MEDINA COUNTY CANDIDATES
* denotes incumbents
100 percent of precincts counted.
(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
Neil F. Grabenstetter (D)* 57,724
Mike Salay (R)* 59,633
Dean Holman (D)* 54,441
Jill Bell (D) 32,168
Colleen M. Swedyk …Read More
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 …Read More
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 percent …Read More
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 registered voters.
The …Read More
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
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 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 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
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
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