November 25, 2014

Medina
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ELECTION 2013: Early voting heavy in last 4 days

Today is Election Day and polls will be open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at nearly five dozen polling locations throughout Medina County. Early voting ended Monday at 2 p.m. Elections Director Carol Lawler said 13,912 people cast a ballot either in person or through a paper absentee ballot. Lawler said the Board of Elections Read More…

Early voters stream into Medina County Board of Elections

Poll workers were busy at the Medina County Board of Elections throughout the weekend as voters seized the opportunity to cast ballots early. “We were really busy today (Sunday),” Carol Lawler, director of the Medina County Board of Elections, said. “Between noon and 2 p.m. we had 130 people and between 2 p.m. to 4:30 Read More…

ELECTION 2014: Judges draw top dollar in campaign fundraising

Candidates for office in the four countywide races next week have raised more than $200,000 collectively, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Medina County Board of Elections. In the three races with incumbents, the challenger was outspent at least two to one as of the end of the reporting period, Oct. 15. The Read More…

ELECTION 2014: Early voting still popular

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The number of voters casting early ballots already has surpassed last November’s turnout, but still has a way to go to exceed the total of early voters in 2010, the last time the governor’s post was up for election. Medina County Board of Elections said 11,814 votes were cast on machines at the Board of Read More…

Elisa Kazek challenges incumbent county Commissioner Adam Friedrick

Elisa Kazek (D) vs. Adam Friedrick (R)
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In the Nov. 4 election for Medina County commissioner, incumbent Republican Adam Friedrick is being challenged by Democrat Elisa Kazek, an art teacher from Spencer Township. Elisa Kazek Kazek, who’s taught art for 23 years, works at Marion C. Seltzer Elementary School in Cleveland. She teaches kindergartners through eighth-graders. She received a master’s in education Read More…

Kasich takes ride on ‘Christmas Story’ slide at Medina’s Castle Noel

Mark Klaus, owner of Castle Noel and his wife, Dana, help Gov. John Kasich down the slide from the movie “A Christmas Story” on Saturday afternoon during Kasich’s visit to Medina. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Gov. John Kasich stopped by Castle Noel in Medina on Saturday and visited with owner Mike Klaus and his wife, Dana. Kasich, a huge fan of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” purchased a replica of the Moose Mug belonging to Clark Griswold in the film. Kasich said the movie is one of his favorites and during his Read More…

Challenger Pete Crossland blasts U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci’s record

Pete Crossland (D) vs. Jim Renacci (R)

Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, is seeking a third term in the U.S. House in November and faces a challenge from former state Rep. Pete Crossland, D-Copley Township, in Summit County. Renacci, 55, first was elected to the 16th District House seat in 2010 after serving a term as mayor of Wadsworth. The district, which was redrawn Read More…

Gov. Kasich campaigns in Medina with less than month before election

Gov. John Kasich hugs Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder, of Medina, at Medina County GOP headquarters on Highland Court in Medina on Saturday afternoon. Kasich thanked everyone for volunteering to help with his campaign and encouraged them to keep working hard until the Nov. 4 election. (LOREN GENSON)

Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor stopped by Medina County’s GOP headquarters on Saturday in Medina to encourage volunteers to keep motivated with less than 25 days left until the Nov. 4 election. “We have to win big,” Taylor said as she introduced Kasich. “You can count on us to do our part Read More…

Gov. John Kasich to visit Medina GOP office Saturday

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Gov. John Kasich will visit campaign workers at the Republican Headquarters in Medina on Saturday afternoon. Kasich will be joined by Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, and the two are set to arrive around 1:15 p.m. at the office at 799 Highland Court. Medina County Republican Party Chair Nancy Abbott said campaign volunteers will be knocking Read More…

Voting machines prepped, tested for November election

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Jack Johnson helps to make sure your vote counts. As an information technology administrator for the Medina County Board of Elections, Johnson is in charge of making sure the more than 700 voting machines are running properly for the Nov. 4 election. “We have teams of people (who check the machines),” Johnson said. “Every one of Read More…