Mon. 8:48 p.m.: Boccieri announces bid for state Senate

CANFIELD — State Rep. John Boccieri, D-Poland, today announced his run for the Ohio Senate 33rd District. Current Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, will leave next year due to term limits.

Boccieri announced his run at the Mahoning Valley War Vets Memorial at the Canfield Fairgrounds on the last day of the annual Canfield Fair.

“I believe our part of Ohio has so much opportunity and has more by accident than most parts have on purpose,” he said. “When the State of Ohio invests in people, we propel our economy toward success.”

Boccieri previously held the Senate seat in 2007 to 2008. Schiavoni already announced plans to run for governor in 2018.