The Columbus Metropolitan Library serves 21 locations in Franklin County, and its operations center in Gahanna serves as a hub for the movement of all the materials that move through the system. We sneak behind the scenes after dark to find out just exactly how the books get onto the shelf.
Ron Paul Tops Ohio GOP Straw Poll
Ron Paul won Ohio’s first Republican presidential straw poll.
The Texas Congressman captured 53.5 percent of the vote at the event hosted at Ohio State University by the Franklin County Republican Party. Herman Cain finished second with 25.5 percent. Mitt Romney third with 8.9.
Voters in the straw poll paid $25, listened to messages from all the campaigns and then voted for a single candidate.
Here’s the final results, with 428 ballots cast:
Ron Paul 53.5%
Herman Cain 25.5%
Mitt Romney 8.9%
Newt Gingrich 5.4%
Rick Perry 2.8%
Jon Huntsman 2.1%
Rick Santorum 0.9%
Michele Bachmann 0.5%