May 29, 2015

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Lorain’s Flores loses seat by single vote

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, lost his re-election bid by one vote. Flores was 20 votes ahead of his closest opponent, Ryan Horn, when unofficial results were released Election Day, but after 25 provisional ballots cast in the 2nd Ward were counted this week, Horn managed to pull ahead. Going Read More…

Coin flip gives Abens North Ridgeville 3rd Ward Republican nomination

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Tails it is. A coin flip settled the tied race in the Republican primary for the 3rd Ward North Ridgeville City Council seat in favor of Bruce Abens on Thursday. Abens and fellow Republican Georgia Awig each ended the race with 258 votes, which under state law requires the race to be Read More…

Lorain County turnout low, but above predictions

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary election beat the predictions of Lorain County election officials, but it was still the lowest in at least the last 15 years. Elections Board Director Paul Adams said 19,061 of 164,348 eligible voters voted Tuesday or in early voting for a turnout of 11.6 percent. Adams had Read More…

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…

Petitions challenging Sheffield rezoning are submitted

Sheffield rezoning

SHEFFIELD — Citizens have moved forward with efforts to put a rezoning issue before voters in November. Village Council approved the rezoning of 60 acres along Abbe Road near Interstate 90 for a potential assisted-living center and condominium complex in March. It was changed from industrial to residential and multi-family in January. Mike Gorka, who Read More…

Scherach challenges adding Riley to ballot

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The Republican running against Lorain Law Director Pat Riley has filed a protest with the Lorain County Board of Elections — challenging whether Riley’s name should be on the November ballot. The protest, filed Monday, came just days after the elections board voted 2-1 along party lines to place Riley on the 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…