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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ohio Senate District 25 boundary changed

The Ohio Apportionment Board recently made a change to the adopted boundaries for one of the two new Ohio Senate Districts that take effect in 2012 in Lake County.

The new Ohio House District 60 will be part of Ohio Senate District 25, rather than part of Ohio Senate District 21, as the Apportionment Board originally approved Sept. 28. Boundaries of Ohio House districts were not changed.

House District 60 will consist of Eastlake, Fairport Harbor, Grand River, Lakeline, Mentor Ward 4, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Painesville, Painesville Township Precinct J and Precinct D (part), noncontiguous portion circumscribed by Painesville Precinct 2b, Timberlake, Wickliffe, Willoughby and Willowick.

By law, each of Ohio’s 33 Senate districts must contain three Ohio House Districts.

So along with House District 60, the new Ohio Senate District 25 will contain House Districts 8 and 12 from Cuyahoga County.

House District 8 will consist of Beachwood; Cleveland Ward 10 Precincts H, P, Q, R, S, T; East Cleveland; Euclid; Richmond Heights; South Euclid and Woodmere.

House District 12 will consist of Bedford, Bedford Heights, Ward 1 Cleveland, Highland Hills, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, North Randall, Orange Village, Pepper Pike and Warrensville Heights.

There were no changes to Senate District 18, which consists of the other half of Lake County, plus about two-thirds of Geauga County and all of Portage County.

New district boundaries might also affect where potential candidates will file their candidacy petitions for the two Ohio Senate Districts.

Filing locations are typically located at the Elections Board in the county with the largest population of voters. With two of the three House Districts for Senate District 25 located in Cuyahoga County, potential Ohio Senate candidates for that district will likely need to file with the Cuyahoga County Elections Board.

Potential Senate District 18 candidates will likely need to file in either Lake or Portage counties as elections officials are waiting for word on the matter.

Potential candidates?

People who have recently taken out petitions for various Lake County races next year include Engineer James R. Gills, Common Pleas Court Judges Richard L. Collins Jr. and Eugene A. Lucci, and Recorder Frank A. Suponcic.

For Ohio House District 60, Wickliffe Republican Jessica Forsythe and Willowick Democrat James Helmink have taken out petitions.


For candidates or others who would like to submit information for this column, the deadline is 5 p.m. each Wednesday. Email and faxes are preferred.


n Tammy Gibson, Willoughby Municipal Court candidate, hosts a fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Lake County Yacht Club in Eastlake. See Elyssa Georgian.

n Mentor Councilman Ed Walsh hosts a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Capelli’s in Mentor. See Walsh, Edward Hughes or Cindy Hughes.

n Fundraiser for Willowick Council candidate Patrick Jesberger from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Stadium Grill in Mentor. See Jesberger.

n Gabe Cicconetti, candidate for Painesville Township trustee, will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Park Road Bar in Painesville Township. See Cicconetti or Tom Hill.

n Willowick Council President Judy Moran, fourth Annual Oktoberfest, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Regovich’s Catering in Eastlake. See Kathy Russo or Kevin Malecek.

n Tim Snyder, Chardon Municipal Court candidate, hosts a clambake Oct. 22. Doors open at 2 p.m. at Pine View Lake, Munson Township. See Snyder or Tiffany Snyder.

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