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Info on local candidates

By Doug Published: September 30, 2010

An interactive database of information on local candidates is now available on Ohio.com.

The information covers Congressional, U.S. Senate, state legislative, court and other races.

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Fact finder says APD should get raises

By Doug Published: September 30, 2010

A fact-finder report on Akron police negotiations suggests that police should receive pay raises, which runs counter to the city's request that the Fraternal Order of Police union accept concessions to help balance the city budget.

A story on the report can be found here.

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Outsiders spending big to influence Ohio voters

By Doug Published: September 30, 2010

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting today that Congressional campaigns are getting $3.7 million in outside help in the hotly contested Ohio races.

The Boccieri-Renacci battle for the 16th Congressional seat takes the money cake. About $2 million alone has been spent on opposition attacks alone.

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House GOP leader Boehner suggests 'cut-as-you-go' budget

By admin Published: September 30, 2010

Associated Press

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Ohio Public Safety attorney booted for monitoring emails

By admin Published: September 30, 2010

Associated Press

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Jimmy Carter to leave Cleveland hospital after 2-day stay

By admin Published: September 30, 2010

Thomas J. Sheeran
Associated Press

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Polls indicate Ohio's governor race tightening up

By admin Published: September 30, 2010

John Seewer
Associated Press

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Husted challenged to release tax returns

By Doug Published: September 30, 2010

Ohio Secretary of State candidate Maryellen O'Shaughnessy challenged Republican opponent State Sen. Jon Husted to release his income tax returns, as she has done, according to a Dayton Daily News report.

O'Shaughnessy, currently serving as Franklin County Clerk of Common Pleas Courts, issued the challenge as she was appearing at a Cleveland City Club debate that Husted declined to attend.

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Obama to visit Ohio

By Doug Published: September 30, 2010

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that President Obama will visit the Columbus area to rally voters during the mid-term election cycle. No other information was available.

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Friedman: That's the wrong Tea Party

By Doug Published: September 30, 2010

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says that the Tea Party getting the attention is not the real Tea Party, but merely a group of people letting off steam.

The real Tea Party is Americans stretching from centrist Democrats to centrist Republicans who are yearning for a leader who will put partisan politics aside.

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Mainline Protestants, Catholics don't do well on religion facts

By Doug Published: September 29, 2010

A study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows that Protestants and Catholics don't score as well on tests about world religions as do Atheists, Jews and Mormons.

The test, which also measured understanding of religion and the U.S. Constitution, showed that Mormons and Evangelical Protestants score best on questions about Christianity, while mainline Portestants and Catholics did significantly worse.

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Jimmy Carter to spend second night in Cleveland hospital

By admin Published: September 29, 2010

Thomas J. Sheeran
Associated Press

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Polls indicate Ohio's governor race tightening up

By admin Published: September 29, 2010

John Seewer
Associated Press

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Chris Christie in Cincinnati for Kasich

By Doug Published: September 29, 2010

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in Cincinnati Tuesday helping with John Kasich's campaign for governor.

Cincinnati Enquirer coverage

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Independent videographer O'Keefe in new controversy

By Doug Published: September 29, 2010

CNN, Talking Points Memo and Huffington Post are all reporting that James O'Keefe, the independent videographer who exposed problems in ACORN, attempted to seduce a CNN reporter on video tape in an effort to embarrass the cable news network and reporter.

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No-shows at City Club debates

By Doug Published: September 29, 2010

The Cleveland City Club sent out a revision to its debate schedule indicating which candidates have not agreed to a debate with the opponent.

Declining to participate are:
Jon Husted, Republican candidate for Secretary of State.
Mike DeWine, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.
Josh Mandel, Republican candidate for Ohio Treasurer.

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Ohio governor delaying $128 million higher education payment

By admin Published: September 29, 2010

Associated Press

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200 take advantage of Akron's early vote

By admin Published: September 29, 2010

By Stephanie Warsmith
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Headaches feared as health agencies merge

By admin Published: September 29, 2010

Cheryl Powell and Stephanie Warsmith
Beacon Journal staff writers

Two unions representing employees of the Akron Health Department are warning that a merger with the Summit County Health District will cause financial headaches for some workers.

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Cleveland City Club releases debate schedule

By Paula Published: September 28, 2010

SEPT. 29 UPDATE: Four Republican candidates have either declined to appear or have not been confirmed. The complete list is here.

The Cleveland City Club has announced the following debate schedule:

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Obama in Rolling Stone magazine

By Doug Published: September 28, 2010

President Obama sat down with Rolling Stone magazine reporter Jann S. Wenner and discussed many issues, among them the Tea Party, Fox News, Wall Street, Afghanistan, global warming and much more.

On the war, he said that he is living up to a campaign promise to end the conflict in Iraq. The U.S. should have focused from the beginning on Afghanistan, where the attacks originated, and that is where he has focused the military. However, he said he was unhappy with American efforts up to 2009 to prepare Afghanistan for self rule.

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Akron school board vice president opposes Issue 17

By John Published: September 28, 2010

      Akron school board vice president Jason Haas, speaking for himself only, told the board Monday night in public session that he will vote against Issue 17.
     That's the charter amendment that would divert about $13 million in income tax revenue currently devoted to the school construction project to safety forces over the next three years.
     The city now wants voters to approve the diversion of a third of the income from that tax increase for safety forces for three years, adding five years at the end of the collection period.
     Superintendent David James said when the proposal was announced that he didn't foresee the diversion affecting the building schedule.
     However, Haas said that no one he's talked to sees it that way.
     ''In the days following the announcement of this ballot issue, several dozen people reached out to me by email, by phone calls, by stalking me wherever they could find me in town,'' Haas said. ''Not one, not a single person, was in favor of the proposal. The most common complaint was simple: 'I voted for new schools, not this.' I echo that sentiment. I too voted for new schools.''
     Haas said the proposal puts the district in a difficult position.
     ''While it's true that voters have a chance to vote up or down on this issue, it's bothering those that I've talked to that it's even being put to a vote,'' Haas said. ''They believe a trust has been broken because in the 2003 campaign, we said this money would never be used for anything but school construction. And yet here we are, seven years later, discussing that very thing.''
     He said he understands that local governments are in a bind because of decreased tax revenues.
     ''But I wish this ballot issue wasn't being held up as a temporary or permanent solution to an economic problem,'' He said. ''This proposal puts APS in a bad spot by having to explain a baffling financial system and looking like we support breaking a campaign promise. It's for those reasons, when I vote, I will not be supporting Issue 17.''

This was also posted at the Akron Beacon Journal education blog, First Bell.

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New York Times examines Ohio's gloom

By Doug Published: September 28, 2010

A New York Times TimesCast video team talked to Ohioans about mid-term elections and released new poll results on the mood here.

The Times' reporting suggests that voters are more critical of Congress than President Obama, and also shows that Ohio's economic condition is worse than the rest of the nation.

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Carter taken to Ohio hospital with upset stomach

By admin Published: September 28, 2010

Meghan Barr
Associated Press

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Billboard campaign in SW Ohio targets teachers' contracts

By John Published: September 28, 2010

The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote last week about a Michigan-based group's  billboard campaign aimed at criticizing teacher sick leave benefits and step increases in pay schedules with provocative slogans such as 'Did you get a raise for not dying this summer?'  (a reference to step increases for years of service). Fordham Institute's Flypaper blog also takes note of the campaign

Here's the description of the Education Action Group Foundation founder and vice-president from its Web page.

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Early voting starts; no problems reported at disputed Summit County site

By admin Published: September 28, 2010

Stephanie Warsmith
Beacon Journal staff writer

Early voting began this morning and was running smoothly at the Job Center, Summit County's much-debated, in-person early voting site.

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Stephen Colbert sparks debate about 'expert' celebrities

By admin Published: September 28, 2010

Laurie Kellman
Associated Press

WASHINGTON: There are congressional hearings and there are comedy shows, and the twain rarely meet.

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Republican campaign spending overwhelms Democrats 6-1

By Doug Published: September 28, 2010

An Associated Press report says that relaxed rules on campaign contributions -- the U.S. Supreme Court's decision opening the door to corporate giving and the ability to conceal contributions through non-profit advocacy groups -- have fueled a huge difference between Republican and Democratic campaign expenditures.

According to the report:

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Rolling Stones, Dylan dominate Obama's iPod

By admin Published: September 28, 2010

Associated Press

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DeWine, Strickland and others at UA Tuesday

By Doug Published: September 27, 2010

Ohio Attorney General candidate Mike DeWine, a former U.S. Senator, will speak at the Akron Press Club luncheon Tuesday Sept. 28. The buffet lunch will begin at 11:45 a.m., with the program following, at the Martin Center, 105 Fir Hill, on the University of Akron campus. Tickets are $15 for press club members and $20 for nonmembers. For reservations, e-mail RSVP@CMOResearch.com or call 330-564-4211 His opponent, incumbent Richard Cordray will speak Oct. 7.

At 2 p.m., Governor Ted Strickland, Lt. Gov. Candidate Yvette McGee Brown, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and Obama for America Campaign Manager David Plouffe will make a "Fight for Ohio" stop at the university. A rally for supporters and volunteers will be held at the Student Union, 3rd Floor, Ballroom B.

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Palin, Huckabee running strong, and so is Fox

By Doug Published: September 27, 2010

A Politico-George Washington University poll shows that Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee poll highest as potential presidential candidates among Republicans.

The poll also asked people where they get their information for the purposes of voting, and the top sources were cable news, newspapers and family. Among the cable news sources, Fox ranked first, as did Fox personalities, Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. Coincidently, Huckabee and Palin are Fox commentators.

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Ohio newspaper poll details

By Doug Published: September 27, 2010

Results of a collaborative poll by the Ohio Newspaper Organization are avaliable here.
Ohio Newspaper Poll Sept. 2010

The poll shows the race between Gov. Ted Strickland and John Kasich to be close, while Rob Portman is leading Lee Fisher for U.S. Senate. The results also show Tea Party advocates to be far more excited about the election than most others -- particularly Democrats -- and sharp divisions in the population regarding who is to blame for the deep economic recession.

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NAACP, unions, gay-lesbian group plan national unity rally

By Doug Published: September 27, 2010

Several national organizations are calling for a rally in Washington Saturday Oct. 2 in hopes of countering some of the Tea Party momentum, according to a New York Times report. The story quotes organizers as saying the Tea Party has been divisive, and they want to show agreement among many organizations on behalf of the American middle class.

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THIS POLL IS PART of a continuing collaboration be...

By admin Published: September 27, 2010

THIS POLL IS PART of a continuing collaboration between Ohio's eight largest newspapers: the Akron Beacon Journal, Dayton Daily News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Toledo Blade, Canton Repository and Youngstown Vindicator.

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About the poll Today's poll is part of a continuin

By admin Published: September 26, 2010

Rally set for Akron

By admin Published: September 24, 2010

Beacon Journal staff writer

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Stephen Colbert testifies in Congress, kinda

By Doug Published: September 24, 2010

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert spent a day on a New York corn and vegetable farm, then was invited to testify before a House Judiciary subcommittee today on the experience.

He was not sworn in, but instead said he would provide "truthiness" regarding undocumented workers.

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Ganley and Sutton statements are misleading

By Doug Published: September 24, 2010

Two recent fact checks on political statements by Betty Sutton and opponent Tom Ganley in the 13th Congressional district race show that neither was totally truthful.

In an analysis by PolitiFact and the Plain Dealer, Sutton's recent advertisement was given the "Pants on fire" label for suggesting that Ganley wants to "cut the dickens" out of Social Security, Medicare and Veterans' benefits. The analysis showed that Sutton's claim is a distortion of a Ganley interview with Human Events, a conservative news site.

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Greene County taking down GOP's welcome signs

By admin Published: September 24, 2010

Associated Press

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Obama: Iranian president's 9/11 comments 'offensive'

By admin Published: September 24, 2010

Mark S. Smith
Associated Press

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Sarah Palin wants Boccieri defeated

By Doug Published: September 24, 2010

On her Sarah Palin Notes Facebook site, the former Alaska governor solicits contributions to her SarahPAC to defeat 20 Congressional Democrats who voted for health care reform and whose districts voted for McCain-Palin in 2008.

Among them are two from Ohio: John Boccieri in the Canton-Wooster-Medina 16th District and Charlie Wilson, whose 6th Congressional district stretches from Marietta along the Ohio River to south of Youngstown. Palin's Facebook page doesn't name their competitors -- just that these incumbents need to be defeated.

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Strickland, Kasich spar in interview

By Doug Published: September 24, 2010

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that gubernatorial candidates Ted Strickland and John Kasich are "getting under each other's skin."

In a joint interview, the two candidates became testy with each other and body language showed it.

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Corporate money flowing in Ohio

By Doug Published: September 23, 2010

The Columbus Dispatch reported this week that following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in January that opened the door to corporate campaign contributions, Cincinnati billionaire Carl Lindner was able to help Ohio U.S. Senate candidate Rob Portman with a great deal more money. Prior to the ruling, Lindner personally was limited to $4,800. However, after the ruling, Lindner's American Financial Group was able to give 83 times that amount, or $400,000, to a group backing the Republican's campaign - although the group says Lindner's cash wasn't specifically earmarked for pro-Portman efforts.

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Education Department grants $442 million for teacher merit pay

By admin Published: September 23, 2010

Associated Press

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Portage County Tea Party knocking on doors Saturday

By Paula Published: September 23, 2010

From the Portage County Tea Party Web site:

On Saturday, September 25, 2010, our organization will launch the most important event in our organization's history - the 2010 Patriot Walk.

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Twinsburg Twp. officials explain need for police levy

By Paula Published: September 23, 2010

From the Twinsburg Bulletin:

Twinsburg Township -- Citing rising costs and declining revenue for police service, members of the Safety Committee have endorsed a 3-mill replacement police protection levy that will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot.

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Brunner backs disputed Summit County election site

By admin Published: September 23, 2010

By Stephanie Warsmith
Beacon Journal staff writer


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Hudson group hosts county and state candidates forum

By Paula Published: September 22, 2010

The Hudson Economic Development Corp. will host a candidates forum from 8 to 10 a.m., Oct. 1 at the Country Club of Hudson, 2155 Middleton Road.
City of Akron communications director Mark Williamson will moderate.

Candidates for Summit County Council At Large and a pair of state legislative seats will explain their positions on important current and policy issues.

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Book says aides doubt Obama's Afghan strategy

By admin Published: September 22, 2010

Associated Press

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Financial bailout chief announces resignation

By admin Published: September 22, 2010

Martin Crutsinger
Associated Press

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Kasich's position on school funding stokes campaign

By Doug Published: September 22, 2010

Gubernatorial candidate John Kasich said in an interview with the Cincinnati Enquirer that he would eliminate an evidenced-based model for school funding that was a key element in recent school funding reform, devised by State Rep. Stephen Dyer, D-Green, and Gov. Ted Strickland.

Dyer responded Tuesday with a telephonne conference with reporters, and both Dyer and Strickland plan a joint briefing today to respond.

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Candidate vows to give half of pay to charity

By admin Published: September 22, 2010

By Rick Armon
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Akron charter amendment to stay on ballot

By admin Published: September 21, 2010

Stephanie Warsmith
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Zogby poll says Democrats may be regaining strength

By Doug Published: September 21, 2010

A new Zogby International poll says President Barack Obama's approval rating has risen to its highest level since February and, in a generic Congressional ballot, voters are now nearly even on who they would more likely favor, Democrats or Republicans. A similar poll several days earlier gave Republicans the lead.

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Renacci accuses Boccieri of dirty campaigning in new TV ad

By Stephanie Published: September 21, 2010

Businessman Jim Renacci accuses U.S. Rep. John Boccieri of running ``the dirtiest campaign in Ohio'' in his second television ad.

The ad can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSEkwDjN6do.

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Akron OKs new senior housing

By admin Published: September 21, 2010

By Stephanie Warsmith
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Biden flies to Akron to help governor

By admin Published: September 20, 2010

Carol Biliczky
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Ohio governor, once popular, at risk of losing job

By Kathy Published: September 20, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Gov. Ted Strickland, once a popular Democrat who led his party's near-sweep of state power four years ago on the coattails of GOP scandal, is at risk of losing his seat to Republican John Kasich, a folksy ex-congressman and former Fox News commentator who touts Tea Party values.
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Deadline extended for posting questions to candidates

By Doug Published: September 20, 2010

The 10Questions program, which allows citizens to pose questions to candidates then select the questions they like best, experienced a surge in participation in recent days. As a result, the deadline for participation has been extended from midnight tonight (Monday Sept. 20), to 11:59 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 23).

10Questions is a collaboration of Personal Democracy Forum, newspapers across the country, including the Akron Beacon Journal, and substantially funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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Ambush politics

By Rick Published: September 19, 2010

Biden to host local Strickland rally

By admin Published: September 18, 2010

By Rick Armon
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Cordray and DeWine to appear at Akron Press Club

By admin Published: September 17, 2010

Beacon Journal staff

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Location of Boccieri/Renacci debate changed because of tornado

By Stephanie Published: September 17, 2010

The location of the first debate between U.S. Rep. John Boccieri and Jim Renacci, his GOP challenger, on Monday night has been changed because of a tornado in Wooster last night.

The debate will now be at the Wooster High School Performing Arts Center, 515 Oldman Road in Wooster.

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Colbert, Stewart plan rallies on National Mall

By admin Published: September 17, 2010

Brett Zongker
Associated Press

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U.S. jobs rally questioned

By admin Published: September 17, 2010

By Kathy Antoniotti
Beacon Journal staff writer


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Voters' chance to pose questions

By Doug Published: September 16, 2010

Voters have an opportunity to pose questions to candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and key Congressional races in Ohio, then vote on all the citizen questions to help select the ones that should be answered by the candidates.

The 10Questions program is being used in 11 states, where participants have posed more than 700 questions to candidates in 46 races. Newspapers, among them the Akron Beacon Journal, Miami Herald and Phildelphia Inquirer, are helping with the effort by providing links and encouraging participation.

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Boccieri blasts Renacci on trade in new TV ad

By Stephanie Published: September 16, 2010

U.S. Rep. John Boccieri attacks Jim Renacci, his GOP opponent, on his trade record in a new television ad.

The ad can be seen on Boccieri's campaign Web site: www.johnforcongress.com.

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LaRose touts himself in new TV ad

By Stephanie Published: September 16, 2010

Frank LaRose, a Republican candidate for the 27th Ohio Senate District, is airing a new television ad.

The ad is positive, outlining why he thinks he'd make a good senator.

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Senate panel recommends nuke treaty with Russia

By admin Published: September 16, 2010

Desmond Butler
Associated Press

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Boccieri and Renacci to debate

By Doug Published: September 16, 2010

WOOSTER: U.S. Rep. John Boccieri and businessman Jim Renacci, his GOP challenger, will face off for the first time in a debate in Wooster Monday.

The debate, sponsored by the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce, will focus on economic and business-related issues.

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Census: 1 in 7 Americans live in poverty

By admin Published: September 16, 2010

Hope Yen
Associated Press

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Ohio jobs at center of governor candidates debate

By admin Published: September 16, 2010

Ann Sanner
Associated Press

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Poll shows large margin in Ohio gubernatorial race

By Doug Published: September 16, 2010

Quinnipiac University released a new poll showing Republican John Kasich with a large lead a little more than two weeks before voting begins.

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Ohio jobs at center of governor candidates debate

By admin Published: September 16, 2010

Ann Sanner
Associated Press

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Akron keeps charter issue

By Doug Published: September 16, 2010

Amendment that would divert tax revenue to safety forces to be on ballot. For vote to count, concessions must be made

By Stephanie Warsmith
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Ohio gubernatorial debate to be replayed

By admin Published: September 15, 2010

Rich Heldenfels
Beacon Journal staff writer

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Voter registration deadline

By Doug Published: September 15, 2010

Registration deadline to vote in the Nov. 2 election is Oct. 3 -- a Sunday. To register, you can download a form at the Ohio Secretary of State's voter help site or the local board of elections.

Summit County
Stark County
Portage County
Medina County
Wayne County

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Ohio identified as problem state in voting study

By Doug Published: September 15, 2010

Two organizations that advocate for citizen involvement, open government and voter rights, Common Cause and Demos, released a study today identifying states where there have been recurring problems at election time.

Ohio was singled out as vulnerable to election disputes this fall, particularly in light of a number of close and important races.

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Former Democratic Party chairman in Cleveland indicted

By admin Published: September 15, 2010

Thomas J. Sheeran and Meghan Barr
Associated Press

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Clinton Lends Star Power To Strickland Campaign

By Kathy Published: September 15, 2010

With seven weeks until Ohio's Election Day, Governor Strickland continues to trail Republican opponent John Kasich in most polls. Those projections have Democrats calling on help from outside the state, and as ideastream®'s Rick Jackson reports, the support for Ted Strickland came from a much-loved, and highly visible, former President.
Story from WPCN at http://www.wcpn.org/WCPN/news/32043

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Snitchler blasts Dem fliers calling him a rat

By Kathy Published: September 15, 2010

LAKE TWP. Republicans call it garbage and a personal attack on state Rep. Todd A. Snitchler, R-Lake Township.
Democrats counter they are giving voters the facts.
Read the story in the Canton Repository at http://www.cantonrep.com/news/x827973444/Snitchler-blasts-Dem-fliers-calling-him-a-rat

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Former Democratic Party chairman in Cleveland indicted

By admin Published: September 15, 2010

Thomas J. Sheeran
Associated Press

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Who has a better plan for Ohio?

By admin Published: September 15, 2010

By Julie Carr Smyth
Associated Press

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Gubernatorial debate on WKSU and ONN

By Doug Published: September 14, 2010

Tonight's gubernatorial debate between Republican John Kasich and Democrat Ted Strickland will be aired on WKSU, 89.7 FM, and on the Ohio News Network on cable television. The debate, to be held in Columbus and sponsored by the Ohio News Organization, begins at 8 p.m.

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Portage County Tea Party meeting

By Doug Published: September 14, 2010

KENT: The Portage County Tea Party will hold the seventh of its nine planned Township Outreach meetings at 7 tonight at Maplewood Career Center, 7075 State Route 88 in Ravenna.

The meeting is geared toward residents of Ravenna and Ravenna Township but is open to anyone, regardless of political party affiliation.

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Governor candidates to square off in first debate

By admin Published: September 14, 2010

Associated Press

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Police evacuate parts of Capitol after powdery substance found

By admin Published: September 13, 2010

Associated Press

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Geithner welcomes GOP support for Obama's tax plan

By admin Published: September 13, 2010

Martin Crutsinger
Associated Press

WASHINGTON: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Monday the administration is encouraged to hear Republicans say they would support President Barack Obama's plan to extend tax cuts to the middle class.

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John Boehner's decision to be out front draws coverage

By Doug Published: September 13, 2010

Ohio Republican John Boehner's leadership role and hopes of becoming House Speaker is putting him in the news.

Sunday Word: All about Boehner, from the New York Times

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Conservative groups open Medina headquarters

By Rick Published: September 12, 2010

MEDINA: American Majority Action and a coalition of grassroots groups will open the Northern Ohio Liberty Headquarters, 4986 Gateway Drive, Suite 206, at 7 p.m. Sept. 14. The site ''will serve as a hub of grassroots activity in Northern Ohio'' for the election season, the groups said. ''Our goal is to partner with grassroots conservatives and restore the principles of limited, responsible government both in Washington and at state capitols across the country,'' Drew Ryun, president of American Majority Action, said in a prepared statement. For more details, go online to: http://americanmajorityaction.org.

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Ballot controversy over Tallmadge mayor race resolved

By Paula Published: September 10, 2010

Tallmadge voters will not have to bring a pen into the polling booth after all.

Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner ruled Friday that interim Mayor Dave Kline (a Democrat) and councilman Jack Sarver (a Republican) can both be on the November ballot.

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Clinton to stump for Strickland in Cleveland

By Doug Published: September 10, 2010

The gubernatorial campaign for re-election of Gov. Ted Strickland released this afternoon that former President Bill Clinton will appear at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Tri-C Metro Campus Gymnasium, 2900 Community College Avenue, Cleveland. Information on public access was not immediately available.
Clinton has been making appearances in a number of hotly contested races in recent days.

Clinton appears at a rally in support of first-term Democratic Rep. Mike McMahon, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, on Staten Island in New York.
Source: Associated Press

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Your chance to ask questions

By Doug Published: September 10, 2010

Want to pose a question to a political candidate?

You can write or tape your own question directed at candidates for Ohio governor, U.S. Senate or Congressional seats in the Buckeye State by going to 10Questions. Ohioans can also vote on the questions they like best. Questions with the most votes will be posed to the candidates.

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Phil Davison, Local GOP Candidate in Ohio, Gives Screeching Stump Speech

By Kathy Published: September 10, 2010

 To say that Phil Davison is passionate about change in the Stark County Treasurer's office might be the understatement of the year. Davison says he won't apologize for his emotion. These are drastic times, he says. "If nominated, I'm comin', both barrels, guns loaded."

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Issues facing Twinsburg voters

By Paula Published: September 9, 2010

TwinsburgBulletin.com outlines the issues facing voters in Twinsburg, Twinsburg Township and Reminderville in November. 

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No word yet on Tallmadge race

By Paula Published: September 9, 2010

Still no word on whether interim Tallmadge Mayor Dave Kline (D) and councilman/opponent Jack Sarver (R) will be on the ballot in November. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has yet to settle a dispute that the Summit County Board of Elections sent her way last month.

BOE director Marijean Donofrio clarified that there is no specific deadline looming. Brunner knows BOEs around the state need time to get ballots printed and proofed and will no doubt issue a ruling "in the next few days" so Summit County can proceed, she said.

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Obama: Emanuel would be 'terrific' Chicago mayor

By admin Published: September 9, 2010

Associated Press

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Senate candidate Portman in Stow

By Paula Published: September 9, 2010

Rob Portman, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, is scheduled to visit Wrayco Industries in Stow at 1 p.m. today (Thursday.) Wrayco specializes in the manufacture of leakproof vessels, such as fuel and hydraulic tanks, for heavy construction equipment.

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Obama implores minister to call off Quran burning

By admin Published: September 9, 2010

Associated Press

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CNN reports a tight race between Democratic incumbent Boccieri and his Republican challenger

By Kathy Published: September 8, 2010

Rep. John Boccieri, an Iraq War vet, won a Congressional seat representing the 16th District in 2008. Jim Renacci, his GOP challenger, is trying to tie him to liberal Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Read the CNN story.

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Fired Stark County Treasurer to be sentenced Thursday in Akron

By Kathy Published: September 8, 2010

Vincent J. Frustaci, the county's former chief deputy treasurer, is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge John R. Adams in Akron. He faces up to 10 years in prison for stealing almost $3 million from Stark County voters.

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Stark County Dems choose interim treasurer

By Kathy Published: September 8, 2010

Kenneth N. Koher was picked to be on the ballot as Stark County Treasurer by the Stark County Democrats and named the interim treasurer. Read the Canton Repository story.

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Obama to pitch trio of economic proposals today in Ohio

By admin Published: September 8, 2010

Julie Pace
Associated Press

WASHINGTON: Seeking to give anxious Democrats a boost ahead of the November elections, President Barack Obama is pitching a trio of economic initiatives Wednesday and voicing unwavering opposition to Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthy.

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Traficant wows Portage crowd

By Rick Published: September 8, 2010

Former congressman/prison inmate Jim Traficant got a standing ovation during a Tea Party event Wednesday at the Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna, the Ravenna Record-Courier reports. He's running for Congress again this year and said he'll push to replace the income tax with a 25 percent sales tax. Read the full story.

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Official: Obama to back more business tax breaks

By admin Published: September 7, 2010

Julie Pace
Associated Press

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will call on Congress to pass new tax breaks that would allow businesses to write off 100 percent of their new capital investments through 2011, the latest in a series of proposals the White House is rolling out in hopes of showing action on the economy ahead of the November elections.

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Summit County Executive Pry to offer advice to Cuyahoga leaders

By admin Published: September 7, 2010

Beacon Journal staff report

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Suit challenges Ohio absentee ballot methods

By admin Published: September 3, 2010

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Suit challenges Ohio absentee ballot methods

By admin Published: September 3, 2010

Associated Press

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New York state Senate candidate charged with stalking ex-girlfriend

By admin Published: September 2, 2010

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.: Democratic state Senate candidate David Mejias was charged Thursday with three counts of stalking a former girlfriend.

Mejias, 39, appeared in Nassau County Arraignment Court after spending the night in jail. He was arrested Wednesday in the Suffolk County town of Matinicock after police said he followed the woman in her car. After forcing her to pull over, he yelled and screamed at her, police said. The woman was driving with a new boyfriend at the time, prosecutors said.

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Ohio newspaper group to host 3 debates between U.S. Senate candidates

By admin Published: September 1, 2010

Ohio's two major-party candidates for the U.S. Senate have agreed to three, one-hour televised debates that will be hosted by the state's eight largest newspapers, including the Akron Beacon Journal.

Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Lee Fisher will debate in Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, the campaigns announced Wednesday morning. The Cleveland debate will be held Oct. 8 at the City Club of Cleveland.

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