Ohio’s Issue 1 Handed Resounding Defeat as Voters Balk at Letting Drug Felons Bypass Prison

Maureen O'Conner

Issue 1 went down in flames Tuesday as Ohio voters overwhelmingly decided they didn’t want to change their state constitution in a way that binds the hands of judges in drug possession cases. With more than 90 percent of the precincts reporting, voters were crushing the ballot measure by a…

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Ohio Chief Justice Warns of ‘Catastrophic’ Effects if Voters Approve ‘Issue 1’ in November

Maureen O'Conner

Every Ohio voter will soon be targeted by a well-funded ad campaign, attempting to lure them into voting in favor of Issue 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot. Issue 1 attempts to tackle a complex problem, drug addiction, in which a growing number of Ohioans are in and out of…

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