2013 Election results and coverage

D. Michael Collins defeats incumbent Toledo Mayor Mike Bell

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  • A roundup of stories from Toledo-area elections.


    Collins bounces Bell

    Toledo Councilman D. Michael Collins, after waging a campaign fueled by union ire over Mayor Mike Bell’s anti-labor positions, streaked to an overwhelming victory in Tuesday’s mayoral election. Mr. Collins won 57 percent of the vote with a very low turnout. READ MORE

    Keith Burris commentary: Humility, luck, and neighborhoods


    TPS tax finds wide favor

    Election fortunes fell in the favor of Toledo Public Schools on Tuesday, as the district reversed a string of recent ballot failures by persuading voters to renew its operating levy. Voters approved the 6.5-mill, five-year tax renewal request — Issue 24 on the ballot — by nearly a 2-to-1 margin. The levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home about $150 a year, and provides the district with about $13.8 million annually. READ MORE


    Voters give Toledo council new look

    The makeup of Toledo City Council shifted dramatically as one incumbent was ousted and the fate of another incumbent hangs in the balance and will not be decided for several days. Two women also prevailed in the race for six at-large seats. There has not been a woman in an at-large council seat since Betty Shultz was forced out of her post by term limits in 2009. READ MORE


    Spencer Township residents decide to leave TARTA

    Spencer Township voters narrowly approved withdrawing from Toledo’s transit-bus network Tuesday, a year after a larger turnout voted to stay in. READ MORE




    Other headlines:

    Voters OK levies for port, disabled

    Olmstead is next Perrysburg mayor

    Just 25% of voters cast their ballots

    Lanzinger retains municipal judge post

    School requests find success across region

    Environment bill of rights fails in B.G.

    3 more Lucas Co. businesses OK’d for Sunday spirits sales

    Adrian voters toss incumbents; Monroe mayor re-elected

    Rossford, Northwood levies fall; AW, Ottawa Hills pass

    Detroit elects former outsider as mayor

    NW Ohio cities choose mayors and councilmen

    Many veteran trustees triumph

    Vasquez keeps seat on board of education

    Haddad ousted as Sylvania Twp. trustee

    2 newcomers join Zuber for seats on Washington Local school board

    Seferian easily wins re-election in Oregon