Item No. 1 - Lucas County's Republican chairman, Jon Stainbrook, is engaged in a high-profile legal fight against the Secretary of State of his own party, Jon Husted.
The reason for the suit has to do with Husted's rejection of two people Stainbrook's executive committee recommended (Kelly Bensman and Ben Roberts) and Husted's appointment of two people of his own choosing (Mark Wagoner Sr. and Peter Handwork) for two vacancies on the county elections board.
The Columbus Dispatch's Joe Vardon (formerly of The Blade) takes a stab at an explanation for the intraparty acrimony in this blog piece - that it has its roots in a rivalry for Republican political leadership in Ohio between Gov. John Kasich and Husted.
Item No. 2 - The rump Lucas County Republican Party headed by David Kissinger today sent Husted a letter accusing Stainbrook of bribing Republican county central committeemen with beer and pizza to vote for him as chairman.
Kissinger says central committee members were rewarded after the June 11 with a party at Paddy Jack's Restaurant and Pub on Heatherdowns Blvd., paid for by the party (according to Kissinger).
Kissinger refers to himself as the chairman in Download Stainbrook Sham Letter to Husted - 07 08 14 - FINAL.