September 30, 2014


Brownhelm Twp. ambulance levy fails by 4 votes

Voters in Brownhelm Township defeated a levy to increase funding for fire and ambulance services Tuesday by four votes, unofficial results show. The levy was a five-year additional 2-mill levy that would have raised $97,000 for the township’s ambulance and fire services. On Tuesday, 92 voted against the levy and 88 for, or 51 percent Read More…

Unofficial Lorain County Election Results: Primary 2014

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Follow our Twitter feed below for updates as Primary Election results come in tonight. We’ll keep the list of results below updated as the Lorain County Board of Elections posts them. Tweets about “#ElectionCT” Dem Governor / Lt. Governor D Total Number of Precincts 188 Precincts Reporting 188 100% Ealy/Gray 1838 13.94% FitzGerald/Neuhardt 11344 86.06% Read More…

Ed FitzGerald wins Democratic primary, will face Gov. John Kasich this fall

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Democrat Ed FitzGerald easily won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday, setting up a high-stakes showdown this fall with incumbent Republican John Kasich. The 45-year-old FitzGerald, of Lakewood, is the county executive in Cuyahoga County, the state’s most populous Democratic stronghold. He’s a former FBI agent, mayor and prosecutor Read More…

Lorain County Community College levy still passes after vote recount

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — A recount of the results of the Nov. 5 election hasn’t changed the results of the Lorain County Community College levy. The levy still passed with a final vote of 28,855 votes, or 50.2 percent, in favor of the measure, according to Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams. The 28,615 Read More…

Sheffield Lake weighs trying special election for tax levy

Sheffield Lake firefighters stand outside a home after a fire on Oct. 23. The city's full-time Fire Department will be disbanded after voters rejected a levy. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

SHEFFIELD LAKE — A decision whether to hold a special election to try to pass a 0.5 percent income tax increase may come in January. Mayor Dennis Bring said after Tuesday’s City Council meeting that he wants to evaluate whether there is enough support for the levy to justify spending about $8,000 for a special Read More…

Board of Elections certifies LCCC levy a winner

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Community College’s levy victory expanded when provisional and some absentee ballots were counted, but not enough to push the results out of the range of an automatic recount. The Lorain County Board of Elections on Tuesday certified the results of the Nov. 5 election and those results show that 28,855 Read More…

Residents vote out incumbent Eaton Township trustees

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EATON TWP. — Donna Hicks and Linda Morrison lost their positions as Eaton Township trustees Tuesday. The women were not re-elected as voters favored candidates Jason Monschein, who received 752 votes or 30 percent of the votes, and Randy Houston, who received 630 votes or 25 percent of the votes, according to unofficial results. Hicks Read More…

2 independents get union help in Lorain races

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LORAIN — As Joe Thayer was celebrating Independent 8th Ward City Council candidate Joshua Thornsberry’s Tuesday victory over Democrat incumbent Frank DeTillio, Thayer was being denounced across town where the Democrats gathered to watch election results. “Joe Thayer is done!” an angry DeTillio supporter screamed as the results came in. The anger typified the split between Read More…

Longtime North Ridgeville school board member ousted after election

Maria Sycz

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Tuesday’s election results saw a changing of the guard for the North Ridgeville school board. After 10 years the board will no longer count Maria Sycz among its five members come January. The current board president placed fourth in a four-candidate race for three seats that saw newcomer Marcia Saxon easily win Read More…

Bryan Jensen to be first new Avon mayor in 20 years

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AVON — Bryan Jensen didn’t have a flashy celebration planned for the election Tuesday night. In fact, he was traveling around the city picking up election signs when he heard the news that he had been elected the next mayor. When he heard the news that he received 2,624 votes, or 44 percent, he hurried Read More…