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Early voting now available for March 4 primary

 John Ross

Absentee voting for the Ohio primary began on Friday, which gives voters two options to vote if they are unable to do so while polls are officially open on March 4 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Officials are predicting high turnout for the primary, since no clear Democratic favorite has yet emerged and Ohio […]


Obama agrees to debate Clinton in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Obama agrees to debate Clinton in Ohio Thursday, February 7, 2008 BY DARREL ROWLAND AND JIM SIEGEL Barack Obama agreed this afternoon to debate Hillary Clinton in Ohio before the state’s March 4 primary, and he is dispatching the man who managed his successful Iowa campaign to lead the Buckeye State campaign. […]


2008 State of the State – $1.7B Stimulus Package

 John Ross

The Dispatch wrote Strickland proposes $1.7 billion stimulus package to create 80,000 jobs Wednesday, February 6, 2008 By Mark Niquette Gov. Ted Strickland used his second State of the State address today to call for a $1.7 billion stimulus package for a struggling Ohio economy, and he also made major education proposals including a promise […]


Clinton, McCain have edge in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Clinton, McCain have edge in Ohio Sunday, February 3, 2008 BY DARREL ROWLAND Barack Obama has convinced Iowa, South Carolina and even Teddy Kennedy. But the Illinois senator has yet to make the sale in Ohio. A new Dispatch Poll shows New York Sen. Hillary Clinton holds more than a 2-to-1 lead […]

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Vote Yourself: Primary primer

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Alive wrote Vote Yourself: Primary primer By John Ross January 31, 2008 Though Super Tuesday occurs about a month before Ohio’s primary election, delegates from the Buckeye State will be crucial to the remaining candidates. Like most years, winning Ohio will factor into both the presidential primary and the general election. At stake in […]

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Supreme Court says red-light cameras are legal

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Ohio Supreme Court rules red-light cameras are legal Thursday, January 31, 2008 Ohio cities may operate automated cameras to catch drivers who run red lights, the state Supreme Court ruled this morning. In a 7-0 ruling, justices struck down a challenge to Akron’s red-light cameras. If the ruling had gone the other […]


Strickland: Keno, Job Slashing and Facility Closure


Gongwer wrote Gov. Ted Strickland on Thursday announced more than $730 million in budgetary adjustments to counter an expected drop in tax intake through July 2009, the end of the current biennium. A state-run keno game for bars and other venues is expected to boost Ohio Lottery profits by $73 million on the revenue side, […]


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