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Democrat gov. candidate allegedly drove without full license

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The democrat candidate for Ohio governor apparently drove without a full license in 2012. When a police report surfaced about Ed FitzGerald sitting in an empty parking lot two years ago with a woman, he called a press conference and stated he had simply been talking with the woman, and then drove her to her hotel before driving home himself, according to the Dispatch. But for several years (including the incident with the woman that came into question) FitzGerald only had a temporary driving permit, which would require another licensed driver to be with him whenever he drove, meaning if he did drive home after dropping off the woman, he was driving illegally. The candidate has since apologized and said since 2012 he has had a valid driver’s license.

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Previously August 1, 2014
Ohio democrat calls press conference, cancels campaign stops

Ed FitzGerald who is a Democrat candidate for Ohio governor has canceled two of his campaign stops and¬†called a press conference at 2:30 p.m., according to the Dispatch. He will most likely discuss the police record from a suburb outside of Cleveland, when he was found in a parked parking lot with another person. The police approached the car in Oct. 2013 when a caller notified them about its presence and that it had been there for about half an hour. FitzGerald was in the car with “a friend, just talking” according to the report.

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NY Times lauds Dr. Amy Acton with video tribute

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If you live in Ohio, you'd have to have been living under rock these last 6 weeks to not know who Dr. Amy Acton is. Now the NY Times is making sure the rest of the country knows too with this nearly 7-minute tribute video titled, "The leader we all wish we had".

As the state's lead spokesperson on the healthcare side of the pandemic, Acton has received wide praise from both near and far. Despite recent protests that occurred outside of her Bexley home, most Ohioans believe she has been a shining star in these dark times.

She has a tribute t-shirt, "Not all Heroes Wear capes" created by Homage

Her own (Ok, Gov. Dewine too) tribute parody video

Her very own bobblehead from the Bobblehead Hall of Fame

A Facebook Fan Page with over 133,000 members

Here's our profile piece from the April issue of (614) Magazine - the cover of which is featured in the NY Times video. Very cool, Sarah!

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Views from the state house protest

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For the third consecutive day, hundreds of protestors were out in force around the state house grounds. The demands of the loosely organized crowd are as diverse as the people in it. Signs run the gamut from - lifting the stay-at-home order, anti-vaccine issues, damage caused by non-essential business closures, constitutionality, and even a plea to release Joe Exotic.

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Poll: Who won last night’s Democratic Debate in Westerville?

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Last night, Westerville's Otterbein University hosted the Democratic Debate. Twelve presidential hopefuls took the stage to win the votes of spectators in the auditorium and viewers who watched from their living rooms across the nation.

According to co-host CNN, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Amy Klobuchar, and Bernie Sanders championed the night. Co-host The New York Times mostly agrees, with the opinion writers saying Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg were among the top performers last night, but Elizabeth Warren was the clear leader.

What do you think? Take our poll below to see who Columbus thinks won the Democratic Debate.

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