"Forget the party, forget the politics," Kasich told a crowd of about 175 gathered at Dearing Compressor and Pump Co. "Think about what we can accomplish together."

Milliken, 68, a Republican, is seeking re-election to a position to which she was first elected in 2000 after having served as head bookkeeper the previous nine years. Kovach, 23, a Democrat, is working toward graduating from the University of Akron in December with a double major in political science and criminal justice and a minor in computer administration.

Brandon Kovach, who is running against Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Millken, changed a posting on his public Facebook page that indicated he was being supported by someone on Milliken's staff. The Oct. 15 posting stated, "I won't publish who but a certain county auditor employee who has been an outstanding asset to my preparedness for this election made a donation to my campaign this morning without my prior knowledge ... " While being interviewed by the Journal on Monday for another story, Kovach was asked about the posting, and he said the employee referred to was with the Mahoning County Auditor's Office.

Two assistant county prosecuting attorneys -- one from Mahoning County and one from Portage -- are running for a seat on the Portage County Common Pleas Court bench. Becky Doherty and Eugene L. Muldowney want to succeed Judge John Enlow when he retires at the end of this year.

Since I had never been there before, I decided one Saturday in August to attend the Columbiana County Fair in Lisbon, the hometown of my Woods in Aurora friend Dick Scroggs. I've actually driven around the fairgrounds, but although I've been to a lot of county fairs in Ohio, Columbiana isn't one of them.

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But he also said he's keeping informed about what's happening in Portage and Mahoning counties, the two closest counties where people are self-monitoring under the direction of those health departments. He told city health board members during their meeting Wednesday about activities related to Ebola.

Bond was set at $2 million for a Burghill man accused of throwing a fake pipe bomb at the private law office of Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras earlier this month. Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News reported that Betras received an anonymous letter immediately following the incident saying "David, did the pipe boom get your attention."

Some third grade students and teachers demonstrated life lessons from science class Monday, sharing with school board members the results of a growing experiment and a life cycle wheel. "We try to make it very hands-on and meaningful for the kids," Reilly Elementary School Principal Cindy Viscounte said.

The only debate in the competition for seven statewide offices has been among the three running for auditor. The gubernatorial candidates aren't holding a debate for the first time in 36 years.

Parents of St. Charles School in Boardman were alerted Thursday evening that a student at the school has a relative who was on Frontier flight #1142 from Dallas to Cleveland on Oct. 10 - the flight that carried Ebola-positive nurse Amber Vinson. In an email sent to parents from St. Charles Principal Mary Welsh, parents were given a vague update regarding the slight, though potential, risk facing students.

Tickets for the Taste in Salem are still available and may be purchased for $30 each at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, 713 E. State St. The fundraiser supports the United Way campaign and begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Salem Golf Club. For more information visit the chamber office or call 330-337-3473.

A financial adviser shopped at high-end stores in Cleveland and Pittsburgh and even vacationed in the Bahamas after stealing intended investments from an elderly Weathersfield woman, according to a prosecutor. ''It just stuck in my craw.

Convenience store owner George Rafidi, of Pleasant Valley Drive in Lordstown, remains in Mahoning County Jail without bond after he was bound over Tuesday morning to a federal grand jury. He's charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding a federal officer.

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oct. 08--YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County Board of Elections wants to increase its 2015 budget by $24,986 compared with 2013 with one member questioning why expenses are increasing when the board plans to eliminate 50 voting precincts. Officials have said that a reduction of a voting precinct saves about $1,000, so a cut of 50 would save $50,000.

Or is Democratic incumbent Tim Ryan of the 13th Congressional District - which encompasses Mahoning County and chunks of Portage, Summit, Stark and Trumbull counties -- still representing the district to the satisfaction of residents? Ryan, 41, has represented the computer-chip-shaped constituency that stretches from Akron and Cuyahoga Falls in the west to Youngstown and Boardman in the east for more than a decade. He won the seat from the recently deceased James Traficant, who served seven years in prison on a bribery and racketeering conviction.

Mahoning County's participation in the Moving Ohio Forward demolition grant program has concluded and exceeded projections, according to county Land Bank Chairman Daniel R. Yemma.