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A tribute to Traficant

Tish Traficant, wife of former Congressman James A. Traficant Jr., speaks during the closing of the tribute for him Sunday at the DeYor Performing Arts Center’s Edward W. Powers Auditorium in Youngstown. An estimated 2,500 family members, friends, colleagues and others attended the two-hour gathering.

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About 150 free tickets remain for Traficant tribute

The event is Nov. 30


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A testament to Traficant

Nearly 1,500 free tickets for a Nov. 30 public event to celebrate and honor the life of former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. were given away Monday — the first day to get them

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A public celebration for the late congressman will be Nov. 30

Free tickets will be available Nov. 17


Traficant cremated, family rep discloses

A forensic pathologist said he conducted an autopsy on the body

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Former congressman buried after a private ceremony

A public celebration will occur in the next 30 days

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Traficant buried today after private service

Traficant buried today after private service


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Remembering Traficant

Host Louie Free will talk with politics writer David Skolnick, editorial page editor Bertram DeSouza and retired YSU professor Dr. William Binning.

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Controversial sheriff, congressman succumbs after farming accident

Former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., the most controversial Mahoning Valley political figure of the last half-century, died Saturday as a result of injuries he sustained in a farm-tractor accident. He was 73.


REMEMBERING JIMBO |Comments from the Twitter sphere

Larry Bellinger @LarryBnDC Sad news about Jim Traficant, former Ohio Congressman. Love him or not


TRAFICANT QUOTABLES | Best lines in the House

Ex-U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.’s legacy included his often colorful, funny, outrageous and


Traficant’s Top 10 accomplishments in office

Here are some of the major accomplishments James A. Traficant Jr. made during his more than 17 years


Locals react to news of Traficant's death

“It’s a very sad situation. I just hope people remember him for all the good things he did for us.”


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Jim Traficant remembered for political skill and heart

Traficant called his father nearly every day just to talk, a former long-time chief of staff said.


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