April 28, 2015

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Wellington: Fire replacement

Issue 16 What it is: a 2.75-mill property tax replacement levy; an increase from the current 2.5-mill levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $744,043 per year Purpose: to pay for current expenses Cost to homeowner: an increase of $8.75 per year for the owner of a $100,000 home WELLINGTON — The fire Read More…

Full list of candidates

ElectionGuide_Spring2015-01

ELYRIA Mayor Democratic Holly C. Brinda (i) William M. Grace City Council 5th Ward Democratic Kevin A. Krischer Marcus Madison (i) LORAIN City Council President Democratic Joel P. Arredondo (i) Terrance N. Bivins City Council at large Democratic Frank DeTillio (i) Mitchell J. Fallis Daniel Given (i) Tim Howard Joseph F. Koziura (i) Christopher P. Read More…

Lorain Council 3rd Ward

Carter

Pamela Carter Age: 45 Party: Democratic Education: Admiral King High School, 1988; Bryant & Stratton Business College, 1990; Leadership Lorain County, 2014 Family: Married James Carter in 1991; sons James III, 22; Houston, 19; and Javon, 13 Campaign website/social media: facebook.com/pcartercares?fref=ts Max Schaefer Age: 24 Party: Democratic Education: Southview High School, 2009; Baldwin-Wallace College, bachelor Read More…

LaGrange Township: Electric aggregation

LAGRANGE TWP. — Voters will have the opportunity to approve Issue 6 on the May 5 ballot, which would allow LaGrange Township to enter into an agreement with an electric supplier for a discounted rate. Voters must give the township permission to enter such an agreement, which could lead to lower rates for residents for Read More…

North Ridgeville Fourth Ward

Gardner

William L. Gardner Age: 67 Party: Republican Education: Graduate of North Ridgeville High School and Marietta College; graduate of U.S. Air Force Academy; former Air Force pilot Family: Married to wife, Teresa; daughters, Katarina and Megan Job history: President of Cleveland Vibrator Co. (1990-2012); service director for North Ridgeville and Sheffield Lake (1992-2010); North Ridgeville Read More…

Lorain Council President

Arredondo

Joel Arredondo Age: 67 Party: Democratic Education: Admiral King High School, 1965; Kent State University, bachelor degrees in business administration, history and Spanish, 1972 Family: Married Joyce Ferlic Arredondo in 1982; son Joel Andy Arredondo, 28; daughter, Mia Arredondo, 27 Job history: Burger Chef restaurant manger, 1972-77; city of Lorain loan officer, 1978-80; family restaurant Read More…

Columbia Schools: Renewal levies

Issue 11 What it is: A 2-mill permanent improvement renewal levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $398,097 per year Purpose: Capital improvements, equipment, technology; it cannot be used for operating expenses. Cost: The owner of a $100,000 home would pay $61.25 a year. Issue 12 What it is: A 3.13-mill emergency operating Read More…

North Ridgeville road renewal

Issue 17 What it is: a 1.9-mill levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $1.3 million a year Purpose: pays for construction, resurfacing, repair of city streets, roads and bridges Cost to homeowner: $50.44 annually for owners of homes worth $100,000 NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Making city streets smoother and safer for motorists is Read More…

Lorain Council 2nd Ward

Horn

Dennis Flores Age: 61 Political party: Democratic Education: Lorain Catholic High School, 1973; Phillips Junior College, associate’s degree in computer applications, 1991 Family: Single Job history: Lorain County Information Technology Department, computer technician, 2006; IT work for several temporary employment agencies, 2007-10; City of Lorain 2nd Ward councilman, 2008-09 and 2012-present. Campaign website/social media: dennisflores.org; Read More…

Full list of issues

ElectionGuide_Spring2015-01

Issue No. Municipality, Issue type/millage, Purpose, Duration 1 Carlisle Township, Additional / .75 mill, Roads and Bridges, 4 years 2 Carlisle Township, Gas Aggregation, Gas Aggregation, N/A 3 Carlisle Township, Electric Aggregation, Electric Aggregation, N/A 4 Columbia Township, Renewal / 1.74 mills, Library Current Expenses, 5 years 5 Grafton Township, Gas Aggregation, Gas Aggregation, N/A Read More…