August 1, 2015

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Medina County eyes funding options after failure of social services levy

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Medina County commissioners say they face limited options after the 0.8-mill combined social services levy was rejected in the 2015 primary election last week. During this week’s meeting, commissioners discussed whether to try a ballot issue again, try for a sales tax increase or make budget cuts. The levy, which was Issue 10 on the Read More…

Second marijuana legalization effort clears first step to Ohio ballot

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COLUMBUS — A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana and hemp in Ohio has cleared the first step on the path to making the ballot. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says it certified Thursday that the group Better for Ohio provided a fair and truthful summary of the proposal and had 1,000 required signatures for Read More…

2015 PRIMARY: Unofficial results

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Voters across Medina County cast ballots on Tuesday. According to the Medina County Board of Elections, 7.97 percent of registered voters cast a ballot. Candidates Wadsworth Republican Primary Mayor Robin Laubaugh 706 Law Director Norman E. Brague 752 Auditor Catherine Fix 705 City Council President Susan C. Hanlon 300 Thomas E. Palecek 610 Council-at-large (three Read More…

2015 PRIMARY: Social services levy defeated

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Medina County voters on Tuesday rejected a countywide 0.8-mill levy for social services. The levy, Issue 10 on the ballot, was rejected 5,615 votes to 4,098, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. “I was a little surprised,” said Mike Jenks, director of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board. Read More…

2015 PRIMARY: Palecek to remain Council president in Wadsworth

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Tom Palecek will serve as Wadsworth City Council president for another two years, making this his seventh term on the Council and fifth as president. He won Tuesday’s Republican primary by 310 votes, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. He is unopposed in November. “I’m very grateful to the people Read More…

2015 PRIMARY: Cloverleaf voters renew issue for repairs, equipment

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Voters in the Cloverleaf school district renewed a five-year, 2-mill levy Tuesday. Its revenue is used to renovate and repair school buildings and sites, and to purchase and replace equipment. It passed 1,712 votes to 1,115, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. “I’m so delighted that the voters understood the Read More…

2015 PRIMARY: Wadsworth Twp. voters say no to more mills for fire, EMS

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By seven votes, Wadsworth Township voters rejected an additional 3-mill fire and EMS levy on Tuesday. The issued failed by 149 votes to 142, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. The levy would have cost $105 per year per $100,000 of property valuation. The levy would have provided the township Read More…

2015 PRIMARY: Montville voters bump road levy

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Montville Township voters shot down a proposed 1-mill levy for road maintenance Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. The continuous levy would have generated $354,800 annually — alleviating strain on the general fund, Township Trustee Jeff Brandon said. “I am disappointed but we will certainly work with what we’ve Read More…

2015 PRIMARY: EMS, fire levy is a go in Gloria Glens

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Residents of Gloria Glens Park approved a five-year, 2.25-mill replacement levy Tuesday for fire protection and EMS. The levy replaces a 3-mill levy that initially was approved in the 1970s, Mayor John Dean said. The levy passed 42 votes to 6, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. The 3-mill generates Read More…

Primary election is today

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Medina County’s most significant issue on the 2015 primary election ballot today is Issue 10, a countywide, 0.8-mill social services levy. The combined services levy would generate $19 million over five years and cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $28 a year. Revenue would benefit the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board; Read More…