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Opinion: Not Debating Fitzgerald Could Haunt Kasich

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Opinion: Not Debating Fitzgerald Could Haunt Kasich

Governor John Kasich will not debate Ed Fitzgerald, marking the first time in 36 years that two candidates for the Ohio governorship have not faced each other on the issues. Both campaigns have largely blamed the other for the lapse in democratic tradition, but it’s clear that Fitzgerald stands to lose more than Kasich. The […]

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Senator Sherrod Brown Calls for Homeowner Relief in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Senator Sherrod Brown Calls for Homeowner Relief in Franklinton

On Friday, US Senator Sherrod Brown stopped by Franklinton with a message of support for local residents. Brown said that he wants to see funding directed to the neighborhood from the recent $16 billion settlement between Bank of American and the US Department of Justice to resolve homeowner issues. “Ohio’s communities bore the brunt of […]

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An Open Letter to the National Media that is Clueless About Columbus

 Dan Longerbone An Open Letter to the National Media that is Clueless About Columbus

Dear National Media, Recently it has come to your attention that Columbus, Georgia was in the running for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. No wait, not that Columbus, the one in South Carolina. Oh, that’s Columbia? Must be that one in Ohio then. Yes, Columbus, Ohio. You know, the state capital. OK, Columbia is a […]

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Judge Rules that Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

Walker Evans Walker Evans Judge Rules that Ohio Must Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages

A historic ruling was made today when federal Judge Timothy Black overturned a portion of Ohio’s marriage ban, stating that Ohio must recognize same sex marriage licenses of couples who have legal wed in other states. “This is a historic day for all Ohioans,” stated Why Marriage Matters Campaign Manager, Michael Premo. “This ruling is […]

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Life After NPR: Ohio’s Bill Cohen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Life After NPR: Ohio’s Bill Cohen

If you’re a public radio listener, you can probably still here Bill Cohen’s voice inside your head. After almost forty years at the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau, Cohen turned off his microphone in 2013. Retirement, Cohen says, is liberating. He qualifies that statement, saying, “I absolutely loved my job as a reporter. I got to […]

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Why Marriage Matters Ohio Campaign Launches Today

Walker Evans Walker Evans Why Marriage Matters Ohio Campaign Launches Today

A new marriage quality educational campaign called “Why Marriage Matters” was launched across Ohio today as a new effort to support statewide marriage rights for committed couples of all orientations. Three simultaneous launch events took place in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati this morning, featuring speakers from founding organizations including Equality Ohio Education Fund, Freedom to […]

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2012 Columbus Voter’s Guide

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2012 Columbus Voter’s Guide

Happy Election Day! If you haven’t already cast an early or absentee ballot, then today’s the day to get your civic duty done. You can find your polling place at www.vote411.org and more information on the candidates and issues below. Candidates: President of the United States: Obama VS Romney US Senate: Brown VS Mandel U.S. […]

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