Scioto County, township, village ballots


By Ivy Potter, Kimberly Jenkins - PDT Staff Writers



SCIOTO COUNTY ballots for:

Election for Judge of Municipal Court will also be on the ballot, with candidate Russell D. Kegley running unopposed.

Issues on the ballot include: Issue 1 Rights for Crime Victims Proposed Constitutional Amendment Proposed by Initiative Petition to repeal and replace the existing language in Section 10a of Article I of the Constitution of the State of Ohio. The propose amendment would expand the rights of victims under the current Section 10a and require that the rights of victims be protected as vigorously as the rights of the accused. A majority yes vote is necessary for the amendment to pass.

Issue 2 requires state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law. Proposed Law, proposed by the initiative petition to enact Chapter 194 of the Ohio Revised Code. A majority yes vote is necessary for the law to pass.

The first proposed Tax Levy, Scioto County ADAMHS, calls for an additional tax for the benefit of the joint county alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health service district for the purpose of current expenses by the Adams, Lawrence, Scioto Counties Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board.

Election on the ballot include: South Central Ohio Educational Service Center for member of the governing board of Educational Service Center with candidates Trampas Puckett and Lowell Howard.

TOWNSHIP ballots for:

Clay Township– Clay Township’s second proposed tax levy serves the purpose of fire protection at a rate not exceeding 1.25 mills for each one dollar of valuation.

A proposed tax levy calls for the replacement of 3.5 mills and an increase of 0.1 mills to constitute a tax for the benefit of Clay Township for the purpose of police protection: motor vehicle, communications, and payment of salaries or equipment used directly in the operation of the police department, ambulance/emergency medical services by a police department.

A second proposed tax levy calls for the replacement of a tax for the benefit of Clay Township for the purpose of providing for construction, paving and repaving of roads and bridges.

Voters may choose to vote for or against these proposed tax levies.

Elections on the ballot include Clay Township Trustee with candidates Brad Benner, Tim Hines, Justin Horsley, Howard K. Richard and Tony Whitt.

Green Township- A proposed tax levy for Green Township calls for the replacement of 2 mills of an existing levy and an increase of 0.25 mill to constitute a tax for the benefit of Green Township for the purpose of fire protection including purchasing fire equipment.

Voters can vote for or against these levies, with a majority affirmative vote being necessary for passage.

On the ballot are elections for Green Township Trustee, with candidates Steve Ruggles, and Noah Waddell.

Porter Township- A Special Election by Petition Local Option Election Porter A questions if the sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages and spirituous liquors be permitted by Porter Economic Development Group, LLC, DBA “Burg Brew Thru”, an applicant for a D5 liquor permit at 7105 Ohio River Road, Sciotoville, Ohio 45662

A second Special Election By Petition Local Option Election Porter A will determine whether 7105 Ohio River Road, Sciotoville, Ohio 45662 will be permitted the sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages, and spirituous liquors be permitted for sale on Sunday between the hours of ten a.m. and midnight.

A third Special Election By Petition Local Option Election Porter A questions if the if the sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages and spirituous liquors be permitted by Porter Economic Development Group, LLC, DBA “Burg Brew Thru”, an applicant for a D5 liquor permit at 4392 State Route 140, Wheelersburg, Ohio 45694.

Voters may vote yes or no on these special elections, with a majority affirmative vote being necessary for passage.

On the ballot are elections for Porter Township Trustee with candidates Dennis Decamp, Bobby Holsinger, Kent A. Madden, Dee Mauk, and Steve Sturgill.

Village of South Webster On the ballot are elections For Member of Council with candidates Charlie Boggs, Mitchel McCoy

Bloom Township On the ballot are elections for Township Trustee with candidates Duane Hagen, Ron Kanouse, Brandon Shamhart

Vernon Township On the ballot are elections for Township Trustee with candidates Andy Messer, Rick Stringer, Fred Wicker, Rodney Wright

Harrison Township On the ballot are elections for Township Trustee with candidates Todd Cron, Jim Fyffe, Steve Martin, Robert L. Raby,

Calvin H. Seibert

Madison Township On the ballot are elections for Township Trustee with candidates Jim Preston, John Raby, Chris Rase

Valley Township

Voters in Valley Twp. will choose two trustees from candidates Danny Edwards, Melissa L. Horsley, Angela Malone and David See.

Jefferson Township

Donald Buckle and Earl Canter are running for the two trustee seats open in Jefferson Township.

Madison Township

Madison Township has three candidates – Jim Preston, John Raby and Chris Rase – running for the two trustee seats.

Morgan Township

Morgan Township will be electing two trustees. Candidates include Terry Altman, Shane Marcum and Russ Montgomery.

Rush Township

Rush Township will be electing two trustees. Candidates are Tim Knittel and Phil LaJoye.

Union Township

Union Township will also be election two trustees from candidates Brian R. Howell, Mike Mitchell, Sam Nickles and Roger Webb.

Washington Township

Voters in Washington Township will choose two township trustees from candidates Scott Bauer, Ross Hamilton and Jim McGraw.

Nile Township

Voters in Nile Township will also be choosing two trustess. Running are Craig J. Opperman and Matt Reiser.

By Ivy Potter, Kimberly Jenkins

PDT Staff Writers

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