Besides statewide issues, voters locally will have several candidates and two local issues to decide on when they take to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The following is a list of local candidates on the ballot:

Newcomerstown Mayor James Friel.

Newcomerstown Council (two to be elected) Jimmie D. Jim Carr (write-in candidate), Michael Mick (write-in candidate), and Sue Simmons (write-in candidate).

Newcomerstown Board of Public Affairs Michael Hartline (write-in candidate), Gregg A. Shivers.

Gnadenhutten Mayor David A. Zimmerman.

Gnadenhutten Council (two to be elected) Stephen R. Moore, David Harmon.

Gnadenhutten Clerk/Treasurer Kim R. Stull.

Port Washington Mayor Thomas Jason Gardner.

Port Washington Council (two to be elected) Joe A. Bourne, Terry A. Lawver.

Stone Creek Mayor No candidates filed.

Stone Creek Council (two to be elected) No candidates filed.

Oxford Township Trustee (one to be elected) Larry Allen Stein.

Oxford Township Fiscal Officer Gary R. Chaney.

Rush Township Trustee (one to be elected) Fred R. Edwards, Terry Grant (unexpired term).

Jefferson Township Trustee (one to be elected) Kenneth A. Miskimen, Jim Boltz (write-in candidate).

Jefferson Township Fiscal Officer Brian R. Pfeiffer.

Salem Township Trustee (one to be elected) John J. Bourne, Aaron A. Carlisle, David Dyer, Donald W. Herbert.

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Salem Township Fiscal Officer Patricia A. Arth.

Washington Township Trustee (one to be elected) William M. Edwards, James M. Clarke, Ronald D. Quillin, Tim Kendle (unexpired term).

Washington Township Fiscal Officer Sally Arnold, Karla Jean Bierbower.

Indian Valley Local School District Board of Education (two to be elected) Betty Quilling, Lloyd V. MacAdam, Bob Hall.

Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District Board of Education (two to be elected) Rick Roe, Steven Brode, Tammy R. Rexroad.

The two local issues are:

Oxford Township (excluding the Village of Newcomerstown) Renewal tax levy for fire protection, 0.85-mill, commencing 2011, first due 2012.

Tri-County Joint Ambulance District Replacement tax levy for current operating expenses and equipment purchases, 1-mill, commencing 2012, first due 2012.

For a complete list of Tuscarawas County candidate and issues, visit

Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8.