A newly-formed coalition of Cleveland-area organizations submitted a petition with 20,000 signatures to city hall Monday to put the Quicken Loans Arena deal on the ballot. The deal, which they are calling controversial, calls for the city to spend $88 million dollars to add a new glass atrium to Quick and Loans Arena. Members of the Greater Cleveland Coalition, […]

CLEVELAND – A $15/hour minimum wage in Cleveland is one step closer to possible action. Raise Up Cleveland, a group backed by the Service Employees International Union, turned in more than 5,000 signatures on petitions Monday to Cleveland Council Clerk Pat Britt. The goal of the petitions is to put an ordinance before City Council […]

A conservative Christian activist group has gained more than half a million signatures and counting from people pledging to boycott Target over its transgender bathroom policy. The petition started by the American Family Association on Wednesday raises concerns that Target’s inclusive stance on transgender rights encourages sexual predators and puts women and young girls in […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Ohio Ballot Board has certified the proposed constitutional amendment known as the “Medicinal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Amendment” as a single ballot issue. All that’s needed now is for petitioners to collect 305,591 signatures or 10% of the total vote cast for governor in 2014, in order to get the issue on the ballot. The […]

Backers of an effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio have the signatures needed to place their plan on the November ballot. Ohio’s Secretary of State John Husted announced Wednesday afternoon that petitioners gathered 44,185 more valid signatures since their deadline was extended earlier this month. They need less than 30,000. ResponsibleOhio secured a total of 320,267 valid […]

(WOIO) – The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has completed its review of petition signatures submitted by East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton on Wednesday. The board has verified that the petitioners have reached or exceeded the minimum required number of 559 valid signatures. Of the 1,613 signatures submitted, 827 (51 percent) were certified as valid. According to Pat McDonald, director of […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –On Monday, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections received a recall petition from the City of Cleveland Clerk of Council for Mayor Frank Jackson. This petition was comprised of individual signature sheets, referred to as part petitions. CCBOE staff reviewed the sufficiency and validity of these petitions, and of the 12,887 signatures submitted, only […]

EAST CLEVELAND — Backers of an effort to recall Mayor Gary Norton have fallen short of the needed number of signatures to get the recall on the ballot. They submitted 728 signatures on petitions but 298 were tossed out for a variety of reasons that made either petitions and/or signatures invalid. 559 valid signatures were […]

The saying is, “As goes Ohio, so goes the election.” The Buckeye State has proven to be a critical swing state in recent elections. Now, Ohio is one of many states with major activity around the issue of voter ID laws. There is currently a petition in the state to create a ”Voters Bill of Rights” […]