Election 2016

Arise Academy in Dayton is now closed, and former leaders of the school have been convicted of federal crimes.
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Xenia and Fairborn Schools are asking voters to approve additional funding to construct new school buildings.

Fairborn City Schools is hoping to replace its elementary school buildings, which are over 50 years old.

“There are leaky roof issues, water comes from the floor from the ground, technology has become an issue with wiring and routers," said Fairborn City Schools spokesperson Pam Gayheart. "So they’re just really old and it’s hard to fix everything that is going wrong.


Clark County Health District Aims to Renew Levy

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The Clark County Combined Health District is asking voters to renew Issue 22. It’s a five year levy that brings in about two million dollars a year for the county’s public health programs.

Health Commissioner Charles Patterson says he expects Issue 22 to pass.

“The voters have been very supportive of the health district in the past," said Patterson. "The last time we ran this renewal levy over 60 percent of the population voted in favor of it so we expect that confidence in the program to continue.”


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Both West Carrollton and Oakwood City Schools are asking voters to approve additional funding on the November 8 Ballot.



New funding for West Carrollton City Schools hasn’t been approved in nine years. So, when voters rejected the district’s 5.5 mill levy last March, the situation became dire. West Carrollton cut bus transportation for high school and preschool students. It also cut $215,000 from school services.


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Vice President Joe Biden is returning to Ohio to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The Clinton campaign says Biden is scheduled to attend events Monday at a convention center in Cleveland, a public library in Toledo and Sinclair Community College in Dayton.

The vice president's visit comes on the heels of Clinton's stop in the state on Friday and a Saturday rally by her Republican opponents, Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

Pence is back Tuesday with three events scheduled.

The two major party candidates - Trump and Clinton - have dominated the daily news cycle since receiving their party's nominations in July. This week we spoke with Dan Zink, development coordinator for the Ohio Libertarian Party in Montgomery County about their presidential hopeful, Gary Johnson.




Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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About 200 people gathered outside the Clark County Historical Society in Springfield Wednesday afternoon to hear Democratic Vice Presidential hopeful, and Hillary Clinton running mate, Tim Kaine.


Kaine spoke just hours before tonight’s third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. He emphasized the critical role Ohio often plays in national elections.

“Ohio is checkmate. If we win Ohio, this race is over,” Kaine told the crowd.


Trump Supporters Disappointed with Ohio GOP

Oct 18, 2016

Donald Trump’s supporters in Ohio are being forced to take sides after the presidential nominee cut ties with the chair of the Ohio Republican Party. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, this fracture could have lasting impact after the votes are counted.

The first major Trump campaign event in Ohio following the split with the Ohio GOP came with a sense of awkwardness.

As supporters filed into the Greater Columbus Convention Center to see Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, they admitted that they’re disappointed with state party leaders.

Some observers feel Ohio’s US Senate contest is all but over, with incumbent Rob Portman leading Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland by around 15 points. But the candidates are continuing their tour of the state with three debates – the first was Friday in Youngstown, and last night they met in Columbus.

The presidential race in Ohio is a dead heat, according to the latest Quinnipiac swing-state poll. The poll indicates that very few Ohioans say they still haven’t made up their minds – and a lot of them say they’re more motivated to vote than ever.

The polling data indicates Donald Trump’s 5-point lead in the Buckeye State two weeks ago has faded, and voters are now evenly split: 45 percent for Trump; 45 percent for Hillary Clinton. Most of the rest say they’d go Libertarian, but 2 percent say they still aren’t sure how they’ll vote on Nov. 8.