November 29, 2014


Tom Williams won geographically, but Matt Lundy got the votes


SHEFFIELD TWP. — State Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, won a small number of communities Tuesday, but the cities he did win were enough to edge out Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams. According to unofficial elections returns from the county Board of Elections, Lundy won Elyria, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Township. Read More…

Burge attorneys didn’t seek trial move

James Burge

ELYRIA — Lawyers for Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge didn’t ask to move Burge’s trial out of the county despite what Visiting Judge Dale Crawford wrote in a court order last month, according to court documents filed Tuesday. “At no time did the Defense initiate or infer a desire to pursue a change Read More…

Lorain attorney faces possible disciplinary action

Mark Provenza

LORAIN — Former Lorain Law Director Mark Provenza is facing potential sanctions from the Ohio Supreme Court’s disciplinary arm for allegedly failing to provide legal services for two of his clients and then refusing to cooperate with the investigation into allegations against him. According to a certified complaint filed by the Lorain County Bar Association Read More…

Rep. Matt Lundy defeats incumbent Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams


ELYRIA – The statewide surge for Republicans wasn’t enough to save Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams. Williams, a first-term Republican from Amherst, lost his re-election bid Tuesday to term-limited state Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, in a close race. According to unofficial election returns from the county Board of Elections, Lundy received 38,030, or 51 percent of Read More…

Nathan Manning elected to Ohio House

Nathan Manning smiles after he pulled ahead in the polls on Tuesday night.

SHEFFIELD — Nathan Manning will follow in his parents’ footsteps and serve in the Ohio Legislature. Manning, a Republican lawyer, beat out Avon Lake attorney Brendan Mackin, a Democrat, to replace term-limited state Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, according to unofficial election returns from the Lorain County Board of Elections. The results show that Manning took Read More…

Few problems reported during Election Day voting


SHEFFIELD TWP. — Voter turnout for Tuesday’s election was about 38.7 percent, according to unofficial returns from the Lorain County Board of Elections. Elections Board Director Paul Adams, who had predicted turnout of around 40 percent, said that the figure will climb slightly higher because he is still expecting some absentee ballots to arrive in Read More…

Voters reject levy to fund crime lab for second time

ELYRIA — For the second time this year, voters have rejected a levy that would have brought in additional revenue for the Lorain County Crime Lab. According to unofficial returns from the Lorain County Board of Elections, 43,204 voters, or 57 percent, cast their ballots against the measure compared to 32,796, or 43 percent, who Read More…

Election Day arrives in Ohio


SHEFFIELD TWP. — After months of politicking, Election Day is upon us. Polls in Lorain County and across the state are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. as voters head to the ballot box to decide races ranging from who will be the state’s next governor to whether to allow Sunday liquor sales in two Read More…

Trial begins for man shot by Lorain police


ELYRIA — A Lorain man shot six times by Lorain police after allegedly firing at officers is guilty of some, but not all, of the crimes he’s accused of committing, his attorney said Monday during opening arguments in Jarelle Guice’s trial. Guice, 25, faces 21 counts including attempted murder, felonious assault, assault, aggravated burglary, having Read More…

Campaign trail approaches its end


ELYRIA — Cold wind and brief bursts of snow didn’t keep candidates running for office off the campaign trail Saturday. “It was cold, a little windy, but that goes with northern Ohio weather,” said state Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, who is challenging Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams, after hours spent knocking on doors in Lorain. Read More…