DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - First came a victory for Sherrod Brown and then for Barack Obama as Ohio turned Blue in Tuesday's General Election, keeping Democrats in charge of both the White House and the U.S. Senate.
Obama's win in Ohio tipped the electoral vote count in his favor, prompting NBC to project the President's re-election.
An Associated Press exit poll found Obama's decision to bailout the auto industry, a choice backed by Brown, coupled with blue-collar support helped push Obama to victory.
While Ohio turned blue, Montgomery and Hamilton counties were virtual islands in a sea of red as the majority of counties in Southwest Ohio voted Republican.
Romney won Greene County 63 percent to 37 percent and handily won Miami County 68 percent to 32 percent.
The need for an Ohio victory was more than evident to the state's residents as both Obama's campaign and Republican challenger Mitt Romney made multiple stops in the Buckeye state, including simultaneous stops in Cleveland on Election Day.
Sen. Sherrod Brown's win over Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel came early in the night. The Senator proclaimed the victory was one for the middle class.
When the senator's voice gave out, his wife picked up where he left off: "This race was never really about me or my opponent. It was about the veteran in Columbus, the waitress in Waverly, the steelworker in Yorkville, the auto parts worker in Toledo, the small businessman in Marietta, and the farmer in Waldo. And it was about their families and neighbors.," she said reading from her husband's prepared remarks.
Homicide detectives are at the scene of a shooting at Love's gas station on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
Sidney Police are looking for a pair of men who robbed a Speedway gas station early Sunday morning.
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Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Wagner Ford Road Sunday afternoon.