|News - News Blog|
|Sunday, 07 March 2010 23:34|
Here's a look at some of the stories we're covering today:
Essa guilty Yazeed Essa was found guilty on Friday of aggravated murder in the death of his wife Rosemarie. She died after she was given a sodium pill that was laced with cyanide. Essa faces a maximum sentence of 20 years to life in prison.
Pared down primaries Several candidates for statewide office were knocked off the ballot after their petitions did not have enough signatures. Republican Steve Christopher was removed from the Republican ballot for Attorney General leaving Mike DeWine to battle incumbent Richard Cordray in November. Democrats Charlena Bradley and Traci Johnson were knocked out of the race for US Senate, leaving Jennifer Brunner and Lee Fisher to duke it out in the May 4 primary.
Light on the right That's one way you could describe the list of candidates for County Council. Only 21 Republicans have requested petitions out of the 80 total candidates. In an interview with The Plain Dealer, Cuyahoga County GOP Chairman Rob Frost said that his party "needs candidates." The primaries for County Council seats will take place on September 7.
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