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Stow student gets to be legislator for the day; Roegner sponsored reading program

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: November 30, 2012

A Stow third grader got to be a state legislator for the day this week.

Alexis Starnes was among the winners of a reading contest sponsored by state Rep. Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson. She and her family spent Thursday visiting Rogener and state Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Copley, touring the Statehouse, and learning about state government.

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Akron mayor, retiring deputy mayor to receive Burg awards

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: November 27, 2012

 Akron City Hall will be well represented next year when the H. Peter Burg Awards are presented.

Mayor Don Plusquellic will receive the award by this name given by the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, while retiring Deputy Mayor Dave Lieberth will get this honor from the American Red Cross of Summit and Portage counties.

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Tim Ryan to make decison in next few months on whether he'll run for governor

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: November 19, 2012

U.S. Rep Tim Ryan will make a decision in the next few months about whether he wants to run for Ohio governor in 2014.

Ryan, D-Niles, who easily run reelection this month, told the Beacon Journal in an interview this afternoon that he wants to see what happens in Washington, D.C. and what committee assignments he receives. He expects to be reappointed to the House appropriations committee, which decides on the budget.

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Fudge to head black caucus

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: November 15, 2012

U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge has been selected as chair of the 43-member Congressional Black Caucus.

"I am humbled by the vote of confidence of my colleagues," Fudge, D-Cleveland, said in a news release.

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown calls for campaign finance reform

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: November 14, 2012

With more than $40 million spent against him in his re-election bid in one of the nastiest races in Ohio in recent history, U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown is calling for campaign finance reform.

Brown will have a news conference call at noon today to urge the passage of legislation that would address the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which permitted companies and unions to spend unlimited amounts of federal campaigns. These groups can do so without the same disclosure requirements of individuals who contribute to candidates.

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Ryan blames Romney's loss on cities

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: November 13, 2012

Blame it on Akron. And Cleveland. And Columbus...

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan attributed Mitt Romney's loss on the pro-Obama vote in urban cities, according to a New York Times story.

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UA holding election night watch party

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: November 5, 2012

The University of Akron will host an election night watch party that will include six large-screen televisions to watch results, free pizza and snacks, and door prizes.

The party will be from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Union grand ballrooms.

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Get-out-the vote event to be held in Stow

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: November 2, 2012

Congressman Aaron Shock, former Democratic Congressman Artur Davis and former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan will attend get-out-the-vote events for Mitt Romney's campaign across Ohio Saturday, including a stop in Stow.

The Stow event will be at 5:45 p.m. at Romney's campaign office, 3889 Darrow Road.

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Congressional Black Caucus bus tour stopping in Akron

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: November 2, 2012

A Congressional Black Caucus "Get Out the Vote" bus tour will kickoff this afternoon with a stop in Akron.

U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, who is unopposed in the Nov. 6 election and will be a new representative for part of Akron, is among the Congressional members on the tour.

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Local groups offering rides to Summit County elections board for final days of early voting

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: November 1, 2012

Two local groups will offer free rides to the Summit County Board of Elections from several Akron locations on the last days for early voting.

The Tri-County Regional Labor Council will offer rides from its office at 720 Wolf Ledges Parkway in Akron from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Monday. For more information, call 330-253-2111.

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