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Dark horse holds to one-issue platform

April 27, 2014 John Luchansky is running for Congress for one reason and only one reason: to bring attention to the June 1996 police officer-involved shooting of a McDonald man in the Village of Polan. more »»

Engineer’s attorney switches to defense

April 20, 2014 ‘‘Nicole Klingeman deserves to have her job back, but David DeChristofaro deserves to lose his. more »»

Belinky led off the ballot?

April 13, 2014 Mark Belinky has finally taken himself off the May 6 primary election ballot for Mahoning County Probate Court judge. more »»

Early voting on pace with ballots

April 6, 2014 Odds and ends in the world of politics: With early voting for the May 6 primary election almost a week old, absentee turnout numbers in Trumbull County appear to be on pace to match previous... more »»

County does well with bills

March 30, 2014 Ohio House members last week approved two significant pieces of legislation — a $2. more »»

Roundtable with Gov. John Kasich

March 23, 2014 Ohio Gov. John Kasich was in Warren and Niles on Monday for stops at the Tribune Chronicle and to speak at the William McKinley Club dinner. more »»

There’s a race in 14th GOP primary

March 16, 2014 First, I made a mistake here last Sunday. I wrote that neither candidate running in the 14th U.S. Congressional District race, Republican U.S. Rep. more »»

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 »»



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