Everyone deserves ballot access if they play by the rules. Mr. Ceci did not and the board did the right thing in bouncing him. He probably had Holly Hanni running his campaign.
Now if Chairman Betras is mad at Mr. Engler for not getting off the ballot, why isn't he mad at Mr. Hagan? Mr. Kovach defeated Mr. Hagan the hard way - - by the vote of the precinct people. Kinda makes the Chairman a man of a double standards, then again, to us who know him well -- he is!
March 7, 2014 at 6:23 a.m.
Not the first time that Sonny Boy Smith has used his considerable wealth to fund democrats or independents instead of Republicans.
Lisa Antonini is in jail for NOT reporting a $3,000.00 loan. The Sammarone $4,000.00 CASH payment to Kitchen sure seems worse. Then again, not one thing has happened to Sammarone while sexual harassment took place on his watch, Lt. Mercer's wiping his feet on the 4th Amendment took place, tearing down houses without due process took place, giving $20,000.00 to his son to open a bar which failed and wasn't repaid took place, etc.
Once again, some skate and others are held under the ice.
Sure makes one wonder.....
March 7, 2014 at 6:17 a.m.
Didn't Mercer used to appear weekly on Louie Free's radio program, where THE LOUIE gushed over his every move?
March 6, 2014 at 7:49 a.m.
Downtown grows at THE expense of the neighborhoods. the amounts of taxpayer dollars spent on subsidy for bars and rental units far out pace the money spent on ALL quality of life issues in the cities seven wards.
March 5, 2014 at 5:16 a.m.
If "...that in politics, nonpayment of taxes is a cardinal sin..." methinks you need to get your investigators out and start checking ALL the records of ALL the local, county and state government elected, appointed and hired employees and their various 'holdings'. The results will astonish you.
March 2, 2014 at 7:37 a.m.
Good luck. Hope he brings a real local bend to the area on politics.
February 27, 2014 at 7:22 a.m.
Atway, Belinky, Cochran. Are the FEDs going after our alleged local crooked justice system alphabetically?
Isnt Atway - Basil Allie's cousin, and didn't both Atway and Cochran have something to do with 'leaking' court documents to the media during Gains re-election?
Didn't Cochran allegedly fix the case of Jimmy Hughes' son's OVI in Austintown? The one where for the first time in the history of the Ohio State Patrol the arresting officer didn't show up in court.
February 27, 2014 at 7:17 a.m.
Mark Munroe and Tracy Winbush are the so called leaders of the Republican Party (in name only) in Mahoning County. They are so bad they make David Betras look good.
Munroe with an assist from David Myhal using Clarence Smith's money destroyed a great slate of young republicans who ran a full slate of candidates in 2000 WITHOUT the help of the aforementioned who actually stabbed all the candidates (except Paul Sarasic Myhal's poly-sci prof) in the back because all the candidates that year campaigned to defeat the sales tax and live by Peat-Marwick. Munroe is such a bad Chairperson that he can't even field a full slate of precinct people in reliable Poland Village.
February 23, 2014 at 9:14 a.m.
Whether we like it or not - - College in the year 2014 is all about the money. The quicker Mr. Tressel is made King of YSU the better.
February 23, 2014 at 6:49 a.m.
"You get this party's endorsement, it's a win," Chairman David Betras.
Doesn't he know that he has a monopoly yet?
1) Judge Belinky will legally change his name to Mark Dapolito Donofrio before the primary. 2) Council President Chuck Sammarone will pass city legislation to donate $100,000 in taxpayers money to his son's campaign. They will do the old 'end around' as Chris will change the name of the bar Warehouse Fifty (the old Dooneys) to Probate Court. 3) Mark Hanni will broker a deal between Betras and Munroe to merge both parties and get a 'piece of the action'. 4) David Engler will be hired by Clear Channel to host a radio show that clears up all the wrong legal advice that David Betras gives out. 5) Janet Tarpley will ask Leo Jennings to help her get the prisoners out of jail on election day to vote for her. 6) Ron Gerberry is already smoozing precinct committepeople to be appointed to Righetti's seat when she doesn't run again and he is term limited out of his present seat (that is if PENN Gaming doesn't hire him as a greeter at the Racino). Ron's lovely wife or his son will run for his seat. 7) Bob Hagan will invite Kovach downtown for a beer summit and convince the young man to drop out.... or else!
February 23, 2014 at 6:43 a.m.