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Can Ohio Solve Its Rural Broadband Problem?

Some state legislators are hoping to set aside $50 million each year to provide broadband internet access to Ohioans left without a dependable connection. According to Connect Ohio, some 300,000 rural households don’t have reliable access to the internet. In November, State Sens. Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) and John Eklund (R-Munson Township) introduced SB 225, which would […]

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Dem governor candidate tours Athens area

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni said Thursday that southeast Ohio has been left out of the equation when it comes to investment from the state, and if he is elected governor next year he will change that. Schiavoni, a Democrat from Boardman who is also an Ohio University alum, is seeking his party’s nomination to run […]

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Joe Schiavoni Reacts to Report that Youngstown Schools Paid a Firm Connected to CEO

YOUNGSTOWN – Today, Senator Joe Schiavoni, candidate for Ohio governor, released the following statement following the Youngstown Vindicator’s troubling report that “the Youngstown City School District contracted with a company that is a partner of a firm for which CEO Krish Mohip was a paid consultant.” “This is one of many negative outcomes we predicted when Governor […]

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Governor candidate visits Meigs

POMEROY — “We need someone who will stand up for working people, for the environment, for common sense issues, but you have to work first,” 2018 gubernatorial candidate Joe Schiavoni told the crowd gathered at a Meigs County Democratic Party meeting Thursday. “People want to see someone doing something to get the job done, rather […]

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Schiavoni Calls On ODOT To Explain Purchase Of New Trucks

Columbus—Today, State Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) sent a letter to the Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation requesting information about ODOT’s pending purchase of new trucks. According to United Auto Workers Local 402, ODOT awarded a contract to purchase 144 trucks to a North Carolina manufacturer over a firm that would have built the vehicles in Ohio. […]

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