July 28, 2014

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Gubernatorial hopeful: Local governments getting squeezed

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald, Democratic candidate for governor, stopped by the Medina Gazette on Friday afternoon as part of an Ohio tour. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Ohio gubernatorial hopeful Ed FitzGerald stopped by The Gazette on Friday during a tour of Ohio to talk about the impact state budget cuts have had towns and counties around the state. “We’re highlighting the effect of the local government cuts … because local communities continue to struggle to make ends meet and the state Read More…

Help wanted: Poll workers for Nov. 4 election

The Medina County Board of Elections wants to make sure it has enough workers to staff the polling places on Nov. 4. “This is going to be a very busy election because it’s the gubernatorial election, which is the second largest next to the presidential election,” Elections Director Carol Lawler said. “We want to know Read More…

Dem chief targets no-show voters

More than 77,000 Ohio Democrats voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012, but failed to show up at the polls in 2010 when Gov. Ted Strickland lost his seat to Republican Gov. John Kasich. More than 2,993 of those absent voters live in Medina County and Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern wants to make Read More…

Early voters getting more hours

COLUMBUS — Ohio voters who want to cast an early ballot in person before Election Day will get new hours to do so under a schedule set this week by the state’s election chief following a recent federal order. Secretary of State Jon Husted directed Ohio’s 88 county elections boards to be open 8 a.m. Read More…

PHOTOS: Board of elections has moved to Stonegate Drive in Medina Twp.

Medina County Elections Director Carol A. Lawler shows the voting machine storage room at the county Board of Elections’ new home at 3800 Stonegate Drive, Medina Township. County commissioners approved the board’s move to a bigger space in October. (DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE)

The new Medina County Board of Elections office at 3800 Stonegate Drive in Medina Township opened on Monday.

Medina County gas aggregation OK’d by May 6 primary voters

MEDINA — Township voters overwhelmingly supported a proposal to authorize Medina County commissioners to negotiate retail natural gas rates for the residents of the county’s 17 townships. The issue passed easily by a vote of 5,373 (59.46 percent) to 3,664 (40.54 percent), according to unofficial county board of elections results. The proposal was one of Read More…

Money approved by Brunswick voters for road repairs, improvements

After three failed attempts, a levy aimed at improving city roads passed on Tuesday night, winning 60 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. Ward 2 Councilman Vince Carl, who serves as the city’s vice mayor, said he was thankful the city will have a dedicated revenue Read More…

Ex-Brunswick mayor to face judge’s wife for Medina County judgeship

Joyce Kimbler

Former Brunswick mayor Gary Werner will face Democrat Joyce Kimbler in November for a Medina County common pleas judgeship. Werner, 52, won a landslide victory for the Republican nomination at the polls Tuesday against Wadsworth attorney Michael Callow, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. Werner received 5,602 (63.6 percent) votes Read More…

Conservatism won it for me, incumbent Dave Hall says of May 6 primary

Dave Hall

State Rep. Dave Hall easily won the Republican primary in Tuesday’s race against Tom Lavinder, of Ashland. Hall said his win over Lavinder was an important indication of voters’ growing conservatism. During the campaign, he characterized Lavinder as the more moderate candidate. “Republican voters have spoken loud and clear,” Hall said. “Make no mistake, the Read More…

Commissioner Stephen Hambley closer to replacing Bill Batchelder

Stephen Hambley

Longtime Medina County Commissioner Stephen D. Hambley took the first step Tuesday toward succeeding Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder as the representative of the 69th District. Batchelder, 71, of Medina, can’t run for re-election because of term limits. According to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections, Hambley, 59, of Brunswick, handily Read More…