Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ohio in the News

* According to the Huffington Post, J.C. Penney will be closing some of its stores, including one in Wooster, Ohio.

* Various news sources are reporting about Ohio's latest execution. The Seattle Times, Washington Post, The Nation, the Columbus Dispatch, and other media outlets have the story.


>>> Ed FitzGerald, Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor, has provided great leadership in cleaning up a backlog of cases in Cuyahoga County.

The county’s backlog of felony warrants dropped and the number of sex offender verifications climbed in 2013, according to a Wednesday news release from Executive Ed FitzGerald. 

More than 90 percent of Cuyahoga County’s sex offenders were verified – proven to live at their registered address by an in-person visit – by law enforcement last year. In 2012, only 70 percent of the county’s sex offenders were verified, according to the release.

The county also made strides in cutting down its backlog of active felony warrants. Officials pared down the list of nearly 12,500 warrants by 22 percent in 2013, the release said....

FitzGerald's leadership and skills as a former FBI agent are definitely what is needed in Ohio. 

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*   When contaminated water in West Virginia forced a ban on drinking water for 300,000 residents, people across the country were horrified at John Boehner response.

"The issue is this: We have enough regulations on the books. And what the administration ought to be doing is actually doing their jobs," Boehner said. "I am entirely confident that there are ample regulations already on the books to protect the health and safety of the American people."

We don't have enough regulations if water can become dangerous because of an company's action.