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New “Inspector General” Positions Could Root Out Corruption in Ohio County Governments

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New “Inspector General” Positions Could Root Out Corruption in Ohio County Governments

By Tyler Buchanan Lawmakers are considering a plan to establish a county inspector general system in Ohio, with the hopes of rooting out corruption, theft and other administrative problems in local governments.  Ohio currently has a state inspector general’s office, which conducts investigations of state entities. House Bill 311, sponsored by Rep. Dave Greenspan, R-Westlake, would […]

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Women Hold Less Than 30 Percent of County Offices Throughout Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Women Hold Less Than 30 Percent of County Offices Throughout Ohio

By Tyler Buchanan There are more county sheriffs in Ohio named Scott than there are sheriffs that are women. There are also as many Johns serving as county engineer as are women. Across Ohio’s 88 counties, there is a striking disparity between the number of men and women serving in elected office.  In sum, women make […]

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OH-12’s Jenny Bell is ‘Not Too Good for Anybody’

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman OH-12’s Jenny Bell is ‘Not Too Good for Anybody’

In early February, when Ohio Third Congressional District candidate Morgan Harper met incumbent Rep. Joyce Beatty in the first debate of the race, Harper told onlookers that before launching her campaign, she was told she was “Going to pay for it, that I wouldn’t be able to get another job here, that this would be […]

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Black Business Community Voter Forum Recap

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Black Business Community Voter Forum Recap

Editor’s note: The claims made by candidates in this and other public forums need to be fact-checked. This article is a recap of what was said, and should not yet be taken as verified facts from any of the candidates. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce hosted a primary […]

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Important Primary Dates to Remember

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Important Primary Dates to Remember

In just over a month, Central Ohioans will vote in a state primary that will determine nominations for U.S. Representative, state senators, state representatives, judges, county and state Central Committees, and for some, the Columbus State Bond Issue, township fire and police levies and the Southwest Public Library Levy. Democrats will also select a nominee […]

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March Voter Forum to Host Franklin County Candidates

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman March Voter Forum to Host Franklin County Candidates

Updated 2/6/2020: This article has been updated to include more information on Issue 21, the Columbus State bond issue. The Coalition of Concerned Black Citizens, League of Women Voters Metro Columbus and WTF?!Weigh The Facts will hold a voters’ forum featuring candidates and issues affecting Franklin County. The forum will be held on Wednesday, March […]

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First OH-3 Candidate Forum Contentious, Tense

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman First OH-3 Candidate Forum Contentious, Tense

On Sunday, Feb. 2, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and challenger Morgan Harper met in the first candidate forum for Ohio’s Third Congressional District. The debate, which took place at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 59 E. Mound St., was a contentious one, with candidates facing off on policy, experience and the Democratic Party. The afternoon […]

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