MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – Meigs Countians turned out to cast their ballots for county offices, most notably for County Commissioner, County Court Judge race and numerous funding measures.

With 27 of 27 precincts reporting the unofficial results are in for the 2018 General Election. The ballots will officially be counted on November 19, 2018 at the Meigs County Board of Elections.

For County Commissioner, incumbent Tim Ihle (R) will retain his seat with 4,941 votes; while the write-in candidate Moe Hajivandi had 1,922.

For County Auditor Mary T. Byer Hill (R) was reelected without opposition with 6,272 votes.

For Common Pleas Judge, Linda R. Warner (R) was elected with 6,002 votes. Warner is the first woman to hold the seat.

For County Court Judge, Michael Barr was elected with 4,942 against Trenton J. Cleland with 2,190.

Local Issues

School Districts
Alexander Local School District has a proposed income tax (1 percent on school district income of individuals, five years, commencing 2019) 254 voted for while 290 voted against the levy in Meigs County. Overall

Southern Local School District passed a property tax renewal (4 mills, five years, commencing 2019, first due 2020) for current expenses with 900 for and 788 against.

Villages
Middleport Village
The proposed property tax (additional 2 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for police protection was defeated with 309 against and 267 for.

Pomeroy Village
Proposed Ordinance to enter into service agreement to facilitate for those customers the sale and purchase of electricity (Electric Aggregation) was defeated with 250 no and 139 yes.

The proposed property tax (additional 2 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for police protection was also defeated with 237 against and 187 for the levy.

A property tax proposed (additional 3 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for fire protection passed with 243 for and 178 against the measure.

Rutland Village
The proposed funding measure for additional 2 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019 for general operating expenses in the village of Rutland was defeated 90 against and 77 for.

Townships
Bedford Township property tax renewal (0.5 mills, five years, commencing 2019, first due 2020) for fire protection and other emergency services passed with 327 for and 160 against.

Lebanon Township property tax replacement (1 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2029) for fire protection also passed with 154 for and 122 against.

Letart Township property tax renewal (1 mills, five years, commencing 2019, first due 2020) for fire protection passed as well with 179 for and 56 against.

Orange Township property tax (additional 2 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for road maintenance did not pass, but is within the margin of recount with 213 for and against 215.

Rutland Township property tax renewal (1 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for fire protection passed with 520 for and 240 against.

Salem Township additional property tax (1 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for fire protection also passed with 200 for and 111 against.

Sutton Township additional property tax (1 mills, five years, commencing 2018, first due 2019) for fire protection expenses passed as well with 716 for and 479 against.