Possible petition flaw


WARREN

Trumbull County Board of Elections will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday to determine whether there is a flaw in the petitions for longtime Hubbard Councilwoman Lisha Pompili Baumiller. Stephanie Penrose, elections board director, questioned whether the same person signed his or her name multiple times on a petition. The board advised Penrose to ask the sheriff’s office to investigate, but Penrose said Friday there won’t be time for that, so the board will decide the matter based on the evidence available at Monday’s meeting.

Pompili Baumiller will be able to discuss the matter with the board, Penrose said. Pompili Baumiller declined to comment Friday.

A 2 p.m. hearing also is set Monday for the board to hear testimony and decide whether to allow a recall to go on the May 7 ballot regarding Newton Falls Councilman John Baryak.

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