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Meet Tim Ryan, the author

April 15, 2012 ‘‘Everybody is on the treadmill, going faster and faster, steeper and steeper and they feel like they aren’t getting ahead,’’ said Tim Ryan. Stress levels are high. more »»

April 11 a reminder of Jimbo

April 8, 2012 Ten years ago this week, a federal jury ‘‘beamed,’’ former U.S. Congressman James A. Traficant, not up, but into, a federal penitentiary. Wednesday marks a decade since Traficant became a convict. more »»

Ohio Dem Party top dogs

April 1, 2012 Lorain attorney and newly installed Lorain County Democratic Party chairman Anthony Giardini is challenging state party boss Chris Redfern for the chairmanshi. more »»

Play for seat by the GOP

March 25, 2012 U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s Mahoning Valley visit Thursday to raise money for the re-election campaign of U.. more »»

Court merger needs OK

March 18, 2012 Commissioners in Trumbull County don’t need to approve combining county district courts in Brookfield and Cortland for a merger to happen, but without their blessing, Central District Court Judge To... more »»

No hard feelings in race

March 11, 2012 Richard ‘‘Oz’’ Ouzounian’s last-place finish Tuesday among six candidates seeking the Democrat nomination for Mahoning County commissioner is a relief to Mahoning County Democratic Party chairman... more »»

Gerberry bill keeps it in the House

March 4, 2012 State Rep. Ron Gerberry is demonstrating his unhappiness over Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s decision to give the annual State of the State address outside the Ohio Hous. more »»

Thumb war in texting declared

February 26, 2012 Text messages between Mahoning County Democratic Party chairman David Betras and county commissioner candidate Richard ‘‘Oz’’ Ouzounian are representative of the Democratic Party symbol, but... more »»

What changed Husted’s mind?

February 19, 2012 Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has confirmed Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras to the county’s board of elections. more »»

Odds and ends from State of the State

February 12, 2012 Here are some odds and ends, of the unusual variety, from Ohio Gov. more »»

Election board race no contest after all

February 5, 2012 In the week between former Warren Mayor Michael J. more »»

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 »»



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