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

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President Trump signs bill to rename Dayton federal building for Judge Rice
 President Donald Trump on Monday signed legislation to rename the federal building in downtown Dayton after Judge Walter H. Rice. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and Senators Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, sponsored the legislation. “I assembled a panel to recommend who to honor in naming the federal building in downtown...

8:57 PM Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

President Donald Trump on Monday signed legislation to rename the federal building in downtown Dayton after Judge Walter H. Rice. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, and Senators Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, sponsored the legislation. “I assembled a panel to recommend who to honor in naming the federal building in downtown...
President Donald Trump issues challenge to John Kasich to run in 2020
 When asked if other Republicans such as Ohio Gov. John Kasich should challenge him in a primary in 2020, President Donald Trump on Thursday said, “I hope so.” During a Fox News interview with Harris Faulkner, the president was asked about a challenge from Kasich or retiring Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake. Kasich strategist John Weaver...

8:41 PM Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

When asked if other Republicans such as Ohio Gov. John Kasich should challenge him in a primary in 2020, President Donald Trump on Thursday said, “I hope so.” During a Fox News interview with Harris Faulkner, the president was asked about a challenge from Kasich or retiring Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake. Kasich strategist John Weaver...
Michelle Obama bringing book tour to Ohio
 Former first lady Michelle Obama is coming to Cleveland next year as part of her national book tour. She will hold an event at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square on March 16 to promote her autobiography, Becoming, according to Cleveland.com. Obama has 21 events scheduled so far for 2019.

2:57 PM Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Former first lady Michelle Obama is coming to Cleveland next year as part of her national book tour. She will hold an event at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square on March 16 to promote her autobiography, Becoming, according to Cleveland.com. Obama has 21 events scheduled so far for 2019.
Ohio lawmakers vote to end sales tax on feminine hygiene products
 The Ohio House voted today to repeal sales taxes on feminine hygiene products. The bill passed 84-1 and now heads to the Ohio Senate. Products such as tampons and sanitary napkins will be exempt from sales tax which supporters say is an unfair tax on women. EARLIER STORY: Lawmakers tried to pass similar bill in 2015 “This is a common...

8:50 PM Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2018

The Ohio House voted today to repeal sales taxes on feminine hygiene products. The bill passed 84-1 and now heads to the Ohio Senate. Products such as tampons and sanitary napkins will be exempt from sales tax which supporters say is an unfair tax on women. EARLIER STORY: Lawmakers tried to pass similar bill in 2015 “This is a common...
Ohio set to become first state to allow use of bitcoin to pay taxes
 Starting this week, Ohio will allow businesses to use bitcoin to pay taxes, State Treasurer Josh Mandel said in a Wall Street Journal article published today. Mandel’s office is planning to make a public announcement Monday. TOPICS EXPLAINED: What is bitcoin?  WHAT TO KNOW: I bought bitcoin. Here’s what I learned  The...

8:38 PM Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018

Starting this week, Ohio will allow businesses to use bitcoin to pay taxes, State Treasurer Josh Mandel said in a Wall Street Journal article published today. Mandel’s office is planning to make a public announcement Monday. TOPICS EXPLAINED: What is bitcoin?  WHAT TO KNOW: I bought bitcoin. Here’s what I learned  The...
Get ready for Election Day: DDN, WHIO team has you covered
 Election Day is Tuesday and our team has you covered from now until the final votes are in. Here’s a look at what you can expect: Compare the candidates on the issues and learn more about the tax levies and State Issue 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot in our interactive voters guide. Just click here. You can share your picks on Facebook...

9:25 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

Election Day is Tuesday and our team has you covered from now until the final votes are in. Here’s a look at what you can expect: Compare the candidates on the issues and learn more about the tax levies and State Issue 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot in our interactive voters guide. Just click here. You can share your picks on Facebook...
Gov Kasich: President Trump ‘incapable of being a unifier’
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich went on CNN Thursday morning criticizing President Donald Trump’s response to the news about bombs and devices being mailed to his critics including Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and others. “I’ve now become convinced that he is not capable of this. he is not capable of being a unifier...

9:03 PM Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Ohio Gov. John Kasich went on CNN Thursday morning criticizing President Donald Trump’s response to the news about bombs and devices being mailed to his critics including Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama and others. “I’ve now become convinced that he is not capable of this. he is not capable of being a unifier...
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...

6:54 PM Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

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...

4:10 AM Tuesday, Oct. 09, 2018

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...