four-vote margin has triggered an automatic recount in the race for Athens County Common Pleas Court judge. Athens Law Director Pat Lang holds the lead over local
lawyer Todd Grace in the Democratic primary, and the recount is scheduled for June 2.
State Rep. Debbie Phillips is concerned
that Ohio may move toward becoming a so-called right-to-work state, and
is further concerned that the two candidates who ran in the GOP primary
to oppose her in November said during a recent forum that they would
By 18 votes, Athens Law Director Pat Lang narrowly defeated local lawyer Todd Grace in the race for the Democratic Party nomination for Athens County Common Pleas judge, according to unofficial results Tuesday evening.
The candidates squaring off in the Republican primary May 6 for the chance to face state Rep. Debbie Phillips in November seem to display much greater difference in physical appearance than they do on any policy issues.
Before getting the shot to try to
unseat U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, from Ohio's 6th Congressional
district seat, Democrats will first have a primary battle for the
opportunity in May, and national Republicans are already crowing about
state Sen. Lou Gentile has announced he will not seek a seat in U.S. Congress
to represent Ohio's 6th district, Scott Wharton, a Fairfield County farmer and
Ohio University graduate, has announced his bid for Ohio's 15th.