Wednesday, October 15, 2008


A temperament problem?

DeHoff who has been a subject in the STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) as having called a Massillon City Council ally to complain when losing primary opponent Mike Stevens got a job with the city. A sore winner?

Now she is quoted in The Independent (Massillon) as smarting off on Massillon Mayor Francis Cicchinelli.

Does this lady get "hot under the collar" in a heartbeat?

Is flipping out a good characteristic for a public official to have?

Gregg Kohntopp of The Independent reports an incident at Tuesday night's Tuscarawas Township trustees meeting this way:
At Tuesday’s Tuscarawas Township trustees meeting, DeHoff read that letter [a letter from Massillon Safety Services Director Mike Loudiana saying Massillon's been doing its part of road maintenance] aloud and then showered sarcasm toward Massillon Mayor Frank Cicchinelli.

“I know I’m not credible; neither are you, Dean,” DeHoff said to fellow Trustee Dean Green.

“Didn’t we already have this conversation with the mayor (in the past)?”
Green acknowledged that is the case.

“I wonder who is really not credible here,” DeHoff added.

DeHoff was responding to a comment Cicchinelli made to The Independent a few weeks ago in which he said that he would not meet with DeHoff and Green regarding road maintenance issues because they both lacked credibility.
The Report wonders where Stark County Democratic Party chair Johnnie A. Maier, Jr a friend of both DeHoff and Cicchinelli (at least the mayor says so, The Report is not so sure) in getting these two together.

The astute politician he is (?), he can't believe that this is good for his party. It certainly is not good for the prospects of DeHoff winning her race Republican Todd Snitchler in the 50th House District. And, if she loses, this will hurt the Democrats chances to control the House in the 128th Ohio General Assembly which will not be very pleasing to Ohio Democratic Party chair Redfern and Governor Strickland.

The question: It's not "Here's Johnnie," but "Where's Johnnie?"

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