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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, was reappointed Tuesday to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
The leadership committee is tasked with assigning party members to House committees and advising the caucus on policy. Ryan, of Howland, was elected to his eighth term in Congress on Election Day two weeks ago.
“I am proud to once again be appointed to this influential committee tasked with advising the Democratic Party on policy matters and assigning party members to House committees,” Ryan said in a statement released by his office.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Keystone XL Pipeline (H.R. 5682) once again divided the region’s representatives along party lines, with the two area Republicans favoring the project and the sole Democrat opposing it.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- That didn’t take long. When a larger-than-life political figure like Jim Traficant unexpectedly dies, conspiracy theories always follow -- and this one is off and running on the Internet.
American Free Press, the virulent far-right organization that promotes itself as “your underground source for uncensored news,” posted an article Oct. 11 with this headline: “Was Jim Traficant Murdered?”
Traficant died Sept. 27 at age 73 from injuries he suffered Sept. 23 in a tractor accident at his family’s farm in Greenford.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Private services were held for James A. Traficant Jr., the former congressman and Mahoning County sheriff who died Saturday from injuries sustained in an accident last Tuesday at his daughter’s farm in Greenford.
According to the obituary, posted at the website of Rossi Bros. & Lellio Funeral Home, which handled the arrangements, there were no calling hours and the notice does not cite plans for any kind of public commemoration, though area various media outlets report a family spokeswoman say an event is being planned in the next 30 days. He was 73.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Members of the Mahoning Valley political community and beyond expressed their condolences to the family of Jim Traficant via emailed press statements and social media following news of his death Saturday.
The community continues to await word on arrangements for the former U.S. congressman, which are expected early in the week, according to a Traficant family spokesperson cited in media reports.