- 12:43 pm Friday, August 12th, 2016 by Anthony Shoemaker
U.S. Rep. Mike Turner presented local students with a congressional medal for their work in the community.
The Congressional Award Foundation is a public-private partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize service, initiative and achievement in America’s youth.
Participants, ages 14 to 23, earn the award for work in voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration.
“These students are the future of our community. I am proud to present each of the students with this distinguished award for their work and dedication to our community. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors,” Turner said in a statement.
- 6:34 pm Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Lynn Hulsey
Actress Kristin Davis and former Olympic skater Michelle Kwan will campaign for Hillary Clinton in Ohio this week as the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign opens organizing offices in Mason, Lima and Grove City.
Davis and Kwan will join volunteers, staff and Ohio Democrats in opening the offices, which serve as hubs for the campaign’s organizing activities, according to the campaign. The new offices are in addition to 12 others in Ohio.
Davis will be at the Mason office opening at 7 p.m. at 117 N. Main Street and then on Thursday join Clinton supporters for coffee in Cincinnati and phone bank volunteers [More]
- 6:33 pm Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Anthony Shoemaker
The Donald Trump-Mike Pence campaign is getting its Ohio organization up and running for the fall election.
Polls continue to show Ohio as one of the most competitive states, one that no Republican has ever lost and been able to win the White House.
“We have assembled an all-star team that is building out our campaign’s ground game in every corner of the state. We are committed to taking Mr. Trump’s message to all Ohioans, and turning the enthusiasm of this grassroots movement into votes in November,” said Bob Paduchik, Trump’s Ohio State director, in announcing the senior members of the Ohio [More]
- 5:51 pm Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Laura Bischoff
Attacking a Gold Star family who spoke against him at the Democratic National Convention damaged Donald Trump’s standing with a swath of voters, according to a new poll from Morning Consult.
More than a third of voters said they’re less likely to vote for Trump after hearing his comments about Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son Humayun Khan, 27, died in 2004 in Iraq while serving as a captain in the U.S. Army. Captain Khan was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Khizr Khan, with his wife at his side, gave a moving tribute [More]
- 5:45 pm Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Anthony Shoemaker
Did you know that there is an Amish PAC that targets Amish and Mennonite voters? Well there is and the group is trying to get voters in Pennsylvania’s Amish country to support Republican nominee Donald Trump.
“Pennsylvania has a good shot of going Republican in November and these billboards will certainly help by getting people registered and to the polls,” said Amish PAC’s Lancaster-based Outreach Director Ben King.
The group is putting up two billboards in Lancaster, Penn.
- 10:49 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accepted the party’s nomination after an introduction by her daughter Chelsea.
Hillary Clinton spoke unity and progressive values, and hit Donald Trump using quotes from FDR and Ronald Reagan.
“With Donald Trump, the Republican Party has gone from ‘Morning in America’ to ‘Midnight to America.’” She hit Trump for stoking fear, “As said during a more perilous time, “The only thing to fear is fear itself.”
Clinton said young people are more talented and generous than ever. The country has the most innovative entrepreneurs, the most powerful military.
“Don’t let anyone tell you we are weak, we aren’t. Don’t [More]
- 10:14 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel
Chelsea Clinton said in her home, she felt valued and loved. She said at the dinner table her parents always talked to her about her day, school, grades and whatever problems she may have before they brought work up themselves – whether it was health care, or something else.
“Something my mother taught me – public service is about service.”
“She’s a woman who has spent her entire life fighting for women and children, who will reform our criminal justice system, and knows women’s rights are human rights, and that LGBT rights are human rights.”
She finished her speech introducing a video about [More]
- 9:55 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel
Remarks tonight from Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown:
It’s an honor to be in the birthplace of our democracy tonight.
I grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. My dad was the town doctor. I never saw him turn a patient away – he didn’t see profit margins; he saw people who needed help.
My mother, who grew up in Mansfield, Georgia, raised three Eagle Scouts, and taught each of us to fight for justice.
My wife, Connie, grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio. Her father worked at the electric plant, and was a proud member of Utility Workers Local 270. Her mother was a nurse’s aide and [More]
- 9:46 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel
Remarks from Retired General John Allen, former Commander in Afghanistan:
My fellow Americans, I stand with you tonight as a retired four-star general of the United States Marine Corps, and I am joined by my fellow generals and admirals, and with these magnificent young veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. They went there and risked their lives because they love this country. They are here before you because this is the most consequential race for the Presidency in memory.
The stakes are enormous. We must not, we could not stand on the sidelines. This election can carry us to [More]
- 9:44 pm Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by B.J. Bethel
Speech remarks from Colonel Ted Lieu:
I wasn’t born in America, but every day, I serve it.
As a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves, a Member of Congress, and an immigrant whose parents chose this country, I care deeply about who serves as our Commander-in-Chief.
I look forward to January 20, when that woman is Hillary Clinton.
But you don’t have to serve in Congress or wear a uniform to insist that the person we entrust with the security of our country, the lives of our troops, and our nuclear launch codes has a steady [More]