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Governor John Kasich celebrates his re-election with a roaring crowd at the Ohio GOP watch party in Columbus on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

State recap: Republicans dominate Ohio

Matthew Merchant November 5, 2014

The political landscape of Ohio’s legislature changed from blue to red as Ohio Republicans took all of the top spots within the state government.“This is not your old man’s Ohio anymore,” Governor...


Winner’s Guide: Who won the 2014 election

November 5, 2014

State Election Winners GovernorClick here to learn more about Kasich's win.          John Kasich (Incumbent)                           Attorney GeneralClick here to learn more about...

Democratic candidate Vicki A. Kline and her daughter, Lisa Kline, react to her lead in the race for Portage County Commisioner at The Italian American Society watch party in Ravenna on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Local recap: Portage County issues and candidate results announced Tuesday

Emily Mills November 5, 2014

While Republicans swept state elections, the majority of the Democratic ticket won Portage County executive seats. Election results also determined that the city of Kent will not add a Community Bill...

Voters trickled into the polls for Midterm Elections

Danielle Hess November 4, 2014

Election officials at polling locations near campus said a good crowd turned out for Tuesday’s Midterm Elections, although student voters were lacking. Buildings around Kent State’s perimeter are...

Issue 17

Portage County voters approve longstanding levy, funding for local child care services

Jimmy Miller November 4, 2014

Issue 17, a 0.75-mill levy used to aide funding for an increase in resources for Portage County Child Services, passed with 65 percent of the vote Tuesday night.“(The levy) gives critical services in...

Becky Doherty

Republican Becky Doherty elected as Common Pleas Judge

Rob Rompala November 4, 2014

Republican Becky Doherty defeated democrat Eugene Muldowney for the judge seat in the Portage County Court of Common Pleas General Division.Doherty won the seat with 55.76 percent of votes, according to...

Incumbent Esposito wins 11th consecutive election as Portage County Auditor

Megan Brown November 4, 2014

As another round of primary elections came to an end, Janet Esposito defeated Christopher J. Mallin for the position of Portage County Auditor.Esposito pulled ahead with 69.03 percent of the votes while...

Kline wins County Commissioner

Emily Mills November 4, 2014

Vicki Kline, the Democratic candidate for Portage ­County commissioner, defeated opponents Sabrina Christian-Bennett, the Republican incumbent, and Richard Duncan, an Independent candidate.Kline won the...

Ryan wins 13th U.S. Congressional District by landslide

Patrick Williams November 4, 2014

Tim Ryan, Democratic representative for U.S. 13th Congressional District, defeats opponents Thomas Pekarek, a Republican, and David Allen Pastorius, an Independent write-in, in the race for the district.Ryan...

Mandel wins State Treasurer

Hilary Crisan November 4, 2014

Josh Mandel won the State Treasurer of Ohio race against Democratic candidate Connie Pillich with 57 percent of the vote while Pillich had 42 percent of the vote."Today’s overwhelming re-election of...

Auditor of State David Yost re-elected

Celia Fernandez November 4, 2014

Republican David Yost defeated Democrat John Patrick Carney and Libertarian Bob Bridges in the race to become auditor for the state of Ohio.Yost was winning with 57 percent of the vote against Carney at...

DeWine vows to work ‘to protect Ohio families’ in second term as attorney general

Alicia Balog November 4, 2014

Republican incumbent Mike DeWine defeated Democratic challenger David Pepper for a second term as Ohio attorney general on Tuesday.“Tonight, I am grateful to have the support of my fellow Ohioans for...

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