WOSU News Archives For: October 24, 2006

A Thousand Teens to Assume Franklin County Poll Working Duties

Dublin Coffman students learn to set up electronic voting machines
12:00AM
October 24, 2006

Elections officials in Franklin County say at least 20% of poll workers on Election Day will be teenagers, 17 and 18 years of age. Some may be too young to vote, but if they complete the required training they will be certified as elections workers under a bill signed into law in January.

Former President Campaigns For Ohio Democrats

12:00AM
October
24, 2006

Former President Bill Clinton rallied Ohio Democrats in a visit to Columbus. He said Republicans have become ideologues who are not governing based on fact. He spoke at an event for Congressman Sherrod Brown. Brown is challenging Republican Senator Mike DeWine. Clinton called on Democrats to reach out to independents and republicans in the days leading up to the November Seventh election.

School Officials Get Safety Lesson In Columbus

12:00AM
October
24, 2006

As a response to recent incidents of school violence Ohio lawmakers now require school districts to develop and fine-tune safety measures for the classroom. The legislation aims to prevent school shootings and other violence against students or staff. But today, representatives from 200 school districts got an eye-opening demonstration courtesy of a safety consultant.