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Voters to face many options in November

By Wayne Allen

August 9, 2013

Wayne Allen


PDT Staff Writer


Wednesday, Aug. 8 was the filing deadline for issues and candidates to appear on the Nov. 5, General Election ballot in Scioto County.


Several issues will face the voters of Scioto County, depending on where you live.


Voters in the city of Portsmouth are being asked to approve or deny two proposed charter amendments. The Scioto County Career Technical Center will be asking voters to renew a levy.


The Scioto County Tuberculosis (TB) Clinic and the Scioto County Senior Center will be asking voters to renew an existing levy.


Voters in New Boston will be asked to chose two council members from Ralph Imes, Terry Salyers and Robert Law.


There are four open seats on the Village of Otway council and no candidate filed to run. Voters in Rarden will be asked to elect four council members from four candidates who has filed to run.


Voters in the city of Portsmouth are being asked to vote for three members of city council. With one candidate filing to run for each of the open wards, first, third and fifth.


No candidate filed to run for an open seat on the Village of South Webster Council.


Other townships that will be electing one or more trustees include, Bloom, Brush Creek, Clay, Green, Harrison, Jefferson, Madison. Morgan, Nile, Porter, Rarden, Rush, Union, Valley, Vernon and Washington.


Voters in the Bloom School School District will be asked to choose three board members from four candidates. Voters in the Clay School district are being asked to choose three board members from three candidates.


Voters in Green School District will be asked to choose three board members from three candidates. Voters in the Minford School District will be asked to chose three board members from five candidates.


Voters in the New Boston School District will be asked to choose three board members from three candidates. Voters in the Northwest School District will be asked to choose three board members from six candidates.


The Portsmouth City School District has two seats open on their school board and no candidates filed to run.


In the Valley Local School District voters are being asked to choose two board members from five candidates. Voters will also be asked to choose a board member to fill an unexpired from one candidate.


Voters in the Washington-Nile School District will be asked to choose two board members from four candidates.


Voters in the Wheelersburg Local School District will be asked to choose three board members from four candidates.


Voters will also be asked to select three board members for the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center.


Local liquor options on the ballot will be in Valley B, BP is asking voters from sales and Sunday sales and Speedway is asking for sales and Sunday sales. In Jefferson B Kenny’s is asking for Sunday sales and in Porter A, B&B Catering is asking for sales.


On Aug. 16 the Scioto County Board of Elections will meet to certify petitions of each of the candidates and issues.


For more information visit the Scioto County Board of Elections visit, http://www.electionsonthe.net/oh/scioto/


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.