WOSU News Archives For October 2012

Central Ohio Students Go To The Polls

Kids Voting of Central Ohio conducts 14th mock election. The process helps students better understand the electoral process.
31, 2012

Voters are taking advantage of casting ballots early this week. And so are a lot of kids throughout Central Ohio. WOSU reports the mock election is helping young people better understand the electoral process.

Ohio Provides Battleground Tour For Tourists

Political tourists can visit the "American Bellwether" in Dayton, talk with political scientists in Columbus, learn about the rural vote in Richland County, sit in on the "American Battleground" class at the University of Akron, and take the "Democratic Heartland" tour in Cleveland.
31, 2012

The presidential candidates are not the only one drawn to Ohio this election season. Tourists are coming to Ohio from other countries to observe presidential politics in a pivotal swing state.

Former Treasurer Gets Two Years In Prison For Embezzling $470K

U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost said he picked a sentence that would send a strong message to others contemplating stealing money from public schools and their students, while recognizing the good Shye has done in other areas of his life.
31, 2012

The former treasurer who pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly a half million dollars from charter schools in Columbus and other Ohio cities has been sentenced to two years in prison and must repay the funds he stole.

Obama Coming To Central Ohio; Romney Hosting Rally In Cincinnati

President Obama and Mitt Romney will be back in Ohio on the Friday before the election trying to sway voters in the key battleground state.
October 31, 2012

President Barack Obama is resuming his storm-delayed chase to win Ohio with help from former President Bill Clinton, while Republicans are putting together a huge rally for Friday evening.

Controversy Continues Over Romney Jeep Comment In NW Ohio

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters in Worthington a day after making the controversial comment about Jeep at a Defiance, Ohio rally.
31, 2012

The Republican presidential candidate’s campaign is defending the comment about Jeep moving production to China, despite the Chrysler CEO restating that Jeep has no plans to move Toledo auto jobs overseas.

Poll: Obama Hanging Onto Five Point Lead In Ohio

The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University gives the president a 50 percent to 45 percent lead over Republican Mitt Romney.
October 31, 2012

The latest independent poll in the presidential race in Ohio says President Obama continues to hold on to a five point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Storm Affects Ohio Early Voting, Get-Out-Vote Campaigns

Campaign volunteers in front of Romney truck at early voting
Campaign volunteers pass out sample ballots in front of the early voting site.
30, 2012

The damaging superstorm has been jeopardizing labor unions’ get-out-the-vote efforts in blue-collar areas of northeastern Ohio but contributing to record early-voting turnout in other parts of the battleground state.

Ohio Volunteers Help Hurricane Victims

Ohio volunteers with the Red Cross and Ohio Task Force One are on the east coast to help Hurricane Sandy victims.
30, 2012

Volunteers from across Ohio are helping with Hurricane Sandy rescue and recovery efforts on the east coast.

Teen Births Decreasing In Ohio

Ohio Department of Health statistics show that the 12,189 teen births last year were down 11 percent from 2010.
30, 2012

New state data say the rate of women 19 and younger who gave birth in Ohio fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2011.

Romney Turns Ohio Campaign Rally Into Storm Relief

A Romney spokeswoman said the event will be "a disaster relief event where Gov. Romney may make brief remarks." Another Romney event in Lima Tuesday has been canceled.
30, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going ahead with a planned stop in the Dayton area, but the focus will be on helping victims of storms that swept through Ohio late Monday and early Tuesday.