Archive for November 7th, 2012
Velma “Sue” M. Williams, 87, of Medina, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012. She was born January 26, 1925, in Granger, to the late Jack and Florence (Cooke) Pursley.
She spent most of her early years on the family farm on Granger Road that now includes Lake Medina. During the war years, she worked for A.I. …Read More
Republican John Burke will begin his fifth term as county treasurer come September, after winning a hard-fought battle with Joan Heller, his Democrat challenger.
Burke, 59, of Medina Township, could not be reached for comment.
Heller, 64, of Medina, said she wasn’t disappointed because she still had a good job and the support of her …Read More
The two incumbent Republican county commissioners won re-election easily Tuesday.
Pat Geissman, 72, of Lodi, and Steve Hambley, 58, of Brunswick, have each kept their seats on the county Board of Commissioners, according to unofficial Board of Elections results.
“I feel like I’m a very lucky girl to have been re-elected for a sixth term,” …Read More
COLUMBUS — Democrat Sherrod Brown won re-election to the U.S. Senate Tuesday night after one of the most expensive and closely watched match-ups in the country.
Despite an onslaught of attacks from conservative outside groups, Brown topped Republican challenger Josh Mandel, the state treasurer and a U.S. Marine veteran who did two tours in Iraq.
U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs won re-election in the remapped 7th House District, easily defeating political newcomer Joyce Healy-Abrams, a Democrat.
Gibbs, a Republican from Lakeville, now represents Ohio’s 18th District, which was one of two Ohio districts eliminated when the congressional districts were redrawn following the 2000 census.
Gibbs attributed his success to getting out …Read More
Voters rejected all four school levies on the Medina County ballot Tuesday.
Cloverleaf’s 6.9-mill emergency levy went down to defeat 5,279-4,626 — 52-to-48 percent, according to unofficial Board of Elections results.
The levy would have cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $217 a year. The tax would have brought in $3.3 million a year, over …Read More
Republican Colleen Swedyk won her second term as county recorder, easily best Democrat challenger Jill Bell in Tuesday’s elections, according to unofficial Board of Elections results.
“I’m very excited,” said Swedyk, 48, of Hinckley Township. “I’m grateful to the voters of Medina County. I promise to keep serving them to the best of my ability.”
Brunswick voters said yes to four more years of a 0.5 percent income tax expected to bring in about $4 million annually to the city.
The income tax voters cast ballots for on Tuesday won’t go into effect until January of 2014, and it lasts for four more years, until December of 2017.
Safety and Environment Chair …Read More
Medina County voters approved the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities levy by a healthy margin Tuesday.
The levy is a 1.9-mill permanent replacement tax. Even though the millage is the same as the 1995 levy it replaces, it will cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $30 a year, raising the total cost …Read More
Bryan C. Williams, the incumbent in the race for the state Board of Education’s 5th District, which includes Medina County, carried the race against two opponents.
Williams, 47, of Fairlawn, was appointed in 2011.
Running against him were Rich Javorek, 61, of Lafayette Township, who taught history in Brunswick schools for 35 years and now teaches at …Read More