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November 7, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
COLUMBUS, Ohio - For many in Ohio, the ritual of stepping up to a ballot machine on Tuesday came with a sense of relief that the long, ugly presidential race was finally drawing to a close. "Awful, just awful," said Penny Dietrich, 63, a Worthington homemaker. "Both sides. " But in the end, President Obama's relentless attack ads against Mitt Romney, who answered in kind, were the key to his victory in a state that always plays an outsize role in presidential campaigns. Obama's victory in Ohio appeared to vindicate his tireless pursuit of the white, working-class voters who dominate the state's election landscape.
July 13, 1987 | Associated Press
A minor earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale shook parts of northeastern Ohio today, but officials said there were no reports of damage or injuries.
October 13, 2012 | By David Lauter, Washington Bureau
CINCINNATI - With a sudden infusion of cash and a major investment of time, Mitt Romney has redoubled his efforts to win Ohio, trying to overcome President Obama's months-long lead in the crucial campaign battleground. Ohio has been on the winning side of every presidential election since 1964, largely for the same reason that consumer-products companies like to use the state as a test market - it closely resembles the nation in miniature. But the resemblance is not perfect; the state has leaned just slightly more Republican than the country as a whole, meaning that a GOP nominee who cannot carry Ohio is unlikely to win nationwide.
August 3, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out the death sentence of the first woman condemned since the state resumed executions in 1999. The court unanimously ruled that the trial judge had allowed a prosecutor to be involved in preparing his opinion in sentencing Donna M. Roberts, 62, in violation of Ohio law. The court let Roberts' murder conviction stand but ordered the trial court to resentence her. The death sentence remains an option, the Supreme Court said.
March 5, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has added a political fundraiser to his usual schedule of appearances at the Arnold Fitness Weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Late this afternoon, he plans to attend a $2,500-per-head fundraiser for his California Recovery Team at the home of Leslie and Abigail Wexner. Leslie Wexner is chairman of The Limited Inc. and a partner with Schwarzenegger in an upscale mall in Columbus.
February 7, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The elections chief in Ohio's most populous county resigned Tuesday, ending a tenure that included the mishandled recount of President Bush's narrow 2004 win in Ohio that gave him a second term. Under Board of Elections Director Michael Vu, Cuyahoga County had a botched primary in May and saw the convictions last month of two workers who rigged the presidential recount so they could avoid a more thorough review of the ballots.
March 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Davis-Besse nuclear power plant started generating electricity Tuesday for the first time since it was shut down more than two years ago, when inspectors found that acid had eaten nearly all the way through a steel lid on the reactor. The plant was restarted in early morning and by afternoon was at 21% of full power, producing about 120 megawatts of electricity, plant spokesman Richard Wilkins said. Full power should come in 10 to 14 days.
March 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Two county election workers were sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for rigging a recount of 2004 presidential election ballots so they could avoid a longer, more detailed review. Jacqueline Maiden, 60, a Cuyahoga County election coordinator who was the board's third-highest ranking employee, and ballot manager Kathleen Dreamer, 40, each were convicted of a felony count of negligent misconduct of an elections employee.
March 9, 2004 | From Associated Press
A puff of smoke and a spray of water came from an Ohio nuclear plant Monday as workers brought it back online after a two-year shutdown ordered when leaking acid nearly ate through a protective steel reactor cap. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission gave the plant permission to restart, beginning a process expected to last 10 to 14 days to bring it to full power. "This basically is a new Davis-Besse that we're going to be starting," plant spokesman Richard Wilkins said.
August 10, 2005 | From Associated Press
A mentally ill man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and 10 other charges Tuesday in a series of highway shootings and was sentenced to 27 years in prison. Charles A. McCoy Jr., 29, had admitted firing the shots over five months in 2003 and 2004 but had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to murder and 23 other counts. His first trial ended in a mistrial in May. McCoy cried as he began to read a statement apologizing to victims, and his lawyer had to finish reading it.
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