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WOSU News Archives For October 2008
New polls released this week give us a picture on how Ohioans plan to vote on several issues next week.
With Election Day just one week away Franklin County voters are taking advantage of casting their ballots early. Franklin County Board of Elections spokesperson, Ben Piscitelli, says 2,352 people voted at Veterans’ Memorial on Monday.
A team of professors from the Ohio State University Newark is working to identify the psychology behind students who don’t cheat in their schoolwork.They found students who score higher on tests of empathy, courage, and honesty are the least likely to cheat. But studies show 50 to 80 percent of college students have cheated at some point, leaving honest students in the minority.
In the final days before an election, the campaigns intensify the rhetoric heats up. WOSU commentator Jerolyn Barbee says all that rhetoric has an unfortunate by-product.
With polls showing the race in Ohio is close and swinging to Democrat Barack Obama, Republican John McCain started the final full week of the 2008 campaign in the Buckeye State. McCain rallied in Lancaster southeast of Columbus before heading to Northeast Ohio today.
Every Friday at the Franklin County Courthouse the sheriff’s department holds an auction to sell the county’s foreclosed properties, most of them are houses. WOSU attended an auction earlier this month
The economy is the top concern for most voters, but the issue of abortion is still critical for many.
The candidates for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District squared off for a debate at COSI Thursday night. Republican incumbent Pat Tiberi faced his Democratic challenger David Robinson in a one-hour exchange that included discussions about the economy, health care and social security.
A poll shows Democrat Barack Obama building a larger lead in Ohio with strong support from women.
A major debate over the Ohio casino ballot issue, just a few miles from where the proposed casino would be built, has been cancelled. The debate won’t happen as scheduled today because supporters of the casino plan have pulled out.