From the daily archives: Monday, October 6, 2014

Early voting will finally start in Ohio tomorrow and Ohioans will likely end up on the Ohio Secretary of State’s website to find out where and when to vote.  Unfortunately, the link to the early voting hours page is broken.

The BOE Locations page instructs users to “click here” for “information on in-person absentee voting hours and location.”  But clicking the link takes users to an error page that says “The page you are trying to reach has been moved.”

Voting hours were changed last Monday, the day before early voting was originally supposed to start, and Ohioans effectively lost a week of voting thanks […]

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Have I Missed Anything, Josh?

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When the Beacon Journal endorsed Democrat Connie Pillich for Ohio treasurer over incumbent Republican Josh Mandel on Sunday , it told us that even a centrist newspaper might only accept so much mischief from Josh. Referring to Pillich, the BJ said “she has proved an effective legislator, engaged, knowledgable and capable of reaching across the aisle”.

As for Josh, his exposed back-channel fund-filled moments comporting with Canton businessman Ben Suarez and other big donors were simply too much to earn him a reprieve from the paper.

After Mandel burst onto the state political scene he created his own parallel universe […]

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The weather Monday morning outside the Columbus headquarters for the Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation [ODRC] was chilly and overcast, but that didn’t stop hundreds of protesters from walking a picket line to demand safer prisons from Ohio Gov. John Kasich and ODRC chief Gary Mohr.

Union officials and a Democratic State Senator were on hand to participate in the action outside 770 West Broad Street that included correction officers, prison maintenance, medical personnel, prison teachers and clerical staff.  They were there to call attention to budget cuts by the Kasich Administration that have resulted in deficiencies with food […]

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