WOSU News Archives For: November 8, 2006

Provisional, Absentee Ballots Likely to Determine 15th Congressional District Race

Franklin County voters continued to return paper ballots the day of the election
12:00AM
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.

Election Brings Change in State Government Balance of Power

12:00AM
November
8, 2006

Tuesday’s vote brought Democrats to power in the executive branch, and it gave them some clout in the state legislature.

Kilroy Says Race Not Over; Pryce Claims Victory

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12:00AM
November 8, 2006

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.

Smoking Ban Goes Statewide

12:00AM
November
8, 2006

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.

Ohio Voters Give Low-Wage Workers a Raise

12:00AM
November
8, 2006

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.

Strickland Rolls to Governor’s Mansion

12:00AM
November
8, 2006

Ted Strickland will be Ohio’s next governor after easily beating Republican Ken Blackwell.

Sherrod Brown Wins U-S Senate Seat In Ohio

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12:00AM
November 8, 2006

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.

Pryce Leads Very Close Race in 15th Ohio District

Rep. Deborah Pryce
12:00AM
November 8, 2006

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.