Issues facing county voters


Staff Report



MOUNT GILEAD — Voters will decide a number of local issues as well as have a voice in who their next Congressman is during Tuesday’s general election.

Troy Balderson, Republican who won a special election in August to fill an unexpired term, will try to keep his seat against Democrat Danny O’Connor, Green Party hopeful Joe Manchik and write-in candidate Marc Fagin.

It is for the 12th Congressional District seat long held by Republican Pat Tiberi.

Incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown tries to hold off Republican challenger Jim Renacci for the U.S. Senate seat. In the Statehouse, Riordan McClain, R-Upper Sandusky, is looking to retain his 87th Ohio House of Representatives seat, opposed by Mary Pierce-Broadwater.

State Issue 1, which would reduce penalties for crimes of obtaining, possessing and using illegal drugs, is on the ballot.

The Governor’s seat is up for grabs between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine, along with races for Auditor of State and Attorney General.

Locally there are the following levies and issues.:

• Mount Gilead Exempted Village School District; Additional, income tax 0.5%, 5 years, current expenses.

• 911 System, Additional, $25 increase per parcel to total $50 per parcel.

• OSU Extension, Renewal, 0.5 mill, 5 years, programs/services.

• Cardington Village, Renewal, 2.1 mills, 5 years, current expenses.

• Cardington Village, Renewal, 3.9 mills, 5 years, current expenses.

• Mount Gilead Village, Renewal, 1.5 mills, 5 years, fire protection.

• Cardington Township,Renewal, 1 mill, 5 years,general construction, repair of streets, roads & bridges.

• Franklin Township, Renewal, 2.5 mills, 3 years, general construction, repair of streets, roads & bridges.

• Franklin Township, Renewal, 1.5 mills, 5 years, fire protection.

• Gilead Township, Renewal, 1 mill, 5 years, general construction, repair of streets, roads & bridges.

• Gilead Township, Renewal, 2.5 mills, 5 years, fire protection (excludes Edison Village)

• Harmony Township, Renewal, 1 mill, 5 years, fire protection.

• Lincoln Township,Renewal, 1.5 mills, 5 years,fire protection.

• North Bloomfield Township,Renewal, 1 mill, 5 years, fire protection.

• Perry Township, Additional, 0.5 mill, 5 years, operating cemeteries.

• Perry-Congress Joint Fire District, Renewal, 1 mill, 3 years, fire protection.

• Perry-Congress Joint Fire District, Renewal.

• Troy Township, Renewal, 2.3 mills, 5 years, fire protection.

• Washington Township, Renewal, 0.5 mill, 5 years,operating cemeteries.

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Staff Report

Full ballot: https://morrowcountyohio.gov/www/images/Board_of_Elections/FWAB_45_Day_November_6_2018_General_Election_0031.pdf

Full ballot: https://morrowcountyohio.gov/www/images/Board_of_Elections/FWAB_45_Day_November_6_2018_General_Election_0031.pdf