March 31, 2015


North Ridgeville stumps for two tax levies

N Ridgeville issues 1 slide

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…

Ed FitzGerald makes campaign stop in Lorain


LORAIN — Tables were ready for a crowd of 250 but only a handful of people Sunday afternoon were present when gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald stopped in Lorain. FitzGerald traveled across Ohio last week on his “Kitchen Table” tour, geared at meeting with Ohioans to discuss the issues that most affect them. One of the Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools officials emphasize facts of levy failure

Ben Miesel, middle school band director, teaches seventh-grade band at Sheffield Middle School on Thursday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Officials from the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake school district haven’t spelled out exactly what will happen to the district if a critical levy on the November ballot fails. They say they fear such talk would be viewed as an attempt at scaring voters into saying yes to Issue 4. But in truth, things will change, and things Read More…

U.S. representative candidates debate health care, spending

About 150 people attended the Oberlin Community Candidates Night on Tuesday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, a tea party Republican, is optimistic about increasing support in liberal Oberlin this November. “I got four votes in Oberlin the last election,” Jordan told about 150 people at the Oberlin Community Candidates Night Tuesday. “I’m hoping I get five this time.” Jordan got laughs, but the mood Read More…

Elyria income tax increase is safety issue

The dinning area at Smitty's in Elyria was packed with people who came out for Issue 14 on Tuesday.

ELYRIA — The race to pass an income tax increase in Elyria got off to a slow start with a swift blow delivered early in the campaign season. The first visible acknowledgement of Issue 14’s place on the November ballot came earlier this month in the form of an opposition campaign aimed at squashing Mayor Read More…

Candidates debate wide range of issues

From left, State Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville; Matt Lark, a Democratic candidate for state representative in the 57th District; Robert Sherwin, a Libertarian candidate for the 57th District; Richard May, a Republican candidate for the 4th Congressional District; Kathleen McGervey, a candidate for the state Board of Education; U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, a candidate for the 9th Congressional District; state Rep. Terry Boose, R-Norwalk, a candidate for the 57th District; Marcus Madison, an Elyria councilman and Democratic candidate for the State Senate in the 13th District; Brendan Mackin, a Democratic candidate for state representative in the 56th District; Judge Eve Belfance, 9th District Court of Appeals; and state Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain, a candidate for the 56th District. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Educational standards, environmental regulation, international security, taxation and worker rights all were discussed Wednesday at the semiannual Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress Candidates’ Night. In what is expected to be a close race for Lorain County commissioner, Republican Commissioner Tom Williams squared off against challenger and state Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria. Williams Read More…

Early voting for General Election underway


SHEFFIELD TWP. — Under voting times set by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, the Lorain County Board of Elections offices, 1985 North Ridge Road, will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 31. The only exception is Monday, when the board’s offices will be closed for Columbus Day. Early voting will also Read More…

Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 7

AA - don't move -OBIT FLAG

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Today marks the first day of early voting in Ohio for the November general election. Under voting times set by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, the Lorain County Board of Elections offices, 1985 North Ridge Road, will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning today through Oct. Read More…

Tom Williams endorsed by 2 union heads in commissioner race

Tom Williams

ELYRIA — Two union leaders who serve on the Lorain County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee have endorsed county Commissioner Tom Williams, a Republican, in his re-election bid. Williams announced the endorsements of Jim Slone, who serves as president of the United Auto Workers’ Lorain County CAP Council, and Harry Williamson Jr., president of the county’s Read More…

Registration deadline for General Election is today

AA - don't move -OBIT FLAG

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Today is the deadline to register to vote for the November election. Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams said the board office at 1985 North Ridge Road will be open 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today. Early voting begins Tuesday and the board offices will be open 8 a.m. to Read More…