Friday, December 28, 2012
Residents came to Westlake Patch for local election results
While the re-election of Barack Obama as president was the big story of the Nov. 6 election, there were other matters for Westlake residents to vote on at the polls. They came -- and kept coming -- to Westlake Patch on Election Night for the latest results of state, regional and local elections. Those results, updated througout the night, were the fifth most-popular story on Westlake Patch in 2012. There were no city or school board offices up for vote this year. But Westlake did play a role in the national campaign, as Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan held a rally at the Westlake Recreation Center. Libertarian Party vice-presidential candidate Judge Jim Gray made a campaign stop at Dean's Greenhouse. Some of the highlights…
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.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Here are this week's top stories
President Barack Obama and Senator Sherrod Brown won re-election, while Betty Sutton lost her congressional seat to Jim Renacci. Nan Baker held onto her Ohio House of Representatives seat. Westlake remained a Republican stronghold, supporting the Republican candidates in all the national and state races. An 82-year-old man with dementia walked away from his Westlake nursing home during the early hours of Wednesday morning. He was found later that day in Canton. City leaders discussed general contractors and financing for the city's part of the American Greetings world headquarters project. They hope to get everything finalized so work can begin at the Crocker Park site in January. A week after Hurricane Sandy struck the region, power was …
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 …
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.
Incumbent Republican defeats Democratic challenger Andrew Meyer
Nan Baker is heading back to Columbus. The incumbent Republican state representative in Ohio's 16th district won re-election Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Andrew Meyer. Baker won with 33,585 votes to Meyer's 24,009. Click here to see the results from all the local and county races and issues. "I'm very pleased with such a strong win," Baker said. "We worked hard and had a lot of good volunteers, and, thankfully, it showed in the results." Baker said her experience as chair of the Economic and Small Business Development Committee played a role in her win. "Anyone who knows me knows my priorities," she said. "They're the same as the voters'. The number one issue is jobs."
Betty Sutton loses congressional seat to Jim Renacci
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 …