Currently serving his fourth term as Hiram’s mayor, Lou Bertrand faces a challenge by write-in candidate Anne Haynam.
Incumbent John Kuhar entered Kent City Council as an at-large representative in 2006 and has served as Ward 4 council member since 2008. His goal then remains what it is now, he said: to solve problems rather than complain about them.
Since Ward 6 council member Harold Hatridge did not file for re-election, city voters will decide if David Ludick or John Seitz will fill that post.
Brad Cromes, Portage County’s treasurer since 2015, has resigned his post, with one contingency.
The League of Women Voters of Northern Portage County invites members of the community to our 2023 Meet the Candidates nights. There will be three sessions, each covering a different area of northern Portage County.
Nearly 58% of Portage County voters said "no" on Issue 1, defeating a Republican-backed initiative that would have made it harder for citizens to organize and approve ballot measures, according to unofficial results from the Portage County Board of Elections.
Early voting starts July 11 at the Portage County Board of Elections, 449 S. Meridian St., Ravenna. On Aug. 8, Election Day, polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Each day I am bombarded with messages “vote yes for Issue 1!” Are we to vote stupidly in August because we might vote stupidly in November? Must we diminish the strength of our votes to protect ourselves from ourselves? An August bogeyman will defend us from a November one?
The Portage County Board of Elections released the unofficial final results of the May 2 election, which saw a voter turnout of about 14% and a total of 5,029 ballots cast.