Politics

Politics
2:53 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Historic Gay Rights Bill Passes Senate With Portman's Support

Portman delivers comments on Amendment to Strengthen Religious Liberty Provisions in Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
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The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday that bans workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) joined a handful of Republicans in the Senate to support the measure.

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, would prohibit employers from hiring, firing or promotion practices based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Portman joined the Democratic majority to back the bill, but only after his amendment was added that exempted religious employers from ENDA.

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Education
2:52 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

What The Springboro School Board Election Can Teach Us About Politics And Religion

Nothing gets much more local than a school board election, but what’s happened in Springboro has gotten national attention. The district has been criticized in recent years over its discussion of hot button topics, like teaching creationism in the classroom and constitutional classes with religious overtones.

With the election of more moderate members, Ron Malone, Charles Anderson and Dave Stuckey, to the school board, voters in Springboro have signaled a shift away from the conservative agenda that has been at play there over the past several years.

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Politics
10:20 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Yellow Springs Village Council, School Board Results

Yellow Springs voters reelected incumbent Karen Wintrow to Village Council. She's joined by Brian Housh and Marianne MacQueen, each receiving 20% of their vote, with 100% precincts reporting.

Three new school board members were elected Tuesday. Aida Merhemic led the race with nearly 24% of the vote, followed by Evan Scott and Steve Conn, who each received about 22% support.

November 2013 Elections
8:16 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Clark County Developmental Disabilities Levy Defeated

The Clark County Board of Developmental Disabilities 8-year additional levy was defeated Tuesday. Unofficial results show that 12,811 voters approved, while 14,560 said "no" to passing the measure. 

Until November 2012, the board hadn't had a levy defeat since 1967. With two straight losses now, Board Superintendent Jennifer Rousculp says her agency won't be able to do as much for the developmentally disabled in Clark County.

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Politics
5:34 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Greene County Election Results For November 2013

Elections took place Tuesday across Greene County for a slew of city and village councils. Tax levy issues for children's services, developmental disabilities and Greene County Memorial Hospital all passed, as did Xenia's electric aggregation initiative.

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