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Politics is big in these parts, and we’ve got it covered. John Arthur Hutchison and other staff writers will offer their inside information on the events, big news and little moments of the local political scene in Lake, Geauga and eastern Cuyahoga counties.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

LaTourette empowered?

Quick now — Inside Business magazine and U.S. Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Bainbridge Township?

The magazine ran “The Power 100” list the other day of “The Power 100” on who to see in Northeast Ohio.

But before showing the whole roster, including every area millionaire you can name, the mag led off with “The Top 25.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Switcheroos for governor?

Instead of seeking re-election, state Auditor Mary Taylor runs this year for lieutenant governor with fellow Republican John Kasich for governor vs. Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat who for some reason hasn’t yet named his running mate?

To read more about potential musical chairs for state office holders, click here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Web of deceit?

If it’s not Democrats, it’s Republicans catching some heat about Internet personal messages or use.
During the 2008 president election, it was an Ohio Department of Development exec whose bosses were Democrats.
She tapped into the office computer to seek and share confidential information about pro-Republican “Joe the Plumber.” She lost her job.

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Who will seek Lake Elections Board post?

When long-time political veteran John F. Platz decided to retire from his post on the Lake County Elections Board, it immediately set in motion an opportunity to speculate who would replace him.

The Lake County Democratic Party is scheduled to meet Saturday to nominate a successor who would likely be appointed by Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.

There are at least a dozen people who could be floated out there as potential candidates.

To read more and to see who might be interested, click here.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Justice for all

As an announcement states, 11th District Court of Appeals Judge Diane Grendell will again sit as a visiting judge on the Ohio Supreme Court.

Back when she was a state representative as a Republican from Chester Township, SUPCO might not have quite agreed with her in a legal complaint she filed about a Geauga County airport not getting some state money.

But nowadays?

Well, on the all-GOP SUPCO, Chief Justice Tom Moyer named Grendell as a visiting justice sitting in place of a recused justice in a Tuscarawas County case to be heard Tuesday (Jan. 12).

Isn’t this the ninth or 10th time that Grendell has become a sitting SUPCO justice, just as have trusted Appellate Court Judge Mary Jane Trapp and Tim Cannon, both Democrats?

-Dave Jones

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sen. Grendell for Dolan chair?

Among several already reported, James, Grendell, son of Tim and Diane Grendell, has picked up candidacy nominating petitions is James Grendell, son of Tim and Diane Grendell.

What might this mean? For more on this blog click here.