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Three-term Greene County Commissioner Alan Anderson is being challenged in his bid for re-election in the upcoming primary election.

Anderson will face current Greene County Treasurer Dick Gould for the Republican nomination. Gould, of Xenia, worked as a police officer, accountant, and realtor before becoming County Treasurer in 2011. Incumbent Anderson, a Xenia attorney, has served on the commission since 2007.

Columbia City Blog

The Ohio primary is a week away. The race in the 10th congressional district is crowded, with candidates from both sides of the aisle vying for the seat.

The district currently represented by Republican Mike Turner covers Montgomery, Greene and parts of Fayette County.

WYSO’s April Laissle caught up with Dr. Lee Hannah, an associate professor of Political Science at Wright State University, to hear how the contest is shaping up.

The May 8 primary elections are heating up. Among the competitive races is the election for Montgomery County Commissioner. Both the Democratic and Republican candidates face challengers.

 

There are two challengers in the Democratic primary for County commissioner - Carolyn Rice, the current Montgomery County Treasurer, and Don Shaffer, a chiropractic physician and former Clayton City Council member.

 

 

Rep. Perales during House Session Sept. 13, 2017.
Rep. Perales

Voters will decide a number of competitive races in the upcoming May 8 primary elections.

Among them is the Republican contest between incumbent Beavercreek State Rep. Rick Perales and challenger Jocelyn Smith.

The victor in that matchup will go on to face Democrat Kim McCarthy in November’s general election. 

Read more about Ohio elections at the Statehouse News Bureau.

Springfield-based EF Hutton recently launched Meggalife, a social media site designed to help users earn money for retirement while pointing and clicking online.
Jason Reynolds / WYSO

Two years ago, investment company EF Hutton relocated its headquarters to Springfield, Ohio.

The firm accepted a generous tax-incentive package, promising to invest millions of dollars and create up to 400 jobs in the city.

Some Springfielders say EF Hutton’s progress on these ambitious goals has been too slow. Now, EF Hutton officials hope a newly launched social-media investment platform will help convince the naysayers.

2018 Ohio State Ballot Issue 1
Ohio Secretary Of State Jon Husted

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 8. This election, voters will consider Issue 1. The statewide ballot issue would change the way Ohio’s congressional districts are decided.

Under the current system, the Ohio General Assembly votes to draw new congressional district lines every 10 years. The process gives the majority political party more sway over new Congressional maps.

More than a hundred years ago, there were two young men at Central High School in downtown Dayton who became lifelong friends. Their lives were both tragically short, but full of consequence. One became Dayton’s first licensed African American doctor—the other the world’s first internationally acclaimed African American poet. Community Voices Producer Leo DeLuca has a story about Dr. William A. Burns, known as “Bud,” and his friend, Paul Laurence Dunbar.

 

Stats + Stories: Abstract Art Or Modern Congressional Districts

Apr 28, 2018
Gary King (@kinggary) is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University.
via Stats + Stories

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Politicians and political parties are beginning the ramp up to the 2018, mid-term elections. As the candidates talk strategy and political parties polling, the states where those elections will take place are talking something much more fundamental, voting districts. That discussion in part has been forced by court cases in several states challenging the creation of gerrymandered districts. Host Rosemary Pennington is joined in the studio are regular panelists, John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, and Richard Campbell, Chair of Media, Journalism, and Film. Their guest is Gary King. King is the Albert J Weatherhead III professor at Harvard University, as well as the director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. His research, has examined the relationship between media and politics, big data and political science methodology. He also originally proposed what's known as Partisan Symmetry for fairness and legislative redistricting. 

Ex-offender Mary Sanders-Yaqeen with John Theobald, aide to Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman. Sanders-Yaqeen received reentry assistance from the county's Reentry Career Alliance Academy after serving a 10-year sentence at Dayton Correction
Jess Mador / WYSO

A Montgomery County program aimed at helping people returning from prison reintegrate into society and find steady employment is showing promise. That was the message from Montgomery County corrections officials at an event held Friday at the University of Dayton.  

The Reentry Career Alliance Academy program launched in 2015, and data show it’s dramatically reduced the number of ex-offenders who end up back behind bars within three years.

Paul Laurence Dunbar
Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection

More than a hundred years ago, there were two young men at Central High School in downtown Dayton who became lifelong friends. Their lives were both tragically short, but full of consequence. One became Dayton’s first licensed African American doctor—the other the world’s first internationally acclaimed African American poet. Community Voices Producer Leo DeLuca has a story about Dr. William A. Burns, known as “Bud,” and his friend,  Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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