Saturday, December 20th, 2014

The Truth-O-Meter moves to the Midwest

PolitiFact Ohio is a partnership with the Cleveland Plain Dealer
PolitiFact Ohio is a partnership with the Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Truth-O-Meter has arrived in the Midwest.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer today is launching PolitiFact Ohio, our fifth state site.

Like our other partner sites in Texas, Georgia, Florida, and Rhode Island, PolitiFact Ohio is integrated with our national site and uses our Truth-O-Meter to rate the accuracy of statements by candidates, elected officials and political parties.

The Plain Dealer"s PolitiFact team is headed by veteran editor Robert Higgs and includes editor Jane Kahoun and reporters Steve Koff, Sabrina Eaton, Reginald Fields, Joe Guillen,  Aaron Marshall, Mark Naymik and Tom Feran.

We"re glad to have a PolitiFact site in Ohio. It"s is an important state in national politics and it has an  interesting cast of political characters.

The success of our state sites has shown us that the Truth-O-Meter works as well in state and local politics as at the national level. Our expansion around the country is based on our belief that every candidate and elected official in the nation ought to face the Truth-O-Meter.