The Observer

Record cold stuns city; Anti-abortion bill makes reappearance in Ohio House

Julia Bianco, News Editor

February 20, 2015

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Record cold stuns city Tuesday morning saw the third day in a row for Cleveland, with record temperatures falling to eight degrees. Sunday’s five below zero and Monday’s negative 12 below zero also set records for the city. The weekend ...

Couldn’t beat the odds

Couldn’t beat the odds

Mark Patteson, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2015

When Michael Wager decided to run as the Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives in the 2014 midterm elections, he thought that he had a serious chance to win. He described Ohio’s 14th district as the least gerrymandered and most competitive in the country. His Republican opponent, Dave...

Letter to the editor

Bryn Mota

November 14, 2014

To the editor: I applaud Kassie Stewart’s advocacy of healthy lifestyles for Case Western Reserve University students and, ultimately, alumni who experience the benefits of fitness while enrolled here. Unfortunately, her column last week, "Finance over fitness," suggests solutions unlikely to a...

A vote of no confidence for voter turnout

Kassie Stewart

November 14, 2014

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Ohio’s election turnout may be the lowest in state’s history

Julia Bianco, News Editor

November 14, 2014

Preliminary numbers show that Ohio’s voter turnout in the Nov. 4 midterm elections may be the state’s lowest ever, with only 3.15 million votes reported statewide, around 36.2 percent of eligible voters. The big draw in this election was the gubernatorial race, between incumbent Republican John...

Cleveland voters say no to traffic cameras

Cleveland voters say no to traffic cameras

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2014

The voters of Cleveland have spoken: they want the traffic cameras removed. With drivers frequently complaining about the inaccuracy of the cameras, 77 percent of Cleveland voters voted yes on Issue 35 at the Nov. 4 midterm election, meaning that Cleveland will remove all traffic cameras, effective...

Obamacare in our backyard

Obamacare in our backyard

Anastazia Vanisko, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2014

When the government passed Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, everyone knew it would bring change, but it wasn’t easy to say exactly how. One of its goals is to provide Americans with affordable and quality health insurance, but how is that taking shape in Cleveland? For The Free Clinic of Greater...

Ohio’s early voting period shortened

Ohio’s early voting period shortened

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014

Democrats and Republicans are clashing over a recent Supreme Court of Ohio ruling which shortened the early voting period for this year’s midterm election by seven days. In the past, voters have always had the opportunity to go to the polls more than a month prior to the early Nov. election. This...

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