October 31, 2014

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Poker champ Lyle Berman stakes claim in Ohio casinos

COLUMBUS — The casino developer and poker champion who had a failed bid for an Ohio slots parlor in 2008 has staked a claim to all four Ohio casinos voters approved Tuesday. Lakes Entertainment Inc. chairman Lyle Berman cut the deal just days before the election Oct. 29, according to a Wednesday filing with the Read More…

County looks for places to cut after sales tax is voted down

A student crosses Third Street at West Avenue in Elyria on Wednesday with two campaign signs in the foreground: On left, the Elyria schools levy that did pass, and next to it one for the county sales tax increase that failed. (Photo by Chuck Humel, The Chronicle-Telegram.)

ELYRIA — A day after Lorain County voters rejected keeping in place a 0.5 percentage point sales tax increase, county officials have begun the job of looking for places to cut. Officials have estimated that $2 million to $4 million will need to be trimmed from the county’s 2010 budget. Those cuts will be on Read More…

Issue 10 aftermath: Cuts coming, 15 police officers may be cut, mayor says

Signs for the Elyria sales tax sit at the Knights of Columbus on Tuesday. (Photo by Chuck Humel, The Chronicle-Telegram.)

ELYRIA — The day after voters overwhelmingly defeated the city’s attempt to raise the income tax rate, Mayor Bill Grace said the Police Department will face the biggest cuts. At this point, the only thing that could possibly save a few jobs will be concessions by the Police Department’s unions, he said. “It will probably Read More…

Photo gallery: Election night 2009 in pictures

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Complete election results list

List of partisan and non-partisan election candidates AMHERST CITY PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL John S. Dietrich (D) 2,903 100% AUDITOR David C. Kukucka (D) 2,777 100% TREASURER Mark S. Hullman (R) 1,594 42.47% Linda I. Hale (D) 2,159 57.53% COUNCIL AT LARGE (Elect 3) Frank Janik (D) 2,163 25.72% Terry Traster (D) 2,146 25.51% Philip D. Read More…

Vermilion voters bring back 3 familiar faces

VERMILION — Vermilion voters returned two incumbents and a former incumbent to office in Tuesday’s nonpartisan City Council races. Joe “Nick” Luby, 58, a former five-term Ward 1 councilman, lost to challenger Scott Sherwood, 42, for the Ward One seat that was vacated by John Gabriel, who opted not to seek re-election. Sherwood, a teacher Read More…

Amherst Council race may trigger recount

AMHERST — It appears there will be an automatic recount in the race to fill one of three at-large City Council seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s election. Democrats Frank Janik and Terry Traster were separated by less than half a percent, according to unofficial board of elections numbers Tuesday. Janik, 44, an attorney, tallied Read More…

School treasurer to become Amherst city treasurer

AMHERST — A school treasurer will become the city’s next treasurer. Mark Hullman, 57, was elected to the post by a fairly wide margin in Tuesdays’ election. Unofficial results from the county board of elections had Hullman, a Democrat, with 2,130 votes to 1,574 for Republican Linda Hale. Both political newcomers, Hullman will succeed the Read More…

Township races roundup: 2 controversial trustees defeated

Two controversial township trustees were defeated in elections Tuesday in Eaton Township and Wellington Township. In Eaton Township, Trustee Douglas Edwards, who cut off public comment at trustee meetings for a period of time, was ousted in a five-way race. Incumbent Linda D. Morrison and township activist Donna J. Hicks were elected. In Wellington Township, Read More…

Challenger wins Vermilion mayoral race

VERMILION — The City of Vermilion will have a new face at its helm. Mayor Jean Anderson lost her bid for re-election by about 400 votes to challenger Eileen Bulan. According to unofficial results from the Lorain County Board of Elections, Bulan tallied 1,048 votes to 978 votes for Anderson, or 51.7 percent to 48.3 Read More…