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Ohio’s elections chief says his office detected and thwarted a foreign cyber attack on the day of this month’s election. Secretary of State Frank LaRose says the “relatively unsophisticated” hacking attempt Nov. 5 originated in Panama but was traced to a Russian-owned company. LaRose said would-be attackers were looking around for vulnerabilities in his office’s… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio voters have approved nearly three-quarters of the public school district tax issues that were on ballots for Tuesday’s election. The Ohio School Boards Association says unofficial results show voters passed 113 of the 154 school tax issues on the ballot, or 73%. The association says just over half of the… Read More
ATHENS (WOUB) — Voters in Nelsonville, Adena Village and Somerset were split on ordinances nullifying the fines for cannabis possession in the city. The Nelsonville ordinance, which passed 430-321, was supported by Grassroots Ohioans. The same organization brought the Athens Cannabis Ordinance (TACO) to passage two years ago. “What the cannabis ordinance in Nelsonville does… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit is alleging the Republican nominee for Kentucky attorney general has not been a practicing attorney long enough to serve. The suit filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court by Joseph L. Jackson of Louisville asks that Republican Daniel Cameron’s name be removed from the ballot. The complaint says the state… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear have clashed on education and health care policies during a forum before Kentucky’s most influential agricultural group. Speaking at Kentucky Farm Bureau headquarters in Louisville, Beshear said Wednesday that a push to bring charter schools to Kentucky will hurt public education. Beshear… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Three Kentucky Democrats took turns pitching their credentials as the strongest candidate to challenge Republican Gov. Matt Bevin as they appeared before a group of party leaders. Attorney General Andy Beshear on Saturday touted his record of beating Bevin in the courtroom, including his successful lawsuit to block a public pension… Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fresh off a victory in Ohio’s primary election, the Democratic nominee for the state’s top office is reaching out to supporters of outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich, whose policies have alienated many GOP supporters in recent years. Democrat Richard Cordray, who led the federal consumer protection bureau under President Barack Obama,… Read More
The League of Women Voters of Athens County is hosting a town hall about the SOPEC Carbon Fee, Athens City Issue 3, which is on the May 8th ballot. Representatives from SOPEC and Athens city government will answer audience questions.
This is the November 7, 2017 broadcast of The OUtlet from WOUB News. This week is our election special. OUtlet reporters break down the Meigs County Jail Levy, Issue 2, The Athens County Board of Education race, and the Athens Cannabis Ordinance. Keep up with all the election results on WOUB’s Facebook page.
ATHENS, OHIO– On Wednesday afternoon, Athens community members Loran Marsan and Jolena Hansbarger solidified their three-year long relationship by tying the knot. Their location of choice? The steps of the Athens County Municipal Courthouse. “Obviously we also love each other and we’ve been talking about it for a while, but today we were… Read More