September 20, 2014

Medina
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Medina County voter turnout about 50 percent

MEDINA TWP. — The glass was just about half full Tuesday as unofficial voter turnout for the general election in Medina County inched near the 50 per­cent mark. Overall, 62,123 ballots were cast on or before Election Day. That number represents about 49.4 percent of registered vot­ers countywide, according to county Board of Elections Director Read More…

State, local election results

ELECTION SUMMARY GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS CANDIDATES GOVERNOR/LT. GOVERNOR KASICH/TAYLOR 1,849,842 49% MATESZ/LEECH 79,681 2.41% SPISAK/ RIOS 50,357 1.52% STRICKLAND/ BROWN 1,752,790 47% 100% of votes counted ATTORNEY GENERAL RICHARD CORDRAY 1,485,563 45.21% MIKE DEWINE 1,595,419 48.55% MARC ALLAN FELDMAN 92,344 2.81% ROBERT M. OWENS 112,898 3.44% 92% of votes counted AUDITOR OF STATE L. Read More…

Friedrick elected as Medina County commissioner

Supporters of Medina County commissioner candidate Adam Friedrick, of Medina, gather Tues-day night at the Medina County Republican Party headquarters in Medina. From left are: Dillon Friedrick, 10, son of Adam Friedrick; Scott Ciupak, Friedrick's campaign manager; Douglas Curfman, volunteer with the county's Republican Party; and Matthew Clardy, 10, Dillon's best friend. According to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections, Friedrick won the race against Democrat William Lamb, also of Medina. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY MARIA KACIK KULA)

MEDINA — Adam Friedrick will take the seat on the Board of Medina County Commissioners that fellow Republican Sharon Ray is vacating at the end of the year. According to unofficial results from the Medina County Board of Elections, Friedrick received 35,393 votes (59.73 percent) in Tuesday’s general election. His opponent, Medina Democrat Bill Lamb, Read More…

New school levies fail across Medina County

Susan West, of Medina, shares the voting experience Tuesday morning with her sons, Jonathan, left, and Braden at the Community Center on the Medina County Fairgrounds in Medina. Jonathan is a Cub Scout and was taking part in voting as a “Webelos project for citizenship,” his mother said. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

By Jennifer Pignolet and Kaitlin Bushinski Of five school issues on Tuesday’s ballot in Medina County, voters only approved renewal requests — a permanent improvement levy for Cloverleaf Local Schools and an operating levy for Brunswick City Schools. Black River Voters in the Black River Local School District soundly defeated an income tax request Tuesday. Read More…

Rennaci unseats incumbent Democrat Boccieri

WADSWORTH — First-term incumbent John Boccieri lost his 16th Congressional District seat Tuesday to former Wadsworth mayor Jim Renacci in a race that gained national attention throughout midterm elections. With 86 percent of precincts counted, Renacci led the race with 54 percent of votes at presstime, compared to 40 percent for Boccieri, according to the Read More…

Sutton beats Ganley in 13th U.S. House District race

COLUMBUS — Democratic U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton defeated a political newcomer as she was re-elected to her Northeast Ohio House seat. Sutton on Tuesday beat Republican Tom Ganley, a well-known Ohio car dealer. Ganley pulled the plug on his broadcast TV advertising last month, deciding to advertise instead on cable TV and the radio — Read More…

MCBDD levy passes easy

From left, Robin Skrant, Ruth Evans and Mary Kay Noll lobby for votes in favor of a replacement levy for the MCBDD on Tuesday morning at the Medina County Fairgrounds. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

GRANGER TWP. — Officials with the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities were able to breathe a sigh of relief Tuesday night after voters approved a replacement levy. Revenues from the 1.12-mill levy, set to expire at the end of this year, make up about 24 percent of the board’s budget. The levy will bring Read More…

Kasich beats Strickland for Ohio governor

Kasich

COLUMBUS — Former Rep. John Kasich defeated Gov. Ted Strickland on Tuesday, handing Republicans control of a state considered crucial to the 2012 presidential election. The 58-year-old Kasich beat Strickland with attacks over the loss of 400,000 jobs. The Democratic governor pointed to national economic factors and declining unemployment — without success. The fight hurt Read More…

Democrats lose control of Ohio House

COLUMBUS — Ohio House Speaker Armond Budish says his Democratic Party has lost the majority in the House after two years of being in power. The shift of the House puts Republicans in charge of the Ohio Legislature. The GOP already has a Senate majority. All 99 seats in the House were up for election Read More…

Election Day 2010: Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today

Polls are open today for provisional voting only at the Medina County Board of Elections Office on North Jefferson Street in Medina Township. As of Monday, about 15,000 voters cast early ballots. There are 125,684 registered voters in Medina County and 151 precincts. Polling places will be open throughout the county from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JENNIFER PIGNOLET)

MEDINA TWP. — Today is Election Day, and the candidates on the ballot aren’t the only ones who have been plan­ning for it for months. The Medina County Board of Elections has had about 15,000 people vote early in person or by submitting absentee ballots since the end of September. There are 125,684 registered voters Read More…