All area voters will be deciding two state-wide issues, with Issue 1dealing with victims’ rights and Issue 2 dealing with pharmaceutical drugs. There already has been much discussion about these issues in state-wide media.
Locally, however, area villages will be deciding more at-home issues such as councils and school boards. For more about what is on the ballot in Tuscarawas, Coshocton and Guernsey counties, go to the websites for each Board of Election for complete ballots. The following information was taken from those websites.
For Newcomerstown village council, there are seven candidates for four positions. Candidates include (alphabetically): John L. Buss III, Jim Carr, James A. Friel (Dem), Phillip Lambes Jr., Randy A. Little, David Shepherd (Rep) and Heather M. Stein Wells (Dem).
Al Milkmen is running unopposed for a seat on the Newcomerstown Board of Public Affairs.
For Oxford Township Trustee, there are four candidates for two seats: Richard D. Casteel, James R. McDonnell, Corey A. Rehard and Jay L. Winkler.
For the Newcomerstown Board of Education, there are two candidates listed on the ballot for three seats: Arlene Mayhew and Thomas Addy.
The Tri-County Joint Ambulance District is seeking a replacement levy. The replacement levy is for the purpose of ambulance and emergency medical service at a rate not exceeding one mill for each dollar of valuation, for a period of five years, first due in 2018.
In Port Washington, there are four candidates for four seats on village council: Brandie J. Bourne, Michelle Green, Edward Steffek and James Thornton.
There are two candidates for two seats as Salem Township Trustees: Donald J. Meek and Ray M. Stocker.
There are also the same number of candidates as there are a number of seats on the Indian Valley Local School District Board of Education: Kathy A. Roth, Larry A. Holmes and Francis Picchetti.
In Gnadenhutten, there are only two candidates on the ballot for four open seats as members of council: David A. Frey and John O. Heil.
In Coshocton County, Timothy L. France is the only candidate listed for Judge of Coshocton Municipal Court.
In the Village of West Lafayette, there are five candidates for the four village council seats: Craig E. Bordenkicher, Timothy Lee Cheney, William Kirk Love, Christie Maurer and Charles R. Wheeler.
There are three candidates for two seats as trustees of Lafayette Township: Garry H. Buchanan, Tracy Schlarb and James Schumaker.