Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio)

News
9:32 am
Mon June 2, 2014

New Website Compiles 150 Years Of Ohio Elections Data

There’s plenty of data on Ohio elections, but it’s often not organized beyond contest, candidate and year. But now there’s a website that’s taken 150 years of Ohio election results to make that data more understandable, more useful, and to some, even more fascinating than it already is. 

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News
12:43 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Critic Says Issue 1 Includes A Tax Increase, But Budget Director Says That’s Not True

The only issue on Tuesday’s statewide ballot has no organized opposition. But the bond issue to raise money for local infrastructure construction and repair projects does have a few critics in the Tea Party. 

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News
6:36 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

May Primaries Could Still Happen

Candidates hoping to appear on the May ballot  need to file the paperwork by February 5.

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News
9:36 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Commission Could Offer Redistricting Plan

The panel of lawmakers and private citizens that will be asked to recommend changes to Ohio’s Constitution is looking at the way the lines for legislative districts are drawn.

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News
12:51 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Case Could Have Implications For Snowbirds

As the weather gets colder, there are more than a few Ohioans who are right now planning their annual extended stays in Florida or other warm climates.

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Law
4:50 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Federal Court To Weigh Ohio's Execution Drug Cocktail

Ronald Phillips, convicted of the rape and murder of a 3-year-old girl, is scheduled to be executed Nov. 14. A court hearing may decide whether the new drug cocktail can be used.
Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and Corrections

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 8:51 pm

In Ohio on Friday, a hearing in federal court could decide whether that state will become the first to use a particular cocktail of deadly drugs to execute an inmate. It's the latest chapter in what's become a troubled history of capital punishment in that state.

While Texas is far and away the busiest state in the nation for executions, Ohio is just seven spots behind it. It has carried out 52 executions since 1999 and three so far this year, with another one scheduled in two weeks. And that one, the execution of Ronald Phillips, could use a new drug cocktail.

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News
10:59 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Tea Partiers Preview 2014 Elections At Convention

Tea Party activists are being told they have a lot of opportunity in next year’s elections, as they continue to oppose Republicans on several issues.

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It's All Politics
6:07 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Last Of The Early Voters In Ohio Make A Scene

Mimes perform at the Franklin County Early Voting Center in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday.
Courtesy Karen Kasler

For thousands of voters in Ohio, Election Day is going to be a day of rest — because they worked hard to vote on Sunday.

Thousands stood in long lines at voting sites in northeast Ohio, in southwest Ohio and in central Ohio. But the Franklin County Early Voting Center may have had the most carnival-like atmosphere.

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News
12:54 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Some Ohio Transportation Officials Still Not Sold On Leasing Turnpike

The Ohio Department of Transportation trucked in a speaker from next door in Indiana, to talk about how Indiana’s lease of its turnpike is paying off for that state.

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News
12:33 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Update On School Data Tampering Investigation

The state auditor says he’s finished a second round of an investigation into whether more Ohio schools are altering attendance data, possibly to improve their appearance on state report cards.

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It's All Politics
2:45 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

There's A Reason They Call It A Battleground State

Jean Gianfagna displays some of the political mailings her family receives at her home in Westlake, Ohio, on Oct. 19. Gianfagna says her family sometimes gets four of the same piece at a time — her husband and two grown kids all get their own.
Mark Duncan AP

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 2:55 pm

Ohio has been a key swing state in the last three presidential races. As with many elections, there are reports of stolen yard signs and clashes between supporters of the candidates at rallies.

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It's All Politics
12:04 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Ohio Senate Race Gets Nasty Amid Flood Of Ads And Cash

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 1:37 pm

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