A first-term congressman, Boccieri is being challenged this year by Republican Jim Rinacci, a former nursing home management executive, auto dealer and professional minor league sports clubs investor. Both parties have targeted the race. The spending could set a record in these parts.
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HERE WE GO: A scheduled appearance by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, of Niles, Oh., at a town hall in Youngstown was cancelled at the last minute Wednesday by his staff over concern about his safety. WFMJ-TV in Youngstown said the congressman "received a threat to his office that was serious enough to report to the Capital Police and the FBI." Ryan supported the health care reform program.