April 30, 2016

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Ohio rejects marijuana legalization, says yes to redistricting, monopoly ban

COLUMBUS — Ohio voters delivered a one-two punch Tuesday to an effort to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in the state, soundly defeating the pot issue and approving a ban on constitutional monopolies that specifically set out to scuttle it if it passed. Meanwhile, state voters easily approved a new system for drawing state legislative Read More…

Ohio elections: Marijuana, monopolies and maps

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A first-of-its-kind marijuana legalization proposal was nearing decision time in Ohio on Tuesday, even as the effort’s opponents were placing their hopes on a separate measure aimed at nullifying the plan. A legislative redistricting overhaul rounded out the trio of statewide ballot issues before voters. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Read More…

Decisions aplenty in today’s election

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Voters in Lorain County and across the state will head to the polls today to weigh in on issues and decide who will lead communities going forward. County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams predicted that roughly 40 percent of the county’s 195,533 voters will turn out for the election. Deputy Director Read More…

Marijuana debate heats up

LORAIN — Ohio voters will have the chance next month to decide whether the Buckeye State should experiment with marijuana. Unlike other states, such as Colorado, that have legalized marijuana slowly beginning with medicinal use and proceeding to recreational pot, Issue 3 would make both forms of use legal at the same time. Although medical Read More…

Two county meetings to address marijuana legalization ballot issues

OBERLIN — There will be two meetings in the coming weeks focusing on the proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes in Ohio. The first event, put on by the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County, will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the New Russia Township Hall Read More…

Ohio Rights Group now backing Issue 3

John Pardee, president of the Ohio Rights Group, has long been a critic of Responsible­Ohio’s plan to legalize marijuana, but he said Tuesday he and his organization are formally backing Issue 3, which will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. Pardee and his Columbus-based group have pushed their own medical marijuana constitutional amendment, which didn’t Read More…

Board of Elections certifies LCCC levy a winner

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Community College’s levy victory expanded when provisional and some absentee ballots were counted, but not enough to push the results out of the range of an automatic recount. The Lorain County Board of Elections on Tuesday certified the results of the Nov. 5 election and those results show that 28,855 Read More…

LCCC levy passes by narrow margin, requires recount

ELYRIA – Lorain County Community College’s levy narrowly passed Tuesday, although the 72-vote margin of victory falls within the range of an automatic recount. According to unofficial election returns from the county Board of Elections, 28,497 votes, or 50.1 percent, were cast in favor of the levy, while 28,425 votes, or 49.9 percent, went against Read More…