Governor John Kasich claimed a second term as Ohio’s governor, after defeating democratic rival, and former Cuyahoga County Executive, Ed FitzGerald and Green Party candidate Anita Rios in Tuesday’s election. DECISION 2014 | COMPLETE ELECTION RESULTS: As of 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Kasich held 64 percent of the total vote with 97 percent of […]

  CLEVELAND — Governor John Kasich and challenger Ed FitzGerald have not been in the same room, breathing the same air and talking about issues for the entire campaign…until today. The Governor has declined to debate FitzGerald, claiming he’s spent plenty of time in public explaining his programs and priorities. The two met one-on-one for […]

  DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald made a major announcement Thursday regarding the distribution of public revenues for Cleveland’s three major sports facilities – FirstEnergy Stadium, Progressive Field, and Quicken Loans Arena. Sources say Fitzgerald wants to make the distribution plan performance-based. In other words the better the team does, […]

  CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald made his annual State of the County address on Wednesday. Below are FitzGerald’s remarks as prepared for delivery: Good afternoon, and thank you for attending my fourth and final State of the County address. I want to thank the City Club, our esteemed citadel of free speech, […]

  CLEVELAND – Ed FitzGerald just got a big boost in his campaign for Ohio’s governor. Thursday morning, on the steps of Cleveland City Hall, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced his support for FitzGerald. Jackson joined other area leaders at a news conference, saying FitzGerald understands the issues facing our area and would make good […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland and Cuyahoga County leaders announced a new downtown redevelopment plan Wednesday that they say includes no tax increases to offset the $360 million cost. “We are fulfilling this dream of connecting the lakefront to the life of the city,” Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald said. The three-part redevelopment plan includes a weather-protected […]

CLEVELAND – In his losing bid for re-election in 2010 Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland won Cuyahoga County over Republican challenger John Kasich by 102,640 votes. Two years earlier, in 2008, President Barack Obama carried the county over John McCain by 258,442 votes. If Strickland had been able to simply split the difference and carry the […]

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald told a packed City Club in Cleveland that the county’s new form of government is working. FitzGerald said making the Cuyahoga County’s home appraisal process more efficient saved the county $5 million, $700,000 of which will be returned to local schools as the “spirit of reform” continues. FiitzGerald […]

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted have reached an agreement in the Cuyahoga County ballot dispute. It’s been a war of words between the county and the state over access to mail-in ballot applications. And despite threats and accusations from both sides, they’ve come […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald Sunday expressed deep concern about Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s threat last week to prevent Cuyahoga County voters who request an absentee ballot from getting one. Late last week, Husted told Ohio Public Radio that he is considering prohibiting the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald expressed disappointment Monday with a directive from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted that orders boards of elections throughout Ohio to stop mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications to all registered voters. The directive was received by the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections within moments of FitzGerald issuing […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced Friday that the county web site now provides access to numerous construction and management contracts relating to the Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center project as well as public presentations and historical documents. “The public wants to know about the Medical Mart and the county […]