Ohio’s official unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years after employers added naerly 18,000 jobs in November.
Election Day is mere hours away and both parties are making last minute calls to voters reminding them to vote. WOSU visited a couple of call centers and has this story.
Television campaign ads can get nasty. But when two candidates go head on at a debate the contempt for one another – or their politics – is much more palpable. At a special Columbus on the Record debate Friday night for the 12-th district U-S Congressional seat, candidates engaged in a fiery exchange of words.
A group against closed door meetings for Columbus City Council filed a complaint today (Wednesday) at the Ohio Elections Commission. The complaint centers around recent mailers sent by supporters of Issue 12 that voters will decide in November.
The most recent poll shows Ohio Rebublican candidate Rob Portman continues to lead against Democrat Lee Fisher in the United States Senate race.
Ohio voters Tuesday sorted out some statewide contests for elective offices, approved a jobs program and gave a green light to change of address for a proposed Columbus casino.
Ohio voters Tuesday settled questions about casinos, livestock and veteran bonuses. While a proposal to allow a casino in Columbus and three other cities was rejected in Franklin, Issue three proved popular in other regions of the state and won an endorsement from voters.
Early election results show supporters of Casinos and a Livestock Care Standards board leading and yet another close levy contest in the Southwestern City School District.
Ohio could see up to 4 big-city casinos if election results from Tuesday night hold up. While supporters of the Southwestern City Schools levy held the narrowest of margins over opponents.
Voters have been casting their absentee ballots for the proposed income tax increase for three weeks – and the number of absentee ballot requests indicates more people than usual could turn out to vote.
The Franklin County Board of Elections could again discuss whether to mail absentee ballot applications for the August 4th special election. Columbus voters will decide next month whether to raise the city’s income tax, and early balloting is underway. But voters are not automatically receiving absentee ballot applications in the mail. That’s because of a vote along partly lines that deadlocked the Franklin County Board of Elections.