September 1, 2014

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Early voting far surpasses 2008’s total; lighter Election Day turnout expected

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Nearly an hour after early voting closed on Monday, a line of people, who arrived before the 2 p.m. cutoff, stood outside under the cloudy sky waiting to cast their ballots at the Lorain County Board of Elections. Early voting reached historic heights in Lorain County this year, with 18,689 voters hitting Read More…

Big demand for early voting means hourlong waits Sunday

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LORAIN — On the first ever Sunday of early voting in Lorain County, city resident Angel Ortiz was the last person in line. Ortiz was one of about 125 voters outside the Lorain County Board of Elections at 5 p.m. when voting officially ended for the weekend. Those in line before 5 p.m. were given Read More…

Exuberant Mitt Romney greets thousands at I-X Center

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CLEVELAND — Down in some swing state polls but upbeat, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday asked about 3,500 supporters at the I-X Center to help him defeat President Obama on Tuesday. “He’s offering excuses, I’ve got a plan. I can’t wait for us to get going. He wants us to settle,” Romney told Read More…

Romney speaks in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Down in the polls, but sounding upbeat, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney asked about 3,500 supporters at the I-X Center this afternoon to help him defeat President Obama on Tuesday. “He’s offering excuses; I’ve got a plan. I can’t wait for us to get going. He wants us to settle,” he told 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…

Service seeks to bridge divisions after intense campaign

ELYRIA — The constant assault of negative, finger-pointing political ads Ohioans have been subjected to for months is just about over. Some might say that’s reason enough to give a prayer of thanks. Prayers will no doubt be part of a special community church service Tuesday evening at 7:30 at Elyria’s First United Methodist Church Read More…

Political junkies become Ohio tourists as election nears

COLUMBUS — Some people climb Mount Everest or raft the Colorado River. Dorothy Button has chosen a different sort of adventure destination: Ohio amid a U.S. presidential election. Visiting the farms, churches and union halls of the Midwest might not seem exotic to Americans, but Button is among a small band of international travelers that Read More…

Mailers reveal neighbors’ voting history to residents

SHEFFIELD TWP. — A Virginia-based conservative group has begun sending out mailers to registered voters in Lorain County detailing not only the recipients’ voting history, but also whether their neighbors voted in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections. The mailer from Americans for Limited Government bills itself as a “vote history audit.” The organization is Read More…

Oberlin students using early vote window

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Oberlin College senior Tess Yanisch said she’s worried about environmental issues and the rights of women, gay and transsexual people if Republican Mitt Romney is elected president. “If Romney is elected, I think that will reverse,” said Yanisch, 21, of University Place, Wash. That’s why she said she boarded a van early Read More…

LCCC student accused of threat against Mitt Romney

ELYRIA — A Lorain County Community College student is in hot water after being accused of threatening Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. While Romney was speaking Tuesday at Avon Lake High School, teacher Amanda Nelson said student Shaquille L. Brown threatened Romney, according to police Officer John Matula III’s report. Nelson said students were working Read More…