Ohio High Court Justice Beats Democrat, Keeps Seat
Justice Terrence O'Donnell has defeated Democratic state Sen. Mike Skindell in one of three Ohio Supreme Court races.
The Cleveland Republican beat the suburban Cleveland lawmaker Tuesday for a six-year term. O'Donnell joined the court in 2003.
In a second race, Republican Justice Robert Cupp, of Lima (LY'-muh), faced Democrat William O'Neill, a retired appeals court judge from Cleveland. O'Neill had a slight lead with about 90 percent of precincts reporting.
The third race included a bid by the court's lone Democrat to serve an unexpired term through 2014. Justice Yvette McGee Brown, of Columbus, was trailing Republican Sharon Kennedy, a Butler County domestic relations judge.
McGee Brown was appointed in 2010 to fill a vacancy left when Maureen O'Connor became chief justice.