November 20, 2014

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Board of Elections tosses 20 ballots

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Twenty voters at four polling locations were given incorrect ballots on Election Day earlier this month, an investigation by the Lorain County Board of Elections has determined. Deputy Director Jim Kramer said the problems were caused by poll worker errors. He said 11 voters at the Spitzer Conference Center at Lorain County Read More…

Tom Williams won geographically, but Matt Lundy got the votes

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — State Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, won a small number of communities Tuesday, but the cities he did win were enough to edge out Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams. According to unofficial elections returns from the county Board of Elections, Lundy won Elyria, Lorain, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Township. Read More…

Board of Elections investigating report of voting problem in North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The Lorain County Board of Elections is investigating reports that some voters who cast ballots at Lorain County Community College  may not have been able to vote on a proposed income tax increase and bond issue for improving major roads. Paul Adams, director of the Board of Elections, said late Wednesday that James Read More…

Elyria tax measure widely trounced

ELYRIA — Issue 14 was a citywide loss Tuesday. The attempt at a 0.25 percent increase in the income tax rate failed in every ward in the city and only saw small successes in a few precincts throughout the city. A little more than 11,500 voters turned out to decide the safety forces issue. A Read More…

South Amherst levies for police, fire fall

SOUTH AMHERST — The village Police and Fire departments will not be getting new equipment anytime soon since voters rejected two issues at the polls Tuesday night. In 2013, South Amherst put a combined police and fire issue on the ballot, which failed. This time around, the issues were separated, but the results were no Read More…

Carlisle Township road levy defeated at polls

CARLISLE TWP. — Deteriorating roads and bridges will have to wait a bit longer before being fixed — voters rejected an issue Tuesday aimed at raising funds for road repairs and construction. Issue 34, a four-year, 0.75-mill levy, would have raised $120,000 annually for construction, resurfacing and repair of streets, roads and bridges. It was Read More…

Rep. Matt Lundy defeats incumbent Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams

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ELYRIA – The statewide surge for Republicans wasn’t enough to save Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams. Williams, a first-term Republican from Amherst, lost his re-election bid Tuesday to term-limited state Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, in a close race. According to unofficial election returns from the county Board of Elections, Lundy received 38,030, or 51 percent of Read More…

Elyria voters reject Issue 14

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ELYRIA — Elyria’s attempt to raise its income tax rate was as much to do about taxes as it was about politics with two former elected officials fighting against the city’s current leaders to trounce the issue, which turned an already tough battle to sway voters to pay more into an even harder fight. In Read More…

Sen. Gayle Manning handily wins re-election

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ELYRIA — State Sen. Gayle Manning went to Columbus four years without a set plan to pass any legislation at the outset. This time around, she has her agenda set. Manning, R-North Ridgeville, won re-election Tuesday night against Democrat newcomer to state politics Marcus Madison, a city councilman in Elyria. The 13th District encompasses Lorain Read More…

Nathan Manning elected to Ohio House

Nathan Manning smiles after he pulled ahead in the polls on Tuesday night.

SHEFFIELD — Nathan Manning will follow in his parents’ footsteps and serve in the Ohio Legislature. Manning, a Republican lawyer, beat out Avon Lake attorney Brendan Mackin, a Democrat, to replace term-limited state Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, according to unofficial election returns from the Lorain County Board of Elections. The results show that Manning took Read More…