FACT CHECK: Ohio GOP Chairwoman Timken Spreads Falsehoods on Refugees in Letter to Party Members

Ohio Republican Party Chairwoman Jane Timken wrote an error-riddled apologetics letter sent by email on Thursday to party members defending Gov. Mike DeWine’s refugee resettlement policy.

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Retired Ohio Public Workers Receive Massive Cuts to Health Care Benefits Starting in 2022

Following a year in which stock markets posted healthy gains, the organization running Ohio’s public employee benefits is cutting back — a lot.

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Plain Dealer Reporter Calls Out Ohio Legislators for Preventing Local Governments From Regulating Guns While Designating Statehouse as Gun-Free

Three Ohio counties have declared themselves as Second Amendment Sanctuaries, leading one journalist to sarcastically suggest the General Assembly should make the Statehouse a sanctuary too — despite guns being banned from there.

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Flashback: 152 Years Ago an Ohio Senator Stood One Vote Away From Becoming President During the Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson

U.S. Sen. Benjamin Wade of Ohio, the chamber’s president pro tempore, for a time stood one vote away from becoming president in the Senate’s impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson in the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

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Ohio County Releases Dozens of Illegal Aliens, Including Sex Offender, After Ignoring ICE Detainers

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) revealed Thursday that the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has released 29 criminal aliens, including a sex offender, after ignoring written detainer requests filed by the federal agency.

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Ohio Gov DeWine’s Office Dodges Question on Resettlement of Refugees Australia Refused to Accept

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s decision on December 24 that would say yes to more refugees in Ohio would allow the federal government to resettle them from any country, including from an estimated 300 to 720 refugees from the Middle East that the government of Australia has refused to accept.

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‘USMCA is a Win For Ohio,’ U.S. Rep. Wenstrup Says

“USMCA is a win for Ohio,” U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH-02) says.

Wenstrup made the statement in an email newsletter to constituents last week.

“After months of delay, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) finally passed the House, clearing a major hurdle toward adoption,” Wenstrup wrote.

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Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation Seeks Businesses Who Want Up to $2K to Help Train Workers in Credentialed Technical Skills

A state program that helps businesses find and train employees with the skills they need is accepting applications from employers interested in joining the effort.

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Gary Sinise Foundation Seeks to Build Specially Modified Home for Wounded Ohio Veteran

Ohio veteran Kenton Stacy is a good example of why Time magazine missed the mark in naming its 2019 person of the year.

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Buckeye Institute Files Labor Union Appeal With U.S. Supreme Court

The Buckeye Institute announced Thursday it is filing an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on a case it has been fighting on behalf of a professor who has called for an end to laws that force public-sector employees like him to accept compelled union representation.

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JobsOhio Charts Future Without Gov. Kasich as Patron

Even as John Kasich took over the governor’s office in January 2011, he had his eyes set on privatizing the State of Ohio’s economic development functions. A year after he left office, his brainchild, JobsOhio, sails ahead to new frontiers.

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Ohio Refugee Resettlement Up 22 Percent Under Gov. Mike DeWine, Including Hundreds From Countries With ‘High Burdens’ of TB

Refugee resettlement in Ohio is up 22 percent under Gov. Mike DeWine, including hundreds from countries with “high burdens” of tuberculosis.

DeWine is one of more than 30 governors who have agreed to accept more refugees under a plan put forth by President Donald Trump in which a governor has to opt in for resettlement, the Associated Press reported.

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President Trump Hits Campaign Trail in Toledo January 9

  President Donald Trump is hitting the 2020 campaign trail with Toledo being his first stop in the New Year. Trump will visit Toledo’s Huntington Center on January 9. The registration form is here. You may only register up two (2) tickets per mobile number per event. All tickets are…

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JobsOhio Operates as Outsourced Economic Development Agency on Behalf of State of Ohio, Thanks to Receiving All Liquor Tax Funds

One would normally think that a state’s official economic development agency was nestled into a state department to best coordinate with elected officials. One would be mistaken in Ohio’s case.

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Register for The Ohio Star Constitution Bee, Coming to Columbus in May 2020

  The Ohio Star Constitution Bee will be held at a location to be announced shortly in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, May 2, 2020. The event is sponsored by The Star News Education Foundation, a newly formed non-profit. Star News Digital Media, which owns The Ohio Star, The Tennessee Star,…

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Former Kasich Strategist Partners with George Conway to Launch Never-Trump Super PAC

An alumnus of former Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign has joined George Conway in launching a new never-Trump super PAC with the explicit purpose of “defeating President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.”

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Justice Department Awards $6 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis in Southern Ohio

The U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs announced more than $333 million in awards Friday to help communities affected by the opioid crisis, including $6.1 million for public safety and health professionals in southern Ohio.

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Cleveland Minority Organization that Supports President Trump Gives Away $25K to Low-Income Residents

The Urban Revitalization Coalition gave away $25,000 to low-income housing residents and other guests during an event Saturday in Cleveland organized by a minority non-profit that supports President Donald Trump.

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Conservative Leader Calls On Rep. Marcy Kaptur and 16 other Democrats to Vote No on Impeachment

Jeff Webb, chairman of the New American Populist, praised Rep. Collin Peterson’s (D-MN-7) announcement that he intends to vote “No” on the Articles of Impeachment and has called on Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9) and 16 other Democrats to do the same.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown Signals Support for USMCA Trade Deal

  U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has found it within his heart to support the USMCA trade agreement. He tweeted a statement on the trade deal. My statement on USMCA: pic.twitter.com/ndlrIrsyZj — Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) December 13, 2019 “One of my proudest votes was against NAFTA, because I knew it…

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Rep. Gonzalez’s Bill to Fight Fake Internet Videos Called ‘Deepfakes’ Passes Unanimously in House

U.S. Congressman Anthony Gonzalez’s (R-OH-16) bill to combat manipulated media content known as “deepfakes” passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday with unanimous support.

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Pending Ohio Legislature, Deregulation of Occupational Licenses Could Stimulate State’s Economy

As the Ohio Legislature studies ongoing reforms to occupational licensing, some say the move could give the state’s economy a much-needed boost while also reducing recidivism.

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Could Ohio’s CAT Tax Be Responsible for Record Number of New Business Filings?

  If Ohio is adding record numbers of new businesses as a top official recently announced, where are the jobs? Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose two weeks ago announced 11,920 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in October, allowing Ohio to reach 113,272 new businesses in the…

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Ohio Congressmen Join Campaign to ‘Stop Opioid Silence’ to Promote Treatment, Recovery Efforts

A group of Ohio’s congress members are teaming up with a campaign to break the stigma tied to opioid use disorder to help with recovery.

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Ohio Attorney General’s Office Grants Provide $345K to More Than 60 Police Departments to Buy Body Armor

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has awarded more than $345,000 in grants to more than 60 local police departments over the last three months to purchase body armor vests for their officers.

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Plain Dealer Shows It Is Just Plain in the Democrat’ Corner with Dehumanizing Editorial Against Rep. Jordan

Democrats have a friend in The Plain Dealer.

Cleveland’s establishment newspaper has morphed into the Buckeye State’s PR Branch for the Democratic Party.

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Cheers: JobsOhio Increases Economic Development Spending While Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Grows

The question has to be asked: With such high unemployment in the state, is JobsOhio more concerned with growing its bureaucracy or with creating jobs in the private sector?

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Where Did Rep. Steve Chabot’s Missing Campaign Funds Go, and Will It Affect His Re-Election?

Even as U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH-01) tweets about his “best off-year fundraising haul,” the Federal Election Commission continues to take his campaign to task over its filings.

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Jim Jordan Addresses Rumor He May Be Temporarily Added to the House Intel Committee to Push Back on Impeachment

During an interview with Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) made big news when he was asked whether he was going to be added to the House Intelligence Committee. Jordan, who is currently on House Oversight, responded, “We’ll see. That’s a call for Leader McCarthy. If Kevin and ranking member Nunes want that to happen, I just want to help our team.”

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Rep. Tim Ryan, Other Democrats Show They Have Been on Impeachment Witch Hunt All Along, GOP Says

Thursday’s vote by Democrats goes to show that the impeachment process has been a witch hunt and a sham all along, and Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), have thrown all precedent, due process and transparency out in their quest to take down President Donald Trump, the Republican National Committee said.

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Ohio State Representatives Seek Constitutional Amendment to Protect Infrastructure from Foreign Ownership

Ohio State Reps. Jamie Callender (R-Concord) and Don Manning (R-New Middletown) are sponsoring legislation to amend the state’s constitution that would ask voters to decide on a plan they say would protect infrastructure from being mostly foreign-owned.

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Commentary: Ohio Workers Will Thrive Like Never Before If They Re-elect Trump in 2020

Ohio’s ongoing economic renaissance is facing a serious threat — if the Democrats manage to win the 2020 presidential election, their radical policy agenda will devastate millions of workers throughout the Buckeye State who have prospered in the strong and growing Trump economy.

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Trump Campaign Flew Aerial Anti-Socialism Banner in Ohio Skies Ahead of Dem Debate

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign employed aerial advertising across the city of Westerville, Ohio ahead of Tuesday night’s Democratic debate at Otterbein University.

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Johnson & Johnson Reaches $20.4 Million Settlement with Ohio Counties Over Opioid Deaths

Johnson & Johnson, the medical device company, agreed to a $20.4 million settlement with two Ohio counties in a federal lawsuit over opioid deaths. There are currently more than 100 lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies in the state seeking damages for their role in causing the opioid crisis.

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