Ohio County Democratic Auditor Comes Out Against U.S. Senate Candidacy of Tim Ryan

A Cincinnati-area Democratic public official is urging Ohioans to vote against his party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

Supporters of Republican Senate nominee J.D. Vance and critics of Democratic hopeful Tim Ryan are enthusiastically sharing an opinion piece Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes (D) penned for The Cincinnati Enquirer on Friday. In the guest column, Rhodes calls Ryan “a fraud who must be defeated” and who “does not deserve your vote” irrespective of one’s party affiliation. 

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Ohio Sees 50 Percent Increase in Early, In-Person Voting Compared to 2018

With only four days until the midterm election, Ohio is reporting an increase in early in-person voters compared to 2018.

Ohioans have cast almost 50% more early in-person ballots this year than a week before the 2018 election, according to numbers released by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office on Tuesday.

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Ohio Congressional Candidate Landsman Runs as a Tax Cutter But Hiked Taxes

Greg Landsman, the five-year Democratic Cincinnati City councilman vying for Congress against Steve Chabot (R-OH-1), is running a television advertisement contending that he cut taxes while Chabot raised them. 

The facts suggest otherwise. 

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Judge Grants Injunction Against Ohio Abortion Law

On Friday, the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas sided with Ohio abortionists in granting a preliminary injunction against a law forbidding termination of pregnancies in cases when the unborn child has a detectible heartbeat.

Governor Mike DeWine (R) signed the Heartbeat Act in 2019, though the statute could only take effect after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision this June. Judge Christian Jenkins (D) placed a freeze on the law pending a determination. The state of Ohio is expected to appeal the injunction.

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Hold on Ohio Abortion Restriction to Last at Least Two More Weeks

Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Christian Jenkins (D) this week indicated he will extend his hold on a significant Ohio abortion-restricting law for two additional weeks. 

Jenkins’s decision prolongs the effect of a decision he made last week to obstruct the Heartbeat Act’s implementation, with the initial freeze to last two weeks. The state General Assembly passed and Governor Mike DeWine (R) signed the bill (SB 23) in 2019. The legislation, which prohibits aborting unborn children who have detectable heartbeats, could not take effect until this year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. 

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Ohio in the ‘Yellow Zone’ Accounting to White House Task Force Report

Ohio is in the “yellow zone” for coronavirus cases, according to a White House Coronavirus Task Force report that presents a list of suggested actions.

The July 14 report is available here. The Ohio data begins on Page 246.

The classification means Ohio had between 10 to 100 new cases per 100,000 residents the week before the report was released, and the yellow zone for test positivity, indicating a rate between 5 percent to 10 percent.

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Butler County Sheriff Offering Firearms Training for Teachers After Gun Found in School

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones pleaded with schools leaders to heed his advice after a loaded and stolen gun was found on a student at Hamilton Freshman School Wednesday. School officials discovered the gun on a 16-year-old student when he had his property searched for vaping on school grounds. District…

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County Official Who Hid Purpose of Questionable Aftab Pureval Check Gets Hand Slap

Heads did not exactly roll at the Hamilton County Board of Elections after it was discovered which official blacked out the secret memo line of Aftab Pureval’s questionable campaign checks. But action was taken this week against Sally Krisel, the deputy director of the board. Krisel, who redacted the purpose…

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