Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor will be stumping in Northeast Ohio Thursday, including a stop in Canton.
Kasich and Taylor, along with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18, will first stop at the Innerbelt Bridge construction site across from Commercial Road in Cleveland at 11 a.m. They will then visit People's Services, 2207 Kimball Road S.E. in Canton at 2 p.m.To read more or comment...
The Summit County elections board will hire non-partisan voters to serve as poll workers.
The elections board will appoint these poll workers per election, rather than for an entire year like the board does with those who are Democrats or Republicans.
The board made this decision Tuesday after Secretary of State Jon Husted last week broke a previous tie vote in favor of the board hiring non-partisan voters. Husted said this is permitted under state law and that the board should “work in a bipartisan manner to decide how and when to appoint qualified, unaffiliated electors.”
For the Nov. 4 election, the board voted to hire 177 non-partisan poll workers, with 39 assigned to precincts and the rest available if needed.To read more or comment...
Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic candidate for governor, will hold a town hall forum in Akron Oct. 15, less than three weeks before the Nov. 4 election.
FitzGerald's forum will be at 6 p.m. in Suite 201 of the Laborers' Union Hall, 720 Wolf Ledges Parkway.
This was among eight debates, candidate forums or town hall events around the state that FitzGerald's campaign announced this evening. His campaign continued to criticize Gov. John Kasich, a Republican up for re-election, for not agreeing to any debates.
"Let me know when and where you want to debate, governor, and I'll be there," FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, said in a news release.To read more or comment...
At long last, a gubernatorial debate has been scheduled in Ohio.
But, not with the candidates you'd expect.
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic candidate for governor, has agreed to debate Anita Rios, the Green Party candidate. So far, Gov. John Kasich, a Republican running for his second term, hasn't accepted the invitation. Kasich hasn't agreed to any debates, a rarity for Ohio gubernatorial races.
FitzGerald and Rios will debate at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the City Club of Cleveland, Lauren Hitt, a spokeswoman for FitzGerald confirmed Wednesday.To read more or comment...
The Ohio Organizing Collaborative will launch a civic engagement program today, hoping to reach 136,000 voters across the state.
The group will hold events at locations throughout Ohio this afternoon, including in Akron. The Akron event will be at 4 p.m. at East Akron Community House, 550 S. Arlington St.
The group's key issues include enforcing fair hiring policies, ending the school-to-prison pipeline and guaranteeing senior care benefits, according to a news release.
The collaborative is a statewide organization that unites community organizing groups, labor unions, faith organizations and policy institutes across the state.To read more or comment...