Newly Released Texts Show Ohio Politicians’ Involvement in Passing House Bill 6: Capitol Letter

Let’s talk about the texts: Lt. Gov. Jon Husted has sought to make the more than $1 billion nuclear bailout included in House Bill 6 even bigger, according to a trove of new text messages from former FirstEnergy executives Chuck Jones and Mike Dowling obtained via the Ohio Consumers’ Council Bureau. As Jeremy Pelzer reports, the texts also show how current U.S. Representative Mike Carey, a Republican from Columbus, helped organize a $100,000 contribution to a black money group controlled by then-President Larry Householder. ‘Ohio House. Other high-profile politicians mentioned in the texts include Bob Paduchik, now chairman of the Ohio Republican Party, and Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Ryan de Niles.

hot shots: The monkeypox vaccine is rare, so Ohio created a three-tier priority system for determining who gets vaccines, writes Laura Hancock. The Ohio Department of Health held its first briefing on monkeypox on Thursday. Ohio has now had 75 cases, out of more than 10,000 nationwide. The Ohio Department of Health also announced new back-to-school coronavirus guidelines to align with new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Solar flares: Ryan, who is seeking the US Senate seat that will be vacated by Rob Portman’s retirement, wants President Joe Biden to sign an executive order that would require the federal government to source solar electricity that it buys from fabricated solar panels in the United States, instead of panels imported from countries like China. “With the support of your administration, domestic solar manufacturers in states like Ohio could do so much more,” the Niles-area Democrat wrote in a letter to Biden Thursday. Ryan also introduced legislation that would require the federal government to buy its solar power from companies that use panels made in the United States.

Gas Money: The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $3.2 million from last year’s bipartisan infrastructure bill to the Portage Area Regional Transit Authority that it will use to replace five diesel buses with more environmentally friendly ones. environment that use renewable compressed natural gas, reports Sabrina Eaton.

Federal dollars for CWRU: Case Western Reserve University will participate in two national engineering collaborations as part of more than $100 million in federal grants announced Wednesday, writes Sean McDonnell. The National Science Foundation announced the creation of four new engineering research centers, each getting $26 million over five years. Each project will have a handful of universities working together, including a group leader. Case is part of two of four new centers, one run by Ohio State and the other by Texas Tech.

Dead end: The FBI said Thursday that a gunman wearing a body armor attempted to breech the agency’s field office in Cincinnati on Thursday, Quinlan Bentley and Brook Endale report for the Cincinnati Enquirer. After fleeing on Interstate-71, the man engaged in an hour-long confrontation with the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Clinton County.

Complete plate: As Dayton and other cities roll out automatic license plate readers, Cornelius Frolik and Greg Lynch of the Dayton Daily News have written an explainer on how they work. The cameras are installed in patrol cars. They scan license plates and compare them to lists of stolen vehicles or lists of car owners wanted for crimes.

School rules: The Thomas Fordham Institute, a conservative education policy think tank, has sued the U.S. Department of Education over rules governing charter school enrollment and use, reports Susan Tebben of the ‘OhioCapital Journal. Previously, Gov. Mike DeWine signed a letter sent to the Biden administration about new charter school regulations, saying they would ultimately narrow school choice in Ohio.

This former Cleveland Spiders pitcher lost his left hand in a gun-related accident but still managed to be the first to throw two consecutive hits in Major League history. Who is he?

Email your response to [email protected]. The correct first responder will be mentioned in next week’s newsletter.

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The Tattler was Dayton’s first African-American weekly and was written and edited by a famous poet and published by two of his high school acquaintances. Name the poet and editors.

Answer: Paul Laurence Dunbar published The Tattler for about six weeks in 1890 and 1891, a few years before his poetry and other literary writings gained wider recognition. Orville Wright, who attended high school with Dunbar, and Wilbur Wright published the paper through their publishing company.

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Communications Counsel, the Columbus-based crisis communications firm, has hired Libby Krieger as an associate. She recently graduated from Grove City College.

U.S. Representative Jim Jordan, a Republican from Champaign County, will accompany his Florida colleague, Matt Gaetz, to Pensacola, Fla., on Saturday for a “Hold Biden Accountable Tour.”

The National Federation of Independent Business Political Action Committee has endorsed Rocky River Republican Max Miller’s candidacy for Congress.

Friday: Former State Representative Anne Gonzales; Kimberly Hartman, Administrative Director and Director of Human Resources at Ohio House

Saturday: Lewis Lainhart, Legislative Assistant to State Representative Michael Loychik; Kevin Servick, Kevin Servick, Director of Corporate Government and Senior Advisor to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Sunday: State Representative Thomas Hall

“And then they asked for tapes of voting machines. And they’re like little cash register tapes you’d get in your supermarket when you’re shopping. These are about 60 to 70 feet long each twice a day in the morning and evening. And they also asked for copies of those tapes.

Warren County Board of Elections Director Brian Sleeth told Ohio Public Media’s Karen Kasler that despite the lack of a credible threat of large-scale voter fraud, county boards of elections have received requests for a huge amount of voting records – including copies of all ballots and copies of voting machine tapes. The applications are nearly identical except for the email addresses and signatures at the bottom.

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