Ohio’s Gas Tax Increases 10.5-Cents

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – June 3rd, 2019

Former Ohio Governor John Kasich

Although former Republican Ohio Governor John Richard Kasich Jr.  was on MSNBC Hardball Show with Chris Matthew boasting of leaving the State of Ohio in excellent financial condition with a surplus, the very first thing in-coming Republican Governor Mike DeWine did was increase Ohio’s gas tax. Ohioans will now pay more for gas and diesel fuel under new state tax rates.

Commencing Monday, July 1st, 2019 the new rates which Republican Governor Mike DeWine has signed in the transportation budget back in April will increase Ohio’s tax on gas by 10.5 cents a gallon and 19 cents tax on diesel fuel. Continue reading “Ohio’s Gas Tax Increases 10.5-Cents”

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader Indicted On 16 Charges

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – June 29th, 2019

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader Indicted On 16 Charges

On Friday, June 28th, 2019 Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader was indicted by a grand jury on 16 different charges.

According to the information received, these indictment(s) includes misdemeanor(s) of conflict-of-interest charges alleging that Reader sought or accepted thousands of dollars in loans from employees of his office together with a county’s vendor. Continue reading “Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader Indicted On 16 Charges”

Charges Against Fredericka Wagner Dismissed

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – June 27th, 2019

Charges Against Fredericka Wagner Dismissed

On Wednesday, June 26th, 2019; Judge Randy D. Deering ordered the charges against Fredericka Wagner be dismissed without prejudice. Also, Deering issued a gag order against the attorneys regarding her case. Continue reading “Charges Against Fredericka Wagner Dismissed”

Biden’s Comments About Segregationist Senator(s) A Non-Factor

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – June 26th, 2019

Front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden

On Tuesday November 3rd, 2020 Americans will elect the next president of the United States. Notable twenty-seven (27) elected officials and public figures are making bids for this honorable position. Subsequently 25 Democrats and (2) two Republicans have entered the race and/or have formed a presidential exploratory committee. Continue reading “Biden’s Comments About Segregationist Senator(s) A Non-Factor”

Man Killed In I-75 Shooting ID’d

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – June 25th, 2019

Rahshann Hose died after a shooting on I-75 Monday, June 24th, 2019

On Tuesday June 25th, 2019 Police have identified 20-year-old Rahshann Hose as the man killed in the shooting on I-75.

According to police report Hose died after a shooting on I-75 Monday, June 24th, 2019. Apparently, the shooting occurred sometime around 10:30 P.M. in the vicinity of I-75 southbound lanes of the interstate near I-74 close to the Northside area. Continue reading “Man Killed In I-75 Shooting ID’d”

Presidential Disaster Declaration Issued For Ohio’s Tornado Impacted Areas

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – June 21st, 2019

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced federal assistance will be available for those who are affected by the tornadoes that tore through Ohio on Memorial Day. To many this is welcome news.

As reported, approximately 18 tornadoes touched down across Ohio on Memorial Day, thus leaving many homes completely destroyed and neighborhoods virtually and completely demolished. Continue reading “Presidential Disaster Declaration Issued For Ohio’s Tornado Impacted Areas”

Arrest Made In Connection With Winton Hills Double Shooting

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – June 22nd, 2019

Cincinnati Police arrested 38-year-old Rodney Etter on an open murder warrant

According to police report on Thursday afternoon, June 20th, 2019 in the 700 block of Dutch Colony Drive there was a double shooting.

This is an outrage. Something have to be done to stop gun violence in our communities. Especially in the Black Communities. Too many of our people are being exterminated or annihilated. Continue reading “Arrest Made In Connection With Winton Hills Double Shooting”

Man Shot, Killed At Bus Stop Not The Intended Target

Written By: Ishton W. Morton -June 21st, 2019

Vehicle -No 1

On Friday, June 21st, 2019 according to police report the man shot and killed at a Cincinnati bus stop on his way to work was not the intended target.

Subsequently, 19 years Brandon Phoenix was shot and killed in a broad daylight on June 5th, 2019 in the Cincinnati’s Mt. Airy neighborhood. Continue reading “Man Shot, Killed At Bus Stop Not The Intended Target”

Council Approved $1.2 Million For Streetcar Deficit

Written By: Ishton W. Morton -June 21st, 2019

Cincinnati Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman

On Wednesday June 19th, 2019 Cincinnati City Council approved a $1.2 million for the streetcar budget deficit. Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman called the streetcar’s funding “a farce.”

Let’s define farce. Generally, in , a farce is a theatrical comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable. Moreover, farce is characterized by physical humor, or the use of deliberate absurdity, or ridiculousness, or nonsense, and broadly stylized performances. Continue reading “Council Approved $1.2 Million For Streetcar Deficit”

Allegedly, Ex-gym Teacher Played Movies Before Molestation

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – June 21st, 2019

25 year old John Austin Hopkins a former Springboro Community City Schools teacher

 On Thursday, June 20th 2019 former Springboro gym teacher 25 years John Austin Hopkins accused of 36 counts of gross sexual imposition against 28 first graders made his first appearance in a Warren County courtroom. Allegedly, ex-gym teacher played movies in class, ask students to sit on lap before molesting them. Continue reading “Allegedly, Ex-gym Teacher Played Movies Before Molestation”