Howard Wilkinson en Bill Clinton to headline Ohio Democratic dinner <p>The Ohio Democratic Party has landed former President Bill Clinton to be the featured speaker at its annual Legacy Dinner in June, just as the statewide campaigns are going into full swing.</p><p>The fundraising event will be on Friday, June 13 in Columbus. Party leaders are hoping the presence of Clinton will fire up the party faithful for a fall campaign where they have the daunting task of trying to win back all the statewide offices, from governor on down.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:37:17 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25500 at Bill Clinton to headline Ohio Democratic dinner Can Chabot be beaten? These two think so <p>Many believe that a Democratic candidate might as well try to climb Mount Everest with one arm tied behind his or her back&nbsp; than take on Rep. Steve Chabot in the heavily Republican 1<sup>st</sup> Congressional District.</p><p>But two local Democrats – Fred Kundrata of Pendleton and Jim Prues of North Avondale – are willing to strap on the gear and give it a shot.</p><p>Prues and Kundrata are vying for the Democratic nomination in the 1<sup>st</sup> District in the May 6 primary election.</p><p>Time was when taking on Chabot was not such a daunting task.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25331 at Can Chabot be beaten? These two think so Veteran Benefits Explored and Explained <p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25273 at Veteran Benefits Explored and Explained Judge Tracie Hunter going to trial in September <p>A trial date of September 8 was set this morning for Hamilton Juvenile Court judge Tracie Hunter, who faces nine criminal charges.<br /><br />Hunter's lawyer and the independent council chosen to prosecute her case met for 15 minutes this morning in the chambers of Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel.<br /><br />After closed-door session, Nadel announced from the bench that there would be a hearing on motions in Hunter's case on June 5t, followed by the Sept. 8 trial.<br /> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:14:56 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25207 at Judge Tracie Hunter going to trial in September Tracie Hunter's lawyer asks for a change of venue <p>The lawyer for indicted juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter has asked the judge in her case for a change of venue, saying he doesn't think Hunter can get a fair trial in Hamilton County.</p><p>Hunter's lawyer, Clyde Bennett II, told WVXU that he filed a change-of-venue affidavit with Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge Norbert Nadel. In it, Bennett says there has been so much adverse publicity in the Hunter case that he doesn't think it is probable to find jurors who haven't made up their minds.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:35:54 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25179 at