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 visits by …Read More
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 the …Read More
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 registered …Read More
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 with 49 …Read More
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 held …Read More
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 and …Read More
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 2008.
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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 funding …Read More
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, Auditor Michael …Read More
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,” Fisher said. …Read More