December 22, 2014

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Election 2009: Renewal would raise nearly $1M for Avon Schools

AVON — It may only be a renewal, but Avon officials aren’t taking anything for granted. Kent Zeman, treasurer for the Avon School District, said he has spoken at PTA and booster club events in the district to drum up support for Issue 25, which is a renewal of an operating levy that in combination Read More…

Thousands of dollars donated to Issue 10 campaign

ELYRIA — The Elyrians First Committee started this year’s Issue 10 campaign with little money in the bank, but two companies known to do a lot of work in the city quickly stepped in to fill the war chest. The city’s political action committee is leading the charge to get an income tax increase passed Read More…

ELYRIA – COUNCIL 2ND WARD

There are two candidates seeking to represent the 2nd Ward on Elyria City Council. What are the biggest issues facing the city? Bullocks: Getting the income tax passed to maintain our safety forces and provide city services that our citizens are used to having. Laubenthal: We all know the biggest issue right now is the Read More…

ELYRIA — COUNCIL AT LARGE

Elyria voters will be asked to elect four at-large representatives from a pool of nine candidates, including three incumbents. What are the biggest issues facing the city? Callahan: Declining revenue during the current economic slowdown. The loss of revenue is having a negative effect on our safety needs and quality-of-life issues in our city. Lotko: Read More…

AVON LAKE — COUNCIL AT LARGE

Daniel Bucci

There are four candidates, including two incumbents, seeking three at-large seats on the Avon Lake Council. What are the biggest issues facing the city? Bucci: Maintaining a strong relationship with the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant, which accounts for a large portion of revenue for the city, and working on bringing new businesses in to diversify Read More…

AVON — COUNCIL 3rd WARD

Brian Parsons

Three candidates, including the incumbent, are vying to represent the 3rd Ward in Avon. What are the biggest issues facing the city? Parsons: Responsible development and improved communication between City Council and residents are tops. I want to see it grow, but at a responsible growth rate. I don’t want to see it grow up Read More…

AVON — COUNCIL AT LARGE

Steven Balmert

Eight candidates, including three incumbents, are seeking three at-large seats on Avon City Council. What are the biggest issues facing the city? Balmert: Infrastructure upgrades and planning for those upgrades so that they fall as close in line with new development is the most important issue facing the city. We have had a large growth Read More…

AMHERST — TREASURER

Mark Hullman

Two political newcomers are facing off against one another for the job of Amherst city treasurer. The winner will replace Kathy Litkovitz, who is retiring after 20 years. What are the challenges or issues facing the city? Hale: The most important issue facing the Amherst treasurer and the administration is maintaining our community and its Read More…

AMHERST — COUNCIL 1st WARD

Steve Bukovac

One first-time candidate and a former City Council member are vying for the 1st Ward seat on Amherst City Council. Jason Sobiski, who previously held the seat, is not seeking re-election. What are the challenges or issues facing the city? Bukovac: Like many communities, Amherst faces potential financial difficulties that have been brought on by Read More…

AMHERST — COUNCIL AT LARGE

Frank Janik

Four men are running for three at-large City Council seats in the city of Amherst. What are the challenges or issues facing the city? Janik: The most-pressing issue for Amherst is the economy. Like all government entities, our city’s revenues have decreased because the city’s investments are not earning what they were and as our Read More…