School facilities bond issue passes
Voters in Cleveland Heights and University Heights passed the school facilities bond issue, which will fund the renovation of the high school and two of the school district’s middle schools, by a big margin. With results from all 35 precincts reported as of 11:30 p.m., the bond issue received 7,229 votes in favor and 4,989 against.
Jeff Coryell led the pack in the Cleveland Heights City Council race with 6,595 votes. Newcomer Melissa Yasinow received the second most votes—6,126. Incumbents Cheryl Stephens and Jason Stein were reelected with 5,761 and 5,753 votes respectively. Janine Boyd, who ran unopposed, was elected to a two-year term to city council.
In the University Heights City Council election, with results from all 10 precincts reported, Susan Pardee, Mike Wiseman, and Phil Ertel were elected with 1,542, 1,316 and 1,297 votes respectively. Nancy English, who ran unopposed, was elected to a two-year term to city council. Susan Infeld, who ran unopposed for mayor of University Heights, was reelected.
Incumbents Kal Zucker and Ronald Register won reelection to the CH-UH Board of Education, with 5,734 and 5,587 votes respectively. Eric Silverman won the third seat with 5,403 votes.
Cleveland Heights voters also passed Issue 32—known as the Move to Amend issue—and Issues 33 and 34, two precinct-level ordinances.
Deanna Bremer Fisher
Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.