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Ohio state Senator Nickie Antonio applauds House passage of legislation to modernize Ohio's rape code to address the exemption for spousal rape ..... By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

     Ohio Senator and Senate Minority Leader Nickie Antonio COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today,  Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood), who's 23rd district includes 14 of Cleveland's 17 wards,  released the following statement in support of the passage of House Bill 161, Representatives Jessica Miranda (D- Forest Park) and Brett Hillyer's (R-Uhrichsville) legislation to end the spousal exemption for rape and other sex crimes. "I commend the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Legal Aid of Cleveland, Representatives Miranda and Hillyer and the countless advocates who have fought to bring Ohio to the 21st century and end the archaic exemption of marital rape," said  Antonio . "These changes must be made to modernize Ohio's rape code and give survivors of sex crimes the justice they deserve. I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues to ensure this bill reaches the governor's de

Chief Cuyahoga County Public Defender Cullen Sweeney is conspiring with Judge Fuerst to deny Blacks indigent counsel and get illegal warrants to jail them saying he wants Backs jailed before they get indigent counsel....Activists want criminal charges against Fuerst and Sweeney for violating the Civil Rights of Black people....Activists say the activity violates the Civil Rights of Blacks....By, Ohio's black digital news leader

                     Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Nancy Fuerst Staff article- investigative article part 5 CLICK HERE FOR INVESTIGATIVE ARTICLE PART 1 CLICK HERE FOR INVESTIGATIVE ARTICLE PART 2 CLICK HERE TO READ INVESTIGATIVE ARTICLE PART 3 CLICK HERE FOR INVESTIGATIVE ARTICLE PART 4 Staff article: investigative article Part 5 CLEVELAND, Ohio-  The Cuyahoga County public defender's office is conspiring with Common Pleas Judge Nancy A. Fuerst, a former administrative and presiding judge of the 34-member, largely White general division common pleas bench in the county, to deny indigent Blacks counsel after she issues illegal warrants to jail them in the county jail where more than 20 inmates have died since 2018. Activists say the right to indigent counsel is a Civil Right and that denying indigent counsel to Black people violates the city's anti-Civil Rights ordinance. "We sent an attorney to talk to Judge Fuerst and the judge said she will appoint counsel

Blacks at risk: Black Lives Matter, anti-Cuyahoga County jail activists to protest outside of the county jail in Cleveland against a slated new jail , jail conditions, and 4 recent inmate deaths in a jail where several inmates have died since 2018....By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

Staff article: CLEVELAND, Ohio- A coalition of community activists upset over the recent deaths of jail inmates and a new multi-million dollar Cuyahoga County Jail complex slated for construction by county council will hold a short rally and press conference on Monday, Nov. 27 at 2 pm in downtown Cleveland at the Justice Center outside of the jail on Lakeside Avenue near Ontario Street. Family members of inmates who have died or have been murdered in the county jail are invited to speak briefly too, organizers said. In a press release to and , activists, both Blacks and Whites alike, said they demand answers from County Executive Chris Ronayne, who was overwhelmingly elected and took office this year for his first term, new County Sheriff Harold Pretel, and county council members regarding four inmate deaths this year in the county jail, which also houses Cleveland Municipal Court inmates, and some federal district court inm

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Congresswoman Sykes and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown celebrate groundbreaking of new $37 million Akron Metro RTA operations and maintenance facility .....By Ohio's Black digital news media,

Rep. Sykes, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, and federal and local leaders break ground at the new Akron METRO RTA facility site. U.S. Representative Emilia Sykes (OH-13), an Akron Democrat and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a Cleveland Democrat AKRON, Ohio  — U.S. Representative Emilia Sykes (OH-13), an Akron Democrat and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a Cleveland Democrat and Ohio's most prominent Democrat,  joined local leaders on Monday to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new $37 million AKRON METRO RTA maintenance and operations facility located on its campus   at 336 Kenmore Blvd.   Rep. Sykes and Sen. Brown helped METRO secure a Buses and Bus Facilities Grant for the construction of a new Maintenance and Operations Facility on its existing campus by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). This investment was made possible through the bipartisan  Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act  (IIJA), commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrast