Election

In This Election Year, Ohioans Want to Rise Above the Numbers

Jul 12, 2020
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ANDREW MEYER / WKSU

The past two decades have not been kind to most of Ohio.

With one of the nation’s most significant declines in household income, among the largest  job losses and an aging, less-educated population, the effects can be seen in people and neighborhoods.

Your Voice Ohio Gives You a Voice in the 2020 Election

Jun 21, 2020
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BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY

The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing protests for racial justice, concern for how the economic recession will affect businesses, families, and communities, and the overwhelming amount of misinformation circulating online about everything from vaccines to voting have already made 2020 a year unlike any other. 

Not surprisingly, people are stressed as they sort through unprecedented volumes of information (some of it intentionally misleading), worry about how to be safe and healthy, and pay the bills. 

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, May 6:

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SHANE WYNN / AKRON PRESS CLUB

Summit County’s next sheriff could be a woman.

Kandy Fatheree won the Democratic primary, garnering 42 percent of the vote. Her opponents were three seasoned law enforcement professionals.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, April 24:

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THE OHIO CHANNEL

The state of Ohio is issuing an order that will make hospitals postpone elective surgeries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, save protective equipment for health care workers and keep beds open. 

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday hospitals will only perform surgeries that fall into these four categories:

  • Life saving
  • Preserves limbs or organs
  • Prevents progression of disease
  • Prevents worsening symptoms

Patients will be receiving a call from their hospitals as to whether their procedure has been canceled. 

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, March 12:

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JIM KAFTAN

Here are your morning headlines for Monday, Feb. 3:

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ANDY CHOW / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Dec. 11:

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Dec. 5:

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION / FACEBOOK

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, July 5:

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WKSU

The U.S. Census Bureau finds more people under 24 voted in Ohio last year than in the last few midterm elections.  But younger Ohioans still aren’t voting in numbers as big as their counterparts in nearby states. 

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Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s secretary of state is warning voters to be vigilant when they come across information regarding politics and government on social media. He says misinformation remains a top priority in the fight against elections meddling.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Ohio’s elections system -- the casting and tabulation of votes -- is secure.

His comments come after receiving a classified briefing from Homeland Security.

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

During his fourth day on the job Governor Mike DeWine paid a visit to Akron. In an appearance at the Akron Roundtable he touched on a range of things his administration is already working on, including how to upgrade funding for local governments.

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WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, October 17:

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, August 31:

  • ICE raid detainees indicted;
  • Ohio State trustee resigns amid Urban Meyer decision;
  • Officials confirm fentanyl exposure sicked dozens at Ohio prison;
  • Shapiro announces apartments for homeless female veterans;
  • State to begin mailing absentee ballots;
  • New body armor arrives for state agents after grievance;
  • Barberton teen pleads guilty in mansion arson;

13 ICE raid detainees indicted

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The vice chairman of President Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity has sent a letter to all 50 states, asking for registered voters’ names, birthdays, political affiliations, voting history and last four digits of social security numbers. 

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Republican Josh Mandel is again making term limits a centerpiece of his campaign for the U.S. Senate.  Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports Mandel is reviving a promise he made the last time he ran against Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown in 2012.

In one of his first official campaign promises, Josh Mandel wants Ohioans to know that, if elected, he would only stay in Congress for 12 years before leaving for good. And he supports a bill to make that a limit for all Congressional lawmakers.