The Ohio Debate Commission hosted a forum with Ohio Supreme Court candidates on October 9, 2020. Below is video of the event featuring Ohio Supreme Court justice Sharon Kennedy and challenger, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judge, John O'Donnell along with Ohio Tenth District Court of Appeals judge Jennifer Brunner and incumbent justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Judi French.
Additional Election Coverage
November 3rd
Thousands of ballots cast leading up to election day
By Sydney Albert
Total tallies for early voting have shattered records from previous presidential elections, officials say.
By the close of polls on Monday, the final day for in-person early voting, 30,582 people had voted either by mail or in person in both Mercer and Auglaize counties. [More]
October 30th
Election officials say local voter turnout nearing 50%
By Daily Standard Staff
With just a few days to go until Election Day, turnout among registered voters in Mercer and Auglaize counties is nearing 50%, elections officials said.
The Mercer County early [More]
October 29th
By William Kincaid
South Central Mercer Fire District officials are asking voters to approve a 2.5-mill replacement levy to fund fire protection operations.
The five-year levy, if approved, would increase the amount collected annually by the current levy from $326,900 to $332,160, according to the Mercer County Auditor' Office. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $87.50 annually. [More]
October 28th
By Sydney Albert
GERMAN TOWNSHIP - Officials say a 2.5-mill continuing replacement levy up for vote is integral to covering the cost of fire and emergency medical services for the township.
Voters will decide whether to replace a 1.5-mill continuing levy, first approved in 2013, with a 2.5-mill continuing levy. According to county auditor Janet Schuler, the old levy collects an estimated $37,287 per year. The replacement levy would collect $76,244, costing the owner of a $100,000 home about $87.50 per year. [More]
October 26th
By Leslie Gartrell
U.S. 8th District Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, faces Democratic challenger Dr. Vanessa Enoch and write-in independent candidate Isaac Reed in the November general election.

Warren Davidson
Davidson, a Republican, represents the 8th District and says it's been a humbling experience. [More]
October 24th
By Leslie Gartrell
Democrat Shannon Freshour and Libertarian Steve Perkins are challenging incumbent 4th District U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, in the Nov. 3 general election.

Shannon Freshour
Freshour is a native of the 4th District and knows the difficulties local families face. [More]
October 22nd
By Tom Millhouse
Incumbent state Rep. Craig Riedel, R-Defiance, will face off against Democrat write-in candidate Elecia Wobler, D-Haviland, for the Ohio House of Representatives 82nd district in the Nov. 3 general election.
The district includes all of Defiance, Paulding and Van Wert counties and the northwest portion of Auglaize County, including St. Marys and Wapakoneta. The term is for two years. [More]
October 17th
Voters face levy issues on Nov. 3
By Leslie Gartrell
FORT RECOVERY - Fort Recovery voters will be asked to renew an operating levy on Nov. 3.
The five-year, 2.5-mill levy has been in place and renewed for more than 26 years, said village administrator Randy Diller. It brings in roughly $60,000 a year and is set to expire in 2021. [More]
Voters face levy issues on Nov. 3
By Tom Millhouse
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Franklin Township voters will decide the fate of a five-year, 1.5-mill renewal levy with an increase of 0.1 mill for fire protection on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.
The levy would generate $122,400 per year. The owner of a $100,000 home would pay $56 annually. [More]
October 16th
By William Kincaid
CELINA -Long-serving Mercer County commissioner Jerry Laffin, Coldwater, will face off against Don Holtvoigt, Celina, in the Nov. 3 general election.
The board of county commissioners is made up of three seats. Holtvoigt is challenging Laffin for the seat with a term beginning Jan. 2. Commissioners are the county's primary taxing, appropriating and contracting authority. [More]
October 15th
Multiple levy issues on November ballots
By Sydney Albert
An operating levy benefiting the Auglaize County Council on Aging is on the ballot for renewal this election, and officials say it's necessary to keep basic services funded.
The five-year, 1-mill levy has been on the books since 1990 and has come up for renewal once again, according to council director Robert Warren. The levy would continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $23.22 annually. [More]
Multiple levy issues on November ballots
By Leslie Gartrell
ROCKFORD - Parkway school district voters will help decide the fate of a renewal of the five-year, 0.7-mill permanent improvement levy proposed by Vantage Career Center that would continue to generate about $700,000 annually.
If renewed, the levy [More]
October 9th
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Celina City Schools District voters will be asked to renew an operating levy that superintendent Ken Schmiesing says is one of the district's crucial revenue sources.
The five-year operating levy generates $4.9 million annually and brings in roughly 15% of the district's total general fund revenue, Schmiesing noted. [More]
October 7th
By William Kincaid
CELINA - More than 12,000 absentee ballots were mailed to voters in Mercer and Auglaize counties on Tuesday, more than the total number of mail-in absentee ballots cast in the 2016 presidential election.
"I think that Mercer County always has a pretty high participation, but I think this (election) is going to be more than any in the past," Mercer County Board of Elections Director Deb Sneddon said. [More]
Jordan forecasts doom if Dems win, Freshour talks about issues
By Leslie Gartrell
ST. MARYS - Incumbent 4th District U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, faced off against challenger Democratic candidate Shannon Freshour during a debate on Tuesday at the Eagles Lodge.
Freshour, 45, Marysville, opened the debate by laying out her history as a 4th District native who was raised by a single mother on welfare. [More]
October 6th
By William Kincaid
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, will face off against Nick Rubando, D-Bowling Green, for the 5th Congressional District.
The 5th District includes Celina, Mendon and Rockford in Mercer County, as well as sections of Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot counties. [More]