A Delaware County Grand jury Thursday indicted 39 year old Matthew Rausenberg of Columbus on 32 counts alleging sex crimes against children in his classroom. First Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Rohrer outlined the charges saying Rausenberg faces life in prison, if convicted.
The long-time Texas Congressman won Ohio’s first Republican straw poll.
The move extends the deadline for candidates to file to run for Congress, which supporters say is necessary given the uncertainty over Ohio’s new Congressional map.
The frontrunner (at least in one poll) in the race for the GOP presidential nomination was in Central Ohio last night. Herman Cain spoke in Circleville. Despite his surge, his campaign is still seen as a long-shot. Do you think Herman Cain can win the Republican nomination?
Republican-drawn boundaries for Ohio’s legislative districts have cleared a state board, likely bolstering the GOP’s grip on the General Assembly for the next decade.
But the poll says President Obama polls slightly better than both Romney and Perry for the 2012 general election.
Ohio members of Congress are deciding how to vote on Speaker John Boehner’s plan to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. A Central Ohio freshman Congressman plans to vote “yes” on the measure.
J. Kenneth Blackwell — the former GOP treasurer, secretary of state and 2006 gubernatorial candidates — just announced on Twitter he won’t run for the seat now held by Democrat Sherrod Brown.
15th District Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy Thursday talked job creation with a group of small business leaders at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Kilroy, a Democrat, says she wants to ensure that small businesses have the tools they need to be successful. But a spokesman for the Republican Party is skeptical.
One of the two Republican candidates for Ohio attorney general has decided to run for state auditor. Delaware County Prosecutor David Yost announced he’d switchraces. He drew criticism from Republican state Rep. Seth Morgan and his Tea Party backers.
Hearings are expected to begin in the state Senate next week on a measure to delay the final year of income tax cuts in Ohio.