Ohio

Politics
8:54 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked this morning with Maryanne Zeleznik about the legal battle over early voting in Ohio.

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Politics
12:00 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Ohio's "Golden Week" is back - but will voters take advantage of it?

Ohio’s “Golden Week” of early voting is back.

So too are the 35 day early voting period and extended evening and weekend hours for in-person early voting.

All thanks to a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus of Cleveland; and a refusal by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to put a stay on Economus’ decision.

Ohio Republicans are furious. Ohio Democrats are jubilant.

But, in the end, does it really matter?

Both sides think so, for different reasons, of course.

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Review
1:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Book review: Ohio Photographers: 1839-1900

Our Jane Durrell reviews a fascinating new book, Ohio Photographers: 1839-1900, by Diane VanSkiver Gagel. It shares the stories of hundreds of early photographers and how the art of photography grew in Ohio in the late 19th century.

Local News
10:33 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Brent Spence Bridge study to look at effect of tolls on low-income drivers, the environment

Brent Spence Bridge
Credit Michael Keating

Taxpayers will pick up the tab for an $8 million study of the impact of a reconstructed Brent Spence bridge on traffic, noise and the effect tolls will have on minorities and low-income persons.

The Ohio Controlling Board released the money Monday at the request of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)

ODOT spokesman Brian Cunningham said the state of Ohio is in the process of working out a “memorandum of understanding” with the state of Kentucky. Once that is finished, Cunningham said, Kentucky will reimburse Ohio for half of the $8 million.

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Politics
9:10 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Poll: FitzGerald, still largely unknown, trails Kasich by 12 percentage points

Ed FitzGerald
Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald trails incumbent Republican John Kasich by 12 percentage points and is still not well known to about two-third of Ohio voters, according to an independent poll released this morning.

The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, which polls voters in key states, has Kasich with 48 percent to FitzGerald’s 36 percent.

In May, Kasich led FitzGerald by 15 percentage points in the last Quinnipiac Poll.

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