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Ohio Ballot Board sued over approval of proposed abortion rights constitutional amendment

SUSAN TEBBEN, Ohio Capital Journal March 22, 2023

OHIO CAPITAL JOURNAL– A new lawsuit claims the Ohio Ballot Board made the wrong call when they approved the validity of a constitutional amendment proposal on abortion. In the lawsuit, filed this...

Ohio Supreme Court election now features party affiliations

Catie Pusateri, Reporter November 7, 2022

For the first time in Ohio’s history, the Ohio Supreme Court election on Nov. 8 will display each candidate’s political party affiliation on the ballot. Last year, Gov. Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill...

Ohio Supreme Court rejects fourth map proposal

Anthony Zacharyasz, Reporter April 25, 2022

With the May 3 primary date right around the corner, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected the fourth map proposal that was submitted at the end of March by the Ohio Redistricting Commission. The state Supreme...

Republicans propose new state legislative maps after long debate on Jan. 22, 2022.

Ohio Supreme Court reviewing fourth redistricting map proposal

Anthony Zacharyasz, Reporter April 8, 2022

After the Ohio Supreme Court rejected three previously proposed maps, the Ohio Redistricting Committee brought in outside personnel to assist in the configuration of a fourth map. The Redistricting...

Ohio district maps are still an uphill battle

Lynn Vandrasik , Reporter March 6, 2022

After the 2020 census determined Ohio would lose one House representative, the state set out to draw a new map of electoral districts, a task that has created conflict between the state Supreme Court...

Republicans propose new state legislative maps after long debate on Jan. 22, 2022.

Back to the drawing board: Ohio legislative maps still undecided

Madeleine Majikas, Reporter February 1, 2022

New state legislative district maps await the Ohio Supreme Court approval as election deadlines draw near. After the Supreme Court decided the previously submitted maps were unconstitutional, the Ohio...

Different state’s judicial selections range from partisan elections to assisted appointments. As shown in the graph, the state of Ohio has a nonpartisan election. Information from Ballotpedia. Graphic base from Graphic created by Sara Crawford.

Ohio Supreme Court candidates and the upcoming November election

Sara Crawford Opinion editor October 28, 2020

Election Day is less than a week away, the final day to register to vote has passed and absentee ballots are on their way out to registered voters. When it comes to the Ohio Supreme Court justices, they...

Former Kent State softball coach Karen Linder

Kesterson petitions Ohio Supreme Court for documents

Attorneys for Lauren Kesterson, a former Kent State softball player, petitioned the Ohio Supreme Court to compel Kent State University to produce public documents they requested in relation to a lawsuit...

Issue 43 promises transparency if approved

Matthew Merchant November 1, 2015

Issue 43, if approved on Tuesday’s ballot, would institute a Democracy Day for the Kent's residents. As one of five charter amendments to the city’s governing document, Issue 43 would require the city...

David Stover, a resident of Tallmadge, holds his Issue 21 sign out to the passing traffic on E. Main with other demonstrators from the Global Frackdown rally Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Issue 2, on the Nov. 4 ballot, could create a community bill of rights for the city of Kent that would allow the community to have more of a say in the creation and location of fracking and drilling.

AP: Ohio Supreme Court ruling favors fracking

Associated Press February 20, 2015

By a 4-3 vote, Ohio Supreme Court justices decided Tuesday that cities, townships and counties cannot impose regulations on oil and natural gas drillers, effectively overruling any local fracking bans...

Sgt. Jason Short demonstrates how to work the Intoxilyzer 8000 Breathalyzer on Monday. Dec. 1, 2014 in the Kent City Police Station. The station does not use the machine, but in order to keep their permit they must test it on a weekly basis.

Kent area police discontinue use of controversial Breathalyzer device

Carley Hull December 4, 2014

The City of Kent Police and Kent State University Police departments have stopped using a Breathalyzer device called the Intoxilyzer 8000 in response to defense attorneys disputing the device’s reliability...

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