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Columbus Dispatch… Romney, Obama covet votes in Ohio, By Joe Vardon and Joe Hallett
Friday October 26, 2012 - In another indicator of just how close the race for the White House is in Ohio, both President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney drew about 12,000 people to evening rallies at opposite sides of the state last night. Romney’s event inside the Defiance High School football stadium west of Toledo was his third Ohio rally of the day and included crowd-pleasing performances by music legends Meat Loaf and Randy Owen of Alabama... read more.
Mansfield Journal… Presidential barometer: Ottawa County usually votes in favor of winning candidate
Written by Benjamin Lanka - Oct 26, 2012 - Political pundits are spending millions of dollars throughout the country trying to determine who will win this year’s presidential election. They might just want to knock on a few doors in Ottawa County. The small county on the coast of Lake Erie represents the best indicator of one of the country’s most critical swing states states when it comes to presidential politics. In fact, it has correctly chosen the presidential candidate to win Ohio since... read more.
Greenville Fire Department… Carbon Monoxide death in Greenville
At 21:25 hours (9:25 p.m.), Monday, October 29, 2012, Greenville Police and Fire Departments along with Greenville Township Rescue were dispatched to a Carbon Monoxide Emergency reported at 1241 Oaktree Drive, Greenville. Upon arrival personnel found three victims inside the residential structure. Officers from the Greenville Police Department removed three victims from the structure. CPR was initiated on one of the... read more.
U.S. Congressman John Boehner… White House Must Explain Its Role in Delphi Pension Scandal
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following statement calling on the Obama administration to release all records associated with the decision to slash pensions for non-union auto workers at Delphi during the taxpayer-funded auto bailout: “Thousands of auto workers in Ohio, Michigan, and elsewhere deserve to know what role the Obama administration played in cutting their pensions while protecting the president’s... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - So where do we stand with Election Day a week-and-a-half away? The Rasmussen Reports Electoral College projections show President Obama with 237 Electoral Votes and Mitt Romney with 206. The magic number needed to win the White House is 270. Eight states with 95 Electoral College votes remain Toss-ups: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. New polling from Florida and Virginia shows Romney with a two-point... read more.
Court News Ohio… Pardon by the Governor Doesn’t Entitle Defendant to Sealed Criminal Record
By Chris Davey - October 22, 2012 - A Dublin man who received a pardon from then-Governor Ted Strickland in 2011, is not entitled to have his past criminal record sealed, the Tenth District Court of Appeals has ruled. In a 3-0 decision announced October 11, the court of appeals reversed a ruling in which a Franklin County common pleas court judge had granted an application by James A. Radcliff to seal multiple prior criminal convictions he had received throughout Ohio between 1973 and 1981... read more.
Darke County Sheriff… Greenville resident, 50, victim of US 127 and SR 47 crash
Ansonia – On October 27, 2012 at approximately 5:29 a.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Ansonia Fire and Rescue, were dispatched to US127 and SR47 in reference to a two vehicle injury accident.  Mutual aid was also requested from Versailles Fire and Rescue. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Robert H. Pierce (31) of Ansonia, was eastbound on SR47.  Pierce failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of US127 and struck a 2000... read more.
Darke County Sheriff… Arcanum woman dead in second fatal accident
Arcanum – On October 27, 2012 at approximately 1:27 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with New Madison Fire and Tri-Village Rescue, were dispatched to US127 and SR 503 in reference to a two vehicle injury accident involving a semi and a car.  Mutual aid from Arcanum Fire and Rescue were also dispatched to the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2007 Chevy Malibu, driven by Lisa A. Wright (43) of Arcanum, was southbound on SR503.  Wright failed to stop at the stop... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Three victims identified in Byrkett Road accident
Five fatalities on Darke County roads in one day - Greenville – On October 27, 2012 at approximately 5:16 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Tri-Village Rescue and New Madison Fire were dispatched to Byrkett Rd. and Barry Dr. in reference to a single vehicle rollover accident with injuries. Initial reports advised three subjects were trapped inside the vehicle and mutual aid was requested... read more.
Darke County LWV… Adams, Fisher square off at Candidates’ Forum, By Elaine Bailey
Questions included bailout, St. Mary’s, wastewater from fracking - A Candidates’ Forum sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Darke County included Q&A’s for 80th House District incumbent Richard N. Adams (R) and challenger Dave W. Fisher (D); and Ohio Court of Appeals, 2nd District candidates Carley Ingram and Jeffrey M. Welbaum. The forum was held on the second Monday prior to... read more.
Greenville Career Technology… State Senator Bill Beagle Tours GSD Career Tech Center
State Senator Bill Beagle (R - Tipp City) toured Greenville Career Technical Center on Tuesday, October 23, 2012.  Senator Beagle serves on Governor John Kasich's Executive Workforce Board.  As a member of the panel, Beagle plays a role in advising the Governor and the Office of Workforce Transformation regarding the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of Ohio's workforce... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… College costs rise just 3% in Ohio, By Encarncion Pyle
Wednesday October 24, 2012 - Over the past five years, in-state tuition and fees at Ohio’s public universities rose an average of 3 percent, the second-lowest increase in the country after Maryland, a new report finds. But students at the state’s four-year schools are still paying a lot of money: an average of $9,190, despite tuition limits that go back to 2007-08. That’s more than 6 percent higher than the national average of $8,655, according to the College Board’s annual pricing and student-aid reports... read more.
Death on Darke County roads… Three fatal accidents on the same day
Three dead, several injured in separate Darke County accidents. WHIO: DARKE COUNTY — Earlier Sunday… One driver is dead, and another is being treated at an area hospital after an accident at U.S. 127 and State Route 47 Saturday morning. News Center 7’s Steve Baker said that one driver was dead at the scene, and the other was taken to Wayne Health Care in Greenville after the 5:30 a.m. accident west... read more.
Court News Ohio… Guide Assists in Developing Parenting Time, By Bret Crow
October 23, 2012 - By publishing the "Planning for Parenting Time: Ohio's Guide for Parents Living Apart," the Ohio Supreme Court hopes it will help parents living apart reduce conflict and plan parenting time. The Ohio Supreme Court has published a guide to help parents living apart reduce conflict and plan parenting time. The genesis for “Planning for Parenting Time: Ohio’s Guide for Parents Living Apart” came from a 2005 report of the Advisory Committee on Children, Families and Courts, said... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Single Vehicle Accident
On October 26, 2012 at approximately 1013 AM.  Darke County Deputies along with Osgood Rescue and Osgood Fire were dispatched to State Route 705 near Coble Road in reference to an injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Chevy Pickup Truck driven by Greg Langenkamp, 32, of Osgood was traveling Westbound on State Route 705, when he lost control of his vehicle after passing another westbound vehicle on a curve. Mr. Langenkamp over corrected, traveling off the... read more.
WHIO-TV Video… Greenville flower shop robbed at gunpoint
GREENVILLE — Greenville police are investigating a robbery at The Flower Patch flower shop. The suspect in the incident at the business on Rhoades Avenue this afternoon was armed. Police are looking for a white man in his mid-20s with longer blond hair, who was wearing a black cap with a white letter on it and denim jeans. He may be 5-feet-7 inches to 5-feet-9 inches tall. The suspect was... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Young home buyers more savvy than their parents, survey says
By Olivia Barrow - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - A recent national survey of young people aged 18 to 35 shows that young home buyers are more educated than ever, and despite the recent housing crisis, homeownership is still seen as an indicator of success. The survey was conducted by Wakefield Research for Better Homes and Garden Real Estate and asked 1,001 nationally representative Americans key questions about their perspectives on homeownership. The survey showed... read more.
The Beacon Journal… Brown, Mandel focus on attacking each other, By Dave Scott
October 20, 2012 - COLUMBUS: Thursday night’s debate between U.S. Senate candidates Sherrod Brown and Josh Mandel offered a chance to hear the candidates repeat their stump speeches. And also the chance to hear the candidates repeatedly call each other a liar. Mandel, Ohio’s treasurer, hammered away at Brown for permitting “Wall Street bailouts” and contributing to Obama’s attempts to revive the economy. “Sherrod Brown has had his chance,” Mandel said at the debate in Columbus... read more.
Darke County League of Women Voters… Candidates Night on
The Candidates' Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darke County will be broadcast in its entirety on If you were unable to attend the Candidates’ Night, please be sure go online to see the program. It lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Paste this link in your Internet browser or go to and in the search bar put... read more.
Toledo Blade…  Special teams called in locally for presidential ground game
By Tom Troy and Nolan Rosenkrans - Marquee-name volunteers, targeted voter lists in play - There’s the air game — television and radio advertising. There’s the stage game — rallies with candidates and celebrities. And then there’s the ground game — phone calls and door-knocking. In a close election, the ground game is where an election is won. With polls showing the race in Ohio narrowing to a dead heat between Democratic President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney... read more.
Two car accident sends one to hospital
Greenville - On October 23, 2012 at approximately 4:49 p.m. Darke County Deputies, along with Greenville Township Fire and Rescue, were dispatched to SR49 and Hillgrove Woodington Rd. in reference to a two vehicle injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1994 Chrysler New Yorker, driven by Claire Stammen (23) of Versailles, was eastbound on Hillgrove Woodington Rd.  Stammen pulled up to the intersection at SR49 and had stopped.  Stammen then pulled out into the... read more.
Greenville Fire Department… Structure fire at Sater and Gray in Greenville
At 8:38 AM Tuesday, October 23, 2012, the Greenville Fire Depertment was dispatched to the intersection of Sater St. and Gray Ave. on a report of smoke coming from a residential structure.  When units arrived at 8:42 AM, they discovered a 1-1/2 story wood frame dwelling involved in fire.  A smoke detector activated and alerted the eight occupants of the fire and all evactuated the structure before arrival of the fire department.  Several rooms in the rear of the structure were heavily... read more.
Politico… Presidential debate: Sharp reaction to Obama's 'bayonets', By Katie Glueck
10/22/12 - President Barack Obama sparked an onslaught of Twitter commentary, Google searches and fact-checking when he referenced “horses and bayonets” in Monday night’s third and final presidential debate. “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed,” Obama said, after Gov. Mitt Romney jabbed the president for, he said, overseeing a Navy that is smaller than at... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer… Rallies build buzz; do they win races? by John Johnston
Pundits say visits critical to excite supporters, entice media - Oct 19, 2012 - In Ohio this autumn, the presidential candidates and their running mates are like pumpkins. They’re everywhere. Since June 1, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have visited 24 times; Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan have dropped in 39 times. They’ve covered the state from A(kron) to Z(anesville) in search of Ohio’s 18 precious electoral votes that make us a key swing state. But do multiple personal... read more.
Thumbtack… Gas costs, tight lending weigh heavily on entrepreneurs
Ohio small businesses rate economy, ethics in government as most important election issues - "I have good credit, but I am unable to get a loan for a house because I am unable to save enough for a downpayment. This has held me back in growing my business. I am barely able to pay my bills every month, let alone save over $10,000 to be able to obtain a housing loan. I still have outstanding student loan debt, and I will... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… College debt for Ohio graduates ranks No. 7 nationally
by Laura Englehart - October 18, 2012 - The average student loan debt for 2011 graduates increased more than 5 percent from the previous year. Students who borrowed for college and graduated with a bachelor’s degree this past year had average debts of $26,600, up from $25,250 in 2010, newly released data from The Institute for College Access and Success shows. More than two-thirds of students graduated with debt in 2011. The... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Report: Iran behind cyberattacks on big banks
Monday, October 15, 2012 - A series of cyberattacks on big banks in recent weeks is part of a growing cyber ware between Iran and the U.S., according to a report in the New York Times citing American intelligence officials. Iran created a cyber unit as part of its military in 2011 that American officials believe is behind the attacks on at least six American banks and the oil industry in Saudi Arabia recently, the Times' report said. The Web sites of banking giants PNC Financial Services Group... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… U.S. manufacturing effort targets military veterans, by Joe Cogliano
Monday, October 15, 2012 - A new national effort is being launched to train military vets for jobs in advanced manufacturing. The Manufacturing Institute announced it has formed a coalition with General Electric, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa and other partners to bolster the talent pipeline and enhance American competitiveness. Among its goals, the Get Skills to Work coalition will focus on accelerating skills training for U.S. veterans; helping veterans and employers translate... read more.
Columbus Dispatch… Grand Lake St. Marys: Treatment for algae hit, miss, By Spencer Hunt
October 15, 2012 - A two-year, $8.5 million state project to stop toxic blue-green algae in Grand Lake St. Marys isn’t working. In April, the 13,000-acre lake in western Ohio was sprayed with aluminum sulfate, a compound that is supposed to keep the algae from feeding on phosphorus in the water.  It cost $5 million. A similar “alum” treatment was credited for keeping algae levels relatively low in 2011. That cost $3.5 million. But this year’s treatment was spoiled by winds that helped stir phosphorus... read more.
OEC Finds Issue 2 Primary Message False
COLUMBUS - Ohio Republican Party executive director Matt Borges said the group supporting issue 2, Voters First, was hoisted by their own petard today following the Ohio Elections Commissions unanimous decision found probable cause the group made false statements on their website. "The elections commission dismissed all of Voters Firsts frivolous complaints against the Ohio Republican Party, but found probable cause with their cornerstone message that 'Politicians, lobbyists, and... read more.
Darke County Republican Party… Personal Touch for Calling
GREENVILLE – The Darke County Republican Party has added a personal touch to those calls you get asking for your support. Since February of this year, Darke County residents and elected officials have been making phone calls on behalf of the Ohio Republican Party. This past Saturday, Representative Jim Buchy (R-84), Representative Richard N. Adams (R-80) and Darke County Commissioner Mike Stegall spent their Saturday... read more.
Wheeling News Register… Miners Ask President Obama To Stop the ‘Absolute Lies’
By Casey Junkins - October 13, 2012 - BEALLSVILLE - Coal miners at the American Energy Corp. Century Mine said they want President Barack Obama to stop what they term "the war on coal" - and to stop spreading "mistruths" about them. Miners gathered Friday afternoon to express their opposition to Obama's energy and environmental policies, which they believe threaten their jobs. Miner Mitch Miracle read aloud a letter the miners mailed to Obama that outlines some of their concerns... read more.
Courier-Journal… 2012 Presidential Debate: Fact-checking Tuesday night's melee
Written by Calvin Woodward & Tom Raum, Associated Press - Oct 17, 2012 - Mitt Romney wrongly claimed that it took 14 days for President Barack Obama to brand the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya a terrorist act. Obama yet again claimed that ending the Afghanistan and Iraq wars makes money available to "rebuild America," even though it doesn't. A look at some of their claims: OBAMA: The day after last month's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, "I stood in the Rose... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Robbery Suspect Apprehended
On October 16, 2012 at approximately 2:07 P.M. Darke County Sheriffs Office received a call about a female that had assaulted and stolen an elderly males money at his home.  Darke County Deputies located the vehicle the suspect was in and made a traffic stop on the vehicle on US 36 near Crumrine Rd. The investigation revealed that Julie A. Cockrell, 46, of New Madison entered the home of an elderly acquaintance on Hollansburg Tampico Rd.  Ms. Cockrell asked the victim for money and... read more.
Fox News… Aggressive second presidential debate leaves analysts split on who won
October 17, 2012 - Americans on Tuesday night saw a more aggressive President Obama in his second debate with Mitt Romney, as political analysts appeared split on a clear winner after predominantly giving Romney the edge in the first debate. “I think it’s a split decision,” Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, a Fox News contributor, said after Tuesday's town hall-style debate at Hofstra... read more.
text… Women Help Romney Jump Ahead of Obama in Swing States, By Alex Marin
On the eve of the CNN/Hofstra University Town Hall Presidential Debate, Republican challenger Mitt Romney has jumped ahead of President Obama in the crucial swing states, according to the latest USA Today/Gallup poll. Romney now leads Obama by four percentage points among likely voters in the states that will decide the election. Oddly enough, it's female voters who are giving Romney his new edge. The... read more.
Aerospace Professional Development Center opens
New center will help match workers and employers in the aerospace industry - COLUMBUS – State Senators Chris Widener (R- Springfield), Peggy Lehner (R- Kettering) and Bill Beagle (R- Tipp City) today joined Wright State University officials and representatives from Ohio’s aerospace industry at the opening of a new center designed to help match workers with job openings and educational development opportunities in the aerospace and defense industries. “Ohio’s aerospace industry has a large number of opportunities available, and this center will ensure that workers have the skills and training that are in demand by... read more.
Governor John Kasich… Supreme Court applicants sought
COLUMBUS – Today Gov. John R. Kasich announced that from Oct. 15 to Nov. 16 he will accept applications from attorneys who would like to be considered for appointment to the Supreme Court of Ohio to replace Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton. Justice Stratton announced on May 22 that she would retire at the end of the year before her term expires in 2014.  The application and additional information will be available at starting at 9 a.m. on Monday... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Small manufacturers bucking outsourcing trend
Monday, October 8, 2012 - Small manufacturers in the U.S. increasingly are bucking the trend of outsourcing jobs to China and other developing countries globally, opting instead to build products they can stamp with the "Made in the U.S.A" label on them, according to an report. The reason many smaller manufacturers are reversing the course many of their peers took during the past three-decades is because they find their customers increasingly are asking for a level of quality of precision... read more.
State Senator Bill Beagle... Beagle Announces October as Ohio Manufacturing Month
COLUMBUS– State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City) announced today that October 2012 will be known as Ohio Manufacturing Month. “Ohio Manufacturing continues to make a strong comeback, but a lot of folks don’t appreciate the nature of what goes on in a manufacturing shop today,” Beagle said. “Ohio Manufacturing Month is a great opportunity to show the community how advanced, technical, and precise the modern world of manufacturing has become... read more.
Ohio Secretary Jon Husted... Husted to appeal Federal Court decision to U.S. Supreme Court
Pledges that whatever the outcome, voting hours will be uniform statewide - COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to make the final determination on whether the General Assembly of the State of Ohio or the federal courts should set Ohio election laws. Husted will be appealing the Friday decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Obama v. Husted. Regarding this decision, all of the... read more.
Judge Sharon Kennedy... Kennedy seeks seat on the State’s highest court.
Judge Sharon L. Kennedy was sworn in for her third term as Judge of the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, in 2010. First elected in November 1998, Kennedy has served as Administrative Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division since 2005.As Administrative Judge, Kennedy has improved the court’s case management system to ensure the timely resolution of cases for families and children. Beginning her legal... read more.
Columbus Business First… Kasich: Businesses should embrace natural gas vehicles, by Jeff Bell
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - With Ohio sitting atop the potentially lucrative Utica shale play, Gov. John Kasich is using his bully pulpit to push businesses to spark the use of natural gas vehicles in the state. “The state can do what we can to jump-start this with vehicles in our fleets,” he said Tuesday during a natural gas vehicle summit at Ohio State University, “but it’s going to be the business leaders. (They) have to show this is something they... read more.
State Senator Keith Faber… Video: Faber Discusses Ohio’s Ongoing Economic Recovery
COLUMBUS– State Senator Keith Faber (R–Munson Township) issued a filmed statement regarding Ohio’s continued economic recovery. The video can be viewed through the Ohio Channel. In the video, Senator Faber reviews the progress that the 129th General Assembly has made in putting Ohio on the right economic path. Some of these accomplishments include seeing the state’s credit rating improved, the closing of an $8 billion budget deficit, and making strides toward careful regulatory... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - The math is pretty simple: The Big Three are Florida, Ohio and Virginia. It is virtually impossible for Mitt Romney to win the White House without winning at least two of the three, and right now he’s ahead by two in Virginia and has widened his lead in Florida to four. If Romney wins all three states, he is likely to win the election. President Obama can keep his job if he wins two out of the three, and the president is still holding on in Ohio where he... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… One-vehicle rollover on South 127
On October 12, 2012 at approximately 8:37 PM Darke County Deputies along with New Madison Fire, and Tri-Village Rescue, responded to the 3100 block of US RT 127 on a report of a one vehicle roll-over crash with a utility pole knocked down. Preliminary investigation revealed a green 1994 Dodge Ram truck, driven by 39 year old Bryon L. Shannon, Greenville, Ohio swerved to miss hitting a deer on the roadway causing the vehicle to travel off the right side of the road then back onto the... read more.
Cincinnati Enquirer… Biden, Ryan quarrel on just about everything
DANVILLE, KY. — If the presidential debate last week felt like a wonky classroom lecture, the vice presidential debate Thursday night more closely resembled a playground quarrel. Vice President Joe Biden attacked U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan from the start and was far more aggressive than President Barack Obama was in his first debate with Mitt Romney one week ago. The approach drew a strong response from Ryan, who sparred with Biden in a lively and sometimes animated conversation... read more.
The Examiner… Battleground polls 2012, Romney is leading Obama in Ohio and Florida
By Sahit Muja - The race between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney remains tight in the battleground of Ohio. According to Gravis Marketing new poll of 1,594 Ohio voters who indicated that they were registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election finds that the Obama vs. Romney race is very close. Among all of the likely voters, 1,313 of the poll's participants, Romney is leading with 45.9 percent of the people saying that they'd vote for him, compared... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… DBJ names Manufacturing Awards winners
Versailles’ Midmark Corporation wins for Workforce Training - Friday, October 12, 2012 - The Dayton Business Journal named the winners in its first-ever Manufacturing Awards at an event Thursday evening. A packed house filled the Dayton Masonic Center on Thursday for the first Dayton Business Journal Manufacturing Awards. Seven winners were named across a variety of categories, including workforce training, exporting and... read more.
Attorney Mike General DeWine… Three Child Pornography Arrests in Geauga County
(GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the arrests of three men wanted in connection with two separate alleged child pornography possession and dissemination cases. A Geauga County grand jury indicted Matthew Logrande, Clayton McCoy, and David McKibben late yesterday afternoon.  Warrants for their arrests were issued today.  Logrande is the focus of one investigation, while McKibben and McCoy, who... read more.
The Hill… Sesame Street asks Obama campaign to take down attack ad featuring Big Bird
By Daniel Strauss10/09/12 Sesame Street has asked President Obama's campaign to take down its latest attack ad against Mitt Romney, which features footage of Big Bird. "Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns," a Tuesday statement on reads. "We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down." The Obama campaign... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine ...Convicted Child Rapist gets double life sentence
(CHILLICOTHE, Ohio) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Washington Court House man has been sentenced to two life sentences following his conviction on a total of nine charges of Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition, and Felonious Sexual Penetration. Visiting Judge William Corzine sentenced Gary Freeland to two consecutive life sentences plus two years Friday afternoon. A Ross County jury found him guilty ... read more.
Cleveland Plain Dealer… Ohio's U.S. Senate race draws millions in outside money; will it work?
By Stephen Koff - Saturday, October 06, 2012 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - There's a lot you can do with $19 million. Some shrewd people in politics and business thought the best use for the money was to tell Ohioans what kind of lawmaker they have in first-term U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. The $19 million –- the amount that outside groups spent on TV and radio ads slamming the Democrat from 2011 through the end of September -- came from conservative super PACs and other third-party groups... read more.
Toledo Blade… Romney set to rip rival on security across globe
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney is intensifying his efforts to draw a sharp contrast with President Obama on national security in the campaign’s closing stages, portraying Mr. Obama as mishandling the tumult in the Arab world and leaving the nation exposed to a terrorist attack in Libya. In a speech today at the Virginia Military Institute, Mr. Romney will declare “hope is not a strategy” for dealing with the rise of Islamist governments in the Mideast or an Iran racing toward the capability to build a nuclear... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Close as the presidential race has been for months, it doesn’t take much to make a difference, and Mitt Romney’s debate win this past week appears to have impacted the numbers in the Key Three Swing States – Florida, Ohio and Virginia. It’s too early to say what impact Friday’s government jobs report will have. New Rasmussen Reports polling taken after the debate finds Romney up two in Florida, up one in Virginia and down one in Ohio. It is virtually impossible for Romney to win the White House... read more.
Horner gets recognition from Phil-Am Press Club
San Francisco, California:  A press release from the Philippine American Press Club, USA confirmed that a local aspiring writer, Elizabeth Horner, was one of the finalists and was accorded honorable mention in the Youth Voice 16-24 years of age category, during their October 4, 2012 Plaridel Awards Night honoring “outstanding journalists in the Filipino-American milieu”. Nominations came from publishers of major media outlets from... read more.
Justice Robert Cupp… Cupp seeks re-election to the Ohio Supreme Court
Justice Robert Cupp is seeking re-election to Ohio’s highest court.  Robert Cupp has served as a justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio since January, 2007. Much of Justice Cupp’s 30-year legal career has been committed to effective public service. Prior to his election to the Supreme Court, he served as a judge on the 3rd District Court of Appeals; as a State Senator for 16 years, including two terms as the President Pro Tem, the Senate’s 2nd highest leader... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… More than Nine Tons of Prescription Pills Collected in Ohio
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that Ohioans returned more than 9 tons (18,721 pounds) of unneeded prescription drugs on Saturday, during the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) fifth national Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Ohio Attorney General's Office partners with the DEA and other local law enforcement agencies to warn residents about what can happen when pills are taken by those who do not... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… Arrest of indicted Craigslist Scammer
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Morrow County Prosecutor Charles Howland announced today the indictment and arrest of alleged Craigslist scammer Nicholis Corey Garner. The indictment alleges that Garner is a member of a larger group that has used postings of cars, trucks, and all-terrain vehicles for sale on Craigslist to steal tens of thousands of dollars from victims across the country. "The indictment and arrest of Nicholis Corey Garner sends a... read more.
Upstart Business Journal… Unemployment drops to lowest level since 2009, by Kent Bernhard, Jr
October 5, 2012 - The second-to-last monthly jobs report before the November elections contained a bit of good news for President Barack Obama—and the American economy—as employers added more jobs than expected and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since January 2009. The September unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent from 8.1 percent, and employers added... read more.
Congressman John Boehner… Unemployment report: Positive but far too slow
Also: Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett - September Report: 7.8 percent - WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following statement today regarding the Department of Labor’s unemployment report for September 2012: “While there is positive news in today’s report, job creation is far too slow and the unemployment rate is far too high. Administration officials said unemployment would... read more.
Court News Ohio… Juvenile Court may grant temporary child visitation rights to a nonparent during litigation of custody suit, By Dennis Whalen - September 26, 2012 - The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today that while a child custody proceeding is pending before a juvenile court, the court may issue an order granting temporary visitation with the child by a nonparent under Ohio Juvenile Rule 13(B)(1), where the court finds that the visitation is in the best interest of the child. The court’s 5-2 decision, authored by Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, reversed a ruling in which the Tenth District Court... read more.
The Denver Post… Transcript: First presidential debate, Obama vs. Romney
10/04/2012 - What follows is a complete transcript of Wednesday night's debate between President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Mitt Romney: JIM LEHRER: Good evening from the Magness Arena at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. I'm Jim Lehrer of the "PBS NewsHour," and I welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates... read more.
Bloomberg…Ohio Voters Disapprove All Ads as Campaigns Take Over TV, By Mark Niquette
Oct 3, 2012 - As “Access Hollywood” plays in Pamela Wilson’s living room, a commercial featuring a crying girl in a stroller appears and a worried voice says, “The future is getting worse under Obama.” Wilson pulls up a casino game on her laptop. Looking up, Wilson, a 64-year-old retired postal worker who lives in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, a Columbus suburb, said she would rather play games, check e-mail or read a book than watch another presidential campaign spot. “It just really gets frustrating because... read more.
The Hill... Senate hinges on New England, By Alexander Bolton
09/28/12 - The battle for control of the Senate could come down to New England, a region where the GOP brand was seen as defunct a few years ago. A best-case scenario for Republicans would allow the party to retain Senate seats in Massachusetts and Maine while picking up a seat in Connecticut. Coupled with gains in other parts of the county, it would likely be enough to make Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) the majority leader. But to do so, the GOP will have to beat history. No Republican has.... read more.
Romney Bus Visits Greenville, Lyn Bliss, Assistant Editor
The Romney “Commit to Mitt” bus was in Greenville recently to help promote the Romney/Ryan campaign. The bus was in the area of the Darke County Board of Elections and was here to emphasize voting early and helping get out the vote. Pictured are just a few of the folks who kept the bus busy for the hour it was in Greenville. Following visiting the bus, a number of the attendees visited the Darke County Republican Headquarters, located at.... read more.
Washington Post… Romney goes on offense, forcing Obama to defend record
By Dan Balz and Amy Gardner - October 3 - DENVER — An energetic Mitt Romney launched a series of attacks against President Obama here Wednesday night, calling into question the president’s record on the economy, health care and the deficit, and arguing that he would take the country in a fundamentally different direction. Obama sought to parry Romney’s criticisms, charging that his presidential rival favors a... read more.
AG DeWine, County Prosecutor… Human Trafficking Indictment announced
(DELAWARE, Ohio) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O'Brien announced today the arrest and multi-count indictment of a man accused of coercing several women to prostitute themselves in both Delaware and Franklin counties. Members of a Delaware County grand jury indicted David Nelms, of Columbus, on 17 charges, including: Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity with a Human Trafficking Specification... read more.
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel… Interactive Online Maps Allow Ohioans to Search State Properties and Buildings - COLUMBUS - Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel has launched new interactive online mapping tools at to allow Ohioans to view and search state properties and buildings.  The new tools leverage statewide imaging and mapping software, and make detailed information about state owned properties and buildings available to all Ohioans. "We have digitized our state properties database so that for the first time Ohioans can view online images... read more.
Dayton Daily News… Ohio public pay called too generous, By Josh Sweigart
State employees in Ohio receive $9.89 per hour more in wages and benefits than their private-sector counterparts, according to a report released Thursday by a conservative watchdog group. This disparity is larger than in 44 other states, according to the report from Washington D.C.-based Citizens Against Government Waste. It gives Ohio the grade of “F” compared to other states. A major driver of this difference, according to report authors, is generous public sector pensions: “Taxpayers in every... read more.
Darke County Democrats… Democratic Party Headquarters open
The Darke County Democratic Headquarters has recently opened. It is located at 124 West Fourth St. The phone number is 937-316-6166 and the hours are 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays. All signs, buttons etc. are free to interested members of the public. Democratic Candidates for public office include President Barack Obama/Vice President Joe... read more.
Dayton Business Journal… Nearly 65K Ohioans eligible for mortgage settlement funds
by Olivia Barrow - Monday, September 24, 2012 - Thousands of Ohio residents who lost their homes to foreclosure in the past three years may be eligible for payment from a national mortgage bank settlement. Under the $25 billion National Mortgage Foreclosure settlement, 64,428 Ohio borrowers who lost their home to foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2011, will soon receive claim forms... read more.
Midmark Corporation… Rothstein, V.P. and G.M. Medical Division, to retire
Mike Walker and Matt Bourne Assume New Leadership Roles - VERSAILLES, Ohio – (October 1, 2012) – Midmark Corporation today announced the retirement of Joe Rothstein, vice president and general manager, medical division at the end of 2012. “Joe has done a tremendous job of leading our medical division through successive growth during his years here at Midmark Corporation,” said president and CEO Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar. “He embodies our Midmark brand traits – genuine, expert, inspired... read more.
Ohio Republican Women Electors… Majority are Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) Members
In accordance with section 3513.111 of the Ohio Revised Code, the members of the Republican State Central and Executive Committee of Ohio (RSCECO), have, in the absence of a State Convention, the duty and authority to nominate candidates for Presidential Electors. The resolution was unanimously adopted by the RSCECO at a meeting held in Columbus on September 21, 2012. The RSCECO submited the names of the following persons to be elected as Presidential Electors at the... read more.
Rasmussen… What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - The presidential race remains competitive even though voters still trust Mitt Romney slightly more than President Obama when it comes to handling economic matters. Will Wednesday night’s first presidential debate make a difference? With a race this close, possibly but not likely, Scott Rasmussen argues in his latest weekly syndicated column. “Events in the real world matter more than debates,” Scott writes. “Only in the absence of other news could a slight change... read more.
Darke County Sheriff’s Office… Fatality in multiple vehicle injury accident
On October 2, 2012 at approximately 7:05 AM Darke County Deputies along, with Arcanum Fire, Arcanum Rescue and Pitsburg Fire were dispatched to State Route 49 north of Oakes Road in reference to a multiple vehicle, injury accident. Preliminary investigation revealed a green 1998 Ford contour driven by, Tyler J. Kuhn, 19, Greenville, was traveling northbound on State Route 49 north of Oakes Road.  Kuhn's vehicle traveled across the centerline... read more.
Lima News…Teacher evaluations coming, much work to prepare, implement, By Beth L. Jokinen
ELIDA — While the coming teacher evaluation system is state mandated, much of the work will be done at the local level, with decisions needed to be made by next summer. About 40 area school officials, including board members and superintendents, attended a training on the system Thursday. Held at Elida High School, the Allen County Educational Service Center did the training. “The landscape is changing, to say the very least,” said county Superintendent Brian Rockhold. “When talking about... read more.
Zanesville Times Recorder… Welfare rolls shrinking because of work rules, by Benjamin Lanka
Sep 28, 2012 - Despite campaign claims that work rules for welfare have been gutted, thousands of Ohioans have left the program's rolls largely because of those rules. An analysis by The Dayton Daily News found the No. 1 reason people went off welfare is because officials are taking a harder stance on requiring people to perform work activities as required under law. That includes work, community service or job training for at least 30 hours per week. In Muskingum County, the drop in welfare... read more.
Attorney General DeWine… Borrowers Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure May Be Eligible for Benefit
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that claim forms are going out to 64,428 Ohio borrowers who lost their home to foreclosure between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011 and who may be eligible for payment under the $25 billion National Mortgage Foreclosure settlement. Eligible borrowers had mortgages with Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, the nation's five largest mortgage servicers who agreed to the... read more.
Weekly Republican Address… Vernon Parker (AZ) on Jobs & Restoring the American Dream
WASHINGTON, DC – Delivering the Weekly Republican Address, congressional candidate Vernon Parker (R-AZ) highlights his experience growing up in a tough neighborhood with guns, gangs and violence, and calls for common-sense solutions to help create jobs and restore the American Dream so others will have the opportunity he had to work hard and build a brighter future.  Parker, who is seeking to represent the people of the Phoenix area’s new Ninth Congressional District, also notes... read more.
Representative Jim Buchy… Buchy Named “Watchdog of the Treasury”
Award honors fiscal discipline, responsible spending of tax dollars - COLUMBUS—State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville.) was recently honored at the “Watchdog of the Treasury” award ceremony, hosted by the United Conservatives of Ohio. The award recognizes key legislators or policymakers who strive to restore responsible limited government, lower taxes, free enterprise and regulatory... read more.
Attorney General Mike DeWine… BCI makes 10,000th criminal DNA match
(LONDON, Ohio) – Today Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that scientists with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) made their 10,000th DNA match, linking a suspected criminal to the scene of a crime. The DNA profile connected a suspect to a Columbus burglary case. Experts at BCI have been adding DNA profiles to the national Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) since 2001.  The... read more.
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