Stories tagged with: election

October 1, 2010 - 6:00pm
3 years 42 weeks ago

Governor Ted Strickland's campaign bus rolled through downtown Zanesville Friday.

Welcomed by supporters and some opponents, the incumbent and running-mate Yvette McGee Brown brought with them to Ditty's Diner their main message and that is to get people to the polls. Early voting started September 28, and voters can continue to place their votes from now until Election Day.

"I'm here to ask people to get out and vote. You can vote every day, every weekday, between now and...

August 17, 2010 - 11:37am
3 years 49 weeks ago

A United States Senate candidate met with voters today to emphasize his focus on jobs.

Lt. Governor Lee Fisher is campaigning in his 'Ohio Jobs First' tour. He sees it as his main issue, and wants to work to keep jobs in the United States, and provide tax breaks to small businesses who do so.

"A growing economy is going to help Zanesville. It's going to help our schools, it's going to help all the services we care about so my focus is just one thing, jobs, jobs, jobs,...

August 3, 2010 - 9:44pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

The results are in for the special elections in Licking County Tuesday.

The Lakewood Local School District's 9.9. mill 10-year-emergency levy failed by a close margin of 82 votes. The final vote was 1754 votes against the levy and 1672 votes for the levy.

Also, on the ballot the East Knox Local School District was seeking a 4.97 mill levy for five years for emergency requirements. It failed.  There were 1788 no votes and 379 yes votes.

May 29, 2010 - 11:44pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

Three Ohio Democratic candidates are letting their voices be heard in Muskingum County.

The public was welcome to hear each speak about their opinions on issues so voters have a better idea of where stand come November.

"As soon as you mention just politically, it's like trying to draw a fly to something. People just run for the border. They don't really like to sit around and listen to politicians, but everything is so important in life and every decision needs to be made....

May 6, 2010 - 3:59pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

The ballots are in and the final tallies are almost done.

Although the numbers were a little lower than predicted, voters in Muskingum County still let their voices be heard.

"We had a 20.8% turnout," said Chris Hamill of the Muskingum County Board of Elections. "We had 11,221 voters this election. I had predicted 28% and it dropped to 20.8%"

The official count will be held May 18th at 9 a.m. Hamill says this year many participated in absentee...

May 4, 2010 - 7:33pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

With the results in and the election over, the 85 precincts in Muskingum County say it was a slow day overall, but poll workers also say that is typical for a May Primary.

"The general procedure is in the mornings, we get mostly older folks. Then as the day wears on, people that are working come in the late afternoon and evening, " says poll worker Floyd Felumlee.

Voter Josh Sprague says he was surprised by how low turnout was. He says he came out to vote for two...

April 12, 2010 - 4:54pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

Eight Republican candidates are battling for the 18th Congressional District Chair.

Tonight the last two candidates vying for the seat Zack Space currently holds, voice why they should have a chance to challenge the congressman in the November election.

"I'm committed to help take this country back and get the spending under control and get the economy going again and get people back to work," said Republican candidate Bob Gibbs. "I think with my business...

February 18, 2010 - 6:01pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

Thursday was the filing deadline for the May 4, 2010 primary.

On Muskingum County ballots there will a five year, 2.5 mill renewal levy for the Muskingum County Home. Residents in Springfield Township will see a 2 mill, five year levy and Dresden will see a 2.8 mill, 10 year bond issue.

"We do have Springfield Township, it's also in renewal. It's for general construction on your roads and bridges and streets. And then we also have the Village of Dresden which will...

November 9, 2009 - 11:21am
4 years 37 weeks ago

The election is over and more people came out to vote this year than predicted.

A whopping 48.6% of people voted last Tuesday.

"All voting locations were very steady and they out turn was very good this election," Chris Hamill Director of the Board of Elections said.

The election results are technically unofficial and there are several races that are really close.

"We do have approximately 220 provisional that will be counted on the official count...

November 4, 2009 - 5:41pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

Today wasn't an ordinary day at school for 19-year-old Grant Hutcheson. The Maysville senior walked into school a Zanesville City Councilman Elect.

In last night's election, the teen edged out second ward incumbent Kevin McPeek and other opponent Darrell Smith. Hutcheson said it was hard getting people to believe he was serious.

"At first, the first two weeks a lot of people laughed at me," he said. "After the board of elections released that I was running,...

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