April 20, 2014

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Sheriff Phil Stammitti wins another term

Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti will be the county’s law enforcement leader for another four years. Unofficial election results show Stammitti, a Democrat, defeating his Republican challenger, A.J. Torres, 80,226 to 42,048, or 66 percent to 34 percent. Stammitti has been sheriff for nearly 12 years. Stammitti was hired at the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office Read More…

Terry Boose secures a third term in state House

NORWALK — Running on a platform of conservative fiscal management and reining in government spending and taxes, Republican Terry Boose secured a third term Tuesday in the Ohio House’s 57th District. Final unofficial numbers from the Lorain County Board of Elections indicated Boose got 14,186 votes, or 52 percent, to 11,389, or 42 percent, for Read More…

Matt Lundy gets a final term as state representative

Democrat Matt Lundy was elected to his fourth and final term to the statehouse in the newly drawn 55th District in the state House. Lundy claimed 29,716 votes, or 63 percent, while his Republican challenger Rae Lynn Brady collected 17,735, or 37 percent, according to unofficial election results. The campaign between the two was low-key Read More…

Wellington OKs money to fix worst school building in state

WELLINGTON — Voters Tuesday decided that McCormick Middle School, which was declared the No. 1 worst school building in Ohio by the Ohio School Facilities Commission, should be replaced. A 36-year bond issue, Issue 48, passed 2,271 to 1,573, or 59 percent to 41 percent, according to unofficial returns. Wellington Schools Superintendent John Nolan said Read More…

Levy’s passage saves Amherst Schools from cuts in services

Russell Marty, front left, special education teacher at Marion L. Steele High School, and Mark Skladan, choir director at the high school, look over early election results for Amherst Schools Issue 28 at the school library on Tuesday.  In second row from left, is Amherst Junior High Prinicpal Ryan Coleman,  Amherst Junior High teacher Lisa Schenk and volunteers Tammy and Kevin Lacey of Amherst. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

AMHERST — Amherst Schools Superintendent Steve Sayers waited expectantly Tuesday night as the vote see-sawed back and forth. Finally, the results tipped in the district’s favor with 6,163 votes in favor, or 52 percent, to 5,673 votes against, or 48 percent, according to unofficial election results. The 4.9-mill operating levy will raise $2.8 million annually Read More…

Trial starts for doctor accused of groping patients

ELYRIA — An Elyria doctor accused of groping patients, a woman who worked for him and a job candidate went on trial Tuesday on charges of abduction, gross sexual imposition and sexual imposition. Somnath Roy, 47, strongly denies the allegations, his attorney, Kenneth Lieux, said after the first day of Roy’s trial. Roy was first Read More…

Boys, 9, 6 and 4, give savings to the Red Cross

From left, brothers Nathan Gill, 6, Caleb Gill, 4, and Collin Gill, 9, of North Ridgeville, count the change they collected for superstorm Sandy victims at the American Red Cross in Elyria on Tuesday.  Behind them is Rita Campbell, executive director of the American Red Cross. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

ELYRIA — The lesson about helping fellow human beings in need that Kara Gill was teaching her sons will outlast the $106 they raised for superstorm Sandy’s victims. Prompted by television images of victims without electricity and heat, Collin Gill, 9, and Nathan Gill, 6, asked their mother how they could help. Kara Gill suggested Read More…

Browns’ Brandon Weeden ready for a rest heading into bye week

BEREA — Quarterback Brandon Weeden entered the bye week fresh off his worst two games since the fall-flat-on-his-face opener. He’s headed back to Oklahoma to enjoy the sunshine, maybe play some golf and reflect on a promising but rocky first nine games of his career. Coach Pat Shurmur dispatched Weeden with some strong words of Read More…

President Barack Obama wins re-election

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead. Obama spoke to thousands of cheering supporters in his hometown of Read More…

Man accused of trying to run over 2 people on sidewalk

LORAIN — Police arrested a 70-year-old Vermilion man Monday who allegedly tried to run over two people with his vehicle. At 10:31 p.m. Monday, police were sent to Oberlin and West Erie avenues for a man who was reportedly chasing a woman down the street. Police met with the alleged victim, Caroline Mitchell, who said Read More…