Election 2011

PoliticsOhio: Ohio's Election Sets Stage For 2012

Nov 11, 2011

For PoliticsOhio this week, Emily McCord speaks to Ellen Belcher, the former editor of the Dayton Daily News editorial page. The nation’s eyes have been on Ohio as voters overwhelmingly overturned Issue 2, the referendum on the law that limits collective bargaining rights. Belcher discusses the possible impact this will have on next year’s election. She also reports on the latest move by Tea Party groups who are proposing a constitutional amendment to prevent worker from being required to join unions, and says this may prove a problem for Ohio Republicans.

Republican leaders of the Ohio legislature hint they might come back soon and try to pass parts of Senate Bill 5. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, Democrats in the Ohio Senate are sponsoring a bill that they say would prevent that from happening.

2011 Midday Post-Election Coverage

Nov 9, 2011

WYSO's news team provides election results and analysis during an extended, special presentation of the midday news on November 9, 2011

Courtesy of Ohio Public Radio

12:30PM:  Thanks for joining us.  More information and full area results are available here.

12:25PM:  According to Secretary of State Jon Husted's office, voter turnout was high for an off year: 46% of eligible voter turnout.

12:20PM:  The big news out of Clark County is that Voters Approve the Parks Levy. The parks levies were also big news for Clark County last election when they were defeated.

Governor Kasich Reacts to Issue 2 Defeat

Nov 9, 2011

In an election watched nationally, labor unions are celebrating one of their biggest victories in decades after turning back an Ohio law that curbed collective bargaining rights for the state's public workers. Issue 2 was defeated last night by a 61 to 39 percent margin.

The law signed in late March by Republican Gov. John Kasich would have banned public employee strikes, scrapped binding arbitration, and denied public workers the ability to negotiate pensions and health care benefits.

While Ohioans overwhelmingly rejected Issue two, the limits on collective bargaining, they overwhelmingly endorsed issue three, the health care constitutional amendment.

Backers of the health care constitutional amendment approved by Ohio voters say its passage shows Ohioans are fed up with mandates.  Jeff Longstreth says the way he sees it, this vote spells problems for Democrats in 2012.


Race and levy results from Warren County. 



Carlisle Schools Income Tax (0.75% Current Expenses)

No 58% (1,749)

Yes 42% (1,280)



Franklin Twp. Seniors (0.25 Mill Renewal)

Yes 62% (5,155)

No 38% (3,159)


Hamilton Twp. Electric Aggregation

Yes 61% (5,154)

No  39% (3,254)


Lebanon Schools (3.78 Mill Additional)

Yes 51% (6,129)

No 49% (6,000)


Little Miami Schools (13.95 Mill Additional)

Election Results from Champaign County

Concord Twp. Fire and Ambulance (1 Mill Renewal)
Yes 69% (372 votes)
No 31% (170 votes)

Concord Twp. Roads and Bridges (2.5 Mill Renewal)
Yes 61% (332 votes)
No 39% (211 votes)

Goshen Twp. EMS (2 Mill Replacement)
Yes 58%    (368 votes)
No 42% (266 votes)

Johnson St. Paris Fire District (2.25 Mill Renewal)
Yes 61% (697 votes)
No 39% (442 votes)


Race results for Miami County.


Bethel Twp. Trustee

Cliff Wray 56% (846)

Brian Swinderman 44% (750)


Bradford Mayor 

Dallas Weldy 56% (951)

Jeffrey Wirrig 44% (750)


Casstown Council

Thomas Millhouse 55% (73)

Louis Brown 45% (60)


Covington Mayor

Edward McCord 62% (448)

Kay McKinney 38% (280)


Fletcher Mayor

Danny McEowen 64% (95)

Results in Clark County races

Enon Mayor
Timothy Howard 36% (706 votes)
Elmer Beard 29% (319 votes)
Elizabeth Fallon 8% (92 votes)

German Township Trustee
Rodney Kaffenbarger 38% (1,067 votes)
Steve Bevan 21% (602 votes)
Ty Peshek 21% (599 votes)
John Pickarski 20% (555 votes)
German Twp. Fiscal Officer
Peggy Hupp 50% (1,357 votes)
Angela Griest 50% (1,342 votes)