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2014-01-02 16:20:35

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new poll conducted for Yes for Ohio's Energy Future by Public Policy Polling (PPP), the same polling organization that most accurately predicted the outcome of the 2012 election, Ohioans overwhelmingly support the Ohio Jobs Initiative, the Ohio Clean Energy Initiative, by a margin of 35% (64% likely to vote for the Initiative versus 29% unlikely with 7% unsure, statistically accurate to within +/- 4%, of very...

2008-09-24 18:00:33

William Howard Taft University has announced that beginning on October 1, 2008 it will resume accepting applications for its Doctor of Education Program. The Program, which was founded in 1994, has been subject to voluntary enrollment limitations in recent years. After an extensive review of curriculum, courses, faculty, and administrative capacity by independent subject specialists, the Distance Education and Training Council in June gave final approval to the University to enroll...

2008-07-08 06:00:00

By Tom Troy, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jul. 8--MARBLEHEAD, Ohio -- Ohio politicians celebrated the state's passage of an international water agreement to protect the Great Lakes watershed yesterday, and began turning to their next water fight -- in Congress. Gov. Ted Strickland ceremonially signed the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact that bans diversions of water outside the watershed. He officially signed the agreement last month after it was passed by the...

2006-08-17 13:36:55

By Andrea Hopkins CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Most politicians would be happy with a 20-point lead in an opinion poll, but the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor just worries. Ted Strickland is fighting what he says is the most important election in the United States -- for control of Ohio. It's the mother of all swing states, known for making or breaking presidents in elections going back decades. In the last one, in 2004, Ohio was the state that assured Republican President George...

2006-08-01 12:10:44

By Andrea Hopkins COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce hasn't had a tough campaign in years. The highest-ranking Republican woman in the House of Representatives, Pryce won 62 percent of the vote in 2004 in a district that hasn't elected a Democrat since 1964. But voters in Ohio's largest city also gave even support to President George W. Bush and Democrat John Kerry in 2004, suggesting they were not as Republican as might be assumed. The result put Pryce's seat in the...

2006-05-02 23:18:54

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, a key figure in the state's decisive 2004 presidential election, won his bid on Tuesday to run for governor on the Republican ticket in November. With about two-thirds of the vote counted, Blackwell held a 13 percentage point lead over fellow Republican Jim Petro, the Ohio attorney general, who conceded. In November Blackwell will face Democratic U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland, who easily won his party's nomination. If...

2006-02-07 01:30:00

By Adam Tanner CARSON CITY, Nevada (Reuters) - Democrat Jack Carter, 58, the son of former President Jimmy Carter formally announced a run for the U.S. Senate on Monday in his first bid for elected office. With his parents sharing a stage in the Nevada capital, Carter invoked many of the same themes his father used to rise from relative obscurity to win the Democratic nomination in 1976 and go on to become president. "All we need is a return to our core American values and new leadership,"...

2006-02-06 20:25:14

By Adam Tanner CARSON CITY, Nevada (Reuters) - Democrat Jack Carter, 58, the son of former President Jimmy Carter formally announced a run for the U.S. Senate on Monday in his first bid for elected office. With his parents sharing a stage in the Nevada capital, Carter invoked many of the same themes his father used to rise from relative obscurity to win the Democratic nomination in 1976 and go on to become president. "All we need is a return to our core American values and new...

2005-08-18 12:13:56

By Jim Lekrone COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Ohio Republican Gov. Bob Taft, the great-grandson of a U.S. president, on Thursday admitted violating ethics laws for not disclosing golf outings and other gifts and was fined $4,000, but avoided jail time. "I accept full responsibility for this mistake. I am very sorry," Taft said in a statement in Franklin County Municipal Court after pleading no contest to four criminal misdemeanor ethics violations. That plea allowed Judge Mark Froehlich...

2005-08-18 10:37:26

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Ohio Republican Gov. Bob Taft, the great-grandson of a U.S. president, was found guilty on Thursday of violating ethics laws for not disclosing free golf outings and other gifts and was fined $4,000 but avoided jail time. "I accept full responsibility for this mistake. I am very sorry. I am very sorry, thank you for the opportunity," Taft said in a brief statement in Franklin County Municipal Court after pleading no contest to four criminal misdemeanor...


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