It’s entirely possible that Governor Mike DeWine and Nan Whaley have run into each other during the current campaign for Ohio Governor.
Almost 112 years ago, however, politicians from differing parties may not have had many opportunities to have conversations while running for the same elective office. Such was the case, however, when two men’s paths crossed on a downtown Mansfield street corner in the early fall of 1910.
On September 24 of that year, Warren G. Harding of Marion, a former Lieutenant Governor and future President of the United States, arrived in Mansfield to engage in a series of meetings and speeches concerning his candidacy as the Republican nominee to Governor of Ohio.More…
A process which included input from a stop in Richland County is moving on to the next – but no its final – step.
By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal
Members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission ended their week in Mansfield as constituents continued to give input on legislative district map-drawing, and share their thoughts on the process.More…
The Richland County Board of Elections has shared updates on important dates and links concerning voting in the upcoming May 4 Primary Election.
Register to Vote: The deadline to register to vote or change your address and/or name in the voter registration system for the May Primary/Special Election is Monday, April 5. The Board of Elections office will be open that evening until 9:00 P.M. Note that not all precincts will be open for this Election.
NOTE: This was posted in September, 2019 during the last Mansfield mayoral campaign.
As you can read in a current post on 1812Blockhouse, tickets are now available for the upcoming debate between the two candidates for Mayor of Mansfield.
The current campaign centers on typical early 21st century concerns for a mid-sized Ohio city, including efforts to boost the local economy, address social needs, and invest in needed infrastructure. While the same types of concerns may have been on voters’ minds 140 years ago, the Mansfield Mayoral campaign of 1879 also featured an apparent fraudster. More…
By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal
A number of Ohio officials have condemned the violent protests Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Federal lawmakers were debating the certification of the Electoral College count when demonstrators made it past police barricades to storm the Capitol Building.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine called the events “an embarrassment to our country.”
“This must stop immediately,” the governor’s statement continued. More…
By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal
Two years ago, Democrat Jessica Miranda won her state representative seat by just 56 votes — barely enough to fit in a row or two at Madeira High School’s football stadium in her 28th district.
A few counties north, Republican J. Todd Smith won his 43rd District seat by 137 votes.
Miranda is running for reelection. Smith is not. But both political parties are working to hold onto their respective seats — and flip a few others in the process — as Ohioans cast votes this election for the state legislature.
All 99 seats in the Ohio House of Representatives are up for election, each for two-year terms in office. Half of the Ohio Senate seats (16 this year) are up for election, each for four-year terms. More…
By FARNOUSH AMIRI Report for America/Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 115,000 inactive voter registrations are at risk of being removed from Ohio’s voter rolls after the November election, the state’s election chief said Friday.
The final, revised figure released by the office of Secretary of State Frank LaRose represents the number of voter registrations that will be purged if they are not activated. Inactive voters in Ohio can take certain actions to stay on the rolls, including voting on Election Day or updating or confirming their address through the state’s voting website. More…
UPDATE: The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge to the delay. The Primary Election is officially postponed.
Another twist tonight in a story which has played itself out over the last several hours.
The Director of Health for the Ohio Department of Health, Dr. Amy Acton, issued an order on Monday night closing Ohio’s polling places for Tuesday’s Ohio Primary Election. More…
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s attempt to delay Ohio’s Primary Election until June 2 did not meet with a positive reaction in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
Judge Richard Frye denied the State’s request for a temporary restraining order delaying the vote. Frye indicated that the lateness of the request — just hours before the opening of the polls — was not time to weigh the pros and cons of delay. He also indicated that waiting until June would not guarantee a safer voting environment. More…
In response to the increased concerns surrounding Coronavirus/Covid-19, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has announced efforts to ensure a safe, secure, accurate and healthy election on Tuesday.
The following are the latest updates on Ohio’s preparations: More…
In a special edition of our “When Mansfield Welcomed” series, and in honor of President’s Day, we look at the visit of a US presidential candidate that took place 60 years ago.
On September 27, 1960, with just about 6 weeks left to go before Election Day, Senator John Kennedy of Massachusetts visited the Richland County Courthouse in Mansfield to give a speech and give voters a chance to size him up. As a part of the famous Kennedy family he was already well-known, but being able to see him in person would allow Richland Countians to evaluate him as a possible President of the United States. More…
Locally, the next opportunity to vote is the March 17 Primary Election, which includes a handful of local issues to be voted on.
Voting includes many state-level positions such as Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, local positions including Richland County judges, and even delegates to the national conventions. In order to vote, you must register by February 18; you can register at the Board of Elections Office (1495 W. Longview Avenue, Mansfield), any library, high school office, village hall, city council offices, or bureau of motor vehicles offices. More…
Mayor Tim Theaker won reelection to the position of Mayor of Mansfield on Tuesday night in a close race against challenge Don Bryant. In his race for reelection, Council President Cliff Mears defeated Aurelio V. Diaz. Complete results are available on the website of the Richland County Board of Elections (access here) for these and all county races.
The Richland County Board of Elections has announced the schedule for early voting in the upcoming election:
“Absentee/early voting will commence Tuesday, October 8, either by mail or in person at the Richland County Board of Elections, 1495 W. Longview Ave., Suite 101. More…