WOSU News Archives For: October 31, 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.