Lots of seats up for grabs in Crawford County on Nov. 7


BUCYRUS — The Crawford County Board or Elections certified paperwork for the Nov. 7 election during a Thursday meeting.

There are city races in Galion and Bucyrus and two county-wide issues voters are being asked to support. A separate story on races and issues that affect Galion story is available here.

In Bucyrus,Kurt Fankhauser and Garnet E. Love are vying to become president of Bucyrus City Council; Jane A. Cremeans is the only candidate for city treasurer.

Six candidates are seeking three available council at large seats on Bucyrus City Council: Mark A. Makeever, Kevin S. Myers, Jeff A. Norman, Daniel F. Ross, Cheryl E. Sipe and Daniel Wirebaugh. Bruce D. Truka is the only candidate for the 1st Ward council seat. In the 2nd Ward, Shawn Ridgeway and Monica L. Sack are running against one another. In the race for the available 3rd Ward seat, Douglas B. Foght and William J. O’Rourke are running. No candidate turned in the required paperwork for the 4th Ward seat that is up for grabs.

Township seat races

Except for the race for Lykens Township fiscal officer, all of these townships are looking for two trustees.

AUBURN TOWNSHIP — Zachary Alt, Matthew Cleland and Thomas Karl; BUCYRUS TOWNSHIP — Charles Grau and J. D. Hord; CHATFIELD TOWNSHIP — Arnold Auck and Richard A. Hanes; CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP — Timothy A. and Hamman; DALLAS TOWNSHIP — Timothy J. Frost and Bill Wert; HOLMES TOWNSHIP — Regis W. Jones and Ronald E. Miller; JACKSON TOWNSHIP — Lonny C. Parrella, Sr. and Robert M. White; JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — Richard Eichhorn and Matthew W. Weber; LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — Douglas R. Cramer, Mark Schimpf and Jamie Sherk; LYKENS TOWNSHIP — Craig A. Schafer, David Weisenauer and Timothy Weisenauer; TRUSTEE 6158 St. Rt. 100 1452 New Washington Rd. 7129 State Route 19; Vote for 2 Sycamore, OH 44882 Bloomville, OH 44818 Bloomville, OH 44818; LYKENS TOWNSHIP FISCAL OFFICER — Michelle Schafer; POLK TOWNSHIP — Tom Ray and Russell Sellman; SANDUSKY TOWNSHIP Phillip C. Feik Jason Allan Long; TEXAS TOWNSHIP — Bryan K. Brause and Garey L. Keller; TOD TOWNSHIP — Brian Sand and Dale E. Sipe; VERNON TOWNSHIP — William T. Muntis and Chad E. Niese; WHETSTONE TOWNSHIP — Dale E. Garverick, Steve Jones and Andrew Lohr.

School board races

BUCYRUS CITY SCHOOLS — Debra Hoover, John H. Kime and Traci L. Wetterau (vote for two); CRESTLINE EXEMPTED VILLAGE — Robyn L. Almanson, Lisa R. Anatra, Pam S. Armstrong, Laverne G. Huber, Jr. Tiffany Sewell and Mindy Sipes (vote for three); CRAWFORD COUNTY (vote for three) — Margaret Hoyles, Tim Ley, Scott C. Rike and Heather M. Skaggs; WYNFORD (vote for three) — Steve Crall, Debra J. Gifford and Fred Hendricks; (vote for one) — Thomas G. Kalb.

Issues

CRAWFORD COUNTY (ADAMH BOARD) — A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Crawford County for the purpose of current expenses of the Crawford-Marion Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMH Board) at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 10 years, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.

CRAWFORD COUNTY CHILDREN — An additional tax for the benefit of Crawford County for the purpose of operating or capital SERVICES expenditure necessary for the support of children services and the care and placement of children at rate not exceeding 1.5 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.15 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 8 years, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018.

BUCYRUS 1A — Shall the sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages be permitted for sale on Sunday between the LOCAL LIQUOR OPTION hours of eleven a.m. and midnight by Englefield Inc. dba Bucyrus Duchess, an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit who is engaged in the business of operating a Ohio family owed convenience store at 1880 E. Mansfield St., Bucyrus, OH 44820 in this precinct?

VILLAGE OF NEW WASHINGTON — A renewal of tax for the benefit of the Village of New Washington for the purpose of providing and maintaining fire apparatus and appliances and operation of the fire department at a rate not exceeding 1.5 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.15 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.

VILLAGE OF NORTH ROBINSON — A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Village of North Robinson for the purpose of current expenses at a rate not exceeding 2.5 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.25 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.

CHATFIELD TOWNSHIP — A renewal of a tax for the benefit of Chatfield Township for the purpose of road maintenance and improvement at a rate not exceeding 1.5 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.15 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2017, first due in calendar year 2018

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP — Shall the sale of wine and mixed beverages and spirituous liquor be permitted for sale on Sunday LOCAL LIQUOR OPTION between the hours of ten a.m. and midnight by Cranberry Hills Golf Course, L.L.C., dba Cranberry Hills Golf Course, an applicant for a D-6 liquor permit who is engaged in the business of operating a golf course/restaurant at 5965 State Route 103, New Washington, Ohio 44854 in this precinct?

CRESTLINE EXEMPTED VILLAGE SCHOOL — Shall a levy renewing an existing levy be imposed by the Crestline Exempted Village School District DISTRICT for the purpose of AVOIDING AN OPERATING DEFICIT in the sum of $759,000 and a levy of taxes to be made outside of the ten mill limitation estimated by the county auditor to average 11 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $1.10 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of 5 years, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019?

WYNFORD LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT — Shall the Wynford Local school district be authorized to do the following: 1. Issue bonds for the purpose of constructing, improving and renovating school facilities, including a new highschool, and locally funded initiatives under the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission; furnishing and equipping the same; improving the sites thereof; and acquiring interest in land as necessary in connection therewith in the principal amount of $17,060,000, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years, and levy a property tax outside the ten-mill limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the bond repayment period 4.95 mills for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.495 for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds? 2. Levy an additional property tax to provide funds for the acquisition, construction, enlargement, renovation, and financing of permanent improvements at a rate not exceeding 1 mill for each one dollar of tax valuation, which amounts to $0.10 for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation.

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