March 31, 2015


John Kasich leads GOP victories across Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican John Kasich coasted to re-election as Ohio’s governor on Tuesday, leading an across-the-board GOP sweep of statewide offices. Kasich’s victory over Cleveland Democrat Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, was expected after the challenger’s campaign missteps left him seriously behind in polls and fundraising. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Read More…

Unofficial 2014 General Election Results


The polls for the 2014 General Election close at 7:30 p.m. As the results start coming in, the Chronicle-Telegram staff will be providing live coverage via Twitter. Follow our live feed below for the updates, and see the complete list of results from the Lorain County  Board of Elections below. Live Blog 2014 General Election Read More…

Election Day arrives in Ohio


SHEFFIELD TWP. — After months of politicking, Election Day is upon us. Polls in Lorain County and across the state are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. as voters head to the ballot box to decide races ranging from who will be the state’s next governor to whether to allow Sunday liquor sales in two Read More…

Campaign trail approaches its end


ELYRIA — Cold wind and brief bursts of snow didn’t keep candidates running for office off the campaign trail Saturday. “It was cold, a little windy, but that goes with northern Ohio weather,” said state Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, who is challenging Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams, after hours spent knocking on doors in Lorain. Read More…

Trick-or-treat for political campaign materials


SHEFFIELD LAKE — Candy wasn’t the only thing handed out during trick-or-treating to children making the rounds Thursday night. Some also received campaign materials. Rosa and Joe Gee handed out a goodie bag that included items backing the election efforts of state Rep. Matt Lundy, the Elyria Democrat running for Lorain County commissioner, 9th District Read More…

Split county endorsements put union leader in odd spot

Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams, left, and state Rep. Matt Lundy

ELYRIA — Harry Williamson Jr. is in an awkward spot. His union, Communication Workers of America Local 4370, has endorsed Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams for re-election. Williamson is also personally backing Williams. But as president of the county’s AFL-CIO Federation of Labor, he’s obligated to support that organization’s endorsed candidate, Williams’ challenger, state Rep. Read More…

Keystone Schools asks voters for 5.95-mill operating levy

Cindy Mihalo works on counting with kindergarten students Mckaelyn Ortiz, left, Riley Knapp and John Faltay at Keystone Elementary School on Oct. 16. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Columbia Schools Superintendent Graig Bansek had to answer the question this time last year when his district faced its own “do or die” levy that put student programs on the chopping block. For Midview Superintendent Scott Goggin, it was a special election in February 2013 that saw his district surviving intact based on Read More…

Race for Lorain County Commissioner shapes up to be closest yet

Judge Julie Schafer, left, Judge Eve Belfance, candidates for 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Matt Lundy and Tom Willliams, candidates for Lorain County commissioner, appear at the Oberlin Community Candidates Night in Oberlin on Oct. 14. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — State Rep. Matt Lundy’s bid to unseat Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams is widely considered the tightest contest in the county. Neither Lundy, D-Elyria, nor Williams, an Amherst Republican, expects an overwhelming victory. “Is it going to be a close race? I think so,” Williams said. “I feel more confident about it now Read More…

Rep. Matt Lundy leads in campaign spending for commissioner race

Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams, left, and state Rep. Matt Lundy

ELYRIA — State Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, is outspending Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams in his effort to unseat the Amherst Republican, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday. Lundy, who has spent $23,100 so far on the general election, also has more money in the bank than Williams, who has spent $18,690 on his Read More…

North Ridgeville stumps for two tax levies

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NORTH RIDGEVILE — More than 50 people turned out Wednesday night to hear city officials stump for two tax issues on the November ballot that they said will move the city forward by helping pay for widening major roads and paying for a new fire station and infrastructure upgrades to ease the community’s flooding woes. Read More…