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Wayne Allen


PDT Staff Writer


The Scioto County Board of Elections met on Tuesday evening to certify the results of the Nov. 5 General Election. During the certification process, the board acknowledged the need to recount three races.


The races that will need to be recounted are Vernon Township Trustee, in which four candidates were running for two open seats. Mart Wicker received 267 votes and Rodney C. wright received 250 votes, Jeffery Dallas Hall received 249 votes and Fred Wicker received 238 votes.


The Otway Village Current Expenses levy ended in a tie vote and will be recounted.


In the Rarden Township Trustee race, five candidates were running for three open positions. Michelle Adams received 85 votes, Terry Foster received 69 votes, Jarrald R. Osborne received 43 votes Karen Rivers received 85 votes and Frank Williams received 158 votes.


“In the Rarden Township Trustee race we have a tie (at) 85 votes for Michelle Adams and 85 (votes) for Karen Rivers. We will decide this with a coin toss tonight,” said Randy Basham, Chairman of the Scioto County Board of Elections. “After the coin toss, the rules from the secretary of state’s office state that the chairman will call the coin toss for a candidate.”


He explained that after the recount if the vote is still tied, the candidate that won the coin toss is the winner.


“If after the hand recount there is a one vote winner that is the winner and will override the coin toss,” Basham said.


The coin was tossed and Rivers won.


Full results from the November General Election:


The official votes for the Scioto Career Technical Center was 7,210 for the levy and 4,458 against the levy.


The official vote for the Scioto county Senior Citizens levy was 8,843 for the levy and 3,032 against the levy.


The official vote Scioto County TB Clinic was 7,149 for the levy and 4,486 against the levy.


Voters in New Boston were asked to choose two council members from Ralph Imes, Terry Salyers and Robert Law. Imes received 136 votes and Salyers received 137 votes.


In the race for First Ward Councilman for Portsmouth City Council Kevin W. Johnson was elected with 213 votes. In the Third Ward Council race Kevin E. Johnson received 438 votes, Lance Richardson received 15 and there were nine write-in votes cast. In the Fifth Ward Councilman race Gene Meadows received 239 votes.


For village of Rarden Council James Estep received 44 votes, Roger McAllister received 35 votes, Kevin Perdue received 41 votes and Judy Taylor received 37 votes.


In the race for Bloom Township Trustee two seats were open with three candidates running. Duane Hagen received 373 votes and Walter R. Maynard received 360 votes.


In the race for Brush Creek Township two seats were open with five candidates running. Jimmy Arnett received 94 votes, Steve Brown received 131 votes and Rick Gambill received 131 votes.


In Clay Township there were two trustee seats open with three candidates running. Tim Hines received 380 votes and Howard Richard received 349 votes.


In Green Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the three candidates that were running. Voters chose Steve Ruggles 531 votes and Noah Waddell Jr. 470 votes.


In Harrison Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the three candidates that were running. Voters chose Robert Raby 284 votes and Calvin Seibert 377 votes.


In Jefferson Township voters chose Donald Buckle 303 votes and Earl Canter 288 votes as trustees. The voters also elected Lisa Buckle at fiscal officer with 320 votes.


In Madison Township voters were asked to choose trustees in two different races. In the first race voters were asked to choose between Roy Easter and Donald Lambert, Jr. to fill an unexpired term ending in 2015. Lambert received 432 votes and Easter received 375 votes.


In the second race voters were asked to choose two candidates from the four candidates that were running. Voters chose Jim Preston with 377 votes and Chris Rase 447 votes.


Voters in the Morgan Township Trustee race there were two candidates running for two open seats. Terry Altman received 212 votes and Dannis Jenkins received 247 votes.


Voters in Nile Township were asked to choose two candidates from the three candidates that were running. Voters chose Ken Mundhenk with 325 votes and Matt Reiser with 376 votes.


Voters in Porter Township were asked to choose two candidates from the four candidates that were running. Voters chose Jim Gill with 928 votes and Jeffery Rase with 932 votes.


In Rush Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the five candidates that were running. Voters chose Tim Knittle with 404 votes and Phil LaJoye with 261 votes.


In Union Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the four candidates that were running. Voters chose Mike Mitchell with 308 votes and Roger Webb with 191 votes.


In the Valley Township race there were two seats open with two candidates running. Melissa Horsley received 370 votes and David See received 357 votes.


In Washington Township voters were asked to choose two candidates from the seven candidates that were running. Jim McGraw received 465 votes and Scott Bauer received 455 votes.


In the race for the Portsmouth City School Board there were two seats open with two candidates running and a write-in. Barbara Borden-Gibson received 132 votes and George Pettit received 145 votes.


In the race for the Bloom Local School Board there were three seats open with four candidates running. Voters chose Timothy Horner with 780 votes, Charles Queen with 662 votes and Randall Simmering with 493 votes.


In the race for the Clay Local School District School Board there were three seats open with three candidates running. Donnie Caseman received 429 votes, Craig Gillilland received 377 votes and Brian Hicks received 327 votes.


In the race for Green Local School Board there were three seats open with three candidates running. Amber Blanton-McClay received 406 votes, Sandra Cherry received 407 votes and Thomas Jefferson Davis received 366 votes.


In the race for the Minford Local School Board there were three seats open with five candidates running. Voters chose Glenn Franke with 676 votes, Joseph Stockham with 685 votes and Becky Thiel with 555 votes.


In the race for the New Boston Local School District Board there were three seats open with three candidates running. Nancy Clever received 147 received votes, Elaine Newberry-Evans received 141 votes and Johnny Whisman received 176 votes.


In the race for Northwest School Board there were three seats open and six candidates running. Voters chose Jill Carver with 884 votes, Ryan McCall with 885 votes and Jason Taylor with 768 votes.


There were two races for the Valley Local School Board in the race for a full term there were two seats open with four candidates running. Voters chose Matt Perkins with 519 votes and Chuck Turner with 498 votes.


In the race to fill an unexpired term on the Valley Local School District Board David Flowers was elected with 817 votes.


In the race for the Washington Nile Local School District there were two seats open with four candidates running. Voters chose Julie Essman with 774 votes and Craig Hazelbaker with 895 votes.


In the race for the Wheelersburg Local School District there were three seats open with four candidates running. Voters chose Donna Cunningham with 775 votes, Jonathan Eaton with 792 votes and Matt Miller with 1057 votes.


A levy for current expenses in the village of New Boston passed with 182 votes for the levy and 53 against the levy.


Voters in Otway Village voted in favor of a fire protection levy 15 votes for the levy and 11 against the levy.


A levy in Rarden for roads passed 98 votes for the and 84 against. Voters in Rarden also approved a levy for fire protection 114 votes for the levy and 70 against.


In Brush Creek Township voters were asked to consider supporting two levies dealing with their Fire Department. Voters approved the 1.4 levy 206 votes for the levy and 92 against the levy. Voters approved the 1.6 levy 171 votes for the levy and 117 against the levy.


In Green Township voters were asked to consider supporting two levies concerning emergency medical services. Voters approved the one mil levy 429 votes for the levy and 408 against the levy. Voters defeated a four mil levy 356 for the levy and 472 against the levy.


The voters in Harrison Township were asked for support with two levies concerning fire protection and roads. Voter approved the fire protection levy 408 votes for the levy and 134 votes against the levy. Voters also approved the levy for roads 382 votes for the levy and 164 votes against the levy.


Jefferson Township had one levy on the ballot concerning roads and bridges.


Voters approved the levy 322 votes for the levy and 137 against the levy.


Madison Township had one levy that will appear on the ballot concerning fire protection. Voters approved the levy 624 votes for the levy and 237 against the levy.


Nile Township had three issues two for fire protection and one for emergency medical services. Voters approved the EMS levy 397 votes for the levy and 135 against the levy. Voters approved the fire equipment levy 405 votes for the levy and 122 votes against the levy. Voters approved the fire protection levy 401 votes for the levy and 128 against the levy.


Porter Township had two issues on the ballot dealing with emergency medical services and roads and bridges. Voters approved the EMS levy 1,286 votes for the levy and 256 votes against the levy.


Voters approved the roads and bridges levy 1,266 votes for the levy and 278 against the levy.


Two issues faced voters in Union Township; the issues are for fire and emergency medical services. Voters approved the EMS levy 232 votes for the levy and 206 against the levy. Voters also approved at fire protection levy 278 votes for the levy and 161 votes against the levy.


Residents in Valley Township faced one levy concerning streets, roads and bridges. Voters approved the roads levy 379 votes for the levy and 159 against the levy.


In Vernon Township voters were asked to consider supporting two levies concerning emergency medical services and fire protection. Voters approved the EMS levy 367 votes for the levy and 136 against the levy. Votes also approved the fire protection levy 376 votes for the levy and 136 against the levy.


In Washington Township voters were asked to consider supporting a levy concerning vehicles uses for emergency medical services. Voters approved the roads levy with 550 votes for the levy and 472 votes against the levy.


When it comes to liquor options voters in Porter A turned down a measure proposed by BB Mobile.


Speedway in Valley Township was also turned down by voters on two proposed liquor options.


The residents of Valley B also turned down three measures that would have allowed for beer, mixed beverages and Sunday sales.


In Portsmouth voters were asked to consider supporting to charter amendments.


Voters approved the charter salaries measure with 811 votes for the change and 756 against. Voters also approved a charter manager responsibilities measure with 898 votes for the measure and 502 against.


The recount has been schedule by the board of elections on Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Scioto County Board of Elections Offices in the Scioto County Court House.


For more information about the issues on the ballot visit the Scioto County Board of Elections at, www.electionsonthe.net/oh/scioto.


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-1151, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.

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