2011, wow what a memorable year. There were so many stories, around the tri-state area, that will be remembered. From court cases to election issues, we can all agree that when we look back this year, we will remember these stories.
Tracie Hunter Vs. John Williams – Hamilton County Ohio spent an entire year without an elected juvenile court court judge. In last years election, John Williams edged Tracie Hunter by a mere 23 votes. Hunter took her recount to court, where U.S. District Court Judge Susan Dlott ordered the board of elections to count the provisional ballots.
Cincinnati City Council has an African-American majority – History was made this election day as Wendell Young, Yvette Simpson, Christopher Smitherman, Charlie Winburn, and Cecil Thomas were elected into city council. This is the first time that city council has an African-American majority.
Ohio Senate Bill 5 – The state-wide issue, that got national attention, created a firestorm of debate. Intended to limit collective bargaining for public employees, protesters of the law gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot. The issue was turned down, on election day, and the law was repealed.
What stories will you remember from 2011? Let us know your thoughts by posting your comments below.
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