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Vendor Says Ohio, Pennsylvania Ballot Backlogs Caught Up

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The vendor responsible for the printing and mailing of 2.4 million delayed ballots across Ohio and Pennsylvania says it is all caught up. Cleveland-based Midwest Direct said in a statement Tuesday that extra staff, expanded hours and added equipment were required to meet the “staggering volume of mail-in ballot requests for… Read More

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Some Fear Ohio’s Shortened Canvass Period Could Lead To Voter Disenfranchisement

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Some Democratic state lawmakers want to know why Republican Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is shortening the amount of time counties can have to finish the official count from November’s election. Ohio House Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney says state law allows until November 24th to complete the official canvass…. Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 17 COVID-19 Cases For October 20

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,174 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 17 cases were confirmed Tuesday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the new cases in a press release sent October 20. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates 13 of these new cases involved… Read More

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“Represent” Examines High Stakes World of Local Politics on INDEPENDENT LENS, October 26 at 10


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INDEPENDENT LENS GETS POLITICAL WITH REPRESENT, PREMIERING ON PBS AND THE PBS VIDEO APP ON OCTOBER 26 Represent Examines High Stakes World of Local Politics, Following Three Women Taking on Entrenched Political Systems in Middle America   Local elections, especially those in smaller cities in Middle America, often go overlooked by national media, even though… Read More