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Trump campaign opens second office in Montgomery County

1:33 pm Oct. 5, 2016

The campaign for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has opened an office in Kettering inside Shops at 3000,  3020 Far Hills Ave.  The store-front location is in addition to the campaign’s first Montgomery County office,

Celebrities help open new Clinton offices

6:34 pm Aug. 9, 2016

Actress Kristin Davis and former Olympic skater Michelle Kwan will campaign for Hillary Clinton in Ohio this week as the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign opens organizing offices in Mason, Lima and Grove City.

Davis and Kwan

Republicans gained most new partisan voters in March

5:21 pm May. 18, 2016

The Republican Party gained more unaffiliated voters in the March primary than Democrats and three times as many Democrats switched to a Republican ballot compared to Republicans switching, according to data released on Tuesday by

Kasich Tweets criticism of Trump riot remark

3:10 pm Mar. 17, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich went on Twitter on Thursday to criticize remarks by Republican presidential front runner Donald J. Trump that his supporters would “riot” if Trump is denied the nomination.

Kasich, who beat Trump in

Sen. Beagle wins Miami Co. GOP endorsement

2:43 pm Mar. 2, 2016

State Sen. Bill Beagle was endorsed on Tuesday by the Miami County Republican Party in his bid for the 8th Congressional District seat vacated by former House Speaker John Boehner.

Beagle, R-Tipp City, is one of

John Kasich says he will drop out if he loses Ohio

10:01 pm Feb. 27, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich talked about the future of his presidential campaign during an appearance on  Meet the Press to be broadcast at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.

Host Chuck Todd asked about a New York Times report that 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney talked to Kasich about leaving the race.

In remarks released in advance by NBC Kasich says he will stay in and he will win the race.

“Nobody’s asked

Rhine McLin and Tom Young named to Montgomery Co. BOE

1:20 pm Feb. 26, 2016

Democrat Rhine McLin has been reappointed to her seat on the Montgomery County Board of Elections and Republican Tom Young was appointed to replace Greg Gantt, according to Joshua Eck, spokesman for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

Both were recommended by their county parties and sworn in by Husted on Friday.

McLin, former Dayton mayor and state legislator, overcame an intra-party challenge to win the party endorsement. She  is vice chairwoman

U.S. Attorney Carter M. Stewart resigns

12:32 pm Feb. 26, 2016

United States Attorney General Carter M. Stewart announced his resignation Friday afternoon, saying he would leave his Southern District of Ohio post on March 11 to take a job at a Columbus-area non-profit/foundation.

Stewart, 46, of Gahanna, became U.S. attorney in 2009.

“Since 2009, U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart has served the people of the Southern District of Ohio – and all Americans – with fidelity and distinction,” U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch