July 29, 2014

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Domestic Relations Judge Boros wins third term

Boros

ELYRIA — Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge Debra Boros won a third term Tuesday night, beating back a challenge from Democratic attorney Jack Kilroy. Boros, a Republican former prosecutor, won 49,372 votes, or nearly 64 percent of the vote. Kilroy received about 36 percent of the vote, or 27,822 votes in his favor. Boros said Read More…

Voters reject Midview Schools levy

EATON TWP. — Voters soundly rejected a 7.51-mill 10-year emergency levy for the Midview schools on Tuesday, meaning additional cutbacks could be looming, but none will likely take place this school year, according to Superintendent John Kuhn. “We’ve already cut so much, we’re not going to cut any more this school year,” Kuhn said. Voters Read More…

Rep. Lundy elected to third term in state House

ELYRIA — State Rep. Matt Lundy did not plan any kind of celebration party prior to Tuesday’s election. Instead, he chose to camp out at Smitty’s on Bridge Street to await results from the city’s income tax issue. His job was to sit by a laptop computer and announce election results as they were posted Read More…

Republican Tom Williams elected county commissioner

Williams

AMHERST — Republican Tom Williams defeated state Rep. Joe Koziura, D-Lorain, in the battle to replace retiring Lorain County Commissioner Betty Blair. According to unofficial returns from the Lorain County Board of Elections, Williams captured about 47 percent of the vote compared to Koziura’s approximately 43 percent. Independent Mike Nunez took about 6 percent of Read More…

Republicans win big in Ohio US House races

COLUMBUS — Republicans gained commanding control of Ohio’s U.S. House seats Tuesday as GOP candidates upset five Democratic incumbents, part of a national GOP surge. The GOP was bolstered by voter anger over the state’s weak economy, discontent with the new federal health care law and unhappiness at the growing national debt. Republicans went from Read More…

Sports, gifted program, AP classes face cuts in Columbia Schools

COLUMBIA TWP. — A 2-mill permanent improvement levy narrowly passed Tuesday giving the Columbia Schools some needed revenue, but severe cutbacks still will take place because a bond issue to replace the crumbling Copopa Elementary School and repair other district buildings was rejected by voters. “We are grateful one passed but it would have been Read More…

GOP’s Husted to become Ohio’s next elections chief

COLUMBUS — Republican state Sen. Jon Husted has won his bid for Ohio secretary of state, giving the GOP the office that will oversee the next presidential election in the traditionally battleground state. Husted’s victory Tuesday also gives Republicans a key seat on the powerful apportionment board, which draws the state legislative districts every 10 Read More…

LCCC levy easily passes

ELYRIA — County voters voted Tuesday to stand squarely beyond higher education in Lorain County by overwhelming voting in favor of a replacement levy for Lorain County Community College. The prospects of what failure could have meant for the college’s bottom line were grave. President Roy Church has maintained that without the levy the loss Read More…

Elyria police levy goes down

ELYRIA — Additional police officers patrolling the city streets will have to wait a little longer as voters shot down Tuesday an income tax levy designed to funnel more money to the Police Department. City and police officials were confident going into Election Day they had successfully made the case for why residents should vote Read More…

Vermilion tax levy fails; could mean pool will close

VERMILION — One of the budget cuts proposed by the city earlier this year as a step to putting the community back on solid financial footing was the closing of the city swimming pool. That action sparked an immediately negative outcry from residents who didn’t like the thought of a summer without relief in the Read More…