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Kasich Talks Jobs, Drug Abuse in State of the State Address

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich Talks Jobs, Drug Abuse in State of the State Address

Gov. John Kasich covered Ohio’s successes and future initiatives at the State of the State address Wednesday evening. The event was held at the Peoples Bank Theater in Marietta. Economic growth, education and drug abuse were Kasich’s main talking points before handing out the night’s courage awards. Much of his speech reiterated a lot of […]

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Grassroots Organization Brings $15 Wage Fight to City Hall

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots Organization Brings $15 Wage Fight to City Hall

Members of a grassroots socialist campaign gathered at Columbus City Hall Monday to engage city council in a conversation about raising the minimum wage. It was a timely meeting, with governors from California and New York having signed bills phasing in a $15 minimum wage by 2022. It’s been an idea tossed around a lot […]

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April Fools: Cleveland Announces Plan to Export GOP Convention to Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans April Fools: Cleveland Announces Plan to Export GOP Convention to Columbus

With only three and a half months to go before the Republican National Convention takes place in mid-July, the City of Cleveland has begun to get cold feet about the whole ordeal. Originally viewed as a big win when Cleveland was selected as the host city in mid-2014, the city has soured on the idea […]

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Incumbent Democrats Unseated in Franklin County Primary

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Incumbent Democrats Unseated in Franklin County Primary

Incumbent Zach Scott lost the Democratic primary for Franklin Country Sheriff to Dallas Baldwin, former Lieutenant for the Columbus Police Department. Supporters and members of the Democratic party’s Unity ticket celebrated Baldwin’s Tuesday night win, saying “There’s a new sheriff in town.” Baldwin won 52 percent of the vote, making it the second defeat for […]

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Kasich, Clinton Take Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich, Clinton Take Ohio

Although the votes are still coming in, as of this writing Gov. John Kasich and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton can celebrate victories in Ohio’s primary Tuesday, clarifying the Democratic race and further confusing the Republican one. Kasich’s 42-36 percent win against Donald Trump is a small one, considering his success in the other […]

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Clinton, Sanders Address Ohio Democrats at Legacy Dinner

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Clinton, Sanders Address Ohio Democrats at Legacy Dinner

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders headlined the Ohio Democratic Party’s Legacy Dinner on Sunday night at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. More than 3,000 people in blue, divided only by the names they chanted, supported and celebrated the two presidential candidates, and heard from each of them on issues generally facing the country, and Ohio […]

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Legalization Effort Proposes New Amendment for 2016 Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Legalization Effort Proposes New Amendment for 2016 Ballot

Originating from a rift within Legalize Ohio 2016, two marijuana legalization advocacy groups have added new members. Grassroots Ohio, joined by some members from Legalize Ohio 2016, attempts to separate itself from other current discourse surrounding the legalization issue. Other members of LO16 have redirected their energy toward the group Ohioans for Medical Marijuana (OMM), […]

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