April 19, 2014


Election: LCCC rallies for Issue 2


ELYRIA — Passage of Issue 2 would make Teja Vazquez’s life a lot easier. Vaqzuez, close to earning an associate degree in nursing, is planning to join 3,000 Lorain County Community College students who take part in the University Partnership Program, which allows them to get bachelor’s and master’s degrees and professional certificates on campus. Read More…

Election: Lorain Council hopefuls spar over economic development, housing


LORAIN — City Council candidates at a Wednesday night forum clashed over economic and housing development, a new housing inspection ordinance and proposed county government restructuring. The forum at El Centro, 2800 Pearl Ave., was hosted by the Coalition on Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress. The group has run the semiannual forums since 2001. The most Read More…

Committee pushing to replace 90-year-old North Ridgeville middle school

NR Middle School

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The committee charged with convincing voters that a new middle school is very much needed to replace the existing 90-year-old building is keeping busy with Election Day three weeks away. “We’re really trying to get people in the community, and not just parents, to see the building,” Marci Saxon, chairwoman of the Read More…

Campaigners making their final pushes

Voters weary of presidential election year politics only have three more days to endure the relentless campaigning. Even some of the candidates are ready for it to end. “We are kind of ready for it to be over, probably just as much, if not more, than the voters are,” Richard Ramsey, a Republican attorney running Read More…

Stakes high for North Ridgeville Schools as special vote approaches

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — If voters reject a 10-year, $3.5 million emergency operating levy Tuesday, it won’t be for lack of trying to inform voters on the schools’ part. “No one will be able to say they didn’t know about the levy or what is at stake,” Superintendent Craig Phillips said Thursday, a day before his Read More…

Election 2009: Renewal would raise nearly $1M for Avon Schools

AVON — It may only be a renewal, but Avon officials aren’t taking anything for granted. Kent Zeman, treasurer for the Avon School District, said he has spoken at PTA and booster club events in the district to drum up support for Issue 25, which is a renewal of an operating levy that in combination Read More…

Today is Election Day

SHEFFIELD TWP. – It`s not a presidential election, but Lorain County elections board officials were still working hard Monday to prepare for today`s primary. “It`s kind of a light election,” elections board Director Jose Candelario said. The county won`t even have all of its 235 precincts open, he said, because communities such as Avon, South Read More…

Independents file for November

SHEFFIELD TWP. – There will be at least one new face on the Wellington Village Council starting next year. Longtime Councilman Harold Sumpter did not file to run for re-election Monday, the deadline for independent candidates to file for and get a place on the November ballot. Sumpter, who won re-election by three votes four Read More…

Evelyn Stratton audio interview

Evelyn Stratton, Repuclican Ohio Supreme Court candidate. (To hear the audio, click on the play button at the bottom left of the Flash Player above.)    

Joe Russo audio interview

Joe Russo, Democratic Ohio Supreme Court candidate. (To hear the audio, click on the play button at the bottom left of the Flash Player above.)