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November 8, 2006 - 5:26pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Minimum wage earners in Ohio will be getting a pay raise thank to the passage of Issue 2.

But what does the increased wage mean for small businesses.

According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics only 3% of workers in Ohio make minimum wage.

Ohio’s minimum wage would increase from $5.15 to $6.85 an hour.

Tom Poorman from the Chamber of Commerce thinks it will be is a waiting game to see the impact of higher wage.

“We don’t know exactly...
November 8, 2006 - 12:00pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Election day has come and gone…now voters are taking in the results and what they mean.

Whether it was a levy or a candidate, it’s certain a lot was at stake. Some hoped the election would have turned out better.

“I was wanting the school levy to pass,” said Zanesville Resident Bill Day. “I hope it gets passed next time.”

Smoking restrictions and bans played to mixed reviews with voters.

“I’m glad that no smoking passed in buildings,” explained Morgan...
November 8, 2006 - 1:21am
7 years 11 weeks ago
There were two big races in Perry County Tuesday night.

In the race for County Commissioner, Lonnie Wood Sr. was the easy winner of Steve Boch by 4,000 votes. In the race for county auditor, Teresa Stevenson, the Democrat, had an easy time beating Republican Frank Correll.

Some Perry County issues were also decided, an operating levy for Thornville police failed and a levy for operating expenses in Roseville passed.
November 8, 2006 - 1:20am
7 years 11 weeks ago
In the race for Morgan County Commissioner, Democrat Donald Reynolds comes out victorious.

There were also two big issues on the ballot, Morgan County School Construction levy which passed by about 700 votes. A levy for the Morgan County MRDD also passed.

Every other issue on the ballot passed.
November 8, 2006 - 1:00am
7 years 11 weeks ago
Zanesville City School Board members are already looking forward to the February 2007 elections so they can try again to pass their half-mill maintenance levy. Voters defeated it at the polls Tuesday.

Passage of the levy would have secured $64 million in state funds to help begin phase two of a building project for new schools. Superintendent Terry Martin is not dwelling on the results.

“Plan B is to intensify our efforts and to just go more and more...
November 7, 2006 - 11:25pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Associated Press has declared Democrat Zack Space the new representative of the 18th Congressional District.

Space defeats Republican candidate Joy Padgett.

The two were running for the seat being held by embattled Congressman Bob Ney.

Incumbent State Representative Jim Aslanides beat democrat Aaron Phillips by at 53% to 46% margin.
November 7, 2006 - 9:08pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
The Associated Press has projected that Democrat Sherrod Brown has defeated Republican Mike Dewine in the race for the United States Senate.

Stay tuned to WHIZ for more updates.
November 7, 2006 - 8:36pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
According to Associated Press exit polls conducted by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International, show Democratic Canidate Ted Strickland has defeated Republican Ken Blackwell in the race for governor.
November 7, 2006 - 8:13pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
A Federal Judge in Cleveland has ordered election officials to keep 16 Cleveland area polls open until 9pm because of earlier voting problems.

The Ohio Democratic Party challenged officials in Cuyahoga County to keep the polls open.

The extension will give voters an extra 90 minutes to get to the polls, because of this no official results will be released until after 9.

Polls in other states are reporting similar issues, due to voter equipment problems. Polling...
November 7, 2006 - 7:16pm
7 years 11 weeks ago
Few complications with electronic voting machines does not mean election day hasn’t been without problems. As WHIZ’s Jasmine Lo found out, human error has not been eliminated.

For the full story, click “Watch Video” or read below.

Phones at the Muskingum County Board of Elections have been ringing almost nonstop with voters wondering where they are supposed to vote.

“They may go to the wrong precinct because they talked to neighbors. It may...
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