Originally published in The Akron Beacon Journal


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04/29/94

NOT EVEN UNDER TORTURE

Stark County Commissioner Mary M. Cirelli gets points for being persnickety about explaining where the money for her re-election campaign came from.

On her finance report filed last week with the county Board of Elections, Cirelli listed $30 donated anonymously at a March 27 cocktail party fund-raiser.

That's all Ohio law required her to say. But perhaps thinking that further explanation was needed, Cirelli added the following details in a handwritten note: "Persons stopped and placed three $10 in my pocket. They went into a crowd & would not confess."

-- DAVID KNOX


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