FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2011
Jay McDonald, President
FOP CORRECTS RECORD ABOUT MT. STERLING POLICE DEPARTMENT LAYOFFS
COLUMBUS — The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio (FOP) today expressed disappointment that some supporters of Issue 2 and Senate Bill 5 are claiming that the complete layoff of the Mt. Sterling, Ohio police department was a positive development for citizens there […]Full Story... →
State Representative Jim Butler was appointed earlier this year to the Ohio House to replace State Senator Peggy Lehrer, who was appointed to replace State Senator Jon Husted, who still had two years left in his term when he was elected Secretary of State.
Jim Butler also just happens to be someone I got to know in law school really well, so forgive me if I appear to pull my punches. But this is hard to pass up.
From the Dayton Daily News:
State Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood, said his plan would create secure facilities […]Full Story... →
The Dayton Daily News beat us to it, but yet ANOTHER Republican state legislator has had a brush with the law. Second-term State Representative Jerrod Martin (R-Beavercreek) was cited for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (OVI) in Jackson County on Friday. The good news? No alleged strippers in the car!
The bad news?
Martin had two kids and two adults as his passengers, [Ohio Highway Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston] said.
He had kids in the car. Martin, like most of the House GOP caucus, supported soon-to-be former State Representive Robert Mecklenborg’s bill that would eliminate the alternative forms of identification other than […]Full Story... →
State Senator Kris Jordan says that he’s entitled to his privacy, even though he’s still under investigation of a crime. Robert Mecklenborg said the same thing… a week or two before he resigned.
The one-time recipient of the Ohio Christian Alliance’s Local Elected Official of the Year says he made a mistake, but what was that mistake?
We had an emotional argument and are embarrassed that some very personal issues have become public. We are all human. We make mistakes.
The mistake was their domestic dispute became public? Senator Jordan’s wife didn’t make a mistake calling 911. The […]Full Story... →
GOP Senate Caucus won’t comment on Jordan domestic violence allegation.
From ONN’s Jim Heath:
A conservative Republican, Jordan writes in each of his press releases that he’s a “proven advocate for family values.”
“We’re aware of the situation, but no charges have been filed so we’re not going to comment or speculate,” said GOP senate spokesman John McClelland.
The Jordan’s are on vacation and were unavailable for comment on camera.
There is no word yet on whether Jordan will consider resigning.
Mrs. Jordan was available for comment last night for the Columbus Dispatch. Now suddenly neither […]Full Story... →
We’ve obtained a copy the arrest record of State Representative Mecklenborg that I wrote about earlier tonight.
There’s just one new question raised by these documents:
Why was a woman named “Tiona Roberts” a passenger in the State Representative’s car while he was drunk with Viagra in his system after midnight on a Friday night in Indiana?!?
Drip, drip, drip….Full Story... →
Here’s Governor Kasich during his State of the State address:
Republicans and Democrats have long favored sentencing reform. Oh, we didn’t get to this because we were afraid also. Forty-seven percent of our inmates sit in our state prisons for less than a year and they sometimes sit next to hardened criminals. It raises the recidivism rate, costs taxpayers a fortune. Again, to everyone who’s here, 47 percent of people are in that prison for less than a year and we’re sticking them in there next to somebody who’s been a hardened criminal, a murderer, or God knows what […]Full Story... →
Here’s Governor Kasich during his State of State Address:
Republicans and Democrats have long favored sentencing reform. Oh, we didn’t get to this because we were afraid also. Forty-seven percent of our inmates sit in our state prisons for less than a year and they sometimes sit next to hardened criminals. It raises the recidivism rate, costs taxpayers a fortune. Again, to everyone who’s here, 47 percent of people are in that prison for less than a year and we’re sticking them in there next to somebody who’s been a hardened criminal, a murderer, or God knows what else. […]Full Story... →
In case you’ve been living in a cocoon, you’re all familiar with the news about Kelley Williams-Bolar, the Summit County mom who a jury unanimously convicted of third-degree tampering with records for enrolling her kids in a school district other than the one she lived in. The case has gotten international attention. Unfortunately, none of that has resulted in an attention to any detail. As a result, a number of “myths” about the case has arisen. I’m going to tackle a number of them first before I get to the issue of whether Governor Kasich should pardon Ms. Williams-Bolar.
I. […]Full Story... →
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in honor of that and the passage of House Bills 10 and 19, Attorney General Richard Cordray has teamed up with the Ohio Domestic Violence Network to release “Teen Relationship Violence: A Resource Guide to Safety.”
House Bill 19, which was passed by a largely partisan voted of 62-35, was named after teenager Tina Croucher who was murdered by her former boyfriend in 1992. The bill was introduced by State Rep. Sandra Stabile Harwood (D-Niles) and requires schools to teach dating abuse […]Full Story... →
Wow. It’s only the first of October, and we already have our “October surprise” in the 13th Congressional race.
According to the Plain Dealer, a woman, who is only identified solely as a registered Republican and Tea Party activist, has filed suit alleging that a year ago Tom Ganley sexually assaulted her at one of his dealerships.
His accuser said she attended a Cleveland Tea Party rally where Ganley spoke on July 3, 2009, when he was a candidate for the U.S. Senate, before he decided to run for Congress. Impressed by Ganley’s anti-abortion platform, the […]Full Story... →