Ohio Governor John Kasich will donate to charity more than 22 thousand dollars in campaign contributions he received from a businessman accused of skirting campaign finance laws while funneling thousands of dollars to two congressional campaigns.
Ohio's public pension systems are changing the banks that handle their 41 billion dollars in combined international investments, as Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel tries to separate those investments from banks hired under his predecessor's administration.
Police reports obtained by the Associated Press show Republican Josh Mandel has failed to publicly disclose two traffic accidents since becoming State Treasurer in 2011, including one involving a potential federal campaign finance law violation.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has promised voters in coal-rich eastern Ohio that America won't have to buy oil from Venezuela or the Middle East by the time his second term ends in 2021.
Ohio's largest police union has thrown its support behind democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown in the state's closely watched campaign for U.S. Senate. It marks the first time in 24 years the fraternal order of police has endorsed a democrat for senate. In a statement, president Jay McDonald cited Brown's opposition to the governor's collective bargaining overhaul as a key factor in its endorsement. The FOP chose brown over republican opponent and state treasurer Josh Mandel. The race continues to draw attention in and outside of The Buckeye State. And as Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports, it's already setting records.