ElectionPOMEROY – Election day is approaching and while the presidential race will be next year, there are several local contests that will be on the Nov. 3, 2015 ballot.

County wide, the proposed tax levy for the Meigs County General Health District will be on the ballot. Proposed to voters is a 1 mill additional levy for five years. More information on this levy will be forthcoming in the Meigs Independent Press.

State issues will be on the ballot county wide as well. Issue One is a proposed constitutional amendment to “create a bipartisan, public process for drawing legislative districts” according to the title on information from the Meigs County Board of Elections. Issue Two is a proposed constitutional amendment for “anti-monopoly amendment; protects the initiative process from being used for personal economic benefit”. Issue Three is also a proposed constitutional amendment which “grants a monopoly for the commercial production and sale of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes.” More information on the state issues will be forthcoming in the Meigs Independent Press.

All of the school districts have positions open on the various school boards. Southern Local School District has several running for school board with two to be elected. They are Gary D. Evans, Richard L. Wamsley, II, and Mony Wood. Meigs Local School District has three to be elected with Roger A. Abbott, Darin Logan, Todd Snowden, Larry D. Tucker running. Brad Young is running as a write in canidate. Eastern Local School District has three to be elected as well. Candidates are Brandon M. Buckley, Floyd D. Ridenour and Michael Adam Will. Alexander Local School District has two to be elected with Patrick L. Lawson, Raplh Harvey, Sr., and John Hutchison running.

There are several positions on the governing board of the educational service center open for each district as well. Scott Walton is running for the at-large position. Gary Dicken is running from the Alexander Local School District. From Eastern Local School District, J. Greg Baily and Jeff Vogt are running with one to be elected. Ron Logan is running for the position representing Meigs Local School District. No valid declaration of candidacy filed from the Southern Local School District.

Racine village has only one person running for mayor, Julian Scott Hill. Running for council with two to be elected are Chad Hubbard and Jeffrey R. Morris. The village also has a 2 mill replacement levy for 5 years for current expenses on the ballot.

Middleport Village has Michael Gerlach running for mayor. Sandy Iannarelli is running as a write-in candidate. There are two to be elected for village council with James R. Buskirk, George A. Hoffman, Roger L. Manley, Sr., and Shawn Rice running.

Pomeroy has two running for mayor, Bryan Shank and Victor Young, III. Two positions are open on the council with Brenda Barnhart, Maureen Hennessy, Donald A. May and Ruth Spaun running for the seats.

April Burke is running as a write in for mayor of Rutland Village. There are two positions open for Rutland Village council with only Tyler M. Eblin running. The village of Rutland two levies on the ballot. There is a 2 mill renewal levy for five years on the ballot for current expenses and another 2 mill renewal levy for five years for police protection.

Syracuse Village has Eric D. Cunningham running for mayor. For council and two to be elected, Wendy Egan and Rhonda Rathburn are running for the positions. Syracuse also has a 2.5 mill additional levy for five years for fire truck upgrade.

Bedford Township has John W. Dean and Michael A. York running for trustee with one to be elected. For Bedford Township fiscal officer, Barbara J. Grueser and Kathy J. Romine are running for the position. Bedford Township also has energy opt-out aggregation of retail electric and gas loads on the ballot.

Chester Township has one position open for trustee with James B. Hawthorne and Elmer C. Newell running. Philip Raymond Werry is running for Chester Township fiscal officer.
Columbia Township Trustees have one to be elected with one running, Rexie Cheadle. Mary Wingo is running for the township fiscal officer. Columbia Township also has a .5 mill renewal levy for five years for maintaining and operating cemeteries.

Lebanon Township has James E. Foreman and Gerrad Parry running for one trustee position. Brenda S. Johnson and Annette R. Vance are on the ballot for the township’s fiscal officer position. Lebanon Township also has a 1 mill renewal levy for five years for maintaining and operating cemeteries.

Letart Township Trustees have one position to be filled with Justin Hill, Zachary Manuel, and Charles Wolfe, Jr. running on the ballot. Dean Hill and Kevin White are running as write-in candidates. Jenny Manuel and Nathan W. Roush are running for Letart Township Fiscal Officer.

Randy Boston is running for the one position open for Olive Township Trustee. Tara Barton and Kaleen Hayman are running for Olive Township Fiscal Officer.

For Orange Township Trustee with one to be elected, Rodney A. Tripp is running. Alice L. Hawthorne and Deborah Watson are running for fiscal officer. Orange Township Fire Protection Levy which is a 2 mill replacement levy for five years will also be on the ballot.

Rutland Township Trustee with one to be elected has Joe M. Bolin and Brynn K. Sutphin on the ballot. Opal Dyer is running for fiscal officer. Rutland Township has a 1 mill replacement levy for five years for fire protection on the ballot as well.

Salem Township has Cecil R. Johnston on the ballot for trustee. Carol A. Taylor is running for fiscal officer. Amanda Goble is also running for fiscal officer as a write-in candidate.

John Hood is running for Salisbury Township Trustee and Marilyn R. Anderson is on the ballot for fiscal officer. Salisbury also has a .5 mill renewal levy for five years for maintaining ans operating cemeteries.

Scipio Township Trustee has two to be elected with Tammy Andrus and Randy Butcher on the ballot. Tina E. Cotterill is running for fiscal officer of the township.

Sutton Township has one position open for trustee. Running for the position are Shane S. Circle, Larry Ebersbach, and Chuch Mugrage. Jo Ann Crisp is running for fiscal officer.