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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
11:44 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Three more indicted in vote fraud investigation

Three more persons have been indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury on charges of illegally voting in the November 2012 election, bringing the number charged with vote fraud up to six so far.


Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the indictments Tuesday, saying, if convicted, they face the possibility of up to 18 months in prison.


They were among six cases referred to the prosecutor by the Hamilton County Board of Elections so far in a widespread investigation of vote fraud in last fall’s election.


The three indicted Tuesday are:

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Appliance recycling
11:33 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Wanted: Ohio's oldest functioning refrigerator or freezer

That old fridge sitting in the basement or garage might yield a decent bounty.
Mark Heyne, WVXU News

So you've got a refrigerator you suspect Methuselah might have used at some point in his life?  Then utilities across the state of Ohio, including Duke, want to hear from you.  

They've kicked off Ohio's Oldest Refrigerator contest and say they'll pay a $1,250 prize for the state's most ancient fridge or freezer.

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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
10:43 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Dem dilemna: 10 candidates, only nine council seats

David Mann
Provided

Now that the Cincinnati Democratic Committee has endorsed 10 Cincinnati City Council candidates, the trick for the party will be to let loyal Democrats know that they can only vote for nine of them.


“Yes, we need to develop a message on that,’’ said Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman Tim Burke said. “And, yes, it is a highly unusual situation.”


What happened was this:

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Bill Cohen
11:51 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Bill Cohen looks back on decades of statehouse reporting

Bill Cohen retired this past week

Ohio Public Radio is saying good-by to a long-time staffer. Correspondent Bill Cohen has just retired,after 42 years as a reporter, almost all of it covering state government and politics. Bill wanted to file one last farewell report, looking back. So, here it is.

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Local News
11:24 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Slim picking for voters in Tuesday primary election

Tuesday is a primary election day in Ohio, but voters in many townships, villages and cities in southwest Ohio won’t have anything to vote on.


The candidate races and ballot issues in southwest Ohio counties are few and far between – in fact, in Butler County, there is no election at all.


In Hamilton County, only 129 of the county’s 545 precincts will be up and running Tuesday, according to Amy Searcy, director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections. The 129 precincts are in 87 polling places.

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