Alecia Kitts drove an hour and a half from Marietta to Logan, Ohio to watch her son’s football game.
In the first quarter she was approached by an officer from the Logan Police Department because she was not wearing a mask.
The video below shows the three-minute encounter between Kitts and the officer.
According to Tiffany Kennedy, the woman who shot the above video, Kitts had not been warned for not wearing a mask prior to the officer approaching her. Kennedy also said that Kitts has asthma and that’s why she was not wearing a mask.
Following a week where 21 people across Ohio died by gun violence – including a police officer in Cleveland, Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, renewed calls for the state legislature to pass a slate of gun control measures.
After the mass shooting in 2019 in Dayton, DeWine pushed the General Assembly to pass several measures that would expand background checks and increase penalties on unlawful gun possession. Thus far, the Republican-controlled legislature has balked at taking up any of his proposals.
During his Tuesday coronavirus briefing, DeWine said his office tracked 40 shootings across Ohio from Sept. 1-7. Twenty-one of those victims died.
“I’m going to keep saying. We have to, in Ohio, get tougher on repeat violent offenders,” DeWine said. “We have to get tougher on those who are convicted felons who have absolutely no business owning a gun. We have to do this. We have pending in the state legislature a bill that would do that and I urge my friends in the general assembly to take that bill up.”
A sheriff in Ohio is warning armed thugs to expect return fire if they shoot at police.
In a press release condemning the “lawlessness” police have endured over the past few months, Butler County Sheriff Richard K Jones asserted his officers would fight back, rather than become victims of violence.
“IF YOU THINK ABOUT COMING TO BUTLER COUNTY TO ABUSE POLICE THINK AGAIN,” the press release states.
Sheriff Jones “has seen the lawlessness in the country over the last few months directed towards police,” reads the press release posted to Facebook.
The Ohio Department of Health (OHD) has partnered with FEMA to create “sheltering facilities” for people suspected to exposed to coronavirus who are unable to quarantine at home.
A director’s order published on the official OHD website outlines how the State of Ohio and FEMA, under “emergency protective measures,” will set up “non-congregate sheltering for those who are unable to safely self-quarantine in their place of residence and to isolate those diagnosed with or showing signs of COVID-19.”
The facilities are designed to hold people who have been “exposed” to coronavirus but don’t need hospitalization and those deemed “asymptomatic high-risk individuals needing social distancing as a precautionary measure.”
The Ohio Emergency Management Agency is in the process of identifying both public and private facilities that could be re-purposed as sheltering facilities.
The 73-year-old governor was tested for the virus in anticipation of meeting President Trump for a jobs event at a Whirlpool factory in Clyde, Ohio.
A second test for Covid-19 turned up negative.
“In a second COVID-19 test administered today in Columbus, Governor Mike DeWine has tested negative for COVID-19,” the governor’s Twitter account tweeted Thursday evening. “First Lady Fran DeWine and staff members have also all tested negative.”
The state of Ohio has reversed its ban on the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus just hours after announcing the move.
Outraged citizens pressured Republican Governor Mike DeWine to intervene and successfully shut down the ban.
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced the ban to go into effect on July 30, but DeWine stepped in and snuffed out the ban Thursday.
The political class and medical establishment led by NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci is trying to sully Hydroxychloroquine’s reputation after President Donald Trump touted the drug, which people credit with saving their lives.
Fauci has recently personally targeted DeWine’s state of Ohio with criticism about its Coronavirus response.
Cuyahoga County — which houses Cleveland, Ohio — has created a hotline so that people can tattle on their neighbors for not wearing masks. Ironically, the county executive claims that they “want people to [wear masks] voluntarily.”
Cuyahoga County has taken Ohio governor Mike DeWine’s mask order to the next level by establishing a hotline that allows people to report others for not wearing what is now considered proper attire in the new era of the Chinese coronavirus, according to a report by Cleveland.com.
The report added that the governor’s mask order will largely rely upon complaints filed by the public, rather than proactive policing.
“This is not intended to be going out and finding people not wearing masks,” insisted Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish in an announcement on Friday. “We want people to wear their masks — we want people to do it voluntarily.”
A Black Lives Matter protest that descended on the small rural town of Bethel, Ohio, this week was met by over 700 mostly peaceful counter-protesters affiliated with motorcycle clubs and “Back the Blue” groups.
The counter-demonstrators, some of whom were armed with rifles and baseball bats, were filmed by the BLM protesters, and several videos have circulated on social media that were posted with the intent of doxxing counter-protesters.
One heated exchange between the two sides was posted to Twitter by a Black Lives Matter account which captioned the video, “Ohio Trump supporters & counter protesters to the Black Life Matters movement threaten and scream to protesters ‘This is a Rublican State’ and a host of other racial slurs.”
Crowds gathered across Columbus Thursday evening to protest police brutality after the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody on Monday.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine held a news conference Friday to talk about Floyd’s death and the protests in downtown Columbus on Thursday night.
“While Fran and I feel sorrow and disgust at what we saw, we cannot fully comprehend or imagine what an African American family must feel,” DeWine said. “His death impacts all of us. We have a responsibility to each other . . . regardless of race, to stand up and speak out and say ‘We won’t tolerate conduct like this.’”
Floyd was restrained by officer Derek Chauvin, who dug his knee into Floyd’s neck. Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with third degree murder and manslaughter.
In a statement, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said that restaurants in the state can open next week. He didn’t put a limit on occupancy, but said that establishments would either have to have patrons stay six feet apart or be separated by a barrier.
“Like most breakfast restaurants, we’re pretty small,” says Twisted Citrus owner Kim Shapiro. “We’ve got tight seating, so it wouldn’t have made financial sense for us to reopen 6 feet apart.”