John Williams 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 "Right church, wrong pew" voters must be counted http://wvxu.org/post/right-church-wrong-pew-voters-must-be-counted <p>An issue which left a Hamilton County Juvenile Court judgeship in legal limbo for months after the 2010 election has been resolved once and for all by a federal district court judge in Columbus.<br><br>U.S. District Court Judge Algenon Marbley has made permanent a ruling he issued last year saying that provisional ballots cast by voters who show up at the right polling place but the wrong precinct table must be counted.<br> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:37:39 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 15016 at http://wvxu.org County hires counsel following judge's directive http://wvxu.org/post/county-hires-counsel-following-judges-directive <p>Citing a conflict of interest, Hamilton County Commissioners are hiring an outside attorney to represent the county and a juvenile court employee.</p><p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 19:07:01 +0000 Tana Weingartner 5137 at http://wvxu.org County hires counsel following judge's directive