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Columbiana GOP Chair Draws Fire for ‘Hell on Earth’ Post

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Columbiana County Republican Party chairman Dave Johnson yesterday defended his use of a meme blaming liberals for a wildfire raging in California that has claimed nearly 80 lives with hundreds more missing. Johnson also a rejected the call by his Democratic counterpart in Mahoning County to step down, calling it an attempt […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Columbiana County Republican Party chairman Dave Johnson yesterday defended his use of a meme blaming liberals for a wildfire raging in California that has claimed nearly 80 lives with hundreds more missing. Johnson also a rejected the call by his Democratic counterpart in Mahoning County to step...

20 Years After ‘Bring it Home,’ Leaders Hope to ‘Drive it Home’

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – Much has changed in the 20 years since the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and UAW Locals 1112 and 1714 spearheaded the Bring It Home campaign, which supported the efforts of General Motors Co.’s Lordstown plant to win a new vehicle to manufacture there. Competition in the global market is more intense than […]

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – Much has changed in the 20 years since the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and UAW Locals 1112 and 1714 spearheaded the Bring It Home campaign, which supported the efforts of General Motors Co.’s Lordstown plant to win a new vehicle to manufacture there. Competition in the global...

Mahoning County Judge Indicted for Stealing from Former Client

Sammarone, Bozanich Indicted in Marchionda Probe

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — On Thursday, a federal court indicted suspended Mahoning County Judge Diane Vettori-Caraballo for allegedly stealing at least $100,000 from a deceased client. Vettori-Caraballo is charged with one count of mail fraud, one count of structuring cash deposits and one count of making false statements to law enforcement. She and her husband, Ismael […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- On Thursday, a federal court indicted suspended Mahoning County Judge Diane Vettori-Caraballo for allegedly stealing at least $100,000 from a deceased client. Vettori-Caraballo is charged with one count of mail fraud, one count of structuring cash deposits and one count of making false statements to law enforcement....

Business Journal Editorial: The Worm Turns

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Communities benefit from vibrant political parties whose candidates can argue opposing views and – ideally – develop policies and programs to benefit the majority and the minority. That hasn’t been the case in Mahoning County. For decades, the county has been dominated by Democrats and local party hacks who held nearly all […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Communities benefit from vibrant political parties whose candidates can argue opposing views and – ideally – develop policies and programs to benefit the majority and the minority. That hasn’t been the case in Mahoning County. For decades, the county has been dominated by Democrats and local party...

Ryan Still Pondering Pelosi Challenge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has not ruled out a challenge to Nancy Pelosi’s bid to return as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, despite comments on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning.  Ryan, D-13 Ohio, appeared to downplay the notion that he might again challenge Pelosi for the leadership post during the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan has not ruled out a challenge to Nancy Pelosi’s bid to return as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, despite comments on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning.  Ryan, D-13 Ohio, appeared to downplay the notion that he might again challenge Pelosi for...

Ryan Blames Dems’ ‘Poor Brand’ for Lost Opportunities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan blamed a “poor national brand” for Democrats not fully capitalizing on opportunities this midterm election. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, last night won a ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, which flipped to Democratic control. The party also claimed several governorships. However, despite U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan blamed a “poor national brand” for Democrats not fully capitalizing on opportunities this midterm election. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, last night won a ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, which flipped to Democratic control. The party also claimed several governorships. However, despite...

GOP Sweeps State Offices, Rulli Upsets Boccieri

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mike DeWine will be the next governor of Ohio and Jon Husted the next lieutenant governor. With nearly 100% of the state’s precincts reporting results, the Republican Party ticket has garnered 50.7% of the vote , defeating the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial candidate, Richard Cordray, and his running mate, Betty Sutton, who got […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Mike DeWine will be the next governor of Ohio and Jon Husted the next lieutenant governor. With nearly 100% of the state's precincts reporting results, the Republican Party ticket has garnered 50.7% of the vote , defeating the Democratic Party's gubernatorial candidate, Richard Cordray, and his running...

Boards of Elections Report Strong Turnout, Few Problems

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The boards of elections offices in Trumbull and Columbiana counties this afternoon both report brisk activity at their precincts. At stake in Tuesday’s midterm elections are the slate of statewide offices including governor, one of the state’s two U.S. senators, all of its representatives to the U.S. House of Representatives and representation […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The boards of elections offices in Trumbull and Columbiana counties this afternoon both report brisk activity at their precincts. At stake in Tuesday’s midterm elections are the slate of statewide offices including governor, one of the state’s two U.S. senators, all of its representatives to the U.S....

Ryan Fires Back at Critic as Early Voting Concludes

WARREN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan fired back at a detractor who accused him of criticizing Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to raise his profile for a potential 2020 presidential run, and defended his efforts on behalf of fellow Democrats. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, was appearing with supporters at the intersection of East Market Street and […]

WARREN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan fired back at a detractor who accused him of criticizing Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to raise his profile for a potential 2020 presidential run, and defended his efforts on behalf of fellow Democrats. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, was appearing with supporters at the intersection...

Parties Mobilize for Final Push to Get Out the Vote

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mike DeWine visited the Mahoning County Republican Party’s headquarters in Boardman Friday morning to rally the troops before next Tuesday. “We can’t let up,” he said. “As you have probably read in the paper, these races are all very close. Our commitment to you is to continue right up to the end.” […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mike DeWine visited the Mahoning County Republican Party’s headquarters in Boardman Friday morning to rally the troops before next Tuesday. “We can’t let up," he said. "As you have probably read in the paper, these races are all very close. Our commitment to you is to continue...