May 27, 2016

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Citing family issues, Sheffield councilman Watkinson drops out of state house race

Sheffield Councilman Kevin Watkinson won’t run against state Rep. Nathan Manning, R-North Ridgeville, for the 55th House District seat in November. Watkinson, who had filed with the Lorain County Board of Elections in December as a Democratic candidate and was unopposed in the March primary, withdrew late last week. Watkinson said during a phone interview Read More…

Lorain Councilman Dennis Flores loses Democratic Party precinct committee spot

LORAIN — Dennis Flores has resisted the efforts of Lorain County Democratic Party leaders to oust him from his position as a precinct committeeman for years, but his run ended Tuesday. Flores had recently relocated from one part of the city’s 2nd Ward, which he represents as a member of City Council, to another and Read More…

8. Confederate flag at Lorain County Fair creates showdown

The Confederate flag flying at the Lorain County Fair sparked a showdown between some of the county’s leading Democrats and the Fair Board. County Commissioner Matt Lundy first raised the issue in the middle of fair week, calling for the Fair Board to ban the Confederate flag, something that had been done at the Ohio Read More…

Democrats protest Confederate flag

WELLINGTON — The Lorain County Democratic Party shut down its booth at the Lorain County Fair on Thursday to protest the Fair Board’s decision to allow the sale and display of the Confederate flag at the fairgrounds. The move came a day after county Commissioner Matt Lundy, a Democrat, called on the Fair Board to Read More…

Flores to observe ballot count

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Lorain City Councilman Dennis Flores, D-2nd Ward, will serve as an official observer today when the Lorain County Board of Elections tabulates provisional ballots from the May 5 primary election. Flores has a personal stake in the results. Although he was in the lead by 20 votes in his re-election bid when Read More…

Democratic executive director quits post

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Cory Shawver has resigned as executive director of the Lorain County Democratic Party. Shawver stepped down this week around the same time he came under fire for an election night Facebook post in which he referred to two successful Lorain City Council candidates as “morons.” But the post regarding Angel Arroyo and Read More…

Party leader apologizes for calling fellow Dems ‘morons’ online

LORAIN — Dem’s fighting words. Cory Shawver, Lorain County Democratic Party executive director, has apologized for calling Councilwoman-elect Pam Carter, D-3rd Ward, and Councilman-elect Angel Arroyo, D-6th Ward, “morons” in a Facebook post. “It’s pathetic. 7 percent turnout is how morons like 3rd and 6th ward win,” Shawver posted shortly after the May 5 primary 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…