From the daily archives: Monday, October 23, 2017

Ohio has had more than its share of national black eyes when it comes to voters and voting. Who can forget what then Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell did to alter the statewide vote in 2004 in Ohio that kept Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry from defeating George W. Bush?

Who can forget what term-limited Republican officeholders Gov. John Kasich and Secretary of State Jon Husted did to mess with voting laws that again put Ohio in the center of controversy that sought to suppress voting with radical redistricting and new voters rules that […]

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ATHENS – Democratic Ohio Treasurer candidate Rob Richardson wants to bring innovation to government and an end to politics that prioritize a privileged few over the many.

“What I think of as innovation is an approach to life, a rebellion against the status quo, not accepting things as they are but being willing to fight for a better future,” he told Athens County Democrats last week during their annual fall dinner. “If there was ever a time for that type of leadership, it is right now.”

Richardson pointed to the seven-year long attempt by Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care […]

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By two one-hundredths of one percent, Ohio’s streak of 57 consecutive months of job growth below the U.S. national average ended in September, according to 2017 data on employment and unemployment in Ohio, released by ODJFS and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday morning.

Based on analysis by Ohio’s top number cruncher, George Zeller, Ohio’s year over year job growth rate not seasonally adjusted in September 2017 is 1.26 percent compared to the U.S. job growth rate in September of 1.24 percent. The good news is that Ohio has ended its old losing […]

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