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

Ohio governor race is two different kinds of boring, one expert says
 The 2018 race for Ohio governor between Richard Cordray and Mike DeWine features two different kind of “boring” candidates,
            one local political scientist says. David Niven, University of Cincinnati political scientist, said DeWine’s brand of boring is “like a grandpa on the porch going
            on about...

Posted: 12 days ago

The 2018 race for Ohio governor between Richard Cordray and Mike DeWine features two different kind of “boring” candidates, one local political scientist says. David Niven, University of Cincinnati political scientist, said DeWine’s brand of boring is “like a grandpa on the porch going on about...
Today is Election day: Where do you vote? What’s on the ballot?
 Today is Election Day and there’s a lot on the ballot. From the Republican and Democratic primaries for governor, the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate to State Issue 1, there are more than 80 races and issues on the ballot across the Dayton-Springfield-Middletown region. Here’s some basic info you need for Election Day:...

Posted: 14 days ago

Today is Election Day and there’s a lot on the ballot. From the Republican and Democratic primaries for governor, the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate to State Issue 1, there are more than 80 races and issues on the ballot across the Dayton-Springfield-Middletown region. Here’s some basic info you need for Election Day:...
Special election edition of WHIO Reports airs Sunday morning
 Tune in to a special edition of WHIO Reports with Jim Otte Sunday morning at 11:30 on Channel 7 previewing Tuesday’s big election in Ohio. Dayton Daily News Columbus reporter Laura Bischoff and political reporter Lynn Hulsey will joing Otte to talk about the contentious Republican and Democratic primaries for governor, the Republican...

Posted: 17 days ago

Tune in to a special edition of WHIO Reports with Jim Otte Sunday morning at 11:30 on Channel 7 previewing Tuesday’s big election in Ohio. Dayton Daily News Columbus reporter Laura Bischoff and political reporter Lynn Hulsey will joing Otte to talk about the contentious Republican and Democratic primaries for governor, the Republican...
Get ready for Election Day: DDN, WHIO team has you covered
 Election Day is Tuesday and our team has you covered from now until the final votes are in. Here’s a look at what you can expect: Compare the candidates on the issues and learn more about the tax levies and State Issue 1 on the May 8 ballot in our interactive voters guide. Just click here. You can share your picks on Facebook and...

Posted: 17 days ago

Election Day is Tuesday and our team has you covered from now until the final votes are in. Here’s a look at what you can expect: Compare the candidates on the issues and learn more about the tax levies and State Issue 1 on the May 8 ballot in our interactive voters guide. Just click here. You can share your picks on Facebook and...
Ohio Primary Election Day: Get ready with our interactive voters guide
 Ohio’s primary election is today and our voters guide can help you make an informed choice before you go to the polls. Just click here to go to the guide, put in your address and check out what’s on the ballot. You can compare the candidates on the issues that matter to you. Find out where the governor candidates stand on guns...

Posted: 17 days ago

Ohio’s primary election is today and our voters guide can help you make an informed choice before you go to the polls. Just click here to go to the guide, put in your address and check out what’s on the ballot. You can compare the candidates on the issues that matter to you. Find out where the governor candidates stand on guns...
What is State Issue 1 on the May ballot?
 On May 8, Ohio voters will decide on major changes to how Ohio draws district lines for members of Congress. The issue, put on the ballot by the General Assembly by a bi-partisan vote of 83-10 in the House and a unanimous vote in the Senate, is supposed to create a fairer process. After every census, Ohio lawmakers change the state&rsquo...

Posted: 28 days ago

On May 8, Ohio voters will decide on major changes to how Ohio draws district lines for members of Congress. The issue, put on the ballot by the General Assembly by a bi-partisan vote of 83-10 in the House and a unanimous vote in the Senate, is supposed to create a fairer process. After every census, Ohio lawmakers change the state&rsquo...
Video: Sen. Portman honors Barbara Bush on Senate floor
 Ohio Sen. Rob Portman paid tribute to former first lady Barbara Bush last night on the Senate floor. Here’s what he had to
            say: “Today I want to talk about the passing of an extraordinary woman. A woman who captured the hearts of Americans across every
                  spectrum. “Barbara Bush was one of the...

2:30 PM Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman paid tribute to former first lady Barbara Bush last night on the Senate floor. Here’s what he had to say: “Today I want to talk about the passing of an extraordinary woman. A woman who captured the hearts of Americans across every spectrum. “Barbara Bush was one of the...
Did you know Barbara Bush’s grandfather was a founder of the Dayton Rotary Club?
 Former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday night, had strong family ties to Dayton and southwest Ohio. Her grandfather Scott Pierce was one of the founders of the Dayton Rotary Club. Her parents, Marvin Pierce and Pauline Robinson, met at Miami University in Oxford. When the family lived in New York years later, Marvin would bring Barbara...

2:02 PM Monday, Apr. 16, 2018

Former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday night, had strong family ties to Dayton and southwest Ohio. Her grandfather Scott Pierce was one of the founders of the Dayton Rotary Club. Her parents, Marvin Pierce and Pauline Robinson, met at Miami University in Oxford. When the family lived in New York years later, Marvin would bring Barbara...
Local Congressman Jordan: Military force against Syria an option
 Local Congressman Jim Jordan says Congress should debate use of military force in Syria after the recent chemical attack. “If we’re going to escalate this to a great degree, it seems to me you’ve got to have this debate in Congress. That’s what the Constitution clearly spells out. Let’s have that debate,&rdquo...

2:15 PM Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018

Local Congressman Jim Jordan says Congress should debate use of military force in Syria after the recent chemical attack. “If we’re going to escalate this to a great degree, it seems to me you’ve got to have this debate in Congress. That’s what the Constitution clearly spells out. Let’s have that debate,&rdquo...