April 16, 2014

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Election 2013: Wadsworth City Council

WADSWORTH — The race for three at-large seats on City Council pits three Republican challengers against a Democratic incumbent. Patricia A. Haskins Patricia A. Haskins, the only woman on Council, was elected to her at-large post in 2011. She served previously on Council. She was appointed to fill out Gene Kovack’s term as Council member Read More…

Election 2013: Hinckley Township trustees

HINCKLEY TWP. — Two Hinckley township trustees are running for re-election next week, facing challenges from a retired Hinckley fire chief and a college student. Incumbents Dave Sambor and Raymond Schulte point to the township’s strong economic record and no debt as proof they’re prepared to continue serving. But Bill Horton, who served as Hinckley’s Read More…

No more pay for Superintendent Stepp

Medina Superintendent Randy Stepp no will longer be collecting a paycheck from Medina Schools. The school board voted unanimously Monday to suspend Stepp’s administrative and teaching contracts with the district while it starts the state-prescribed “termination process.” Before the vote, board President Karla Robinson and Vice President Susan Vlcek met with Stepp and his attorney Read More…

Six vying for three Medina school board seats

The race for the Medina city school board is filled with newcomers to politics. They say that’s not a negative, arguing that new blood is exactly what is needed to restore trust in the school board following eight months of turmoil over allegations of fiscal mismanagement involving Superintendent Randy Stepp’s contract. Six people are running Read More…

ELECTION: Levy funds Hinckley Metropark

HINCKLEY TWP. — More than three-fifths of the funding for Cleveland Metroparks comes from levy taxes. “We depend on levy support,” Metroparks spokeswoman Sue Allen said. That’s why Allen urged Hinckley Township voters to support a 2.7-mill, 10-year levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. The tax money would support Hinckley Reservation, which is part of Read More…

ELECTION: A taste of tequila wanted for Sundays

An issue on the Nov. 5 ballot in Precinct D of Ward 2 would permit alcoholic drinks to be served at Mucho Bueno’s Mexican Grill and Cantina in Brunswick’s Town Center. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

BRUNSWICK — Antonio Garcia wants to sell margaritas on Sundays, but first he needs the approval of voters in one of the city’s precincts. Garcia, who owns Mucho Bueno’s Mexican Grill and Cantina, 1421 Town Center Blvd., Suite B20, said he already has a license to sell alcohol during the week. “But we’re losing lots Read More…

ELECTION: Who will be in charge of the money in Granger?

Donald Baker

GRANGER TWP. — The race for the township’s fiscal officer pits incumbent Donald Baker, who has a background in finance, against former attorney Brooks Rorapaugh.s Both men have held other elected positions in Medina County and seek to fill the unexpired term of longtime fiscal officer Barbara Beach, who was re-elected in 2011. Her term Read More…

ELECTION: Hills trustee says levy needed for fire safety

BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — Revenue from a renewal levy on the ballot next month would fund building a new fire station and could provide 24-hour fire coverage. If approved, the 4-mill issue for fire and EMS service would continue to cost $106.31 a year per $100,000 of property valuation. The levy brings in $842,300 annually. Read More…

ELECTION: Levy seeks to repair damage from invasive beetles

A dying ash tree looms over Wolff Road in York Township. A levy on the November ballot would be used to maintain roads — including uprooting ash trees along roads to prevent them from falling in the way of motorists. Trees across Ohio are dying because of the emerald ash borer, shown at top, an invasive species of beetle native to Asia and Russia. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY NICK GLUNT)

A York Township roads levy is on the ballot this November, in part to clean up the mess left by an invasive insect that’s destroying ash trees throughout Ohio. Township Trustee Colene Conley said workers identified 225 dead or dying trees that are at risk of falling onto roads. It would cost $400 to $600 Read More…

Election results

NOV. 3, 2009 ELECTION SUMMARY MEDINA COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS 151 PRECINCTS BRUNSWICK CITY CITY MAYOR (VOTE FOR ONE) DALE S. STRASSER 3951 44.4 GARY F. WERNER 4951 55.6 COUNCIL AT LARGE (VOTE FOR THREE) RON FALCONI 4668 22.1 PATRICIA HANEK 4450 21.0 PATRICK McNAMARA 4742 22.4 BRIAN K. OUSLEY 3801 18.0 JOE SALZGEBER Read More…