September 2, 2014

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Rick Santorum takes early lead in Ohio

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are in a tight race to win the Republican presidential primary in Ohio. With 36 percent of Ohio’s precincts reporting, Santorum has 39 percent and Romney has 36 percent. Santorum has also won Tennessee and Oklahoma, while Romney has won primaries in Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia as voters went to Read More…

Ohio state treasurer wins GOP Senate nomination, will face Sherrod Brown

COLUMBUS — Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel has easily won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. The 34-year-old Marine veteran prevailed in a six-way GOP primary that included an orthopedic surgeon, a clinical physiologist and political event organizer whose wide-ranging resume included stints as an autoworker, model and real estate agent. The first-term treasurer was heavily Read More…

Rick Santorum says Ohio race is ‘too close to call’

STEUBENVILLE — Republican Rick Santorum says “this was a big night tonight” and is calling the day’s biggest race in Ohio “too close to call.” Santorum on Tuesday told supporters that “we’re going to win a few and we’re going to lose a few.” But he delivered his remarks in a congressional district where he Read More…

Rick Santorum wins Tennessee, Oklahoma

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney rolled to primary victories in Virginia, Vermont and home-state Massachusetts on Super Tuesday, reaching for a decisive advantage in the most turbulent race for the Republican presidential nomination in a generation. But his rivals countered crisply. Rick Santorum won in Tennessee and Oklahoma, while Newt Gingrich scored a home-field win in Read More…

Romney wins Virginia, Vermont, Massachusetts, Gingrich wins Georgia

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney rolled to primary victories in Virginia, Vermont and home-state Massachusetts on Super Tuesday, reaching for a decisive advantage over his persistent rivals in the most turbulent race for the Republican presidential nomination in a generation. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich countered with a home-field win in Georgia as the GOP contenders Read More…

Exit poll: Ohio GOP voters focused on beating Obama

COLUMBUS — Early results from an exit poll of Republican primary voters in Ohio find a candidate’s ability to defeat President Barack Obama is the most important quality guiding their decisions. The survey also finds nearly two-thirds of voters saying they’re committed to backing the eventual Republican nominee, no matter who wins the primary. About Read More…

Four judge candidates buy unified anti-Janik ad

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ELYRIA — Four of the five candidates running in the Democratic primary to replace retiring Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge David Basinski took out joint newspaper advertisements over the weekend that targeted the fifth candidate in the race. The four candidates whose campaigns funded the ad, which appeared in The Chronicle-Telegram on Sunday, said they Read More…

Commissioners defend records as election nears

ELYRIA — Eight years ago, Lorain County Commissioner Lori Kokoski managed to unseat then-Commissioner Mary Jo Vasi in the Democratic primary. Now Kokoski is facing two challengers — former county sheriff’s Capt. Rich Resendez and former Elyria Mayor Bill Grace — intent on doing the same to her in Tuesday’s primary. Resendez, 54, said he’s Read More…

Music mogul sings Kucinich’s praises

LORAIN — Music mogul Russell Simmons went from helping President Barack Obama raise $5 million earlier this week to stumping with U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich on Saturday. During the pair’s stop at Gardens of Charleston Coffee Shop in Lorain, Simmons told the crowd that he had backed the Cleveland congressman in his presidential runs and Read More…

Lawsuit filed against Judge Berta days before primary

ELYRIA — Lorain County Domestic Relations Judge David Berta was sued Friday by a former magistrate for sexual harassment. The lawsuit, which was filed in county Common Pleas Court, accuses the judge of making sexually charged and inappropriate comments about former Magistrate Lucinda McConnell, who walked off the job in April. It also names the Read More…