August 28, 2015

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Police to investigate Lorain primary

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ELYRIA — Lorain police have taken an interest in City Councilman Dennis Flores’ lawsuit challenging the loss of his 2nd Ward seat in the May 5 Democratic primary. Lorain police Capt. Roger Watkins confirmed Wednesday that Flores and his attorney, Gerald Phillips, have asked police to look into the voting irregularities they contend allowed Ryan Read More…

Economists club Trump over promises to bring back offshored jobs

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump vows to bring back the millions of American jobs lost to China and other foreign competitors if voters put him in the White House. Economists say he wouldn’t stand a chance: Trump’s boundless self-confidence is no match for the global economic forces that took those jobs away. Since the beginning of Read More…

Field is set for Thursday’s GOP debate in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has scored the top spot for Thursday night’s leadoff debate of the 2016 presidential race, joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other Republican contenders who made the campaign’s first cut. Seven others will be excluded, including former technology executive Carly Fiorina and Read More…

Kasich makes the cut in Cleveland GOP debate

CLEVELAND — Fox News has selected the 10 Republican presidential candidates who will participate in the first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign. The two-hour debate is scheduled for 9 p.m. EDT Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, with a televised forum for the seven candidates not selected to take part beginning at 5 Read More…

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…