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GOP Wins Tight Ohio House Race

Democrats have lost a tight Ohio House race in Cuyahoga County, narrowing the minority party's chances of controlling 40 seats in the next legislative session.By hitting the 40-seat mark, Democrats could block the GOP majority from more easily placing ballot issues before voters. A recount completed Thursday shows Republican incumbent Mike Dovilla beat Democratic challenger Matt Patten. Democrats picked up a seat in Columbiana County, giving them 39 seats to Republicans' 59. The recount in the contest between Republican Al Landis and Democrat Joshua O'Farrell is expected to be completed today.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.