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Trump's son will be in Fairlawn Wednesday

By Doug Livingston Published: November 1, 2016

The second son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will grace the Summit County Republican Party with his presence at the organization’s annual Oktoberfest celebration and fundraiser Wednesday.

Eric Trump is scheduled to speak at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Presentation of Our Lord Church (3365 Ridgewood Rd., Fairlawn). Eric Trump has been a staunch surrogate for his father on the campaign trail.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Summit County Republican Party Headquarters (1755 Merriman Road, Suite 250, Akron) from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

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Hillary Clinton announces Monday campaign stop at Kent State

By staff Published: October 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton is scheduled to make a campaign stop at 1 p.m. on Monday at Kent State University. 

The Clinton campaign announced the visit early Saturday morning. The event is scheduled to take place at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.


@HillaryClinton will be at @KentState Monday for "Cleveland area event". Cleveland? Where's the love for Akron?

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Looking for a political getaway?

By Doug Livingston Published: October 18, 2016

Looking to get away from the presidential election, maybe a place to brush up on  northeast Ohio election lore?

TourismOhio has assembled a list of Akron's nearest political getaways, from the First Ladies museum in Canton to presidential homesteads along Lake Erie. For more, visit If there's anything missing from the list, please let us know by emailing

Girl power

No matter which candidate you favor, everyone is interested in a glimpse of our presidents’ partners in crime: their wives. The one-of-a-kind First Ladies’ National Historic Site in Canton includes the home of Ida Saxton-McKinley (a key spot on the guided tour) and access to detailed biographical information of all of the First Ladies. (30 minutes from Akron)

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Who are these other candidates?

By Doug Livingston Published: October 14, 2016

By Doug Livingston

Akron Beacon Journal

A reader called Friday afternoon and asked: "who are all these other candidates for [U.S.] president and Senate?"

Given how so many have expressed discontent in the major-party options, the caller went searching for alternatives. Here’s what we put together for him, and you.

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Video: Watch the full presidential debate here

By Darrin Werbeck Published: September 27, 2016

If you missed it or just want to watch it again, here's the full presidential debate from Monday night courtesy of PBS Newshour:

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Sen. Bernie Sanders to campaign for Clinton in Akron, Kent and Canton Saturday

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: September 15, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders is coming to Akron, Kent and Canton to try to drum up support for young voters for Hillary Clinton.

Sanders, Clinton's one-time-foe-turned-ally, will make stops at college campuses in the three cities Saturday, with exact times and locations to be announced at a later date. The Akron event will be at the University of Akron.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren also will campaign for Clinton this weekend, with stops in Columbus Saturday and Cleveland Sunday, the Clinton campaign announced.

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Rep. Slaby posts September office hours

By Doug Livingston Published: September 12, 2016

State Rep. Marilyn Slaby (R-Copley) will be hosting district office hours on Sept. 17 at two locations. No appointment is necessary to attend and all are encouraged to participate.

Office hours are as follows:

Saturday, September 17th

“I’m looking forward to hosting these district office hours,” Rep. Slaby said in a press release. “Meeting with constituents of the 38th House District is a vital part of my job and I’m eager to hear their questions and concerns.

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Booking wrong flight shouldn't delay Green Party's Stein from local campaign appearance

By Doug Livingston Published: September 2, 2016

The Ohio Green Party says its candidate for president should not be late to an event in Cuyahoga Falls after flying into the wrong Ohio airport Friday morning.

Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein is scheduled to address supporters at the Natatorium in Cuyahoga Falls at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Around 4:30 p.m., the Ohio Green Party said Stein, an environmental activist and physician, had left Columbus after giving a speech at Capital University in Bexley. The state party said she was in route with plenty of time to make the northeast Ohio campaign stop, her last of the day before heading to Detroit Saturday and returning to Cincinnati on Sunday.

The Columbus speech began two hours behind schedule after Stein had to drive from Cincinnati, where her plane landed, instead a much shorter drive from an airport in Columbus.

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Presidential candidate to campaign in Cuyahoga Falls

By Doug Livingston Published: August 29, 2016

Ohio’s only recognized third party candidate for president of the United States will campaigning in Cuyahoga Falls Friday.

Jill Stein of the Green Party will join senatorial candidate Joe DeMare during a campaign stop at the Natatorium (2345 4th St.) in the Falls.

The Green Party candidates offer a more progressive alternative to the Democratic ticket, and a third option in an election year defined by resounding disapproval of the two major party candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Stein, a Harvard University graduate and activist from Chicago, will speak at 8 p.m. DeMare, a Toledo-area factory worker, will speak at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Sen. LaRose announces September office hours

By Doug Livingston Published: August 22, 2016

State Sen. Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) will host district office hours Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Stow City Hall (3760 Darrow Rd. in Stow) then from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Orrville Public Library (230 N. Main Street in Orrville) and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Canal Fulton City Hall (155 E. Market St. in Canal Fulton).

No appointment is necessary. The meeting times are for LaRose's constituents in Summit and Stark counties.

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