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Ohio Democrats Hit Campaign Trail On Labor Day

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Ohio Democratic nominee for Governor, Ed Fitzgerald hits the campaign trail on Labor Day.
7:27AM
September 1, 2014

Ohio Democrats have their work cut out for them as they try to rally support at Labor Day gatherings.

Minor Parties Frustrated By Campaign For Governor

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Last year at this time, both the Tea Party and the Libertarian Party of Ohio were planning their options for the 2014 election for governor. Neither wanted Republican John Kasich re-elected, and neither wanted to support Democrat Ed FitzGerald, who had launched his campaign a few months earlier.
8:51AM
August 26, 2014

The campaign troubles of the Democratic candidate for governor have gotten the attention of not just the party faithful, but those who are undecided and frustrated with the major party candidates.

Section Of Route 33 May Be Sagging Because Of Underground Mine

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There are concerns that the sagging eventually could lead to a sinkhole on Route 33 near Nelsonville in Athens County, specifically on a mile-long stretch just north of the Wayne National Forest headquarters.
9:02AM
August
25, 2014

State transportation officials believe a section of U.S. Route 33 in southeast Ohio is sagging because of abandoned coal mine space beneath the road, and they’re trying to pinpoint the problem areas.

New Book Says “Soft Money” Is Changing American Democracy

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8:32AM
August
25, 2014

In his new book, Daniel Tokaji details what he calls one of the most important recent developments in American democracy: the explosion of independent campaign spending, or “soft money.” Tokaji is an elections law professor at Ohio State University who’s new book is titled “The New Soft Money: Outside Spending in Congressional Elections.”

Business Groups To Defend Common Core In House Hearings

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The Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Business Roundtable, and the Association of School Business Officials also support the Common Core.
7:29AM
August
25, 2014

Business and education groups will be in Columbus this week to defend the state’s Common Core curriculum in House hearings.

Ohio To Mail Voters Absentee Ballot Applications

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Secretary of State Jon Husted says residents should begin getting absentee ballot applications around Labor Day.
9:24PM
August
23, 2014

Ohio’s elections chief will soon mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters with up-to-date addresses ahead of the fall election.

Kasich Campaign May Be Looking Past November

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7:53AM
August 21, 2014

When John Kasich met with supporters in Beavercreek earlier this week, he didn’t mention his opponent in November.

Gov. Kasich Mum On Democratic Challenger’s Campaign

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Republican incumbent governor John Kasich (left) and his Democratic rival Ed FitzGerald
11:50AM
August 20, 2014

Ohio governor John Kasich is staying mum on his Democratic challenger’s recent campaign problems.

Democratic Candidate For Ohio AG Repeatedly Ticketed

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Pepper has paid near $10,000 in parking fines
12:30PM
August 19, 2014

Democratic attorney general candidate David Pepper has paid nearly $10,000 in parking fines over the past 14 years after being ticketed more than 180 times.

Two Top Aides Leave Fitzgerald Campaign, More Changes Possible

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A Fitzgerald campaign spokeswoman confirms that campaign manager Nick Buis and communications director Daniel McElhatton have left their day-to-day roles with the campaign, but will assist as consultants on an as needed basis.
8:29AM
August 19, 2014

After weeks of bad headlines, low poll numbers and disappointing fundraising, there’s a major shakeup rattling the campaign of the Democratic candidate for governor.