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Who is Rep. Jim Jordan’s favorite liberal? The answer might surprise you.

Published: Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 6:46 AM


            U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana. Getty Images photo
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana. Getty Images photo

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan is known for being one of Congress’ most conservative members, but in an Ohio Politics interview he acknowledged he met one of his favorite liberals in Washington, D.C.

Jordan, R-Urbana, said former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Cleveland, was “one of my best friends when he was in Congress.”

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“I mean, literally, he’s a friend,” Jordan said. “He thinks I’m crazy, I think he’s crazy, but when we can agree — and we could on issues — we’d work together.”

Kucinich left Congress in 2013. He ran an unsuccessful campaign this year for the Ohio Democratic nomination for governor.

“Dennis is a super nice guy, and he’s the kind of guy you’d call up and say you need a favor, and he’d give you the shirt off his back,” Jordan said. “He’s really a good guy.”

Kucinich and Jordan shared some similar views during the financial crisis.

“Dennis and I voted against bailing out the big banks, we worked on some other issues together, so I try to do that,” Jordan said. “But where I tend to work with Democrats is on civil liberties.”

Jordan said he has recently worked with Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, on a federal shield law that would protect journalists from disclosing confidential sources.

Raskin, Jordan said, is a “big-time liberal democrat from Maryland, but a good guy, (who) asked me if I could co-sponsor, and I said sure, let’s do it.”

Jordan said he is working with Rep. Ted Lieu, D-California, on facial recognition protections and encryption policy.

Contact this reporter at 937-259-2086 or email Will.Garbe@coxinc.com.

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Officers respond to shooting, stabbing in Fairfield

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:16 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:56 AM

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Officers are on the scene of a shooting and stabbing that occurred in Fairfield Friday morning.

The incident was reported around 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Gelhot Drive. 

A medical helicopter was requested to the scene, but was unable to fly.

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Officers were reportedly on scene when the shooting happened. No officers were injured, according to initial reports.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Patchy fog this morning; showers, storms return for the morning and afternoon 

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:57 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini tracks the chance for more storms Friday.

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  • Patchy fog this morning
  • Few downpours early
  • More storms in the afternoon & evening

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TODAY: Some passing downpours and patchy fog this morning with a little dry time later in the morning into lunchtime. It’ll be partly to mostly cloudy today and mild with highs around 80 degrees. We’ll see isolated storms redevelop in the afternoon hours as we heat up. Localized heavy rain and strong winds are the main weather threats. Activity for the early evening will then taper off. 

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SATURDAY: A stray shower or two early on. We’ll see broken clouds into the afternoon as highs peak around 80 degrees again. A few showers or storms pop into the afternoon, but expect it to dry out later in the day into the night. 

SUNDAY: It’ll feel muggy with sunshine, scattered clouds, and highs in the low 80s. We can’t rule out a stray shower, but most will stay dry. 

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MONDAY: Quiet to start the work week with highs in the low 80s. Expect sunshine. 

TUESDAY: Sunshine and a few clouds for the day. It still feels muggy with highs peaking in the middle 80s. 

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Reward offered for missing guest book of Harrison Twp. stabbing victim

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:50 AM

Harrison Twp. family searching for missing guest book

The family of Amber Hoover, who was found with multiple stab wounds behind a Harrison Twp. home last week, are offering a reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the guest book that is missing from her funeral.

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Hoover, 42, was found stabbed behind a residence on Embury Park Road on June 10, and was pronounced dead at Grandview Medical Center.  The coroner's office ruled the incident a homicide and said Hoover died of multiple stab wounds. 

Hoover’s mother and daughter, who are still mourning the loss, are now focused on finding the missing guest book.

“We absolutely don’t care who has it or why you have it”, said Kelsey Jewett, Hoover’s daughter. “If you have it, we just want it back”.

They are not accusing anyone of stealing the book and are aware it could have simply been misplaced, as there were plenty of visitors at Hoover’s funeral last week. 

“That’s our one last memory to speak of Amber”, said Theresa Jones, Hoover’s mother.

According to a Montgomery County Sheriff's incident report, deputies found two witnesses and a possible suspect when her body was found. 

Sheriff's investigators know who fatally stabbed Hoover, but they have not arrested the person. 

Anyone willing to come forward with the guest book are urged to contact the family directly or the funeral home. 

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to newsdesk@cmgohio.com

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Fire at Greene County home rekindles, displacing family

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:10 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:47 AM

A family is displaced after a fire rekindled in Greene County early Friday morning.

Fire crews originally responded to the house in the 500 block of Golden Willow Court Thursday afternoon for a fire in an upstairs bathroom. The fire was quickly knocked down, said Miami Twp. Fire Chief Colin Altman.

Around 2 a.m. Friday, crews were called back out to the house when the fire rekindled.

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“At this point we’re suspecting some of the insulation kept the heat in, and fans stirred it up and got the fire going,” Altman said.
The fire was through the roof directly above the bathroom when crews arrived. The fire was again knocked down quickly, he said.

The fire was contained to the second floor, but the family is displaced.

No one was injured.

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