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Secretary Of State Orders Training For All Poll Workers

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says in a statement that about 40,000 poll workers are needed on Election Day, and his directive will ensure that all poll workers are ready for the Nov. 4 election.
8:19AM
July
23, 2014

The directive issued Tuesday by Secretary of State Jon Husted would require training for every poll worker this year, regardless of previous experience. That’s a change from current state law.

Judge Denies Early Release For Disgraced Former State Lawmaker

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Weddington's motion said he has participated in community service activities and been a literacy tutor for other inmates.
10:19AM
July 22, 2014

Columbus Democrat Carlton Weddington pleaded guilty in 2012 to charges of bribery, election falsification and filing a false financial disclosure statement. He’s served two years of a three-year sentence.

Working-Class Whites Now Fewer Than Half Of Ohio Voters

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Unpublished 2014 census figures show about 4.1 million, or 48 percent, of eligible voters in Ohio are working-class whites. That's down from 50.5 percent in November 2012.
7:28AM
July
22, 2014

New census data show working-class whites now make up less than half of Ohio’s eligible voters, a demographic change that has both parties expanding their efforts to reach other voters.

Ohio Governor’s Race Ads Pitched At Working Class

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Ohio Governor John Kasich and challenger Ed Fitzgerald appeal to working Ohioans in their early TV campaign ads
1:15PM
July 16, 2014

Working-class Ohioans: The candidates for Ohio governor want you.

Ballot Board Clears Language For Clean Energy Initiative

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Former head of the U.S. Energy Dept, Steven Chu talks about energy sources like natural gas and windmills.
9:57AM
July
15, 2014

The group “Yes for Ohio’s Energy Future” can now collect signatures for a ballot initiative to invest $13 billion in bonds into solar, wind, and other alternative energy projects.

Groups Hope For Raises For Ohio Elected Officials

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Some government employees in Ohio hope to see a little more money in the form of a pay raise
8:10PM
July
12, 2014

Groups representing elected officials in Ohio who haven’t had pay raises in years are hopeful that state lawmakers will increase those officials’ salaries.

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman Hints At Presidential Run

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Ohio's Republican U. S. Senator says he's considering a presidential run.
1:37PM
July
10, 2014

Ohio’s Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has come closer this week to declaring he may run for president in 2016.

Ohio GOP Sues Fitzgerald Over Key Card Data

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The Ohio Republican Party filed the suit over Fitzgerald's refusal to release key card data for his job as Cuyahoga County Executive.
8:48AM
July 10, 2014

The Ohio GOP filed the suit against Ed Fitzgerald over his refusal to release key card data showing when he enters and leaves county buildings in his job as Cuyahoga County Executive.

City Promoter Hopes Cleveland Convention Pick Will Help Columbus

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Promoters of Columbus think the RNC's choice of Cleveland to host its 2016 convention will boost Columbus' chances with Democrats.
1:38PM
July
9, 2014

Columbus city leaders ponder what Cleveland winning the 2016 GOP convention means for Columbus’ chances of hosting Democrats the same year.

RNC Panel Chooses Cleveland For 2016 Convention

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The Republican National Committee has announced Cleveland as the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
11:40AM
July 8, 2014

A Republican National Committee panel chooses Cleveland to host the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential convention.