NH residents cast first Election Day votes
(FROM DAYTON DAILY NEWS) DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. — Residents of two tiny villages in northern New Hampshire headed to the polls at midnight, casting the first Election Day votes in the nation.
After 43 seconds of voting, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney each had 5 votes in Dixville Notch.
In Hart’s Location, Obama had won with 23 votes, Romney received 9 and Libertarian Gary Johnson received 1 vote. Thirty-three votes were cast in 5 minutes, 42 seconds.
The towns have been enjoying their first-vote status since 1948 and it’s a matter of pride to get everyone to the polls.
WEEC WILL HAVE ELECTION COVERAGE TUESDAY NIGHT NOVEMBER 6TH TO KEEP YOU INFORMED. BE LISTENING STARTING AT 7:30PM FOR ELECTION COVERAGE WITH ANCHOR KEVIN LANTZ, WE’LL HAVE INFORMATION YOU NEED BUT GIVE YOU THE PROGRAMMING YOU WANT TO HEAR ON WEEC TUESDAY NIGHT.
Families of fatal crash victims speak out
Families of three Bellbrook High School students killed in an accident on Wagner Road early Sunday morning said the six teens in the pickup truck were on their way back from picking up one of the teens from a party.
According to the families of the victims, after picking up Julianna Hawk, 14, from the party, the six teens were in a Dodge pickup truck traveling on Wagner Road near Oleva Drive when the truck crashed into a tree. Three of the six teens: Sophie Kerrigan, 17, Skylar Kooken, 16, and Hawk were killed in the accident.
The other Sugarcreek Township residents: Ryan Whitaker, 17, Zachery Morgan, 18, and Allison Magill, 17, were taken to area hospitals to be treated for their injuries. Whitaker has been released from the hospital, according to police. Morgan is still in the hospital and in stable condition. Magill is in serious condition.
All of the girls were riding inside the extended cab of the pickup truck. The force of the collision uprooted the full-grown tree and buckled and mangled the truck. No charges have been filed as a result of the accident. Sugarcreek Twp. police said Monday they do not believe drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash.
Issue 2 could change the balance of power in Ohio
Understanding the plan: Issue 2 would create the Ohio Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission, a new panel of 12 members chosen by lot from a candidate pool winnowed by appellate court judges and party officials.
Any Ohioan who has voted in two of the previous three even-year general elections could apply to serve on the commission, provided they or an immediate family member have not been elected to federal or state office, worked for lawmakers or state officials or been a paid lobbyist. Applicants could not have made monetary contributions greater than $5,000 per two years to political campaigns or parties in the past five years.
Local officials such as city councilmen and mayors would be eligible. Jim Slagle, an attorney for the Campaign for Accountable Redistricting, said those officials would likely be cut during the selection process that grants party leaders the opportunity to eliminate candidates.
The commission would meet in public to draft and review publicly submitted plans according to the four criteria from last year’s citizen challenge by the Ohio Campaign for Accountable Redistricting
WEEC SPORTS – TUESDAY 11-6-12:
NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: NEW ORLEANS 28 PHILADELPHIA 13.
SUNDAY 1PM: N.Y. GIANTS AT CINCINNATI, BROWNS ARE ON THEIR BYE WEEK.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OHIO STATE NO. 5 THIS WEEK IN THE AP TOP 25 POLL, ON THEIR BYE WEEK, BEFORE A ROAD GAME AT WISCONSIN, THEN THE SEASON FINALE VS. MICHIGAN IN COLUMBUS!
NBA: CLEVELAND 108 L.A. CLIPPERS 101, SAN ANTONIO 101 INDIANA 79.
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL FRIDAY NIGHT 7PM: #4 OHIO STATE VS. MARQUETTE AT THE CARRIER CLASSIC ON THE USS YORKTOWN!
NASCAR’S SPRINT CUP RACE WON BY JIMMIE JOHNSON SUNDAY AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, AND JOHNSON WITH A 7 POINT LEAD IN THE STANDINGS IN THE CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM!
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REGIONAL SEMIFINAL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: FRIDAY NIGHT 7:30PM: WINTON WOODS VS. TROTWOOD-MADISON AT TRENTON EDGEWOOD, COLUMBUS HARTLEY VS. RICHWOOD NORTH UNION AT OHIO WESLEYAN, CLINTON-MASSIE VS. BATAVIA AT KINGS STADIUM, MILTON-UNION VS. NORWOOD AT KETTERING FAIRMONT, MINSTER VS. MARION LOCAL AT PIQUA.
SATURDAY’S GAMES AT 7PM INCLUDE: HILLIARD DARBY VS. PICKERINGTON NORTH AT GAHANNA, HILLIARD DAVIDSON VS. LEWIS CENTER OLENTANGY AT UPPER ARLINGTON, THURGOOD MARSHALL VS. GALLIA ACADEMY AT WESTERN BROWN, SHAWNEE VS. THE PLAINS ATHENS AT HAMILTON TOWNSHIP ALUMNI FIELD, SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY VS. COVINGTON AT CENTERVILLE, AND COLDWATER VS. WEST LIBERTY-SALEM AT PIQUA, SAYS OHSAA.ORG. THANKS TO TIM STRIED AND THE OHSAA MEDIA STAFF FOR DOING A GREAT JOB, INCLUDING THE CROSS COUNTRY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT HEBRON, OHIO LAST WEEKEND!