Friday, February 15, 2013
Former Lakewood mayor and potential candidate for Ohio governor, FitzGerald told a group of college students he was the first Cuyahoga County official to endorse Obama.
As Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald travels the state rallying support for his possible run for Ohio governor, he's been attracting the attention of the folks at Politifact Ohio. Recently, they checked out a claim published late last month by the Cincinnati Enquirer that FitzGerald, the former mayor of Lakewood, said he was the first Cuyahoga County official to endorse Barack Obama for president. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook Politifact Ohio called that claim mostly false. They weren't able to prove that he wasn't the first, but neither was FitzGerald. Does this mean anything to you in deciding whether you think FitzGerald has a shot at the governor's seat? Tell us what you think.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Former Lakewood mayor tells the Plain Dealer that Ted Strickland's decision to sit out 2014 “accelerates” his own gubernatorial exploration. Would you vote for him?
Ed FitzGerald, Cuyahoga County Executive and the former Lakewood mayor, is eyeing a run for governor in 2014. According to the Plain Dealer, former governor Ted Strickland's decision to stay out of the race “accelerates” FitzGerald’s own gubernatorial exploration. It would appear as if FitzGerald — a Lakewood resident — is gearing up to challenge Gov. John Kasich. "I don't have a date set for making a final decision," he told the Plain Dealer. During the past year, FitzGerald has hosted a couple political fundraisers in the area and he’s made several appearances around the state. He hasn’t been exactly shy about his political interests. "I wouldn't be surprised if he decided to run," Mayor Michael Summers recently told Lakewood Patch. It'…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Open Secrets published a list of recipients of National Rifle Association campaign contributions that also includes Steven LaTourette, John Boehner.
Ohio Republicans Josh Mandel and Jim Renacci accepted thousands in 2012 campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The NRA doled out more than $750,000 in campaign contributions in 2012, according to the Center, a research organization that tracks money in politics and how it affects elections and policies and shares the information on OpenSecrets.org. The center got its data from the Federal Election Commission. In the top five for 2012 were Ohio Treasurer Mandel, who accepted $9,450, and U.S. Rep. Renacci, who accepted $9,900, according to the report. Mandel made an unsuccessfu bid to challenge incumbent Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate this year. Fifteen Ohio lawmakers …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Residents can recycle their post-election campaign signs at the Cleveland Heights Service Garage.
The City of Cleveland Heights offers yard sign recycling for residents at the city's Service Garage, 14200 Superior Road. Residents can drop off all election signs, paper or plastic, for recycling through Nov. 17.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Port of Cleveland is assessing its options after Cuyahoga County rejected a $90 million tax levy.
Officials from the Port of Cleveland say they are assessing "the message from voters" after Cuyahoga County rejected a tax levy that would have helped improve the port's vital maritime infrastructure. County voters rejected the levy by a solid majority, with 285,301 voting against it, or about 57 percent, and 218,215 voting for it, or about 43 percent, according to unofficial results. In a letter by Port Chairman Robert Smith and CEO William Friedman, stressed the importance of the levy, which would have raised about $90 million over five years. Port officials say the projects associated with the levy money would have brought jobs and economic development to the region. "The levy proposal included capital investments critical for jobs in …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Take a look at the chart below and the map in the PDFs section to find out how your neighborhood voted in the election.
Ohio may be a swing state, but Cleveland Heights is definitely not a swing city. Eighty-three percent of votes cast went to President Barack Obama, while 15 percent went to Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Obama won in all 37 precincts in Cleveland Heights, and in most cases by hundreds of votes. The precincts with the highest votes for Romney were 4-B, 4-G, 2-B and 1-F. Take a look at the chart below and the map in the PDFs section to see how your neighborhood voted. Click here for more information about how Cleveland Heights voted in the presidential election. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook Precinct 2-E 3-E 0 0 0 461 90 1
Take a look at the tallies for each precinct in Cleveland Heights — how did your section of the city vote?
President Barack Obama won the national vote and he won in Ohio. The election was close in the swing state, but Republican challenger Mitt Romney had no chance in the heavily Democratic Cleveland Heights. Obama won in all 37 precincts in Cleveland Heights. And in precinct 5-H, which has 876 registered voters, Romney received 14 votes, while Obama picked up 575. The margin between the candidates was hundreds of votes, except in one precinct — 4-B, where 97 votes separated the Democrat and Republican. In Cleveland Heights, 21,069 of the 36,433 registered voters selected Obama, while 3,791 people voted for Romney. There were 25,272 votes cast. Eighty-three percent of votes cast were for Obama, while 15 percent were for Romney. Voter turnout …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The British Broadcasting Company camped out at the Cleveland Heights restaurant on Election night.
Cleveland Heights Melt Bar & Grilled manager Jim Allison said Nov. 6 attracted a bigger crowd than what he normally sees on Tuesday night. That's because Melt announced that the BBC would broadcast live from the restaurant Election night. By 6:30 p.m., the bar area was packed and there was a wait for tables. Many people planned to camp out until the final results started rolling in. Browse the photos above to see highlights from the event.
Results of races that affect Cleveland Heights voters.
Updated at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, published at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday With 99 percent of precincts reporting in Cuyahoga County, the unofficial election results are below. Rep. Barbara Boyd (D-Cleveland) ran uncontested in Ohio House District 9 and will retain her seat The 9th Ohio House district includes Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, University Heights and parts of Cleveland. The Cleveland Heights resident was first elected to be a state representative in 1992 and served four terms. She left because of term limits, but ran again in 2006 and won, according to information on the Ohio House of Representatives website. Boyd was a Cleveland Heights City Council member for about a decade before she was elected to the house, and was the first …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …