well, no surprises here. of course the anti-monopoly amendment passed and the marijuana monopoly (legalization) lost. there was no way the upstanding , churchgoing , beer-guzzling citizens of ohio were going to usher in the 21st century to THEIR medieval state. clever doublespeak, repubs.
although on a bright note for this county, it looks like the levy for parks and trails may have just squeaked by, by a narrow margin, not sure yet. the other two levies, for infrastructure and public health programs, appear to have done quite well, surprisingly. but i guess maintenance of parks and trails, badly in need of funding, is not as big a priority in this post-industrial wasteland, where parks are built as an afterthought over toxic waste dumps and working quarries, destroying rare prehistoric fossils and evidence of evolution. at least they finally figured out building housing and industrial complexes on essential wetland habitats was not such a great idea.
as for candidates, of course the status quo will be maintained. boring business as usual. there were only a few i could even justify voting for. this is how ‘democracy’ drones on in middle america.
but we did our voting duty, and got our stickers! at least the beers i guzzled afterwards were decent microbrews. i will hand it to ohio–they do have many fine craft beers on tap here, to help me forget where we’re stuck for now.