Trump Cruelly Claims Closing Of Lordstown Plant ‘Doesn’t Really Matter’

COLUMBUS — Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper released the following statement today following remarks from President Donald Trump that if GM moves forward with closing its plant in Lordstown, “It doesn’t really matter because Ohio is, under my leadership from a national standpoint, Ohio’s going to replace those jobs like in two minutes.” “President

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. — 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