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Mitt Romney returns to county, slams president at Avon Lake stop

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AVON LAKE — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday told an exuberant crowd packed into the Avon Lake High School gym that his policies will restore the American economy. He said his Democratic rival, President Barack Obama, hasn’t put forth a clear agenda for what he would do if he won a second term Read More…

Overflowing, enthusiastic crowd greets Mitt Romney

Chelsea Miller and Steve Fogarty, The Chronicle-Telegram AVON LAKE — When Avon Lake Schools Superintendent Robert Scott was contacted by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign Saturday, he knew it would be a good opportunity for Avon Lake students to experience the election process. The campaign had expressed interest in possibly using the school earlier Read More…

Mitt Romney concludes appearance at Avon Lake High

AVON LAKE — The crowd is filing out of the Avon Lake High School gym following Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s speech today even as Romney works the room, talking to a press of people near the bleachers. Romney blasted President Barack Obama’s policies even as he promised to reach across the political divide to Read More…

Mitt Romney talks about economy and taxes in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is speaking to the crowd packed into the Avon Lake High School gym, telling them about his plans if he’s elected in eight days. Romney has focused on the economy and taxes so far. But he also has criticized President Barack Obama’s policies, which he blamed the Read More…

Mitt Romney takes the stage in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has taken the stage with Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who introduced the former Massachusetts governor to the excited crowd. “Commit to Mitt!” Portman told the crowd, who cheered enthusiastically. Ohio’s junior senator also encouraged the crowd to vote early not only for Romney but for other Republican Read More…

Local supporters warming up Romney crowd in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Local supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are warming up the crowd before Romney takes the stage in the Avon Lake High School gym before a capacity crowd that includes students at the school. A.J. Torres, the Republican candidate for Lorain County sheriff, summed up the reason for Romney’s visit today. Read More…

Crowds await Mitt Romney visit in Avon Lake

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake High School’s gym is packed this morning with people awaiting the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. A line snaked around the outside of the school with people standing in the cold wind and rain waiting to get inside for the event, which is scheduled to begin before the Read More…

County dominated by Dems, but GOP base growing

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain County is often thought of as a Democratic stronghold, and in many ways that reputation is well deserved. Of the county’s 21 county-level elected officials, only three are Republicans. This election might change those numbers, and nowhere is that possibility clearer than in the battle for the majority of the three-member Read More…

Turnout heavy for early voting

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Whether it is excitement for the candidates — or a fear of lines on election day — tens of thousands of Lorain County residents are choosing to vote early, an elections official said. The number of mail absentee requests for ballots is now larger than the total number of mail absentee ballots Read More…

Romney to speak at Avon Lake High School

AVON LAKE — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will appear at an 11:15 a.m. Monday rally at Avon Lake High School, thrilling area GOP leaders. The visit will take place eight days from the presidential election as Romney and President Barack Obama run neck-and-neck in national polls. “We are very excited,” said David Arredondo, a Read More…