Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Updates on the May 2013 local elections will be posted here throughout the evening.
Solon voters approved two zoning referendums on Tuesday. In Issue 8, voters OK'd rezoning a 2.5-acre piece of land on Aurora Road. The land was rezoned as part of an earlier attempt to redevelop Solar Center. Now that Solon Village is a done deal, city officials want that land to revert to its older zoning classification. In Issue 9, voters gave the nod to a rezoning amendment that will allow Liberty Ford to proceed with expansion plans. Liberty Ford in Solon hopes to expand and modernize its car dealership, but needed approval first from the city's voters. Passage of Issue 9 will allow city council to rezone adjacent properties so the dealership can expand its showroom. Both zoning resolutions required a majority of Solon votes and a …
Solon voters will consider two zoning referendums today.
Solon voters will take to the polls today to have their say on a number of important issues, not least of which to help decide who wins the presidency. Solon Patch doesn't opine on issues, but we will say this: Voting is your most important right, and the best way to have your say on the future of your community and the state is to head to the polls today. Here's what you need to know: 1. I don't know enough about the issues. Where can I learn more? The best place to get up to speed on Solon's local issues is Patch's Election Guide. We have links to information about the issues. 2. When are the polls open? Polling places open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. 3. What should I bring with me to the polls? Voters must prove their identity …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Voting information and issues for Solon on Election Day.
As we look ahead to May 7 primary election, Solon Patch remains devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race you’ll be casting a vote on.
Solon voters will decide Nay 7 whether to rezone a 2.5 acre parcel of land near Solon Village from commercial shopping center to an office district.
Solon voters and residents in Ward 6 will decide May 7 whether to rezone a 2.5-acre piece of land on Aurora Road. The rezoning will appear on the ballot as Issue 8 and must be approved by a majority of voters citywide and in Ward 6 for passage. Background When Solon voters decided to rezone the Solar Center in 2009 so the outdated shopping plaza could be redeveloped, a key piece was an undeveloped 2.5 acre parcel along Aurora Road. So the shopping plaza, and that parcel, were rezoned from office to a commercial district appropriate for shopping centers. But now, with Solar Center being redeveloped into Solon Village, that parcel is no longer important to the development efforts, but is still zoned commercially. Planning Director Rob …
Solon residents and those in Ward 6 will vote on a rezoning amendment that, if passed, would allow Liberty Ford to proceed with their expansion plans.
Solon residents and those in Ward 6 will vote on a rezoning amendment May 7 that, if passed, would allow Liberty Ford to proceed with their expansion plans. Liberty Ford in Solon hopes to expand and modernize its car dealership, but will need approval first from the city's voters. Passage of Issue 9 would allow city council to rezone adjacent properties so the dealership to expand its showroom. Background The Solon Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the rezoning. At a recent city council meeting Chamber President Jim Kelvington said the rezoning would improve the aesthetics of that part of the city and perhaps improve the chances for new development in the area. But residents of the Solon Park Estates condominiums across the street from the …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Candidate Anthony Fossaceca explains why he's running for Ohio's 6th House District seat again.
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. 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.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Pew Center ranks Ohio low on absentee and provisional ballot management.
A new national report by the PEW Charitable Trusts ranking state-by-state elections performance puts Ohio close to the bottom of the 50 states. The PEW Elections Performance Index measures the quality of election administrations by analyzing 17 indicators, ranging from voter turnout to number of rejected absentee ballots, from the 2008 and 2010 elections. Ohio ranked above only 11 other states in overall performance for those two election cycles, according to the report, which was released Feb. 5. Erik Heidemann, an assistant professor of political science at Kent State University, said he wasn't surprised to see Ohio rank so low on the PEW report. "We just have this political culture here in Ohio that politics is a marketplace and that …
Friday, December 21, 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 …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Cuyahoga County will recycle yard signs this week.
Looking for a place to drop those election signs you've collected this fall? The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is taking signs to recycle today through Nov. 16 at their Garfield Heights location. Drop off your plastic and cardboard signs with their metal stands between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 4750 East 131 St., Garfield Heights. For more information, visit www.cuyahogaswd.org or call (216) 443-3749.