Anthony Shoemaker

Background:  I've worked for Cox Media Group since I started as a freelance reporter covering Tipp City in 1993. I've been a copy editor, front page designer, weekend editor and public affairs editor. Beats or topics  covered:  Public affairs, elections and politics

Latest from Anthony Shoemaker

Kasich talks guns, Trump and Congress during CNN interview
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich went on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday and talked about guns, Congress and President Donald Trump. Here’s some highlights: “Do I think they can do anything on guns? I hope they prove me wrong and they can because I have no confidence in them.” “We need leadership out of the executive.&rdquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Ohio Gov. John Kasich went on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday and talked about guns, Congress and President Donald Trump. Here’s some highlights: “Do I think they can do anything on guns? I hope they prove me wrong and they can because I have no confidence in them.” “We need leadership out of the executive.&rdquo...
Gov. Kasich orders flags at half-staff to honor slain officers
 Ohio’s governor on Monday ordered flags flown at half-staff around the state to honor two police officers killed over the
            weekend in suburban Columbus.
             The order from Republican Gov. John Kasich applies to flags at public properties and will be in place until the officers
            are interred.
         ...

Posted: 10 days ago

Ohio’s governor on Monday ordered flags flown at half-staff around the state to honor two police officers killed over the weekend in suburban Columbus. The order from Republican Gov. John Kasich applies to flags at public properties and will be in place until the officers are interred. ...
Omarosa says she would ‘never’ vote for Trump again
 Central State University graduate Omarosa Manigault Newman, who worked for President Donald Trump and was one of his earliest vocal supporters, says she would “never” vote for him again. On the season premiere of Big Brother on CBS, Manigault Newman said “God no. Never. Not in a million years, never.” She graduated...

Posted: 13 days ago

Central State University graduate Omarosa Manigault Newman, who worked for President Donald Trump and was one of his earliest vocal supporters, says she would “never” vote for him again. On the season premiere of Big Brother on CBS, Manigault Newman said “God no. Never. Not in a million years, never.” She graduated...
Montgomery, Preble County Republican parties back DeWine
 The Republican parties in Montgomery and Preble counties have endorsed Attorney General Mike DeWine in the race for governor. The move comes as voters have yet to decide on the primary between DeWine and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. Election Day is May 8. RELATED: Who is running for governor? “These endorsements continue to show tremendous...

Posted: 15 days ago

The Republican parties in Montgomery and Preble counties have endorsed Attorney General Mike DeWine in the race for governor. The move comes as voters have yet to decide on the primary between DeWine and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. Election Day is May 8. RELATED: Who is running for governor? “These endorsements continue to show tremendous...
Rep. Jordan: Trump wants military parade because he loves the troops
 Local Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, said President Donald Trump wants to have a military parade because “he loves our military.” The United States hasn’t had a military themed parade since the end of the Gulf War in 1991. “I wish every American could spend some time with him, and you would see how much he loves...

Posted: 15 days ago

Local Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, said President Donald Trump wants to have a military parade because “he loves our military.” The United States hasn’t had a military themed parade since the end of the Gulf War in 1991. “I wish every American could spend some time with him, and you would see how much he loves...
Trump honors Cincinnati man held in N. Korea during State of the Union
 President Donald Trump honored the memory of Otto Warmbier during the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Warmbier, a Cincinnati man who was held captive in North Korea, died after returning to the United States upon his release. “After a shameful trial, the dictatorship sentenced Otto to 15 years of hard labor, before returning...

Posted: 23 days ago

President Donald Trump honored the memory of Otto Warmbier during the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Warmbier, a Cincinnati man who was held captive in North Korea, died after returning to the United States upon his release. “After a shameful trial, the dictatorship sentenced Otto to 15 years of hard labor, before returning...
Ohio Sen. Portman to donate money received from Wynn
 By Jessica Wehrman Washington Bureau Sen. Rob Portman, who received $2,700 from embattled casino owner Steve Wynn and $2,700 from Wynn’s wife in 2016, will give
            that money to charities that combat human trafficking, his spokeswoman said today. The charities are in Ohio, the Ohio Republican’s spokeswoman said. Wynn...

Posted: 25 days ago

By Jessica Wehrman Washington Bureau Sen. Rob Portman, who received $2,700 from embattled casino owner Steve Wynn and $2,700 from Wynn’s wife in 2016, will give that money to charities that combat human trafficking, his spokeswoman said today. The charities are in Ohio, the Ohio Republican’s spokeswoman said. Wynn...
Kentucky school shooting 11th this month, 50th this school year
 The school shooting Tuesday in Benton, Ky, is the eleventh school shooting this year … and it’s only Jan. 24. The New York Times says the shooting, that killed two students and injured 20, is roughly the 50th shooting during this academic year. “Some of the shootings at schools this year were suicides that injured no one...

Posted: 29 days ago

The school shooting Tuesday in Benton, Ky, is the eleventh school shooting this year … and it’s only Jan. 24. The New York Times says the shooting, that killed two students and injured 20, is roughly the 50th shooting during this academic year. “Some of the shootings at schools this year were suicides that injured no one...
Democratic governor candidate Bill O’Neill to announce running mate
 Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill says he’s going to name his running mate in the governor’s race on Tuesday. That will make him the second of the six Democratic candidates to announce who he is running with. State Sen. Joe Schiavoni announced last week he is running with Ohio Board of Education member Stephanie...

1:06 PM Monday, Jan. 08, 2018

Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill says he’s going to name his running mate in the governor’s race on Tuesday. That will make him the second of the six Democratic candidates to announce who he is running with. State Sen. Joe Schiavoni announced last week he is running with Ohio Board of Education member Stephanie...
POLITICO: Ohio Senate race ranks as one to watch in 2018
 Politico put out a list of U.S. Senate races to watch next year and Ohio’s made the list. Our neighbors in Indiana made the list too. The Ohio race ranked at #7 on the list. Here’s what Politico said about Ohio’s race between Democrat Sherrod Brown and either Republican Josh Mandel or Republican
            Mike Gibbons...

5:04 PM Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017

Politico put out a list of U.S. Senate races to watch next year and Ohio’s made the list. Our neighbors in Indiana made the list too. The Ohio race ranked at #7 on the list. Here’s what Politico said about Ohio’s race between Democrat Sherrod Brown and either Republican Josh Mandel or Republican Mike Gibbons...
Portman named to conference committee on tax bill
 Jessica Wehrman and Michael Dulman in our Washington Bureau report that Sen. Rob Portman’s influence over the tax legislation
            racing through Congress will continue. Portman, R-Ohio, was named last week as one of the senators to be part of a conference committee with the House to forge a
            final compromise of the...

7:03 PM Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

Jessica Wehrman and Michael Dulman in our Washington Bureau report that Sen. Rob Portman’s influence over the tax legislation racing through Congress will continue. Portman, R-Ohio, was named last week as one of the senators to be part of a conference committee with the House to forge a final compromise of the...