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Hipsters are having children, too

March 16, 2014 Disapproving of white urban liberals can be a career for right-leaning sociologists. more »»

Dems target races in 6th, 14th

March 9, 2014 Two candidates part of Red to Blue emerging races. more »»

Polls: Yes to Kasich, med marijuana

March 2, 2014 I like poll numbers, especially the numbers put out by the Quinnipiac University Poll, because they are some of the most trusted. The polling institute released two polls last month. more »»

Prediction came true for Belinky

February 23, 2014 ‘‘Slim to none’’ was my prediction last week of the chances that Mark Belinky, Mahoning County Probate Court Judge, had to win the Mahoning County Democratic Party’s endorsement for the sea. more »»

Belinky’s chances are slim

February 16, 2014 Slim to none. Those are what I think the chances are for Mark Belinky, Probate Court judge in Mahoning, of winning the endorsement of the Mahoning County Democratic Party. more »»

Endorsement votes to show early favorites

February 9, 2014 There are plenty of interesting races in the May 6 Democratic primary election, and we’ll see who the early frontrunners are at the end of February. more »»

Youngstown's shout-out applauded

February 2, 2014 Youngstown’s shout-out applauded On Tuesday, President Barack Obama, for the second year in a row, mentioned then-National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute — rebranded recently as Americ... more »»

County backing Betras

January 26, 2014 The terms of chairman and woman of the Democratic and Republican parties in Trumbull and Mahoning counties expire around the time of the May 7 primary election, yet some elected officials in Mahonin... more »»

Million dollar Congress

January 19, 2014 The Center for Responsive Politics, an independent research group that tracks money in politics, has reported that for the first time ever, most of the members of Congress are millionaires. more »»

Statehood issue is divisive in Puerto Rico

January 12, 2014 Alejandro Garcia Padilla, the governor of Puerto Rico, has written U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and I assume the other 128 co-sponsors of a bill that would make the commonwealth a U.S. more »»

Race for governor shaping up

January 5, 2014 Ohio Gov. more »»

The year in politics

December 29, 2013 Some political highlights from 2014: January — State Rep. Tom Letson, a Democrat, makes the first round of cuts for a seat on Ohio’s Public Utilities Commission. more »»

More hats tossed into the ring

December 15, 2013 The races for probate court judge in Trumbull County and for the 64th District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives are beginning to take shape. more »»

Ryan to support Hillary

December 8, 2013 Democrat Tim Ryan, who supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential run in 2008, is supporting her again if the former secretary of state decides to run for the White House in 2016. more »»

Polls gauge political prospects

December 1, 2013 A Nov. 12 political poll sponsored by the Ohio Democratic Party had the race between Republican Gov. more »»

Standing up to stand your ground

November 24, 2013 Count the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative among the many groups urging Ohioans to stand up against the ‘‘stand your ground’’ proposal that passed the Ohio House last wee. more »»

A tight race for governor

November 17, 2013 A political poll released last week shows the race between Republican Gov. more »»

Election turnout lighter

November 10, 2013 Odds and ends from last week ... Voter turnout on Tuesday, Election Day, was expected by board of elections directors in Trumbull and Mahoning counties to be low. It was. In Trumbull County, the 24. more »»

Duplicate voters dumped

November 3, 2013 Work to scrub Ohio’s active voter rolls clean of duplicate registrations was successful and an example, according to the state’s top elections official, of ‘‘making it easier to vote and harder to... more »»

State rep.’s wife wants to succeed husband

October 27, 2013 ‘‘Well my lovely, talented, bright wife of a woman has decided that she will run for State Rep, from the 58th District, that includes Ytown, Campbell, Struthers, Coitsville, Lowellville and 95% of... more »»



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