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

Get ready for Election Day with our interactive voters guide
 Ohio’s election is coming up 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, abortion...

Posted: 6 days ago

Ohio’s election is coming up 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, abortion...
Today is deadline to register to vote
 The ads have started, campaigns are heating up and we are getting closer to the November election. Ohio voters will be choosing a new governor, statewide leaders, members of Congress and the General Assembly as well as county offices. There also is a state issue on the ballot as well as hundreds of tax levies and school issues. You have until...

Posted: 7 days ago

The ads have started, campaigns are heating up and we are getting closer to the November election. Ohio voters will be choosing a new governor, statewide leaders, members of Congress and the General Assembly as well as county offices. There also is a state issue on the ballot as well as hundreds of tax levies and school issues. You have until...
Gov. John Kasich calls for delay in Kavanaugh vote 
 On Wednesday night, Gov. John Kasich sent out a statement calling for the U.S. Senate to delay voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for Supreme Court Justice. Here’s Gov. Kasich’s full statement:                         ...

Posted: 20 days ago

On Wednesday night, Gov. John Kasich sent out a statement calling for the U.S. Senate to delay voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for Supreme Court Justice. Here’s Gov. Kasich’s full statement:                         ...
How to watch, listen and follow the Ford, Kavanaugh hearings today
 Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two were in high school in the early 1980s, are testifying now in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee  Our Washington Insider Jamie Dupree is in the hearings all day today and will provide live updates...

Posted: 20 days ago

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two were in high school in the early 1980s, are testifying now in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee  Our Washington Insider Jamie Dupree is in the hearings all day today and will provide live updates...
How to watch first Ohio governor debate with Mike DeWine, Richard Cordray on WHIO-TV Wednesday
 The first governor debate of 2018 will be Wednesday night at the University of Dayton. WHIO-TV, Dayton Daily News and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate and have it covered for you from all angles. The governor race between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray is a dead-heat in the polls, one of the closest in...

Posted: 29 days ago

The first governor debate of 2018 will be Wednesday night at the University of Dayton. WHIO-TV, Dayton Daily News and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate and have it covered for you from all angles. The governor race between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray is a dead-heat in the polls, one of the closest in...
Former AF secretary: Air Force missions would get ‘totally lost’ if Space Force created
 Deborah James, who served as Air Force secretary for the final three years of the Obama administration, estimated it would be five to 10 years before a separate Space Force service branch would be fully formed, the Associated Press reported. James says that space is a frontier that needs more military resources, but not a new service. Experts...

3:25 PM Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Deborah James, who served as Air Force secretary for the final three years of the Obama administration, estimated it would be five to 10 years before a separate Space Force service branch would be fully formed, the Associated Press reported. James says that space is a frontier that needs more military resources, but not a new service. Experts...
Democrat who almost scored upset in congressional election has strong ties to Dayton area
 Danny O’Connor, the Democrat who nearly scored an upset in Ohio’s 12th District special congressional election Tuesday night has strong ties to the Dayton region. O’Connor lost the special election in the Columbus-Zanesville area district by a fraction of a point, but did not declare defeat Tuesday. Thousands of absentee...

3:37 AM Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018

Danny O’Connor, the Democrat who nearly scored an upset in Ohio’s 12th District special congressional election Tuesday night has strong ties to the Dayton region. O’Connor lost the special election in the Columbus-Zanesville area district by a fraction of a point, but did not declare defeat Tuesday. Thousands of absentee...
President Trump endorses Balderson for 12 Congressional District
 President Donald Trump has endorsed state Sen. Troy Balderson for the 12th Congressional District, saying the Zanesville Republican "loves our Military, Vets & 2nd Amendment." In tweets Saturday night, Trump calls Balderson's opponent, Democratic Franklin County Recorder Danny O'Connor, "a Nancy Pelosi Liberal who is WEAK on...

2:54 PM Sunday, Jul. 22, 2018

President Donald Trump has endorsed state Sen. Troy Balderson for the 12th Congressional District, saying the Zanesville Republican "loves our Military, Vets & 2nd Amendment." In tweets Saturday night, Trump calls Balderson's opponent, Democratic Franklin County Recorder Danny O'Connor, "a Nancy Pelosi Liberal who is WEAK on...
Sen. Sherrod Brown wants EPA to hold town hall over Dayton water concerns
 U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a town hall meeting in Dayton to address concerns about toxic chemicals and the safety of the city’s water. The EPA announced it will hold meetings in communities impacted by pollution from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), but Dayton was not on...

10:00 PM Monday, Jul. 09, 2018

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown wants the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a town hall meeting in Dayton to address concerns about toxic chemicals and the safety of the city’s water. The EPA announced it will hold meetings in communities impacted by pollution from toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), but Dayton was not on...
Congressman Turner discusses immigration issue on WHIO: Audio
 Congressman Mike Turner met with President Donald Trump last night, along with other Republicans, to discuss the separation of parents and children at the U.S.-Mexican border. Turner says a bill is moving through the House to “end that practice.” He said it would not bring back “catch-and-release,” which he called...

4:09 PM Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2018

Congressman Mike Turner met with President Donald Trump last night, along with other Republicans, to discuss the separation of parents and children at the U.S.-Mexican border. Turner says a bill is moving through the House to “end that practice.” He said it would not bring back “catch-and-release,” which he called...
Sen. Portman breaks with President Trump over tariffs
 Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is breaking with President Donald Trump on his plan to increase tariffs. Trump announced in March that he was imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, but he temporarily granted a waiver to U.S allies like Canada, Mexico and the European Union, and also to China, as his administration said trade talks were...

1:39 PM Thursday, Jun. 07, 2018

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is breaking with President Donald Trump on his plan to increase tariffs. Trump announced in March that he was imposing tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, but he temporarily granted a waiver to U.S allies like Canada, Mexico and the European Union, and also to China, as his administration said trade talks were...