Eight Members of the Rhoden Family Found Dead in Pike County, Ohio Shot in the Head “Execution Style” (VIDEO)
HORRIFIC MURDERS IN PIKE COUNTY, OH …
CNN is reporting that 8 members of the Rhoden family have been shot in the head and killed execution style in rural Piketon in Pike county, Ohio. According to reports, authorities are searching for the killer or killers, who are probably armed and a danger to surviving family members. Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader stated, “We have a specific family that’s been targeted but I don’t think there’s been a threat to any other members of the community.” The whereabouts of the suspect(s) of this heinous crime is currently unknown. Authorities have stated that all of the victims were shot in the head and it appeared some were killed as they slept, including a mother in bed with her 4-day-old baby nearby. The infant and two other small children were not hurt. The 8 murdered members of the Rhoden family were found in four different locations.
Authorities urged anyone with information that could help to call them at 855-BCI-OHIO.
Eight family members found dead in a rural southern Ohio community were shot in the head “execution style,” most while they slept, authorities said Friday.Officers are searching for the killer or killers, who are probably armed and a danger to surviving family members, Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said.
“We have a specific family that’s been targeted but I don’t think there’s been a threat to any other members of the community,” he said. “I’ve given the family precautionary measures to make. They know we’re available.”
Investigators discovered seven adults and a 16-year-old dead at four crime scenes, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. The victims included a mother slain while her 4-day-old child lay beside her, he said.
Presser: Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine say a “murderer or murderers”
are behind the slayings of eight members of the Rhoden family.
Authorities urged residents to be cautious in this part of rural southern Ohio as the search continued Saturday for whoever fatally shot eight members of a family at four different properties.
Investigators interviewed more than 30 people hoping to find leads in the deaths of the seven adults and 16-year-old boy whose bodies were found in homes southwest of Piketon on Friday.
CBS Columbus affiliate WBNS-TV obtained cell phone video showing a man being taken into police custody at gunpoint Friday. The man was not arrested and isn’t being called a person of interest in the case, CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports.
TRUMP TUESDAY …
So far it appears to be a rather good night for Donald J. Trump as he was won the Republican primaries in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina. However, Trump did lose to Kasich in Ohio, and Missouri is too close to call. Trump did what he had to do and although he would have had a clean sweep had he won Ohio, it is hard to believe that the sitting, popular governor of Ohio could actually lose his own home state. That being said, Kasich has no path to the presidency via delegates. Trump steamrolled Rubio in Florida beating the Florida senator 46% to 27% and winning all of the 99 delegates. In Illinois Trump won rather easily with 40%, Cruz second with 29%, Kasich 20% and Rubio a miserable 4th with only 8%. In North Carolina Trump garnered 40.5% of the vote, Cruz second with 36.5%, Kasich third with 12.5% and Rubio last with 7.8%. Hmm, are you sensing a trend with Rubio?
Donald Trump won a decisive victory in Florida’s primary Tuesday night, forcing home-state Sen. Marco Rubio to abandon the race for the Republican presidential nomination. But another big prize — Ohio — went to its governor, John Kasich.
Florida’s outcome, with companion wins in North Carolina and Illinois, strengthened Trump’s chances to secure the Republican presidential nomination. The third contender, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, is hoping to pick up enough delegates to force a contested national GOP convention in July.
“Do not give in to the fear,” Rubio said in a not-so-subtle reference to Trump. “Do not give in to the frustration.”
Florida and Ohio award the most delegates; Missouri also held a primary Tuesday.
Kasich had to win Ohio to keep his struggling campaign alive, but even so, he has virtually no path to the nomination.
“I want you to know the campaign goes on,” Kasich said at his victory rally. He sought to maintain his positive persona. “I will not take the low road to the highest office of the land.”
Heading into Tuesday’s balloting, Donald Trump had 460 of the 1,237 delegates needed to win. Texas Senator Ted Cruz had 370, followed by Rubio at 163 and Kasich at 63. Let’s see how the numbers shake out at the evenings end.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – What Will become of Rubio and Kasich After Today’s Primaries?
- Will it be time for Rubio and/or Kasich to drop out of the race? How important is today for the candidates?
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Download
Ahead of the all important Republican primaries in Florida and Ohio come the following polls. All of them have Donald Trump either leading, tied or a strong second. Marco Rubio is looking at a potential disastrous Tuesday night where he may get shut out of all of the delegates and even finish third in Florida.
MARIST POLL – FLORIDA
Donald Trump appears way out a head in Florida of Marco Rubio in the latest Marist poll. Rubio’s main concern should not be whether he can win his own home Senate state of Florida, but whether Ted Cruz will beat him out for second place.
- Donald Trump 43%
- Marco Rubio 22%
- Ted Cruz 21%
- John Kasich 9%
If Marco Rubio finished third in Florida, how could he ever justify continuing his campaign? The RCP average of polling as Trump way out ahead. It would seem that the Florida primary will be called shortly after all the polls close and the only thing in doubt is whether Rubio will suffer the humiliation of a third place finish in his own state.
- Donald Trump 44%
- Ted Cruz 24%
- Marco Rubio 21%
- John Kasich 9%
NBC-MARIST POLL – OHIO
Kasish hold a 6 point lead over Trump; however, that was before all hell took place on Friday and over the weekend in Chicago and Ohio at Trump rallies where the LEFT tried to shut down Trumps free speech. There is no way to know how that type of bullying will play with the voters.
- John Kasish 39%
- Donald Trump 33%
- Ted Cruz 19%
- Marco Rubio 6%
- Donald Trump 33% (tie)
- John Kasish 33% (tie)
- Ted Cruz 27%
- Marco Rubio 5%
The polls in Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina all have either Trump in first place or a strong second. In Illinois, Donald Trump leads with 38% as Ted Cruz is a close second with 34%. Trump is also way out ahead in the polls in North Carolina and Missouri. In the Show Me state its a two team race between Trump and Cruz. Which begs the question following Super Tuesday, Part Deux … Rubio and Kasich need to drop out and make this a final table pairing of two of GOP political presidential game of Texas Hold Em.
Former Speaker & the Face of Failed Republican Establishment Politics John Boehner Endorses John Kasich Ahead of GOP Ohio Primary
TALK ABOUT THE KISS OF POLITICAL DEATH, THE MOST WORTHLESS ENDORSEMENT EVER …
Former Republican Speaker of the House and all-around gutless wonder John Boehner has endorsed Gov. John Kasich ahead of this Tuesday’s Ohio winner take all primary. Who would want that endorsement, talk about the kiss of death. The crying man, John Boehner, is the face of failed Republican establishment politics. It is the failure of Boehner and his GOP establishment cronies in DC that gave rise the the Donald Trump wave. Why would anyone want his endorsement? At an event on Saturday in Butler County, OH to honor former Speaker John Boehner he stated, “I have no regrets about how I retired or when I retired. Every day I’m grateful I’m not there.” No former speaker, not half as grateful and thankful that we are that you are not there!
Republicans in Butler County honored former Speaker John Boehner three days before residents across Ohio’s 8th District will vote on his replacement in Congress.
But on Saturday, Boehner was more interested in talking about the presidential race.
One day before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to speak in West Chester, Boehner endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president.
In fact, the former speaker told a crowded ballroom in the same township he already voted for Kasich.
“He’s my friend,” said Boehner.
It was Boehner’s first public appearance in the area since he retired last year.
WELL, IF YOU CAN’T WIN YOUR OWN STATE, WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
According to the most recent FOX News poll, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is leading in the polls for Ohio. The poll indicates that Kasich bests Trump among Buckeye Republicans by a 34 to 29 percent margin. Other polls have it for Trump. However, if Kasich wins Ohio and its delegates, it just pushes the can down the road that none in the GOP race will get the required delegates for the Republican nomination and Kasich will stay in the race. Honestly, if you can’t win your own state, why are you even running for the nomination? That means you to Marco.
Full poll results HERE.
Ohio Governor John Kasich bests Donald Trump among Buckeye Republicans by a 34 to 29 percent margin. Ted Cruz is third with 19 percent. Marco Rubio trails with just 7 percent.
That’s according to a new Fox News poll of Ohio likely Republican primary voters. The governor’s edge is within the poll’s margin of sampling error.
Kasich is bolstered by positive evaluations of his job performance as governor. He has a sky high 79 percent approval rating among the Ohio party faithful.
Mr. Kasich led Mr. Trump by 1 point among men, but 10 points among women. He also led Mr. Trump by 5 points among evangelical Christians.
Mr. Kasich had a 79 percent approval rating among Republicans, compared to just 15 percent who disapproved.
Twenty-six percent of Ohio Republicans — and 39 percent of Kasich supporters — said they would refuse to support Mr. Trump against the Democratic nominee in November.
36 year Old Chad Smith Missing Since 12/14/15 from Fort Thomas, KY … Last Seen in Cincinnati, OH … Police Issued a Critical Missing Alert Friday
36 year old Chad Smith has been missing since Monday, December 14, 2015 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. According to the Fort Thomas Police, Smith left his home sometime early Monday morning, and was last seen around noon that day in the Winton Terrace area of Cincinnati. Chad Smith has not been seen or heard from since. The police are getting help from the Ohio chapter of Texas Equusearch. David Rader, director for the Ohio chapter of Texas Equusearch, said search crews will saturate Downtown, Winton Terrace, Clifton and homeless camps.
Authorities are organizing search crews after police said a Fort Thomas man disappeared from his home on Monday morning.
Police issued a critical missing alert Friday morning for 36-year-old Chad Smith, a known businessman in the Fort Thomas community.
Smith co-founded and co-owns Foster & Flux, an animation studio based in Downtown Cincinnati. According to WCPO media partner Fort Thomas Matters, Smith was one of the artists who worked on the annual visual-musical performance Lumenocity this year.
According to Fort Thomas Police Lt. Rich Whitford, Smith left his home sometime early Monday morning, and was last seen around noon that day in the Winton Terrace area of Cincinnati.
Authorities are organizing a volunteer search and rescue out of Cincinnati Music Hall on Elm St. Saturday morning at 8 a.m.
Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts or disappearance is asked to call your local police, 859-443-2496 or 9-1-1.
14 year old Sierra Dale has been missing since Friday night, November 27, 2015 in Gahanna, Ohio.
Police are asking for help tracking down a missing 14-year-old girl who went missing from the city’s west side.
Gahanna police said Sierra Dale has been missing since Friday night.
Dale is described as a white female, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. Police did not have a description of what she was last seen wearing.
If anyone has any with information as to the whereabouts of missing Sierra Dale, please contact Gahanna police at 614-342-4240.
UPDATE I: 14-year-old girl from Gahanna found safe.
20 year old Anela Lochan was last seen on October 25, 2015 and reported missing on November 9. Anela is described as a female of of West Indian descent, 5-foot 9-inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. Lochan is considered an endangered missing adult because she was a victim of domestic violence while she was pregnant. Lochan has a 1-month old child who was found safe at a relative’s apartment on Elm Street.
Cleveland police are looking for a missing 20-year-old woman who they said could be in danger.
Anela Lochan, who is of West Indian descent, was last seen on Oct. 25. She was reported missing Nov. 9.
“I haven’t heard from her in three weeks. And the bad thing is I don’t know if she is dead or alive,” said mom, Leila Lochan. “I want her to come home.”
Anela is described as being 5-foot 9-inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. Lochan is considered an endangered missing adult because she was a victim of domestic violence while she was pregnant.
Lochan was pregnant when Jamal Parris choked her during June 21 fight, according to a police report.
Cleveland police investigators have not said whether Parris is suspected in Lochan’s disappearance.
Parris, 26, came home high on drugs or intoxicated and immediately began to assault Lochan, police said. He passed out during the assault and Lochan went to MetroHealth for treatment.
Parris is charged with felonious assault, abduction and domestic violence in the incident. He is scheduled to stand trial Dec. 14 in the Cuyahoga County Common Please Court.
Lochan lived with Parris at the time she went missing, her mother said.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call police at 216-623-5864.
UP IN SMOKE … Legalize Marijuana for Both Medical & Recreational use in Ohio Fails Miserably 65% to 35%
UP IN SMOKE, IT TURNS OUT THAT OHIO IS NOT GOING TO POT AFTER ALL …
Imagine that, Ohio is not Colorado. The voters of Ohio decided to say JUST SAY NO to a the legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use by a resounding 65% to 35%. Although, many probably voted against this terrible measure not only because of pot legalization but also they way it was written giving a monopoly to certain individuals to grow it. C’mon man, the last thing some stoners are going to want is being forced to by some weed from some politically connected wealthy backers. Next thing you know these privileges state appointed drug kingpins would have the market on the Doritos and moon pies.
Looks like Cheech & Chong will have to toke elsewhere (warning – adult language)
Issue 3, the effort to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use in Ohio, failed to create a buzz with voters Tuesday.
The legislation was rejected soundly, failing by a margin of 65 to 35 percent with 77 percent of precincts counted late Tuesday night.
Ohio voters on Tuesday rejected a controversial marijuana legalization measure at the polls in that state. Recent surveys showed support in Ohio for marijuana legalization, but voters balked at the specifics of the ballot initiative, which would have created an oligopoly on marijuana production for a small handful of the initiative’s wealthy donors.
The initiative faced an uphill battle from the start. The first stumbling block was the nature of the ballot measure itself. It would have essentially written a marijuana oligopoly into the state’s constitution, with the measure’s wealthy backers as the only recipients of licenses to grow marijuana commercially. That didn’t sit right with many of the national advocacy groups that have backed successful legalization measures in other states.