October 30, 2014

Medina
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County treasurer candidate’s name appears on gas pumps

Joan Heller

MEDINA — Joan Heller’s name is on lawn signs across Medina County promoting her campaign for county treasurer. But Heller’s name also is prominent in hundreds of other places — on state-required inspection labels certifying the accuracy of gas and diesel pumps at service stations and the scales and scanners in groceries and other stores. Read More…

$200,000 savings claim challenged in Medina County clerk’s race

Maryanne C. Chandler has some more ammunition in her battle to unseat Medina County Clerk of Courts David B. Wadsworth. And, once again, she has a member of Wadsworth’s own party to thank. Chandler is citing an email sent by Scott Miller, the county finance director and a registered Republican, asking Wadsworth to stop saying Read More…

New polling locations tripping up some voters

MEDINA TWP. — Medina County Board of Elections officials say they are getting calls from voters confused about where to cast their ballot on Nov. 6. Many of the callers are voters in 13 precincts in the northern and southern portions of the county who will vote at polling places that have moved since the Read More…

Candidates meet students at Wadsworth High School

Congrersswoman Betty Sutton, D-Copley, greets students Tuesday at Wadsworth High School. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

WADSWORTH — High school students received first-hand experience of the political process Tuesday morning as hopefuls vying for local and state office spoke at a candidates forum. Students in Wadsworth High School’s advanced government class helped organize the event, which featured U.S. Reps. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, and Betty Sutton, D-Copley Township, who are running for Read More…

Federal judge says count all the provisional ballots

Algenon Marbley

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins COLUMBUS — Provisional ballots cast not just in the wrong precinct but in the wrong polling location altogether still must be counted, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by voter advocates seeking to expand the counting of such ballots. Columbus Judge Algenon Marbley said he based his decision on Read More…

County Treasurer John Burke sends Dems a desist letter

John Burke

MEDINA — Medina County Treasurer John Burke’s attorney has sent a “cease and desist” letter to the state and county Democratic Party leaders demanding they stop using “untruths” about him in campaign advertisements or face legal action. The Democrats are pushing back, saying the claims in the advertisements are backed by facts. Burke, a Republican, Read More…

Tax funds safety forces in Brunswick

Brunswick Police Chief Carl DeForest and Fire Chief Jim Baird spoke to seniors Tuesday about a tax renewal. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

BRUNSWICK — Local seniors got to hear more about the city’s proposed safety income tax renewal during a “Lunch and Learn” Tuesday at the Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center. Police Chief Carl DeForest and Fire Chief Jim Baird spoke to seniors about the ballot issue, which is a renewal of the 0.5 percent income Read More…

Syria, Iran, domestic policy tackled in final presidential debate

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama meet Monday night in Baca Raton, Fla., for the final presidential debate. (AP PHOTO)

McClatchy Newspapers BOCA RATON, Fla. — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney spent their final debate Monday circling the globe’s hot spots as they clashed over the merits of diplomacy and brinkmanship in Libya, Israel, Iran, the Middle East and other volatile areas. But they also managed to get in digs at their opponents’ Read More…

Joe Biden tells Lorain crowd: ‘Folks, we need you’

Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crowd Monday at Lorain High School. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY BRUCE BISHOP)

LORAIN — Vice President Joe Biden told the boisterous crowd packed into the Lorain High School gym on Monday that they are key to President Barack Obama’s re-election effort. “Folks, we need you,” Biden said as he wrapped up his half-hour long speech. “Together we can win Ohio and we win Ohio, we win this Read More…

Vying to be Medina County’s record keeper

Colleen Swedyk

A Lafayette Township paralegal is challenging incumbent Republican Colleen Swedyk in the race for Medina County recorder. Colleen Swedyk Swedyk, 48, of Hinckley Township, has served as county recorder for six years. She said her department still has been able to provide great customer service, despite the budget being cut by 35 percent over the Read More…