April 19, 2015

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Montville asking voters for money to maintain township roads

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Montville Township trustees are asking residents to approve a 1-mill levy for roads on the May 5 primary ballot. Trustee Jeff Brandon said the levy, if passed, would be the first roads-related issue for Montville Township since about 1995. “It’s pretty simple,” he said. “The levy would bring in about $350,000 per year in additional Read More…

Ohio Gov. John Kasich ‘seriously considering’ 2016 presidential candidacy

Gov. John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich told business leaders in Detroit on Monday that he was “seriously considering” a race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination but isn’t setting a timetable for a decision. The second-term Ohio governor said he wouldn’t rush the decision, even as other Republicans join the race. GOP U.S. Sens Marco Rubio of Florida, Read More…

Agencies launch online campaign for Medina County social services levy

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Medina County officials are using social media to campaign for the combined social services levy, which will be Issue 10 on the May 5 ballot. The 0.8-mill levy would generate $19 million over five years and cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $28 a year. Visitors to www.facebook.com/medinacountyissue10 can see images of a Read More…

Poll reveals majority of Ohio voters favor marijuana legalization

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Staff and wire reports As advocacy groups collect signatures for legalization efforts, a poll reveals the majority of Ohio voters support marijuana legalization. The latest measure, set for the 2016 ballot, is championed by Cleveland-based Ohioans to End Prohibition, which began collecting signatures Monday. If approved by voters, the Cannabis Control Amendment would extend the Read More…

Medina County Board of Elections ready for voting


Early voting starts today in Ohio, and so far, 150 people have requested absentee ballots from the Medina County Board of Elections. The first ballots will be sent out this week. On Monday, Board of Elections workers were conducting final checks for accuracy on voting machines that will be used during the May 5 primary. Read More…

Absentee ballots on their way for registered military, overseas voter

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The Ohio secretary of state’s office said county boards have begun mailing absentee ballots to registered military and overseas voters who have requested a ballot. Military and overseas voters who have not yet submitted a request for an absentee ballot may go to www.OhioMilitaryVotes.com to download an application. Requests must be received by noon May Read More…

Critics call on Gov. John Kasich to leave out voter item in transportation budget

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Out-of-state college students in Ohio who want to vote in the swing state could be required to get an Ohio driver’s license and register their vehicles here under a provision tucked into a state transportation budget that Gov. John Kasich has before him. Democrats, the League of Women Voters and the American Read More…

Silence heard at public hearing about Medina County social services levy

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There was a public hearing Tuesday night on the 0.8-mill social services levy on the May 5 ballot, but the public didn’t show. “In a perfect world, we would have gotten all of our (public hearing) flyers out by Friday but we didn’t,” said Michael Jenks, director of the Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Read More…

Conservative youth group visits Ohio to urge Republicans to accept gay marriage

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CINCINNATI — Activists who don’t want the Republican Party’s 2016 platform to oppose same-sex marriage will promote their effort in a swing through Ohio. The Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry will have representatives in Cincinnati on Tuesday, followed by Columbus and Cleveland later this week. They’re talking about their “Reform the Platform” campaign Read More…

Deputy director resigns from Medina County Board of Elections

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The Medina County Board of Elections is looking for a new deputy director after Carol Gurney’s resignation was accepted last week. “We wish her well and we’re really going to miss her,” said Pamela Miller, chair of the county Board of Elections. Advertisements for the position will be posted this week, and the Medina County Read More…