September 20, 2014

Medina
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Final Medina County unofficial election results

MEDINA COUNTY CANDIDATES * denotes incumbents 100 percent of precincts counted. COMMISSIONER (Term beginning Jan. 2, 2013) Steve Hambley (R)       50,545 Elisa Kazek (D)   28,788 (Term beginning Jan. 3, 2013) Patricia G. Geissman (R)*     46,008 Mark E. Kolesar (D)     33,399 CORONER Neil F. Grabenstetter (D)*    57,724 ENGINEER Mike Salay (R)* Read More…

Barack Obama’s win didn’t include Medina County

Barack Obama

MEDINA — President Barack Obama won Ohio, but he lost Medina County — even worse than last time. In Tuesday’s election, only 42.5 percent of county voters favored Obama, compared with 55.6 percent who voted for Mitt Romney. Obama’s support in Medina County dropped significantly since 2008, when he garnered 45.2 percent of the vote. Read More…

Medina County Board of Elections explains election results delay

MEDINA TWP. — Anyone wanting to know the fate of Medina Schools’ levy on Tuesday’s ballot had to stay up until after 2 a.m. Wednesday. That’s when the Medina County Board of Elections posted the final unofficial results on its website. Until then, the latest available results, posted at about 10:30 p.m., showed only 85 Read More…

Voter turnout in Medina County tops state average

From staff and wire reports Medina County’s 71.7 percent voter turnout in Tuesday’s election was better than the state average. Ohio officials say the voter turnout for Tuesday’s election was just more than 68 percent. The Ohio secretary of state’s office reported that about 5.4 million Ohioans cast ballots out of the nearly 8 million Read More…

David Wadsworth re-elected as clerk after testy campaign

David Wadsworth

MEDINA TWP. — Despite a bumpy road to Election Day, Republican David Wadsworth kept his seat as Medina County clerk of courts, defeating Medina attorney Maryann Chandler, according to unofficial board of elections results. “I think the voters of Medina County saw through the negative campaign,” Wadsworth said. The clerk of courts race was one Read More…

Challenger Jennifer Hensal defeats incumbent appeals judge

Jennifer Hensal

A Republican challenger won a tight race last night to be the next judge of Ohio’s 9th District Court of Appeals. Jennifer Hensal was the victor over incumbent Democrat Clair Dickinson in an election that wasn’t called until early Wednesday morning. Overall, Hensal came in with 185,092 votes – for 51 percent of the vote Read More…

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci declares victory in 16th CD

Jim Renacci

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci declared victory over U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton early Wednesday morning. Sutton and Renacci were locked into a close race throughout the night Tuesday. Renacci held a 4 percent lead over Sutton at press time, though a few precincts remained to be counted. “I am deeply humbled by the opportunity that voters Read More…

Republican Tom Miller wins race for county sheriff

Tom Miller

Republican Tom Miller will take the reins from retiring Sheriff Neil Hassinger after decisively defeating Democrat John Detchon in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial board of elections results. “I want to thank all the folks that went out and voted me in,” said Miller, 63, of Brunswick. “I promise to make them proud.” Miller said Read More…

GOP’s John Burke wins bid for Medina County treasurer

John Burke

Republican John Burke will begin his fifth term as county treasurer come September, after winning a hard-fought battle with Joan Heller, his Democrat challenger. Burke, 59, of Medina Township, could not be reached for comment. Heller, 64, of Medina, said she wasn’t disappointed because she still had a good job and the support of her Read More…

Commissioners Pat Geissman, Steve Hambley cruise to re-election

Pat Geissman

The two incumbent Republican county commissioners won re-election easily Tuesday. Pat Geissman, 72, of Lodi, and Steve Hambley, 58, of Brunswick, have each kept their seats on the county Board of Commissioners, according to unofficial Board of Elections results. “I feel like I’m a very lucky girl to have been re-elected for a sixth term,” Read More…