Write-in candidates find different results, only one levy defeated in 2017 General Election

The 2017 General Election included two competitive races featuring write-in candidates; Marion City Council President and River Valley Board of Education. Traditionally a very difficult way to win an election, one write-in candidate was successful while one was not. The final, unofficial results from the Marion County Board of Elections show that Bob Stump was […]

Supreme Court Justice launches Democratic campaign for governor

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill announced Sunday afternoon his plans to run for governor. O’Neill, 70, is prohibited from running for the court next year because of his age. Ohio has an age limit of 70 on justices running for the high court. He is the fifth Democrat to enter the race to replace […]

Rep. Tiberi, who represents portion of Marion County, to leave Congress early

Longtime Columbus-area Republican congressman Pat Tiberi will quit Congress early to head a Columbus-based business group. Tiberi, a senior member of the House Ways and Means committee, was first elected to Congress in 2000. In 2015, he lost a bid to chair the influential committee that writes tax laws, and became head of its health […]

Marion Representative bows out of race for Secretary of State

Republican Dorothy Pelanda announced on Monday that she’s ending her bid to become Ohio’s next secretary of state. “As we enter the primary season, it is with a grateful heart that I recognize we must do all we can to keep our Ohio GOP family strong. Part of that process is to ensure that we […]

Marion County Republicans seek applicants for County Prosecutor

The Marion County Republican Party is accepting applications for consideration to fill the unexpired term of Marion County Prosecutor, Brent Yager, who passed away last week. “Due to the untimely death of Mr. Yager, our committee must convene to fill his vacancy,” stated local GOP County Chairman Gary Risch. “We are deeply saddened by the […]

October 10 is deadline to register to vote in November General Election

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote in the November 7th General Election is on October 10, 2017. Important dates to remember for this election are outlined below. Across Ohio’s 88 counties, there are 1,517 respective local issues that will appear before voters. Details on local […]

Marion Republicans open office preparing for November election

Marion County Republican Headquarters will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. until after the November 7, 2017 election, according to Jackie Smith, coordinator. Beginning Monday, October 2, volunteers will be available to answer question and to offer literature and yard signs at 114 S. […]

State Treasurer’s race has first Democrat candidate

Rob Richardson, a Democrat from Cincinnati, will begin his run for Ohio treasurer on Wednesday with campaign stops in Youngstown, Columbus and Cincinnati. Richardson is the first Democrat to enter the 2018 treasurer’s race. On the Republican side, State Rep. Robert Sprague, of Findlay, is running against Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo in the primary. […]

Ballot language for prescription drug issue approved

The Ohio Ballot Board approved language Thursday afternoon for how a prescription drug proposal will be presented on the Nov. 7 ballot, with no conflict between the sides lined up for and against Issue 2. Issue 2, if passed, would require Ohio to obtain the same discounts on prescription drugs as the prices obtained by […]

Poll shows most Ohioans unsure about prescription drug ballot issue

A new, independent survey of Ohio voters shows that despite months of contentious television advertising, a majority of respondents did not understand a ballot measure that would attempt to align state drug purchasing prices with those paid by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The forces for and against Issue 2 are spending so much money […]