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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Marshall

Says "Detroit dumping a bunch of sewage" in Lake Erie "causes big problems" for Ohio.

Barack Obama is "only the second Democrat in the last 75 years to win Ohio twice with more than 50 percent of the vote."

"There is no war on coal. Period. There are more coal jobs and more coal produced in Ohio than there were five years ago, in spite of the talking points and the yard signs."

"Since the time of the Civil War, we've made a distinction in this country between the availability and the ability to access for people who were in the military, versus the rest of us, to vote." 

Says Republicans supported legislation on early voting and in-person voting in 2005.

"Ninety percent of the topsoil has inadequate moisture to grow crops."

"When I started in Ohio it was terrible. Now, we’re getting bipartisan support for our bills. And that’s called leadership."

"Large phone companies and their trade association have hired 35 registered lobbyists to influence and pass SB 271 (deregulation legislation)."

"The (Jackson) plan (for reforming Cleveland schools) lacks any data or methods proven to raise student achievement."

Says abortion is "the most common surgery in our country."

Recent stories from Aaron Marshall
Canadian anecdote lands on 2011 favorites list

Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder loves telling a good story.

An anecdote about a top Canadian official seeking medical treatment in Ohio that he included in a floor speech got our attention and became one of our favorite items for 2011.

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