Ohio put President Barack Obama over the 270 electoral votes needed. It has long been said that no president can expect to take the White House, without taking Ohio. This time was no different. By 11:30 p.m. CBS news had already called the race for Obama. The president won swing states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and New Hampshire, states where Romney and Obama spent considerable time and money campaigning. The President was in Chicago for his victory speech. His family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the White House. "You voted for action, not politics as usual. You elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours," said President Obama. Governor Romney congratulated the President. The republican challenger says he gave everything he had to the campaign.
Paul Ryan may not have reached his goal of becoming vice president, but he won re-election to Congress. Ryan, who represents Wisconsin's First Congressional District, defeated Democrat Rob Zerban for an eighth term in the U.S. House. The Associated Press reported that Zerban tried for several weeks to have a debate with Ryan, but was never able to do so. Ryan will begin his 14th year representing his district.
Avon Lake Police and Fire were called to Deer Run Lane Tuesday afternoon for a child that had been struck by a car. Police say when they responded, they found a 9-year-old laying in the roadway with serious injuries. Avon Lake Fire and Paramedics attended to the boy and transported him to the fire department where he was then Lifeflighted to MetroHealth Medical Center. Witnesses say the boy was playing with other kids near the crash scene when he chased a ball that had gone into the roadway. A northbound vehicle driven by a 53-year-old Avon Lake resident struck him. The crash remains under investigation at this time.