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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



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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

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