A federal judge has denied a request to immediately reinstate two Democratic Montgomery County Board of Elections officials fired by Ohio's Republican Secretary of State. Walter Rice says Dennis Lieberman and Thomas Ritchie failed to identify that a fundamental right had been violated by their removal. Secretary of State Jon Husted accused them of violating state law by voting to approve weekend early voting hours. The two say they wanted to make the voting process as open as possible.
Dublin Police say a woman driving an SUV hit four people crossing Avery Road last night. The victims, including two children, have been hospitalized. There is no word on the extent of the injuries. Police did not identify the victims or release any other information.
State officials say heating assistance will be available again this winter to eligible Ohio households. The HEAP Winter Crisis Program is administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency's Office of Community Assistance.