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Year In Review: The Most Expensive Senate Race In Ohio History

By | December 31, 2012

It was the most expensive and perhaps the most bitter campaign for U.S. Senate in Ohio history.


Year In Review: Presidential Race Spotlights Ohio’s Diverse Electorate

By | December 28, 2012

For the fourth installment of our look back at state government in 2012, Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen takes a look at how presidential candidates criss-crossed the state in search of votes.

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Electoral College Gathers To Finalize Election

By | December 18, 2012

Ohio’s 18 electors gathered at the Statehouse Monday to cast their official votes for president and vice president.


Judge Demands New Order On Provisional Ballots

By | November 14, 2012

A federal judge has ordered the state’s election chief not to reject certain provisional ballots and come up with a new directive regarding the ballots.


Approval Of Liquor Issue Clears Way For Entertainment District

By | November 8, 2012

City leaders in Upper Arlington say they’re ready to proceed with a planned entertainment district now that voters have approved expanded liquor sales.


Republican Still Control Legislature, Look For More Tax Cuts

By | November 8, 2012

Democrats may have won the presidential race and a U.S. Senate contest in Ohio, but Republicans still have firm control of the Ohio House and Senate. And they’re already talking about further income tax cuts.


Poll Worker Says Long Lines At Ohio Union Were Preventable

By | November 7, 2012

There were few problems with this week’s election, but one polling location had extremely long lines. Hundreds of voters waited in a long line at OSU’s student union. WOSU talked to a Franklin County poll worker who said the problem could have been avoided.


Federal Judge Demands Author Of Provisional Ballot Order

By | November 7, 2012

A federal judge has angrily demanded that attorneys for Ohio’s elections chief name the author of an election-eve order that placed the responsibility of explaining what kind of identification voters use on provisional ballots on the voters themselves.


Issue 2 Loses Big At The Polls

By | November 7, 2012

The proposed constitutional amendment that would have changed the way Ohio redraws legislative and congressional districts was turned down by Ohio voters.


Ohio Democrats Celebrate; Republicans Look For Answers

By | November 7, 2012

Democrats across Ohio celebrated President Barack Obama’s victory last night. The race was tight with Mr. Obama winning by a little more than two percentage points.