In Nobel County, the mayoral races were anything but close. In the Caldwell Mayoral race, Willard Radcliff won with 363 voted, defeating W. Allen Matthews and Phil Doan. With in the Sarahsville Mayoral race, Kenny Dickey defeated incumbent Luann Michel 57 to 34. And in the race for Summerfield Mayor, James Harry Parks the third won 94 to 11.
As far as the issues in Noble County are concerned, voters voted down the Noble Local School’s bond issue of the local share of construction cost and the local school bond issue for a gymnasium at the high school. Voters were in favor of the Noble County tax levy with current operating expenses of 5.5 mills.
In Coshocton County, the race for Coshocton Mayor ends with Timothy Turner defeating Brad Haynes. In the race for Council-At-Large, three candidates were elected: Jack Baumgardner, Tom Grier and Debbie Wallace. The winners in the Ridgewood School Board race were Deborah Young, Jim Deam and Glen Hill.
The voters in Coshocton were against the County’s Mental Health issue...it was defeated. As was the 7.8 mills Ridgewood Local School District levy, it failed with a vote of 685 to 2119. However the Emergency Medical Services levy passed by over 200 votes.
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...