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Potential VP Pick Sen. Portman Still Unknown to Many in His Own State

Potential VP Pick Sen. Portman Still Unknown to Many in His Own State

Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press(NEWARK, Ohio) — Among Washington, D.C. political insiders, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is considered one of the most likely to be picked as Mitt Romney’s running mate.But, in northeastern and central Ohio, eve…

Obama Makes Surprise Stop at Boys and Girls Club

Obama Makes Surprise Stop at Boys and Girls Club

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — On his way out of Cleveland Thursday afternoon, President Obama stopped by the local Boys and Girls Club, sneaking into the back of a gym and surprising a room full of kids.The children, who were playing bas…

As Obama and Romney Duel in Ohio, Hometown Son Rob Portman Pounds Obama

As Obama and Romney Duel in Ohio, Hometown Son Rob Portman Pounds Obama

Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press(WASHINGTON) — If Ohio is a battleground, Thursday the first shots were fired in the war for the White House. As Mitt Romney and Obama gave dueling speeches, Ohio’s hometown Republican Senator Rob Portman…

Ohio Showdown: Obama, Romney Offer Economic Choice

Ohio Showdown: Obama, Romney Offer Economic Choice

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney gave economic speeches at almost the same time in Ohio today. But their arguments could not have been more different. Set in one of the swing states that w…

Obama to Hit Reset Button on Campaign in Ohio

Obama to Hit Reset Button on Campaign in Ohio

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will use a speech in Ohio on Thursday to hit a reset button on his re-election campaign, following a stretch of bad economic news and messaging missteps that have shaken Democrats’ confidence a…

Romney Predicts Obama Will Change Course in Ohio Speech

Romney Predicts Obama Will Change Course in Ohio Speech

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney today offered a scathing preview of the speech President Obama is set to deliver Thursday in Ohio, warning a group of business leaders that while the president will speak “eloq…

97-Year-Old High School Dropout Gets Diploma

97-Year-Old High School Dropout Gets Diploma

In this screenshot provided by Fox8, Ann Colagiovanni, 97, receives an honorary diploma at Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio.(SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio) — A 97-year-old Ohio woman who dropped out of high school during the Depression to help sup…

Fatally Stabbed Woman Runs Over Alleged Assailant’s 2-Year-Old Daughter

Fatally Stabbed Woman Runs Over Alleged Assailant’s 2-Year-Old Daughter

Image Credit: Cleveland Police(CLEVELAND, Ohio) — An Ohio woman who was allegedly stabbed by her best friend as she sat in a running car, stepped on the gas before she died and ran over her alleged attacker’s two toddlers, killing one, police sa…

Romney Spokesman Throws a Question at Biden During Dinner Run-In

Romney Spokesman Throws a Question at Biden During Dinner Run-In

ABC News(STEUBENVILLE, Ohio) — One of Mitt Romney’s spokesmen, in Ohio to attend Vice President’s Joe Biden’s speech Wednesday in nearby Youngstown, Ohio, got some unexpected one-on-one time with the veep that evening when he was sea…

Joe Biden Lays Into Romney, GOP: ‘They Don’t Get Who We Are!’

Joe Biden Lays Into Romney, GOP: ‘They Don’t Get Who We Are!’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) — At a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio, Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden lit into Republicans and their presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney for what he described as a failure to understand the pligh…

Romney Stalls in Response to Obama Treason Comment

Romney Stalls in Response to Obama Treason Comment

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(EUCLID, Ohio) — Mitt Romney ignored the comment of a woman at an Ohio town hall event who suggested that President Obama be charged with treason, a crime punishable by death.At the gathering outside Cleveland, the woman stood u…

Thousands Turn Out for Obama, But Ohio Arena Goes Unfilled

Thousands Turn Out for Obama, But Ohio Arena Goes Unfilled

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)(RICHMOND, Va.) — Thousands turned out for President Obama on Saturday at his first re-election campaign rallies in Ohio and Virginia but there were no overflowing crowds — a distinct contrast from the sce…

Feds: We Found Fugitive’s $1M Stash

Feds: We Found Fugitive’s $1M Stash

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Dept./U.S. Marshals(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Marshals said Wednesday they have found $1 million in cash in a storage locker rented by the recently captured fugitive known as Bobby Thompson. The man accused of setting up a fake Nav…

Ohio School Shooting Suspect Competent to Stand Trial, Judge Rules

Ohio School Shooting Suspect Competent to Stand Trial, Judge Rules

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(CHARDON, Ohio) — Ohio school shooting suspect T.J. Lane is mentally competent to stand trial for the deadly rampage that left three students dead, a judge ruled Wednesday.Lane, 17, is accused of shooting five students at Char…

Surviving Exotic Animals Returned to Owner in Ohio

Surviving Exotic Animals Returned to Owner in Ohio

Jay LaPrete/Getty Images(ZANESVILLE, Ohio) — Ohio officials plan to return five exotic animals to a woman whose husband released 50 wild animals, including mountain lions, Bengal tigers and bears, into the Ohio suburbs last year before committing suic…

Obama in Ohio Draws Contrast with GOP on Jobs Aid

Obama in Ohio Draws Contrast with GOP on Jobs Aid

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(CLEVELAND) — President Obama Wednesday touted the success of his job training initiatives for the unemployed, while warning voters that they are in the crosshairs of Republicans’ proposed budget cuts.Obam…

Thirteen Seed Ohio Advances to Sweet Sixteen

Thirteen Seed Ohio Advances to Sweet Sixteen

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, TN)  — The thirteenth seeded Ohio Bobcats defeated the South Florida Bulls 62-56 to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament.
Junior guard Walter Offutt led the Bobcats with 2…

Biden to Cast Election as ‘Stark Choice’ in Campaign Debut

Biden to Cast Election as ‘Stark Choice’ in Campaign Debut

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday will begin to lay out a defining argument for President Obama’s re-election with an Ohio speech outlining a simple, populist message aimed at independent voters in swing …

Stabbing Rampage in Ohio; Suspect and Others Critically Wounded

Stabbing Rampage in Ohio; Suspect and Others Critically Wounded

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A man armed with three knives went on a rampage in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, stabbing four people before he was shot multiple times by a police officer.Grant Medical Center in Columbus confirmed that th…

Dennis Kucinich Will Not Compete Against ‘Joe the Plumber’

Dennis Kucinich Will Not Compete Against ‘Joe the Plumber’

Chip Somodevill​a/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Former Democratic presidential candidate and progressive favorite Rep. Dennis Kucinich lost to Rep. Marcy Kaptur in Tuesday’s 9th District congressional primary.Kaptur will now compete against S…

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