Solon’s zoning amendment Issue 110 was defeated 7,965 (70.47 percent) to 3,338 (29.53 percent), according to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Incumbent Dave Greenspan, R-Westlake, will retain his Ohio House of Representatives 16th District seat for a second term after defeating a challenge from Democrat Cassimir Svigelj of Rocky River in the Nov. 6 election.

Shaker Heights interim Mayor David E. Weiss defeated Julianna Johnston Senturia in the Shaker Heights mayor’s race, 8,126 to 5,191, according to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. 

Ohio’s incumbent attorney general, Republican Mike DeWine, is term-limited. So, as DeWine runs for governor against his opponent, Democrat Richard Cordray, a former Ohio attorney general, Ohio voters will have two fresh-yet-familar faces to chose from between for the state’s next attorney ge…

The Cuyahoga County Executive race pits incumbent executive Armond Budish, the Democrat nominee, against management consultant Peter Corrigan, who earned the Republican nod. Budish is the second executive in the office’s history, following Ed FitzGerald, and is seeking his second term. 

We are judges on the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court: Francine Goldberg is a judge in the domestic relations division and Stuart Friedman is a judge in the general division. We both see cases that involve domestic violence and drug abuse every day. Goldberg sees how drug abuse destroys families and harms children. Friedman hears criminal cases involving drug abuse and violent felony offenses. 

As rabbis, we routinely make pastoral calls to check on congregants after a surgery, illness or as they grieve the loss of a loved one. There are calls we make, however, that cause us to hold our breaths. We shudder to ask, “How is your daughter doing with treatment,” “Is your son out of prison yet,” or “Is your husband still using?” As faith leaders in our communities, we know the opioid epidemic is wreaking havoc across our state as young people, mothers, fathers and even grandparents face addiction to heroin and other opioids.  

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2017 Election Results

Incumbent South Euclid City Councilwoman Jane Goodman was re-elected Nov. 7, defeating challenger Lisa Longino. According to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Goodman won 659 to 333, taking 66.4 percent of the vote to Longino’s 33.6 percent. 

Election Day likely signaled the beginning of a new era in Beachwood. At the end of the night on Nov. 7, City Council President Martin S. Horwitz had received more votes than incumbent Mayor Merle S. Gorden, who has served in that role since 1995.