Ohio and the Counties of Columbiana, Greene, Mercer, and Montgomery Will Receive $18 Million in FEMA Aid for Tornado Damage

by Tyler Arnold   Four Ohio counties and the state of Ohio will have access to federal aid to assist with costs associated with the destruction caused by 21 tornadoes touching down in Ohio in late May. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be granting Columbiana County, Greene County,…

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Jim Jordan Releases Report Showing ‘Overwhelming Majority’ of Migrant Children Reunited With Families

  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) and his Republican colleagues on the House Oversight Committee released a report last week showing that most separated migrant children have been reunited with their families. “The Committee’s oversight to date contradicts the Democrat narrative that the Trump Administration is neglecting separated children at the…

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Drag Queen No Show at Planned Crawford County Fair Protest

  BUCYRUS, Ohio — Kyle Gale, the drag queen whose Drag 101 class had to be moved from the public library in Delaware County, planned to protest State Senate candidate Melissa Ackison at the Crawford County Fair on Friday. At the last minute, Gale called off the event. Gale told his…

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Last Minute Anti-Lawyer Language in Ohio Budget Could Be Unconstitutional

  COLUMBUS, Ohio — The budget compromise reached last week was lauded by politicians on both sides of the aisle. State Sen. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) supported the bill but criticized a last-minute provision that appears to violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. A previously existing tax break will…

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Oberlin College Ordered to Pay $6.5 Million in Attorney’s Fees on Top of $25 Million in Damages

  A judge has ordered Oberlin College to pay $6.5 million in attorney’s fees to the law firm that represented Gibson’s Bakery in its defamation suit against the school. That’s on top of the $25 million in compensatory and punitive damages the school must pay the owners of Gibson’s Bakery.…

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Sherrod Brown Cites Bible to Attack Trump’s ‘Inhumane’ Immigration Policies

  After visiting the southern border, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced sweeping legislation that would impose a number of new regulations on Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention centers. “We cannot accept children being deprived of basic necessities and living in squalor. We need real, enforceable standards for these centers—on…

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Ohio Budget Bill Aims to Invalidate Lake Erie Bill of Rights

  A provision in the recently passed Ohio budget could negate the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR) and end the ability of citizens to file lawsuits on behalf of ecosystems. In February, voters in Toledo passed a citizen-led initiative to grant the Lake Erie Ecosystem, Lake Erie, and the Lake…

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Michigan Beauty Pageant Winner Stripped of Title Over Past ‘Insensitive’ Tweets

  A model who supports President Donald Trump had her beauty queen crown removed after “inappropriate” past social media posts were discovered. Kathy Zhu, a Chinese immigrant, believes her Miss Michigan World America title was stripped because of her conservative beliefs. The former beauty pageant winner has a large social…

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Ohio Budget Raises Smoking Age from 18 to 21 With No Exceptions

  Under Ohio’s newly-passed budget, the legal age to purchase cigarettes and vaping products in the state will jump from 18 to 21. The 3,200-page budget document contains several pages of new tobacco-related provisions, all of which make it “illegal for any person under the age of 21 to purchase…

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Governor DeWine Vetoes Transparency Language for Property Tax Levies

  State Rep. Derek Merrin (R-47) got a surprise this week when his bill to update the requirements for ballot language on property tax levies was added to the state’s budget bill. But his excitement was short-lived when Gov. Mike DeWine used his line-item veto authority to nix the idea.…

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