WOSU News Archives For: August 28, 2012

Ohio Elections Chief Fires 2 Democratic Officials

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted fired two Democrats from elections board.
28, 2012

The state’s elections chief has fired two Democrats from an elections board in southwest Ohio after they pushed to extend early voting hours into the weekend beyond his order.

Ohio Democrats Praise Judge’s Provisional Ballot Order

28, 2012

Federal judge Algenon Marbley on Monday ordered Secretary of State Jon Husted to issue new rules making it harder for provisional ballots to be rejected.

Forestry Service To Allow Fracking In Wayne National Forest

Lake Vesuvius in the Wayne National Forest in southeast Ohio.
August 28, 2012

The department announced on Monday that it would allow oil and natural gas drilling in Ohio’s only national service.

Commentary: Romney Could Learn From Ohio’s Millionnaire Pols

Mitt Romney with voter
GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets a voter.
August 28, 2012

This week’s Republican Convention is Mitt Romney’s best chance to re-introduce himself to American voters. WOSU Commentator Bill Hershey says Romney should look to some Ohio pols for tips on how to do it.

Group Vows To Force State To Purge Voter Rolls

The right-leaning group Judicial Watch says many Ohio counties have more registered voters than residents.
August 28, 2012

Members of the group Judicial Watch say federal law requires Ohio and other states clean up voter rolls, including removing deceased people and illegal immigrants.

Armstrong’s Hometown To Honor Astronaut With Wink At The Moon

People have been flocking to the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta since native son Neil Armstrong died last weekend.
28, 2012

For the past couple days, visitors have been making their way to the small northwestern Ohio town of Wapakoneta to remember astronaut, moon-walker, and native son, Neil Armstrong.