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Legal group deems Hannis not qualified


The Mahoning County Bar Association has rated two incumbent judges seeking re-election Nov. 6 as highly qualified, but dismissed their challengers as not qualified.

Based on a poll of its membership, the association declared Judge Mary DeGenaro of the 7th District Court of Appeals highly qualified, but rated her challenger, Atty. Mark A. Hanni as not qualified.

In a county court race, the association said Judge Scott D. Hunter is highly qualified, but his challenger, Atty. Heidi Hanni, is not qualified.

In judicial contests, the lawyers belonging to the bar association evaluate each candidate’s legal knowledge, professional experience, temperament, integrity, diligence and professional responsibility, the association said Friday in a news release.

Fashion show closes downtown streets


A fashion show will close some streets downtown from 7 a.m. to midnight today. Streets affected are East Federal from Central Square to Champion Street, and Wick Avenue and Market Street at East Federal Street.

‘Walk to Remember’


The Northside Medical Center Bereavement Committee’s 25th Annual “Walk to Remember” is today from 10:30 a.m. to noon to mark October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. The event will begin inside Medical Office Building A at Northside.

Families who have experienced the loss of a baby at any point during pregnancy, at birth, or in the first weeks of life are invited to participate in the memorial service.

In the United States, about 1 million pregnancies are lost annually due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month is set aside to recognize the loss of a baby through any of these conditions.

Need a ride to vote? Groups offer help

Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative and Ohio Prophetic Voices will join local congregations to mobilize voters in Mahoning and Trumbull counties by offering fellowship, refreshments and rides to voting places from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The Souls to the Polls project will be at Union Baptist Church, 528 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown, and Agape Assembly, 426 Nevada St. SW, Warren. Early voting will be available at the Mahoning and Trumbull counties boards of elections Tuesday.

Christie to visit Valley for Romney


Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will make a campaign stop in Youngstown on Tuesday in support of Mitt Romney.

The Romney-For-President campaign made the announcement Friday afternoon but said it had no other details as to time or location of the appearance.

Christie came to Ohio on April 16, raising money for Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, a candidate for U.S. Senate, according to the web site

In March, Christie planned to attend a rally at Cleveland State University with Romney, but canceled due to inclement weather.

From Thursday through today, Christie participated in a campaign swing on behalf of various GOP candidates in Washington, Montana, North Dakota and Michigan. Christie is considered one of the leaders of the GOP nationally.

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