Besides selecting Ohio's next Governor and Lt. Governor and many more statewide offices, Tuscarawas County residents will face several important issues on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.
Locally, residents in Newcomerstown will see several tax levies and issues on the ballot:
* Newcomerstown Public Library, replacement tax levy for current expenses, 2.5-mills, starting 2011.
* Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District (overlap into Coshocton and Guernsey counties), replacement tax levy for current expenses, 9.2-mills, starting 2011.
* Tri-County Ambulance District, renewal tax levy for ambulance and emergency medical services, .5-mills, starting 2010.
* Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services for Tuscarawas County, replacement tax levy for operation and drug addiction programs as well as mental health programs, .5-mills, starting 2011.
* Committee on Aging of Tuscarawas County, renewal tax levy for providing or maintaining senior citizen services for the elderly citizens of Tuscarawas County, .7-mills, starting 2011.
* Stone Creek Bar and Grille (precinct No. 51 in Jefferson Township/Stone Creek), local option for the sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages, spirituous liquor between the hours of 11 a.m. and midnight.
In terms of local candidates, voters will decide the following races:
* State Representative 96th District -- Al Landis (R) of Dover, Josh O'Farrell (D) of New Philadelphia.
* Tuscarawas County Commissioner -- James Earl McCormick (D) of Newcomerstown, Kerry Metzger (R) of New Philadelphia.
* Tuscarawas County Auditor -- Larry Lindberg (D) of Dover.
* Judge of the Court of Common Pleas -- Elizabeth Lehigh Thomakos.
Polls open Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.