April 25, 2014

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Elyria Township voters OK funds for new firetruck, ambulance

Approval of Issue 8 on Tuesday should make the jobs of Elyria Township firefighters easier. The 3-mill renewal levy and 1-mill replacement levy will raise $283,000 annually for five years, allowing for purchase of a new or used pumper truck and new ambulance. The levies passed 492 to 272, or 64 percent to 36 percent, Read More…

Avon voters turn down new middle school

AVON — The Avon Schools secured a renewal of a combined operating levy but lost a bond issue in an even narrower defeat than that in November. The 3.21-mill, 10-year emergency operating levy was renewed by a fairly comfortable margin, according to unofficial returns which showed the issue passing by a vote of 3,328 to Read More…

Mitt Romney wins Ohio Republican presidential primary

Romney

Mitt Romney has outdueled Rick Santorum in Ohio, claiming the hotly contested, pivotal Super Tuesday state. Romney did best in Ohio metropolitan areas, as well as among voters worried about the economy and making sure the GOP nominated the best candidate to defeat President Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor had nearly 38 percent of Read More…

John Miraldi wins primary, could replace Judge Zaleski

John Miraldi

ELYRIA — Lorain attorney John Miraldi’s victory Tuesday in the Democratic primary over Chris Cook virtually assures he will replace retiring Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Edward Zaleski next year. No Republican or independent has filed to run in the race, leaving Miraldi unopposed in the November general election. According to unofficial returns from the Read More…

Dennis Kucinich concedes House race to Marcy Kaptur

COLUMBUS — Veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich has conceded to long-time congressional colleague Marcy Kaptur in the battle for a newly drawn Ohio congressional district. Kucinich made his concession speech just past midnight Wednesday as the sometimes nasty faceoff ended. He said Kaptur “ran a campaign lacking in integrity, filled with false truths.” Kaptur Read More…

Lorain County health district levy approved

Voters agreed Tuesday to continue funding the Lorain County General Health District. Issue 17, a 1-mill renewal levy, passed 16,036 to 15,104, an approximately 2 percent victory margin, according to unofficial results from the Lorain County Board of Elections. The five-year levy will raise $3.8 million annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 home Read More…

Midview Schools levy passes by comfortable margin

Midview Schools Superintendent John Kuhn and School Board President David Zunis were able to breathe sighs of relief when a 3.39 mill renewal passed by a comfortable margin Tuesday. The levy, which will not cost residents any additional money, passed in a vote of 2,733 to 2,002 or 57.7 to 42.3 percent, according to unofficial Read More…

Central Ambulance Fire District levy passes

Low-cost ambulance service for Camden, Henrietta, New Russia and Pittsfield townships as well as Kipton and Oberlin will continue with passage of Issue 13 on Tuesday. The 1.15-mill renewal levy for the Central Ambulance Fire District passed decisively 1,942 to 1,173, a nearly 25 percent margin of victory, according to unofficial results from the Lorain Read More…

Santorum, Romney still in tight duel for Ohio GOP nod

Rick Santorum has pulled ahead in Ohio with more than half the precincts reporting for the Republican presidential nomination in the hotly contested Super Tuesday state. The former Pennsylvania senator had 38 percent of the votes with unofficial returns in from 55 percent of Ohio’s precincts. Mitt Romney was running more than 10,000 votes behind Read More…

Kaptur leads Kucinich in House primary

COLUMBUS — Veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur is pulling away from congressional colleague Dennis Kucinich in the battle for a newly drawn Ohio congressional district. Kaptur had a nearly 9-point lead with half the votes counted. Kucinich made a strong showing in his home county, Cuyahoga, but was behind in critical Lorain County. Toledo Read More…