In response to a federal court decision, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced early voting hours today that include the weekend and Monday before elections.
Husted said the new hours will apply to all future elections, including the Aug. 5 special election.
Husted had previously set early voting hours that were in line with the recommendation of a bipartisan, statewide group of election officials. The Democratic Party challenged these hours and a federal judge sided with the party.
The hours for in-person early voting in the days leading up to the Nov. 4 election will be: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Saturday before; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Sunday before; and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Monday before.To read more or comment...
Grady Appleton, the president and CEO of the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation, will receive the 2014 Community Recognition Award today from the Akron Chapter of the Ohio Realtists Association.
The Ohio Reatlists Association is holding its 64th-annual state conference at the Akron West Holiday Inn Thursday through Saturday. The group will pick officers and give awards at 7 p.m. today.
"I am particularly honored to receive this award from the Ohio Realtists Association because their goals and purposes align perfectly with EANDC's goals," Appleton said in a press release. "Both organizations strive to develop neighborhoods as we provide greater housing opportunities for families."To read more or comment...
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is spending a lot of time in Northeast Ohio these days.
Husted spoke at the Akron Press Club Wednesday and will be in Wooster today where he will visit Buehler's Fresh Foods. He will tour the store, speak with employees and present an Ohio Business Profile Commendation. Buehler's is a featured Ohio Business Profile company this month.
Buehler's is a family-owned grocery store that has been in business since 1929. Started in June 2011, Ohio Business Profile aims to raise awareness about companies registered and doing business in Ohio.
Husted will visit Buehler's, 3540 Burbank Road, at 4:30 p.m.To read more or comment...
Akron Councilman Jeff Fusco's winning streak continued Tuesday night when he was elected chairman of the Summit County Democratic Party.
Fusco, who has never before lost an election, was chosen by precinct committee members elected in the May primary to take over for Wayne Jones.
Akron Councilwoman Tara Mosley-Samples competed against Summit County Councilwoman Tamela Lee for the first vice chair spot, with Lee prevailing. The other officers are: Summit County Councilwoman Sandra Kurt, second vice chair; former Tallmadge Mayor Chris Grimm, treasurer; and Cuyahoga Falls Law Director Russ Balthis, secretary.
Fusco called it a "real positive night."To read more or comment...
Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic candidate for governor, is feeling the love from Akron unions.
FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, spoke at an United Auto Workers hall in February as his counter to Gov. John Kasich's State of the State speech in nearby Medina. He had a fundraiser at the United Steelworkers last week after speaking at the Akron Press Club. And, the Akron fire union plans to have a Dogs and Suds Meet and Greet with FitzGerald next week.
The event at Akron Fire Fighters Local 330 will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the union hall, 161 Massillon Road. Those who attend can meet FitzGerald and other candidates for state and local office. The event is free and open to the public.To read more or comment...