Presidential Debate with area residents. The Ohio Star caught up with a couple of those interviewed.

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Loud Crowds Outside Democratic Presidential Debate in Westerville

Several groups of protesters and supporters of various candidates descended upon Otterbein University in Westerville for the Democratic Debate Tuesday. People began to gather before noon and the loud crowds grew throughout the day.

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Ohio Women for Trump Hosted Empower Hour in Powell with RNC and Ohio GOP Chairwomen

On Tuesday, Ohio Women for Trump hosted a standing-room-only event at the Powell Community Center – Empower Hour. The ladies’ group welcomed Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDaniel and Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Timken for the interview-style live event.

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Central Ohio Trump Supporters Gather to Make Rally Signs for Democratic Presidential Debate

MAGA meetups popped up around central Ohio Monday night as supporters of President Donald Trump gathered to make signs for the protest rally and talk about all things Trump the night before the Democratic Presidential Candidates converge on Westerville’s Otterbein Campus.

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Ohio Democratic Party Hosts Their National Chair Tom Perez for State Dinner in Columbus, RNC Weighs In

Ohio Democratic Party held their State Dinner in Columbus Sunday. Headlining their event was Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez.

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Mansfield Threw a ‘Yuge’ American Party for Trump Saturday

MANSFIELD, Ohio – The Saturday Trump for America Party began at noon on Saturday. It was brisk and in the 40s, but supporters of the President came out by the dozens to start the day, quickly becoming hundreds by the afternoon.

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EXCLUSIVE: The Trump Unity Bridge, Its Creator and the Personal Connection to the President

Robert Cortis drove from his home in Michigan to Mansfield Friday night for the October 12 Trump for America Party at Lew’s Tavern. Friday was the VIP event, and Cortis had come early to share the Trump Unity Bridge and set out his various Trump 2020 wares for event attendees to purchase. And he had a personal story to tell The Ohio Star about the bridge’s origins and its connection to Donald Trump.

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Westerville Tea Party Prepares for SOGI Showdown by Hearing About Ohio Christian Alliance’s Similar Battles

Chris Long, President of Ohio Christian Alliance (OCA), spent Tuesday evening with a packed house at a Westerville Tea Party meeting. Long talked about the many battles his organization and conservative Ohioans have been tackling the last few years. His main focus, however, was Westerville’s own showdown with yet another sexual orientation/gender identity (SOGI) ordinance.

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Ohio State Rep. Dick Stein Creates ‘Ohio Nuclear Caucus,’ Welcomes Ohio Nuclear Forum to Statehouse

COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Representative Dick Stein (R- Norwalk) announced the creation of the Ohio Nuclear Caucus on Tuesday. He also welcomed more than half a dozen nuclear experts to speak at the Ohio Nuclear Forum. Those experts provided an in-depth look at where nuclear power is today and where it could be soon with the proper policies in place.

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CNN’s Democratic Presidential Debate Causing Anger and Frustration on Otterbein Campus

CNN’s Democratic Presidential Debate scheduled for next Tuesday is causing anger and frustration at Otterbein University. Students, faculty and staff are being displaced on their own campus.

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We the People Convention Protests for ‘Equal Justice Under the Law’ Outside Cleveland FBI Office

CLEVELAND, Ohio – We the People Convention members and supporters joined President Tom Zawistowski (Tom Z) in downtown Cleveland Thursday to protest wanting “equal justice under the law” in front of the FBI Office on Lakeside Avenue.

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Toledo City Officials Not Enforcing Law Concerning Sexually Oriented Businesses, Resident Says They are Contributing to Human Trafficking

Citizens for Community Value’s President Aaron Baer and City Light Church Pastor George Williams held a press conference along with Toledo-area residents who live and work in the red light district. They had hoped to announce a sexually-oriented business operating illegally in their midst was being forced to close. Unfortunately, their pleas have fallen on mostly deaf ears. A daycare owner located near the strip club said the city officials are contributing to human trafficking.

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President Trump and Prime Minister Morrison Celebrate ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’ in Wapakoneta

Two countries played a key role in the building of the new Pratt Industries plant in Wapakoneta – Australia and the United States. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and President Donald J. Trump, visited that new plant on Sunday. The opening of the recycled paper and cardboard plant represents, “Promises made, promises kept,” on the part of President Trump and Pratt Industries, which is owned by Aussie billionaire Anthony Pratt.

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‘We the People Convention’ Focuses on Election Integrity at Dublin Event

Dozens of people filled the conference room at Dublin’s Embassy Suites Hotel on Saturday for the We the People Convention. The agenda was focused on voter integrity, election law and fraud. Attorney Don Brey, Eric Lee from Judicial Watch, Catherine Engelbrecht who founded True the Vote, Secretary of State Frank LaRose and NRA-ILA’s David Conte were featured.

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Rep. Hood Explains ‘Common Sense’ Gun Laws to 2nd Amendment Supporters at Rally

Last Saturday hundreds of Second Amendment supporters joined Ohio Gun Owners and Ohioans for Concealed Carry at a rally at the Ohio Statehouse to push back against promised gun control legislation. One of their main speakers, State Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville), explained “common sense” gun laws to the crowd.

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Brigitte Gabriel’s Book Tour for ‘The Rise in Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom’ Coming to Columbus October 14th

ACT for America Ohio is bringing Brigitte Gabriel to the Columbus Christian Center on Monday, October 14th. Gabriel is touring the United States talking about her new book The Rise in Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom.

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Bikers for Trump Ohio Plan Massive ‘Trump for America’ Party October 12th in Mansfield

Bikers for Trump Ohio is not waiting around for 2020 to encourage people to support President Trump – they have planned a “yuge” party for the second weekend of October. The event even has its own Facebook Page, “October 12th Trump for America Party.”

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On Constitution Day CAIR-Ohio Hosts Anti-Semite Linda Sarsour at Ohio Statehouse

  Tuesday was Constitution Day. It was also the 3rd Annual Muslim Advocacy Day hosted by CAIR-Ohio. CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) brought Linda Sarsour, the controversial Muslim activist who has been described as an anti-Semite in National Review, Fox News, and Town Hall, among other media outlets. Jonathan Tobin…

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Gun Rally Makes Clear 2nd Amendment Supporters Reject DeWine Gun Control Plan and Those Who Support It

Hundreds of Second Amendment supporters came to the statehouse steps Saturday and stood for over two hours to hear Ohio Gun Owners’ Chris Dorr and other gun-rights’ activists talk about the need to push back against gun control legislation. There were no kind words for Governor DeWine or gun groups and legislators supporting DeWine’s agenda of expanded background checks and Red Flag or “Special Protection Order” laws.

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Dinesh D’Souza Says State Rep. Candidate Bobby Mitchell Reminds Him of Frederick Douglass

Dinesh D’Souza, made famous for his books and movies about the Democratic Party and it politicians, visited Canal Winchester on Saturday. D’Souza was speaking at an event for Pastor Bobby Mitchell, a candidate for the soon-to-be-vacant 78th House District seat, currently held by term-limited Rep. Ron Hood (R-Ashville). D’Souza told those gathered that Mitchell reminded him of his personal hero, Frederick Douglass.

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Chief Justice O’Connor Talks About ‘A Good Year’ and Sentencing Reform

Ohio Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor delivered her ninth State of the Judiciary Address on Thursday at the Ohio Judicial Conference. “Looking back over the past 12 months, I must say overall I think it’s been a good year since I last spoke with you.”

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Kasich Joins CNN, Opens Satellite Studio at Otterbein, Just in Time for Democratic Presidential Debate in Westerville

  Former Governor John Kasich joined CNN two weeks after he left office and opened a satellite studio on Otterbein’s campus in Westerville. Next month the Democratic National Committee will bring their remaining candidates for the Presidential nomination to the private college for an October 15th debate. Alice Nicks, a…

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