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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.

Ohio Decides 2014, Live Election Blog

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Live 2014 election blog
8:10PM
November
4, 2014

Stay with this page as we update all the races throughout the night. I’ll be doing my best to keep everything up to date. As always you can follow our coverage on twitter @wosunews.

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.

Opponents Say Columbus Charter Change Could Stifle Democracy

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8:47AM
October 31, 2014

Columbus voters next week will decide whether to make changes to the city’s governing document. Nineteen city charter amendment proposals are bunched into three ballot issues. The most controversial issue would change the process of getting initiatives petitions on the ballot.

County I.G. Rips Fitzgerald For Driver’s License Lapse

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FitzGerald lacked a driver's license for more than 10 years and had temporary permits for some of the period.
8:29AM
October 29, 2014

A county inspector general’s report says the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor disregarded administrative policies when he drove without a valid driver’s license.

Poll: Kasich’s Lead Grows To 22 Points

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The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University shows the Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 57 percent to 35 percent.
9:03AM
October 1, 2014

Governor John Kasich’s lead over his Democratic challenger has surpassed 20 points in the latest independent poll.

Appeals Court Upholds Early Voting Ruling, S.O.S. To Appeal Again

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8:01AM
September 25, 2014

Ohio’s elections chief says he wants the full appellate court to review a federal judge’s ruling that expands the swing state’s voting schedule this fall.

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.