‘Sweep bullying under the rug’ no more: Child’s death set to bring changes to Cincinnati schools, could be a lesson for other cities

A wide-ranging settlement proposal in a bullying case that led to the death of an 8-year-old boy could provide a blueprint for combating bullying in schools. Ross Ellis, founder of the nonprofit advocacy group STOMP Out Bullying, said that for any plan to work, the school district – in this case Cincinnati Public Schools, CPS – mustContinue reading “‘Sweep bullying under the rug’ no more: Child’s death set to bring changes to Cincinnati schools, could be a lesson for other cities”

Ohio State University study: Conservatives more susceptible to misinformation than liberals

A new study from researchers at Ohio State University suggests American conservatives are more likely than liberals to fall for political misinformation that circulates on social media. The driving force? False information skews to favor Republicans, and the confirmation bias we all experience makes them more inclined to believe it. The study published this week and authored byContinue reading “Ohio State University study: Conservatives more susceptible to misinformation than liberals”

Ohio: School Board Unanimously Fires 7 Coaches After Jewish Student Athlete Forced to Eat Pepperoni Pizza

Seven high school football coaches have been fired from McKinley Senior High School in Canton, Ohio on Thursday following an incident in which a Jewish student athlete was forced to eat a pepperoni pizza as a punishment for missing a team weight lifting session. The Canton City School Board announced in a press release that following anContinue reading “Ohio: School Board Unanimously Fires 7 Coaches After Jewish Student Athlete Forced to Eat Pepperoni Pizza”

QAnon Has a Disturbing Takeover Plot to ‘Eliminate’ Elected Officials

A known QAnon grifter has amassed an army of loyal followers on Twitch in her scheme of “retaliation.“ A known grifter and QAnon supporter who claims she can time-travel has amassed an army of thousands of loyal followers to carry out a plot to oust elected officials across the country and replace them with QAnonContinue reading “QAnon Has a Disturbing Takeover Plot to ‘Eliminate’ Elected Officials”

Ohio GOP censures 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump

The Ohio Republican Party’s Central Committee has voted to censure U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, of Cleveland, and nine other GOP congressional members who voted in February to impeach former President Donald Trump. The vote Friday rounds out similar votes to rebuke or censure seven other Republican impeachment-supporting representatives by state or local parties. Efforts toContinue reading “Ohio GOP censures 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump”

Judge Says Columbus Police Ran ‘Amok’ Against Protesters; Restricts Use Of Force

A federal judge has ordered police in Columbus, Ohio, to stop using force including tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets against nonviolent protesters, ruling that officers ran “amok” during last summer’s protests of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Judge Algenon Marbley of the Southern District of Ohio described the actions of the Columbus policeContinue reading “Judge Says Columbus Police Ran ‘Amok’ Against Protesters; Restricts Use Of Force”

Columbus Police Fatally Shoot Black Teen Who Called Them for Help, Aunt Says

A Columbus police officer shot and killed a Black teenage girl on Tuesday afternoon just as a guilty verdict was being handed down in the Derek Chauvin murder case, a family member said. The shooting victim has not been officially identified, but was named as 15-year-old Makiyah Bryant by a relative early Tuesday evening. “SheContinue reading “Columbus Police Fatally Shoot Black Teen Who Called Them for Help, Aunt Says”

Rep. Steve Stivers, former chair of top Republican committee, to leave Congress early

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), former chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, announced Monday that he will be retiring from Congress on May 16 to become president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Why it matters: Stivers’ resignation will add breathing room to the Democrats’ razor-thin majority in the House and create a special election inContinue reading “Rep. Steve Stivers, former chair of top Republican committee, to leave Congress early”

Peter Thiel’s Huge Donation Backing J.D. Vance Could Upend the Ohio Senate Race

His $10 million super-PAC contribution is unprecedented. Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel dropped an enormous bomb on the 2022 Ohio Senate race last month, donating $10 million to a super-PAC established to back J.D. Vance, the author of Hillbilly Elegy, who is considering a run for the seat that will be vacated by current Republican Sen. RobContinue reading “Peter Thiel’s Huge Donation Backing J.D. Vance Could Upend the Ohio Senate Race”

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