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Former First Lady’s Diamond Tiara Back Home In Ohio

Ida McKinley wearing her winged tiara
July 5, 2014

A tiara that once belonged to President William McKinley’s wife has gone on display at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton.

Dems to visit Columbus and other potential convention sites

Democrats plan to visit Columbus and five other cities this summer to determine which one will host the 2016 Democratic Presidential Convention.
July 3, 2014

Democrats are planning to visit six cities this summer that are in the running to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Democratic Candidate For Governor Ed FitzGerald Appears On WOSU

Ed FitzGerald on All Sides With Ann Fisher
Democratic candidate for governor Ed FitzGerald
July 2, 2014

The democratic candidate for governor is facing sharp criticism from the camp of incumbent Republican Governor John Kasich. Candidate Ed FitzGerald appeared on WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher Wednesday.

Ohio Businessman Convicted In GOP Donations Case

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A jury in Cleveland federal court today found millionaire telemarketer Ben Suarez guilty of witness tampering.
30, 2014

A jury has convicted a northeast Ohio telemarketing millionaire of witness tampering in a case involving campaign contributions to two prominent Republican politicians.

Libertarian National Convention Comes To Columbus This Weekend

Libertarian workshop
Libertarians expects 600 delegates and 30 speakers at the convention that runs through Sunday at the downtown Hyatt Regency.
27, 2014

Democrats and Republicans get most of the attention for their national conventions, but Libertarians are hoping to get a jump-start on both parties with their convention in downtown Columbus.

Dayton-Area Lawmaker Terry Blair, 67, Dies Unexpectedly

Rep. Terry Blair addressing the Ohio House of Representatives
26, 2014

An Ohio state lawmaker who represented southwest Ohio has died unexpectedly during the Legislature’s summer recess. State Rep. Terry Blair, a third-term Republican from Montgomery County, was running for re-election this fall.

Columbus Advances In Democratic National Convention Site Selection

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Columbus moves closer to hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
25, 2014

Columbus is one step closer to hosting a national political convention in 2016. Members of the Democratic National Committee are expected to visit the city later this summer.

Long-Time Stivers’ Aide Resigns

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U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers' Chief of Staff Adam Kuhn resigns amid sexually explicit photo leak.
24, 2014

U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers’ office confirms Chief of Staff Adam Kuhn resigned Tuesday afternoon.

Central Ohio Veterans Wary Of Iraq Involvment

Secretary of State John Kerry talks about ISIS
24, 2014

As US Secretary of State John Kerry works to defuse a violent crisis in Iraq, a new poll shows a large majority of Americans are wary of possible re-involvement of the US military. A spot sample of Central Ohio veterans reflects similar sentiments.

Kasich Fights Subpoena In Campaign Contribution Case

The motion filed by the Ohio Attorney General's Office says Suarez is not allowed to subpoena Kasich to testify about abstract legal principles just because the testimony would be persuasive.
June 24, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is fighting a subpoena that would require him to testify for the defense at the federal court trial of a northeast Ohio businessman accused of using employees and others to funnel illegal campaign contributions to two prominent Republican politicians.