Ohio politics

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In five decades of covering politics, I have never seen a politician fall as hard and as far as Donald "Buz" Lukens.

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There has never been a relationship in the history of Ohio politics like the often-prickly, always competitive one of John H. Glenn Jr. and Howard Metzenbaum.

Two men linked forever in the history of Ohio politics.

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Labor Day marks the start of the final push before November's midterm elections, so expect to see and hear far more ads from candidates in the Ohio gubernatorial and congressional races. Tracking and maintaining more than 800 properties poses a challenge for the Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation, commonly known as the Land Bank, resulting in yards that are neighborhood eyesores. And as more transportation options, in the form of scooters and bicycles, become available for locals, Cincinnati tries to balance convenience with public safety.

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A recent poll shows Republican Mike DeWine leading Democrat Richard Cordray by four points in the Ohio governor's race. But things don't look as good for the GOP in Ohio's U.S. Senate contest. The multi-million dollar scandal involving the charter school Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT, could play a major role in the November elections. And covering the Trump White House as the president continues to label the press as the enemy.

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On Tuesday May 8, voters in Ohio and Indiana head to the polls to vote on a host of issues and candidates to represent their state. Here's everything you need to know before heading to the polls. 

Ohioans will vote May 8 on Issue 1, a plan to change the way Congressional districts are drawn in Ohio. The state is considered one of the most gerrymandered in the United States.

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger has hired a lawyer after he says he learned the FBI is asking questions about activities he may be involved in. But Rosenberger says he hasn’t been told he’s under investigation. And Rosenberger’s second in command in the House isn't saying much about what’s next.

Why Ohio's Relations With Israel Matter

Mar 27, 2018
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Last November, a 25-member delegation of Ohio state lawmakers, legislative staffers and community leaders visited Israel on a business and trade development mission. Funded by Ohio’s Jewish federations, foundations and corporate donors, the trip was designed to build better, deeper connections between the state and Israel.

Appearing with Mayor Andrew Ginther in Columbus on Monday, Richard Cordray announced his plan to combat the opioid epidemic in Ohio.

The Ohio Democratic Party will soon announce its fifth debate with its four major candidates for governor. But it’s starting to look like there won’t be one between the Republican candidates for that office.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth discussion of the developments behind the headlines.

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Kyle Kondik along with Howard Wilkinson and Mark Heyne will talk about Ohio's importance in presidential elections at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's downtown branch on Monday, September 19 at 7pm. Admission is free.

Ohio has been deemed the bellwether state when it comes to presidential politics, and for good reason. 

This is a big year for politics, nationwide, and here at home, from the Hamilton County Commission race to the race for the White House.

Analyzing Tuesday's Election Results

Nov 4, 2015
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Yesterday the voters had their say, rejecting legalized marijuana in Ohio and the park levy in Cincinnati, and electing a Republican as governor of Kentucky.  Join us for a look at Tuesday’s election results.

Ohio 2015 political outlook

Jan 5, 2015

  With the mid-term elections behind us, national political attention is now turned to the presidential election in 2016. But what takes place on the state and local level over the next year arguably has more of an affect on the day to day lives of people and businesses.