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YOUR VOTE 2014 -- August 5th Election Results

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  • Springfield Schools looks forward after levy defeat

    Springfield Schools looks forward after levy defeat

    Cuts are on the way for Springfield Schools after voters overwhelmingly rejected its latest levy request. 69 percent of voters said "No" to the districts 7.9 mill levy request, according to the unofficial results. 13abc's Kristian Brown sat down with the superintendent to find out what’s next for the district.
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    Election day information

    Both Michigan and Ohio residents have issues on the ballot today. Take a look at the hours and items area voters are deciding.

    Both Michigan and Ohio residents have issues on the ballot today. Take a look at the hours and items area voters are deciding.

  • Bedford library asking for 0.25 mill/5-year levy

    Bedford library asking for 0.25 mill/5-year levy

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:00:25 GMT
    Voters in Bedford Township will see a levy on the primary ballot next Tuesday. It's for the library, and those who work there say if it doesn't pass, the future of the branch may be in jeopardy. Voters signed off on renovations to the Bedford Branch Library when they passed a levy in 2002. Two years ago, it expired. Now, the township is going back to the voters, asking for another levy for less money. It's not to be confused with a separate recent levy that funds the county-wide library syst...
    Voters in Bedford Township will see a levy on the primary ballot next Tuesday. It's for the library, and those who work there say if it doesn't pass, the future of the branch may be in jeopardy. Voters signed off on renovations to the Bedford Branch Library when they passed a levy in 2002. Two years ago, it expired. Now, the township is going back to the voters, asking for another levy for less money. It's not to be confused with a separate recent levy that funds the county-wide library syst...
  • Oregon Schools seeking emergency levy

    Oregon Schools seeking emergency levy

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:31:19 GMT
    Oregon school board members painted a not so pretty picture of their budget outlook Thursday night. The district is seeking a 5.9-mil emergency levy on the 2014 November ballot. If approved, it would collect more than $2.8 million per year over the next five years."We can survive until November of next year but then that becomes the drop dead date and by next November's campaign we'd have to have a list of things we would have to close down to make ends meet," says Dr. Lonny Rivera, superinte...
    Oregon school board members painted a not so pretty picture of their budget outlook Thursday night. The district is seeking a 5.9-mil emergency levy on the 2014 November ballot. If approved, it would collect more than $2.8 million per year over the next five years."We can survive until November of next year but then that becomes the drop dead date and by next November's campaign we'd have to have a list of things we would have to close down to make ends meet," says Dr. Lonny Rivera, superinte...
  • New poll numbers show Kasich holding on to double digit lead

    New poll numbers show Kasich holding on to double digit lead

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:16:22 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik). The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent. The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin. The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don't know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County ...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik). The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent. The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin. The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don't know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County ...
  • Ohio race for governor all about jobs

    Ohio race for governor all about jobs

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:12:13 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs. Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning. Yet when the claims of Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald conflict, Ohioans can be left baffled. A look at some of the facts about Ohio jobs and the politics behind the debate: ___ THE NUMBERS Ohio's nonfarm employmen...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs. Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning. Yet when the claims of Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald conflict, Ohioans can be left baffled. A look at some of the facts about Ohio jobs and the politics behind the debate: ___ THE NUMBERS Ohio's nonfarm employmen...
  • Nov. levy for Springfield schools a "back up plan"

    Nov. levy for Springfield schools a "back up plan"

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:56:46 GMT
    Springfield Local Schools are moving forward to put a levy on the November ballot, but school leaders say it's only as a back up.Voters will see a 7.9 mill levy on the August 5th ballot. If it's shot down, board members want to put it on the November ballot and in order to do that, they have to file the paperwork before the August results are known. Wednesday, board members unanimously approved putting a levy, with the same millage, on in November.Sherri Koback, the board president says the l...
    Springfield Local Schools are moving forward to put a levy on the November ballot, but school leaders say it's only as a back up.Voters will see a 7.9 mill levy on the August 5th ballot. If it's shot down, board members want to put it on the November ballot and in order to do that, they have to file the paperwork before the August results are known. Wednesday, board members unanimously approved putting a levy, with the same millage, on in November.Sherri Koback, the board president says the l...
  • Residents split on Springfield Schools August levy

    Residents split on Springfield Schools August levy

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:11:30 GMT
    Springfield Local Schools says they need funding and are asking homeowners for support. In two weeks, voters head to the polls for a special election, but residents are split on another new tax. Springfield has a 7.9 mil levy on the august 5th ballot. It will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $280 a year and generate $5.5 million each year for the district. But not everyone is on board. 13abc’s Christina Williams talked with some residents who say the district should make do with wha...
    Springfield Local Schools says they need funding and are asking homeowners for support. In two weeks, voters head to the polls for a special election, but residents are split on another new tax. Springfield has a 7.9 mil levy on the august 5th ballot. It will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $280 a year and generate $5.5 million each year for the district. But not everyone is on board. 13abc’s Christina Williams talked with some residents who say the district should make do with wha...
  • Children's Services renewal levy likely to be rejected

    Children's Services renewal levy likely to be rejected

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:41:11 GMT
    Children's Services may not get the change to the levy it says it needs to fill gaps in funding.
    Children's Services may not get the change to the levy it says it needs to fill gaps in funding.
  • Ohio voting rights issue falls short on signatures

    Ohio voting rights issue falls short on signatures

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-01 17:35:43 GMT
    Backers of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing certain voting rights in Ohio have failed to collect enough signatures to put it on this fall's ballot. Supporters of the proposed "Ohio Voters Bill of Rights" say their goal now is to place it before voters in 2015. They are vowing to keep the issue on Ohioans' minds.
    Backers of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing certain voting rights in Ohio have failed to collect enough signatures to put it on this fall's ballot. Supporters of the proposed "Ohio Voters Bill of Rights" say their goal now is to place it before voters in 2015. They are vowing to keep the issue on Ohioans' minds.
  • TPS to put 5.8 mill levy on Nov. ballot

    TPS to put 5.8 mill levy on Nov. ballot

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-06-25 01:45:12 GMT
    For the TPS board of education the decision to put a levy on the November ballot was easy.Tuesday, the vote was unanimous."We're moving forward and we need to have this money to move forward," Bob Vasquez, TPS board member said.The 5.8 mill levy will generate more than $13 million a year for five years, but the funds will be split if it passes.Nearly $10 million will go toward operating costs, like competitive teacher salaries and school transportation."Safety is a priority and based on the w...
    For the TPS board of education the decision to put a levy on the November ballot was easy.Tuesday, the vote was unanimous."We're moving forward and we need to have this money to move forward," Bob Vasquez, TPS board member said.The 5.8 mill levy will generate more than $13 million a year for five years, but the funds will be split if it passes.Nearly $10 million will go toward operating costs, like competitive teacher salaries and school transportation."Safety is a priority and based on the w...
  • TPS will seek another levy vote

    TPS will seek another levy vote

    Monday, June 23 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-06-23 21:39:02 GMT
    Toledo voters approved a school levy, last fall, and it appears they may be asked to approve another next fall.
    Toledo voters approved a school levy, last fall, and it appears they may be asked to approve another next fall.
  • 3 members of Lucas County Board of Elections booted

    3 members of Lucas County Board of Elections booted

    Thursday, June 5 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-06-05 21:19:47 GMT
    Three members of the Lucas County Board of Elections will lose their jobs. Secretary of State Jon Husted says effective immediately, members Ron Rothenbuhler, Jon Stainbrook and Tony DeGidio have been removed from their positions on the board. John Irish has been suspended until new board members are sworn in. Director Gina Kaczala will remain as interim director until that time, as well.Husted has also appointed Elections Services Manager LaVera Scott the interim deputy director.
    Three members of the Lucas County Board of Elections will lose their jobs. Secretary of State Jon Husted says effective immediately, members Ron Rothenbuhler, Jon Stainbrook and Tony DeGidio have been removed from their positions on the board. John Irish has been suspended until new board members are sworn in. Director Gina Kaczala will remain as interim director until that time, as well.Husted has also appointed Elections Services Manager LaVera Scott the interim deputy director.
  • School district hosts breakfast to woo voters

    School district hosts breakfast to woo voters

    Saturday, May 31 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-06-01 03:10:03 GMT
    Springfield Local Schools have a 7.9 mill levy on the August Ballot. They say it will help stabilize finances and prevent cuts to transportation and staff.
    Springfield Local Schools have a 7.9 mill levy on the August Ballot. They say it will help stabilize finances and prevent cuts to transportation and staff.
  • 2 former judges to oversee Lucas Co. BOE

    2 former judges to oversee Lucas Co. BOE

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-05-20 22:19:11 GMT
    Ohio’s Secretary of State is bringing in outside help to certify the most recent election and help with operations going forward. This comes as three board members and top staff members wait to hear if they'll be terminated. Secretary of State Jon Husted sent a letter to the Board of Elections Tuesday, saying that some independent judges will be coming in to make sure May's election is properly certified and to help the board continue to carry out its job. Two former judges, Judge Charl...
    Ohio’s Secretary of State is bringing in outside help to certify the most recent election and help with operations going forward. This comes as three board members and top staff members wait to hear if they'll be terminated. Secretary of State Jon Husted sent a letter to the Board of Elections Tuesday, saying that some independent judges will be coming in to make sure May's election is properly certified and to help the board continue to carry out its job. Two former judges, Judge Charl...
  • Secretary of State responds to BOE after tense election night

    Secretary of State responds to BOE after tense election night

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-05-08 02:31:49 GMT
    After an all-nighter at the Lucas County Board of Elections, the results of Your Vote 2014 are in. Tensions ran high at the BOE during the overnight hours, as board members tried to figure out what happened to five memory cards that were "missing" from a voting machine. In the end, the chair of the BOE says the cards in question were in storage and never used in the first place. Counting the votes went hand-in-hand with counting the hours. The race for Toledo's District Two council seat,...
    After an all-nighter at the Lucas County Board of Elections, the results of Your Vote 2014 are in. Tensions ran high at the BOE during the overnight hours, as board members tried to figure out what happened to five memory cards that were "missing" from a voting machine. In the end, the chair of the BOE says the cards in question were in storage and never used in the first place. Counting the votes went hand-in-hand with counting the hours. The race for Toledo's District Two council seat,...
  • Michigan voters back local tax measures at polls

    Michigan voters back local tax measures at polls

    Public transit and street taxes and a library funding measure are among the issues being decided by Michigan voters.
    Voters in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township have given their sound support to a public transit tax that is expected to raise nearly $4.4 million in annual funding.
  • Boehner to face college professor in US House bid

    Boehner to face college professor in US House bid

    House Speaker John Boehner has defeated two tea party challengers as he seeks his 13th term in Congress.
    House Speaker John Boehner will face a college professor this fall in his bid for a 13th term in Congress.
  • Ohio, Michigan voters head to the polls

    Ohio, Michigan voters head to the polls

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-05-06 18:47:03 GMT
    It's Election Day and voters are out at the polls. Governor John Kasich is running for re-election, and, while he's running in the Republican Primary unopposed, Democrat Ed Fitzgerald and Democrat Larry Ealy are fighting for the Democratic nomination. Several other statewide offices are also up for vote, including attorney general, state auditor, secretary of state, and treasurer of state, although most Democrat and Republican candidates are essentially running unopposed. Click here for a...
    It's Election Day and voters are out at the polls. Governor John Kasich is running for re-election, and, while he's running in the Republican Primary unopposed, Democrat Ed Fitzgerald and Democrat Larry Ealy are fighting for the Democratic nomination. Several other statewide offices are also up for vote, including attorney general, state auditor, secretary of state, and treasurer of state, although most Democrat and Republican candidates are essentially running unopposed. Click here for a...
  • Final day for early voting in Lucas County

    Final day for early voting in Lucas County

    Today is your final chance to cast an early ballot before the May election. In Lucas County the early voting center is open Saturday, May 3, from 8 am-noon. You can cast a ballot at:BTC Properties Building1946 13th St. Toledo, OH Election day is Tuesday, May 6th. Get connected to all of the candidates and issues on the ballot at www.13abc.com/yourvote
    Today is your final chance to cast an early ballot before the May election. In Lucas County the early voting center is open Saturday, May 3, from 8 am-noon. You can cast a ballot at:BTC Properties Building1946 13th St. Toledo, OH Election day is Tuesday, May 6th. Get connected to all of the candidates and issues on the ballot at www.13abc.com/yourvote
  • Lucas Co. BOE tests voting machines ahead of election Tuesday

    Lucas Co. BOE tests voting machines ahead of election Tuesday

    Friday, May 2 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-05-03 00:14:47 GMT
    The May primary election is just days away, and the Lucas County Boards of Elections is making sure they're ready. In Lucas County, board workers tested the voting machines Thursday to make sure everything goes smoothly for the election on Tuesday, May 6. Polls in Ohio will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. In Michigan, the hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    The May primary election is just days away, and the Lucas County Boards of Elections is making sure they're ready. In Lucas County, board workers tested the voting machines Thursday to make sure everything goes smoothly for the election on Tuesday, May 6. Polls in Ohio will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. In Michigan, the hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • 7.9 mill levy on Aug. ballot for Springfield schools

    7.9 mill levy on Aug. ballot for Springfield schools

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-05-01 02:13:00 GMT
    Some homeowners in the Springfield school district are not happy with the board of education's decision to put a levy on the August ballot."I would not vote for it," Jessie Geis, a local voter, said. "I feel there's a lot of waste here and I think they should tighten their belts like they tell us seniors to do."Wednesday, at a special meeting, the board approved putting a 7.9 mill permanent levy on the ballot.Each year it will generate around $5.5 million and cost the owner of a $100,000 home...
    Some homeowners in the Springfield school district are not happy with the board of education's decision to put a levy on the August ballot."I would not vote for it," Jessie Geis, a local voter, said. "I feel there's a lot of waste here and I think they should tighten their belts like they tell us seniors to do."Wednesday, at a special meeting, the board approved putting a 7.9 mill permanent levy on the ballot.Each year it will generate around $5.5 million and cost the owner of a $100,000 home...
  • Lucas Co. BOE faces tough questions from the state

    Lucas Co. BOE faces tough questions from the state

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-04-09 23:42:17 GMT
    For more than 7 hours Wednesday, the Lucas County Board of Elections was on the hot seat.  Staff and board members answering questions from a state committee trying to make sure the organization works better
    For more than 7 hours Wednesday, the Lucas County Board of Elections was on the hot seat.  Staff and board members were answering questions from a state committee trying to make sure the organization works better and most importantly holds fair and accurate elections.
  • Voter registration ending for May 6 election

    Voter registration ending for May 6 election

    Monday is the last day to register to vote in local Michigan elections on May 6.
    Monday is the last day to register to vote in local Michigan elections on May 6.
  • Local leaders back ballot proposal on business tax

    Local leaders back ballot proposal on business tax

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-03 15:02:25 GMT
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Local leaders are supporting a ballot proposal making sure town and city budgets aren't harmed when Michigan manufacturers and small businesses get a tax cut.    Dearborn Mayor Jack
    Local leaders are supporting a ballot proposal making sure town and city budgets aren't harmed when Michigan manufacturers and small businesses get a tax cut.
  • Springfield Board of Education withdraws levy from May ballot

    Springfield Board of Education withdraws levy from May ballot

    Thursday, March 20 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-03-20 12:43:03 GMT
    The Springfield School District Board of Education has decided to withdraw its levy request from the May Ballot. In a news release the district explained an intense review of the Springfield Local School
    The Springfield School District Board of Education has decided to withdraw its levy request from the May Ballot.
  • Now or never? Ohio pins hopes on GOP convention

    Now or never? Ohio pins hopes on GOP convention

    Sunday, March 16 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-03-16 21:01:00 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Ohio is looking to reassert its political clout by pressing forward with three bids to host the Republican National Convention, competing against fast-growing states that have newer
    hio is looking to reassert its political clout by pressing forward with three bids to host the Republican National Convention, competing against fast-growing states that have newer infrastructure and the more diverse electorate that the party is trying to attract.
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  • Report: FBI official used "poor judgment" in suit

    Report: FBI official used "poor judgment" in suit

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:50:06 GMT
    The Justice Department inspector general has criticized a former top FBI agent in Milwaukee for showing "extremely poor judgment" in response to a discrimination lawsuit against the agency.
    A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in appearing to try to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice...
  • Army knocks 2-star down to 1-star rank

    Army knocks 2-star down to 1-star rank

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:18:29 GMT
    The Army says it has forced a two-star general to retire as a one-star general after he was disciplined for failing to properly handle a sexual assault allegation in his command in Japan.
    The Army says it has forced a two-star general to retire as a one-star general after he was disciplined for failing to properly handle a sexual assault allegation in his command in Japan.
  • Prosecutor urges jury to convict Blackwater guards

    Prosecutor urges jury to convict Blackwater guards

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:59:19 GMT
    A prosecutor is urging a federal jury to convict four former Blackwater guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis.
    A prosecutor urged a federal jury on Wednesday to convict four former Blackwater guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis.
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  • MI Senate Candidate Gary Peters Campaigns on Primary Day

    MI Senate Candidate Gary Peters Campaigns on Primary Day

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-08-06 03:12:39 GMT
    BLOOMFIELD TWP, MI . - Dozens of supporters gather in a small room in Royal Oak Michigan to make phone calls, relay information and support Gary Peters - the man they want to see in the United States Senate. The election is still more than 90 days away, but for these supporters, every day counts. “This is really where the rubber hits the road,” said Gary Peters, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senator. “It's about the get-out-the-vote effort, which is critical.” Campaign ground work is nothing ...
    BLOOMFIELD TWP, MI . - Dozens of supporters gather in a small room in Royal Oak Michigan to make phone calls, relay information and support Gary Peters - the man they want to see in the United States Senate. The election is still more than 90 days away, but for these supporters, every day counts. “This is really where the rubber hits the road,” said Gary Peters, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senator. “It's about the get-out-the-vote effort, which is critical.” Campaign ground work is nothing ...
  • Ohio businessman discusses future of retail in D.C.

    Ohio businessman discusses future of retail in D.C.

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-08-05 23:33:40 GMT
    The future of retail. That is what brought business owner Jeffrey Erb to Washington D.C. At the end of July. He met with more than 100 other business owners during the Retail Advocates Summit.“Everybody's here from retail, so there's tons of networking opportunities, lots and lots and lots of things to learn,” Erb said.The retailers use the summit as a chance to hear from other business owners, learn about current legislation and its effects on small businesses, and find out how their small b...
    The future of retail. That is what brought business owner Jeffrey Erb to Washington D.C. At the end of July. He met with more than 100 other business owners during the Retail Advocates Summit.“Everybody's here from retail, so there's tons of networking opportunities, lots and lots and lots of things to learn,” Erb said.The retailers use the summit as a chance to hear from other business owners, learn about current legislation and its effects on small businesses, and find out how their small b...
  • Without Congress, Pres. Obama may act alone

    Without Congress, Pres. Obama may act alone

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:55:38 GMT
    The U.S. House of Representatives was supposed to begin its August recess Friday, however, many lawmakers are still working to pass a border security bill that provides funding to deal with the recent surge of undocumented immigrants in the country. The Senate, adjourned for the month of August, failed to pass a similar measure Thursday night, leaving the field wide open when it comes to the future of immigration in the U.S. The biggest challenge for Congress - overcoming a deep divide bet...
    The U.S. House of Representatives was supposed to begin its August recess Friday, however, many lawmakers are still working to pass a border security bill that provides funding to deal with the recent surge of undocumented immigrants in the country. The Senate, adjourned for the month of August, failed to pass a similar measure Thursday night, leaving the field wide open when it comes to the future of immigration in the U.S. The biggest challenge for Congress - overcoming a deep divide bet...