M.L. Schultze

  Ohio’s congressional map – as it is currently drawn – has made things easier for Republicans – easier still for incumbent Republicans. But three of those incumbent Republicans are facing challenges from the right in this month’s primary. And as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports for Ohio Public Radio -- Donald Trump, turnout and the tea party are likely play a role in each race.

State GOP officials launched their public ‘Stop Trump’ effort in earnest today, even as Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic crowd at a rally in Columbus. 

Youngstown’s mayor and the former Mahoning County commissioner have pleaded guilty to charges in a decade-long corruption scandal. But, as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports for Ohio Public Radio, the plea deal reached today will allow the mayor to run for re-election next year.


Even with the focus on Super Tuesday next week, Democratic candidates are starting to look further ahead – to the often-crucial state of Ohio and its March 15 primary. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on Bernie Sanders’ visit to northeast Ohio today (Thursday) , where he spoke in soaring terms of a commitment to the poor and middle class – and disparagingly of the state of American politics.

Two new polls of Ohio voters show a virtual tie in a head-to-head matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – and a lot of voters who don’t like either one. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze takes a closer look at the polls, which have one significant difference.

Donald Trump narrowly leads Gov. John Kasich among Republicans in two polls released this week of Ohio’s voters. But polling also shows both Democrats and Republicans looking for a more moderate tone in D.C.

A pair of polls released today (Wednesday) shows Ohio’s U.S. Senate race is a dead heat – if Ted Strickland wins the Democratic nomination in less than three weeks. 

David James, the head of Akron’s public schools, gave his annual update today on the state of the school district – and public education in Ohio. After his speech to nearly 400 people at the Akron Press Club,  WKSU’s M.L. Schultze talked with James about some of the key issues.

Ohio’s primary is now  three weeks away and a new poll shows Donald Trump is leading the race even in Gov. John Kasich’s home state. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from the latest Quinnipiac Poll.

  The latest Quinnipiac poll of Ohio voters shows not even Gov. John Kasich can top Donald Trump among Republicans here, and Hillary Clinton has a big advantage over Bernie Sanders. For Ohio Public Radio,WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the results released this morning.