Washington authorities are still trying to learn more about yesterday's incident at the Capitol, where a driver sped away from police and crashed, after a brief chase and a volley of gunfire.
Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown was among those moved away from the Hart Senate Office Building when shots rang out. He was walking outside with Democratic Senators Robert Casey of Pennsylvania and Jeff Merkley of Oregon.
Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10th) has voted with the majority of other House Republicans in favor of a 2014 budget that would defund the Affordable Care Act. Republican congressmen pushed for the bill with the knowledge the Senate and the President would reject it, and in the final days of the fiscal year, the controversy devolved into a showdown, and finally to a partial shutdown of the federal government for the first time in 17 years. As of Thursday, Oct. 3, that shutdown was still underway with no end in sight.
Statehouse rally opposing Ohio laws that limit access to abortions and other women's health care is drawing participants from around the state and country.
Members of more than 50 women's groups, labor unions and others are expected at Wednesday's event. The "We Won't Go Back" rally takes issue with funding cuts to Planned Parenthood as well as abortion-related restrictions placed on Ohio's publicly funded hospitals and on counselors at taxpayer-funded rape crisis centers.
Feminist Majority Foundation president Ellie Smeal is among speakers.
Tuesday is the start of absentee voting in Ohio and one school board race in Clark County has an emotional issue to deal with. School board candidate Ron Lyons died recently, but his name will still appear on the ballot for the Tecumseh School Board race.
The 76-year-old Lyons was well liked in the area and served on the Tecumseh School Board and as a Bethel Township Trustee. The Air Force veteran died unexpectedly last week.
Tea Party activists are being told they have a lot of opportunity in next year’s elections, as they continue to oppose Republicans on several issues. But they also are being told they have a lot of work to do.
The Tea Party’s annual statewide We The People Convention was a sellout. More than 300 activists gathered in a ballroom at the Columbus Convention Center to talk about religion in politics, the economy, a Constitutional amendment for a federal balanced budget, Medicaid expansion and a preview of next year’s statewide ballot.