Politics
8:44 am
Mon August 22, 2011

Ohio redistricting board holds public hearings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The board tasked with redrawing Ohio's legislative lines kicks off a week of public hearings Monday with trips to Lima and Toledo.

The Ohio Apportionment Board redraws the state's legislative districts every 10 years to reflect changes in population after each decennial census. A spokesman for the House speaker says the board wants to hear from the public about what works and what doesn't with the current districts.

The tour hits Cleveland, Youngstown and Akron on Tuesday, then Canton and Marietta on Wednesday. It goes to Cincinnati and Dayton on Thursday, and Newark and Columbus on Friday.

The spokesman says the hearings and websites that let citizens to draw their own maps make this the most access the public has ever had to the apportionment process.