May 3, 2015

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Clinton Foundation admits mistakes in revealing donors

WASHINGTON — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency and contributions from foreign governments are “stronger than ever.” Maura Pally posted the statement Sunday on the foundation’s website amid swirling questions Read More…

Passage of Issue 15 crucial to avoid further Sheffield-Sheffield Lake school cuts

The Brookside High School Jazz Band practices Friday. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD — After spending months campaigning for Issue 15, district officials, students and levy committee members think their message has been heard, but now they must wait until May 5 to see if the chopping block will once again be brought out. Issue 15 is a 6.53-mill, five-year levy that will raise $1.985 million annually Read More…

Gloves off in Elyria mayoral primary between Brinda, Grace

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ELYRIA — The political showdown between Holly Brinda and Bill Grace with the title of mayor hanging in the balance is one Elyria voters have seen time and again. Before looking at the upcoming primary, let’s take a little walk down memory lane to elections of yesteryear. In 2007, Brinda, then a member of the Read More…

ELECTION 2015: Brinda outspending Grace in Elyria mayoral primary

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda is vastly outspending former Mayor Bill Grace in the Democratic primary, according to campaign finance reports that were due Thursday at the Lorain County Board of Elections. Brinda, who defeated Grace four years ago, has spent $21,048 so far on her campaign and received another $2,335 in in-kind Read More…

AFL-CIO endorsements include two not on ballot

Tim Carrion

LORAIN — The Lorain County AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has issued its political endorsements for the year, including for two men who aren’t on the ballot. The labor organization endorsed Tim Carrion, who is president of the Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress for mayor of Lorain and its own president, Harry Williamson, for Lorain Read More…

Reagan, Galileo, Minaj: Presidential candidates seek reflected glory by dropping names

WASHINGTON — This is name-dropping season for the 2016 presidential hopefuls. They’re salting their speeches, interviews and tweets with mentions of everyone from the old standby, Ronald Reagan, to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., rapper Nicki Minaj and astronomer Galileo. It’s all part of a not-so-subtle effort to boost their own appeal by Read More…

Hillary Clinton keeps campaign all in the family, but where’s Bill?

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s granddaughter, Charlotte, is a symbol of the future. Clinton’s late parents offer lessons about hard work and resiliency. Her own daughter, Chelsea, gives voters a window into her mother’s life long before she was one of the world’s most famous women. In campaign kickoff events in Iowa and New Hampshire, Clinton Read More…

Jeb Bush on new frontier in politics: Delegating responsibility to super PAC

DES MOINES, Iowa — Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash. The concept, in development for months as the former Florida governor has raised tens of Read More…

North Ridgeville fire renewal

North Ridgeville firefighters Chris Federan, left, and Dan Rogers pose with the new Fire Engine 22 at Fire Station 2 on Lorain Road on April 10. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Issue 19 What it is: a 1.9-mill renewal levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $1.34 million annually Purpose: Fire Department operations Cost to taxpayers: $50.44 a year for the owner of a home valued at $100,000 NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Fire Chief John Reese gets it that no one likes to pay taxes, Read More…

Clearview Schools: Renewal

Issue 10 What it is: a 1-mill renewal levy Duration: Continuous How much it will raise: $75,000 annually Cost to homeowner/taxpayer: The owner of a home valued at $100,000 pays $30.62 annually. SHEFFIELD TWP. — Passage of a 1-mill renewal levy for Clearview Schools in the May 5 primary is likely, according to Superintendent Jerome Read More…