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How Ohio’s Candidates For Governor Would Address Education

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Education is a major issue in the race to become Ohio’s next governor. Both Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Rich Cordray say students take too many tests, but the candidates diverge on how they plan to reduce testing and support schools. The major party candidates recognize that improving Ohio’s schools can lead to closing the skills gap,… Read More

Democrat Running For Ohio AG Promises Fight For Health Care Law On First Day In Office

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Democratic attorney general candidate Steve Dettelbach says on his first day in office he would have Ohio jump into a lawsuit to protect the Affordable Care Act. He says this would be the best way to defend coverage for pre-existing conditions. Twenty states have joined a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the ACA, also known as Obamacare…. Read More

Environmental Group Says Greenhouse Gas Reduction Result Of Obama Policies, Not Trump

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The Trump Administration is touting a new report that shows a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions nationwide. But Ohio environmental advocates say the celebration will be short-lived because of President Donald Trump’s new policies. The U.S. EPA says greenhouse gas emissions went down almost 3% last year compared to 2016, and large power plant emissions fell by 4.5%. The Trump… Read More

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Wood County GOP Chooses Replacement for Deceased Delegate

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Republicans have chosen former House of Delegates member Tom Azinger to replace Frank Deem on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. The appointment Thursday came a day after Deem, who was 90, died at a Parkersburg hospital. Wood County GOP Chairman Rob Cornelius told The Parkersburg News and Sentinel that the… Read More

Coroner on Issue 1: If You Empty The Prisons, You Will Fill The Morgue

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The Ohio State Coroners Association has come out adamantly against the only issue on the statewide ballot, saying they can’t be for any measure that makes it more difficult to prosecute drug dealers and traffickers. Ohio coroners say Issue 1 will help re-sentence drug dealers, putting them back on the streets to “continue poisoning their communities.” Dr. Lisa Mannix… Read More

Cordray Strongly Supports Minimum Wage Increase, DeWine Has Reservations

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During a digital forum with young Ohioans, candidates for governor Mike DeWine and Rich Cordray laid out what they thought about the possibility of a minimum wage increase. Democratic Nominee Rich Cordray says it’s time to raise the minimum wage, stopping short of saying exactly what he thinks it should be. “If you pay people fairly for work then… Read More

Ohio Democratic Candidates For Statewide Office Kickoff Bus Tour

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The Democratic candidates at the top of the fall ballot are hitting the road  for a bus tour of Ohio. The candidates say their platform is a universal message that will connect to more than just liberal voters. The bus has four campaign promises written on the side: “affordable health care, quality education, good paying jobs, leaders you can trust.” Democratic Party Chair David… Read More

DeWine, Cordray Trade Jabs In Heated First Ohio Gubernatorial Debate

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Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray went head-to-head in their first debate in the race for governor. The two traded jabs in what escalated into a heated debate over their records. DeWine didn’t pull any punches against Cordray. “You know Richard you’re all talk and you do nothing. You’ve been a failure in every… Read More