The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Ohio’s attorney general has approved language summarizing a proposed ballot measure to exempt the state from President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
Investigation of possible absentee ballot fraud has expanded into Franklin County.
The board that determines the wording for issues on the statewide ballot has finalized the language for the controversial issue that could bring casinos to four Ohio cities if it’s approved by voters this fall.
The fall ballot is taking shape, as the panel that decides the wording for statewide issues has agreed on language to for two of them. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports, they’ll have to come back next week to deal with the casino ballot issue, and the concerns about that ballot language may give Ohioans a preview how both sides will fight for and against the issue this fall.
Backers of a proposed ballot issue that would authorize gambling casinos in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Columbus insist they are still working toward a ballot issue THIS November.
Ohio voters could see two different proposals on the November ballot to legalize gambling casinos. A leader of the legislature says lawmakers should consider putting their own casino measure onto the ballot. Meanwhile, two Cleveland-area entrepreneurs are vowing to put their own proposal onto the ballot. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has more on this unusual scenario.
A 3-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that the Ohio Supreme Court rather than federal court is the proper forum to decide whether thousands of provisional ballots will be counted. Riding on the outcome of that count is the congressional race in Ohio’s 15th District where Republican Steve Stivers leads Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy by fewer than 600 votes.
The Franklin County Board of Elections is sorting through more than 27,000 ballots. That’s the number of provisional ballots that were cast on Election Day and during the 30-day early voting period that preceded it. A provisional ballot, as the name implies, may or may not count.
Provisional Ballots, Computer Glitches, Poll Worker and Voter Errors All Part of Election Day Headaches, Delays
The Franklin County Board of Elections today is correcting some ballot counts and processing more than 27,000 provisional ballots in a bid to put the wraps on Election 2008. But a Congressional race hangs in the balance.
Ohio voters will not get the chance to vote for a mandatory sick leave proposal. The group pushing the sick leave issue has asked that the issue be taken off the ballot.