All CATEGORIES
☰ Menu
Ohio Politics

Local government leaders send letter to Boehner, urging support for tax cut

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 30, 2012

Local government leaders from Ohio sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner today, urging him and his fellow Republicans in Congress to approve a middle-class tax cut Tuesday.

Sandra Kurt, a Summit County councilwoman, and Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry were among 19 Ohio mayors, county commissioners, and city council members who signed the letter to Boehner in advance of Congress’ decision on the tax-cut bill.

"For communities in Ohio, the choices are clear," the letter states. "A fair tax system is not partisan politics. It’s common sense. We urge you and your fellow Republican colleagues in the House to vote with Ohio’s middle class and pass the tax cut."

The U.S. Senate approved the legislation last week that preserves tax cuts for the 98 percent of American families who earn less than $250,000. The legislation will face a tougher time in the House, where the Republicans claim the majority.

President Barack Obama has been pushing for the tax cut extension.

Local government leaders from Ohio sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner today, urging him and his fellow Republicans in Congress to approve a middle-class tax cut Tuesday.

To read more or comment...

Citizen jury to begin deliberations

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 26, 2012

A group of voters from the 16th Congressional District will come together this weekend to decide on the three key economic issues they think the Congressional candidates should focus on for the November election.

The jurors, a demographically representative group, will meet from Friday through Sunday at the Radisson Fairlawn/Hilton, issuing a report at the end announcing the issues they've chosen.

To read more or comment...

Voters should watch for postcards

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 26, 2012

Summit County residents who will be voting in the Aug. 7 special election should keep an eye out for a bright orange postcard that will be arriving in their mailboxes any day.

 

The postcard will tell them where they will vote on Election Day. The board cut precincts and polling locations to save money. The board sent about 40,000 cards to inform voters of the changes.

 

In Summit County, voters will decide five issues: a fire/EMS levy and a road levy in Richfield Township and school issues in the Barberton, Coventry and Woodridge districts.

 

The board has so far received about 400 absentee applications and had about 300 early ballots returned. Special elections typically have low turnouts, with 15 to 20 percent of voters casting ballots.

 

Voters can visit the board’s website at www.summitcountyboe.com to check their polling locations for the August election. The board has not yet decided on the polling locations for the Nov. 6 presidential election. After these sites are approved, the board will add this information to its site and mail more postcards to voters.

Summit County residents who will be voting in the Aug. 7 special election should keep an eye out for a bright orange postcard that will be arriving in their mailboxes any day.

To read more or comment...

Greene named to Akron Planning Commission

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 24, 2012

Former Akron Councilwoman Renee Greene is the newest member of the Akron Planning Commission.

Akron City Council approved Greene's appointment this week, with council members noting her service on council and continued involvement in the community. She is filling a vacancy on the five-member commission.

To read more or comment...

Update: Prominent women from Akron area in new Women for Mitt group to be announced Tuesday

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 23, 2012

Update: State Rep. Kristina Roegner, R-Hudson, has also joined the Women for Mitt Committee. 

Some familiar names in the Akron-Canton area will be included on the list of Ohio Women for Mitt Committee that Mitt Romney's GOP presidential campaign will announce Tuesday.

To read more or comment...

Obama campaign opening Twinsburg office

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 23, 2012

President Barack Obama's campaign will open a new office in Twinsburg Tuesday night.

The campaign already has numerous offices across the state, including in Canton, Kent and Wooster. An office hasn't yet been opened in Akron. The campaign had an Akron office in the 2008 election.

To read more or comment...

Plusquellic says Boehner treats mayors "like crap"

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 22, 2012

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic made news in Philadelphia, where he told reporters U.S. House Speaker John Boehner treats mayors "like crap."

Plusquellic, who attended a three-day U.S. Conference of Mayor's conference in Philadelphia, was among the mayors who expressed frustration with Congress. He told the Philadelphia Tribune and the Philadelphia Inquirer today that he had a good relationship with Boehner when he served in Ohio, but no longer does. He said past speakers have met with him and other mayors, but Plusquellic has only met with Boehner's staff.

To read more or comment...

City Club to host U.S. Senate debate

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 22, 2012

The candidates in this year's heated U.S. Senate race will face off in an event in Cleveland in October.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will debate Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, his GOP challenger, in a debate at noon, Oct. 15 at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland. The City Club of Cleveland is sponsoring the event.

To read more or comment...

First Lady visiting Ohio

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 22, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama will make her first trip to Ohio of this campaign this week, visiting Westerville and Dayton Tuesday.

She will speak at a high school in Westerville about noon and at the Dayton Convention Center at around 3 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.

To read more or comment...

Obama's manufacturing tour holds Akron event

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 18, 2012

President Barack Obama's campaign kicked off its "Made in Ohio" manufacturing tour this morning with a stop in Akron.

William Crooks, executive secretary-treasurer of the Tri-County Regional Labor Council, and Sandra Kurt, a Summit County Council member, were the speakers at the event at the Laborers International Hall on Wolf Ledges Parkway.

To read more or comment...

Biden to visit Columbus

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 17, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden will visit Columbus Thursday.

Biden will appear at the Plumbers & Pipefitter Local Union at about 2:45 p.m.

To read more or comment...

Obama campaign files early voting lawsuit

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 17, 2012

President Barack Obama's campaign filed a lawsuit this afternoon in Columbus seeking to restore the three days of early voting leading up to the election.

The campaign provided the Beacon Journal with an exclusive about the lawsuit.

To read more or comment...

Romney to hold private fundraiser in Stark County

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 16, 2012

Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican GOP presidential nominee, will hold a private fundraiser in Stark County Wednesday evening, according to a campaign spokesperson.

Romney, who will have a town hall meeting in Bowling Green that evening, won't have any public events in the Akron-Canton area, the spokesperson said.

To read more or comment...

Romney to hold town hall meeting in Bowling Green

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 15, 2012

Mitt Romney, the presumed GOP presidential candidate, will have a town hall meeting in Bowling Green Wednesday.

He has no other public events scheduled during this trip to Ohio so far, according to his campaign spokesman.

To read more or comment...

Obama visiting Cincinnati

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 12, 2012

President Barack Obama will be in Ohio again Monday, this time visiting the southern end of the state in Cincinnati.

Obama will "share his vision to rebuild the economy from the middle out, cut taxes for small businesses and reduce the country's deficit," according to his campaign.

To read more or comment...

Beacon Journal seeks "mad as hell" focus group members

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 11, 2012

Does the federal government make you "mad as hell"?

If so, and if you're between the ages of 25 and 44, the Beacon Journal may want you to be a member of an upcoming focus group for the newspaper's year-long civility project.

To read more or comment...

Summit GOP opening campaign HQ

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 5, 2012

The Summit County Republican Party is opening its "victory center" for the upcoming campaign at noon Saturday, with notable GOP politicians scheduled to attend.

The headquarters is at 3889 Darrow Road in Stow. U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, state Sen. Frank LaRose, Summit County Councilwoman Gloria Rodgers and Stow City Councilman Matt Riehl plan to attend.

To read more or comment...

Renacci invites Sutton to hold joint forum on health care

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 3, 2012

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci invited U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton this week to hold a joint town hall meeting on what promises to be one of the most contentious issues in their battle to represent the 16th congressional district this fall: health care.

Renacci opposed the federal health care legislation, which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld as constitutional in a landmark decision last week, while Sutton supported it.

To read more or comment...

President Obama making at least two stops in northern Ohio

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 2, 2012

President Barack Obama's bus tour will make at least two stops in Northern Ohio later this week.

He'll visit Wolcott House Museum in Maumee in the Toledo area Thursday morning and James Day Park in Parma later that day, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

To read more or comment...

SUBSCRIBE VIA RSS

OHIO.COM VIDEOS

Prev Next