Mafia Boss Bob Paduchik

Bob Paduchik (podium) presides over the Ohio Republican Party (ORP) State Central Committee meeting at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio on Friday, February 18, 2022.  Paduchik barred members of the public from attending and withheld press credentials for reporters and outlets investigating the state party.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Reporters and news outlets denied access to the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee (ORP SCC) meeting Friday have one thing in common—they are investigating and reporting on a number of claims waged against the ORP.

The Ohio Press Network (OPN) reported that ORP Chairman Bob Paduchik denied OPN access to the SCC meeting Friday while falsely labeling OPN as “fake news.”

There’s a rift in the Ohio Republican Party (ORP).

Bob Paduchik

Bob Paduchik speaking at the Ohio State Republican Central and Executive Committee meeting in September 2017.  Then-ORP Chairwoman Jane Timken --now a GOP U.S. Senate candidate--is on the left.  Then-ORP Executive Director Rob Secaur is on the right--Secaur is now Timken's campaign manager. Photo from Facebook.

In a message to 66 Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee members, Republican National Committee member Jim Dicke calls reporter Duane Pohlman "liberal" and accuses him of verbally abusing the previous ORP Communications Director. Dicke called Pohlman's report a "ratings week hit job."

Editor-in-Chief of The Ohio Press Network

Jack is also an investigative reporter for The Ohio Press Network and a Statehouse correspondent for WHK AM1420 in Cleveland. He hosts two podcasts, “Talkin’ Smack with Bob and Jack” and “Saving Liberty.”  

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Dicke seems to be involved with this although not part of it.

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