Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau's Bill Cohen speaks to Emily McCord about the three issues on the state ballot this election. Issue 1 would raise the retirement age of judges from 70 to 75. Issue 2 is the referendum on the collective bargaining bill, and Issue 3 would exempt Ohioans from parts of the federal health care law. Cohen breaks down what the bills mean and what's at stake should they pass.
Opponents of Ohio's new union law are touting a report that shows collective bargaining negotiations have saved taxpayers more than $1 billion since 2008.
Protecting Ohio Protectors - a group representing firefighters and police officers - shared the report Tuesday at multiple news conferences around the state. Voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether the law limiting collective bargaining for public employees should be tossed out.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's elections chief says early voting won't be allowed at county elections boards on the weekend before the Nov. 8 election.
Secretary of State Jon Husted has issued an advisory stating that voters who want to cast an absentee ballot in person before Election Day will have to do it at their local elections office by 6 p.m. on Nov. 4.
An attorney for Occupy Cincinnati protesters facing trial over police citations says a delay will be requested so the cases can be combined. Geoffrey Miller tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that a mass trial, drawing potentially hundreds of people to court, would have more punch. The newspaper reports the first trials are scheduled for Thursday.
For more than a week, police have been ticketing demonstrators who've refused to leave a downtown Cincinnati park at its nighttime closing. About 200 citations have been written, each carrying a $105 fine.