Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Parties Face Off In Court Over Ohio Legislative Maps
Justices in Ohio are weighing arguments that will determine the fate of Ohio’s newly drawn legislative map.
Lawyers sparring before the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday disagreed over the constitutionality of the new lines and the process by which they were drawn.
The attorney for Democrats, who filed suit on behalf of a group of Ohio voters, said it’s clear the maps favoring Republicans violated provisions against gerrymandering.
The litigation says the maps of 99 House and 33 Senate districts split cities, counties and other community units more than 250 times, seeking political advantage for GOP candidates.
An attorney for Republicans said the map is legal and Democrats aren’t able to prove their allegations.
The court has said its decision will be timed not to impact the 2012 presidential race.