Politics

Tyler Buchanan
Nov 18, 2022 - News

After tough election, Ohio Democrats chart course for 2024

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown at a committee hearing.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is gearing up for a competitive re-election effort in 2024. Photo: Elizabeth Frantz-Pool/Getty Images

Rep. Tim Ryan saw only one pathway to beating J.D. Vance and overcoming Republicans' advantage in the U.S. Senate race.

Tyler Buchanan
Nov 17, 2022 - Politics

Ohio's weirdest election results

A man in an American flag-themed hat and "Vote" mask stands outside a polling place.

A pair of Ohio elections officials in October. Photo: Dustin Franz/AFP via Getty Images

πŸ‘‹ Tyler here. Elections are stressful, high-stakes affairs, which is why I try to seek some levity afterward by scouring the unofficial results of Ohio's 88 counties for the most unusual items I can find.

  • Odd levies, razor-thin margins … yeah, I'm a dork. But it's fun.
Tyler Buchanan
Nov 15, 2022 - Politics

Another vacancy on Columbus City Council

Columbus City Council member Elizabeth Brown speaks at a 2019 rally.

Columbus City Council member Elizabeth Brown speaks at a 2019 rally. Photo: Duane Prokop/Getty Images for Thinx, Inc.

The impending resignation of Columbus City Council member Elizabeth Brown cues up yet another appointment to the city's legislative body.

Why it matters: The loss of another experienced city leader points to a broader Council issue of chronic turnover.

Tyler Buchanan
Nov 14, 2022 - Politics

Ohio voter turnout down in '22 midterms

A poll worker helps a woman and child place a ballot into a ballot reader.

Ohio residents cast their votes at the Noor Islamic Cultural Center and mosque in Dublin on Nov. 8. Photo: Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Fewer Ohioans cast ballots in last week's midterms than in 2018, results from the secretary of state show.

Why it matters: The data points to a lack of voter enthusiasm, particularly in Democratic areas, which might have impacted the results of the high-profile U.S. Senate race won by Republican J.D. Vance.

The impact of Columbus' new $1.5 billion bond package

Illustration of Columbus City Hall with lines radiating from it.

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

Mayor Andrew Ginther believes the next 15 years could be among the most consequential in city history.

What's happening: Columbus is growing rapidly, having added 100,000 people in the last decade, with even more expected in the coming years.

Ohio's red sweep

Illustration of the Ohio State Capitol with lines radiating from it.

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

GOP victories at the top of the ticket headlined another banner election for Ohio Republicans within all branches of government.

Driving the news: Republicans held control of the Ohio Supreme Court, maintained supermajorities in both Statehouse chambers and once again swept the slate of executive offices.

Preparing for Election Day in Columbus

Illustration of a voting pin surrounded by election form icons

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

It's finally time to head to the polls, grab an "I voted" sticker and say goodbye to this year's onslaught of political ads.

Why it matters: As midterm results roll in across the country, lots of eyes will be on Ohio Tuesday. Our neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race will help decide which party holds the majority.

Ohio's latest push for passenger rail

An illustration of A freight train with money coming out of the smoke stack

Illustration: AΓ―da Amer/Axios

Mayors and planners across Ohio have shipped their passenger rail wish lists to the federal government.

  • In a series of letters, officials said a top priority remains a "3C+D" line linking Columbus to Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dayton, with a possible connection to John Glenn International Airport.

Why it matters: This broad bipartisan support for Ohio Amtrak expansion at the local level could pressure state officials who have mostly stayed mum on the topic.

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