Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Stow council will hold first talks on proposed tax hike for school resource officers
The 0.25 percent income tax increase Mayor Sara Drew proposed in April to put police officers in Stow schools will have its first review by Stow City Council Thursday. Council is scheduled to talk about the issue Thursday and the suggestion, which came from Drew and the Stow Safety Task Force, to put the tax increase on the Nov. 5 ballot. The measure, if placed on the ballot by council and approved by voters, would generate between $1.6 million and $1.7 million annually based on the city's existing collections. That money would be earmarked specifically for law enforcement spending to hire nine school resource officers. The measure likely would include some flexibility so money collected from the increase can be used to pay for personnel, …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The candidates, voting information and issues that will affect Stow.
As we look ahead to November's election, Stow Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. The primary candidates listed below were registered for the May 7 ballot, but because the candidates were uncontested from within their own parties they will all automatically move on to the Nov. 5 election. Stow Municipal Court Judge Kim Hoover has filed as a non-partisan candidate and is expected to appear on the November ballot. The Stow Sentry reported former State Sen. Kevin Coughlin also has filed as a non-partisan candidate for the Stow Municipal Court Clerk race and will appear on the November ballot. Stow Municipal Court Judge Stow Municipal Court Clerk
Monday, April 22, 2013
Incumbent clerk seeks to retain office
Name : Diana Colavecchio Job titles held : Clerk of Courts Employers : Stow Municipal Court Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: Stow Municipal Court Clerk Chamber/district: Incumbent: Yes Previous elective offices : Stow Municipal Court Clerk; Cuyahoga Falls City Council 2006-2013 Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: N/A Degree: Law, University of Akron As Clerk of Courts, I oversee the administration of nearly 20,000 cases that come through our Court. Since taking office I have been working to increase revenue by aggressively pursuing collection of outstanding debt and thus far those revenues are on the rise. Increased revenue will temper the burden placed on Stow residents as a result of …
Monday, February 11, 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 …
Saturday, December 22, 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 …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Issue 67, the Stow-Munroe Falls District's renewal levy, passed by more than 3,000 votes. Find out which precinct overall wasn't in favor of it passing.
Issue 67, the district's 10-year 7.84-mill levy passed by 3,060 votes Nov. 6, 2012. All but one Stow precinct out of 19 was collectively in favor of the Stow-Munroe Falls School District's renewal levy passing — precinct 3-C. According to final but unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections, 11,549 voted for the levy and 8,489 voted against it. The renewal levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home: Collection will begin in 2014. Precinct 3-C collectively was against the levy's passage — but only slightly. In 3-C, 23 more people were against the levy than for it. People who live on portions of Bryn Mawr Drive, Samira Road Conwill Road, Uniondale Avenue, Liberty Road and Klein Avenue east of Darrow Road and North of …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The U.S. representative says the GOP needs to become a national party
- On CNN
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Take a look at the tallies for each precinct in Stow — did your section of town vote Republican or Democrat?
Barack Obama won the national vote and he won in Ohio. But, if Stow alone decided the next president of the United States, Mitt Romney would be the winner. According to unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections, 147 more Stow voters picked Romney over President Barack Obama — who was re-elected Nov. 6, 2012. In Stow, 8,863 voted for Obama and 9,010 voted for Romney. One person in the entire city voted for Stewart Alexander of the Socialist party. The polling results contradict a campaign donation report for Stow. Far more Stow residents gave money to the Obama campaign than Romney's. 3-B 4-E 0 1 1 12 448 522 3
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
"Today in Ohio, in the middle of America, the middle class won," Brown said in a prepared statement.
- On Stow Patch
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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 …