Richard Cordray

photo of Delaware County voters waiting to cast ballots inside the Delaware County Early Voting Center
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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, August 27:

  • Kasich orders flags flown at half-staff for John McCain
  • Ohio Libertarians set slate for fall elections
  • Sexual abuse lawsuit filed against Cuyahoga Falls televangelist Ernest Angley
  • Wright State's faculty union sets strike date
  • Hunting Works for Ohio reports hunting generates over $1 billion
  • Records show Ohio government watchdog refused to investigate collusion allegations

Kasich orders flags flown at half-staff for John McCain

photo of untested rape kit
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Republican Mike DeWine has put out his first ad for this fall’s race for governor, and it’s a reminder that the two leading contenders in this contest have faced each other before.

The ad features rape survivor Alyssa Allison, whose rape kit was in the backlog of 12,000 that DeWine said he found after the 2010 election. That was the race in which he defeated Attorney General Richard Cordray, who his opponent again this fall.

photo of Rich Cordray
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As the candidates for governor gear up for the final push for votes this fall, the Democrat in the race continues to be criticized by many political pundits for being too dry and nerdy. Now, Rich Cordray himself is launching a social media campaign to capitalize on that image.

Many people know Cordray was a five-time champion of the "Jeopardy" game show back in 1987. And for those who don’t, Cordray’s campaign is putting out ads on social media that pose trivia questions to someone walking down the street then he answers. 

photo of Richard Cordray
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Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Richard Cordray unveiled a workforce development and job creation plan, saying that workers must come first if the state wants to thrive economically. His proposal also includes focusing on small businesses and investment in training.

Cordray said one of the biggest challenges the state faces is a widening skills gap where there aren’t enough trained workers to fill job vacancies. 

photo of Mike DeWine
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The Republican candidate for governor has rolled out a workforce development and economic investment plan that he described as cutting edge, focusing on public-private partnerships but also shutting down what he said are regulations that hurt businesses.

Mike DeWine said his “prosperity plan” has several components:

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