Marijuana issue fails in Ohio; most levies pass in Morrow County


By Randa Wagner - rwagner@civitasmedia.com



Update 11/04/2015 at 12:00 pm – The numbers are in for this fall’s election and 46.97% of registered voters in Morrow County visited the polls to cast their ballot on state and local issues.

Ohio voters passed State Issue 1 (a bipartisan, public process for drawing legislative districts). The issue also passed in Morrow County with YES 6139 votes (61.43%) // NO 3854 votes (38.57%).

State Issue 2 (designed to prohibit market monopolies) was also passed in Ohio. The issue failed in Morrow County with NO 5383 votes (51.55%) // YES 5059 votes (48.45%)

State Issue 3 (legalization of limited sale and use of marijuana) failed in both Ohio and Morrow County with NO 7085 votes (67.01%) // YES 3488 32.99%

Locally, there were 30 levy issues to be decided and, so far, the Additional 0.5 Mill 5 Yr levy for Gilead Township Cemeteries is the only to fail, with 735 votes (39.90%) for the tax levy and 1107 votes (60.10%) against the tax levy.

The Marengo Village Additional 2.5 Mill Continuing levy for current expenses TIED with 35/35 votes. Morrow County Board of Elections Director Penny Porter said the final vote will come after the provisional ballots are tallied November 18. However, if the vote remains a tie, the levy will not pass, as O.R.C. 5705.26 states a majority vote is necessary to pass levies.

Other levy issues and their numbers:

Bennington Township (Roads, Additional 2 Mills 3 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 471 53.04%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 417 46.96%

Bennington Township (Cemeteries, Renewal, 0.75 Mill 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 525 59.52%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 357 40.48%

Canaan Township (Fire, Additional, 2.5 Mills 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 88 53.99%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 75 46.01%

Cardington Township (Fire, Renewal, 1.5 Mills 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 610 71.76%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 240 28.24%

Franklin Township (Roads, Renewal, 2.5 Mills 3 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 333 70.55%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 139 29.45%

Gilead Township (Cemeteries, Additional, 0.5 Mill 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 735 39.90%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 1107 60.10%

Harmony Township (Fire, Renewal, 1 Mill 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 482 64.44%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 266 35.56%

N. Bloomfield Twp (Roads, Renewal, 0.5 Mill 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 422 70.92%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 173 29.08%

S. Bloomfield Township (Roads, Renewal, 2.5 Mills 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 420 73.81%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 149 26.19%

Washington Township (Fire, Renewal, 1 Mill 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 291 77.39%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 85 22.61%

Washington Township (Roads, Renewal, 1 Mill 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 289 76.66%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 88 23.34%

Washington Township (Cemeteries, Renewal, 1 Mill 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 288 76.19%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 90 23.81%

Perry-Congress Townships (Fire, Renewal, 1 Mill 3 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 857 64.00%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 482 36.00%

Cardington Village (Current Exp, Renewal, 1.5 Mills 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 298 62.87%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 176 37.13%

Cardington Village (Fire, Renewal, 1.5 Mills 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 330 69.33%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 146 30.67%

Chesterville Village (Fire, Replacement, 1 Mill 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 47 81.03%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 11 18.97%

Chesterville Village (Current Exp, Replacement, 3 Mills 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 38 66.67%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 19 33.33%

Chesterville Village (Current Exp, Replacement, 1 Mills 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 43 74.14%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 15 25.86%

Edison Village (Current Exp, Renewal, 3 Mills 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 64 56.64%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 49 43.36%

Edison Village (Streets & Sewer, Renewal, 1.5 Mills 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 65 57.52%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 48 42.48%

Mt. Gilead Village (Recreational, Replacement, 1 Mill 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 530 55.09%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 432 44.91%

Morrow County Hospital (General Fund, Renewal, 2.5 Mills 5 Yrs)

FOR THE TAX LEVY 6086 58.13%

AGAINST THE TAX LEVY 4384 41.87%

Bennington Township West (Local Option Off Premise Beer)

YES 312 56.93%

NO 236 43.07%

Bennington Township West (Local Option On Premise Beer)

YES 354 63.78%

NO 201 36.22%

Mt. Gilead Village SW (Certified Station Local Option Sunday Sales)

YES 113 56.22%

NO 88 43.78%

VILLAGE AND TRUSTEE POSITIONS

Cardington Village Mayor: Susan A. Peyton 391 100.00%

Cardington Village Council

Tim Abraham 255 34.88%

Steven D. Burton 200 27.36%

Richard Garner 144 19.70%

Floyd Morris 132 18.06%

Chesterville Village Mayor: Martha Jane Taylor 53 100.00%

Chesterville Village Clerk: Rosemary Neal 50 100.00%

Chesterville Village Council

Adam Jordan 52 59.09%

John Lanning 36 40.91%

Edison Village Mayor

Sandra E. Ackerman 82 74.55%

Linda Hemenway 28 25.45%

Edison Village Council

Sherry Crawford 72 53.73%

Eldonna McKinniss 62 46.27%

Fulton Village Mayor: Terri L. Hickman 60 100.00%

Fulton Village Council

Deanna Cox 47 50.54%

Steven S. Fissell 46 49.46%

Marengo Village Mayor: Michael L. Baker 59 100.00%

Marengo Village Council

Robert J. Beck 46 50.55%

Becky Lynn Margraff 45 49.45%

Mt. Gilead Village Mayor: Michael S. Porter 805 100.00%

Mt. Gilead Village Council

Donna J. Carver 527 39.86%

Ed Kline 701 53.03%

Karen L. McClelland 0 0.00%

Sarah L. Ramsey 0 0.00%

Write-in Votes 94 7.11%

Sparta Village Mayor: Kottia F. Jarvis 34 100.00%

Sparta Village Clerk: Jac L. Cooperider 37 100.00%

Sparta Village Council

William B Cooperider 27 48.21%

Stephen Neeld 29 51.79%

Bennington Twp. Trustee

Steve Lewis 541 65.66%

Steve Serio 283 34.34%

Bennington Twp. Fiscal Officer: Jill R. Hunter 648 100.00%

Canaan Twp. Trustee

John P. Bayles 195 65.22%

Peg Hissong 104 34.78%

Canaan Twp. Fiscal Officer: Deana R. Detwiler 260 100.00%

Cardington Twp. Trustee: Douglas Heacock 716 100.00%

Cardington Twp. Fiscal Officer: Darla Hardwick 672 100.00%

Chester Twp. Trustee: D. Lynn Shinaberry 432 100.00%

Chester Twp. Fiscal Officer: Jenny Benedict 364 100.00%

Congress Twp. Trustee: Jonathan L. Bosh 672 100.00%

Congress Twp. Fiscal Officer: Kindra Pearce 640 100.00%

Franklin Twp. Trustee: Vincent N. Brown 373 100.00%

Franklin Twp. Fiscal Officer: Faith Kunze 350 100.00%

Gilead Twp. Trustee: Harry Arnold 1437 100.00%

Gilead Twp. Fiscal Officer: Richard M. Lyle 1449 100.00%

Harmony Twp. Trustee

Vallie R. Bauer 60 8.61%

Burgess Castle 300 43.04%

Amy Hubbard 213 30.56%

Aaron W. Smith 124 17.79%

Harmony Twp. Fiscal Officer: John D. Pennington 545 100.00%

Lincoln Twp. Trustee: Ron Brown 408 100.00%

Lincoln Twp. Fiscal Officer: Cathy Davis 402 100.00%

N. Bloomfield Twp. Trustee

Warren Davis 180 30.93%

David Miller 206 35.40%

Stanley Stoney 196 33.68%

N. Bloomfield Twp. Fiscal Officer

Barbara J. Miley 114 20.65%

Kathy B. Miller 302 54.71%

Glenda G. Wilson 136 24.64%

Perry Twp. Trustee

Clint E. Furniss 168 43.52%

Dean Van Horn 218 56.48%

Perry Twp. Trustee (Unexpired Term Ending 12/31/17)

Jacob W. Meadows 272 70.10%

Charles Rinehart 116 29.90%

Perry Twp. Fiscal Officer: Steven P. McChesney 315 100.00%

Peru Twp. Trustee: Arthur H. Close, Jr. 324 100.00%

Peru Twp. Fiscal Officer: Paul G. Hinkle, Jr. 343 100.00%

S. Bloomfield Twp. Trustee: Brady Young 420 100.00%

S. Bloomfield Twp. Fiscal Officer: Dawn Lloyd 430 100.00%

Troy Twp. Trustee

James E. Baker 74 18.55%

Donna Baki 62 15.54%

Michael W. Heston 160 40.10%

Herbert E. Litt 103 25.81%

Troy Twp. Fiscal Officer

Gary Eckert 269 70.23%

Natilie D. Miller 114 29.77%

Washington Twp. Trustee: Dwain O. Peak 285 100.00%

Washington Twp. Trustee (Unexpired Term Ending 12/31/17): David E. Burt 245 100.00%

Washington Twp. Fiscal Officer: Scott Snyder 268 100.00%

Westfield Twp. Trustee: Brian F. Barkley 290 100.00%

Westfield Twp. Fiscal Officer: Jessica Bendle 287 100.00%

SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES

Cardington-Lincoln Local Member of Education

Tod Brininger 667 17.29%

Marilyn Radel Davis 722 18.71%

Charles A. Jones 824 21.36%

Denise L. Radcliffe 712 18.46%

Troy Ruehrmund 933 24.18%

Highland Member of Board of Education

Loren M. Altizer 1293 34.30%

John Buchholz 1030 27.32%

John G. Messmer 1447 38.38%

Mt. Gilead Exempted Member of Board of Education

Brian K. Barnett 1464 40.25%

Bryce A. Coder 1003 27.58%

Virgil S. Staley 1170 32.17%

Northmor Member of Board of Education

Tim Bachelder 1459 56.33%

Jeffrey Whisler 1131 43.67%

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All these figures are preliminary results as of noon Wednessday.

Reach Randa Wagner at 419-946-3010, ext. 1803 or on Twitter@MorrCoSentinel.

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By Randa Wagner

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