Redrawing of Ohio Legislative Districts Begins

Aug 4, 2011

TOLEDO, Ohio - A panel dominated by Republicans will begin the task of redrawing congressional district lines for the next 10 years.

What's known as the Ohio Apportionment Board meets for the first time Thursday. The board members are the governor, state auditor and secretary of state - who are all members of the GOP - plus one lawmaker from each party.

Districts will change to reflect population. The Blade newspaper reports three out of the four House districts in the county that includes Toledo have lost residents over the last 10 years. Lawmakers will have to expand the area geographically to add more people to the district.