September 4, 2015

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich seeks GOP nomination for president

Gov. John Kasich pauses before announcing his run for the 2016 Republican Party’s nomination for president during a campaign rally at Ohio State University on Tuesday in Columbus. (AP PHOTO)

Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday made his campaign for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination official, citing his experience, his family and his campaign work for former President Ronald Reagan. At a speech at Ohio State University, his alma mater, Kasich spoke about his work as a legislator in the Ohio House and then in Read More…

Gov. Kasich to jump into GOP presidential race today

John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich will announce his candidacy for the 2016 Republican Party’s nomination for president today at Ohio State University in Columbus. Kasich then will leave to campaign in the early primary state of New Hampshire. Kasich, who was elected to a second term as governor in 2014, will speak at his alma mater in Read More…

Medina County Commissioners reluctantly certify charter ballot issue

Adam Friedrick

Medina County Commissioners put a county charter on the November ballot Tuesday, but they didn’t want to. The charter was written and promoted by a grassroots organization, Sustainable Medina County, which was established in April. If approved by popular vote, the charter — which includes a community bill of rights — would give county residents Read More…

John Kasich, Hillary Clinton top presidential candidates in Ohio

Hillary Clinton

If it were Ohio’s choice, the 2016 presidential election would pit Republican Gov. John Kasich against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a recent study by Quinnipiac University. Clinton was the clear choice for the Democratic ticket in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the three swing states polled by the university’s study released June Read More…

Board of Elections to certify charter issue at Monday meeting

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The Medina County Board of Elections will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Monday to certify a proposed ballot initiative from the group called Sustainable Medina County. The group collected 5,600 signatures for a countywide ballot initiative that would create a county charter. The signatures were presented to the board last week. If approved Read More…

Medina Council members plan to run in November to keep seats

Medina At-large Councilman Bill Lamb addresses supporters as he announces his intention to run for re-election Monday afternoon on West Friendship Street. (LOREN GENSON / GAZETTE)

Candidates who want to run for Medina City Council have until Aug. 5 to file petitions with the Medina County Board of Elections. Council seats up for election include president, wards 2 and 4 and one at-large seat currently held by Bill Lamb. Lamb announced his intention to run for re-election Monday during a press Read More…

Group petitions Board of Elections to put charter issue on ballot

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A local group presented 5,600 Medina County signatures to the county Board of Elections on Thursday in the hope of getting a county charter issue on the November ballot. If approved by popular vote, the county charter — which includes a community bill of rights — would give county residents the ability to vote on Read More…

Marian Coffey named deputy director of Medina County Board of Elections

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A 15-year veteran at the Medina County Board of Elections has been appointed to serve as the board’s new deputy director. Marian Coffey will assume the new position on Aug. 1, replacing Carol Gurney, who offered her resignation in March. When she resigned, Gurney told the board she wanted to allow time to obtain a Read More…

Brunswick at-large election could change as panel suggests reverting to old way

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Brunswick voters most likely will decide once again how races for City Council’s three at-large seats are decided. The Charter Review Commission has recommended that at-large candidates file to run in an open primary race. The top six vote-getters would make it to the November ballot. Now, candidates seeking office must file for a specific Read More…

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…