Friday, August 23, 2019

Bob Vitale

Bob Vitale
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A Toledo native and graduate of Toledo Public Schools, Bob has worked as a local government and politics reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, as a Washington correspondent for Thomson Newspapers and as editor-in-chief for Outlook Ohio. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Ball State University and a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
Prizm News / April 3, 2019 / By Bob Vitale The Lyceum's motto is “Fiat lux,” which means “Let there be light.” (Photo from Alliance Defending Freedom video) 'When you say you can’t discriminate against one, you are actually discriminating against others,' the school's dean once said in defending his desire to discriminate. By Bob...
Prizm News / April 3, 2019 / By Bob Vitale Lori Lightfoot won 74 percent of the vote Tuesday and will become Chicago's first LGBTQ and first African-American woman mayor on May 20. She greeted commuters this morning. (Lightfoot campaign photo via Facebook) By Bob Vitale  In February, Lori Lightfoot sat in fourth place in the race...
Prizm News / April 1, 2019 / By Bob Vitale Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio CEO Kersha Deibel. (Photo by Lauren di Matteo) Kersha Deibel started with the organization as a college volunteer in Cincinnati. By Bob Vitale Like many of us, Kersha Deibel left Ohio to see the world. Like many of us, she’s...
Prizm News / April 1, 2019 / By Bob Vitale Campbell Scott, Stephen Caffrey and Mary-Louise Parker in the 1989 film, "Longtime Companion." The AIDS cure announced in March has less promise for ending the disease than a new campaign called U=U. By Bob Vitale At the end of “Longtime Companion,” a...
Prizm News / March 25, 2019 / By Bob Vitale Above: The Columbus Pride parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 15. (Prizm photo) Top: Cincinnati Pride is scheduled for Saturday, June 22. (Cincinnati Pride photo) Cleveland, Dayton and Findlay kick things off on June 1, and Pride festivals will continue through August. By Bob Vitale
Prizm News / March 24, 2019 / By Bob Vitale Ohio Business Competes announced last week that it has reached 600 business supporters for the Ohio Fairness Act. (Equitas Health photo) The Ohio Fairness Act would outlaw discrimination in Ohio based on a person's sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. By Prizm News
Prizm News / March 22, 2019 / By Bob Vitale Above and below: On the March 21 episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race," Andrew Levitt talks about a time during his days at Denison University when he was targeted by anti-gay "underground hate group." (Photos captured from VH1 broadcast) 'This is why I’m involved in gay...
Prizm News / March 21, 2019 / By Bob Vitale Above: State Sen. Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, at a Statehouse news conference. Top: Executive Director Alana Jochum of Equality Ohio, which coordinates the Ohio Business Competes coalition. (Prizm photos by Bob Vitale) Corporate coalition tops 600 members for latest version of the Ohio Fairness Act. By Bob Vitale 
Prizm News / March 19, 2019 / By Bob Vitale (Photo by Cincinnati Pride, via Facebook) Pride Month will get off to a start on June 1 at Great American Ball Park. By Bob Vitale For the second straight year during Pride month, the Cincinnati Reds will add orange, yellow, green, blue and violet...
Prizm News / March 19, 2019 / By Bob Vitale Warren County Probate Judge Joseph Kirby (photos via Facebook) 'Unreasonable' ruling ignored parents' support and boy's best interests, review finds. By Bob Vitale A Southwest Ohio judge abused his authority last summer with an “unreasonable” and “arbitrary” decision to deny a legal name-change to...