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Wednesday afternoon, visiting Judge James Brogan ruled in favor of Hardesty saying the complainants didn't prove she was not a resident according to the Lima City Charter. The judge’s ruling could be appealed to a higher court if the complainants wish to do so. Before the primary election, Alice Donahue and Bart Mills filed a civil lawsuit against Hardesty and the Allen County Board of Elections saying the board abused their power when they voted to uphold her residency, in turn allowing her to run for mayor.

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Before the primary election, Alice Donahue and Bart Mills filed a civil lawsuit against Hardesty and the Allen County Board of Elections saying the board abused their power when they voted to uphold her residency, in turn allowing her to run for mayor. Donahue and Mills contend that Hardesty was living in Texas until October of 2020. But Hardesty has always said that Lima was her home and just worked outside of Ohio.

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A complaint and notice of appeal was filed earlier this month by Lima Resident Alice Donahue to Allen County Common Pleas Court against Elizabeth Hardesty, all members of the board of elections, its director, and the City of Lima. However, a motion was submitted to remove the City of Lima from the lawsuit. That motion has since been granted.

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The delay is so more time can be spent on fixing any inaccuracies in the data. Ohio filed a lawsuit that claims the delay will undermine the state's process of redrawing congressional and legislative districts. The agency had pushed the date back to September 30th. The lawsuit filed by Ohio asks a federal judge to restore the March 31st deadline for the Census Bureau to turn over 2020 census figures used for redrawing districts.

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The complaint filed Tuesday against Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose outlines what Democrats see as an urgent need to expand the number of secure voter drop boxes in Ohio's 88 counties. The lawsuit comes two weeks after LaRose issued a directive prohibiting county election boards from installing drop boxes anywhere but an election board. Increasing the number of such boxes has been promoted as a way to ease absentee voting during the coronavirus.

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A federal lawsuit has been filed against the now former state health director Dr. Amy Acton, saying that canceling music festivals is impeding on peoples First Amendment rights. 

Organizers for the Country Fest and the Bellwether Music Festival in Ohio, both set for August 6-8, filed the lawsuit against Acton and the local health departments where the concerts would take place.

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Congressman Jim Jordan has been very busy over the last week. On November 8th, Jordan was officially added onto the House Intelligence Committee to be part of the public portion of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. A hearing with that committee is set for later this week.

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A former professional referee has filed a federal lawsuit against Jim Jordan for shrugging off his claims that a former OSU doctor was masturbating while standing in the shower with the wrestling team 25 years ago. Your Hometown Stations' Stuart Hall explains what this means and what the congressman's office is saying.

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A federal lawsuit has been filed against Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey. The civil suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Toledo, by former Mercer County resident Jeff Rasawehr. The suit alleges that his civil rights of free speech and freedom from unreasonable search and seizure were violated. Both connected to his arrest in 2016 on multiple counts, filed by authorities in Mercer County.