Steve Kraus sentencing today in Ottawa County

Steve-Kraus-HeadshotFrom Ralph Kraus, Fireland Patriots. I hope everyone got the message that the sentencing was moved up to 10:00 am this morning. We met outside the Court House and prayed for 30 minutes. I would estimate around 40 observers entered the court room as spectators filling all available seats. 95% were Steve’s family, friends and supporters. From the Prosecution side, we saw only the owner of the house Helen Stein & someone with her. No […]

Republican Liberty Caucus Announces Formation of Ohio Charter

Ohio_RLCThe Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) is pleased to announce the approval of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio’s (RLCOH) charter application, making it the 41st official state affiliate of the RLC. “The Republican Liberty Caucus is an important grassroots organization that advocates for liberty at all levels of government,” said Congressman Thomas Massie (R- KY). “Before I ran for Congress, I was honored to receive their endorsement in my local race for County Judge Executive. […]

Portman Co-Sponsors Bill to Prohibit Federal Education Mandates

imgresA few high profile Republican U.S. Senators introduced S. 182, Learning Opportunities Created at the Local (LOCAL) Level Act, on January 16th, which would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (EASA) to prohibit federal education mandates. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Sponsored by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and co-sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), James Inhofe (R-OK) and Ohio’s Rob Portman, S. 182 […]

Kasich Administration Reduces Medicaid Services for Developmentally Disabled

imagesWhile Governor Kasich talks of renewing Medicaid expansion for abled bodied adults, his Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is quietly reducing Medicaid services for Ohio’s developmentally disabled population. The DODD released its Final Report of the Strategic Planning Leadership Group in late December which calls for a 50 percent reduction in beds for Intermediate Care Facility homes that provide skilled nursing and personal care as well as community access to school, day services, and recreation […]