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University of Dayton freshman Thomas DeCastra comes from a middle class family. His parents both work and have put Thomas and his siblings through college. He doesn't know what it's like to feel hungry or unable to pay his expenses. He's here at the poverty simulation to get a glimpse of how life could be if he wasn't so lucky.

"I'm kind of scared about what could happen and about how I'm going to feel to get turned down in situations that I've never been turned down in before," says DeCastra

Ohio State University has evacuated four buildings, including the main library, because of bomb threats e-mailed to the FBI. FBI spokesman Michael Brooks says the threat was sent to the bureau's Washington headquarters Tuesday morning.

Campus police say they were alerted shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday that the threats involved the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library and three laboratory buildings. All were evacuated. Students and faculty have been warned to stay out of the area.

Leadership Change May Affect Ohio Schools

Nov 12, 2010

For this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Dayton Daily News reporter Scott Elliot to discuss how Governor-elect John Kasich will approach education. Also, Elliot reports on school levy issues in the Miami Valley.

What The Change At The State House Means

Nov 5, 2010

The election is over and Republicans now hold all major statewide offices and both the house and senate. In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Statehouse Bureau Chief, Karen Kasler, on what the change means for the state and what Governor Strickland may do in his final moments in office.

Fifteen years ago this month, the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia. Tonight the city is commemorating the occasion with a dinner at the Hope Hotel at Wright Patterson Air Force base, where the accords were signed. The organizer of the event, city commissioner Matt Joseph says Bosnians today appreciate what happened in Dayton, even though the country still faces problems.

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.

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