Indiana Libertarians make midterm election gains

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Libertarian Party made gains during the most recent midterm election. Mark Rutherford picked up 3.2 percent of the vote- that gives the party four more years of election ballot access.In Henry County, Jamie Jo Owens was elected as Liberty Township Trustee and Terry Coffman was elected to the Liberty Township Board. In Wayne County, Cheryl Heacox was re-elected to the Clay Township Board. And in Montgomery County Dean Hartley was elected to the Franklin Township Board.last_img read more

NASCAR driver quits after Confederate flag ban: ‘All you are doing is f—ing one group’

first_img“Well its been a fun ride and dream come true but if this is the direction Nascar is headed we will not participate after the 2020 season is over,” Ciccarelli announced in a Facebook post (all misspellings are his own). “I don’t believe in kneeling during Anthem nor taken ppl right to fly whatever flag they love.”I could care less about the Confederate Flag but there are ppl that do and it doesn’t make them a racist all you are doing is f—ing one group to cater to another.”#NASCAR Truck driver/owner Ray Ciccarelli says he won’t continue in NASCAR after this year. He cited his reasons in this Facebook post:— John Haverlin (@JohnHaverlin) June 10, 2020MORE: NASCAR fans react to flag ban Ray Ciccarelli announced the end of his NASCAR Truck Series career with a furious Facebook post on Wednesday shortly after NASCAR banned Confederate flags from all events.Ciccarelli, 50, has participated in 18 Truck Series races over the past four years, though none in 2020. He has finished in the top 10 once — a No. 9 placing at the Michigan International Speedway last year. Ciccarelli went on to decry what he said was the insertion of “political BS” in NASCAR, a sport with traditionally conservative roots.It’s been a significant week for NASCAR in terms of addressing racism in its own ranks. In addition to the Confederate flag ban, it has voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement and on Wednesday saw driver Bubba Wallace compete in a custom car meant to advocate for racial equality.Clearly, though, not everyone in the sport is willing to accept the shift.last_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: The death has taken place of renowned Donegal politician and businessman Bernard McGlinchey.The Fianna Fail stalwart, who served as a Senator between 1961 and 1981, was 80 years old.Mr McGlinchey served at almost every level of public life including being a Donegal County Councillor and Letterkenny Urban District Councillor. He stood for election to the Dail in 1973, 1981 and 1982 but was unsuccessful each time.However Mr McGlinchey’s contribution to local life in Co Donegal is where his huge contribution will always be remembered.From Covehill in Letterkenny, Mr McGlinchey was involved in many committees including the first committee to bring a swimming pool to Letterkenny.He was also a member of the North Western Health Board for many years. He continues to hold the record for the longest speech in Seanad Eireann having debated an issue for more than 12 hours.He was also instrumental in the mentoring of former Donegal Minster Dr Jim McDaid.Among the many honours he received over his lifetime was the naming of Letterkenny’s Town Park after the esteemed politician.An astute businessman, Mr McGlinchey founded the Golden Grill Nightclub which was a huge part of the social fabric of Donegal for many decades.Mr McGlinchey passed away this evening at his home in Blue Banks, Kilmacrennan. SADNESS ACROSS DONEGAL AT DEATH OF RENOWNED POLITICIAN BERNARD MCGLINCHEY was last modified: April 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bernard McGlincheydeathlast_img read more