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Montgomery County
Jess Mador / WYSO

Montgomery County voters approved a levy to continue funding Sinclair Community College.

 

Issue 4 is a 3.2 mill, ten year levy to support Sinclair Community College operating and capital expenses. The measure does not raise taxes.

 

A small but vocal group of opponents this fall had criticized Issue 4. They said it was unfair to Montgomery County residents because nearby counties with satellite Sinclair campuses are not equally taxed.  College officials disputed this characterization of Issue 4.

Both Democrats and Republicans have launched major voter turnout efforts in advance of the November 2014 election.  vote election voters
elycefeliz / Flickr/Creative Commons

Dayton voters re-elected incumbents to the Dayton City Commission. 

 

Four people were running for two open seats. Those seats will be held by Joey Williams and Jeff Mims, who were challenged by Darryl Fairchild and Shenise Turner-Sloss.

 

Mims, who has served on the commission since 2014, won 26 percent of the vote.  Joey Williams, who garnered 30 percent of the vote, is the longest serving city commissioner.

Darryl Fairchild came in third, with 22 perent of the vote. Shenise Turner-Sloss won 20 percent.

yellow springs
David Fischer / Glen Helen

Kevin Stokes, incumbent Brian Housh, and Lisa Kreeger all earned seats on the Yellow Springs Village Council. Six candidates were vying for the three open seats.

 

Candidates business owner Chrissy Cruz, business owner David Turner and Wright State professor Taki Manolakos all failed to secure seats.  

 

The race sparked a debate about ways to attract more businesses to Yellow Springs. Police reform and  village affordability were also among the top issues.

Dayton School Board candidates participated in an issues forum in October
April Laissle / WYSO

Four new members are set to join the Dayton School Board.

Voters elected three members of a four candidate campaign slate:  Mohamed Al-Hamdani, William Harris, and Karen Wick-Gagnet. DPS Parent Jocelyn Rhynard also secured a spot on the seven member board.

Campaign slate member Paul Bradley, incumbent Joe Lacey, and candidates Anne Marie Gallin and Jo'el Jones all fell short of winning seats.

 

 

 

Don Patterson
City of Kettering

In the race for Kettering city mayor, a three-way challenge has ended with the incumbent, Don Patterson keeping his seat. His challengers were 25-year old Nuponu Gorneleh and 69-year-old Michael Barnett.

Barnett’s candidacy seemed to be based on personal issues with city government and disputes over services and taxation.

Gorneleh has called for more transparency in city government and revitalizing businesses and public schools.

Don Patterson has been the Mayor of the City of Kettering since 2005, and has served on City Council since 1998. 

 

Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

Ohio voters rejected a proposal Tuesday that sought to curb prescription drug prices paid by the state for prisoners, injured workers and poor people while supporting a crime victims' rights amendment with no organized opposition.

The pharmaceutical industry spent more than $50 million to oppose Issue 2, the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, saying it would reduce access to medicines and raise prices for veterans and others.

Former Dayton City Manager, Tim Riordan (left) and Artist Jon Barlow Hudson
Jerry Kenney

There is a new, and perhaps unusual, monument in downtown Dayton. The massive stone sculpture pays tribute to the legacy of public servants living and dead.

On Tuesday, November 7, Ohio voters will decide on two major statewide ballot issue and elect local officials.

Stats + Stories: Growing Surveys - Building An Agricultural Census

Nov 6, 2017

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

Linda J. Young is Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research and Development of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.  She oversees efforts to continually improve the methodology underpinning the Agency's collection and dissemination of data on every facet of U.S. agriculture. In this Stats + Stories short, Linda J. Young joins John Bailer, chair of the department of statistics at Miami University and Rosemary Pennington, professor in the department of media, journalism and film, to talk about surveys designed to characterize agricultural activity in the US. 

voting
Maureen Gilreath / Flickr Creative Commons

Voters in the Miami Valley are set to decide over a dozen school levies Tuesday. Several types of the levies are on the ballot.

Three districts are asking voters to approve funding to help pay for new school construction: Troy, Wayne and Preble Shawnee. Officials at Englewood’s Miami Valley Career Technology Center are also seeking funding for upgrades. Voters in several districts will decide that levy.

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