ICYMI — Democrats in Toledo, Youngstown, Newark Remind Ohioans to Get Covered by Saturday

In case you missed it… Democratic elected officials in Toledo, Youngstown and Newark yesterday reminded Ohioans that the deadline to sign up for affordable health coverage is this Saturday, Dec. 15. YOUNGSTOWN Mahoning County Commissioner Carol Rimedio-Righetti and Youngstown City Councilman Mike Ray reminded Valley residents about the importance of signing up for health coverage

SHOT/CHASER: “Guy We Would Go To” For AG’s Office Contracts Heading Up DeWine’s Inaugural Committee

SHOT: Lobbyist and longtime friend of Mike DeWine, Michael Kiggin, is heading up DeWine’s inaugural committee. Long-time friends Michael and Suzanne Kiggin will serve as honorary chairs of Gov.-elect @MikeDeWine inaugural committee. Events from Jan. 11-14 dubbed a celebration of “Faith, Family & Friends.” Details on events to come. pic.twitter.com/ciDcolnIpt — Randy Ludlow (@RandyLudlow) December

Brinkman Doubles Down On Attack Against Dennard

Brinkman’s Right-Wing Group Tweeted That Dennard Was Being “Hunted” CINCINNATI — State Rep. Tom Brinkman is doubling down on an attack against Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard sent by a right-wing group he founded, the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST), which stated on Twitter that Dennard is being “hunted.” “Tom Brinkman has a

ICYMI — Youngstown Vindicator: “Charter schools in Ohio are still getting free ride”

In case you missed it… The Youngstown Vindicator is calling out Ohio Republicans and their “unholy alliance” with the charter school industry, writing that “Republicans in state government been held hostage by the campaign contributions and other largess [sic] from charter operators.” The Vindicator editorial board also calls for an independent investigation into the charter

Yost Tries To Bury Chartergate Audit By Taking Trash Out Week Of Thanksgiving

Disturbing Revelations in 1,577-page Report Require Independent Investigation COLUMBUS — Ohio Auditor Dave Yost published his office’s Ohio Department of Education 2015 Charter School Program Application Report online Tuesday — when the last interview was six months ago, in May — with the special audit containing a number of disturbing new revelations that need to

Nearly 600 Ohioans Sign Up To Run For Local Office Through Ohio Dems’ “Main Street Initiative”

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party’s Main Street Initiative, which recruits, trains and provides support to candidates running for local office, is looking forward to another record-breaking year, as nearly 600 Ohioans have already signed up to participate in the program in 2019. “One of the most important priorities of the Ohio Democratic Party is

LaRose Isn’t “Bothered” By Blackwell Circulating Conspiracy Theories

COLUMBUS — Frank LaRose hasn’t even been sworn in as Ohio’s top elections official yet, but he’s already acknowledged that political considerations are guiding his decisions — and he’s not “bothered” by his transition chair, Ken Blackwell, circulating conspiracy theories about the Florida election. “Ken Blackwell is claiming — with zero evidence — that Democrats