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Archive: 2008

Early Trumbull County numbers

WARREN – With 4 percent of Trumbull County precincts reporting, two hotly contested races for countywide offices are very close.In the race for county sheriff, challenger Joseph Consiglio, Weathersfield Township’s police chief, has 1,192 votes, ...

Mahoning abstentee ballots show Clinton way ahead of Obama

YOUNGSTOWN — With 14,233 absentee votes in Mahoning County, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., is beating U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., 57.8 percent to 39.1 percent.Lou D’Apolito of Boardman has a small lead over ...

McCain is GOP presidential nominee

CNN has projected U.S. John McCain, R.-Ariz., has secured enough delegates to win the Republican nomination for president. CNN says its exit polls show McCain winning the Ohio, Texas, Vermont and Rhode Island primaries Tuesday ...

Kisses from Belinky

Regardless of the outcome of the Democratic race for Mahoning County probate judge, Mark Belinky was the clear winner of the "Most Creative Polling Place Handout" in Tuesday's election. Belinky, appointed to the bench three ...

Federal judge orders 15 precincts in Cleveland to stay open until 9 p.m.

CLEVELAND, Ohio AP — The chairman of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections says a federal judge has ordered the board to keep 15 precincts in Cleveland open until 9 p.m.

Recycling served democracy

The Columbiana County Board of Elections building, which had a number of a leaks Tuesday evening because of rain, were able to use large recycling collection bins that wre stored in a part of their ...

Ohio results delayed until 9 p.m.

The Ohio Secretary of State has ordered all 88 counties to not release any voting results, including absentee ballots, until 9 p.m. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner issued the directive because of bad weather conditions ...

McCain projected winner in Ohio

CNN has projected U.S. Sen. John McCain, R.-Ariz., as the winner of the Republican primary election in Ohio, picking up 88 delegates. Earlier, CNN declared McCain the winner of the Vermont primary election. He picked ...

Microwave oven: Forget about it

YOUNGSTOWN — While there’s no sign by the microwave in the Mahoning County Board of Elections’ kitchen, it’s clearly understood by all that no one is to use it tonight.While elections officials were tallying votes ...

Polls stay open until 9 p.m. in Sandusky

CNN reports polls in Sandusky will stay open until 9 p.m. because of the bad weather in that area.