September 23, 2014

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3 GOP governors stump for Ohio’s Kasich

LEBANON — GOP candidate for Ohio governor John Kasich expects to get help in his final campaign push from three current Republican governors. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Mississippi’s Haley Barbour and New Jersey’s Chris Christie rally today for Kasich in the Republican-dominated Southwest Ohio suburbs. The three governors are campaigning in Ohio ahead of weekend Read More…

Complaint dismissed against Medina County Democratic Party chair

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Elections Commission dismissed an ethics com­plaint Thursday filed by Wadsworth resi­dent Ed Powers against the Medina County Democratic Party chairwomen. Phil Richter, executive director of the Ohio Elections Commission, said the panel deals mostly with false statements in cam­paign materials, and did not find probable cause that Pamela Miller, head of Read More…

Early voting steady so far in Medina County

MEDINA TWP. — The number of county residents who cast an elec­tion ballot has topped the 12,500 mark. Overall, 12,614 county residents had voted in this year’s general elec­tion through Tuesday, according to Jan Pilat, direc­tor of the Med­ina County Board of Elections. Earlier this month, county election officials esti­mated that between 10,000 and 12,000 Read More…

Ohio’s gubernatorial race tightens in final week

COLUMBUS — A new poll finds the candidates running for governor in Ohio in a tight race heading into the final week of the election. The poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University shows Republican challenger John Kasich with an apparent slight lead over Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland. The poll finds the former congressman in front Read More…

13th CD: The incumbent vs. the car dealer

Car dealership owner and businessman Tom Ganley, a Republican from Brecksville, is challenging incumbent Democrat Betty Sutton for Ohio’s 13th Congressional District. The district zigzags from the city of Akron in Summit County through northern Medina County and southern Cuyahoga County to the city of Lorain in Lorain County. Sutton, who lives Copley Township, has Read More…

16th CD: A three-way dance

Three candidates are vying for the 16th District seat in the U.S. House of Representative. The district includes most of Medina County, parts of Ashland County and all of Wayne and Stark counties. Republican Ralph Regula retired in 2009 after serving 18 consecutive terms. Incumbent Democrat John Boccieri, of Alliance, was elected to replace him Read More…

69th House District: A race repeated again

On Nov. 2, Democrat Jack Schira of Brunswick Hills Township once again will face Republican incumbent William Batchelder, a 30-year veteran of the Ohio House of Representatives, for the 69th District seat. The district encompasses all but the southern portion of Medina County. Schira unsuccessfully tried to unseat Batchelder, a Medina resident, in 2006 and Read More…

97th House District: Debating Ohio’s schools, jobs

Independent Gary Aukerman of Jeromesville, Republican Dave Hall of Killbuck and Democrat Ed Powers of Wadsworth are vying to serve Ohio’s 97th District, which covers southern Medina County, all Holmes County and part of Ashland County. Hall is completing his first term. Q: What role, if any, should the General Assembly continue to play in Read More…

Medina County Commissioner: Vying for an empty seat

Adam Friedrick, a plant manager and Marine Corps veteran, and William C. Lamb, a teacher and former mayor of Medina, are vying for Sharon Ray’s seat on the Medina County Board of Commissioners. Both are Medina residents. Ray, a Republican, announced last year she would not seek a third, four-­year term. In other county races, Read More…

Brunswick: 17 questions for voters

BRUNSWICK — The city has 17 questions on the Nov. 2 ballot per­taining to proposed charter changes. Law Director Ken Fisher said the charter is reviewed every five years by a Charter Review Commission that suggests changes to City Coun­cil, which then can pass an ordi­nance to put the proposals on the ballot. “Times change,” Read More…