August 27, 2015

Elyria
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Attorney: Votes of evicted pair should be thrown out in Flores, Horn Council race

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ELYRIA — Two people who cast provisional ballots in the 2nd Ward Lorain City Council Democratic primary had been evicted from the rental homes they listed as their residences in the months before the May primary, the landlord who owned the properties testified Wednesday. Sean Silvasy said he had evicted Eileen Pinkney and two other Read More…

Lorain vote fraud suit casts wide scope; 27 voters could be challenged

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Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores’ lawsuit challenging his loss in the Democratic Party primary will focus on where as many as 27 voters lived when they cast ballots in May. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski on Tuesday rejected a request from attorney Corey Colombo, who represents Ryan Horn, the man who defeated Flores Read More…

Lorain council approves water loan; motel owners appeal closures

LORAIN — Separate efforts to improve water flow and prevent flooding were approved by City Council members at their Monday meeting. Council approved borrowing up to $4.63 million for water line improvements on Broadway, Jaeger Road and Skyline Drive. The loan is from the Ohio Water Development Authority. The improvement is part of a citywide Read More…

Flores’ attorney to get access to board of election records as part of lawsuit

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Board of Elections will open up its records to the attorney representing Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores in his effort to overturn the results of the May Democratic primary that saw him lose his Council seat by a single vote. Assistant County Prosecutor Gerald Innes had raised concerns that some Read More…

Lorain accepts $15 million Black River cleanup grant

LORAIN — A $15 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was approved at City Council’s Monday meeting. The money is for ongoing efforts to clean up the Black River, which was designated as a Great Lakes Area of Concern in 1984 due to steel mill pollution. The other Ohio areas of concern are 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…

Full list of candidates

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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 5th Ward

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Eddie Edwards Age: 73 Party: Democratic Education: Bruce High School, Dyersburg, Tenn., 1962; Cleveland State University, attended two years studying project management; Lorain County Joint Vocational School, studied construction management Family: Widower, Annie Robinson-Edwards; daughter, Darnisha Hunter, 53; son, Gregory Edwards, 41 Job history: Self employed entrepreneur, Edwards Trucking & Excavating; BF Goodrich, chemical process Read More…

Lorain Council 6th Ward

Angel Arroyo Jr.

Angel Arroyo Jr. Age: 32 Party: Democratic Education: Southview High School, 2002; attended Zion Bible College, Barrington, R.I. Family: Married in 2011; son, 6; daughter, 2 Job history: Straight Ahead Ministries in Lynn, Mass., working to find employment for at-risk youth, 2007-09; Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, gang intervention specialist and mentor, 2009-present Campaign website/social media: facebook.com/electarroyofor6thward Read More…

Lorain Council 7th Ward

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Joe Faga Age: 56 Party: Democratic Education: Elyria West High School, 1976; Lorain County Community College, associate’s degree in electronics, 1978; attended Cleveland State University majoring in business, 1981-83 Family: Married Melinda Faga in 2005 Job history: Ohio Edison, engineering distribution assistant 1978-81; engineering field man, 1981-83; engineering technologist, 1984–86; marketing representative, 198 –90; Ottawa Read More…