November 26, 2014


Six seek Steve Hambley’s seat on Medina County Board of Commissioners

Steve Hambley

Six candidates so far are interested in completing Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley’s term. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. Hambley was elected Nov. 4 to the 69th House District seat being vacated by House Speaker Bill Batchelder, R-Medina. The Medina County Republican Party’s Central Committee has until Feb. 14 to determine who will Read More…

Whistleblower lawsuit against Auditor Mike Kovack moves to federal court

Kovack v Ehrlich

A former information technology manager of the Medina County auditor’s office has transferred her lawsuit against Auditor Mike Kovack and Chief Deputy Joan Heller to federal court. Annette Ehrlich originally filed suit in Medina County Pleas Court on Oct. 24. In a notice of removal filed with the U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Thursday, Read More…

Strongsville’s Roslyn Painter-Goffi gets seat on state Board of Education

Roslyn Painter-Goffi

Rosyln Painter-Goffi claimed victory in the race for the 5th District representative on the Ohio Board of Education. With more than 99 percent of precincts counted, Painter-Goffi, of Strongsville, was leading incumbent Brad Lamb, of Westlake, and two other candidates, according to unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State. “I’m grateful to the supporters Read More…

Dave Hall begins fourth, last term as U.S. Representative

Dave Hall

Incumbent Republican state Rep. Dave Hall was re-elected Tuesday to his 70th District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. Hall, 53, of Millersburg, handily beat Democrat James E. Riley, of Sullivan Township in Ashland County, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. “We got our message out and tomorrow I Read More…

Jim Renacci handily wins 3rd term with U.S. House

Jim Renacci

renacciRep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, won re-election Tuesday night to his third term in Congress representing Ohio’s 16th District. Renacci took more than 60 percent of the vote in Medina County and statewide, easily defeating Democratic challenger Pete Crossland, of Copley Township in Summit County, according to unofficial results. “This was clearly a race that highlighted Read More…

Joyce Kimbler to succeed James Kimbler as common pleas judge

Joyce Kimbler

A local insurance lawyer will take the bench in January after winning the race Tuesday for Medina County common pleas judge. Joyce V. Kimbler, a Democrat married to the retiring judge, defeated former Brunswick Mayor Gary Werner. Kimbler received 55 percent of the 42,565 votes, compared to Werner’s 45 percent of the votes, according to Read More…

Incumbent Kevin Dunn gets landslide win for juvenile, probate judge

Kevin Dunn

Medina County Juvenile and Probate Judge Kevin Dunn earned his post Tuesday night with a landslide win in his first election for the position. Dunn, a Republican, who was appointed in August 2013 to replace retiring Judge John J. Lohn, garnered 25,320 votes to defeat Democratic challenger David Sheldon, who received 13,896 votes, according to Read More…

Adam Friedrick claims second term as Medina County commissioner

Adam Friedrick

Republican Medina County Commissioner Adam Friedrick easily won re-election Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. “We did the work we thought we needed to do for the campaign,” he said. “Seems like the Lord’s been good to us and now we can put the election behind us and get Read More…

Mike Kovack re-elected to seventh term as Medina County auditor

Mike Kovack

Democrat Mike Kovack was re-elected Medina County auditor Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. It will be his seventh straight term. He was appointed in 1993 and won the last five elections. “I’m deeply humbled and grateful for Medina Countians’ faith in me and, with my outstanding staff, I’ll Read More…

Steve Hambley wins election, will transition from county to Statehouse

Steve Hambley

Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley will replace long-serving fellow Republican Bill Batchelder in representing Medina County in Ohio’s 69th House District. Earning 69 percent of the votes, Hambley beat Chippewa Lake Democrat Rich Javorek, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. “I’m very thankful to the voters who elected me to Read More…