Tue 2:17 p.m.: Democrat candidates visit Youngstown

The Mahoning County Democrat Party this afternoon will host candidates in 2014 statewide races.

Attending the meet-and-greet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lemon Grove in downtown Youngstown are Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, who has formed an exploratory committee to run for governor; state Rep. John Patrick Carney, candidate for auditor; Hamilton County commissioner David Pepper, candidate for attorney general; state Sen. Nina Turner, candidate for secretary of state; and state Rep. Connie Pillich, candidate for treasurer.

The event is free and open to the public.