May 25, 2016

Elyria
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In government-controlled areas of Syria, voters to to polls to select new parliament

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrians in government-controlled areas headed to polling stations Wednesday to elect a new 250-member parliament that is expected to serve as a rubber stamp for President Bashar Assad. Shortly after the stations opened at 7 a.m. local time, people began turning up. Around 3,500 government-approved candidates are competing after more than 7,000 others dropped Read More…

Argentinian president-elect promises end to Kirchner era, offers plan to boost economy

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — President-elect Mauricio Macri’s promises to revitalize Argentina’s sagging economy with free-market reforms and improve strained relations with the United States resonated with voters, carrying him to a historic win that ended 12 years of often-conflictive rule by President Cristina Fernandez and her late husband. But when the business-friendly opposition candidate takes Read More…

UPDATED: Unofficial Lorain County election results — ALL precincts reporting

Lorain County Final Results

Wellington mayoral race sees 2 new faces

Two different candidates — a political novice and a seasoned veteran — will square off to see who will lead Wellington, the first time the mayor’s job will go to someone new in more than 20 years. Business leader Patti Young and village Councilman Hans M. Schneider are vying for the seat being vacated by Read More…

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…