I Ohio Voting

ASHLAND — The Ashland County Board of Elections validated dozens of candidates and issues during its regular meeting Monday.

Two candidates withdrew their petitions after learning some signatures could not be validated, meaning they came up short of the threshold required by state law.

Michael Zickefoose, a candidate for Ashland City School District board member, and Mindy Scurlock, a candidate for Mapleton Local School District board member, withdrew their petitions.

They both plan to run as write-in candidates. The deadline to file the proper paperwork is Aug. 23. There is a $30 fee.

Anyone is permitted to run as a write-in candidate. A petition is not required.

K. Fred Gingrich II's petition was invalidated by the board of elections, because signatures could not be validated. Gingrich, a candidate for Ashland City School District board member, was not present during the board's meeting to object the motion.

A petition to recall the Mifflin Village Mayor was also invalidated by the board. 

Ashland County Board of Elections Director Shannon Johnson referred to a letter she received from Chris Tunnell, the county prosecutor. She said it stated the village, an unchartered entity, does not provide a means to recall an elected official. 

Below is a list of what will appear on ballots in Ashland County on Nov.2: 

City of Ashland 

Mayor Matt Miller will run unopposed. On council, Jason Chio and Heather Sample will run for a Ward 2 seat, which is currently occupied by Bob Valentine. He will not run again. 

Emily Huestis is running against incumbent Dennis Miller, who occupies the Ward 3 seat. Angela Woodward is running uncontested for her Ward 4 seat. 

Ashland City School District

There are six candidates running for three available seats:

• Gina Deppert

• Kenneth Hammontree

• Paul Lannon

• Pamela Mowry

• John O. Teevan

• Michael Zickefoose (pending filing of write-in paperwork)

Hillsdale Local School District

There are five candidates running for three available seats: 

• W. Eugene Anderson

• Nicholas D. Atterholt

• Josh Hlavaty

• Vella King

• Kenneth R. Schuck

Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village School District

There are five candidates running for three available seats: 

• Bruce Davis

• David M. Hunter

• Jordan C. Lance

• Kerry L. MacQueen

• John W. Temple Jr.

Mapleton Local School District

There are two candidates running for two available seats: 

• ShaNa Benner

• Mindy Scurlock (pending filing of write-in paperwork)

Clear Creek Township Trustee

There are four candidates running for two available seats: 

• Aaron Arter

• Timothy A. Calame

• Stan Crist

• Ervin Yoder

Green Township Trustee 

There are two candidates running for two available seats: 

• Marianne Cowell

• Dwain E. Stitzlein

Hanover Township Trustee

There are two candidates running for two available seats: 

• John R. Burkhart

• Ronald Endslow

Jackson Township Trustee

There are three candidates running for two available seats: 

• Jim Power

• Chuck Reed 

• Kay Wright

Lake Township Trustee 

There are two candidates running for two available seats: 

• Mike S. Bender

• Timothy W. Nickles 

Mifflin Township Trustee

There are three candidates running for two available seats: 

• John M. Bartley

• Jeffrey Lewis 

• Eric C. Oswalt

Milton Township Trustee

There are two candidates running for two available seats: 

• Mitchell W. Bolin

• Eric Fulk

Mohican Township Trustee 

There are two candidates running for two available seats: 

• Keith Raudebaugh

• Michael D. Weber

Montgomery Township Trustee

There are two candidates running for two available seats: 

• Hugh B. Troth

• Stephen J. Uhler

Orange Township Trustee 

There are two candidates running for two available seats: 

• David Elson

• George Parks 

Perry Township Trustee 

There are two candidates running for two available seats: 

• Brian G. Funk

• Burton Williams 

Ruggles Township Trustee

There are three candidates running for two available seats: 

• Scott Ashton

• Scott Stolcals

• Jerad White

Sullivan Township Trustee 

There are seven candidates running for two available seats: 

• Ermal Alexander 

• Richard E. Bennett

• Tab Bloom

• Douglas Campbell 

• Brian Danish

• James Diaz

• Glen Goff Sr. 

Troy Township Trustee 

There are three candidates for two available seats: 

• Chase Galloway

• Tim Roth

• Leslie Dean White

Vermillion Township Trustee (full term)

There are two candidates running for two available seats: 

• Doug Kamenik

• Ralph E. Owens

Vermillion Township Trustee (unexpired term)

There is one candidate for one available seat: 

• Grant Conwell 

Bailey Lakes Village Council

There are four candidates for four available seats: 

• Anne Ramsthaler

• Courtney Rhoades

• Dorothy L. Scott

• Gary Strine

Haysville Village Council

There are three candidates running for four available seats: 

• Sue Barr 

• Rebecca Bolen

• Sharyn Braeunig

Jeromesville Village Council

There are two candidates running for four available seats: 

• James Bonnell 

• Emily Farrao

Loudonville Village Council  

There are three candidates running for four available seats: 

• Catherine J. Lance

• Hollie McCauley

• Thomas A. Young

Loudonville Village Mayor (unexpired term)

• Jason A. Van Sickle 

Mifflin Village Council 

There is one candidate running for four available seats: 

• Freddie L. Craig

Perrysville Village Council 

There are eight candidates running for four available seats: 

• David Artrip Jr. 

• Jonas R. Bush

• Cheryl K. Eggerton-Bowen

• Johnathon R. Fowler

• Steve Goines

• Rebecca Gray 

• William D. Herman Jr. 

• Bob Zakutni

Perrysville Village Board of Public Affairs: there is no one running for one available seat. 

Polk Village Council: there is no one running for four available seats. 

Polk Village Board of Public Affairs: there is no one running for one available seat. 

Savannah Village Council

There are four candidates running for four available seats:

• Erin Baughman

• Andrew Kinney

• Bruce W. Richards

• Douglas N. Yoho

Savannah Village Board of Public Affairs: there is no one running for two available seats. 

Questions and Issues

Ashland County

• 2 mills additional tax, five years for human and social services 

Ashland City 2-B

• Sunday sales 

• Sunday sales of beer, wine and mixed beverages, spiritous liquor by the South Street Grille

Ashland City 3-C

• Sunday sales of wine and mixed beverages by Aldi, Inc.

Ashland City 4-B

• Sunday sales of beer, wine and mixed beverages, spiritous liquor by Ohio Fire

Jeromesville Village

• 1 mill renewal tax, five years for current expenses

Mifflin Village

• Initiative petition: to require the Village Administrator to be a resident of the Village of Mifflin

• Initiative petition: to abolish the position of Fiscal Officer and create the elected position of Clerk-Treasurer

Clear Creek Township

• 1 mill renewal tax, five years for roads and bridges 

• 0.5 mill additional tax, five years for current expenses 

Green Township

• 0.2 mill renewal tax, five years for maintaining Greenlawn Union Cemetery

Lake Township 

• 1.5 mills renewal tax, five years for roads and bridges

Montgomery Township

• 2.6 mills renewal tax, five years for fire protection and Emergency Medical Services 

Orange Township

• 0.92 mill renewal tax, five years for fire protection and Emergency Medical Services 

• 2 mills renewal tax, five years for roads and bridges 

• 1 mill renewal tax, five years for roads and bridges 

Troy Township

• 0.5 mill renewal tax, five years for cemeteries 

Vermillion Township

• 0.8 mill renewal tax, five years for roads and bridges 

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center

• 1.1 mills additional tax, continuing period for permanent improvements 

Ashland City School District

• 9.9 mills renewal tax, five years for current expenses 

Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village School District 

• 2.05 mills renewal tax, five years for current expenses 

New London Local School District 

• 1.5 mills additional tax, five years for permanent improvements 

West Holmes Local School District 

• 0.92 mill renewal tax, 10 years for emergency requirements of the school district 

Wayne County JVS

• 0.5 mill renewal tax, five years for permanent improvements 

Clear Creek Fire District

• 2.7 mills renewal tax, five years for fire protection and Emergency Medical Services 

• 2 mills renewal tax, five years for fire protection and Emergency Medical Services

Jeromesville Community Fire District 

• 1.5 mills renewal tax, five years for fire protection and Emergency Medical Services 

• 1 mill renewal tax, five years for fire protection and Emergency Medical Services 

Polk-Jackson-Perry Joint Fire District 

• 1.1 mill renewal tax, five years for fire protection and Emergency Medical Services.

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