by German Lopez
Mandel may have broken campaign law, Medicaid overhaul coming, endorsements roll out
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel was involved in two car crashes and reported neither,
and one of the crashes may have violated federal campaign
finance law. During a March accident, Mandel, a Republican, was riding
in a vehicle owned by his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign months after he
lost to Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown. Federal law states Senate
campaign property can't be used for personal use or to campaign for a
different office, such as state treasurer. Mandel’s state treasurer
campaign says it rented out the car from the Senate campaign, but The
Associated Press found the check didn’t clear out until June 30 — seven
months after the Senate campaign and four months after the crash — and
the rent wasn’t fully paid for until reporters started asking questions.
Republican state legislators are drafting a bill that would overhaul Ohio’s Medicaid program. The legislation isn’t the Medicaid expansion,
which Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder now says isn’t a good idea.
Instead, the upcoming bill would make changes to attempt to control Medicaid’s rising costs, which
have put an increasing strain on the state budget in the past few years. Batchelder
says the bill will be introduced in the fall and likely voted out of the
House by the end of the year.
Mayoral candidates John Cranley and Roxanne Qualls are rolling out their latest endorsements.
Yesterday, State Rep. Alicia Reece said she’s backing Cranley. On
Friday, Qualls touted support from Equality Ohio, the Miami Group of the
Sierra Club, the National Organization of Women Cincinnati, Plumbers
and Pipefitters Local 392 and the Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District
Council of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers. Endorsements rarely influence the outcome of elections.
The Ohio Parole Board rejected a killer’s plea for mercy.
Harry Mitts Jr. is scheduled to die by injection on Sept. 25 for
killing two men, including a police officer, at an apartment. Court
records claim Mitts uttered racial slurs before killing his first
victim, who was black. Mitts’ defense says he was blacked out from
alcohol the night of the slayings and didn’t know what he was doing.
With the board’s rejection, Mitts’ fate is now up to Gov. John Kasich,
who could commute the sentence to life in prison.
Susan Castellini, wife of the Cincinnati Reds CEO, will join the Cincinnati Parks Board after being appointed earlier in August by Mayor Mark Mallory and City Council.
Hospice of Cincinnati obtained a $2.3 million grant from
from Bethesda Inc. and Catholic Health Initiatives to launch an
initiative that will encourage doctors, terminally ill patients and their families to discuss end-of-life planning.
Three former employees are suing Cincinnati-based Jeff Ruby eateries for allegedly taking tips from staff, which supposedly caused employees to earn less than minimum wage.
Between Sept. 19 and Sept. 30, Cincinnati’s Horseshoe Casino will become the first venue in Ohio to host a World Series of Poker circuit event.
Popular Science claims it met the world’s smartest dog.
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The Cincinnati Zoo had to euthanize one of the world’s
most famous endangered Sumatran rhinos, Ipuh, who in 2001 became the
first male Sumatran rhino to sire offspring in captivity since the 19th
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And the rest of the world blinks with mild incredulity
BREAKING NEWS EVERYBODY!
The Boy Who Cried Wolf, yes, the proverbial shepherd boy
from Aesop’s Fables who was so lonely that he invents a wolf attack to
get the villagers’ attention, has endorsed serial liar state Treasurer Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate. According to the Ohio Democratic Party.
We at CityBeat receive many news releases all day, but
this appears to be the first time a fictional character has endorsed a
candidate for Senate. Though the release is right that Mandel has a
“penchant for repeating previously debunked lies,” the sheer absurdity
of the release has caused the news team here at your friendly
neighborhood alt weekly to dub it “the dumbest press release of the
Here’s the release in its entirety, with names of the guilty redacted. Happy weekend, y’all.
Friday, August 3, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BREAKING: Boy Who Cried Wolf Endorses Josh Mandel For Senate
Touts Mandel's Ability To Consistently Repeat Previously Debunked Lies: "Us Serial Liars Need To Stick Together"
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Boy Who Cried Wolf announced
his endorsement of Josh Mandel today, ending speculation about who the
world renowned liar would support in the Ohio senate race this November.
"Josh Mandel shares my ideals, my values and most importantly my less-than-casual relationship with the truth," said the Boy Who Cried Wolf.
"Us serial liars need to stick together, and now that Josh Mandel's
officially been crowned King of Ohio's Liars, the choice for me is
simple. I'm honored to support Josh and I look forward to joining him
and his special interest friends on the campaign trail as they lie about
Sherrod and distort his record on the issues from now through
The Boy Who Cried Wolf rose to fame for repeatedly
proclaiming that his sheep were being attacked by a wolf, when in fact,
no wolf had attacked his sheep. Much like the Boy Who Cried Wolf, Josh
Mandel's star has risen largely because of his penchant for repeating
previously debunked lies. This week Josh Mandel earned the "Pants on Fire crown" from Politifact Ohio, an award reserved for the worst liar among all Ohio politicians.
Paid for by the Ohio Democratic Party, Chris Redfern, Chairman