Columbus, One of the Fastest-Growing Big American Cities, Is Often Overlooked

I was raised in Ohio, and then I left to earn some degrees and become a professor—a short-lived career that I decided wasn’t for me. But before I exited that exciting life of grading and faculty meetings, it brought me back to Ohio and, so far, I’ve stayed. Ohio is more than the controversial headlines it makes. It’s more than beautiful farmland. It is pinned on almost every corner by creative, vibrant cities, cool, small college towns and historic villages, with a flourishing outdoor world in-between. All of that magic…

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America’s Most Banned Books Author Elaine Hopkins Calls BS On Parents ‘Worrying’

More than 1,600 different books Public schools and libraries have been banned for the past school year, as parents and community members across the country continue to stir up hell over acts that address cultural identities, racism, homophobia and abuse. Many banners in favor of the book insist that the material is simply not suitable for younger readers. But the authors say these concerns are just excuses — and they’re really about exclusion. “They act like they’re worried about the kids,” he said, “but they’re not.” Ellen Hopkinsauthor crankAnd the…

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Can the MAGA cavalry save JD Vance from the apathy unleashed by the Ohio “Hillbilly” party?

YONGSOWN, Ohio – The night before the Secret Service, RV merchandise vendors and thousands of big MAGA fans descended on Youngstown for a Trump rally in honor of Republican Senate contender J.D. Vance, the city’s biggest show under the lights at Ryan Stadium. Paying off COVID-19 relief funds and the site of the first-ever penalty mark tossed at an American football game in 1941, the renovated ground reached its maximum capacity of 7,000 by halftime for the highly anticipated Chaney v Canfield, a suburban-city rivalry With high school football teams…

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Jimmy Kimmel cries at Trump’s horrific QAnon rally

Donald Trump has totally gone to QAnon, and Jimmy Kimmel has some concerns. On Monday night, the late-night host showed footage from the former president’s latest rally in Youngstown, Ohio over the weekend where supporters can be seen Raise the index fingers To seemingly represent Qunun’s motto, “Where we go one, we all go”. “All of these people are reacting to what sounds like a QAnon song that people played at the rally,” Kimmel explained. “They hold up one finger, which means one, which is their average IQ I think.”…

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Stop Theft Fans Bury Election Workers In Record Demands

The wave of emails started two weeks ago. The letters—some anonymous, others with identical text but from four different people, and more from a person in New Jersey—were addressed to a clerk for the city of Shotsbury, Massachusetts, of 1,700 residents. Each of the 10 individual letters had a hostile tone and requested non-existent records from the 2020 elections. They, and similar requests sent to other districts, left election officials confused and wringing their hands. “Shootsbury is a very small town, and as in many rural communities, my electorate has…

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Donovan Lewis’ sister, Tatiana Crowder, drowns in Ricky Anderson, the Columbus cop who killed him

The Columbus cop who shot Donovan Lewis while the unarmed 20-year-old was in bed last month was previously fired from the force after being criminally charged in connection with a bank side party. The shooting did not involve the use of force, and an arbitrator later reinstated Officer Ricky Anderson. She told the Daily Beast that learning about the history renewed the anger and hurt that Louis’s sister felt. “If we do these kinds of things in any normal job, you won’t get your job anymore,” Tatiana Crowder, 28, told…

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Donovan Lewis’ mother, Rebecca Doran, angry with Columbus police after shooting, video shows

While a new video offers a fresh perspective on the murder of Donovan Lewis, a 20-year-old black man who was shot by a Columbus police officer in bed last month while likely clutching a vape pen, the murdered man’s family has issued a new call for justice. “I want to see real action,” Lewis’ mother, Rebecca Doran, said during a press conference Thursday outside Columbus City Hall, noting that she was “a little bit at a loss.” “There’s the slang saying, ‘Don’t talk about it, be about it.’ Let’s see…

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Cops say Landon Parrott intentionally left his baby Kyler in a hot car in New Philadelphia

Ohio police said a one-year-old boy died in a hot car after his father intentionally left him there for five hours. The temperature outside was 87 degrees when young Keeler Parrott was confined to his car seat with nothing to drink and no air conditioning on Thursday, according to authorities. “We estimate that this made the car’s interior about 130 degrees,” Dett. Tell Capt. Ty Norris of the New Philadelphia Police Department W.J.W. Norris said Tyler’s mother was at work and that his father, Landon Parrott, 19, didn’t want his…

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Donovan family’s lawyers Louis Columbus tear up the ‘barbaric murder’ of an unarmed black man

The family of Donovan Lewis, the 20-year-old black man who was shot in bed Tuesday by a Columbus police officer while possibly holding an e-cigarette pen, are demanding answers and justice after the latest act of police brutality in a city with an ugly history. . “He was treated like an animal,” Rex Elliott, an attorney for Columbus, who represents the family, said after showing body camera footage at a Thursday news conference. “There was no excuse – let me be clear – there was no excuse for the officer…

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Representative Tim Ryan Seidstep drops previous support for State of the Union student debt relief

Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) told CNN’s Dana Bach on Sunday that President Biden prioritized the wrong people in announcing his student loan forgiveness this week — despite his previously urging that relief only years ago. The House representative and current Democratic candidate for an open state Senate seat has advised Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student loan debt for some recipients in state of the union. “There are a lot of people getting hurt in our society right now,” he said. People are crushed by inflation, gas…

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