October 20, 2014

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Lorain County Community College levy still passes after vote recount

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A recount of the results of the Nov. 5 election hasn’t changed the results of the Lorain County Community College levy.

The levy still passed with a final vote of 28,855 votes, or 50.2 percent, in favor of the measure, according to Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams. The 28,615 votes, or 49.8 percent, against the levy also didn’t change.

The recount, approved Wednesday, was triggered automatically because of the closeness of the results. In the end only 240 votes put the 1.5-mill renewal levy with a 0.6-mill increase over the top.

The levy will bring in $12 million annually for expanding faculty, technology and programming in LCCC’s University Partnership.

Adams also said the results of the Black River school board race, which also were subject to a mandatory recount in Ashland, Lorain and Medina counties didn’t change.

Tim Clifford was the top vote getter in the six-way race and Timothy Simmons finished second, winning the other seat on the board. Simmons beat third-place finisher Janet Eichel by 10 voters.


  • stop ur whining

    good to hear.

  • Mark B

    My question is what does LCCC give back to the taxpayer that does not attend LCCC

    • Jim Crowell

      An educational lifeline to a neglected county poorly served by business and its elected officials for 35 years.

      In other words: a way not to make minimum wage at a service industry nametag job.

    • stop ur whining

      when you offer good schools it helps bring people to your city. without good schools a city will wither and die. Elyria is going down the tubes bc there is a lack of new blood. you need young families starting out to move to Elyria. People only move to your city if it is a safe place to raise their kids and great school options.

      • Mark B

        Elyria has a brand new High School and LCCC has been here for years so your logic is very faulty.
        If LCCC would disappear tomorrow I really don’t see how it would change Elyria, or the County , hell they probably don’t even pay either entity and taxes. So those needing a advanced education would have to travel to Avon or Cleveland.