11 file as write-ins

MEIGS COUNTY — A total of 11 individuals have filed for write-in candidates for the November general election according to the Meigs County Board of Elections.

Four write-in candidates have filed for Middleport Village Council, with four also filing for Southern Local Board of Education. One write-in candidate has filed for Syracuse Village Council and Athens-Meigs ESC Board for Southern Local.

In the Village of Middleport, write-in candidates are Emerson Heighton, Ruby Vaughan, Carolyn French and Brian Conde. Sharon Older was the lone candidate to be certified during the original candidate filing deadline. There will be four council seats up for election in the village.

For the Southern Local Board of Education there are three seats to be filed this November. Candidates Dennis Teaford and Brenda Johnson were certified by the Board of Elections to appear on the November ballot.

Four write-ins, Kent Wolfe, Thomas Woods, Tom Theiss and Don Smith, have also filed for the Southern Local Board of Education.

Casey Pickens has filed as a write-in candidate for Syracuse Village Council, with Mony Wood filing as a write-in candidate for the Athens-Meigs ESC Board for Southern Local. Kevin Dugan has filed as a write-in candidate for Racine Village Council.

A complete list of candidates for the November election is as follows:

Township Trustee (two to be elected)

Bedford — Shawn Hawley, Eldon Leon Sauters and Bob Jones.

Chester — Jeromee Calaway, Paul Morrison, James Hawthorne and Alan Holter.

Columbia — Marco Jeffers, Gary Carr, Thomas A. Smith Sr. and Don Cheadle.

Lebanon — Gary Cooper, Vincent Gray, Gerrad Perry, David Rose and Donald Dailey.

Lebanon (unexpired term end 2019) — Matthew Evans.

Letart — Dave Graham and Michael Roush.

Olive — Austin Bailey, William Osborne, L. Brian Collins and Larry Life.

Orange — Michael Guess, Chad Nelson and Roger Ritchie.

Rutland — Jamie Fortner, David Davis and Steve Lambert.

Salem — Jack Ervin, Eddie Howery and H. Dannie Lambert.

Salem (unexpired term end 2019) — Rebecca Johnston.

Salisbury — Bill Spaun and Robert Ball.

Scipio — Tammy Andrus and Roger Cotterill.

Sutton — Howard “Buddy” Ervin, Joseph Nottingham, James (Tony) Carnahan, Adam Johnson, Alan Crisp and Larry Smith.

Village Council (four to be elected)

Middleport (May filing deadline) — Sharon Older; write-in candidates: Ruby Vaughan, Emerson Heighton, Carolyn French and Brian Conde.

Pomeroy — Nicholas Michael, Victor Young III, Brian Young, Thomas Proffitt and Philip Ohlinger.

Racine — Ashli Peterman, Ian Wise and Robert Beegle; write-in: Kevin Dugan.

Rutland — Stephanie Dillon, Kip Grueser and Kimberly Wilford.

Syracuse — Barry McCoy, David Poole, Michelle White, Eber Pickens Jr. and Tom Weaver; write-in: Casey Pickens.

Village Mayor

Pomeroy (unexpired term end 2019) — Don Anderson

Board of Education

Eastern (two to be elected) — Sammi Mugrage and Amanda Reed.

Meigs (two to be elected) — Heather Hawley, Jayson Tillis, Ryan Mahr and Steven Vance.

Southern (three to be elected) — Dennis Teaford and Brenda Johnson; write-in: Kent Wolfe, Thomas Woods, Tom Theiss and Don Smith.

Athens-Meigs ESC Board (Southern) — write-in: Mony Wood.

In addition to the candidates, there are several local issues and levies to appear on the ballot, in addition to two statewide issues.

Levies and Issues

Levies and Issues approved by the Secretary of State’s Office for ballot placement are as follows:

Meigs County Sheriff’s Office and Correctional Facility — 2.95 mill, new levy with the intent to sell bonds for the construction and operation of the proposed 71-bed correctional facility and administrative offices.

Meigs County Senior Center (Council on Aging) — 1.6 mill additional levy. This levy will replace two expiring levies, valued at 1.1 mill and .5 mill, which expire at the end of this year, according to Executive Director Beth Shaver.

Meigs County District Public Library — 1 mill renewal for current expenses. This levy was first approved by voters in 2012.

Rio Grande Community College — 1 mill replacement. This levy would replace a levy approved by voters in the mid-1970s, bringing the tax collected to current property values, rather than the values from the 1970s.

Pomeroy Village — Current Expenses, 1.9 mill renewal; Fire Protection, 1 mill renewal.

Syracuse Village — Current Expenses, 1 mill renewal; Police Protection, 2 mill renewal; Electric Aggregation.

Chester Twp. — Fire Protection, 2 mill replacement.

Sutton Twp. — Current Expenses, 0.4 mill additional.

Columbia Twp. — Road Maintenance, 1.2 mill renewal.

Olive Twp. — Road Maintenance, 2 mill renewal.

Rutland Twp. — Cemetery Operations, 1 mill renewal.

Eagles of Pomeroy — A local option to allow the Sunday sale of liquor at the Eagles in Pomeroy.

Editor’s Note: Additional details on the state and local levies and issues will appear in preview articles leading up to the November election.

Editor’s Note: Kevin Dugan, a write-in candidate for Racine Village Council was originally omitted from the list provided to The Daily Sentinel by the Board of Elections.

By Sarah Hawley


Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.