March 5, 2015

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Black River levy fails; high school busing to be cut, pay-to-play fees coming

SULLIVAN TWP. — High school busing will be cut and pay-to-participate fees are going to jump at Black River Schools following Tuesday’s 7.5-mill levy defeat. Unofficial results show voters in the district that spans three counties — Medina, Lorain and Ashland — rejected the levy by 1,237 votes to 782. Board President Mike Gannon said Read More…

Lorain Schools levy passes; voters say they see its importance even though they are struggling

LORAIN — Chrystal Grasso’s children don’t attend Lorain City Schools, but she said she voted for the renewal levy that passed Tuesday. “I went to Lorain City Schools and it’s getting worse and worse,” Grasso, 36, said after she voted at the SS. Cyril & Methodius Church. “We have the qualified teachers to do it Read More…

Ritenauer defeats Krasienko, Fallis in Lorain mayoral primary

LORAIN — Mayor Tony Krasienko has conceded the Democratic primary to Chase Ritenauer. Ritenauer said he received a congratulatory text message from Krasienko a short time ago. Ritenauer received 3988 votes, or 53 percent. Krasienko recieved 2424 votes, or 32 percent. Ritenauer also has defeated at-large City Councilman Mitch Fallis. Fallis received 1071 votes, or Read More…

Brinda, Noble win Elyria mayoral primaries

Democrat Holly Brinda and Republican Ray Noble will face off along with independent Tim Quinn for Elyria mayor in November. Brinda defeated Mayor Bill Grace 2570 to 2238. Grace has given his concession speech and said he planned to call Brinda shortly. He actually did one better than that — he stopped in at her Read More…

It’s wait-and-see time for Mayor Grace at Smitty’s

Elyria Mayor Bill Grace is at Smitty’s with about 75 supporters. He is in good spirits and believes he ran a good campaign. This is wait-and-see time, he said.

Holly Brinda upbeat as she waits for results at Moss’ in Elyria

It’s still pretty early to be at the watch parties but, Holly Brinda is with just over a dozen supporters at Moss’ In downtown Elyria. Brinda comes into election eve believing she did things the best she could. “I’m feeling good I’m feeling very relaxed, I said I would do this one more time and Read More…

Election 2011: Mayoral primaries, levies fill today’s ballots


SHEFFIELD TWP. — Voters in most of Lorain County will head to the polls today to decide numerous levy issues and who will represent their respective parties in the November general election. Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams said Monday that he expects about 30 percent of the county’s 209,190 registered voters will Read More…