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Republican incumbent for the Gallia County Commissioner, Harold G. Montgomery lead the race with more than 1000 votes over his Democratic challengerr, Justin Fallon. Montgomery received 3,918 votes while Fallon received 2,882 votes and unaffiliated challenger, Jack G. Rife, received 607 votes. Voters passed a renewal tax for the County Council of Aging with 5,187… Read More
Unofficial results are in for Hocking County. Republican Jeff Dickerson received 4,009 votes over Democrat Larry J. Dicken with 3,460 in the race for County Commissioner. Voters also passed the Southern Local School District Tax Levy with 11 votes to 7. The levy will cost taxpayers $9.84 per month for each $75,000 of assessed home… Read More
Unofficial election results are in for Athens County. Republican incumbent Jill Thompson keep her the seat for Athens County Auditor. Thompson had 8,217 votes over Democrat Kathy Hecht, who received 5,852 votes. Kathleen Purdy won the State Board of Education in Athens 8th District, with 4,215 votes, over Robert F. Hagan, who received 3,916 votes,… Read More
Melissa Betz is the declaring victory in the race for Pickaway County Auditor. She is currently holding 51 percent of the votes. If Betz holds that lead as the votes are finalized she will resume the position she has held since 1999. The Pleasant-Darby Union Cemetery will not receive the additional money it was asking… Read More
Jackson County, West Virginia will see a new County Commissioner in 2015. Democratic Incumbent Tommy Nutter, lost a close contest against Republican Mitch Morrison, for a seat on the Jackson County Commission. With all 31 precincts reporting, Morrison bested Nutter, 4,171 to 3,947 as the unofficial result. Morrison will take over January 1st, 2015.
The two candidates for Wood County Clerk will have to wait to see who can officially declare victory. Currently Republican candidate Robert "Bob" Buchanan is leading Mark Rhodes by a slim 17 votes. In the state of West Virginia, election results are not official until canvassing at the end of the month. Canvassing occurs when… Read More
Republican Bill Johnson is the unofficial winner over Democrat Jennifer Garrison and Green Party candidate Dennis Lambert for the 6th District Congressional seat. Bill Johnson received 5,640 votes while candidate Jennifer Garrison received 4,192 votes and Dennis Lambert received 296 votes. Republican Dave Wilson is the unofficial winner in the County Commission race over Democrat… Read More
For the first time in 22 years, voters in Chillicothe were asked to consider a city income tax increase. The levy failed 53.5 percent voting against it and 46.5 percent voting for it. The levy would have increased the city income tax from 1.6% to 2%, totaling 0.4%. "We're trying to replace two grants that… Read More
Unofficial results are in for Noble County. Virgil J. Thompson, is the unofficial winner in the race for county commission. Thompson beat out his challenger Kevin C. Walters by 155 votes. Incumbent Andy Thompson is the unofficial winner for the 95th District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. In Noble County Thompson received 2,153… Read More
In Washington County, Republican Rick Walter is the unofficial winner over Ray Witten for County Commissioner 66 percent to 34 percent. He will be taking his seat January 1, 2015. Frontier Local School District Emergency Requirements Levy failed 68 percent of voters voting against it and 32 percent voting for it. Washington County Children Services… Read More
Sunday hunting on private land is now legal in Mason County, West Virginia. According to unofficial results, 3,961 voters approved Sunday hunting while 2,919 voted against it. Roane County was the only other county with Sunday hunting on the ballot, which also passed. Sunday hunting will now be legal in 21 out of 55 counties… Read More
Two schools will likely close now that Monroe County voters rejected their income tax levy. The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Income Tax Levy failed 3,132- 1,946. As a result of the failure, Swiss Hills Career Center and Powhatan Elementary School both will close for the 2015-16 school year. These closures will save over… Read More
Unofficial election results are in for Meigs County. Republican incumbent Tim Ihle is the unofficial winner in the county commission race. Ihle received 3,204 votes over Independent challenger Mick Davenport who received 2,398 votes. Mary T. Byer ran unopposed in the county auditor race and received 4,303 votes. Voters failed to approve the Meigs County… Read More
When Ohio Bobcats football takes to the gridiron against the Buffalo Bulls on Wednesday, the Bobcats have two obstacles to overcome: their opponent and the start of a new month. November has been a bear for the Bobcats (4-5, 2-3) in recent years, as the team has gone 1-3 in the month in each of… Read More
An elections official says a power outage affecting four voting precincts in south Toledo hasn't kept people from casting their ballots. Ed Feeny with the Lucas County Board of Elections says the polling places lost power Tuesday afternoon after a car crashed into a power pole nearby. The touch-screen voting machines are equipped with backup… Read More
ARTS/West will host a reception for Baltimore, Ohio, artist Thomas Ansel this Friday, Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. Ansel’s exhibit, Found and Lost, will be on display through Nov. 30. According to Ansel’s artist statement, his work examines the intricate relationship between the artist and a wide variety of raw materials, including found objects and… Read More
Update 4:41 p.m. ODOT says both lanes of westbound Route 33 are open. The Ohio Department of Transportation says one lane of westbound Route 33 is closed because of an semi-tractor trailer accident. Route 33 is closed just south of State Route 682. No word on if anyone was injured in the crash.
Fifteen communities in Eastern and Southeast Ohio will decide on energy aggregation issues this Election Day. Energy aggregation is when electric or natural gas customers come together to form one large buyer. Ohio is one of six states in the U.S. that currently allows electric aggregation, according to the Local Energy Aggregation Network. The other… Read More
Wildlife law enforcement in the area have had to deal with an increase in poaching, but this time, it’s not live animals officials are concerned with. Reports of illegal harvesting and activity related to wild ginseng have been on the rise, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. “We’ve seen an increase in the… Read More
All eyes are on the polls Tuesday evening as voters line up and cast their ballots for statewide races. However, not everyone voted on Election Day. Some citizens chose to cast in-person absentee ballots. WOUB’s Angela Reighard took a deep look at early voting and tells us why it’s highly debated.
The Garret Players are about to take audiences back in time and behind the scenes with Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play. Performances are taking place Nov. 7-9 at the Fairfield County Library in Lancaster.
Written by Joe Landry and directed by Dan Steele, the play is set in a 1940s metropolitan radio station, complete with vintage microphones and “on-air” and “applause” signs. Five actors will play radio personalities who perform Alfred Hitchcock radio dramas.
A bill requiring first-time drunk-driving offenders in Ohio to have sobriety-testing devices installed on their cars is being opposed by judges who say it handcuffs them from using their discretion. The Ohio Judicial Conference said judges are in the best position to determine penalties for first-time offenders. The devices are mandatory for repeat offenders. "Judicial… Read More
This year’s general election will allow voters to decide if select stores throughout Ohio will be able to sell alcohol on Sundays. Stores like Walmart, Kroger and some Mini Marts in various counties are requesting a Sunday sales special permit that must be approved by the precinct where the vendor is located. This is not… Read More