Wednesday, April 24, 2013
One of three Westlake High students to attend event in Washington, DC.
Westlake High senior Theodore Poulos had a seat on stage when President Obama made his official remarks at the White House Science Fair April 22. Obama hosted 100 students from more than 40 states, representing 45 different STEM competitions and organizations that recognize the talents of America’s next generation of scientists, engineers, inventors and innovators. The White House Science Fair featured 100 students from more than 40 states, representing 45 different STEM competitions and organizations that recognize the talents of America’s next generation of scientists, engineers, inventors and innovators. Approximately 30 student teams, including the Westlake’s trio of Jacob Hoffman, Jacob Lemanowicz and Poulos had the opportunity to …
Monday, December 17, 2012
President Obama told mourners at a Sunday vigil that America is not doing enough to keep its children safe.
After spending two hours Sunday with the families of the 26 victims of Friday's mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., a somber President Barack Obama told an audience at a interfaith vigil that he had brought "the love and prayers of a nation." "Newtown, you are not alone," the President said. "As these difficult days have unfolded, you have also inspired us with stories of strength and resolve and sacrifice." The President's visit comes on the eve of the first funerals for the victims. Services for Noah Posner, 6, and Jack Pinto, 6, are set for Monday. Patch as a team of reporters in Newtown. Click here for extensive coverage on Newtown Patch. Prayers, expression of sympathy, and offers of support have been pouring into …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Blogger Mike Shortall shares his views. What do you think?
The impasse over the pending "fiscal cliff" goes on, bringing America closer to the precipice of mandatory spending cuts and tax increases. Unless a deal between Congress and President Barack Obama is reached by the end of the year, programs ranging from military spending to farm subsidies to unemployment benefits will be affected. Blogger Mike Shortall drew on the classic sports show ABC's Wide World of Sports and the movie Thelma and Louise to describe his feelings towards the fiscal cliff drama. Will we go over the fiscal cliff? What will it mean to people in Westlake? Tell us what you think. Take our poll and share your thoughts and predictions in the comments.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
We've got the numbers, precinct by precinct, on who Westlake chose for the presidency, Senate, Congress and State Senate and House.
While the nation saw Cuyahoga County as solidly blue during Tuesday night's national election coverage, dig down to the local level and a new color emerges. Westlake was solidly red this election, choosing the Republican for all the national and state legislative races. Mitt Romney won Westlake by almost 2,200 votes over Barack Obama. In the hotly contested Senate race, Josh Mandel narrowly beat victorious incumbent Sherrod Brown by just under 200 votes. See the charts below for precinct-by-precinct results.
Ohio helps deliver re-election to the president as he defeats Mitt Romney
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 …
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.
Ohio's voting goes until 7:30 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close later.
Ohio voters have until 7:30 p.m. to cast their ballots, but voting in other key swing states doesn't end until hours later. Exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will win the White House. The earliest key state to watch are Virginia and Florida, where polls close at 7 p.m. Voting also ends at 7:30 p.m. in fellow swing state North Carolina. The majority of New Hampshire's polls close between 7 and 8 p.m. At 8 p.m., the swing state of Pennsylvania closes its polls. A portion of Florida closes its polls at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard time, too—the state is split across two time zones. Iowa and Nevada close voting at 10 p.m. Politico has a full map of voting times across the country. The …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Voters will be facing choices on all levels this year
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Westlake Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 16th DISTRICT: OHIO SENATE, 24th DISTRICT: CUYAHOGA COUNTY PROSECUTOR: PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Ballot Issue 102: "Shall Ordinance No. 2012-83, providing for the amendment of the zoning map of the City of Westlake, by adding a part of Permanent Parcel Number 211-25-002 to the Crocker Park PUD District, thereby changing the zoning from Shopping Center District to PUD, be approved?" Ballot Issue 108: "A replacement of 0.13 mill of an existing levy and an …