New Lexington residents have elected a new mayor...Janine Conrad was elected by 100 voted over Dick Anderson. New mayors have also been elected for the following Perry County cities: Crooksville, Somerset, Thornville, Corning, Junction City, New Straitsville, and Roseville. As for school board races: Steven Thompson and Michael Weiland were elected to the New Lexington School Board; Wendy Aichele and Beulah Gaitten were elected to the Southern Local School Board and Troy Adams and Kevin...
Of the three major issues facing Perry County residents, voters passed two of them. The Southern Local School District operating expenses levy passed by 42 votes. The Perry County Children’s Services operating expenses levy also passed, with 3834 votes. And the Perry County Board of Health operating expenses levy failed by over 1500 votes.
New mayors for Malta and McConnelsville in Morgan County. Phillip Barkhurst was elected by 40 points over Terry McGrath to become the Malta Mayor. John Wells was elected over Ronald Newberry for McConnelsville Mayor. As for issues in Morgan County, the Malta tax levy passed with 134 votes. All other major issues were voted down.
New mayors for Malta and McConnelsville, and Richard Wetzel was elected as Chesterhill Mayor. McConnelsville Council races: Ted McConnel and Jay Nesselroad were both elected, as were Hugh Motz and William Dziamba for the Stockport Council. Both the McConnelsville Referendum issues failed, as did the 1 mill Morgan County tax levy and the 1 mill Morgan County tax levy for the Sheriff’s Office.
According to Public Utilities Commission of Ohio officials, long distance service prices may be going down. When SBC bought Ameritech, one of their goals was to provide long distance service. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio laid out a few stipulations for SBC in order to do so. PUCO Commissioner Don Mason said SBC went through a series of audits, which they passed. Next, he said PUCO then recommended to the Federal Communications Committee that SBC be granted approval for long...
Governor Taft’s science advisor spoke to the Zanesville Rotary Club about the Third Frontier Project this afternoon. Frank Samuel told the group about Third Frontier’s goal of generating high tech jobs through increasing knowledge. He said the governor’s office has been working on a variety of projects around the state, thanks to money from the capital budget and paybacks from tobacco companies. One of the things they are doing is a project at Ohio State for medical imaging to improve the...
One last reminder about Tuesday’s election: the ward lines have been redrawn by the city, which means the precinct lines were also redrawn. City residents should have received a card in the mail telling them their new voting precinct. If they’ve misplaced the card, they are encouraged to call the Board of Elections. Polls open Tuesday, November 4th at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
The Army says of the 16 soldiers killed in a helicopter crash Sunday in Iraq, one was an Ohio soldier. The Army has identified the victim as Sergeant Steven Conover of Wilmington. His family said the 21-year-old had been on his way home to Ohio for a two-week leave when the CH-47 Chinook copter was shot down. Conover had been in Iraq for eight months and was a specialist in field artillery, operating a howitzer. He had been based in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and joined the Army three years ago.
Ohio is getting $69 million to prepare for possible terrorism and other emergencies. The money is Ohio’s share of $2.2 billion is federal homeland security funds. Every state gets a base sum and then extra money is added based on population.
An appeals court has denied Buckeye Egg Farm’s request to delay the closing of its barns scheduled for later this month. State Agriculture Director Fred Dailey has ordered the company to begin closing its barns November 24th and complete the shutdown by late next year. The company appealed Dailey’s order to the Tenth Ohio District Court of Appeals in Columbus and asked the court to delay the closing while it considers the case. The court rejected the company’s request to stop the closing.