WOSU News Archives For: October 30, 2012

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.

Buyer Of Voter Billboards Outed, Calls Them Public Service Effort

Billboards like this one on W. Broad St. in Columbus were up for only a few days before Clear Channel Outdoor said they violated the company's policy against anonymous political messages.
30, 2012

A Wisconsin news organization and an advocacy group identified Stephen and Nancy Einhorn as the billboard buyers. The venture capitalist and Tea Party supporter now say they placed the billboards as a public service.

Commentary: After 20 Years, Time To Look At Ohio Constitution

Ohio COst COnv
Opening of Ohio's last Constitutional Convention, Ohio Statehouse, January 9, 1912.
October 30, 2012

Had enough of the election yet? WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz has had just about enough. But he takes time to teach us about an issue on the ballot that has gotten little attention – Issue #1 which asks if Ohioans want to hold a constitutional convention.

Upper Arlington Liquor Issue Has Some Voters Undecided

Some Upper Arlington voters are undecided about a measure on the ballot that could cause some restaurants and businesses to lose their liquor licenses.
30, 2012

Upper Arlington voters next week will decide what many believe could lead the success or failure of the city’s new entertainment district along Lane Avenue. Voters will decide whether to allow alcohol sales in some parts of the district that are now “dry.” WOSU reports the issue has divided and confused Upper Arlington Voters.