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

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...

Posted: 7 days ago

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...

Posted: 10 days ago

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...

Posted: 26 days ago

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...
How Dayton reacted to death of Bobby Kennedy 50 years ago
 When Bobby Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968, Dayton like the rest of the country was in shock. Dayton Daily News reporter Dan Geringer wrote that at the downtown Arcade customers were asking waitresses for the latest news they were hearing from radio coverage. “At Meadowdale High School, the usual last-day-of-school exuberance was replaced...

2:29 PM Tuesday, Jun. 05, 2018

When Bobby Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968, Dayton like the rest of the country was in shock. Dayton Daily News reporter Dan Geringer wrote that at the downtown Arcade customers were asking waitresses for the latest news they were hearing from radio coverage. “At Meadowdale High School, the usual last-day-of-school exuberance was replaced...
Gov. John Kasich criticizes President Trump for not condemning Roseanne
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich went on CNN Thursday morning criticizing President Donald Trump for not condemning TV star Roseanne Barr for her tweet about Valerie Jarrett. Barr wrote that Jarrett, an adviser to former President Barack Obama, was born in Iran and was “the product of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.” ABC canceled...

4:47 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Ohio Gov. John Kasich went on CNN Thursday morning criticizing President Donald Trump for not condemning TV star Roseanne Barr for her tweet about Valerie Jarrett. Barr wrote that Jarrett, an adviser to former President Barack Obama, was born in Iran and was “the product of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.” ABC canceled...
Former Speaker John Boehner says 'There is no Republican Party ... There's a Trump party'
 Former House Speaker John Boehner told a group at a political event in Michigan that the Republican Party is over and is now the party of President Donald Trump. "There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party,” he said. “The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere.” Boehner was speaking at the...

3:00 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Former House Speaker John Boehner told a group at a political event in Michigan that the Republican Party is over and is now the party of President Donald Trump. "There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party,” he said. “The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere.” Boehner was speaking at the...