February 12, 2016

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Board of elections officials suspect forged signatures for liquor option petitions; criminal charges could result

ELYRIA — The Lorain County Board of Elections voted Tuesday to order an investigation into a number of allegedly forged signatures that appeared on petitions seeking to put a liquor option issue for an Elyria business on the ballot. The investigation could ultimately lead to criminal charges should the Board of Elections decide to forward Read More…

Ritenauer outspent the rest

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer was the big spender in the November election, according to campaign finance reports that were due at the Lorain County Board of Elections on Friday. In total, Ritenauer spent $45,029 on his winning campaign, his campaign finance reports filed Friday and before the election showed. It was more Read More…

Provisional, absentee ballots don’t change results; three races face automatic recounts

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Provisional and last-minute absentee ballots didn’t change the outcome of any elections from earlier this month, Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams said during a meeting of the board Thursday to certify the results. Adams said three races fell within the margin for an automatic recount, which is triggered when Read More…

Elections board rejects absentee ballots

Jon Husted

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The Lorain County Board of Elections has rejected 84 absentee ballots, including 17 because the postmark on the envelope was either illegible or not present. Elections board Director Paul Adams said during a meeting Tuesday that without the postmark it was impossible to know whether the voters who sent in the ballots Read More…

UPDATED: Unofficial Lorain County election results — ALL precincts reporting

Lorain County Final Results

BREAKING: Election results delayed as polls remain open in Hamilton County

SHEFFIELD TWP. – A directive just issued by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will keep poll results from being released until after 9 p.m. Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams said the directive came after a court order requiring Hamilton County to keep its polls open until 9 p.m. was handed down Read More…

Decisions aplenty in today’s election

Voting-machines-SLIDE

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…

Incumbents biggest campaign spenders so far

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Incumbents are outspending challengers in mayoral races across Lorain County this election season, according to campaign finance reports that were due Thursday at the Lorain County Board of Elections. The biggest spender so far this year in North Ridgeville Mayor Dave Gillock, a Republican running against Democrat Terry Murray. According to his Read More…

Rochester’s mayoral race is empty

Kathryn Frombaugh

ROCHESTER — No one is running for mayor of Rochester in November. Mayor Kathryn Frombaugh tried to seek a second four-year term, but was disqualified by the Lorain County Board of Elections because of problems with her petitions, and no one else filed to run for the job, either on the ballot or as a write-in Read More…

Karpus bowing out of Elyria school board race

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools Board of Education President Kathryn Karpus has withdrawn from the November general election. Karpus confirmed Saturday that she was leaving the race. “Health reasons,” was all she would say to explain her sudden departure. When asked if she intended to finish her term, which expires at the end of this year, Read More…