Dispatch Politics: Columbus officer Steve Smith among 5 Ohioans honored; Trump notes Kirkersville

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Joe Blundo: When Trump toys with English, he has no term limits
“We have to prime the pump. …  Have you heard that expression used before? Because I haven’t heard it. … I mean, I just … I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good.”— President Donald Trump, last weekLinguists, economists and anyone who has read a newspaper in the past 100 years were quick to note that Trump did not coin the phrase “prime the pump.”OK, so he got a little confused. It’s […]
Columbus officer Steve Smith among 5 Ohioans honored; Trump notes Kirkersville
WASHINGTON — When the first bus pulled up to the Capitol on Monday to drop off the families of police officers killed in the line of duty, it was sad.When the 27th pulled up, it was worse than heartbreaking.Off piled young mothers pushing strollers, septuagenarians walking with canes, two little boys in matching green pants, one clutching his mother’s hand. They were the survivors of the 143 […]
Delaware County parks board to seek bigger tax
DELAWARE — Delaware County residents appreciate the quiet solitude of its nine parks.Now, Preservation Parks officials hope voters are willing to support a countywide renewal tax increase to support them — plus add two additional parks.Officials on Monday announced they will be placing a 10-year, 0.9 mill levy on the November ballot that includes an additional 0.3 mill. If approved by voters, the levy would increase the tax on […]
Report shows Kasich’s wealth, traces of presidential campaign
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s latest financial disclosure report reflects remnants of his failed presidential campaign while confirming he remains a wealthy man.Today is the deadline for statewide elected officials and other public servants to file their annual financial disclosure reports with the Ohio Ethics Commission.Kasich’s report listed 10 sources of income (including book royalties, his congressional pension and his state salary of $148,316) for 2016 and 68 […]
Barron Trump set to attend DC-area private school in fall
WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump has announced that her son, Barron, will attend a private Episcopal school in Maryland beginning this fall.Eleven-year-old Barron is finishing the current school year at a private institution in New York. He has been living there with his mother since Donald Trump took office in January.The first lady announced Monday that — beginning this fall — Barron will become a student at the private St. Andrew’s Episcopal […]
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