August 30, 2015

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Three incumbent mayors bow out

Barbara O'Keefe

Three sitting village mayors will not seek re-election in November. Nonpartisan political candidates had until 4 p.m. Wednesday to file with the Lorain County Board of Elections to have their names appear on November ballots. According to the filings, Grafton Mayor Megan Flanigan, South Amherst Mayor Barbara Becker and Wellington Mayor Barbara O’Keefe aren’t running. David Read More…

Voter’s mother: Daughter didn’t live at address

ELYRIA — Ashley Marie Robinson told election officials that she lived at 2008 Oakdale Ave. in Lorain when she cast a provisional ballot in the May Democratic primary, but her mother testified Friday that wasn’t the case. “She comes and goes, but she hasn’t lived there,” Evelyn Vasquez told Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Read More…

Elections director: Resident’s perception factors into registration

ELYRIA — Where a person can register to vote is in part a matter of where they consider their residence to be, Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams testified Thursday in the trial that will determine whether Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, can overturn his loss in the May primary. Adams Read More…

Petitioners to change county government fail to meet quota

ELYRIA — For the second year in a row, a group pushing to reform Lorain County government has failed to gather enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. Citizens for Equal Representation will try again next year to gather the necessary signatures to put their plan before voters, former county Commissioner Dave Moore Read More…

Horn seeks dismissal of Flores’ lawsuit

ELYRIA — Lawyers representing Ryan Horn have asked a county judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores challenging the results of the May Democratic primary that cost Flores his seat representing the city’s 2nd Ward. Horn’s lawyers contend that because Flores’ attorney, Gerald Phillips, didn’t include the Lorain County 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…

Brinda outspent Grace three-to-one in primary

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda vastly outspent former Mayor Bill Grace in last month’s Democratic primary, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Lorain County Board of Elections. The reports show that Brinda spent $33,040 to win the primary, compared with the $11,315 that Grace spent on his unsuccessful effort to return Read More…

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…