Former Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard Pleads Guilty in Vote-Sale Case

A former Cincinnati city councilwoman accused of accepting $15,000 as part of a scheme to trade votes for money has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge.

Tamaya Dennard entered the plea in federal court to a count of honest services wire fraud, meaning defrauding citizens and the council of their right to honest services. No sentencing date was set immediately. 

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Black Cincinnati Councilman Calls Out Violent Protests: ‘This Is Cincinnati Police. This is Not Minneapolis Police’

WLWT captured Cincinnati Councilman Jeff Pastor, who is black, on video delivering an emotional dressing down of the violent protesters in his city’s downtown.

The riots are in protest of the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

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Anti-Gun Group Calls for End to Active-Shooter Drills in Cincinnati Schools

An activist group is calling for an end to active-shooter drills at Cincinnati schools, arguing the readiness efforts are traumatic to students and teachers.

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Ohio Bus Driver Files Federal Lawsuit Against Union for Forced Seizure of Dues

An Ohio public school bus driver filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE) after union officials ordered her school district to seize union dues from her paycheck.

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Trump and Pence Celebrate America’s ‘Wins’ at Cincinnati Rally

Cincinnati, Ohio — President Donald Trump spoke to a packed crowd of thousands of enthusiastic supporters Thursday night in downtown Cincinnati at the U.S. Bank Arena.

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Ken Blackwell Commentary: President Trump’s Rally in Cincinnati Will Be the Perfect Tonic After the Democratic Debates

The Democrat presidential candidates spent two full nights bickering on the debate stage over how best to dismantle the Trump economy and usher in a new era of social upheaval. President Trump, however, will only need one night to dismantle their deceitful claims and outline his plans for keeping the current economic boom going.

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Anti-Trump Cincinnati Council Member Works to Thwart ICE, Help Illegals

Cincinnati Council Member PG Sittenfeld is working with other council members and the Immigrant and Refugee Law Center (his father is a member of the board) to create a “Rapid Response Network” that protects immigrants in the Cincinnati area from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Lifelong Democrat in Ohio Receives VIP Invite to Trump Rally After Facing Backlash for Trump Support

  Ohio journalist Scott Ford, a lifelong Democrat and self-described progressive, claims he was smeared by his liberal friends after announcing he would attend President Donald Trump’s rally in Cincinnati. The backlash earned him a shout-out from Lara Trump and a VIP invite to the rally scheduled for August 1…

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Trump Announces Cincinnati Campaign Rally

  President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign announced Monday that he will return to Ohio on August 1 for a campaign rally in Cincinnati. This will be the first rally in Ohio since Trump officially began his reelection campaign, but his 29th rally in Ohio since first running for office and…

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Cincinnati Sues Ohio Over a Law It Thinks Prevents the City from Making Gun-Control Laws

  Cincinnati is suing Ohio over a law it believes prevents the city from implementing gun-control legislation. “This complaint alleges that the State of Ohio acted unconstitutionally and illegally by enacting a punitive firearms preemption law … that imposes substantial sanctions on municipalities that enact or do not repeal ordinances…

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Cincinnati Police Captain Arrested on Charges of Bribery and Theft

  Michael Savard, a captain with the Cincinnati Police Department, was arrested Thursday on a charge of theft and bribery, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio. “In a nutshell, the basic allegation is that Savard tried to shake down a sergeant for cash in…

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State Senator Says Cutting Tax Breaks for Small Businesses Would Be ‘a Mistake’ for Ohio

  State Sen. Lou Terhar (R-Cincinnati) said it would be “a mistake” for the Ohio Senate to support a decrease to the tax breaks small businesses receive in the state. “There are a range of issues with the House budget that concern us in the Senate. The first would be…

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Kenneth Blackwell Commentary: Bernie and AOC Will Destroy Low-Income Americans with Their New ‘Banking Solutions’

by Kenneth Blackwell   If you like unnecessarily long lines, surly clerks, and terrible service, then you’re probably going to love the latest idea to come from the fevered minds of some of the most radical Democrats in Congress. Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, both of whom identify…

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Cincinnati Food Truck Association Reportedly Suspends Company for Insensitive T-Shirts

A northern Kentucky-based barbecue food truck that frequents the Cincinnati area is facing backlash for what some are calling “bigoted” T-shirts. Belle’s Smoking BBQ sells t-shirts that state: “I support LGBTQ: Liberty, guns, bible, Trump, and BBQ.” Owner Jamie Smith said he has been selling the shirts for nearly two…

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Cincinnati Radio Legend Bill Cunningham Back on the Air After Major Health Complications

Cincinnati radio legend Bill Cunningham is vowing to “be a better man” after health complications had him standing “at death’s door,” as he put it. Cunningham was off the air for several days earlier this month after undergoing a transcatheter aortic valve replacement at Cincinnati’s Christ Hospital. He had a…

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Cincinnati Councilwoman Calls Reaction to Notre Dame Fire a ‘Prime Example of Privilege’

Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral nearly burned to the ground Monday, but Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard called the reaction to the tragic event a “prime example of privilege.” Dennard, who serves as president pro tem of the Cincinnati City Council, made the comments on Twitter early Tuesday morning. “I’m saddened that…

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Cincinnati Mayor Silent on Trump’s Latest Sanctuary City Proposal

Cincinnati is one of two self-declared sanctuary municipalities in Ohio, but its mayor has been silent thus far on President Donald Trump’s latest immigration proposal. The Washington Post reported last week that Trump was reconsidering a plan to place migrants in sanctuary cities, such as Cincinnati and Franklin County. Trump…

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State Rep. Sedrick Denson Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge, Lawyer Claims It’s ‘Not a Sweetheart Deal’

State Rep. Sedrick Denson (D-Bond Hill) pleaded guilty Thursday to having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, a lesser charge than the OVI he initially faced. Under a plea agreement, charges of driving on a suspended license and driving outside of marked lanes were dropped. The freshman…

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Ohio Dentist Says She Will Torture ‘Zionist Patients’ With ‘Pleasure,’ Expresses Support for Hamas

A Cincinnati, Ohio dentist was recently exposed for suggesting that she would torture “Zionist patients” and repeatedly expressed support for Hamas, a terrorist organization. According to her LinkedIn page, Nessreen Zayed is a dentist in the Cincinnati area, though it’s unclear where she’s currently employed. @AnarchoZionist @onetripp I loved the…

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We Build the Wall, Inc. in Ohio: ‘You, Sherrod Brown, are Complicit in the Death of This Lady’s Daughter’

CINCINNATI, Ohio – We Build the Wall, Inc., an organization launched by triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage, hosted its second town hall Tuesday night in downtown Cincinnati. Kolfage drew national media attention in December for launching a GoFundMe page to help pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall, and has now…

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