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Ohio's Governor says he remains opposed to  legalizing recreational marijuana use. 

A clear majority of people living outside the U.S. do not trust President Trump to do the right thing in world affairs, with fewer than one-third expressing confidence in him — an opinion also reflected in attitudes toward America generally, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.

However, the metrics have improved somewhat for the president since a similar survey two years ago, increasing to 29% expressing confidence from 22%.

On this election day, two Democratic state lawmakers announced they’re introducing a bill to make future general election days paid state holidays for all Ohio workers.

The percentage of Americans who favor stricter gun laws is on the rise, though significant partisan divisions persist. A Pew Research Center survey conducted in September found that 60% of Americans say gun laws should be tougher, up from 57% last year and 52% in 2017.

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A battle is brewing over payday lending in Ohio. 

The state has scheduled a December 1 clemency hearing for the first inmate scheduled for execution next year with a new lethal injection cocktail.

A new study by the Pew Research Center shows the population of the middle class in the Columbus metro area fell nearly 7 percent from 2000 and 2014, to less than 52-percent.

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Young Ohioans are expected to play a key role in Tuesday's elections and in future public policy.