From the daily archives: Thursday, December 8, 2016

Well, Josh Mandel is back, four years later as Trump ll. Older, but probably not much wiser from his first failed challenge to Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2012.

Mandel, the one-time Boy Wonder who will be all the way aged to 38 in the 2018, mid-terms, patriotically described himself in his official announcement on twitter, as an ex-Marine “America first” guy ” who is the “first to fight” while rising two years before the mast of the mid-term election. It seems like yesterday that Josh, now in his second term as state treasurer, boasted to an Akron Press Club […]

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Florida Senator Bill Nelson brought the sad news to the Senate floor mid afternoon Thursday, that one of Ohio’s favorite sons who stood out as one of the nation’s favorite modern day heroes, John Glenn, had died. Sen. Nelson reminded his colleagues that John Glenn was one of the original seven Mercury program astronauts, all of whom were selected and widely known for having “the right stuff.”

Nelson said about John Herschel Glenn Jr., who was born July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio, and grew up in New Concord, that he was a “first-class gentleman and devoted husband and […]

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The Ohio House just voted to approve an unconstitutional 20-week abortion ban.

Five Democrats voted for the bill.  And four other Dems failed to vote.

These are the Dems who voted for the ban, along with their office numbers in case you would like to give them a call:

Jack Cera (96th) — (614) 466-3735 Denise Driehaus (31st) — (614) 466-5786 Michael O’Brien (64th) — (614) 466-5358 Bill Patmon (10th) — (614) 466-7954 John Rogers (60th) — (614) 466-7251



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Documentation of school attendance dates back to the beginning of the Ohio common schools in 1822. Throughout the decades, some students have been honored with perfect attendance award; hence schools have always emphasized the importance of attendance. Truant officers have typically been a part of the common school system since the beginning. Bona fide educators have always stressed the importance of regular attendance. All of this is in contrast to the ECOT mindset.


William L. Phillis, Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s name popped up on late night TV again, this time as the butt of a joke made by The Late Show host Stephen Colbert. The former Comedy Central host joked that one lone Texas elector has vowed to cast his vote for the Buckeye State’s term-limited, lame duck governor for president. Doing that, Colbert said, was like getting three wishes from a genie and using them to pick three Old Navy gift cards.

Ohio #28

While professional comedians like Colbert have rich soil to till with Mr. Kasich, serious observers of the governor’s administration, like […]

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