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PolitiFact adds Ohio to its state lineup with Cleveland Plain Dealer partnership

The Truth-O-Meter has arrived in Ohio.

PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website of the St. Petersburg Times, has launched PolitiFact Ohio in a partnership with the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

It is PolitiFact's fifth state partnership, joining sites in Florida, Texas, Georgia and Rhode Island. The Ohio site can be accessed at www.politifact.com/ohio.

"Ohio is an important state in national politics, and it has an interesting cast of political characters," said PolitiFact editor Bill Adair. "It's a great state for the Truth-O-Meter."

PolitiFact Ohio has the same journalistic approach as PolitiFact. It is integrated with the national site and uses PolitiFact's distinctive Truth-O-Meter to rate the accuracy of statements by public officials in the state.

The Ohio team will be headed by Bob Higgs, a veteran editor of the Plain Dealer, and include seven writers from the newspaper's political team.

PolitiFact won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2009.

PolitiFact adds Ohio to its state lineup with Cleveland Plain Dealer partnership 07/24/10 [Last modified: Saturday, July 24, 2010 10:53pm]
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