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The Latest: Cleveland, Cincinnati mayors win, Toledo’s loses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Latest on Ohio’s election (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Cleveland’s mayor has won a record fourth, four-year term, while Cincinnati’s mayor has won a second term and Toledo voters have picked a new mayor. With some 90 percent of the votes counted in Cleveland, Frank …

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The Latest: Nearly 450,000 Ohioans request absentee ballots

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Latest on Ohio’s election (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Ohio’s elections chief says fewer absentee ballots were requested ahead of Tuesday’s election than for an equivalent election cycle two years ago, but more of those ballots have been cast. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) …

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Ohio voters to decide ballot issues, mayoral races

By JULIE CARR SMYTH and DAN SEWELLAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio voters will decide ballot issues on Tuesday that would place limits on drug prices and expand victims’ rights in criminal proceedings, along with several mayoral races. Issue 1 is meant to expand crime victims’ rights. Opponents say …

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GOP US Rep. Tiberi to resign by January, lead business group

By JULIE CARR SMYTHAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A senior Republican congressman from Ohio is resigning his seat to take the helm of a business policy group back home. In an announcement Thursday, U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (TEE’-behr-ee) says he has not decided on an exact departure date, but …

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UAW backs Sen. Brown after some unions left Dems in 2016

By JULIE CARR SMYTHAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has landed the endorsement of the United Auto Workers a year after Ohio Democrats saw a series of labor unions abandon their Senate candidate for his Republican opponent. The UAW’s backing of Brown is hardly a …

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Renacci coordinated attacks on rival with Citizens for Trump

CLEVELAND (AP) – Some of U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci’s (reh-NAY’-seez) recent attacks against Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) in the four-way Republican contest for Ohio governor were coordinated through a private entity called Citizens for Trump. Cleveland.com reports the Renacci campaign registered the domain name dishonestjonny.com on Sept. 5 …

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‘Pizzagate’ figures defended by GOP’s Mandel start super PAC

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Two right-wing activists that Ohio Republican Josh Mandel (man-DEHL’) defended this summer against labeling by an anti-hate group have launched a super PAC backing his bid for U.S. Senate. Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec are among founders of the political action committee launched Monday. Both men …

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Democrats’ 1st Ohio governor debate highlights party agenda

By JULIE CARR SMYTHAP Statehouse Correspondent MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (AP) – Democrats have used the first debate among four candidates for Ohio governor to take on Republican leadership in Columbus and Washington, D.C., and highlight their party’s promises to do better at creating jobs, improving education and helping the middle …

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Female governor candidates abound in Ohio, but can one win?

By JULIE CARR SMYTHAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Half of the candidates for governor in Ohio are women, but their chances of victory are looking far less than 50-50. During Labor Day weekend, two seemingly more electable Democratic men drew attention away from three women seeking the party’s nomination: …

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Initiative supporters seek to cap price state pays for drugs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Backers of a proposed ballot measure that would cap the amount state agencies could pay for prescription drugs hope to start building support soon to put the initiative before voters in 2018. Supporter Rick Weiland said Wednesday that the plan is meant to save taxpayer …

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