(A) In November, 1974, and quadrennially thereafter, one county commissioner shall be elected to take office on the first day of January following.
(B) In November, 1972, and quadrennially thereafter, two commissioners shall be elected. The term of one of such commissioners shall commence on the second day of January next after his election, and the term of the other commissioner shall commence on the third day of January next after his election.
(C) Thereafter such officers shall hold office for the term of four years and until their successors are elected and qualified. (ORC 305.01)
David C. Ditzler
Term Expires: 1/2/2017
Dave is a lifelong resident of Mahoning County and Austintown, and a 1976 Austintown Fitch Graduate. Dave received his Associate Degree in Applied Business from Youngstown State University in 1982, and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Youngstown State University in 1984.
Dave was first elected Austintown Township Trustee in November 1993, and has subsequently been reelected in 1997, 2001, 2005, and 2009, serving the people of Austintown as their Trustee since January 1, 1994. He was recently inducted into The Austintown Growth Foundation Hall of Fame Class of 2004 for Community Service. He has been elected a Mahoning County Democratic Precinct Committee Person for Austintown since 1986, and served as The Mahoning County Democratic Party Chair from 1999 through 2001. He was elected a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2000 for Al Gore, elected again as a Delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention for John Kerry, and again in 2008 for Hillary Clinton.
He has been a Steelworker his entire career, as a Member of USWA Local 1418 Youngstown Sheet and Tube / Jones and Laughlin Steel from 1977 to 1983. He was employed by Thomas Steel Strip Corporation from 1983 through 2005 as Sales Manager, then electing to accept the position of Global Manager of Sales for The American Nickeloid Corporation in 2006.
Dave and his wife Jenny of 18 years reside at 6696 New Road in a home that the 2 built themselves, along with their 4-legged children, Midnight and Zoey. Jenny is a Founding Member of the Austintown Junior Women’s League and a Sales Manager for Macy’s Southern Park Mall for the past 30 years.
Term Expires: 12/31/2018
Carol attended St. Ann's, later, St. Anthony's School before graduating from Ursuline High School in 1970. She received her post-secondary education at Youngstown Sate University.
On December 30, 2003, Carol was sworn in as the City of Youngstown’s 4th Ward Councilperson, 1 of 3 women elected to council that year. Currently she is serving her 2nd term in that position. Other posts include chairperson for both the Public Utilities and Legislative Committees, and vice-chairperson for the Education Committee. She is also the past Chair of the Finance Committee and has 40 years of experience working with government.
Carol currently resides in Youngstown, OH and is married to Frank J. Righetti, Sr.
Term Expires: 1/1/2017
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio
1984 Graduate of Poland Seminary High School
1990 Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Youngstown State University - Emphasis area; Criminal Justice
1993 Master of Science in Education Youngstown State University - Emphasis area; Community Counseling
Licensed Social Worker (L.S.W.) State of Ohio
Certified Case Manager (CCM)
Insurance Rehabilitation Specialist Commission
Businessman, Trucking, Landlord
I was sworn in as Mahoning County Commissioner on January 2, 2005.
Acting Mahoning County Commissioner
Appointed 'Administrator' by the Office of the Clerk, United States House of Representatives (06/02-01/03)
1991 to 07/02 held various positions serving the 17th Congressional District under former Congressman James A. Traficant, Jr.
I have held Office of Precinct Committeeman. 1998-Present
I have instructed courses at YSU which included Political Sociology, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Justice, and Jail Management.
Serving as 'Regional Director' for the 17th Congressional District Office, I was in charge of three counties (Mahoning, Columbiana, and Trumbull) whereby I worked directly with most Local Officials and every major constituency group in our valley.
I have had the privilege of working in Washington, D.C. as the Congressional Liaison for almost three years on various projects for the 17th District.