Special elections waste taxpayer money, Ohio legislators say

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

CAMPAIGN CASH: Virginia's statewide races have a few funny — at least funny sounding — expenditures.

Seven school issues on the August ballot cost Ohio taxpayers an estimated $84,000, and they said no to six of them, including two that suffered their fourth defeats.

That’s a waste, two members of the General Assembly say, which is why they want to eliminate special elections in February and August.

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The Toledo water crisis that wasn’t

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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At 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, Doug Haynam was awakened by a phone call from his son. That’s how Haynam, a Sylvania city councilman, learned the water supplied to him and 500,000 other people across northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan was contaminated and that he shouldn’t drink it, touch it or boil it. But by 9:30 a.m., Haynam was convinced that the water was fine to drink and there was water crisis.

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Ohio governor plans another $1 billion workers’ comp rebate

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced a plan Wednesday to refund another $1 billion in workers’ compensation premiums.

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Kent State professor explains ‘painful punishment’of Israel by Allah

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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By Daniel Mael | Watchdog.org
Kent State University associate professor Julio Pino told Watchdog.org  Jews and Israel can expect Allah to exact a “painful punishment,” for their disbelief.
Watchdog this week pressed the taxpayer-funded history professor to own up to and elaborate on his open letter to Israeli academics calling for a jihad on Israel, a regime, [...]

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Kent State prof stands by call for ‘jihad’

By   /  August 6, 2014  /  National, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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By Daniel Mael
A Kent State University associate professor of history is standing by his call for “jihad” and statement that Israel is “a regime that is the spiritual heir to Nazism.”
In an “open letter” to “academic friends of Israel,” Julio Pino accuses the pro-Israel academic community of being “directly responsible for the murder of over 1,400 [...]

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Logic vs. emotion in minimum wage debate

By   /  August 5, 2014  /  Commentary, Ohio  /  No Comments

Kirk and Spock

A lot of people accepted the “Live the Wage” challenge to live on $77 a week. But the goal was to lose the challenge and emotions ran high when one reporter didn’t lose, but survived the challenge.

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