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Ohio's Top Political Stories Of 2018

Lieutenant governor-elect Jon Husted and governor-elect Mike DeWine celebrate at the Ohio Republican Party event, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.
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Lieutenant governor-elect Jon Husted and governor-elect Mike DeWine celebrate at the Ohio Republican Party event, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss their picks for the top political stories of 2018.

Listen to Snollygoster on the WOSU Public Media mobile app, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. And make sure to leave a rating and review!

In this week's episode:
Thrilla In Vanilla

The race for governor between Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray was a sleepy competition with two wonky yet competent candidates that ended up as the most expensive in the state's history.

Here's Johnny

John Kasich's media tour was consistent in 2018 with countless appearances on cable news shows. Though a potential presidential run isn't off the table, it is seeming more likely that Kasich will head to TV for his next gig.

Medical Marijuana Growing Pains

Weed consumption for medicinal purposes is technically legal in Ohio, but getting the program up and running has been fraught with controversies and red tape leading to delays. However, the first legal batch could be available in January.

To send us comments or to nominate your candidate for Snollygoster of the Week, email us at snollygoster@wosu.org.

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.
Mike Thompson spends much of his time correcting people who mispronounce the name of his hometown – Worcester, Massachusetts. Mike studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University when he was not running in circles – as a distance runner on the SU track team.
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