Draw of the cards decides Dem candidate for county office

The Athens County Democratic Party’s Central Committee last week held two tied (12-12) votes when deciding whether to nominate local business owner Ric Wasserman or local business owner and Athens City Council member Pete Kotses for the county treasurer race[…]

In Athens, Democrats attack charter schools and ‘pay to play’

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, on Tuesday joined state representative candidate Taylor Sappington, a Democrat from Nelsonville, in calling attention to what charge is Statehouse Republicans’ role in a pay-to-play scheme with Ohio charter schools, especially the now-shuttered Electronic Classrooms of Tomorrow (ECOT)[…]

Neal beats Jarvis, will face well-funded GOP rep. Stivers

Unofficial poll results show that former international aid worker Rick Neal won the Democratic nomination Tuesday night for Ohio’s 15th U.S. Congressional District, making him likely the first openly gay man to ever win the Democratic nomination for that seat[…]