November 30, 2015


Councilman Leshinski ascends to mayor’s office in South Amherst

SOUTH AMHERST — Village Council President David Leshinski was elected to the mayor’s office Tuesday, beating challenger and former Mayor Ronald Schmitz. According to unofficial election results, Leshinski defeated Schmitz 345 to 185, or 75 percent to 35 percent. Leshinski, who has been on Council since 2005 and has been Council president for the past Read More…

Schneider beats Young in race to succeed O’Keefe as Wellington mayor

Councilman Hans M. Schneider defeated businesswoman Patti Young to become the next Wellington mayor. Schneider won 620 to 577, or 52 percent to 48 percent, according to unofficial election results. Schneider is a dialysis nurse, working on a registered nursing degree, and father of three. He has been a member of Council and unsuccessfully challenged Read More…

Costilow cruises to win over Kukucka in Amherst mayor’s race


AMHERST — Mark Costilow was clearly happy at winning his first term as mayor of this community of 12,000 Tuesday but openly expressed surprise at the margin of victory. “I didn’t expect it would be this big,” Costilow said. “I was confident but those are big numbers.” Unofficial results from the Lorain County Board of Read More…

Gillock holds off Murray for fourth term as North Ridgeville mayor


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Minutes after it became clear he’d won re-election to a fourth term, Republican Mayor David Gillock told a boisterous crowd that “you either run unopposed or you run afraid.” “We ran afraid,” Gillock said. “It was closer than we liked it to be.” Gillock was elected by a vote of 5,185 to Read More…

Ritenauer re-elected as Lorain mayor


LORAIN — Mayor Chase Ritenauer crushed two candidates to claim a second term in the city’s top job. Ritenauer defeated independent challenger Tim Carrion 8,092 to 2,751 with a Republican challenger, Jessie Tower, collecting 1,631 votes, according to unofficial results. Ritenauer received about 65 percent of the vote to Carrion’s 22 percent and Tower’s 13 Read More…

Ohio rejects marijuana legalization, says yes to redistricting, monopoly ban

COLUMBUS — Ohio voters delivered a one-two punch Tuesday to an effort to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in the state, soundly defeating the pot issue and approving a ban on constitutional monopolies that specifically set out to scuttle it if it passed. Meanwhile, state voters easily approved a new system for drawing state legislative Read More…

UPDATED: Unofficial Lorain County election results — ALL precincts reporting

Lorain County Final Results

Ohio elections: Marijuana, monopolies and maps

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A first-of-its-kind marijuana legalization proposal was nearing decision time in Ohio on Tuesday, even as the effort’s opponents were placing their hopes on a separate measure aimed at nullifying the plan. A legislative redistricting overhaul rounded out the trio of statewide ballot issues before voters. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Read More…

BREAKING: Election results delayed as polls remain open in Hamilton County

SHEFFIELD TWP. – A directive just issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will keep poll results from being released until after 9 p.m. Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams said the directive came after a court order requiring Hamilton County to keep its polls open until 9 p.m. was handed down Read More…

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