Today is the last day to register to vote in Ohio's May 6 primary election.
By order of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, all of Ohio's 88 county boards of elections will be open until 9.p.m. today to accommodate those registering and for in-person early voting.
For links to more information and to all of Ohio's 88 county boards of elections, you can go to MyOhioVote.com. You can also update your voter registration information, such as a change of address, at that website.
In this week's Monday morning politics chat, Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about John Boehner actually spending money in his 8th Congressional District Republican primary and Cincinnati's chances of landing the 2016 Republican National Convention.
The May 6 primary in Ohio is likely to be a relatively low turnout affair, except in locales where there are significant ballot issues to be decided.
There are no significant primaries on the Republican or Democratic side for the statewide offices, from governor on down; and there are no hot-button statewide ballot issues to draw voters to the polls.
There is a statewide constitutional amendment to allow the state to issue bonds to finance or help finance capital improvement projects for local governments.
Update: Federal Judge Timothy Black says he will issue a ruling by April 14 striking down a portion of Ohio's gay marriage ban passed by voters in 2004. Attorney Al Gerhardstein, representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit about birth certificates, amended his request to ask Black to declare all aspects of Ohio's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. (except the part about getting married in Ohio, because his clients were already married) In federal court Friday morning, the judge said he would do that.
Police have identified the man suspected of firing a gun on the Kent State campus Wednesday night.
24-year-old first year student Quavaugntay Tyler has been arrested on felony weapons charges after he apparently shot himself in the hand during an argument with two women outside a Bowman Hall classroom.
Kent State Police Chief John Peach says Tyler was located at a nearby hospital around 11:30 pm.