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Ohio Republicans Pushing Outright Abortion Ban That Would Make It Punishable by Death Ohio Republicans Pushing Outright Abortion Ban That Would Make It Punishable by Death

The Ohio state legislature, specifically the House, last week decided to give the heartbeat bill—dictating abortions cannot be performed when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks—another pass. Now, anti-abortion Republicans are ramping up their attack on reproductive rights even…

Akron Police Caught on Video Wailing on Man They Have Pinned to the Ground

In a viral video posted online on Sunday, police officers in Akron, OH, can be seen pinning a purported suspect on the ground, using a Taser and chokeholding on him, and then delivering at least a dozen blows to the man’s body after backup arrived.

Trump Praises Robert E. Lee in Ohio and No One Boos Him Off the
Stage Trump Praises Robert E. Lee in Ohio and No One Boos Him Off the Stage

It’s a scary time we’re living in when a sitting president calls neo-Nazis “good people” and openly praises the slaveholding Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the state where Ulysses S. Grant was born.

GOP Senate Candidate Flew on Strip-Club Owner’s Plane to Meet ‘Faith Leaders’  GOP Senate Candidate Flew on Strip-Club Owner’s Plane to Meet ‘Faith Leaders’ 

The selective morality—or the lack thereof—of Republican politicians these days is always a trait to behold.

Another Ohio Police Department Hires
the Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice Another Ohio Police Department Hires the Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice

Timothy Loehmann, the former Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, will soon have another badge and gun.

Republican State Lawmaker Has a Truly Awful Take on Cops Tasing Children Republican State Lawmaker Has a Truly Awful Take on Cops Tasing Children

It might seem like a nonstarter to think that cops should not send hundreds—if not thousands—of volts of electricity through the fragile bodies of still-growing children. But for one state lawmaker in Ohio, police officers using tasers on kids is apparently totally fine.

Our Institutions Are Still Failing Sex Workers  Our Institutions Are Still Failing Sex Workers 

Last Thursday, 23-year-old Donna Castleberry, a mother and sex worker, was shot eight times by an undercover police officer in Columbus, OH. The police officer, Andrew Mitchell, shot Castleberry when she stabbed him in the hand in the back of his unmarked car. Castleberry later died in the hospital. Mitchell was…

Ohio's 12th District Race Narrows as More Votes Are Found  Ohio's 12th District Race Narrows as More Votes Are Found 

Every vote really does count in the Ohio special election between Democrat Danny O’Connor and Republican Troy Balderson, which has yet to be called since yesterday’s election. While the country waits for the absentee and provisional ballots to be added to the total, O’Connor just snagged a few extra votes, narrowing…

The GOP's Likely Win in Super-Close Ohio Election Is Still Very Bad News for Them The GOP's Likely Win in Super-Close Ohio Election Is Still Very Bad News for Them

Democrats were hopeful that candidate Danny O’Connor could win the special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District on Tuesday night, where he ran against Trump-endorsed Republican Troy Balderson. The seat opened up when Republican incumbent Rep. Pat Tiberi resigned to join the private sector. Winning it would…

Ohio Republican Wisely Insults a Large Chunk of His District Right Before Very Close Election Ohio Republican Wisely Insults a Large Chunk of His District Right Before Very Close Election

Ohio state Senator Troy Balderson is running as the Republican in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District special election today. At most points over the past hundred years, this would mean that he was virtually entitled to the seat. But it’s hard to be the Republican candidate in special elections these days—Balderson is…

These Trump Fans Might Want to
Reevaluate Their Wardrobe These Trump Fans Might Want to Reevaluate Their Wardrobe

It’s been one of the many lingering questions as of late: How far are Trump supporters willing to go to stick it to the libs?

Trump Embraces Accused Sexual Assault
Enabler Jim Jordan in Ohio Trump Embraces Accused Sexual Assault Enabler Jim Jordan in Ohio

At a Republican campaign rally in Ohio on Saturday, accused sexual predator Donald Trump hugged and lavished praise on Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, who is accused of ignoring the sexual assault of dozens of athletes by a former physician at Ohio State University, when Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach in the…

Trump Fully and Totally Endorses Republican Congressman Who's Not Even on the Ballot Trump Fully and Totally Endorses Republican Congressman Who's Not Even on the Ballot

President Trump tweeted his wholehearted support for Congressman Steve Stivers of Ohio in the special U.S. House election next Tuesday, praising Stivers for being “tough on crime & borders” and “big on 2nd Amendment” in an almost word-for-word copy of his previous Twitter endorsements.

Stormy Daniels Arrest in Columbus Was Seemingly a Planned Hit Job Stormy Daniels Arrest in Columbus Was Seemingly a Planned Hit Job

Earlier this month, adult film star Stormy Daniels was arrested while performing at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio. She was accused of touching patrons while performing, which is illegal under Ohio law. The next day, the charges were dropped.

Stormy Daniels Arrested While Performing at An Ohio Strip Club, Raising a Bunch of Eyebrows Stormy Daniels Arrested While Performing at An Ohio Strip Club, Raising a Bunch of Eyebrows

Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who’s currently on a national tour in the wake of her legal battle with President Trump, was arrested by undercover police officers on Wednesday night while performing at a strip club in Ohio.

Ohio Greets Mike Pence with Giant LGBTQ
Dance Party and Protests Ohio Greets Mike Pence with Giant LGBTQ Dance Party and Protests

A lot of people went to great lengths Friday to let Vice President Mike Pence know he’s far from beloved in Columbus, OH.

DOJ Compares Undocumented Immigrants Caught in Ohio Raid to Bank Robbers DOJ Compares Undocumented Immigrants Caught in Ohio Raid to Bank Robbers

A Department of Justice spokesperson compared undocumented immigrants arrested during an immigration raid at a gardening business this week to actual bank robbers.

Undercover ICE Officer Reportedly Lured Workers at Ohio Garden Store with Donuts Before Massive Raid  Undercover ICE Officer Reportedly Lured Workers at Ohio Garden Store with Donuts Before Massive Raid 

A plainclothes federal officer walked into an Ohio gardening store early Tuesday and allegedly lured workers to gather themselves by offering free donuts. Splinter has obtained a video recording of a 17-year-old worker describing the incident. She said a man carrying three boxes of donuts entered the store and claimed…

The Awful Spectacle of 200 Immigration Officers Raiding a Couple of Garden Stores The Awful Spectacle of 200 Immigration Officers Raiding a Couple of Garden Stores

U.S. immigration officials on Tuesday sent about 200 law enforcement agents to raid two flower and gardening stores near Sandusky, Ohio.

The Left Needs Some Money The Left Needs Some Money

Tuesday night saw primary elections in four different states. The biggest surprise was in how few surprises there were; for one night at least, the establishment wings of both parties got what they wanted.

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