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Sentinel Photo/Donna CarverMorrow County Developmental Disabilities supporters cheer and embrace one another at teh news of the MCDD levy's passage Tuesday night in the Community Services room.
Sentinel Photo/Donna CarverMorrow County Developmental Disabilities supporters cheer and embrace one another at teh news of the MCDD levy's passage Tuesday night in the Community Services room.
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UPDATE Friday, May 9, 2014 - 12:45 p.m. — Morrow County voters turned up at the polls Tuesday to make their votes count- and those votes went a long way toward positive levy results and an upset in an elected office.


MCBDD (Whetstone)’s Replacement/Increase continuing levy of 3 mills for programs and services passed at long last, 2890/2723. Shouts of joy erupted from the Community Services room as the final votes came in, as supporters hugged each other and cried.


Patricia Davies defeated Mary Holtrey for the Republican nomination for the Auditor’s seat, 1852/1554. Davies is currently the Morrow County Development Director. The auditor’s position was the only contested seat in Morrow County.


“I am very humbled,” Davies said after the election. “I’d like to thank everyone for their vote and their support. This is an acknowledgement of hope for the future and progress. It is all about Morrow County and the people of Morrow County.”


MCDD supporters and employees were elated at the passage of the levy that suffered so many defeats in the past.


“First, we want to express our sincere gratitude to all of our supporters,” said MCDD Superintendent Nancy Fogelsong, “the voters who supported us at the polls, our Community Partners and others who have volunteered countless hours in spreading awareness of the great need in Morrow County for citizens with developmental disabilities. Most importantly, we want to recognize individuals with developmental disabilities, both those receiving services and those who have patiently waited for services, for they did not lose hope.”


Morrow County Commissioners expressed their gratitude at Wednesday morning’s regular meeting.


“We are appreciative of voters in Morrow County approving both the 4-H Extension and the Whetstone levies,” said Commissioner Dick Miller. “It was a long time coming and this will help us to adminiser the business of the county without worry of lack of funds, particulary Morrow County DD. We’re glad the voters saw fit to approve that levy.”


“It’s something that moves Morrow County forward and allows us to address other things we need,” added Commissioner Tom Whiston.


“We will strive to be good stewards with the resources entrusted to us to provide quality services in the most efficient way to the greatest number of individuals possible,” Fogelsong stated. “While our board faces significant challenges in planning, especially until we receive this tax revenue next year, and as state and federal funding are still threatened, the support from Morrow County will help us ensure the basic health and safety of those with the greatest need. Finally, I want to thank our employees who are a great and resilient group and who are driven to advocate. I am confident we will continue our efforts to improve the services we offer and the support we provide to assist individuals in achieving their goals and dreams in the most independent way possible. It’s a wonderful new day in Morrow County!”


Issue One, a Proposed Constitutional Amendment, passed 65%/35%. Its purpose is to fund public infrastructure capital improvements by permitting the issuance of general obligation bonds to ensure the public health, safety, and welfare, create and preserve jobs, enhance employment opportunities, and improve the economic welfare of the people of Ohio.


Other levies that passed are:


• Morrow Co/OSU Extension’s renewal levy of .5 mill for 5 yrs passed 3203/2388


• Cardington Village’s renewal levy of 3.9 mills for 5 yrs passed 122/94


• Cardington Village’s renewal levy of 2.1 miIls for 5 yrs passed 135/81


• Harmony Township’s renewal of their fire levy of 1 mill for 5 yrs passed 239/104


• Lincoln Township’s renewal of their fire levy for 1.5 mills for 5 yrs passed 200/61


• Perry/Congress’ Fire levy for an additional 2 mills for 20 yrs for a new fire house passed 459/390


• Tri-Rivers Vocational: Renewal… 1 mill continuing for Current expenses passed 7,421/7,284


Local levies that did not pass are:


• Mt. Gilead Exempted School’s Income Tax/additional levy of .25% for 5 yrs for Permanent Improvements - lost 788/903


• River Valley School District: Additional… 1.5 mills for 5 yrs for Permanent Improvements lost 1,209/1,421.


• Tri-Rivers Vocational: Replacement… 2.1 mills continuing for Current expenses lost 5,568/9,018.


Just 22.9% of the county’s 24,770 registered voters went to the polls for this Spring’s primary, not so atypical for this type of election, says Board of Elections Director Penny Porter.


“I guess there just wasn’t much competition on either side,” Porter speculated. “You had the governor’s race and on the Democrat’s side and the auditor’s race on the Republican’s side. I was expecting a low turnout because the absentee ballots had a low turnout. From what I hear, it was that way state-wide.”


The Spring 2012 primary voter turnout was 24.8%; the November 2013 General Election (with trustees and local elections) drew 31%; and the November 2012 General Presidential Election drew 65%.


Unofficial results as of May 7, 2014

Registered Voters 24776 - Cards Cast 5682 … 22.93%

Dem. State Representative

JEFFREY A. LEHART …..947 …..100.00%


Rep. County Commissioner

TOM WHISTON …..2575 …..100.00%


Rep. County Auditor

PATRICIA K. DAVIES …..1852 …..54.37%


MARY M. HOLTREY …..1554 …..45.63%


Central Committee Members

Position, number of votes, percentage votes


Dem. Pct. Bennington Twp E Central Comm


DEBORAH K. HART ….. 29 ….. 100.00%


Dem. Pct. Bennington Twp W Central Comm.:


EARL WARREN BENNETT ….. 43 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Cardington Vill E Central Comm.:


ALBERT J. ULLOM ….. 32 ….. 100.00%


Dem. Pct. Chester Twp E Central Comm.:


SUSAN L. GRUNDY ….. 29 ….. 100.00%


Dem. Pct. Chester Twp W Central Comm.:


KATHLEEN B. ADAMS ….. 24 …..66.67%


JONAH ADKINS ….. 12 …..33.33%


Dem. Pct. Congress Twp E Central Comm.:


JOYCE L. UNDERWOOD …..48 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Congress Twp W Central Comm.:


JOHN P. GERSPER ….. 23…..36.51%


PATTI BAKER RAY …..40 …..63.49%


Dem. Pct. Franklin Twp Central Comm.:


BRYCE CODER …..18 …..34.62%


TED R. LYMAN …..34 …..65.38%


Dem. Pct. Edison Vill Central Comm.:


PATRICIA FEUSTEL …..17 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Mt. Gilead Vill E Central Comm.:


DORIS COLDWELL …..39 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Mt. Gilead Vill N Central Comm.:


EDWARD KLINE …..50 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Mt. Gilead Vill NW Central Comm.:


MARILYN L. SMITH …..44 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Gilead Twp SE Central Comm.:


JUDITH L. McKIRGAN …..36 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Gilead Twp W Central Comm.:


LINDSEY L KOHLENBURG …..32 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Harmony Twp N Central Comm.:


SARA J. LAWRENCE …..27 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Harmony Twp S Central Comm.:


GERALDINE G. PARK …..32 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Lincoln Twp W Central Comm.:


ROBERT L. GOHEEN …..22 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. N Bloomfield Twp E Central Comm.:


GLENDA G. WILSON …..29 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. N Bloomfield Twp W Central Comm.:


TERRENCE L. SAUTTER …..27 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Perry Twp N Central Comm.:


MIRIAM L. BLOOM …..38 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Peru Twp Central Comm.:


PAUL G. HINKLE, JR. …..34 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. S Bloomfield Twp W Central Comm.:


RICHARD C. SEARS, JR …..23 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Troy Twp Central Comm.:


MARGARET A. LITT …..47 …..100.00%


Dem. Pct. Westfield Twp Central Comm.:


MARILYN DAVIS …..33 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Bennington Twp E Central Comm.:


SARAH KATONA …..49 …..49%


HEIDI STUFF …..50 …..51%


Rep. Pct. Bennington Twp W Central Comm.:


STEPHEN KATONA, III …..42 …..34.43%


TERESA J. MILLER …..80 …..65.57%


Rep. Pct. Canaan Twp Central Comm.:


DELBERT W. SAYERS …..101 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Cardington Vill W Central Comm.:


MILLS POORMAN …..42 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Chester Twp E Central Comm.:


PATRICIA K. DAVIES …..74 …..69.81%


DANNY L. STREET …..32 …..30.19%


Rep. Pct. Chester Twp W Central Comm.:


PENNY J. PORTER …..59 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Congress Twp E Central Comm.:


CAROLYN S. BEAL …..113 …..64.57%


KATHY BOGGS6 …..23 …..5.43%


Rep. Pct. Congress Twp W Central Comm.:


KIMBERLY L. BOOD …..100 …..69.93%


BARBARA J. RASEY …..43 …..30.07%


Rep. Pct. Franklin Twp Central Comm.:


TOM E. HARDEN1 …..46 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Edison Vill Central Comm.:


BARBARA A. DARLING …..45 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Mt. Gilead Vill E Central Comm.:


JANICE CURTS …..53 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Mt. Gilead Vill N Central Comm.:


TOM WHISTON70100.00%


Rep. Pct. Mt. Gilead Vill NW Central Comm.:


DIXIE L. SHINABERRY …..94 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Mt. Gilead Vill SW Central Comm.:


CHRISTINE L. GRASSEL …..29 …..44.62%


HOLLIS HOWLAND …..36 …..55.38%


Rep. Pct. Gilead Twp NE Central Comm.:


ROBERT T. BROOKE …..40 …..40.00%


NELSON E. HACK …..60 …..60.00%


Rep. Pct. Gilead Twp SE Central Comm.:


LARRY D. HARDEN …..87 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Gilead Twp W Central Comm.:


DAN E. OSBORNE …..119 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Harmony Twp N Central Comm.:


MICHAEL G. STRUCK …..75 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Harmony Twp S Central Comm.:


BOB MAHLMAN …..83 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Lincoln Twp E Central Comm.:


BELVA E. FISSELL …..68 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Lincoln Twp W Central Comm.:


JAMES P. CARROLL …..46 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct.N Bloomfield Twp E Central Comm.:


PATRICIA A. WENGER …..75 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. N Bloomfield Twp W Central Comm.:


BARBARA MILEY …..53 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Perry Twp N Central Comm.:


STEPHEN W. RITZ …..82 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Perry Twp S Central Comm.:


BRUCE LANKER …..51 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. S Bloomfield Twp E Central Comm.:


LOREN ALTIZER …..71 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. S Bloomfield Twp W Central Comm.:


WILLIAM D. SHORT …..57 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Washington Twp Central Comm.:


GARY A. JONES, JR. …..78 …..100.00%


Rep. Pct. Westfield Twp Central Comm.:


SHEREE GRAHAM …..83 …..100.00%


Levies

Whetstone (Programs/Services Repl./Inc. 3 Mills Continuing)


FOR THE TAX LEVY …..2890 …..51.49%


AGAINST THE TAX LEVY …..2723 …..48.51%


OSU Extension Office (Programs Renewal 0.5 Mill 5 Yrs)


FOR THE TAX LEVY …..3203 …..57.29%


AGAINST THE TAX LEVY …..2388 …..42.71%


Cardington Village (Current Exp Renewal 2.1 Mills 5 Yrs)


FOR THE TAX LEVY …..135 …..62.50%


AGAINST THE TAX LEVY …..81 …..37.50%


Cardington Village (Current Exp Renewal 3.9 Mills 5 Yrs)


FOR THE TAX LEVY …..122 …..56.48%


AGAINST THE TAX LEVY …..94 …..43.52%


Mt. Gilead Expt. Vill. School Income Tax (Improve. Add. 0.25% 5 Yrs)


FOR THE TAX …..788 …..46.60%


AGAINST THE TAX …..903 …..53.40%


Harmony Twp (Fire Protection Renewal 1 Mill 5 Yrs)


FOR THE TAX LEVY …..239 …..69.68%


AGAINST THE TAX LEVY …..104 …..30.32%


Lincoln Twp (Fire Protection Renewal 1.5 Mills 5 Yrs)


FOR THE TAX LEVY …..200 …..76.63%


AGAINST THE TAX LEVY …..61 …..23.37%


Perry-Congress Twp Fire (New Station Additional 2 Mills 20 Yrs)


FOR THE TAX LEVY …..459 …..54.06%


AGAINST THE TAX LEVY …..390 …..45.94%


Morrow County only results for:

State Issue 1


YES …..2794 …..51.48% / NO 2633 …..48.52%


Lexington Local School (Operating Deficit Renewal 8 Mills 10 Yrs)


FOR THE TAX LEVY …..86 …..53.75%


AGAINST THE TAX LEVY …..74 …..46.25%


River Valley Local School (Improvements Add. 1.5 Mills 5 Yrs)


FOR THE TAX LEVY …..36 …..36.00%


AGAINST THE TAX LEVY …..64 …..64.00%


Tri Rivers Vocational School (Current Exp Renewal 1 Mill Continuing)


FOR THE TAX LEVY …..2032 …..50.62%


AGAINST THE TAX LEVY …..1982 …..49.38%


Rep. Justices of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1/01/2015)


SHARON KENNEDY …..2510 …..100.00%


Rep. Justices of the Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1/02/2015)


JUDI FRENCH …..2311 …..100.00%


Rep. Judge of Court of Appeals (Unexpired Term Ending 2/9/2017)


CRAIG R. BALDWIN …..2463 …..100.00%


Rep. Member of State Central Committee Man


NELSON E. HACK …..1052 …..39.27%


CHARLES KNIGHT …..290 …..10.82%


JOHN MATTHEWS, II …..961 …..35.87%


JUSTIN C. SMITH …..376 …..14.04%


Rep. Member of State Central Committee Woman


LISA COOPER …..1347 …..55.23%


JUDE FOULK399 …..16.36%


PAULETTE MILLER …..693 …..28.41%


Rep. State Representative


JEFF MCCLAIN …..2459 …..100.00%


Dem. Governor / Lt. Governor


EALY / GRAY …..287 …..24.16%


FITZGERALD/NEUHARDT90175.84%


Dem. Attorney General


DAVID PEPPER …..977 …..100.00%


Dem. Auditor of State


JOHN PATRICK CARNEY…..975 …..100.00%


Dem. Secretary of State


NINA TURNER …..987 …..100.00%


Dem. Treasurer of State


CONNIE PILLICH …..959 …..100.00%


Dem. U.S. Representative to Congress


DAVID ARTHUR TIBBS …..971 …..100.00%


Dem. For Justice of Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1/1/2015)


TOM LETSON …..909 …..100.00%


Dem. For Justice of Supreme Court (Full Term Commencing 1/2/2015)


JOHN P. O’DONNELL …..955 …..100.00%


Dem. Judge of Court of Appeals (Full Term Commencing 2/9/2015)


WILLIAM B. HOFFMAN …..945 …..100.00%


Dem. Judge of Court of Appeals (Unexpired Term Ending 2/09/2017)


NATALIE R. HAUPT …..601 …..57.02%


EARLE E. WISE, JR. …..453 …..42.98%


Dem. Member of State Central Committee Man


RANDY WESTON …..955 …..100.00%


Dem. Member of State Central Committee Woman


SANDRA L. WISE …..978 …..100.00%


 
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