Monday, November 12, 2012
Solon voters decision to allow pet stores in certain retail districts means Petco can move in to Uptown Solon without an intensive planning process.
Under Solon's old zoning code, Petco wasn't allowed to move into Uptown Solon. But now that voters have amended the zoning code by passing Issue 89, Petco will be able to move into the shopping plaza as a permitted use, thereby clearing away any potentially time consuming planning processes, such as approval from the planning commission and city council. Planning Director Rob Frankland said he does not yet know when Petco plans to move into the shopping center. The company will have to obtain building and occupancy permits before they can open. Before the vote on Nov. 6, Solon's zoning code does not allow pet stores in shopping plazas and other retail-friendly areas zoned under the C-2 district, which is a "restricted commercial" setting …
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
Anthony Fossaceca, who was defeated by Rep. Marlene Anielski for the 6th Ohio House District seat, thanked supporters and says he will be back.
Anthony Fossaceca, who was defeated by Rep. Marlene Anielski for the 6th Ohio House District seat, thanked supporters and says he will be back. Anielski, the incumbent Republican, collected 32,594 votes against Democratic challenger Fossaceca, who collected 26,112 votes, according to unofficial results. But Fossaceca was the pick in Solon, where he collected more votes than Anielski. In a message posted on his campaign's Facebook page, Fossaceca said he is proud of the campaign he ran. He said he was excited to win Solon that he won the vote in Solon, the largest city in the district, and Lyndhurst, where he grew up. Here is what Fossaceca posted on Facebook: Twenty months ago, we entered a race for State Representative, in a district that…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We delve into election results to see how Solon residents voted on the presidential, senate and other races down the ballot.
Barack Obama won the national vote and he won in Ohio. He also won in Solon, according to unofficial vote totals from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. While Cuyahoga County is a Democratic stronghold, Republicans needed to perform well in the suburbs to shave off votes from the president's total. While Romney performed better in Solon than he did countywide, he did not do enough. Obama collected 6,983 votes to Romney's 5,935. In addition, Solon residents also chose Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown over GOP challenger Josh Mandel. But Solon did not always go Democratic. David Joyce, the GOP candidate for U.S. Congress to replace Steven LaTourette, was picked by Solon voters over Democrat Dale Blanchard. They also chose state Sen. Tom …
A ballot issue to allow pet stores in certain retail areas was approved by the voters in Solon.
Pet store chain Petco will now be able to move into Uptown Solon after voters passed a zoning amendment. Voters overwhelmingly approved the amendment, which was supported by planning staff. The amendment allows pet stores in certain retail districts. The amendment had to pass citywide and in Ward 6, where Uptown Solon is located. Here are the full results:
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 …
President Barack Obama won Ohio, and the presidency, according to NBC News and the Associated Press.
President Barack Obama has won Ohio and reclaimed the presidency of the United States. Obama narrowly won the popular vote over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and claimed enough Electoral College votes to win a second term in the White House. And in the heated and expensive race for one of Ohio's U.S. Senate seats, Sen. Sherrod Brown has defeated GOP challenger Josh Mandel to reclaim his U.S. Senate seat, according to projections from NBC News and the Associated Press. "Today in Ohio, in the middle of America, the middle class won," Brown said in a prepared statement. RESULTS UPDATED AT 1 A.M. NOV. 7, 96% Precincts Reporting Obama-Biden Sherrod Brown Betty Sutton STATE BALLOT ISSUES Ohio may be the most important state in today's …
State Rep. Marlene Anielski defeated challenger Anthony Fossaceca and state Sen. Tom Patton defeated Jennifer Brady.
The Republican incumbents that represent Solon in the state legislature were able to hold onto their seats against Democratic challengers, according to unofficial election results. Rep. Marlene Anielski, who holds the Ohio House District 6 seat, defeated challenger Anthony Fossaceca. And Sen. Tom Patton, who holds the Ohio Senate District 24 seat, defeated Jennifer Brady. In more local issues, Solon voters approved all of the ballot issues, which included zoning amendments and charter changes. LAST UPDATED AT 1 A.M. NOV. 7 CANDIDATES Anthony Fossaceca Jennifer Brady Timothy McGinty LEVIES, ZONING REFERENDUMS AND CHARTER AMENDMENTS 7,097 8,359 7,678 Check back here all day for live election updates. Go here for live results in the …
Voters in Ohio on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 18 Electoral votes.
President Barack Obama won Ohio’s 18 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for Barack Obama, and since the 1990s, has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race every time. Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Ohio. The state has typically been a battleground state in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was healthcare.
Here's a gallery of photos taken by Patch local editors from across Ohio during polling hours today.