DEBATES |17th Congressional District candidates Republican Ann Womer Benjamin and Democrat Timothy J. Ryan have agreed to participate in 12 debates. James A. Traficant Jr., an independent candidate,

Sept. 16, 8 a.m., Summit County Mayors' Association Candidate's Forum, Martin Center, University of Akron.Sept. 18, 5:30-7 p.m., League of Women Voters Debate, The Rathskellar, Kent State University.Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Northeast Ohio Homeowners and Concerned Citizens Association, Price Memorial AME Church, Youngstown.Oct. 11, 7:30-9 a.m., Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber Candidates Breakfast, McMenamy's, Niles.Oct. 16, noon-1:30 p.m., College Republicans, College Democrats, University of Akron, Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce Candidates Debate, Martin Center, University of Akron.Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center Debate, Jewish Community Center, Youngstown.Oct. 22, 5 p.m., Kent State University Candidates Forum, Student Center, Kent State University.Oct. 23, evening, Trumbull County League of Women Voters Debate, Warren YWCA, Warren.Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Struthers PTA-League of Women Voters Debate, Struthers Elementary School, Struthers.Oct. 29, evening, WKBN-TV CBS-27 Debate, Youngstown.Oct. 30, 9 p.m., WYTV-TV ABC-33 Debate, WYTV Studio, Youngstown.Nov. 3, 8 p.m., WNEO-TV/WEAO-TV PBS-45/49 Debate, WNEO/WEAO Studios, Kent.

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