Charlie Wilson dies: Former US Rep. Charlie Wilson of Ohio secured federal funding for Ohio police departments, airport improvements, and small business incubators.
Millions of dollars in television ads have been spent between Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) and his challenger, Josh Mandel (R) in the race for one of Ohio's Senate seats. $6 million was spent in the last three weeks of September.
Ohio is set to pass a bill that is tougher on unions than the one being considered in Wisconsin. But in Ohio, the only real theatrics took place behind the closed doors of the Senate.