September 5, 2015

Elyria
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May election results unaffected after recount

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Recounts in three tight races from the primary election earlier this month didn’t change the results, according to the Lorain County Board of Elections. Wednesday’s recounts were mandated by state law because the results in the three races were all within 0.5 percent. The most contentious of the races, the Democratic primary Read More…

Cameron in stronger position after Conservatives win decisively in Great Britain

LONDON — The Conservative Party swept to power Friday in Britain’s parliamentary elections, winning an unexpected majority that returns Prime Minister David Cameron to 10 Downing Street in a stronger position than before. After meeting with Queen Elizabeth II on Friday afternoon, Cameron returned to his office to announce he would form a majority Conservative Read More…

Turnout declines each time Brinda, Grace face off

ELYRIA — When Mayor Holly Brinda and former Mayor Bill Grace are on the ballot and facing off against each other, fewer and fewer voters come to the polls with each subsequent election, according to reports from the Lorain County Board of Elections. There are 33,841 registered voters in Elyria spread across 31 precincts but Read More…

Number of blacks on Ferguson council triples after election

FERGUSON, Mo. — Two black candidates were among three people elected to the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, tripling African-American representation in the St. Louis suburb where poor race relations have been a focal point since the August shooting death of an 18-year-old black by a white police officer. The election means that half of the Read More…

Bill Clinton endorses Strickland for U.S. Senate in 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former President Bill Clinton is endorsing former Ohio governor Ted Strickland’s U.S. Senate bid. Strickland has long ties with the Clintons and was a leading backer of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s successful 2008 Ohio presidential primary effort. But the early endorsement comes with 30-year-old Cincinnati councilman P.G. Sittenfeld also seeking the Democratic nomination Read More…

Ohio Senate committee drops voter photo plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate panel on Wednesday dropped from a broader package of election law changes a provision that would have required voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot in person. Lawmakers moved to delete the proposal a day after the state’s top elections official joined Democrats and the League Read More…

Riley on November ballot

Lorain Law Director Pat Riley’s name will be on the November ballot. The Lorain County Board of Elections voted 2-1 Thursday to OK putting Riley on the ballot as the Democratic candidate. Republican board member Helen Hurst was absent. Riley’s inclusion was in dispute after paperwork filled out went missing after he was chosen by Read More…