Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For: November 8, 2006
The race for the 15th Congressional District between incumbent Republican Deborah Pryce and Democratic challenger Mary Jo Kilroy remains too close to call. The winner probably won’t be known until later this month.
Tuesday’s vote brought Democrats to power in the executive branch, and it gave them some clout in the state legislature.
While there are thousands of provisional and absentee ballots still not counted, US Congresswoman Deborah Pryce claimed victory in the tough election against democrat Mary Jo Kilroy. Kilroy said the race is too close to call, and will not concede.
Bars, restaurants, and bowling alleys throughout Ohio will soon be smoke free after passing a new statewide smoking ban. Voters rejected an amendment that would have overturned existing smoking bans and would have allowed smoking in bars, restaurants and bowling alleys.
Ohioans who earn less than $6.85 an hour will be getting a raise soon. More than 56% of Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment that will raise the minimum wage from $5.15 and hour to $6.85 an hour.
Ted Strickland will be Ohio’s next governor after easily beating Republican Ken Blackwell.
Republican Senator Mike DeWine thanked his supporters after his loss to Democratic Congressman Sherrod Brown last night. DeWine says he’s lucky because the people of Ohio have allowed him to represent them in public office for 30 years. DeWine says he’ll always be grateful.
In a race that is too close to call Tuesday night, the 15th congressional candidates hold their breath as absentee and provisional ballots are counted. Incumbent US Congresswoman Deborah Pryce remains optimistic she’ll retain her seat. While her democratic opponent Mary Jo Kilroy refuses to concede just yet.