CLEVELAND - Mercer County is one of three counties asking the state for permission to continue counting ballots at one central location instead of at the precincts - a new requirement for the November presidential election.
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat who has made election reform a priority, has asked that all counties have their paper ballots counted at the precincts and not at a central site. [More]
Celina City Schools should be in line to get an offer from the state this year for a school construction or renovation project.
The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSCF) reported the state will fund 44 percent of any project leaving the community with 56 percent. The state allows one year from its offer for the school to raise the local money, most typically through a levy. [More]