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For over a century Ohio was considered nationally as a vital leading swing state in presidential elections and targeted and invested in by both Democrats and Republicans, especially in highly competitive elections.

In the 2004 presidential election, Ohio was the most-contested state in the United States. Candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry visited Ohio on 41 occasions, investing tens of millions of dollars to win the state’s 20 electoral votes. In 2008, Barack Obama and John McCain visited Ohio 50 times, investing nearly $50 million in advertising. It was both financially beneficial for Ohio to serve as a pivotal swing state and to preserve its nationally respected bellwether image.

But, in this past decade, Ohio lost its important bellwether swing state representation when Donald Trump attained an 8-point win in both 2016 and 2020. In turn, Ohio’s legislature and political body has been plagued with numerous bribery scandals together with a political stance curve rivaling both Texas and Florida as one of the most conservative states in the nation.

Please help Ohio regain its importance to the United States as a vital swing state.

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In 2019, GateHouse Media of Perinton, New York purchesed Gannett Co.of Tysons, Virginia for approximately $1.4 billion. The combined company owns and operates 260 daily papers in the U.S. and over 300 weeklies.

In Ohio, the merger encompassed Chillicothe Gazette, Coshocton Tribune, Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Loudonville Times, Mansfield News-Journal, Marion Star, Newark Advocate, Port Clinton News Herald, and Zanesville Times Recorder with the local ThisWeek papers, the Alliance Review, Ashland Times-Gazette, Canton Repository, The Daily Jeffersonian, Kent Record-Courier, Massillon Independent, Minerva News Leader, New Philadelphia Times-Reporter, Wooster Daily Record, and Akron Beacon Journal.

The Odgen Newspaper company of Wheeling, West Virginia owns the The Findlay Courier,  Fostoria Review-Times, Steubenville Herald-Star, Marietta Times, Martins Ferry Times Leader, Libson News Herald, Lorain Journal, Norwalk Reflector, East Liverpool Review, Salem News, Sandusky Register, Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune, Warren Tribune Chronicle, and Youngstown Vindicator

The Plain Dealer and are owned by Advance Publications of New York and are the company’s only Ohio newspapers.

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