August 22, 2014

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WELLINGTON SCHOOLS

Lower bond , stimulus could mean new school Issue 36 What: 4.94-mill bond issue for construction, improvement and upkeep of district buildings Duration: 37 years How much it would raise: $574,000 a year Purpose: Building and maintaining a new school for children in grades three to 12 Cost: The owner of a $100,000 home would Read More…

MIDVIEW — SCHOOL BOARD

Voters in the Midview school district are being asked to elect three members to the school board. There are four candidates, including two incumbents. What are the biggest issues facing the district? Barnhart: Continuing to build trust with the community by being open and honest so they will support additional operating income to allow the Read More…

LORAIN — SCHOOL BOARD

Residents in the Lorain City school district are being asked to vote for three school board members. There are four candidates on the ballot, including one incumbent. What are the biggest issues facing the school district? Bivins: The district has operated without new funds from the taxpayers in 17 years and has been plagued with Read More…

COLUMBIA — SCHOOL BOARD

There are four candidates seeking three seats on the Columbia school board, including three incumbents,. One of the candidates, incumbent Henry Bigler, provided some information but did not answer the questions. What are the biggest issues facing the district? Blazek: Columbia Local School District has the same problems all Ohio public schools have. This includes Read More…

CLEARVIEW — SCHOOL BOARD

Residents in the Clearview school district are being asked to vote for three school board members. There are six candidates, including two incumbents, on the ballot. Two of the candidates, Harry Guerrieri and John Jacovetti, did not respond to requests to participate in this interview. What are the biggest issues facing the district? Serfozo: Some Read More…

VERMILION — MAYOR

Voters will choose between two women for the post of mayor for the city of Vermilion. One is seeking re-election, while the other is a former city official seeking to return to office. What are the challenges or issues facing the city? Anderson: Our city’s challenges are similar to those many families face in their Read More…

WELLINGTON — VILLAGE COUNCIL

Five candidates are running for four spots on Wellington Village Council, including three incumbents. What are the biggest issues facing the township? Wells: Money: keeping our costs in line with available resources. Competition: maintaining our existing business and industry, getting new enterprises to locate here. Safety: providing the infrastructure needed for reliable emergency response. Future Read More…

LORAIN — COUNCIL 4TH WARD

Lorain residents are being asked to vote for a 4th Ward representative. There are two candidates on the ballot. What are the biggest issues facing the city? Winemiller: The challenges facing our city are that of economic development and holding this administration accountable. Fiscal irresponsibility and a lack of accountability are all-too-prevalent in this administration Read More…

AVON LIBRARY ISSUES

Bond for new facility, operating funds sought Issue 6 What: Bond issue for a new, more modern library Duration: 25 years, but first tax would not be until 2011. How much it would raise: $10.5 million Purpose: Purchase of land at the Detroit Road municipal complex and construction of the library. Cost to homeowner: The Read More…

NORTH RIDGEVILLE SCHOOLS

District placing renewal, new levy before voters Issue 33 What: A 3.76-mill renewal of an emergency operating levy Duration: 10 years How much it would raise: $2.7 million a year Purpose: To generate money for the general fund Cost to homeowner: Unchanged. The owner of a $100,000 home is paying $115.15 a year. The owner Read More…