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Nick Evans

Nick Evans

Nick Evans has spent the past seven years reporting for NPR member stations in Florida and Ohio. He got his start in Tallahassee, covering issues like redistricting, same sex marriage and medical marijuana. Since arriving in Columbus in 2018, he has covered everything from city council to football. His work on Ohio politics and local policing have been featured numerous times on NPR.

J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan make final appeal to voters from townhall stage

By: - November 2, 2022

In a Fox News townhall one week from election day, Ohio’s U.S. Senate candidates tackled questions from the audience and moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum about energy, the border, abortion, the Paul Pelosi attack, and more. The event takes the place of the third debate both campaigns have said they wanted but couldn’t ever […]

Ohio’s U.S. Senate nominees clash in final debate

By: - October 18, 2022

Ohio’s U.S. Senate nominees met Monday in a contentious, final debate of the campaign. Polling has continued to show a dead heat within margins of error between Democratic candidate Tim Ryan and Republican candidate J.D. Vance, who are looking to replace outgoing Ohio U.S. Sen. Rob Portman. Outside Youngstown’s Stambaugh Auditorium, a 1920’s marble-columned behemoth, two groups […]

Fear and grievance in the Mahoning Valley

By: - August 22, 2022

More than a thousand chairs were lined up in long neat rows, in a Girard, Ohio, ballroom. Organizers had laid out placards reading “Unite & Win” on each one, alternating in navy blue and red. A disco ball hung above the lectern. People began lining up early Friday afternoon outside the Metroplex Expo Center eager […]