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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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Where to park for the Trump rally

By Doug Livingston Published: August 22, 2016

Those attending the Donald Trump rally in the James A. Rhodes Arena on the campus of the University of Akron can find parking in the two decks.

The deck between Buchtel Avenue and Carroll Street will be available as well as the deck off Sumner Street, across from Grant Street.

Click here to view a map of the recommended parking areas.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and Trump is scheduled to give his remarks at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

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Northeast Ohio pollworkers awarded for safeguarding right to vote

By Doug Livingston Published: August 18, 2016

For helping to ensure that hundreds of votes will count in Ohio's election this fall, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections has won the Freedom Award for Innovation from the Election Center at the National Association of Election Officials.

The award, announced Thursday during the Election Center’s 32nd annual conference in Philadelphia, was one of seven handed out nationally to election officials who find innovative ways to preserve and protect the right to vote.

Last year, county pollworkers in Summit and Cuyahoga an unusually high number of late absentee ballots that, because mail carriers and sorters did not apply postmarks, could not be counted, even if they were mailed out before the election.

Technicians at the Cleveland elections office investigated the issue, eventually uncovering a time-stamped bar code on most of the post. A $550 scanner, officials decided, could be used to check the bar code on many of the letters carrying the discounted votes.

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