Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:31
Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015 10:01
REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition
Wayland, Ohio • 44285 • www.REALIZEFAC.com •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2015
Area Police Participating in Community Meeting
WAYLAND OHIO - The group REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, June 16th, at 7:00 in the evening at Maplewood Career Center, 7085 St Rt 88, Ravenna Ohio there will be a Community Relations – Police Expectations panel taking place. Representatives from area police forces will join REALIZE Firearms Awareness Coalition director Amanda Suffecool in a panel discussion on a wide ranging base of topics.
Sheriff departments from Summit and Portage County will be represented – with Portage being represented by Dave Doak, the sheriff himself. Officers from communities ranging from Akron, Kent and Windham will round out the panel. This will give the listeners an opportunity to see if the issues plaguing larger municipalities also effect the smaller ones, and vice versa. Questions will be posed ranging from drugs in our neighborhoods, to police body cameras, funding, training and the changes in policing in the last twenty years and expectations for the next ten.
Amanda Suffecool, who will be emcee for the evenings 2 hour program stated “ This is a great opportunity for us to ask questions and see what the police are truly thinking. With the uproar of news events from Cleveland, with Rev. Al Sharpton coming to North East Ohio, with the 2016 Republican convention hitting our area – we want to know what is going on, and if our police forces are prepared for it. We want to know that the police are doing all they can to improve community relations, and what that is. We want to know their opinions and concerns and to judge if it matches ours. We want to know what we as citizens can do to improve our personal safety, and that of our homes, families and neighborhoods.”
The REALIZE - FIREARMS AWARENESS COALITION Supports Education, Defends the 2nd Amendment & Stands with the NRA. The mission of REALIZE FAC is: to educate citizens as to the historical intent of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, to enable citizens to accurately relate and defend aspects of the U.S. Constitution, to enhance public awareness and support for responsible gun ownership, and to emphasize firearms education for women who facilitate the transmittal of constitutional awareness and gun ownership to succeeding generations. Education is key as informed Americans make better choices. REALIZE FAC is based in Wayland, Ohio, can be reached at
or the web site at REALIZEFAC.com. REALIZE FAC was granted 501c3 designation 6/2014 identifying it as a not-for-profit educational organization.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:57
The Chardon Caller Newspaper
Charney Fails to File
As if there weren't enough reasons already not to vote for Michael Charney (for State Board of Education, District 7), here are some more. Alarmingly, one of the issues is potentially a violation of the laws of Ohio.
Failure to File
The Ohio Revised Code (ORC, the laws within the state of Ohio) specifies when candidates for statewide offices (which the State Board of Education district seat is one of) shall file information on contributions and expenditures. The campaign committee for Mr. Charney was required to file contributions and expenditures by July 31, 2014 for the first six months. They filed something on August 1, but it was only a partial list. The final data for this reporting period was not received until August 27, four weeks late. For July, August, and September, monthly contribution reports are due within three business days of the end of each month. Mr. Charney's July 2014 report did not get filed until September 5 (a full month late). Looking for the August and September reports for this year? You won't find them. This candidate has not filed these reports as of the writing of this article.
Failing to meet these simple filing requirements shows Mr. Charney to be incompetent, at best. Whether he or his campaign treasurer (whose name we could not find, if one even exists) is responsible, it is up to the candidate to ensure that the election laws and requirements are met. Whether any election laws were (and continue to be) violated is up the the Ohio Elections Commission to determine, we can only report on what we observe (or, in this case, do not observe). Information was acquired from the Ohio Secretary of State website.
Is there some nefarious reason for Mr. Charney's failure to report contributions on time? Or perhaps he just feels no need to follow the law?
Who is Supporting Michael Charney?
Another issue arose when examining actual campaign contributions. Looking at the campaign finance reports Mr. Charney did bother to file, we noticed a disturbing fact: almost all of his contributions are from outside the district. This means the contributions to his campaign are coming from outside sources... people that do not live in the district. For 2014, a total of only 3.5% of his contributions are from sources within the district and, thus, 96.5% from outside the district. Compare this to Sarah Fowler, who he is running against and is our current board member: 92% of Ms. Fowler's campaign contributions are from residents of this district.
Since the State Board of Education seat is a statewide candidacy, residents in Ohio outside our district do have an interest in the District 7 election. So we sifted through the data and came up with contributions to each campaign from within the state of Ohio. For Mr. Charney, 42% of contributions came from Ohio residents. Thus well over half of his campaign is funded from outside the state! Ms. Fowler has received 99.7% of her contributions from Ohio residents. Charney's in state/out of district contributions came, for the most part, from large population areas such as Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati.
This out of district and out of state funding is significant. Through the end of July, Mr. Charney had raised almost $41,000 ($1,425 from within the district). Compare this to Ms. Fowler, who through the end of July had contributions of $9,318 (all from within the district). So it appears that the residents of this district want to keep Ms. Fowler on the State Board of Education; and outsiders have an interest to install Mr. Charney.
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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:25
Portage County TEA Party
4682 State Route 43 • Kent, Ohio • 44240 • 330-474-3878 • 330-673-4672 (Fax)
Editor May 12, 2012
Ravenna Record Courier
126 North Chestnut Street
Ravenna, OH 44266
Allow me to respond to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Reg Henry’s column in your paper concerning why conservatives believe as we do. His William F. Buckley quote, suggesting that conservatives are people who stand in the way of history shouting “Stop”, is intentionally misleading. The full quote continues as “yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so.” In other words, conservatives do not go rushing forward based on emotion or illogic, but instead have the courage to stand up to the crowd and say “Stop, you are headed the wrong way” when necessary.
As in, “Stop borrowing $1.2 Trillion dollars per year to pay our federal expenses.” As in, “Stop government from spending beyond OUR means; it will end in disaster.” As in, “Stop government from restricting our business and industry with over-regulation because you are killing jobs, killing our economy, and destroying the future of our children.” All while liberals keep yelling, “Go, go, go, faster, faster” with no clue or concern about the ramifications.
His attempt to paint conservatives as obstructionist is also untrue. It is the conservatives who are offering real solutions while the left is in total denial. The Democratic Senate has offered NOTHING for three years, while the conservative House has passed dozens of bills that would cut government spending, encourage private sector growth and allow for robust job creation. It is the President who is obstructing the governing process by refusing to work within our system.
His suggestion that conservatives want to take the country “back to 1788,” that our idea of freedom is “letting companies and powerful individuals be completely free of all restraint,” and that we are against all taxation - is again untrue. We believe in the Constitution as it is today. We believe that government should be the referee in the business marketplace, but that the people should decide the winners and losers - not government. We are the ones who have been paying an ever-increasing tax burden all our lives, while a growing number pay little or no taxes. We want good roads, quality education, strong police and fire, and a strong military. We will pay taxes for that, but we want VALUE for our hard-earned money. We are NOT getting value for our money, we are getting ripped off by many who have taken advantage of our generosity. Most of whom do not have the common decency to be thankful for that support, but instead attack the producers and taxpayers as “not paying our fair share” and demanding that they are “entitled” to our support.
In short, Mr. Henry, conservatives, including those in the TEA Party movement, believe in common sense. That 2 + 2 always equals 4. That you live within your means. That you are responsible for your life and whether you succeed in life. That the only real rights you have are granted by your God, not by man. That you stay out of your neighbor’s business and that they stay out of yours. That you take care of your family and friends when they need help. That our job is to be productive and government’s job is to stay out or our way. That businesses are good because they produces jobs, economic growth, and all tax revenue, and that government’s job is to create a safe, business-friendly environment so that can happen. That anyone who does not believe as we do, does not understand what made America great, does not believe in the Constitution, and should not be involved in our government.
Portage County TEA Party
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:14
Perfect Day Provides Perfect Start For Liberty Camp for Kids:
The 1st Annual Liberty Camp for Kids kicked off today with 46 children ages 6-10 gathering at the Portage County Historical Society facilities in Ravenna. Perfect weather made it a perfect day for campers as they got to throw boxes of TEA into Boston Habor while yelling "No taxation without representation." Childeren got to wrap their feed in cloth and put them in a pool filed with ice, so they could understand how tough it was for the revolutionary war soldiers to march through the snow and ice without boots. They learned that the color blue on the US Flag stands for Justice and that the flag should never touch the ground. They played games, began work on their own Almanac, they learned about he battle of Yorktown and they were introduced to a Native American fort like what indians may have lived in a thousand years before the 13 colonies were ever formed. The camp runs every morning for the remainder of the week.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2011 12:28
Rootstown School District employees have agreed to a wage freeze for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Andrew Hawkins predicts the new agreement will save $120,000 as the district searches for ways to cut costs while facing a budget shortfall.
Hawkins said the “total wage freeze” affects all employees, including teachers, administrators and classified workers, and is the third consecutive one-year pay freeze.
After $450,000 in cuts that include teaching jobs and field trips, the district still faces a $600,000 deficit.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 September 2010 14:45
|LEADING UP TO THE NOVEMBER ELECTION, THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS AIMING FOR YOUR BRAIN. THEIR GOAL? TO MAKE THE LEFT SEEM RIGHT!