August 5, 2015

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Debate drama: GOP candidates await announcement of who takes stage at Q

WASHINGTON — They crowded the stage in New Hampshire for a debate-style faceoff. But the jam-packed Republican field will be narrowed considerably for the first formal debate of the 2016 primary season later in the week. On Tuesday, Fox News announces which 10 presidential hopefuls can participate and the exclusive club will feature notable omissions. Read More…

North Ridgeville mayoral candidate Murray calls for ‘hardcore changes’

North Ridgeville mayoral candidate Terry Murray, left, talks with Lorain County Clerk of Courts Tom Orlando at a campaign reception Monday at Bistro 83. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — As a group of 25 to 30 supporters gathered on a local restaurant patio Monday, Democrat Terry Murray thanked them even as he called on them to increase their efforts for his mayoral campaign. “The city is going through a critical time in its history,” Murray, 52, a real estate agent and Read More…

Wolfey’s to host debate watch party

ELYRIA — Wolfey’s Bistro and Pub will host a watch party for the Republican Presidential Debate starting at 8 p.m. Thursday. The debate — as well as next year’s Republican National Convention — will be at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.

Hillary starting TV ads in Iowa, New Hampshire

WASHINGTON — Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The ads, which start on Tuesday and run statewide, focus on Clinton’s work on behalf of families and relationship with Read More…

Voter’s mother: Daughter didn’t live at address

ELYRIA — Ashley Marie Robinson told election officials that she lived at 2008 Oakdale Ave. in Lorain when she cast a provisional ballot in the May Democratic primary, but her mother testified Friday that wasn’t the case. “She comes and goes, but she hasn’t lived there,” Evelyn Vasquez told Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Read More…

Write-in candidate convicted of welfare fraud

ELYRIA — A criminal background check of the write-in candidate for Elyria mayor will turn up nothing if the search is done for Chalene Mudd, the name the Elyria resident used to file with the Lorain County Board of Elections. But more than 10 years ago, Mudd was legally named Chalene Jackson due to marriage Read More…

Hillary to make case for Cuba in Miami appearance

MIAMI — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday will call on Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed against Cuba since 1962. The position, which Clinton already outlined in her 2014 book “Hard Choices,” puts her in line with President Barack Obama, who moved in December to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and Read More…

Firelands district voters to see bond issue in November

SOUTH AMHERST — Now it’s up to the voters. Firelands Board of Education members approved placing a $26.6 million bond issue on the November ballot for a $32.8 million new middle and high school. State taxpayers would pay about $6.2 million of the cost. If approved, the 5.7 mill, 36-year bond issue would cost the Read More…

Elections director: Resident’s perception factors into registration

ELYRIA — Where a person can register to vote is in part a matter of where they consider their residence to be, Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams testified Thursday in the trial that will determine whether Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, can overturn his loss in the May primary. Adams Read More…

Write-in enters Elyria mayoral contest

Chalene Mudd

Four years ago, Chalene Mudd was a pavement pounder for then-mayoral hopeful Holly Brinda. Today, she is a write-in candidate for Elyria mayor hoping to win the seat of the woman she once championed. But the 40-year-old mother of three is quick to point out that she is not just running against Brinda, who is Read More…