March 30, 2015

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Procedural hurdles cleared; ResponsibleOhio can now petition for signatures

ResponsibleOhio has cleared a final procedural hurdle and can now begin collecting signatures to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot that would legalize marijuana in Ohio if voters approve the measure. The Ohio Ballot Board, chaired by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, approved the measure as one issue during a meeting Friday. Read More…

Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda will face Bill Grace in primary rematch

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A run in the primary election, followed by a possible run in the general election. If Mayor Holly Brinda wants to hold on to the office she has held for four years, she will have to fight for it. Former Mayor Bill Grace wants his job back. “Everyone who knows me knows I am all Read More…

Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer may face 2 challengers in November

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LORAIN — Incumbent Democratic Mayor Chase Ritenauer faces a Republican challenger and possibly two independents in November. The Republican challenger is Jessie Tower and Ritenauer may also face Tim Carrion or Desmond Carter, who said they plan to run as independents. Wednesday was the deadline for Democrats and Republicans to turn in petition signatures. Independents Read More…

2014 General Election results certified; no results changed

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The Lorain County Board of Elections on Thursday certified the results of the general election earlier this month. Elections board Director Paul Adams said there were no recounts or altered results from Election Day after provisional and some uncounted absentee ballots were added to the vote totals. But voter turnout did climb Read More…

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

ElectionCommissioner-slide

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…