Some light turnout as Ohio polls open for primary

DAN SEWELL Associated Press Published:

Ohio elections officials say no early problems were reported as polls opened in the state, some to light voter turnout.

Ohio's Super Tuesday outcome in the Republican presidential race was being closely watched after Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum devoted most of their campaigning to the state in recent days.

Romney is looking for a decisive victory, and Santorum hopes to regain momentum in the crucial test. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also hopes to pick up some delegates but is banking his comeback hopes on winning Georgia.

While some voters strongly backed a specific candidate, others said they weren't impressed with the options.

In suburban Cincinnati, 47-year-old Chuck Horning said he was so disappointed that he voted only on local issues. He called the GOP primary a "painful process."