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The November election keeps playing out in the Ohio House
Select committee hears two hours of testimony on who should represent the 98th Ohio House District
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
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A select committee of the Ohio House expects to take another week before voting on who should represent the Statehouse district that includes all of Tuscarawas County and most of Holmes.

Just eight votes from last November’s election separate the presumptive winner – Republican Al Landis – from the loser – Democrat Josh O’Farrell. But O’Farrell is challenging provisional ballots that the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections threw out when it certified the results in December.

That’s led to the decision being turned over to the Ohio House for the first time in more than 100 years.

 The special House committee that heard more than two hours of testimony this morning is made up of five Republicans and four Democrats. They include northeastern Ohioans Kathleen Clyde of Kent and Mike Dovilla of Berea, who himself narrowly won the November election.  

After the committee votes, the full House – dominated by Republicans – will schedule a vote. 

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