Author Archives: Doug Livingston
State school board member Bryan Williams of Fairlawn resigned Monday, telling colleagues that recent media reports have made him aware that as a publicly elected official, he may have violated Ohio ethics law by lobbying the government for private interests.
The Ohio State School Board is one of three hybrid boards in the nation. The board has 11 elected and eight appointed members. Prior to 1995, the 11-member board was entirely elected. Now, with more governor appointments, the board has lost its independent nature. The Beacon Journal in Akron and The News Outlet based at Youngstown State University explore the workings of the board that directs education in Ohio.
Fourteen residents have been asked to find a new place to live by Nov. 16 because Valley Renaissance Center, a nursing facility on South Avenue in Boardman, is discontinuing its respiratory care program.
Though he’s fed up with the campaign, the barrage of political ads and leaked videos haven’t swayed Joe Sullivan. He reads the USAToday and the Youngstown Vindicator daily, but doesn’t invest much in the headlines and anti-climatic campaign rhetoric on the evening news.
One issue that concerns all of us in Northeastern Ohio is fracking. Although it’s not on the ballot this fall, it is on the political agenda. Doug Livingston reports.
Joe Sullivan of Boardman looks forward to the end of nearly two years of campaigning.
After President Barack Obama’s lackluster performance in the first of three presidential debates, he is once again an undecided voter.
Joe Sullivan of Boardman has voted for both major political parties in the past, but his decision to vote for President Barack Obama in November strengthens each day.
(Photo by Doug Livingston/The News Outlet)
Kate DeMay and Jodie Jacobson were undecided voters in early September.
Then they joined more than 3 million people who viewed a YouTube video of a secret tape of Republican candidate Mitt Romney talking at a fundraiser May 17 in Florida.
From Cincinnati to Mansfield to Niles and Weathersfield, Ohio’s cities and townships are clamping down on injection wells, essentially banning the saltwater disposal sites that accept wastewater from oilfield operations.
Joe Sullivan expects the presidential candidates to largely ignore the issues that matter most to him.
Sullivan, 60, is an independent voter who leans to the left. He joined 62 percent of Mahoning County residents in voting for President Barack Obama in 2008.