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Highway Patrol probing threats vs GOP legislators
Ohio officials are investigating a series of threats that were directed toward some state legislators


by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Republican State Representative Jay Hottinger
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Several Republican state legislators are being closed-mouthed about threatening letters they received in September. Jay Hottinger, one of the targets, says they can’t comment because the Highway Patrol is investigating.

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I’ve had other threats and other death threats in my 18 years in the General Assembly. This is one of a very serious nature that is being taken seriously by the Highway Patrol and other authorities.

The letters to Hottinger and five other Republicans came from a group that called itself the “Army of the 12 Monkeys." That could be a reference to a 1995 film "12 Monkeys," set in a post-apocalyptic future where a terrorist organization is believed to have released a lethal virus.

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