Today is election day.
Good morning. Here's what you need to know for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015:
Today is election day.
So, if you haven’t yet thought about where you stand on the issues, now would be a good, and also the last, time to start. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of what’ll be on the ballot in Athens:
Issue 1: If passed, this amendment would make it harder for the dominant party in the Ohio to tailor legislative districts to favor itself.
Issue 2: This measure is aimed at bringing attention to any amendment that would create a state-sponsored monopoly. Some believe the measure mostly aims to sway voters away from a ‘yes’ on Issue 3.
Issue 3: If passed, pot would be legal in Ohio for medical and recreational use, though it would give the power to produce that marijuana to relatively few people, which some are calling a monopoly.
The Post’s editorial board has decided where it stands on the issues, and you can find those stances here. Additionally, now is a good time to remind you that the Athens County Board of Elections houses its own pet cat, named Pumpkin.
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You won’t have to fight the rain to make it to the polls: mostly sunny today. High of 73. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)
OUPD received a report of voyeurism during the weekend. (The Post)
There are new developments in the lawsuit a former OU athlete filed against the university. (The Post)
An OU student was cited for underage drinking two days in a row last week. (The Post)
Scores & Game Times
Ohio football is on T.V. tomorrow night. The Bobcats will take on the Bowling Green Falcons at 8:00 p.m. Catch the game on ESPN2.
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President Obama yesterday announced an order to reduce discrimination against ex-convicts in federal agencies’ hiring processes. (NBC)
A drunk Nebraska woman was bitten by a tiger after breaking into a zoo Sunday.(NBC)
For more global news, check out The New York Times' daily briefing.
Athens Bar Specials
Pawpurr’s Bar: Half-off drinks from 8-9 p.m.
The Pub: $1.50 domestic pints. $2.50 Long Islands
Red Brick Tavern: $1 well drinks and domestics from 6-9 p.m.
Courtside Pizza: $2 Margaritas, $1 off all tequila shots from 4-9 p.m.