May 24, 2015


Party leader apologizes for calling fellow Dems ‘morons’ online

Cory Shawver

LORAIN — Dem’s fighting words. Cory Shawver, Lorain County Democratic Party executive director, has apologized for calling Councilwoman-elect Pam Carter, D-3rd Ward, and Councilman-elect Angel Arroyo, D-6th Ward, “morons” in a Facebook post. “It’s pathetic. 7 percent turnout is how morons like 3rd and 6th ward win,” Shawver posted shortly after the May 5 primary Read More…

British voters flock to polls in parliamentary elections

LONDON — Voters were choosing a new parliament for the United Kingdom on Thursday in an election that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching. Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and Ed Miliband’s Labour Party are running neck and neck, and neither looks Read More…

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Anemic voter turnout expected for primary

Bob Zelina votes at the Lorain County Board of Elections office in Sheffield Township on Monday afternoon. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The slim ballot for today’s primary has Lorain County elections officials predicting a low turnout at the polls. County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams predicted that turnout will be about 9 percent. Deputy Director Jim Kramer was slightly more optimistic, predicting a 10 percent turnout. Absentee voter turnout for today’s primary already Read More…

ELECTION 2015: Brinda outspending Grace in Elyria mayoral primary

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda is vastly outspending former Mayor Bill Grace in the Democratic primary, according to campaign finance reports that were due Thursday at the Lorain County Board of Elections. Brinda, who defeated Grace four years ago, has spent $21,048 so far on her campaign and received another $2,335 in in-kind Read More…

AFL-CIO endorsements include two not on ballot

Tim Carrion

LORAIN — The Lorain County AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has issued its political endorsements for the year, including for two men who aren’t on the ballot. The labor organization endorsed Tim Carrion, who is president of the Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress for mayor of Lorain and its own president, Harry Williamson, for Lorain Read More…

Wellington: Fire replacement

Issue 16 What it is: a 2.75-mill property tax replacement levy; an increase from the current 2.5-mill levy Duration: 5 years How much would it raise: $744,043 per year Purpose: to pay for current expenses Cost to homeowner: an increase of $8.75 per year for the owner of a $100,000 home WELLINGTON — The fire Read More…

Full list of candidates


ELYRIA Mayor Democratic Holly C. Brinda (i) William M. Grace City Council 5th Ward Democratic Kevin A. Krischer Marcus Madison (i) LORAIN City Council President Democratic Joel P. Arredondo (i) Terrance N. Bivins City Council at large Democratic Frank DeTillio (i) Mitchell J. Fallis Daniel Given (i) Tim Howard Joseph F. Koziura (i) Christopher P. Read More…

Lorain Council 3rd Ward


Pamela Carter Age: 45 Party: Democratic Education: Admiral King High School, 1988; Bryant & Stratton Business College, 1990; Leadership Lorain County, 2014 Family: Married James Carter in 1991; sons James III, 22; Houston, 19; and Javon, 13 Campaign website/social media: Max Schaefer Age: 24 Party: Democratic Education: Southview High School, 2009; Baldwin-Wallace College, bachelor Read More…

LaGrange Township: Electric aggregation

LAGRANGE TWP. — Voters will have the opportunity to approve Issue 6 on the May 5 ballot, which would allow LaGrange Township to enter into an agreement with an electric supplier for a discounted rate. Voters must give the township permission to enter such an agreement, which could lead to lower rates for residents for Read More…