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Casino backers want your signatures

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Casino backers want your signatures Posted by James Nash, Statehouse reporter on March 4, 2008 The casino group, MyOhioNow.com, needs more than 400,000 signatures by August to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would authorize a $600 million casino resort off Interstate 71 midway between Columbus and Cincinnati. MyOhioNow.com, […]


The Ohio Voter YOU Don’t Know

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EDIT: with Hillary’s help of course…


Clinton wins Ohio and Rhode Island, leads in Texas


The Dispatch wrote Clinton gets job done in Ohio; wins Rhode Island, leads in Texas Wednesday, March 5, 2008 By Joe Hallett and Jonathan Riskind With daughter Chelsea Clinton applauding among the confetti, Sen. Hillary Clinton acknowledges applause from supporters inside the Columbus Athenaeum, where she announced her victory in the Ohio Democratic primary.Ohio kept […]


Tracking the Ohio Primary Voting Results

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CNN wrote Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain will win the Vermont primaries, CNN projects Vermont gives Obama his 12th consecutive win and puts McCain 17 delegates closer to clinching the Republican nomination. In addition to Vermont, Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island are also holding contests Tuesday. In Texas, Sen. Hillary Clinton holds a two-to-one […]


Outdoor billboards to display Ohio primary results


Business Courier of Cincinnati wrote Outdoor billboards to display Ohio primary results Travelers will get updates on Ohio’s primary results March 4, on digital billboards across the state, according to the Outdoor Advertising Association of Ohio and Lamar Advertising. The billboards will display real-time election results, provided by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, the […]

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Polls crowded on eve of primary

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Dispatch wrote Polls crowded on eve of primary Monday, March 3, 2008 People snaked through long lines in many election offices across the state today to vote early, with many trying to get their ballots in before the heavy rain and ice predicted for Ohio’s presidential primary. Elections officials were unsure whether the surge […]


Strickland’s Restructuring of the University System

 Lenny Pepperidge

Strickland and higher education Chancellor Eric Fingerhut’s 10 year plan for the future of Ohio’s system of public higher education is to be released at the end of the month. It’s rumored to be a radical departure from the philosophy underpinning the current system which was organized into its present form in the 1960s. It’s […]


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