July 23, 2016

Medina
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Trump postpones vice president announcement in wake of Nice attack

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump abruptly postponed plans to announce his vice presidential pick following a day of rampant speculation, citing the “horrible attack” in Nice, France, that left scores dead. Trump had planned to hold his first event with his yet-to-be-named running mate Friday morning in New York. He announced the change of plans Thursday Read More…

Montville Twp. trustees propose safety levies

Montville Township trustees have requested that two levies be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot with the Medina County Board of Elections. The first is a 1.3-mill safety service levy. Trustee Jeff Brandon said if that passes, it would replace the current 1.3-mill fire levy. The safety service levy would raise $477,500 a year, according Read More…

GOP convention becoming known for who isn’t showing up

WASHINGTON — Sen. Steve Daines of Montana will be fly-fishing with his wife. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he has to mow his lawn (yes, he has one even in Arizona). Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska will be traveling her state by bush plane. And Sen. John McCain of Arizona will be visiting the Read More…

Cleveland, a fractured city, apt place for GOP convention

CLEVELAND — Donald Trump’s effort to unite a splintered Republican Party around his candidacy is about to take center stage in a city that is itself deeply fractured. Once an industrial powerhouse, Cleveland is one of the poorest and most segregated big cities in America. Two out of five people live below the poverty line, second Read More…

Bernie: I’m going to do everything I can to make Hillary president

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Bernie Sanders, whose calls for a “political revolution” energized millions of voters across the nation, offered a long-awaited endorsement of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton Tuesday, calling for unity just two weeks shy of the Democratic National Convention. Standing alongside one another at an event in Portsmouth, N.H., Sanders, a self-described democratic Read More… Read More…

AP poll: Difficulty remains for Hillary to reach younger voters

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is struggling to make inroads among young Americans who overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primary, a worrisome sign as she tries to reassemble the coalition that twice propelled Barack Obama into the White House. Opinions of Clinton among young Americans vary by race and ethnicity, according to a Read More… Read More…

Clinton, Sanders to appear together this morning in New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Bernie Sanders is offering his long-awaited endorsement to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, hoping to transfer the energy of his insurgent campaign into the party’s fight against Republican Donald Trump. Sanders and Clinton were returning to New Hampshire Tuesday for the first time since he won a 22-point landside over Clinton in the Read More… Read More…

Husted to decide whether charter issue can go on ballot

Legal troubles waylaid the proposed county charter amendment Monday afternoon to the surprise of even board of elections members who were set to vote on the issue. “I came ready to approve the petition to be put on the ballot if I heard no exceptions,” board member Larry Cray said. However, Cray said he believes Read More…

Trump, Hillary cancel political events after Dallas shootings

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both called off political events Friday, hours after five police officers were killed in Dallas during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states. Trump, who had planned to address Hispanics in Miami, issued a statement calling the shootings “a coordinated, premeditated assault on Read More… Read More…

Cleveland chief estimates a third of police will have GOP convention duties

CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s police chief says about a third of the city’s officers will be assigned to duties related to the Republican National Convention during the event this month. In a Wednesday letter, Chief Calvin Williams says remaining officers will staff neighborhood districts and specialized units. The department has about 1,200 patrol officers and 300 Read More… Read More…