Tue. 8:37 p.m.: Shaker ahead in Niles court race, Niles schools levy failing

NILES – Early returns from the Trumbull County Board of Elections show Chris Shaker has nearly a two-to-one lead over Kara A. Stanford in the race for judge of Niles Municipal Court.

Shaker has 63 percent to Stanford’s 36 percent, the returns show.

Also in Niles, an additional 9.25-mill levy for Niles City Schools is being defeated. Numbers show the levy is failing 68 percent to 31 percent.