News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Wayside Furniture

Don Drumm Studios

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


Ohio Secretary of State will decide if Stark's sheriff can hold on
In the latest twist, Stark County Board of elections splits 2-2 over whether Maier gets to run for office
Story by M.L. SCHULTZE AND TIM RUDELL


 
In The Region:

Ohio secretary of state will have to decide if Stark County’s sheriff can run to keep his office this spring. 

After six hours of hearings, the Stark County Board of Elections split 2-2 today on whether George Maier’s experience as Harrison County deputy means he’s qualified to run for sheriff – a job he’s held off and on since February.

The two Republicans on the board say no; the two Democrats say yes. And the GOP secretary of state, Jon Husted, breaks all such tie votes. 

It’s the latest twist in an unprecedented case that has gone to the Ohio Supreme Court and detoured through other courts as well as multiple Democratic party votes. 

Democrats first appointed Maier to the job last February. In November, the Ohio Supreme Court decided his experience as assistant director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety did not meet the requirements of the law and removed him. He went to Harrison County, got more experience as a deputy, and was reappointed in December. 

Each step, he’s faced a legal challenge, often led by former sheriff – and fellow Democrat -- Tim Swanson. 

Listener Comments:

Seems only in Stark County would voters re-elect a sheriff who's abuses were on worldwide news, and then try to reject a sheriff who is doing a good job.
The irony is deafening...especially since the one doing the most objecting is the one responsible for the half dozen abuses at the jail


Posted by: John on February 23, 2014 8:02AM
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

An amendment to an Ohio agriculture bill may kill whole bill
I hope the Gov. sticks to his veto, Att takes more out of this state than it puts in.

From warehouse to writer: Terry Pluto's Thanksgiving thank you
Dear Terry: On my 8th cup of coffee trying to get Thanksgiving "Brunch" done ahead of time because I work nights. However, I just had to stop to contact yo...

The first big private gift comes in for the pro football HOF project
The HOF has needed a shot in the arm for many years and this project will go a long way to getting the attraction the attention it deserves (next: upgrad...

Environmental study nears completion in East Liverpool
Twenty years ago my twin sister and I protested the building and operation of the WTI facility citing several studies that indicated the risk of cancer due to ...

HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

New enrollment period offers more insurance options
The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University