From the daily archives: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

If reality TV star Donald Trump defied the odds and political gravity to make it all the way to the White House, paving the way for another wealthy TV personality with a vast following to follow in his footsteps, might Jerry Springer be Ohio’s next governor?

A staunch Democrat who was the mayor of Cincinnati before he started hosting The Jerry Springer Show, a raunchy and sometimes violent day-time TV program that made him famous and widely wealthy, the idea of Jerry Springer running for higher office got a couple trial runs that didn’t end well. His first flop came in […]

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Ohioans in immense pain, suffering from terminal illness and wishing for a gentle way to shuffle off this mortal coil may no longer enlist the aid of another, lest they render that person a felon.

House Bill 470 makes knowingly assisting in a suicide a third-degree felony in Ohio, punishable by up to five years in prison. Perviously, Ohio law only permitted a court to issue an injunction against someone who helps another kill him or herself.

Six states in these united of America have legalized physician-assisted suicide. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia consider it illegal. Ohio becomes the […]

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