September 1, 2015

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Fate of new Firelands school in voters’ hands

HENRIETTA TWP. — A bond issue on the November ballot is all that stands between Firelands Schools and a new middle and high school that could possibly open in four years. Teachers, community members and members of the Firelands Schools Administration convened Wednesday night at Firelands High School to discuss the tentative plan for a Read More…

Going back to the well: Nearly half of Jeb’s donors donated to father, brother

WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush’s fundraising network is two generations in the making, and it shows. About half of the roughly $120 million raised to help him win the Republican presidential nomination comes from donors who previously gave to his brother or father, both former presidents, according to a new analysis of Federal Election Commission records Read More…

Probe of Hillary’s homebrew server could reveal more than just emails

WASHINGTON — Now that federal investigators have Hillary Clinton’s homebrew email server, they could examine files on her machine that would be more revelatory than the emails themselves. Clinton last week handed over to the FBI her private server, which she used to send, receive and store emails during her four years while secretary of Read More…

Trump proposes denying citizenship to natural-born children of illegals; 14th Amendment says otherwise

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to deny citizenship to the babies of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally as part of an immigration plan that emphasizes border security and deportation for millions. He would also rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration. Trump described his expanded vision of how to secure American Read More…

Hillary’s ‘top secret’ emails included talk of drone operations

WASHINGTON — The two emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server that an auditor deemed “top secret” include a discussion of a news article detailing a U.S. drone operation and a separate conversation that could point back to highly classified material in an improper manner or merely reflect information collected independently, U.S. officials who have reviewed Read More…

Fried food, glad-handing and politics: Presidential candidates take to Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa — Sampling the pork chop on a stick. Snapping a selfie with the butter cow. Taking questions about foreign policy from hecklers. For those who would be president, a visit to the Iowa State Fair may be the purest distillation of the campaign experience in the state that starts the voting in Read More…

Pot issue has enough signatures for ballot

LORAIN — Whether people are for legalizing marijuana in Ohio or not, at least now they’ll get the chance to vote on it. That was the sentiment expressed Wednesday by Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer upon learning that the ResponsibleOhio group backing legalization had gathered about 320,000 signatures statewide, more than enough to qualify the issue Read More…

Marijuana issue makes fall ballot

COLUMBUS  — Ohio voters will have the chance to decide this fall whether marijuana should be legalized for medicinal and recreational use. The state’s elections chief said Wednesday that ResponsibleOhio’s legalization proposal met the state’s petition signature requirements to qualify for the November ballot. Organizers had initially fallen short of valid signatures. They gathered some Read More…

Hillary giving up server to Justice Department

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign casts her decision to turn over her personal email server to the Justice Department as cooperating with investigators. Her Republican critics suggest that the move and new revelations about classified information points to her malfeasance as secretary of state. Two emails that traversed Clinton’s personal system were subsequently given Read More…

Bush hits back, blames Hillary for rise of Islamic State

BURBANK, California — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will step up his criticism of Hillary Clinton and her tenure as secretary of state on Tuesday, arguing in a speech on foreign policy the Democratic front-runner shares in the mistakes that he says led to the rise of the Islamic State. The former Florida governor will Read More…