Meigs County 2019 General Election results

POMEROY, Ohio – Meigs County turned out to vote on three county wide issues and various other contests in the 2019 General Election.

Meigs County voted in the general election on November 5. Of the 14,814 registered voters in Meigs County, 4,808 voted for a total of 32.46 percent showing up at the polls. There are 38 provisional ballots and approximately 54 absentee ballots. The provisional ballots will be counted during the official count at 1 p.m. on November 18, at the Meigs County Board of Elections. The absentee ballots generally are already in to the Election Board if there are going to be submitted.

Of the various races, the Middleport Mayor’s race is the closest with just nine votes separating incumbent Sandy Iannarelli from the unofficial winner, Fred Hoffman. There are only two provisional ballots for Middleport, therefore, Hoffman should be the official winner of the Middleport Mayor’s race once the official ballots are counted.

Rutland will also have a new mayor as Tyler Eblin was elected to the position.

Throughout the county, voters passed local fire protection and cemetery levies. While a levy for 911 passed, voters rejected a levy for the Meigs Historical Society Museum and the Animal Shelter.

While voters used new equipment which consisted of a touch screen to vote, most voters seemed to find a lack of privacy while trying to vote. Election official said that would be addressed for the 2020 Primary in March.

Below are the unofficial results for Meigs County. An * denotes elected.

County Wide Issues

911 Operating Expense Levy – passed
For 2,361
Against 2,295

Meigs Historical Society Museum Levy – defeated
For 1,729
Against 2,909

Animal Shelter Levy – defeated
For 2,039
Against 2,655

Villages

Middleport

Middleport Police Levy – passed
For 272
Against 167

Middleport Mayor
Joshua M. Ashley 121
Fred L. Hoffman 166 *
Sandy Iannarelli 157

Middleport Village Council (2 to be elected)
Doulgas R. Dixon 114
James Buskirk 139
Susan Page 241 *
Ben Reed 293 *

Pomeroy

Pomeroy Village Current Expenses Levy – defeated
For 99
Against 149

Pomeroy Mayor
Don Anderson 208 *

Pomeroy Council (2 to be elected)
Maureen Hennessy 195 *

Racine

Fire Protection (Additonal) Levy – passed
For 108
Against 49

Replacement Fire Protection Levy – passed
For 131
Against 28

Racine Mayor
Julian Scott Hill 152 *

Racine Village Council (2 to be elected)
Chad David Hubbard 115 *
Fredrick A. Nero, III 40
Mony Wood 91 *

Rutland

Rutland Operating Expenses Levy – passed
For 69
Against 59

Rutland Village Mayor
Michael Biggs 35
Tyler M. Eblin 66 *
Jack W. Peterson 26

Rutland Village Council (2 to be elected)
Clifford J. Kennedy 109 *

Rutland Village Council (4 to be elected)
Stephanie Biggs 59 *
Stephen Jenkins 65 *
Duane Weber 82 *

Syracuse

Syracuse Village Mayor
Eric D. Cunningham 152 *

Syracuse Village Council (2 to be elected)
Maria Schaefer 139 *

School Boards

Alexander Local

Meigs County Results ONLY
Board of Education (2 to be elected)
Kathleen S. Dougan 123
Ralph Harvey, Sr. 35
John Hutchison 148
Lucy DeLaval Juedes 145
Blake Regan 143

Governing Board of Educational Service Center – One candidate filed for the position, Gary Dicken.

Eastern Local

Board of Education (4 to be elected)
Brandon M. Buckley 797 *
Floyd D. Ridenour 777 *
Adam Will 671 *

Board of Education For the unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2021.
Jessica Staley 868 *

Governing Board of the Educational Service Center
J. Greg Bailey *

Meigs Local

Board of Education (3 to be elected)
Roger Abbott 1,182 *
Tony B. Hawk 1,375 *
Barbara Anderson Musser 1,441 *
Todd Snowden 974

Governing Board of the Educational Service Center – No valid petition was filed.

Southern Local

Board of Education (2 to be elected)
Gary D. Evans 718 *
Ashli Peterman 647 *

Athens-Meigs ESC

Governing Board of Educational Service Center
Jeff Vogt *

Townships

Bedford

Bedford Township Trustee (1 to be elected)
John Walter Dean 142 *
Shawn Hawley 133

Bedford Township Fiscal Officer
Kathy J. Romine 219 *

Chester

Replacement Cemetery Levy – passed
For 374
Against 169

Chester Township Trustee (1 to be elected)
Jeromee Calaway 143
Shaun Seth 87
Philip Raymond Werry 285 *

Chester Township Fiscal Officer – There was no candidate filed, but a write-in is available.

Columbia

Columbia Fire Operating Levy – passed
For 233 *
Against 118

Columbia Township Trustee (1 to be elected)
Rexie Cheadle 282 *

Columbia Township Fiscal Officer (1 to be elected)
Cheri McCollum 125
Mary Wingo 184 *

Lebanon

Lebanon Township Fire Protection Levy – passed
For 88
Against 75

Lebanon Township Trustee (1 to be elected)
Matthew S. Evans 64 *
Tyler J. Johnson 49
Dale C. Teaford, IV 54

Lebanon Township Fiscal Officer
Brenda S. Johnson 131 *

Letart

Letart Township Additional Fire Levy – passed
For 96
Against 73

Letart Township Trustee (1 to be elected)
Justin Hill 69
Zachary B. Manuel 97 *

Letart Township Fiscal Officer
Jenny Manuel 77
Nathan W. Roush 84 *

Olive

Olive Township Fire Protection Levy Renewal – passed
For 290
Against 65

Olive Township Trustee
Randy Boston 305 *

Olive Township Fiscal Officer
Kelly A. Epling 183 *
Kaleen Hayman 166

Orange

Orange Township Additional Road Maintenance Levy – passed
For 150
Against 125

Orange Township Trustee (1 to be elected)
Ernest Holbert Calaway 158 *
Stephen Aaron White 109

Orange Township Fiscal Officer
Deborah J. Watson 211 *

Rutland

Rutland Township Trustee
Joe Bolin 374 *

Rutland Township Fiscal Officer
Opal L. Dyer 334 *

Salem

Salem Township Cemetery Renewal Levy – passed
For 101
Against 56

Salem Township Trustee
Rebecca J. Johnston 131 *

Salem Fiscal Officer
Carol A. Taylor 125 *

Salisbury

Salisbury Township Trustee
John Hood 839 *

Salisbury Township Fiscal Officer
James William Durst 747 *

Scipio

Scipio Township Cemetery Replacement Levy – passed
For 170
Against 82

Scipio Township Trustee (1 to be elected)
Randy Butcher 199 *
Todd Byrd 33
Jayson Tillis 19

Fiscal Officer
Tina E. Cotterill 216 *

Sutton

Sutton Township Trustee (1 to be elected)
Marty L. Moriarity 292
Chuck Mugrage 412 *

Sutton Township Fiscal Officer
Bill Amberger 213
Jo Ann Crisp 496 *

C. Brent Rose contributed to this story.