July 30, 2014

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Five contested races, two school levies on Tuesday’s primary ballot

Medina County voters will have five contested races to decide, along with two school levies, in Tuesday’s primary. Republican voters will choose their nominee for the Ohio House’s 69th District. Candidates are longtime Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley and self-employed contractor Chris Sawicki. The winner will face Democrat Richard Javorek in the November general election. Read More…

U.S. House candidate Pete Crossland touts bipartisanship

Pete Crossland

A former Ohio legislator and a software developer are facing off in Tuesday’s 16th Congressional District Democratic primary to see who will take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, in November. Pete Crossland, of Copley, is challenging James Donenwirth, of Cleveland. Attempts to reach Donenwirth for comment were unsuccessful. Crossland, 76, served in the Read More…

ELECTION: Hambley, Sawicki to battle for Batchelder’s seat on Ohio House

Hambley v Sawicki

A longtime Medina County commissioner and a self-employed carpenter want to succeed Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder as the representative of the 69th House District. Batchelder, 70, of Medina, can’t run for re-election because of term limits. Chris Sawicki, 34, of Medina, is challenging county Commissioner Stephen D. Hambley, 59, of Brunswick, in the Read More…

ELECTION: Ex-Brunswick mayor challenging Wadsworth attorney in GOP primary for county judge

Werner vs. Callow

MEDINA — Tuesday’s Republican primary is pitting former Brunswick Mayor Gary Werner against Wadsworth attorney Michael Callow for a spot on the November ballot for a county judgeship. The GOP winner will go up against Joyce Kimbler, 59, of Seville, who is unopposed in the Democratic primary. She is the wife of James L. Kimbler, Read More…

Election results: Dry spell ends for Medina Schools

Supporters of the Medina Schools levy celebrate at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Brunswick Hills Township as unofficial final results from the Medina County Board of Elections are called Tuesday night that show the levy passed. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

Kiera Manion-Fischer and Loren Genson | The Gazette For the first time since 2005, Medina Schools voters said “yes” to a new levy. The 5.9-mill, five-year issue on Tuesday’s ballot passed by a wide margin, 58 percent to 42 percent, according to unofficial final results from Medina County Board of Elections. “It means a lot Read More…

Election results: Medina School Board set for post-Stepp

Kiera Manion-Fischer and Loren Genson | The Gazette Two appointees to the Medina School board retained their seats, and an attorney was elected out of a slate of six candidates. Incumbents in several other school districts also retained their seats. The candidates elected all expressed gratitude that the 5.9-mill levy on Tuesday’s ballot passed. Incumbents Read More…

Election results: Hilberg handily keeps Medina’s Ward 1 seat

MEDINA — Incumbent Brian Hilberg received nearly twice as many votes as challenger Jay Smith in Tuesday’s race for the Ward 1 City Council seat. Hilberg received 420 votes and Smith got 211, according to unofficial final results from the Medina County Board of Elections. The Ward 1 race was the only contested race in Read More…

Election results: 2 newcomers win at-large seats in Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — Two new faces, Bob Thurber and David L. Williams, will join incumbent Patricia Haskins as at-large members of Wadsworth City Council, according to unofficial final results from the Medina County Board of Elections. Incumbent Councilman John Sharkey IV, 3rd Ward, and Councilman Bruce Darlington, 4th Ward, won re-election Tuesday in the only other Read More…

Election results: Incumbent ousted in Lodi, four re-elected in Westfield

LODI — Letha Mapes, Patricia K. May and Cecelia Sivard will join Patricia Graham on Lodi Village Council, unseating incumbent John Carpenter. In Westfield Center, all the incumbents won re-election Tuesday. Lodi Carpenter has been on Council since 2009 and hoped for a second term to continue a plan of fiscal conservatism. He had no Read More…

Election results: A few upsets in township races

Two incumbents were unseated in Tuesday’s race for the Westfield Township Board of Trustees. William Thombs and Michael Schmidt won by wide margins. Thombs was the top vote-getter in the four-candidate contest, with 775 votes. Schmidt was second with 702 votes, according to unofficial final results from the Medina County Board of Elections. Incumbent Ronald Read More…