May 6, 2015

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Cannabis advocate says wait and see about legalization amendment

Cher Neufer

A local woman who founded Ohio’s chapter of a national pro-marijuana group wants more information before endorsing a proposed amendment to legalize the drug in the Buckeye State. Plans for the proposed amendment were released by ResponsibleOhio, a political-action committee whose website went live with the details Tuesday. But the website does not yet include Read More…

Commissioners advance countywide levy for social services

Medina County commissioners voted Tuesday to put a combined social services levy on the May 5 primary ballot. Commissioners Pat Geissman and Adam Friedrick approved the levy measure. Commissioner Steve Hambley was on vacation. Voters will decide the 0.8-mill levy, which would generate $19 million over five years. The levy would cost the owner of Read More…

Hundreds gather to honor Judge Kimbler as he leaves bench

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Hundreds of visitors at a Friday retirement thanked longtime Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler — including U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. “Judge Kimbler has devoted his life to serving Medina County,” said Brown, of Cleveland. “Jim has displayed an evenhandedness, intellect and spirit of service that Ohioans expect and deserve. His unwavering commitment Read More…

Conservative group hosts forum for county commissioner candidates

A local grassroots conservative group hosted a forum Saturday for county commissioner candidates. Guests included more than a third of the members of the Medina County Republican Party’s Central Committee, who will vote next month on a replacement for Commissioner Steve Hambley, who won a state House seat in November. Co-founder Lisa Woods said Medina Read More…

Six seek Steve Hambley’s seat on Medina County Board of Commissioners

Steve Hambley

Six candidates so far are interested in completing Medina County Commissioner Steve Hambley’s term. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. Hambley was elected Nov. 4 to the 69th House District seat being vacated by House Speaker Bill Batchelder, R-Medina. The Medina County Republican Party’s Central Committee has until Feb. 14 to determine who will Read More…

Whistleblower lawsuit against Auditor Mike Kovack moves to federal court

Mike Kovack and Annette Ehrlich

A former information technology manager of the Medina County auditor’s office has transferred her lawsuit against Auditor Mike Kovack and Chief Deputy Joan Heller to federal court. Annette Ehrlich originally filed suit in Medina County Pleas Court on Oct. 24. In a notice of removal filed with the U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Thursday, Read More…

Strongsville’s Roslyn Painter-Goffi gets seat on state Board of Education

Roslyn Painter-Goffi

Rosyln Painter-Goffi claimed victory in the race for the 5th District representative on the Ohio Board of Education. With more than 99 percent of precincts counted, Painter-Goffi, of Strongsville, was leading incumbent Brad Lamb, of Westlake, and two other candidates, according to unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State. “I’m grateful to the supporters Read More…

Dave Hall begins fourth, last term as U.S. Representative

Dave Hall

Incumbent Republican state Rep. Dave Hall was re-elected Tuesday to his 70th District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. Hall, 53, of Millersburg, handily beat Democrat James E. Riley, of Sullivan Township in Ashland County, according to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections. “We got our message out and tomorrow I Read More…

Jim Renacci handily wins 3rd term with U.S. House

James Renacci

renacciRep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, won re-election Tuesday night to his third term in Congress representing Ohio’s 16th District. Renacci took more than 60 percent of the vote in Medina County and statewide, easily defeating Democratic challenger Pete Crossland, of Copley Township in Summit County, according to unofficial results. “This was clearly a race that highlighted Read More…

Joyce Kimbler to succeed James Kimbler as common pleas judge

Joyce Kimbler

A local insurance lawyer will take the bench in January after winning the race Tuesday for Medina County common pleas judge. Joyce V. Kimbler, a Democrat married to the retiring judge, defeated former Brunswick Mayor Gary Werner. Kimbler received 55 percent of the 42,565 votes, compared to Werner’s 45 percent of the votes, according to Read More…