May 24, 2015

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Lorain’s Flores loses seat by single vote

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, lost his re-election bid by one vote. Flores was 20 votes ahead of his closest opponent, Ryan Horn, when unofficial results were released Election Day, but after 25 provisional ballots cast in the 2nd Ward were counted this week, Horn managed to pull ahead. Going Read More…

Coin flip gives Abens North Ridgeville 3rd Ward Republican nomination

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Tails it is. A coin flip settled the tied race in the Republican primary for the 3rd Ward North Ridgeville City Council seat in favor of Bruce Abens on Thursday. Abens and fellow Republican Georgia Awig each ended the race with 258 votes, which under state law requires the race to be Read More…

Hillary’s campaign remains low-key despite criticisms

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — During two days of campaigning this week in Iowa, Hillary Clinton didn’t make a formal speech. She answered questions from reporters, but only for five minutes. Pressed by a moderator at her own event to say where she stood on a trade pact that’s dividing her party, she steered clear. It Read More…

Flores to observe ballot count

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, will serve as an official observer today when the Lorain County Board of Elections tabulates provisional ballots from the May 5 primary election. Flores has a personal stake in the results. Although he was in the lead by 20 votes in his re-election bid when Read More…

Democratic executive director quits post

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Cory Shawver has resigned as executive director of the Lorain County Democratic Party. Shawver stepped down this week around the same time he came under fire for an election night Facebook post in which he referred to two successful Lorain City Council candidates as “morons.” But the post regarding Angel Arroyo and Read More…

Party leader apologizes for calling fellow Dems ‘morons’ online

Cory Shawver

LORAIN — Dem’s fighting words. Cory Shawver, Lorain County Democratic Party executive director, has apologized for calling Councilwoman-elect Pam Carter, D-3rd Ward, and Councilman-elect Angel Arroyo, D-6th Ward, “morons” in a Facebook post. “It’s pathetic. 7 percent turnout is how morons like 3rd and 6th ward win,” Shawver posted shortly after the May 5 primary Read More…

Turnout declines each time Brinda, Grace face off

ELYRIA — When Mayor Holly Brinda and former Mayor Bill Grace are on the ballot and facing off against each other, fewer and fewer voters come to the polls with each subsequent election, according to reports from the Lorain County Board of Elections. There are 33,841 registered voters in Elyria spread across 31 precincts but Read More…

British voters flock to polls in parliamentary elections

LONDON — Voters were choosing a new parliament for the United Kingdom on Thursday in an election that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching. Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and Ed Miliband’s Labour Party are running neck and neck, and neither looks Read More…

Arredondo wins primary, faces independent in Lorain council president election

LORAIN — Democratic City Council President Joel Arredondo will face independent candidate Harry Williamson in November to hold onto his Council seat. Arredondo defeated Terrance Bivins 1,747 to 1,035, or roughly 63 percent to 37 percent, according to unofficial election results. In an election in which four incumbent Council members were defeated, Arredondo easily prevailed. Read More…

Madison routs Krischer in Elyria council primary

ELYRIA — Residents of the south side have voted to keep their 27-year-old Councilman for another term. Democratic Councilman Marcus Madison, who has represented the 5th Ward since 2010, won re-election Tuesday night with an overwhelming majority — albeit with such low voter turnout just 255 voters decided the race. According to unofficial election results, Read More…