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Johnson announces run for Ohio's 70th District

Steve Johnson, a Democrat, announced he will run for Ohio's 70th House District next fall.

Open enrollment for 2018 ACA health insurance ends Dec. 15

Open enrollment for the 2018 Affordable Care Act is currently under way.

Farm Bureau to host Issue 2 debate

Spokesmen from both sides of state Issue 2, the highly publicized drug price ballot issue, will present their arguments for and against the measure on this weekend's Town Hall Ohio.

Voters to decide 2 statewide initiatives in general election

Ohio voters will return to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to decide a number of issues and a pair of statewide initiatives.

Harbaugh war chest grows

Ken Harbaugh, running to represent Ohio's 7th Congressional District, posted strong fundraising results for the third quarter of 2017.

AFL-CIO unanimously voted to endorse Sen. Sherrod Brown

The executive board of the Ohio AFL-CIO announced that it has unanimously voted to endorse Sen. Sherrod Brown as he seeks re-election in 2018.

Harbaugh receives endorsement

The political action committee announced that the Foreign Policy for America Action Network has endorsed Ken Harbaugh, candidate for Congress in Ohio's 7th District.

Absentee voting open through Nov. 6

Absentee voting began on Wednesday, Oct. 11 for the Nov. 7 general election and will be open through Nov. 6.

Voter registration deadline looms

Tuesday, Oct. 10 is the deadline to register to vote or change one's name or address for the Nov. 7 general election.

Local Dems to host Hoedown at Harvest Ridge

The Holmes County Democratic Party has coordinated a family-friendly event at the Holmes County Fairgrounds at Harvest Ridge to benefit Friends of Sherrod Brown.

Gibbs received Freedom Fighter Award

In recognition of his 92-percent rating from FreedomWorks, a grassroots advocacy group that promotes free markets and individual liberty, Congressman Bob Gibbs received the Freedom Fighter Award.

NAM awards Gibbs for supporting manufacturing

The National Association of Manufacturers and Ike Tripp of Etna Products presented Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-OH-07, the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted in the congressman's office on Capitol Hill during the NAM's Manufacturing Summit.

Congressional candidate Ken Harbaugh off to a strong start

Ken Harbaugh, running to represent Ohio's 7th Congressional District, announced strong early fundraising results for the second quarter of 2017.

Water infrastructure is a bipartisan effort

Republican Bob Gibbs represents Ohio's 7th Congressional District and is the former chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment. He writes this column to praise the president on some bipartisan reforms that passed the House nearly unanimously.

Harbaugh ends launch week in Holmes and Tuscarawas counties

After an eight-day launch week with 30 scheduled events, Ken Harbaugh made a stop in Holmes County before heading to Tuscarawas County where he spoke to several dozen residents at an event hosted by the Tuscarawas County Democratic Party.

VoteVets endorses Harbaugh for Congress

The largest progressive veterans group in America, VoteVets PAC, is endorsing Ken Harbaugh for Congress in Ohio's 7th District.

Ken Harbaugh to challenge Gibbs in 2018

Navy veteran Ken Harbaugh announced his campaign to represent Ohio's 7th Congressional District in Congress.

Salt Creek precinct polling location has changed

The Saltcreek Township precinct polling location has been moved to the new Saltcreek Township building.

Holmes County Republican Party to hold candidate forum

The Holmes County Republican Party invites the public to attend a candidate forum for the County Municipal Court judge race to be voted at the Spring Primary.

Senators discussing ways to stabilize taxes on farm land

Over the last few years farmers have seen drastic increases to agricultural land taxes. That's why representatives from around Ohio are sponsoring a new bill: SB 36.

Absentee voting under way in Holmes County

Absentee voting is under way for the May 2, 2017 Primary Election for the Republican nomination for judge of the Municipal Court along with some other local issues.

Girls State approaching with 2 local girls attending

Reagan Welsh and Madison Ziegler, West Holmes seniors-to-be, will participate in the 71st annual session of Buckeye Girls State at the University of Mount Union.

Dems fundraiser exceeds organizers’ expectations

A recent chili supper held by the Holmes County Democratic Party raised $1,700. Ken Harbaugh, a candidate for the United States House of Representatives for Ohio's 7th District, was guest speaker at the event.

Gibbs issues statement on Trumpís coal executive order

After President Trump signed the executive order rescinding the Clean Power Plan, Congressman Bob Gibbs expressed his support.

Area pastors meet with Gibbs in D.C.

Area pastors met with Congressman Bob Gibbs in Washington, D.C. about health care.

SUPERB challenges Ohio to invest $891 million in technical training

SUPERB President John Miller testified at the statehouse before the Ohio House of Representatives Agriculture and Rural Development subcommittee on the importance of technical training.

$7.8 billion investment in Ohio’s job-sustaining highway system

The Ohio Senate passed legislation investing $7.8 billion to fund the construction and maintenance of the state's transportation system. The bill also enhances safety, promotes commerce and puts tens of thousands of Ohioans to work.

Chili supper fundraiser to benefit Sen. Sherrod Brown for re-election

A community meal and silent auction are being planned by the Holmes County Democratic Party as a way to support Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown at the Darb Snyder Senior Center in Millersburg.

Voter registration deadline nears

Monday, April 3 is the deadline to register to vote or change your name or address for the May 2 Primary Election.

State of the State ticket lottery open until March 24

Gov. John R. Kasich invites Ohioans interested in attending the 2017 State of the State address to submit their names online.

Peaceful rally draws crowd in downtown Millersburg

Well over 100 people from all walks of life and political backgrounds gathered in downtown Millersburg to show their growing concern over current political issues. The primary organizers of the event were three local women: Graciela Estill, Denice Hazlett and Greta Monter.


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