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  • Republican candidate John Kasich confirms AIPAC appearance

    March 17, 2016 | 10:17 am

    Fresh off his first victory in a primary, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich will speak at the upcoming AIPAC policy conference.

    The American Israel Public Affairs Committee announced Thursday that Kasich, the governor of Ohio, had confirmed his appearance at the...

  • Trump scores crucial win in Florida as five states vote

    March 15, 2016 | 5:05 pm

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump scored a crucial win in the Florida primary on Tuesday, striking a potentially fatal blow to rival Marco Rubio's campaign and moving closer to securing the party's nomination as five U.S. states voted.

    Trump was aiming to sweep...

  • Jewish platform raises political dough for Cruz

    March 15, 2016 | 10:34 am

    UPDATED 11:54 a.m.

    A group of Orthodox Jews supporting Ted Cruz for president have launched a 24-hour campaign to raise $1 million for Cruz's campaign on the day of crucial primary contests in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina.

    The campaign "Million For Ted"...

  • Israel emerges as campaign issue ahead of voting in three big Jewish states

    March 15, 2016 | 8:32 am

    Israel has prominently emerged as a presidential campaign issue ahead of critical primary contests in five states on Tuesday, three of which – Ohio, Illinois and Florida – have substantial Jewish communities.

    Israel was the subject of a heated exchange in the Republican debate...

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  • Kasich’s relationship with Ohio Jews goes way back

    March 10, 2016 | 10:45 am

    Brad Kastan, a prominent Jewish leader in Columbus, Ohio, spoke with Jewish Insider about his relationship with and support of Republican presidential candidate John Kasich.

    In a phone conversation with Jewish Insider on Wednesday, Kastan, a money manager and veteran in the...

  • Jewish day schools in two US cities receive threatening phone calls

    February 9, 2016 | 2:34 pm

    Threats to Jewish day schools in two U.S. cities prompted police investigations a day after Jewish schools in Britain received bomb threats.

    The Perelman Jewish Day School in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, received a threatening phone call at 10:30 a.m....

  • 7 employees of Jewish family company among dead in Ohio plane crash

    November 12, 2015 | 10:56 am

    Eight of the nine people killed in an Ohio plane crash have been identified, seven from a Jewish family company in South Florida.

    The passengers were employees of PEBB Enterprises, a real estate firm in Boca Raton. No one survived the Tuesday evening crash of the chartered plane...

  • Ohio man accused of plotting government attack pleads not guilty

    January 22, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in federal court on Thursday.

    Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati, is being held without bail after prosecutors said he posed a threat to...

  • Ohio man arrested for planning attack on U.S. Capitol

    January 14, 2015 | 3:38 pm

    An Ohio man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants was arrested and charged on Wednesday in connection with a plot to attack the U.S. Capitol with guns and bombs, court documents disclosed.

    Christopher Cornell, 20, of Cincinnati researched the construction of pipe bombs,...

  • Anna Angel, Jonathan Ferrell & a Walk

    By Ilana Angel

    September 18, 2013 | 7:58 am

    When I saw Anna Angel’s name in the news headlines this week, I had to take a double look because for a second I thought it was my name.  I have been haunted by this woman’s story and unable to sleep since reading about her.  I cannot stop crying for this woman I do not know.  This...

  • Anti-Semitic, racist incidents at Oberlin College were a ‘joke,’ student told police

    August 29, 2013 | 11:42 am

    Two students committed a series of racial and anti-Semitic incidents at Oberlin College to provoke a reaction, according to police in the Ohio city.

    According to a police report released late last week, one of the students said he meant the acts as a “joke,” as well as to show...

  • Life plus 1,000 years: Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro sentenced

    August 1, 2013 | 11:07 am

    An Ohio judge on Thursday sentenced Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro to life in prison for abducting, raping and holding captive three women for as long as 11 years, and murder for forcing one of the women to abort her pregnancy.

    Cuyahoga County Judge Michael Russo imposed the...

  • You are a felon

    March 22, 2013 | 11:38 am

    “You are a felon.”  Those were the words texted by one high school kid to another after the boy bragged via text about raping an unconscious 16 year old girl in Steubenville, Ohio.  The phrase was echoed again on Sunday when the verdict was handed down – guilty.  “You are a...

  • In historic move, Ohio buys $42 million in Israel Bonds

    March 7, 2013 | 9:48 am

    Ohio has bought $42 million in Israel Bonds, reportedly the largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds in U.S. history.

    The March 1 purchase increases the total amount of Israel Bonds in the state's treasury portfolio to more than $80 million; the Cleveland Jewish News...

  • Berkley, Lingle, Mandel lose Senate bids

    November 7, 2012 | 9:32 am

    Jewish Senate hopefuls in Hawaii, Ohio and Nevada went down to defeat.

    Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) lost her bid to unseat Republican Sen. Dean Heller, who received nearly 46 percent of the vote to Berkley’s nearly 45 percent. Berkley, an outspoken supporter of Israel who has...

  • Four more years (of bickering)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 6, 2012 | 11:50 pm

    So the Jewish vote didn’t make much difference after all. Not even in Florida. Had Romney taken Florida, had he won this election, we could have argued that the 31 percent of Jews he was able to win over in the Sunshine State played an important role in his razor-thin victory. But...

  • Josh Mandel falls to Sherrod Brown in Ohio

    November 6, 2012 | 11:26 pm

    Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel failed in his bid to unseat Sen. Sherrod Brown.

    Republicans hoping to win control of the U.S. Senate had placed great hope in Mandel, a former Marine who is Jewish. Brown is a strong ally of organized labor and a pillar of the Democratic Party's progressive wing.

  • Obama garners 69 percent of Jewish vote in CNN exit poll

    November 6, 2012 | 10:34 pm

    President Obama won 69 percent of the Jewish vote according to an exit poll.

    The poll, posted on CNN's website, was commensurate with projections by preelection polls by Gallup, the American Jewish Committee, among others, that Obama would win between 65 and 70 percent of the...

  • Last pushes for Jewish votes in Ohio, other swing states stir emotions

    November 5, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    The family wedding. The entrance to the local synagogue. The future of Israel. Your precious grandchild.

    In the final days of what has been a close and bitterly contested election, it’s not so much that nothing is sacred in the fight for the Jewish vote. It’s that little that is...

  • A Jew tours for Mitt Romney

    By Dennis Prager

    November 1, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    I spent last week speaking to thousands of Romney supporters in four “battleground” states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and Virginia. I traveled with my Salem Radio Network colleagues Hugh Hewitt and Michael Medved and the actor Jon Voight, one of the few Hollywood stars who is a...

  • How to lose the next debate

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 4, 2012 | 11:23 am

    President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the first 2012 U.S. presidential debate in Denver on Oct. 3. Photo by REUTERS/Michael Reynolds

    A couple of weeks ago, when I wrote a “Romney Wins First Debate” column, I didn’t think I was going out...

  • Post-debate notes: The 5% Jewish question

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 4, 2012 | 7:57 am

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    In my new book about The Jewish Vote - if you don't yet have it – now would be a good time to buy it here (for Kindle) or here (paperback) – I discuss Romney's "long history of – your choice – changing his mind or flip-flopping on a whole set of social issues" and use the...

  • In battleground state Ohio, Jewish voters favoring Obama handily, AJC poll shows

    October 3, 2012 | 7:46 am

    An American Jewish Committee survey of Jewish voters in Ohio, a battleground state, has the community favoring President Obama in similar numbers to polls elsewhere.

    The survey released Wednesday by the AJC has Ohio's Jews favoring Obama 64 percent to 29 percent for Mitt Romney,...

  • Conversations From Twitter – Part 7

    By Ilana Angel

    June 27, 2012 | 12:13 am

    I was very much looking forward to talking to Twitter’s @AsianPosh1.  She has been following me on Twitter for a long time and has been truly lovely. She defends me to the haters, reads my reality blog and my lifestyle blog, and always has a kind word for everyone who needs it. ...

  • Dennis Kucinich decides to retire

    May 18, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) announced that he will not run for a House seat in Washington after losing the Democratic nomination for his seat in Ohio.

    “After careful consideration and discussions with Elizabeth and my closest friends, I have decided that, at this time, I can best...

  • Ohio charity removed from terrorist list

    May 2, 2012 | 10:20 am

    A now-defunct Muslim charity was removed from a U.S. government list of suspected terrorist organizations following a legal battle of more than four years.

    KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development Inc., reached a settlement with the Treasury Department on Tuesday that...

  • Mitt Romney narrowly wins Ohio in Super Tuesday split

    March 6, 2012 | 10:44 pm

    Super Tuesday Republican primaries were a race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, Republicans selected a Jewish veteran for Ohio’s senate run, and Dennis Kucinich lost his bid for reelection.

    Ten states went to the polls Tuesday in what is the biggest election day of primary...

  • Romney and Santorum in stalemate on Super Tuesday

    March 6, 2012 | 9:02 pm

    Mitt Romney failed to land a knockout blow against rival Rick Santorum on “Super Tuesday,” raising the prospect of a drawn-out battle for the Republican presidential nomination between the party’s establishment and its grassroots conservatives.

    Santorum and Romney were neck-and-neck...

  • Boehner talks to Chabad in Florida

    February 14, 2012 | 4:06 pm

    Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke to a Chabad synagogue in Florida.

    Boehner, addressing the Shul of Bal Harbour on Sunday, said that his affection for Israel dates back to his days as a state lawmaker in Ohio, when he accepted a...

  • Survey of Cleveland Jewry finds stable population

    January 25, 2012 | 10:41 am

    A population study of the greater Cleveland area found that the Jewish population has remained relatively stable over the last 15 years.

    The 2011 Greater Cleveland Jewish Population Study, the first comprehensive survey since 1996, found 80,800 Jews living in the greater Cleveland...

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