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David Skolnick

Redistricting no-shows disturbing

When it was announced the Ohio Redistricting Commission, which is drawing new state legislative lines and possibly Ohio’s congressional seats, was traveling around the state for 10 public hearings, I had a question for each of its seven members: “Are you going to show up?” I asked a ...

Tim Ryan has primary opponent in Senate race

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan finally got an opponent in the Democratic primary for next year’s U.S. Senate race, though those close to his campaign aren’t concerned. Morgan Harper of Columbus, whose lone bid for political office last year ended with a resounding defeat in a Democratic primary, ...

Previewing ’22 legislative races

Preparing for next year’s election, some state legislators in the Mahoning Valley have a decent amount of cash in their campaign funds. One of those in a comfortable financial position is state Rep. Michael J. O’Brien, D-Warren, who had $59,547.61 in his campaign fund as of June 30. But ...

The redistricting race is on

The Ohio Redistricting Commission, which will redraw the 99 Ohio House and 33 state Senate districts, will meet today for the first time. The commission also gets a crack at redrawing the congressional districts if the state Legislature is unable to come up with a map that satisfies enough ...

Ryan gets an impressive haul

The second-quarter financial reports for the candidates in next year’s U.S. Senate election in Ohio provide an interesting early snapshot. First, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, the lone Democrat seeking the office and the presumptive nominee, showed he can more than hold his own with Republicans in ...

DeWine veto sparks Zoldan’s anger

To Bruce Zoldan, it was like being slapped in the face and then getting punched in the gut. Just about a mile from one of his largest Phantom Fireworks stores, Gov. Mike DeWine, with prompting from me, explained why he had vetoed a bill that overwhelmingly passed in the state Legislature ...