February 8, 2016

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Mark Kolesar to challenge Tim Smith for county seat

A Medina City Council member has filed with the Medina County Board of Elections to run as a Democrat for Commissioner Tim Smith’s seat in the 2016 general election in November. Mark Kolesar, 42, has served as Medina’s Ward 3 councilman for more than 11 years. No one else filed to run for the seat Read More…

I’m dreaming of a … brokered Republican convention?

WASHINGTON — ‘Tis the season — no, not THAT season. It’s that point in the presidential election cycle when speculation starts swirling that the primaries won’t produce a clear winner and one of the parties’ big nominating conventions will dissolve in chaos. This time, it’s the Republican side of the race that’s looking particularly unsettled. Read More…

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Rubio’s plan: Strong debates, TV ads — and not a lot of attention to Iowa, New Hampshire

DES MOINES, Iowa — With a nationally focused campaign that leans on strong debate performances and television advertising, Marco Rubio isn’t going all out in any one of the early voting states. That’s raised eyebrows among Republicans in states such as Iowa, where people are used to being lavished with attention in a presidential campaign. Read More…

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GOP candidate Carson suggests campaign shakeup is near

UPPERCO, Md. — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has indicated he is moving toward a major shake-up of his struggling campaign with less than six weeks to go until early voting begins to select party nominees. Yet, he tried to steer away from that message, hours after an interview he gave to The Associated Press, announcing Read More…

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As presidential primaries loom, Hillary takes on Trump

WASHINGTON — Months of intense focus on the Republican race — and front-runner Donald Trump — have reverberated through the Democratic field, prompting front-runner Hillary Clinton to turn her attention to her would-be GOP challengers and leaving her chief rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, gasping for airtime. Now, after spending weeks largely out of the Read More…

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Trump calls Hillary ‘liar’ over video claim

WASHINGTON — Democrat Hillary Clinton says Republican Donald Trump has become recruiting fodder for Islamic extremists, and Trump calls her a liar, in what could be a preview of the 2016 general election campaign for president. Trump said Monday that Clinton lied when she said during a Democratic Party debate that the Islamic State group Read More…

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And then there were 13: Graham drops out of Republican presidential field

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham announced Monday he was ending his 2016 presidential campaign. The South Carolina senator posted a video saying he was proud of his campaign, which he said was focused on the nation’s security. “You have honored me with your support. I believe we have run a campaign we can be Read More…

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Yoga, hot peppers keep Hillary trim on campaign trail

WASHINGTON — Gone are the Bojangles fried chicken and biscuits. When supporters offer Tex-Mex, she takes a salad. And forget about cake (most of the time). As Hillary Clinton knows from previous presidential campaigns, politicking means picking your food carefully. When her staff laid out a spread of pulled pork and beans from Whole Hog Read More…

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Rematch is readied for Statehouse seat: Hambley vs. Sawicki in GOP primary

The Medina man who ran against Ohio Rep. Steve Hambley last year for the 69th District House seat will try again in 2016. Chris Sawicki, 35, opposed Hambley, R-Brunswick, in the May 2014 primary, but lost with 39 percent compared with Hambley’s 61 percent. The 2016 primary will be held Tuesday, March 15. “Me and Read More…

Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman faces challenger

Paul Gierosky

A leader of the grassroots organization Coalition to Reroute NEXUS will challenge Medina County Commissioner Pat Geissman in the 2016 Republican primary election to be held March 15. Paul Gierosky, of York Township, filed to run Wednesday at the Medina County Board of Elections before the 4 p.m. deadline. The filing won’t be certified by Read More…