Is Ohio's newest legislator a Scientologist? 'I had him on the cans,' says our man in Cincy - 2017-09-14
Yesterday, a pretty minor political story — the appointment of a Republican township trustee to an open seat in the state House of of Representatives — blew up into something more, thanks to the Church of Scientology and a notorious alt-right figure.
Here's the skinny: A man named George Lang is a trustee of the 60,000-population township of West Chester, north of Cincinnati, and he was selected on Monday to be the newest member of Ohio's House to replace another legislator who resigned a few months into her third term.
Earlier, the Butler County Republican Party had recommended Lang as their choice to fill the seat because he had a track record as an effective fundraiser.