Ohio Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald will get to debate after all – just not with frontrunner Republican Gov. John Kasich.
The announcement comes after Kasich's campaign walked away from debate negotiations, making it likely that Ohio's major-party candidates will not publicly debate for the first time since the 1970s.
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Green-Rainbow Party member and Secretary of State candidate Danny Factor was arrested today along with three other protesters as they demonstrated against the destruction of the Silver Maple Forest on the Cambridge/Belmont border. The sound of trees crashing to the ground could be heard in the background as Belmont police handcuffed the demonstrators who had entered the area to ask that the forest be left intact to allow efforts to protect the land to come to fruition.
The cutting of trees was part of a pre-emptive strike by O'Neill Properties, a Pennsylvania-based real estate developer who wants to build 300 condominiums on the site of the forest. Although they do not yet have permits to build, the company apparently feels that if they can clearcut the forest, it will sabotage attempts at forest preservation.
About 50 pro-forest demonstrators stood along the road holding signs and applauding their support as police put the arrested demonstrators into a van. Monday's arrests followed the arrest of nine protesters at the site in the previous week.
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