Jennifer Branch http://wvxu.org en Tuesday's primary produced some races to watch this fall http://wvxu.org/post/tuesdays-primary-produced-some-races-watch-fall <p>Tuesday’s primary was a low turnout affair. There was no county in southwest Ohio where the turnout reached 20 percent.</p><p>So a relative handful of Democratic and Republican voters got to choose the candidate for this this November’s election.</p><p>Many of the fall match-ups are mismatches. Most of the state legislative districts are so heavily Republican or Democratic that the primary winners will almost surely be the winners in the fall.</p><p>And, in county races, incumbents – both Democrat and Republican – have a distinct advantage.</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26512 at http://wvxu.org Tuesday's primary produced some races to watch this fall Civil rights lawyer to run as independent for juvenile court http://wvxu.org/post/civil-rights-lawyer-run-independent-juvenile-court <p>Jennifer Branch, a civil rights lawyer who represented Judge Tracie Hunter in her legal battle to win a Hamilton County Juvenile Court judgeship, will file petitions to run as an independent against Judge John Williams this fall.</p><p>Williams is the Republican judge whom Hunter defeated in 2011 after a long battle in federal court over the counting of provisional ballots. He was later appointed to a vacancy on the juvenile court.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 17:01:23 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 26329 at http://wvxu.org Civil rights lawyer to run as independent for juvenile court Six same-sex Cincinnati couples file suit to marry http://wvxu.org/post/six-same-sex-cincinnati-couples-file-suit-marry <p>Six Cincinnati same-sex couples have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against The Director of the Ohio Department of Health and the Director of the Hamilton County Probate Court .</p><p>The suit seeks to "secure for same-sex couples across Ohio <strong>the right to marry on an equal basis with opposite-sex couples."</strong></p><p>The Plaintiffs are Michelle Gibson and Deborah Meem; Heather Apple and Mary Koehler; Ronald Kastner Beck and Dave Beck; Andrew Hickman and Ethan Fletcher; Gary Goodman and Karl Rece, Jr.; and Rhonda Craig and Kendra Dukes.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:12:22 +0000 Ann Thompson 26146 at http://wvxu.org Six same-sex Cincinnati couples file suit to marry