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Athens Outlaws Fracking, Three Other Bans Fail At Polls

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9:02AM
November 5, 2014

There were four local anti-fracking measures on ballots in eastern Ohio, and the results were mixed.

GOP Takes Control Of Senate With Wins in N.C., Iowa, Ark., Colo.

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Supporters of Republican Sen.-elect Tom Cotton celebrate his win in Arkansas over incumbent Mark Pryor. The GOP picked up seven seats Tuesday, gaining control of the Senate.
5:00AM
November
5, 2014

Republicans needed to pick up just six seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections to wrest control of the Senate. In the House, the key question was how big the GOP majority would be next year.

Ohio Voters Keep Eye On Washington

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Election day turn-out in Central Ohio is described as 'light but steady.' Voting ends at 7:30 p.m. tonight. (Tuesday)
12:55PM
November
4, 2014

With several hours left to cast ballots, turn-out is described as ‘light but steady’ in Ohio for this mid-term election. Exit interviews indicate some Central Ohio voters want to send a message to capitol hill this election year.

State Lawmaker Wants Year-Round School Year

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The bill from outgoing Dem. State Sen. Eric Kearney would add 38 to the current school calendar.
8:55AM
November
4, 2014

We’re a long way from summer, but one lawmaker is already thinking about it. He’s pushing a bill that would have students skipping summer break altogether.

Polls Open For Election Day

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Election sites opened their doors at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after nearly a month of early voting. Polls remain open until 7:30 p.m.
7:46AM
November 4, 2014

Polls have opened in Ohio as Gov. John Kasich appears poised to clinch a re-election victory to lead the state for another four years.

Computer Glitch Forces Early Voters To Wait

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The Franklin County Board of Elections says a computer glitch slowed down the process of pulling up voter registration information.
12:14PM
November
3, 2014

The Franklin County Board of Elections says it’s fixed a computer glitch that had about 50 people waiting in line this morning to cast an early ballot.

Final Poll Predicts Big Win For Kasich

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The Dispatch poll suggests Kasich has pulled in some voters that some might not expect would be supportive of him. Twenty percent of Democrats said they were voting for Kasich.
8:01AM
November 3, 2014

The last poll before Election Day 2014 projects a win in the governor’s race for Republican incumbent John Kasich over Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald 62 percent to 38 percent.

GOP, Democrats Rally Ohio Voters In Final Weekend

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Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie helped introduce Kasich to a crowd of about 400 supporters at the Ohio State University airport on Saturday.
5:41PM
November
1, 2014

A pair of influential national Republicans helped Ohio Gov. John Kasich get out the vote in Ohio, as the Republican governor says he wants to include both parties in a movement to unify the country.

Ohio Representative Found Guilty Of Campaign Violations

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Fifteen District State Representative Sandra Williams was found guilty of a misdemeanor Friday.
12:30PM
October 31, 2014

A Cleveland state lawmaker has been convicted of two misdemeanor charges related to the purchase and re-sale of season Ohio State football tickets.

Groups Seek To Challenge Latest Ohio Ballot Rules

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The Ohio Democratic Party and advocates for the homeless are claiming that restrictions imposed by two state laws governing absentee and provisional ballots intentionally disenfranchise minority voters.
12:17PM
October
31, 2014

The Ohio Democratic Party and advocates for the homeless are claiming that restrictions imposed by two state laws governing absentee and provisional ballots intentionally disenfranchise minority voters.