WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - Ohio has been a swing state for decades, and recent polls indicate Republicans could take it back in 2012, after Barack Obama's 2008 win. But first Ohioans will have to rally around a common candidate.
CINCINNATI(AP) - Cincinnati protesters who are part of the Occupy Wall Street movement say they've been fined for refusing to leave a city park.
A statement from leaders of Occupy Cincinnati say in 22 demonstrators were issued citations and each fined more than a hundred dollars late Sunday when they chose to stay in downtown's Piatt (PY'-at) Park after police told them to leave.
As in other states, the Cincinnati protesters say most of the nation's wealth is controlled by just 1 percent of the population and that they represent the other 99 percent.
Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles for this week’s PoliticsOhio. Ingles reported this week on the latest efforts to put the newly adopted election reform law on the ballot. She says Ohio voters should not expect any changes next week from the year before. Ingles give updates on the poll numbers this week for President Obama in the state and touches on discussion regarding redistricting.
The Ohio Democratic party is going to the Ohio Supreme Court over the recent congressional redistricting map approved by majority Republican lawmakers and signed into law by Governor Kasich. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.