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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 »»

Time to look at the money

October 13, 2013 Odds and ends ... more »»

Letson charge in limbo

October 6, 2013 Anyone looking on the Warren Municipal Court website for an update in the zoning violation case against state Rep. more »»

Betras under fire

September 29, 2013 Former Youngstown-area state Rep. more »»

The battle of the news releases

September 22, 2013 These are the headlines from two news releases I received Friday: ‘‘Joyce Votes to Avert Government Shutdown, Defund the Affordable Care Act’’ and ‘‘Dave Joyce Puts Government On A Path To Shutdown. more »»

Interest weak in House seat

September 8, 2013 Interest in running for the 64th District Ohio House seat occupied by Democrat state Rep. Tom Letson, who cannot seek another term because of term limits, looks slim. more »»

Letson mimics character’s disrespect

September 1, 2013 Tom Letson is in the middle of a struggle with residents on and around Foster Drive N.E. in Warren, where the state representative owns a home at the center of a mess. more »»

Elections board made the correct decision

August 25, 2013 Odds and ends from last week: Members of the Trumbull County Board of Elections took about three months to carefully look over opting out of a maintenance agreement it has on its electronic voting... more »»

Official out-tosses columnist in skillets

July 28, 2013 I came, but I did not conquer. Despite my trash talking and swagger, I did not walk away champion of the skillet toss competition at the Trumbull County Fair. more »»

Dominoes could start tumbling

July 21, 2013 Members of Warren City Council this week will begin considering repealing a 1999 law that says when the council members can give themselves a pay raise. more »»

Mayor candidates: Democrats in independents’ clothing?

July 14, 2013 Members of the board of elections in Mahoning County when they meet this week will be asked to determine if two independent candidates for mayor of Youngstown are Democrats. more »»

Care and keeping of voting machines

July 7, 2013 Trumbull County Board of Elections members are continuing to examine whether it would be wise to opt out of a maintenance agreement for its electronic voting machines. more »»

Kasich climbing in polls

June 30, 2013 John Kasich’s job approval rating has grown to 54 percent, marking an all-time high for the Republican governor of Ohio. more »»

‘Pants on Fire’ for Letson

June 23, 2013 PolitiFact Ohio recently rated statements made by state Rep. Tom Letson, a Democrat from Warren, and U.S. Rep. more »»



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