Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Mitt Romney won in the cities and suburbs, perhaps just enough to hold off Rick Santorum voters in the state's rural areas.
Mitt Romney narrowly defeated Rick Santorum Tuesday in the Ohio Republican primary to claim most of the delegates and the giant symbolic prize that is the Buckeye State. While some votes remain outstanding, the Associated Press, CNN and other media organizations have called the race for Romney. Romney performed well in the state's population centers, including Northeast Ohio, but could not defeat Santorum in the state's rural areas, according to results with 96 percent of the precincts reporting. Romney claimed the counties that included Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and other big cities. Newt Gingrich played the spoiler role, collecting about 15 percent of the vote. Here are the unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State: …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Incumbent GOP Rep. Kristina Roegner will take on Democratic challenger Tom Schmida in November.
Updated at 11:50 p.m. It was a pretty uneventful election in the race for Ohio House District 37 Tuesday. Even with one left to report, and no write-in candidates to compete with, both Incumbent Republican Kristina Roegner and Democratic challenger Tom Schmida will advance to the November general election. Roegner, of Hudson, is seeking her second term in the state house. Before that, she served on Hudson City Council from 2005-2010. Schmida, of Twinsburg, will retire this school year as president of the Cleveland Heights Teachers Union, after serving for 20 years. He has been an educator for nearly 40 years. State representatives serve two-year terms. The 37th District includes the cities of Twinsburg and Stow, and the northern part of …
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Get live results on the local election on Cuyahoga Falls Patch. Polls open at 6:30 am and close at 7:30 pm.
Today is Primary Election Day and voters can cast their vote for political party presidential candidates and local issues at the polls from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Not sure where your polling place is? All you have to do is enter your street in the county board of elections polling location lookup. Voters will be asked to vote on two school levies and several state representatives. We'll be reporting, tweeting and sharing updates on Facebook throughout the evening. We want to hear from you too. What are you encountering at the polls? Post your photos in your neighborhood gallery, share your experiences in our comments. Check back here for live results on the election all day Tuesday.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Listen to some of Rick Santorum's speech in Cuyahoga Falls Monday night.
Hear some of Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's remarks from his rally at Falls River Square pavilion in Cuyahoga Falls on Monday.
The main themes of his speech were the economy and health care.
Rick Santorum stuck to familiar themes Monday night in Cuyahoga Falls, choosing to play up his Rust Belt roots on the eve of the Ohio primary. The GOP presidential hopeful picked this suburban northeast Ohio city for his last campaign stop before voting begins Tuesday morning. He’s been out-spent in the state, he told the group, but in the polls, he and opponent Mitt Romney are practically even. “It’s gut check time,” Santorum said. “Who wants it the most?” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who is supporting Santorum, set the tone when introducing the former Pennsylvania senator, focusing on his steep climb up the polls. DeWine called Romney the “establishment candidate.” “But Rick Santorum is the people’s candidate,” DeWine said to …
Check Patch after the event for coverage.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum will be making one last stop in Ohio before voters head to the polls on Tuesday. Santorum will be hosting a “Rally for Rick” Monday evening in Cuyahoga Falls. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. The rally will be held at the pavilion at Falls River Square, 2085 Front Street, and is free to the public. According to Santorum’s campaign website, the candidate is also hosting rallies in Westerville and Miamisburg on Monday. The candiate was in Lake County on Friday. Patch will be at the rally. You can check for updates on the site Monday evening.
Be sure to check in with Patch all day and into the evening for all the latest election news and information.
Tomorrow is an important day for Ohioans: It's Election Day. Voters who declare a party at the polls will get to decide which candidates will represent their party in races in the fall general election. For Republicans, tomorrow is the presidential primary, in which they will choose among candidates to represent their party in the presidential election. Other primary races include judgeships, congressional seats, the Ohio Legislature and countywide offices. Closest to home are the local issues, such as rezoning decisions, school levies and income tax increases. Patch will be your local election source with coverage that begins first thing in the morning with information on polling sites. We'll continue throughout the day with stories on …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Front-runners increase efforts in Ohio as Super Tuesday approaches.
While the Republican presidential candidates crank up their efforts to woo Ohio voters through personal appearances, a new poll shows the two front-runners running neck-and-neck in Ohio just days before the primary election. The NBC News/Marist Poll shows Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, supported by 34 percent of likely GOP primary voters, and Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, with 32 percent. Romney's and Santorum's campaigns lately have focused on Ohio, where 66 delegates are up for grabs. Santorum appeared at a dinner in Eastlake on Friday and is scheduled to appear in Cuyahoga Falls on Monday evening. The two other candidates, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul, lagged far behind …