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West Carrollton School Levy Fails

Nov 3, 2010

The West Carrollton school levy failed with 51% of votes against and 48% for. According to Scott Elliot of the Dayton Daily News, the school district has already said it would be back in February with a levy twice the size.

At 7:30 this evening, Clark County polling places closed and precincts began to count votes. The county experienced good voter turnout today with no problems at the polls.

Absentee voting was down this year compared to the 2008 election. In Clark County over 8,000 people voted by absentee ballot. Board of Elections Director Mark Oster says that absentee voting results don't necessarily indicate who's going to win an election.

Montgomery County Says Your Ballots Will Be Counted

Nov 2, 2010

As absentee results come in, Montgomery County board of elections official Steve Harsman assures voters their ballot will be counted

"First and foremost, anyone who voted early or by absentee, if their ballot was eligable to be counted, it will be included in that total. There's a myth by a lot of voters in the public and the media that those ballots are only counted if the race is close, and in fact, it's the opposite. It's the first set of results and the ballots that we count first," says Harsman.

One of the closely watched races for the US House is in the 1st Congressional district that covers Cincinnati.

Democrat incumbant Steve Driehaus is challenged by Republican hopeful Steve Chabot. Chabot represented the 1st District for seven terms before Driehaus unseated him in 2008 during the Presidential election.

WVXU s Ann Thompson says it's been a very tough race for Driehaus. He lost party support after some bad polling numbers came out in September showing Driehaus twelve percentage points behind Chabot.

Report from Democractic Headquarters

Nov 2, 2010

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles is at Democratic headquarters tonight. She said the mood is cautiously optimistic.

"We have people straggling in right now, not a great crowd yet. Usually people don't get here until around 9:30 or 10 o' clock. Most folks who are here say they are cautiously optimistic. They think it's going to be a good night for the democrats regardless of what we keep hearing from the pundits nationwide.

Candidates Rally Final Days Before Election

Oct 29, 2010

Emily McCord speaks with Statehouse Bureau Chief Karen Kasler in this week's PoliticsOhio to discuss the last days of campaigning, and how Kasich and Strickland's tones have changed.

Unemployment Numbers Bolsters Claims By Both Parties

Oct 22, 2010

For this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen on how the unemployment numbers affect the gubernatorial race, discrepencies in the latest polls, and how national figures don't always help statewide campaigns.

Campaign Ads Inundate Ohio

Oct 15, 2010

In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Martin Gottleib from the Dayton Daily News. In the conversation, Gottleib explains why campaign ads are more aggressive this year, and why it may not matter to Ohio voters.

The finalist in the search for Antioch College's president is in Yellow Springs meeting with college leaders and staff. He also spoke at a public forum last night. 

The third debate in a series between Lee Fisher and Rob Portman, candidates for Ohio's seat in the US Senate.

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