MEIGS COUNTY — As voting is now underway for the November General Election, here is a complete list of what local residents will be voting on.
A complete list of candidates for the November election is as follows:
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 candidate: 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.
Pomeroy (unexpired term end 2019) — Don Anderson
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, one to be elected) — 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, one to be elected) — 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.
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:
State Issue 1 — Marsy’s Law. The proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution would expand the rights of victims and require the rights of victims be protected as vigorously as the rights of the accused.
State Issue 2 — Ohio Drug Price Relief Act. Would require 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.
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: The name of Kevin Dugan as a write-in candidate for Racine Village Council was omitted from an article printed earlier this week.