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Cafaro, O’Brien make big waves

January 29, 2012 What a week in Trumbull County politics. Let’s recap: Former Warren Mayor Michael J. O’Brien let it drop Monday that he’s interested in a seat on the Trumbull County Board of Elections. more »»

Political musical chairs

January 22, 2012 County political parties have until Feb. 15 to recommend to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted appointments to local bi-partisan boards of elections. Some already hav. more »»

Trumbull County Democrats to endorse candidates

January 15, 2012 Members of Trumbull County’s Democratic Party will endorse candidates Thursday. There are only two contested races locally. Democratic State Re. more »»

Green Party hits the road

January 8, 2012 Elaine Mastromatteo will appear on March 6 primary election ballots as a candidate for U.S. Congress, candidate for state central committee and candidate for county central committee. more »»

No reason not to seat Infante

January 1, 2012 Trumbull County Democratic Party chairman Dan Polikva and Niles Mayor Ralph Infante say they aren’t concerned that Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted won’t agree with the party and place Infante bac... more »»

Wish list for some elected officials

December 25, 2011 A Christmas wish list for some elected officials and others in the Mahoning Valley: ¯ Trumbull County Sheriff Tom Altiere would be asking for an unopposed primary election. more »»

Harwood made the right choice

December 18, 2011 Former state Rep. Sandra Stabile Harwood, a Democrat, made the correct choice when she decided to run for the county Family Court judge term beginning Jan. 1, 201. more »»

So far, no surprises for March primary

December 4, 2011 Odds and ends from the world of politics in Trumbull and Mahoning counties: Two weeks ago, this space was used to note that another election is right around the corner — Wednesday is the filing... more »»

’Tis election season

November 20, 2011 Tis’ the season for an election. more »»

Election Day odds and ends

November 13, 2011 Odds and ends from Election Day, Tuesday: Seventeen requests were made of voters all over Trumbull County to renew levies for roads, police and fire departments, senior services, garbage collection... more »»

Possible challenge for Ryan?

November 6, 2011 Howland pediatrician Republican Marisha Agana burst onto the local political scene last week with her announcement she will challenge Niles Democrat U.S. Rep. Timothy J. more »»

Alberini familiar to politics

October 23, 2011 Trumbull County’s newest board member Mark Alberini is no stranger to the local political scene. more »»

Group standing behind grandma

October 16, 2011 Marlene Quinn is demanding an apology from supporters of Issue 2. more »»

Not with a bang, but with a whimper

October 9, 2011 What had all the makings of a verbal prize fight last week between Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, and Mahoning County Democratic Party chairman David Betras fizzled like the wick... more »»

Tide is turning on SB5

October 2, 2011 Ohio voters are still behind a repeal of Senate Bill 5 in November, but that support appears to be waning, results of poll released last week sho. more »»

Maps a game of numbers

September 25, 2011 State Rep. Tom Letson and other Democrats in the Ohio House tried up to the very end to slow down the process of approving the state’s new U.S. congressional district boundaries. more »»

Who’s safe this election?

September 18, 2011 Democrat Tim Ryan and Republicans Bill Johnson and Steve LaTourette are positioned well to hold onto their congressional seats next election. more »»

Former chairman firm, fair

September 11, 2011 I didn’t know Christ Michelakis well, enough to chat with the former Trumbull County Democratic Party chairman about local politics or matters that concerned the Trumbull County Board of Elections,... more »»

Enough ammo for both sides

September 4, 2011 Ask a Democrat what effect the tug-of-war between the union representing faculty at Youngstown State University and the administration could have on the fate of Issue 2 (commonly known as Senate Bil... more »»

Mistakes made on petitions

August 28, 2011 Every person who pulls blank petition forms for elected office in Trumbull County is provided instructions at the board of elections to help him or her fill out that petition and collect signatures... more »»



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