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County to certify petitions for local election issues

Bret Bevens, PDT Sports Writer

August 14, 2012

WAYNE ALLEN


PDT Staff Writer


Seven Townships, the village of New Boston, the village of South Webster and the Green Local School District have filed petitions with the Scioto County Board of Elections to have issues placed on the November General Election Ballot.


Ten businesses throughout Scioto County have filed petitions with the Scioto County Board of Elections to have local liquor options placed on the November General Election Ballot. According to the Scioto County Board of Elections the petitions for the issues and local liquor options have not been certified.


The Green Local School District is asking the residents of Green Township for an additional 7 mills for providing for emergency requirements of the school district. The district held a special election on Aug. 14 to ask the residents of Green Township for the same levy. The issue failed by 56 votes. The Board of Elections will meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, for the official results of the Green School District Special Election.


Following the official count the board will meet for their monthly meeting and to certify petitions.


The village of New Boston Village will be asking residents for the renewal of a 1 mill levy for current expenses. The village of South Webster will be asking residents for the renewal of a 1 mill levy for current expenses Clay Township will be asking its residents for a replacement levy of 1.5 mills for roads and a replacement 1.25 mills for fire equipment. Green Township will be asking its residents for an additional 0.5 mill levy for cemeteries. Harrison Township will ask residents for a replacement levy of 2 mills for resurfacing roads. Morgan Township will be asking its residents to renew a 1 mill levy for fire protection. Rush Township will be asking its residents for a replacement lever with increase of 3.25 mills for police protection. Valley Township will be asking its residents for a replacement levy of 1.5 mills for EMS, and also for an additional 2.75 mills for a sheriff’s deputy. Washington Township will be asking for a replacement levy of 2 mills for roads and bridges.


When it comes to local liquor options, Frank-N-Steins in Portsmouth precinct 1B is asking for Sunday sales. First Stop in Portsmouth precinct 6B is asking to be able to sell beer. Walmart in New Boston precinct 1A is asking for Sunday sales, Frank’s Place in New Boston precinct 1A is asking for Sunday sales. BG’s Food Mart in New Boston precinct 1A is asking for Sunday sales. The First Stop Rarden Village is asking to be able to sell beer. The Fire House in Bloom precinct-B is asking to be able to sell beer. Crazy Coo in Green precinct-A is asking to be able to sell beer, wine and mixed beverages and Sunday sales. The First Stop in Jefferson precinct-A is asking to be able to sale beer, and B&B Mobil Food and Catering Porter precinct-A is asking to be able to sell beer, wine and mixed beverage.


If all of the petitions are certified, the issues and local liquor options will appear on the General Election on Nov. 6.


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 208, or wallen@heartlandpublications.com.