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Ohio official who faced antisemitic backlash, considering a Senate run

Acton resigned as health director in June after her stay-at-home orders to stem the coronavirus crisis sparked threats and protests.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
05/02/2021
Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio lawmakers vote to launch Holocaust education commission

The commission will “promote public awareness of issues relating to Holocaust and genocide memorial and education through public education programs.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
23/12/2020
THOUSANDS OF New Yorkers gather in Foley Square last week at the No Hate. No Fear. solidarity march

Columbus Jewish couple say they were victims of hate crime by neighbor

According to Tiffany Kinney, the neighbor said, “I’ll put a bullet through your head like Hitler.”

By BEN SALES/JTA
25/11/2020
Empty bottle and the glass of beer on wooden table

Man leaves $3,000 tip for a beer at Cleveland restaurant closing for virus

The restaurant owner called the "incredibly kind and grand gesture" unbelievable, but "symbolic of the kind of quality folks we have known at Nighttown all these years."

Jewish activists working to ‘get out the vote’ in vital battleground Ohio

Trump is currently leading Biden in the Buckeye State, giving him a chance of 58 out 100 to win there again.

Iranian diplomat turned US professor accused of crimes against humanity

Mahallati’s aim at the UN was to "obfuscate and lie to the international community about mass crimes perpetrated by the Iranian regime.”

Swastika, other graffiti spray-painted on Jewish buildings in Cleveland

Graffiti also was discovered on a supermarket across the street that has been vandalized previously.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
28/07/2020

Ohio Rep. tells constituents to 'STOP GETTING TESTED' for COVID-19

"Are you tired of living in a dictatorship yet?" Vitale said. "It is giving the government an excuse to claim something is happening that is not happening at the magnitude they say it is happening."

A sign reading "Hate Has No Home Here" hangs by the statue of Civil War Confederate General Robert E

Ohio city vows to take in unwanted statues amid calls to topple them

Calling itself a Statuary Sanctuary City, Newton Falls has promised to be a home for any statues of historical figures with legacies marred by racism or slavery.

A militia group from Ohio protests against the state's extended stay-at-home order to help slow the

Jewish health official resigns after antisemitic backlash amid COVID-19

Acton, whose resignation was official on Thursday, will become the chief health adviser to Gov. Mike DeWine.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
16/06/2020
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