Here's what happened in Strongsville in the last few days
A wrap-up of top Strongsville Patch headlines this week: Earth Fare in jeopardy? -- The healthy grocery store announced it had signed a lease, but has made no move to renovate the former Borders store. Old Carolina delayed -- The barbecue restaurant missed the Dec. 1 opening it had hoped for. Police warn of pickpockets -- So far, one incident has been reported, but certain people will be vulnerable this holiday season. School bond issue passes -- It's still subject to a recount next week, but with all the ballots tallied, Issue 116 has been approved by a narrow margin. Mike Dovilla re-elected -- It's also subject to a recount, but the new vote count shows the incumbent 7th District state rep has retained his seat.
Board of Elections to re-tally votes for Issue 116, 7th House District
The recounts for Issue 116 and the Ohio House of Representatives District 7 race are both set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. As of now, the bond issue for the Strongsville schools has passed by 83 votes. Incumbent State Rep. Mike Dovilla has held off a challenge from Democrat Matt Patten by 119 votes. The numbers for the bond issue include the 40 ballots cast by the one precinct in Columbia Station that is in the Strongsville School District, according to the Lorain County Board of Elections. There, 33 people voted against the issue and 7 favored it. The fate of Issue 116 and the Dovilla-Patten race was uncertain until Tuesday, Nov. 27, when the Board of Elections released final figures…