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In Jackson County the race for County Commissioner was decided with a 446 vote difference. Out of the five Republican candidates, Paul Haller is the unofficial winner of the primary election, getting 40 percent of the votes. Jan Gettles followed with 30 percent of the votes. The unofficial winner for Prosecuting Attorney is Republican Justin Lovett, who… Read More
Scioto County primary election results show Democrat Donny Rachford as the unofficial winner of the County Commissioner primary. Rachford defeated his opponent, Democrat Cherice Kayser, by a ten percent margin. Rachford took 55 percent of the vote, while Kayser got 45 percent. Democrat Gail Alley is the unofficial winner of the Recorder's race with 53… Read More
Cambridge school officials flunked the levy test today. Their tax proposal was turned down by about 250 votes. Guernsey County voters also decided two commissioner races. One of those goes to Democrat David Saft, who doubled up on Norman Wheeler. The other goes to Republican Randy Mercer, who topped Donald Warnock by a thousand votes.
The Athens County Engineer race between two Democrats was a blowout. Incumbent Archie Stanley lost to challenger Jeff Maiden, who garnered nearly 83 percent of the vote. There is no Republican in the race, so Maiden apparently will fill the position. Democrats also fought for the nominations for two County Commissioner seats. Charlie Adkins won… Read More
A West Virginia man has been indicted after allegedly threatening election fraud investigators. James Matheny of Lincoln County faces two felony counts handed up Tuesday. Prosecutors say the 61-year-old Midkiff man brandished a semi-automatic pistol Feb. 28 when approached by an FBI agent and an investigator with the Secretary of State's office. The… Read More
In Lawrence County, unofficial election results show incumbent Kurt Hosmann won the Republican primary race with 54 percent of the vote. Rodolfo Canos received 27 percent of ballots cast and Kimberly Lauder received 18 percent.
Tonight’s final count of two multi-county issues in Southeast Ohio is a close one. The Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board levy for 1 Mil, renewable for 10 years, has passed by 100 votes. Ross, Pike, Highland, Fayette and Pickaway Counties voted on this issue. The 1/2 mil Collins Career Center… Read More
Results for Monroe County show a close race for County Recorder. Democrat Ann Block won today's primary election with 54 percent of the vote. Block beat opponent Shiela Stoller. There are no Republicans contesting the office for the general election as of now.
Ohio University announced tonight that it will provide immediate layoff notices to 20 dining hall employees. This came after a union rejected a memorandum of understanding that OU said would have avoided layoffs. The university says American Federation of State, County and Muncipal Employees Local 1699 members voted down the memorandum by an overwhelming… Read More
Bob Wren Stadium opened its gates Tuesday afternoon to the tune of an Ohio Bobcats win, as the baseball team took down West Virginia State 12-3. Ohio picked up its fourth win of the season in dominating fashion. The offense got rolling early, allowing the ‘Cats to coast to victory to wrap up the final… Read More
Washington County has voted and the unofficial winner for County Commissioner is David White. White has received 2,760 votes, while Steven Weber followed with 2,507 and David Locker finished with 2,150. There were three levies voted on this evening. The Marietta City Schools 2.95 Mills for permanent improvements levy was passed, receiving 53.80 percent of… Read More
Unofficial results for the Ross County Primary Election show close race for Clerk of Courts. Republican Todd Bennett took the nomination with 54 percent of the votes. Bennett beat opponent Bob Barlow, who had 46 percent of the vote. In the race for County Commissioner, Democrat Stephen Neal pulled a win with 77 percent of… Read More
Vinton County candidates experienced landslide wins tonight. The first ten precincts predicted the winners for the night as candidates took immediate leads. Democrat Jerry Zinn got 73% of the vote for County Commissioner, winning over Tom Morgan. For County Prosecutor, Robert Driscoll won the republican nomination with 84% of the votes. Trecia Kimes Brown won… Read More
After a tight race, Gallia County unofficial election results show Republican Steve McGhee as the winner of County treasurer. McGhee narrowly defeated his opponent, Republican Tom Beaver, by a nearly ten percent margin. McGhee took 54 percent of the vote, while Beaver garnered 45 percent. Republican David Smith is the unofficial winner of the county… Read More
In Noble County, election results show Republican Juanita Matheney as the unofficial winner of the recorder's race, with 59 percent of the vote. Opponent Scott Wiley earned 40 percent of votes. In the race for treasurer, Democrat Marilyn Bond earned nearly 75 percent of votes, making her the unofficial results. Karrie Walters, who finished with… Read More
UPDATE 10:12 p.m. Unofficial results are in for Athens County commissioners' races, as well as the race for county engineer. The race between Democrats Charlie Adkins and Gary Edwards was a close call, with unofficial winner Adkins taking 51 percent of the vote and Edwards receiving 49 percent. Democrat Chris Chmiel took the other county… Read More
Unofficial results are in for the 15th Congressional District Republican race, with Steve Stivers taking 89 percent of the vote. Stivers faced Charles Chope on the ticket. In the Democratic race, the Ohio Secretary of State is reporting Pat Lang carries 54 percent of the vote, while Scott Wharton has 46 percent. No winner has… Read More
UPDATE 9:35 p.m. Candidate Josh Mandel has taken the GOP nomination for the Ohio Senate race. In the GOP primary for candidate for US Senate, John Mandel has taken an early lead with 65 percent of the vote. Michael Pryce is the closest of the candidates to Mandel, with 14 percent. Sixteen percent of… Read More
Voters in Washington County cast their ballots to decide three levies affecting two different school districts. Marietta City Schools placed two renewal levies before voters: one for current expenses at 8.5 mills, which could generate $3.2 million a year, the other for permanent improvements at 2.95 mills. The Wolf Creek Local School district is asking… Read More
Athens County voters decided a trio of contested primary races today. In the tense race for Athens County engineer, Democrats Jeff Maiden and Archie Stanley faced off. Stanley has held the job for the last 32 years. In a candidates forum, Maiden said the county's roads are in poor shape. Stanley alleged Maiden engaged in… Read More
UPDATE 12:35 a.m. Mitt Romney has outdueled Rick Santorum in Ohio, claiming the hotly contested, pivotal Super Tuesday state. Romney did best in Ohio metropolitan areas, as well as among voters worried about the economy and making sure the GOP nominated the best candidate to defeat President Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor had nearly… Read More
A past union law issue is re-surfacing in some Ohio legislative primaries today. Details in your afternoon audio update.
International student Xiaoxu Wang did not know what to do with a flyer she received this morning, suggesting she vote for a candidate for Athens County commissioner. His name did not ring any bells, although Wang says she might have seen it before on a sign in somebody's yard. "It seems like there's an election… Read More
Several candidates vying for seats in the Ohio Legislature are hoping to tap into lingering voter anger over the state's now-rejected collective bargaining law. Contenders in Tuesday's primary contests include public workers who were against the union-limiting bill passed last spring by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. Sixty-two percent of voters rejected the measure in November…. Read More
Four tree farmers in Jackson County have received special recognition for their environmental work. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources named the owners of Deseret Tree Farm, Benita and Wayne Lashbrook as Ohio's 2012 Outstanding Tree Farmers along with their daughter Rita and son-in-law Brad Franchi. The group owns and manages the 158 acres… Read More